Year 1

Memory Lane Topic – Autumn

Can you remember being small? Being a baby learning to crawl? Can you remember your favourite toy?

During our topic we will look back events that have taken place, look at how events over time have changed and think of what is special to us and create a memory box.

We will be looking at the history of toys, holidays, travel etc and comparing it with how it differs to today. To enthuse our learning, we will be taking a trip to Sudbury Hall Museum where we will get to focus on the change in toys over different periods of time. Our topic Memory Lane links well with our focus on materials in Science as we will look at the use of materials to make toys and how the materials have changed over time to make certain toys.

Real Life Super heroes – Spring Term

During the spring term, we will be looking at how the work of Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell has influenced us today. To immerse our learning, we will take part in a workshop with ‘Fresh Water Theatre Company’ who will help us understand the life of Florence and the work she did through drama and role play.

We will investigate and research the significant individual’s lives, discover the work they did and how it’s impacted on us today. We will compare their work to help us create an information text.

We will study the work of Roy Lichtenstein to create our own self portrait and explore how lanterns and lighting has changed over time and make our own lanterns.