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Year 1

Autumn 1

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Meet the fabulous superhero in this picture book from Sue Hendra: bestselling illustrator of Barry the Fish with Fingers and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell.

Meet Supertato! He’s always there for you when the chips are down. He’s the superhero with eyes everywhere—and he’s about to meet his arch nemesis.

Linked to the summer term transition day where potatoes were planted, the children harvest them and decide how they wish to cook them; will they be mashed, fried or chipped?!

 

The Hargraves, a kind but scrawny family, want their new baby to grow up big and strong. But the tiny tyke will hardly eat a thing.

One day, Mrs. Hargraves finds an avocado in the fruit bowl, and the infant gobbles it up. But then, the strangest things begin to happen as the baby develops superhuman strength. 

The children explore the look and feel of avocados with their peers. Once discussed in small groups, they prepare them for eating by peeling and chopping. The children finally have a taste by eating avocado on crackers!  Yum! 

 

Autumn 2

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The robbers of London town plan a desperate crime one Christmas Eve - to steal all the toys they can lay their hands on! Fortunately, the robbers meet their match in brave Officer Pugh who leaps into action and arrests the villains - all except Grandma Swagg who manages to get away.

The police tape is up - there's a crime scene in Year 1!!  The children step into the Phoenix Infant Academy police station to try and find out what's gone wrong.  Are you brave enough to have your fingerprints taken?! 

Non-Fiction: Instructions

(Making a sandwich)

 

 

The children have a selection of sandwiches to taste and compare.  Which one is their favourite?  Why?  They design and make their own in a variety of media, sharing with their peers across Year One.

Spring 1

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An inspirational story of a boy who loved the stars so much, he decided to catch one of his very own. The beautifully illustrated, original debut picture book from shining talent Oliver Jeffers.

It's time to reach for the stars!  The children are transported into the depths of outer space as the mobile planetarium visits school. 

 

Most people think that aliens come to our planet to make observations of earth, but what they actually want is our pants because they don’t have any on their planet! ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ is packed full of cheeky rhymes, wacky pants and crazy adventures. This silly story will have you screaming with laughter as you hang onto your pants to stop those naughty aliens from stealing them.

A variety of different pants have appeared in Year One!  Where have they come from and who do they belong to?  The children design their own underpants and make using a variety of different media. 

Spring 2

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Non-Fiction:

Poetry

 

 

A dinosaur egg has been hatched in the playground!  Following a morning excavating dinosaur fossils, the children have an encounter with a very special visitor from the Cretaceous period! 

When she falls into a mysterious pool and finds herself on a modern farm there are still problems. Finally she finds a safe place to hatch her babies, but how can she keep thirteen baby dinosaurs safe and secret?

 

To be decided.

Summer 1

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A princess hides in the forest home of seven friendly dwarves when her stepmother's jealousy of her beauty grows deadly.

To be decided.

 

"Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three." But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the family tree in time for Christmas?

 

To be decided.

Summer 2

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One night, Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper. That night, a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are.

To be decided.

 

From the rising star of children's picture books comes the magical tale of friendship and loneliness - a boy and a penguin.

 

To be decided.