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Cross Farm Infant School is part of The Kite Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 09785186. The registered office is at Lakeside primary School, Alphington Avenue, Frimley, Surrey GU16 8LL.
A PLACE WHERE LEARNING MAKES SENSE!
At Cross Farm we value the contribution children can make to the planning process. The plans for the half terms across the year represent starting points for staff and the children to make a Learning Map from. Each topic will change shape according to the interests of the children and their teachers. Motivation is so important in learning, we try to harness enthusiasm when we inspire it.
Staff ensure curriculum coverage by making adjustments across the year and through liaising with the year team below and above.
Music, RE, PSE and Maths are taught in separate blocks of lessons across the year. They feature in these plans as natural links we can harness. It is imperative for us that learning makes sense to children; we are not slaves to the plan at Cross Farm!
Faces/portraits in Art. Features, variety, similarity, skin colour, heritage, multi-
Eventual focus drawn to age, what do older faces look like? Where could we go to look? Letter to ask if children can visit local OAP centre/home.
SMSC Literacy Computing
Focus on timelines. Do personal timelines. Make a class timeline. Interview people in school e.g. Caretaker…changes in a lifetime. Look at appropriate You Tube clips of older people talking about age. Look at their faces, listen to their wisdom.
History Literacy SMSC
When contact has been made with a venue…write to say you would like to put on a Harvest show for them. It will have singing and dance in it and the children will be making Art work for the Home. Provide a questionnaire that the children devise…what do we want to know? (Can we go there? Would they like to come to us? What sandwiches/cookies would they like us to make?) Short focus on seeds and growth by growing cress for sandwiches. What kind of plants do we have around our school…compare with the OAP home. Continue correspondence…see if we can do skype with them?
Geography Science Literacy SMSC Computing Art British Traditions
Look at Frimley on aerial map & Google earth. Find the school and the Home, make a map of the journey we will take. Discuss features of Maps…cities, towns, villages, what is the difference? Motorways, A/B roads, lanes, avenues, cul-
Geography Computing Maths (directions) Literacy SMSC
Prepare food, show, costumes, props, musical accompaniment, invitations, RSVP, rehearse and perform. Potential for making instruments to play. Y1 Orchestra? Chants and rhymes to perform. Write a prayer for end the Harvest Show.
Literacy Music PE SMSC British Traditions RE Art
Maths: Key Topics
Addition and Subtraction, Odds and Evens, Ordering Numbers, Counting within 150, Numeral formation, Early coordinates, Positional language.
Visit by a Baker to talk about baking. Where do cake ingredients come from? Flour, raisins, glace cherries, sugar, eggs etc. BeeBot routes for cake recipe. Eventually every child will bake a Christmas cake. They will design and make figures and wrapping to decorate it. Constant focus on where ingredients have come from. Little label booklet explaining recipe and where ingredients came from. Instruction writing for making a cake. The cakes will be given to parents. Opportunity to look at Using and applying in Science by experimenting with icing sugar. Opportunity to revisit healthy eating, by discussing sugar in our diets. Looking at food labels and explaining ingredients. Short focus on food hygiene and using equipment safely.
Literacy British Life SMSC Geography Computing DT Art Science RE Maths
Maths focus on weighing, measuring, money, pricing, shopping, bar charts, tallying, 3D shape…design cake box. Map of journey to shop to buy ingredients. Online buying of DT resources for decoration, children involved.
Maths DT Literacy
Short burst about Great Fire of London. Bakery in Pudding Lane, story of the fire.
History Geography British Traditions SMSC Literacy Art
Involving children in writing and design of the Year 1 Christmas show. Focus on Cakes which are special to people around the world. Research on computers, asking at home. Building the project depending on countries that the children show interest in. Light touch on why Christmas is important for Christians. Song, poem, rhyme, rap choices. Music choices, Costume and casting, invitations (revisit), RSVPs. Writing a Christmas prayer.
Literacy Drama Music PE Computing RE SMSC ART DT
Extra ideas: make an apron for Teddy…materials. Colour mixing using icing, name writing in icing. Instructional writing, Non chronological report after baker's visit. Design and decorate cakes for Christmas Fair.
Science Literacy SMSC British Traditions
Maths: Key Topics Addition and Subtraction, Shape and Space, Data handling, Money
Visits to Brooklands and Warren's Garage in Frimley. Living Vehicle Museum in playground. Considering questions to ask on the visits…what would we like to find out? Sketching bicycles, photocopying and using copy to explore collage. Painting vehicles and describing them. Designing crazy vehicles. Google images of crazy cars to describe. Construction kit vehicle making. Designing, constructing and evaluating vehicle models.
Geography History Literacy Art DT Computing SMSC
Add vehicle history to class timeline. Look at Sam Cody's life. (local historical aviator legend). Look at famous Navigators and intrepid pioneers in Transport. Possibly discuss Titanic story. Look at using everyday materials to explore boat making and predict outcomes and test ideas. Retry using new knowledge and understanding.
History British Life Science DT Literacy Computing
Look at Maps (features) …identify roads (building on prior learning), airports, harbours, train stations. Possibly go on a bus journey to Camberley and back. Opportunity for Report writing and class book "Our trip to Camberley".
Maths opportunities for coordinates, directions, left and right, problem solving, tallying and data collection. Using Writing algorithms to move BeeBots, pausing, reflecting and rewriting.
Geography SMSC Literacy Maths Computing
Look at vehicles in art…be inspired to emulate your favourite, possibly write a review. Use a painting to stimulate story writing. Label pictures of vehicles the children are most interested in. Gather poems and songs linked to Vehicles and journeys and learn a few a week off by heart. Choose the longest possible to learn by heart to perform for Grandparents' Day.
Art Literacy Music Drama SMSC
Maths: Key Topics
Direction, problem solving, strategies for adding and subtracting, early look at division and sharing, O'clock and half past, counting skills
Paws, Claws and Wings
Trip to Bird World. Possible "Pets in at story time week". Design a carrier for a pet. Recommendations for looking after a pet.
Animal classification…focus on Birds, Mammals and Reptiles. Compare and contrast features. Life cycles, habitats, food chains. Link with labelling body parts of humans and animals. WWF work. Week focus on revisiting our pond area to look at animal life at Frimley…What lives here? Why? Geographical understanding of Continents and where different kinds of birds, reptiles and mammals live. Heat of the Equator etc. Lots of opportunities for non-
Literacy Geography SMSC Science Art Computing
Paintings, collages, 3D models of favourite animals. Setting up a bird table/hatching boxes. Using musical instruments to represent animals-
Art DT Music PE Drama Literacy SMSC
Use of Computers for research, beebots to show how an animal might move to get its lunch, tally charts, bar charts, Venn diagrams, number labelling of sets, flow charts and using programmes like Purple mash to extend learning.
Maths Computing Literacy
Possible sideline project on dinosaurs… bones, fossils, how do we know about the past? Additions for class timeline. Fossil hunters, especially focus on Mary Anning and Gilbert White. Close proximity to Jurassic Coastline.
History Geography Art SMSC Literacy British Life
Leading up to Easter Holiday… generating ideas for home learning project creating an artefact for our Spring Museum. Setting up the classroom, labelling and being "guides" for our visitors.
SMSC Art DT Literacy Computing
Maths: Key Topics
Early look at multiplication, Addition and subtraction, learning number bonds off by heart, odds and evens, early look at fractions, data handling
Seeds, Stems and Leaves
Trip to Kew Gardens/Frimley Lodge. What is a seed? Life cycle of plants (link to prior learning about life cycles of animals). Naming plant parts, flowers, trees. Plant class gardens. Keep seed diaries of broad beans in jars. Explain how vegetation supports animal life…we are all connected. Add building of Kew Gardens to class timeline. Learn a bit about it's history and links to Kings and Queens.
Science Literacy History British Culture SMSC
Learn about the plant life around our school. Adopt a tree and begin the School Tree Book. How can we improve the school grounds? Caring for our plants. Donate a plant… Y1s go around each class in school and ask them to bring plants in explaining why. Using magnifying glasses and gathering observations.
Science Geography SMSC Literacy
Close Observational Drawing inspired by flowers/fruit/vegetables in Art. Using magnifying glasses, observe, sketch, photocopy, trace image onto cloth, embroider flower onto cloth, embellish with collage materials, attach a back and wad.
Art Science Literacy SMSC
Think about plants that give us food…where does it come from (revisit learning). Fair Trade discussion. Cooking with rice and flour and chocolate…all crops. Taking care of our world. Refer back to Harvest, RE links.
SMSC Geography Science RE Philosophy
Use of computers to find images, look at colour through plant colour, problem solving with seeds and packets, music and music making inspired by colour, plants, growth. Poems, songs and rhymes about plants and growth and the environment. Britain's history and importance in Botanical Science and Art. How does climate affect plants? Where does fruit come from…what fruit and vegetables grow in our country?
Computing Art Music PE British Culture Geography Science SMSC Literacy Maths
Maths: Key Topics
Number bonds, early work on Tens and Units (place value), measures, standard and non-
Where are we?
Google Earth. Visitors from the Community who are experts in our location. Eye-
Geography Literacy SMSC Art History British Life RE
Globes, atlases, maps, directions, coordinates, keys and symbols. Where is Frimley in the world? UK is 4 countries key vocab= Island, Europe, English Channel. Nearest countries, farthest. Capital City. Beebots and computer programmes, creating algorithms.
Geography Computing Literacy
Materials in our environment. Bricks, concrete, glass, metal…what are their properties? Tessellation, diagonal, horizontal, vertical lines and symmetry in the environment. Soil samples from our gardens…are they all the same? How does this link to conditions of life for plants? (Link to previous learning)
Science Geography Maths Literacy
DT models of houses at home…Display with labels and invite rest of school to come and see. Buildings in paintings, local artists work, visiting local amateur artists to paint for the children.
ART DT Literacy SMSC
Music made in Frimley. Performance for Parents. Feature traditional music from UK and Ghana…compare and contrast.
Music Geography SMSC Literacy
Use Art packages on computers to design house you would like to live in. Possibly look at wallpaper and it's history. Pattern continuation from William Morris designs. Photos of school from different perspectives…where is this?
Art Computing Literacy History British Life
Maths: Key Topics