Year 1 Scheme Overview
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The Year 1 Scheme Overview from Focus Education UK Ltd. outlines a structured plan for literacy and cross-curricular learning across three terms, each divided into two halves. In Autumn 1, children delve into 'The Bog Baby' by Jeanne Willis, exploring themes of animal identification, care for pets, and human anatomy within their science lessons. They engage with nursery rhymes and begin their reading journey with the core text alongside non-fiction books about animals and their habitats. The learning challenge for this period asks, "Why are humans not like Bog Babies?"

As the year progresses, students encounter a variety of core texts, including 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers in Autumn 2, 'Beegu' by Alexis Deacon in Spring 1, and 'Dogger' by Shirley Hughes in Spring 2. Each text is accompanied by themed poetry and non-fiction reading materials that tie into the curriculum links, such as geography's focus on the poles and equator, and science topics like material properties and plant structures. The learning challenges become more intriguing, posing questions like "Why can’t a penguin live in the desert?" and "Which birds and plants would Peter Rabbit find in our park?" The scheme culminates in Summer 2 with 'The Naughty Bus' by Jan and Jerry Oke, transport poems, and a historical and geographical exploration of local areas, encouraging students to consider the routes and changes in transportation with the question, "Where do and did the wheels of the bus go?"

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