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Year 1 - 1S (Mrs Shah) and 1C (Mrs Clarke)






  •  Knowledge of their own locality.

  • Knowledge of the seven continents and five oceans.

  • Human and physical features including city, village, farm etc.

  • Basic geographical vocabulary.

  • Simple map skills.

  • Comparisons of a contrasting non-European country (Kenya)



 We are learning to:

  • Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals;

  • Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores;

  • Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials



We are learning to:

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

  • play tuned and un-tuned 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 inter-related dimensions of music



We are learning to:

  • understand what algorithms are;

  • how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise commands




We are learning about: 

We are going to be:


  • name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans;

  • name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas;

  • understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country;

  • use basic geographical vocabulary; key human features;

  • use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.












We will be learning:


  • about change and loss and the associated feelings (including moving home, losing toys, pets or friends)

  • to recognise when people are being unkind either to them or others, how to respond, who to tell and what to say

  • to listen to other people and play and work cooperatively (including strategies to resolve simple arguments through negotiation)

  • that they belong to various groups and communities such as family and school



We are going to be reading, retelling and writing a journey story based on 'Handa's Surprise' and a non chronological report about Kenya.

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

  • Identify 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


  • 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.



  • Compose sentences orally before writing.


Vocab, Grammar and Punctuation:

  • Finger spaces, conjunctions, capital letters, exclamation marks and full stops




We are going to be learning how to:

  • describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns;

  • compare, describe and solve practical problems for mass/weight [for example, heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than]

  • Collecting, sorting and analysing data after favourite fruit​

Art & Design

African Art - Art and Design - printing. The children will be learning how to print. They will imagine they are designers for an African children’s clothes designer and have been asked to create a new design for a printed fabric to be made up into clothes for boys or girls.  They will look at African art and focus on clothing and the print designs used in traditional African dress. They will create a simple design based on geometric shape for their finished piece of work.

Prior knowledge: Fine motor skill activities in FS and Y1. Shape and pattern in numeracy.

Generating Ideas: The children will learn about African art and how this is different from other art. They will learn what a clothes designer is and how they work. The children will use their sketchbooks to explore ideas and collect visual information. They will look at traditional geometric shapes and patterns.

Making/Technique: The children will be learning to make a simple print using potatoes.  They will be repeating this but must also begin to show creativity in adding to the patter.

Knowledge: To know about African art and in particular clothes design, shape and pattern.


Evaluation: Have the opportunity to reflect upon their own work, and use comparisons with the work of others (pupils and artists) to identify how to improve.



We will e learning: 

  • To perform dances using simple movement patterns; participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending; master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

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

nurture  inspire  achieve

This term Year 1 are learning about