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Welcome to Easterside Academy

"Giving the Chance to Shine"

Year 1/2

Long Term Curriculum Map Cycle 1 (2018 – 2019)

Long Term Curriculum Map Cycle 1

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

ILP (Imaginative Learning Project) Dinosaur Planet Bright lights & big city Muck, mess and mixtures Wriggle and crawl Towers, tunnels and turrets Beachcombers
Focus (Subject) History Geography Art & Design Science D & T Science
Memorable Experience Dinosaur footprints outside – chrn to investigate Visit from the Queen Messy session outside


A mini beast hunt


Have a battle on the school field  and rescue a princess Beachcombing in sandpit.

Set up rock pool in class.

Visits Hancock Museum Danby Lodge North York Moors Butterfly World Raby Castle
Outdoor Learning Fossil hunt and archaeologist dig for bones Community walk, position and direction (in the school grounds) All lesson outside All lessons outside Den building


Sand building
Innovate Stage Create a Dinosaur Museum Plan a trip in London for Marley the Meerkat Open an Art Gallery Make a micro habitat – Tees Valley Wild Life Make a fortress Create a new and exciting sea creature that could live in a rock pool


Long Term Curriculum Map Cycle 2 (2019 – 2020)

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

ILP (Imaginative Learning Project) Superheroes Splendid Skies Moon Zoom Street Detectives The Enchanted Woodland Land Ahoy!
Focus (Subject) PE Science D&T History Science Geography
Memorable Experience Superhero hunt and visit. Visit to Stewart Park Rocket/Space Ship crashed on school field



Local community


Invite elderly people into school to explain and discuss how homes have changed from what they were

Fairy Dell

Fairy Habitat

Fairy Door

Stewart Park – Captain Cook Museum
Visits Visited by real life superhero (fireman/police) Stuart Park

Local area walks

Life Centre Local community Fairy Dell


Hartlepool museum

The Endeavour

Outdoor Learning Outdoor hunt (looking for superheroes) Measuring shadows outside.

Make season trees using real branches from real trees and mounting them onto Plaster of Paris.

Sensory walks.

Making and flying kites.

Set up a mini solar system on the playground/field.


Practise giving directions to a partner in the school grounds.

Walks around the estate, using a map to follow our route.

Make different landscapes outdoors using soil, sand, leave, stones etc to represent what can be seen from an aerial image.

Fairy homes


Circuits (light up habitat)

Map skills


Floating and sinking

Search for hidden treasure found outside.

Make a treasure map – explore outdoors to see what features to include.

Innovate Stage Dr Slime visits the school and leaves a trail. Send a balloon on a planned journey. Plan the best place to launch it from, predict what will happen to it, write a postcard for the finder of the balloon, take photos on the launch day and display them with labels and captions. How to change our local area for the better. Make a Great Big Plan. Add in new street names, a statue of a local hero, new places to play, new shops etc.

Invite parents and visitors in to view the Great Big Plan.

Dress up as pirates, follow a map and clues to find hidden treasure (hidden by Captain Longbeard), meet Captain Longbeard and tell him what we are going to do with his treasure – plan what we are going to say beforehand.

Latest News

Annual Parent Questionnaires

Thank you all for taking the time to complete our annual parent questionnaire. Your feedback is important to us and enables us to constantly look for ways to improve the
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KS1 Open Morning – Easter Egg Fun!

On the 3rd April we welcomed lots of Key Stage 1 parents and family members into school for a special ‘Easter Egg Decorating’ open morning.

We had over 40 people
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Upcoming Events

PD Day
Sep 2 all-day

No children in school.

PD day
Sep 3 all-day

No children in school.

Autumn Term Begins
Sep 4 all-day

Children are back in school.

PD Day
Sep 20 all-day

No children in school on this day.

Break Up – Autumn Half Term
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Children are on half term next week.

Back at School – 2nd Half Autumn Term
Nov 4 all-day

Children are back in school.

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