Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Class Teachers

Miss Tatu

Miss Phillips

Miss Lawrie

PE Day


Book Bags

Please ensure your child brings in their book bags every day.


Please ensure your child has breakfast before coming to school as it can affect their focus and concentration. If you want further information for breakfast club, please speak to a member of the office staff.

Water Bottles

Children are allowed to bring in water bottles with water. Fruit juices and squash are not allowed. Water bottles also need to be made from plastic and not glass.

Autumn Term


Autumn 1

Narrative - Traditional Tales

Key Features

  • Character description
  • Setting
  • Beginning, middle, end
  • Descriptive language

Autumn 2: 

Report Writing (Plants / Animals / Dinosaurs etc)

Key Features

  • Heading
  • Subheading
  • Labels
  • Caption
  • Facts
  • Simple sentences
  • Description
  • Basic fact vs fiction
  • Subject specific vocabulary




Autumn 1:

Number & Place Value

Autumn 2:

Number & Place Value
Measures: Money
Addition & Subtraction in the context of Money
Measures: Length
Addition & Subtraction in the context of length
Geometry: Properties of shapes
Statistics: Sorting and Categorising

Cross Curricular

Autumn 1

Topic Key Skills:

  • Name and locate 4 countries of UK
  • Name and locate capital cities of the UK and surrounding seas.
  • Name and classify features of the local area (e.g.shops, parks, canals).
  • Draw/make map using locational and directional language (near and far, left and right)
  • Devise/construct symbols and a key.(eg s or £- shops etc)
  • Explain how the local area changes over time
  • Predict what it might be like in the future

Autumn 2

Topic Key Skills:

  • Keep a weather diary - how does the weather affect the world around us (clothes, activities, growth.)
  • Identify seasonal weather patterns.
  • Investigate links between seasons and weather types (Why does it not snow in summer?)
  • Record the temperature, rainfall over 2 different weeks and compare.


Autumn 1: Plants

Key Skills:

  • Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants
  • Classify and categorise plants including deciduous and evergreen trees.
  • Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.
  • To plant and care for a bean.
  • To observe changes in plant growth over time

Autumn 2: Everyday materials

Key Skills:

  • Identify and name a variety of everyday materials
  • Distinguish between an object and the material it is made from
  • Describe the physical properties of materials.
  • Compare and group materials based on their properties.


Fundamentals of Mathematics

Fundamentals of Reading

Fundamentals of Writing

Yearly Overview

Our curriculum overviews gives you an idea of which topic your child will be studying at which point during the school year.

Useful Links

Phonics Play

Top Marks

BBC Bitesize

Phonics Games

Year 1 Highlights

Past Year 1 Highlights

Year 1 Links

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