Maritime Academy Trust

Maritime is a charitable education trust with schools across London and the South East.

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Year 1

Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Summer Term Topic - The Enchanted Woodland

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise!

For this final term, the children will observe wildlife, collect natural objects and take beautiful pictures of the things they see. The children will write about their experiences in nature and learn all about trees. They shall use information books to investigate woodland creatures and make mini-books of their own. Throughout the project, the children will find out how to recognise different plants and animals and create detailed, observational drawings of them. The tale of Hansel and Gretel will inspire the children to write their own stories with a woodland theme. They shall build miniature dens, create woodland works of art and construct mini-woodlands from twigs, sticks, pine cones and leaves.

Knowledge Organisers

Each of our termly topics has a knowledge organiser. These are created to support our curriculum projects. They set out the key facts and information that children need to use and remember as they progress across the curriculum. Each knowledge organiser includes:

• Essential facts about the topic, laid out in easily digestible chunks.
• Key vocabulary, technical terms and their meanings.
• Ambitious levels of literacy including a topic glossary.
• High-quality images including maps, diagrams and photographs.
• Timelines and significant dates where appropriate.
• Famous quotations, if relevant.

The Enchanted Woodland - Knowledge Organiser

Word Mats

We also have word mats which complement the knowledge organisers. These contain vocabulary which links directly to the current topic. This vocabulary is regularly referred to during lessons, which we also encourage the children to use during discussions and in their writing.

The Enchanted Woodland - Word Mat

The Enchanted Woodland - Glossary

The Enchanted Woodland - Fun Facts

Topic Based Homework

In addition to the online learning apps, such as Times Table Rockstars and IXL, the school offers some additional optional topic based homework. 

The Enchanted Woodland - Home Learning Activities

Curriculum Map

The Curriculum Map which gives you an overview of what the children will be learning throughout this year in Year 1.

Year 1 Curriculum Map