Living in the Wider World
Through this topic, children begin by developing a solid understanding of what rules are. They explore the meaning of caring and how to apply this to caring for other people and also caring for the environment. This topic is further explored through media literacy whereby pupils explore using the internet and a range of different devices and how these are used for communicating online. Children also learn the importance of using these medias safely. Children then go on to explore the wider world through money and work, they evaluate their strengths and interests and learn about different jobs in the community.
Health and Wellbeing
In Year 1, children explore the meaning of keeping healthy and how the food we eat and exercise we do contributes to this. Pupils revisit the key learning surrounding hygiene from Reception and develop this by exploring different hygiene routines. Children also explore sun safety and protecting our bodies in sunny weather. Children then go on to develop their understanding of their self, recognising what makes them unique and special. They explore managing different feelings, particularly feelings felt when something goes wrong and how to deal with that. Finally, pupils delve more into safety, exploring how rules and age restrictions help to protect us, and more specifically online safety.