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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.




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!

Year 1 Autumn 1

The Invitation

Face Focus

Faces/portraits in Art. Features, variety, similarity, skin colour, heritage, multi-cultural British Society, our school faces. Gallery of faces. Maths links with tallying, bar charts, hair/eye colour and questions, measuring height and displaying…is oldest child the tallest etc

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-de-sac…what do all these things mean?

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.

Year 1 Autumn 2

The Cake

-Christmas Cake traditions around the World

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

Year 1 Spring 1


- Vehicles and Poetry

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

Year 1 Spring 2

Paws, Claws and Wings

-All about Animals

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-fiction work in Literacy.

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- their movement and their "scariness". Dance, Drama and movement inspired by animal movement and behaviour.

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

Year 1 Summer 1

Seeds, Stems and Leaves

-All about Plants

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-standard, beginning to look at arrays and multiplication

Year 1 Summer 2

Where are we?

- Cross Farm, Gresham Way, Frimley Green, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 6LZ

Google Earth. Visitors from the Community who are experts in our location. Eye-witness accounts. What questions do we want to ask? What do we want to learn? Physical features of Frimley, Human features of Frimley. What kind of houses do we live in? Visit and sketch local buildings of interest. Visit St Andrews Church. Groups of children could visit different buildings and present their findings to each other through film, photos, drawings and writing. What kind of houses do we have…what do you live in? Compare and Contrast with Ghananian School context.

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

+ - x division, number bonds, odds and evens, place value, ordering numbers to 200, numeral formation, 2 and 3D shapes

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