FS2 Year 1

Year: FS2/Year 1

Main Theme: Inventors and Inventions (Art and D&T, History and Science)

End of Theme Project: To create our own intentions.

Intent: What wider skills do we want the children to have developed by the end of this theme, supporting future learning and life skills?

  • Problem solving
  • Working as part of a team
  • Reasoning
  • Ability to change things when it isn't going to plan
  • Information gathering
  • Making links
  • Confidence
  • Concentration
  • Resilience

Intent: Outline the factual/topical areas that will be covered, enhancing the development of knowledge and cultural capital?

  • Art and Design –
    Explore different methods and materials as ideas develop.
    Use a combination of materials that are cut, torn and glued.
    Use a wide range of tools to create different textures, lines, tones, colours and shapes.
  • Design and Technology –
    Cut materials safely using tools provided.
    Measure and mark out to the nearest centimetre.
    Demonstrate a range of cutting and shaping techniques (such as tearing, cutting, folding and curling).
    Explore how products have been created.
  • Geography
    Ask and answer geographical questions (such as: What is this place like? Where did the inventor live? What is the weather like in this place?).
  • History
    Observe or handle evidence to ask questions and find answers to questions about the past.
    Ask questions such as: What was it like for people? What happened? How long ago?
    Use artefacts, pictures, stories, online sources and databases to find out about the past.
    Identify some of the different ways the past has been represented.
    Use words and phrases such as: a long time ago, recently, when my parents/carers were children, years, decades and centuries to describe the passing of time.
  • Science
    Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.
    Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock. Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.

Intent: What opportunities will there be to develop literacy and numeracy skills?

  • Children to write instructions on how to make their invention.
  • Writing a list of equipment/materials we will need to make our inventions.
  • Fact file of a particular invention.
  • Persuasive text on why we should buy their inventions.

Intent: Cross-Curricular links: Which curriculum areas will be covered during this theme, developing cross-curriculum knowledge and skills?

  • Geography
  • Art
  • Design and Technology
  • Science
  • History

Impact: What opportunities will be provided to assess the development of knowledge and skills?

  • Explanation of where in the world the inventions come from and what the weather is like (as we covered in previous term)
  • Describing what materials we should use and why.

Impact: What specific areas of knowledge/skills will be developed during this theme, which will be assessed at different times by the teacher and by the pupil?

Subject Knowledge/Skill Curriculum Areas covered
I can explore different methods and materials as ideas develop. Art
I can use a combination of materials that are cut, torn and glued. Art
I can use a wide range of tools to create different textures, lines, tones, colours and shapes Art
I can cut materials safely using tools provided. Design and Technology
I can measure and mark out to the nearest centimetre. Design and Technology
I can demonstrate a range of cutting and shaping techniques (such as tearing, cutting, folding and curling). Design and Technology, Writing
I can explore how products have been created. Design and Technology
I can ask geographical questions about the inventors and where they lived Geography, Speaking and Listening
I can observe or handle evidence to ask questions and find answers to questions about the past. History, Reading
I can ask questions such as: What was it like for people? What happened? How long ago? History
I can use artefacts, pictures, stories, online sources and databases to find out about the past. History
I can identify some of the different ways the past has been represented. History
I can use words and phrases such as: a long time ago, recently, when my parents/carers were children, years, decades and centuries to describe the passing of time. History
I can distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. Science
I can identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock. Science, Speaking and Listening, Writing
I can distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. Science

Impact: What specific wider skills will be developed during this theme, which will be assessed at different times by the teacher and by the pupil?

Resilience
• I can learn from previous mistakes and not get upset about them.
• I can have a positive attitude.
Confidence
• I can talk to a group or the class about what I have done and why.
• I can share my opinions.
• I can help others when they need it.
Resourcefulness
• I can organise myself and the things I need when working on my own or in a group.
• I can talk with my friends so we can work together sensibly.
Reflectiveness
• I can think about what I can achieve in a lesson.
• I can have a positive attitude and behaviour.

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