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Year 1

Curriculum Information

Termly Topics
Autumn Spring Summer
Toys Rainforest Seaside
Autumn Term 2017-18 Subject Overview



Starting with the book ‘Toys in Space’ we will learn to retell and sequence a story looking at what happens at the start, middle and end of a familiar text.


We will then go onto the well known ‘Old Bear ‘series by Jane Hissey. With ‘Old Bear’ as a stimulus, we will be sequencing, describing characters and eventually writing our own version of the ‘Lost Trousers’ story. These tales link with our topic and will also link with history and materials in Science. We are also excited to start our phonics lessons which will be interactive, fun and will build on what the children have learnt in foundation.


We will be making sure we can count forwards and backwards across 100 and learning to read and write these numbers too. Once this is secure we will be counting one more and one less than a given number and counting in twos and tens using floor tiles to jump on the next number in the sequence. To link with our Science, we will be making sure we can recognize language relating to days, months and years.


Nearing Christmas we will be having fun comparing size, length and height and also time.


Our topic for this term is materials. We will be learning to recogise and name everyday materials including wood, plastic, metal, glass, water and rock. Children will then design, build and test a house for the three little pigs. As the seasons change we will be making a weather station and learn to take readings to compare the changes from Autumn to Winter.


In the weeks before Christmas we will be learning about our senses and exploring the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the festive period.


In computing we will be learning the important firsts steps such as logging on and off our own chrome book. We will then go on to develop our word processing skills.

Design Technology

We will be designing, making and evaluating a PRIDE lion developing our cutting, sticking and evaluation skills.


As the main theme of our topic history will encompass a lot of our learning this term. We will focus on the history of the Teddy bear, learn games from the past which will include a visit from Mrs McIntosh’s Gran. We will compare childrens’ TV programs from the 1960’s (Mrs Ironside’s childhood), the 1980’s (Mrs McIntosh’s childhood) and the current day. We will also learn about Queen Victoria and the toys children with during that era.

Religious Education

In RE we will be focusing on Christianity and exploring their belief, how they worship and we are also hoping to visit an unconventional place of worship.


PSHE and circle times this term will focus on the topics ‘Myself and my relationships’ which include how we are special and how to get along with other people.


Indoor sessions focus this term on athletics. Outdoor sessions focus on the skill of throwing and catching and we will be taught by an outside PE coach.