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Year 1

Y1 Curriculum Projects

Autumn 1 2020 Curriculum Project

Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers. What’s your favourite animal? One that meows? One that barks? Or maybe one that scurries or slithers? From pets at home to animals in the zoo, let’s find out what animals like to eat and where they like to sleep. Do you know how to look after a rabbit? A cat? Or even a snake? Find out how the elephant got his trunk and how the rhinoceros got his leathery skin. Perhaps you know how the dog got his waggy tail? Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Who is a herbivore and who is a carnivore? When a gaggle of mysterious pets arrive at the local pet shop, it’s up to you to take care of them. Feed them, clean them and discover their daily needs. After all that work, curl up and take a cat nap.


Help your child prepare for their project

Animals are amazing! Why not take photos of a favourite pet together and describe their habits, likes and dislikes? You could also put bird food in the garden and visit a local park or nature reserve for a spot of bird watching. Make a note of their markings and features then use a simple spotting book or app to identify different species. Alternatively, visiting the local pet shop or petting zoo would allow you to observe a wide range of different animals.

Paws, Claws and Whiskers Curriculum Overview Grid

Paws, Claws and Whiskers English Half-Termly Overview Grid

Paws, Claws and Whiskers Curriculum Coverage Map

100 Things To Do Indoors

Useful websites

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/  using code UKTWINKLHELPS

http://www.wldps.com/gordons/  for maths games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/      for  maths games

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/andys-dinosaur-adventures    for topic information