Year 1/2

Under The Sea


In this unit, pupils will be exploring a range of activities around our oceans focusing mainly on stories that can be created.

 We will be reading, learning and reviewing a range of fictional fish stories. Developing our own stories and turning these into animations with the use of technology that we can then share. We will learn about the water cycle and oceans of the world and be able to find and locate the Tropics and Polar Regions. We will look at life under the ocean and habitats with a focus on the Great Barrier Reef.


We will be reading and learning a variety of stories about fish characters under the sea.

We will be planning and writing our own stories based on fish characters that we create.

The main emphasis for this half term will be bringing our stories alive using our Learn Pad (tablets) to create animations of our stories that we will then be sharing.

We will then write reviews and evaluations of our animations. 


Partition numbers into Tens and ones

Adding and subtracting and using these skills to solve missing number sums.

Using number lines and 100 squares to solve addition and subtraction sums.

Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.

Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20

Solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays.

Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity

Recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

Be able to recognise and tell the time to o’clock and half past.

Use time as a unit of measure of how long it takes to complete tasks.

Collecting and handling data.

Solve multiplication and division problems.

Measure and read scales for capacity.

On going key assessment focus:

  •          Counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s forwards and backward.
  •          Recall number bonds to 10.
  •          Count, read and write numbers 0-100.
  •          Saying 1 more and 1 less than any number.
  •          Saying 10 more and 10 less than any number.


We will learn about the water cycle and how important the sea is as a body of water.

We will label parts of a fish.

We will look at food chains for fish.

Exploring and carrying out experiments on floating and sinking.

Design and Technology

Design and make fish sculptures.

Art and Design

Draw and design fish characters.

Build fish out of LEGO.

Create and paint different fish.

Create an underwater scene. 

Geography and History

Explore and be able to name the oceans of the world.

Locate the Tropics and Polar Regions of the world.

Locate and explore the Great Barrier Reef. 


Using tablets to create short animation stories.


In PE we will be looking at team games and developing basic tactics as well as developing our skills of running, jumping, throwing and catching. Preparing and training for sports day.