Year 1 3L (Miss Parker) and 3P (Mrs Pullen and Mr Kirshaw)




  • Knowledge of a range of transport.

  • An understanding of how transport has changed over time.

  • Knowledge of significant events in transport during their life time (Tim Peaks)

  • An understanding of the passing of time.

  • Knowledge of everyday materials.

  • Basic scientific vocabulary relating to materials.


We are going to be reading, retelling and writing labels and an instructions.


During our English lessons we are going to be learning about:


  • Mr Grumpy’s Outing (wishing tale?), Mrs Armitage on Wheels, Whatever Next, Lost and Found

  • writing questions that they would ask an alien or spaceman about space travel.

  • transport non-fiction/ factual writing

  • writing instructions on how to make a junk model vehicle.

  • writing a shopping list about picnic, instructions on how to make a picnic/cakes/sandwiches etc.

  • identifying features of instructions

  • We will be learning about adjectives, nouns and verbs and children will use these to create a spine poem about themselves

  • Creative journal writing


We are going to be:

  • sequencing sentences to form short narratives,

  • re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense;

  • discussing what they have written with the teacher or other pupils;

  • reading their writing aloud, clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher;

  • developing their understanding of,,,leaving spaces between words;


  • Name the letters of the alphabet in order.

  • Spell words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught

  • Write from memory, simple sentences dictated from the teacher that include words that include the GPC’s and common exception words taught so far



  • Sit correctly at table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly;

  • begin to form lower case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place; form capital letters.



  • ​writing sentences by: saying out loud what they are going to write about;

  • composing a sentence orally before writing it;


Vocab, Grammar and Punctuation:

  • joining words and joining clauses using ‘and’; beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, using question marks or exclamation marks;

  • using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’;




We are going to be learning how to:


  • conduct a traffic survey and collect data

  • create different types of graphs etc.

  • Measure the distance travelled by a toy car down some guttering

  • time wheeled toyas they complete laps around the playground

  • measure and begin to record the following: lengths and heights, time (hours, minutes, seconds);

  • solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction,

  • use concrete objects and pictorial representations;

  • sequence events in chronological order using language [for example, before and after, next, first.

  • recognise and use language relating to dates ,including days of the week, weeks, months and years



We are learning about everyday materials.


We will be:

  • exploring different types of materials that are used to make different types of transport and why.

  • discover materials that float and sink.

  • applying our learning to finding the best materials to make a new form of transport for Mr Gumpy.

 We are learning to:

  • distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made;

  • identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock;

  • describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials;

  • compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.



We are learning to:

  • use our voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes;

  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically;

  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music;

  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music.



We are learning to:

  • Using 2 simple programs to design transport, programming through BeeBots.

  • Learn how to use the internet safely: zip it, lock it, flag it.


We are learning about:

  • transport of the past and how it has changed over time.

  • new/ old transport,

  • how one type of transport has changed over time,

  • a recent space travel of British astronaut,

  • past space travel including Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon, invention of the first car (Karl Benz) and

  • how cars have changed over time,

  • first aeroplane flight.


We are learning about: 

  • our local area, roads and traffic issues and pollution.


We are going to be:


  • identifying different types of transport in the local area,

  • identifying road markings and signs.










We will be:


  • experiencing a sense of enjoyment about learning about the transportation they have used, what did their parents use? What was used in the past?

  • considering ways to reduce transport usage in our local environment

  • identifying that we need to use transport for different purposes and different needs.

  • discussing British Values in our society.


Art & Design


Year one will be learning about how to make and design a cardboard rocket. They will be learning skills required for design and technology such as designing an item that is purposeful and appealing and learning to use scissors effectively to cut straight and curved lines. They will also learn to shape and join two pieces of card together.  


Prior knowledge: Junk modelling in foundation stage.


Generating Ideas: Explore objects and designs to identify likes and dislikes of the designs. Draw designs in sketchbooks, alter their designs as the design process continues. 


Design: The children will learn to design purposeful, and appealing cardboard model rocket for themselves to play with based on design criteria. They will generate, develop, and communicate their ideas through talking and drawing.  


Make: The children will be using scissors to cut straight and curved lines on a pre-drawn line. They will learn to perform practical tasks such as cutting, shaping, joining and finishing.


Evaluate: Explore and evaluate a range of existing products. Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria. Explore how products have been created.


Construction: Use materials to practise drilling, screwing, gluing and nailing materials to make and strengthen products.


Maths: Two dimensional and three dimensional shape, measuring to the nearest centimetre.     


History: history of aircraft and including hot air balloons, aeroplanes, helicopters and space travel.



We will e learning to: 

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching,

  • developing balance, agility and co-ordination,

  • to apply these skills in a range of activities;

  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending;

  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

In all areas of physical health and well being we will be exploring movement and linking this to our Science learning.

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