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Year 1

In Year 1 we continue to provide children with a broad and balanced curriculum that allows for creative thinking and the development of independent skills. We aim to teach this through a range of fun and exciting activities which underpin the learning of the key skills across the curriculum. 

Year 1 Curriculum

Below is the curriculum for Year 1. This has been broken down by subjects and then by half-terms:

Summer Half-Term 1:


Year Group Information

Class 1D

Teacher & Year Group Lead: Mr Dowd 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Shrouder  

PE/Field: Thursday & Friday

Music: Thursday (am) 


Class 1IK

Teachers: Miss Keeley & Miss Iddon 

Teaching Assistant:                                           

PE/Field: Thursday & Friday

Music: Thursday (am) 

Class 1C

Teacher: Mrs Crookes 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Gavan

PE/Field: Thursday & Friday

Music: Thursday (am) 


Class 1L

Teacher: Mr Lomax

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Pursall

PE/Field: Thursday & Friday

Music: Thursday (am) 


This Is Me! (Autumn 1) 

Quality Text: What Makes Me a Me?

To start off the new academic year, the children will familiarise themselves with the human body and become experts in naming the different body parts. In History, the children explore their family trees before beginning to compare their favourite toys and hobbies against those of their parents/guardians.  In out PSHE lessons, we also delve into the different emotions that we all experience and begin to identify times we may feel that way. 

You Can't Catch Me! (Autumn 2)

Quality Text: The Gingerbread Man

During the second half of the Autumn term we follow the topic 'You Can't Catch Me!' During this topic we look at human and physical features, we identify seasonal and daily weather patterns, we study 'The Great Fire of London' and we learn about the work of Seurat and  in particular, 'Pointillism.'  We also identify and label the basic parts of the human body.

On Safari! (Spring 1)

Quality text: Giraffes Can't Dance!

The theme 'On Safari 'takes us through the jungle, as the children explore the different types of animals from around the world. We look at the human and physical features of the UK and compare and contrast these to a non-European country.  (Africa) We also use maps, atlases and globes to identify the UK  as well as some other countries. In D.T. we design, make and evaluate sock puppets and in Science we look at carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, as well as mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds.

Around the World in 30 days (Spring 2)

Quality Text: Emma Jane's Aeroplane! 

To start off the Spring Term, the children will explore countries around the world, while we compare and contrast the different countries and identify them on a map. The children will learn all about the 'Wright' brothers and learn all about the first aeroplane flight.  In Science our focus will be materials and their properties and we will continue looking at the changes in seasonal weather.

Shhh..Don't wake the Giant! (Summer 1)

Quality Text: Jack and the Beanstalk

During this term, the children learn about Jack and the Beanstalk.  The children use their creative skills in various ways throughout this theme and learn to identify different plants and trees.  We will also focus on compass directions and directional language.  In D.T. we will design and make Jack's beanstalk!

Out of this World! (Summer 2)

Quality Text:The Way Back Home

To begin the Summer Term we will be looking at all things Space!  We will study Neil Armstrong and the history of space travel.  In Art, we will learn about the work of Jackson Pollock and in Science we will look at light sources and compare and contrast day and night.  In DT we will design and make space rockets!


Home Tasks 

In Year 1, we expect children to read at home with an adult most nights or whenever possible and for this to be recorded in their reading diaries. Reading books will be changed frequently. 

We aim to provide children with a range of homework activities to prepare for or consolidate their classroom learning.  Homework will be given out on Thursday to be finished by the following Tuesday unless otherwise instructed. 

curriculum Links 


Home Learning (7/09/21) 

Good Morning Year 1! 

We are so sorry we can't all be in school together today, but unfortunately we have to wait a little while longer to make sure school is safe! While you are at home today, we would like it if you can complete 3 tasks for us...

1 x Maths - Counting to 10 
1 x Phonics - I Spy and Read 
1 x English/History - Speaking & Listening task. 

(We have also uploaded the activities on to Tapestry as well!)

Have a lovely day! Try your best and hopefully we will see you again tomorrow! 

Mr Dowd, Mrs Crookes, Mr Lomax, Miss Keeley and Miss Iddon