Year 1

Year 1


Miss Kay Assistant Head – Key Stage 1
Teacher – Class 1SK
Ms Rafi Teacher – Class 1RR
Ms Allen Key Stage 1 Teaching Assistant Lead
Mrs Poizer Teaching Assistant

Curriculum Overview – Autumn 1

Geography- Our place  
This term our whole school topic is ‘Our Place’. In year 1 we will be looking at ‘Our School’. We will look at aerial photographs and identify human and physical features such as the woodland and the playground. We will devise simple maps of our school and construct basic symbols for a key. We will also use 4 point compass directions to describe the location of features and routes around the school.

  To start the year, we will be focussing on getting to know the children well and completing some assessments to find out their strengths in a variety of the core areas.

In phonics this half term, we will be recapping knowledge of the initial code that was taught in reception as well as moving on to the extended code. This will include looking at two letters that make one sound such as ai or ay.

We will be using our Letterjoin scheme to work on upper- and lower-case letters to make sure that they are in the correct orientation.

In guided reading, we will be looking to teach the children strategies to support their reading beyond those of phonics. We will also be encouraging the children to listen to their own reading to see if they can self-correct and spot errors as they read.

Our focus for English throughout the term will be on traditional tales. We will look at the structure of these stories and the descriptive language they use.

In maths we will be looking at a variety of areas over the half term. We will start with place value, ensuring that all children have a good grasp of the numbers to 20. We will then move on to addition and subtraction and look how these are linked by focusing on number bonds. Later in the half term we will explore 2D and 3D shapes and be able to identify them from their properties.
Our science topic for this term is Materials. This is a fun topic which the children will enjoy. We will be looking at the properties of different materials and how that affects how they are used. There will be plenty of experiments to keep us busy.


Other Curriculum Areas
RE – Our focus for RE will be considering ‘What does it mean to belong to a faith community?’ During this topic, we will be looking at mainly Christianity and Islam.

Art/ DT- Our art topic will be spirals. We will be using drawing, collage and mark marking to explore spirals.

Music – Charanga unit: Hey you! We will be moving to a pulse and singing to a rhythm.

PE – We will be working on net and wall skills and in our second session in the week we will be looking at movement skills.

PSHCE – Introduction to the Zones of Regulation with a focus on mental and emotional wellbeing.

Computing – We will be using the beebots to become treasure hunters.

UN Convention of the Rights of the Child
It is important that at the start of the new academic year we design our own class charter.

A charter is a visual document that establishes an agreed set of rights-based principles upon which relationships can be based and which provide a language for shared values. Creating charters support a positive learning environment for our children.

We will also be electing our new representatives for our ‘Rights Council’. Mrs Owen will be leading this while Mrs Kingsford is on maternity leave.

Article 2- The convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.

Article 12- Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.

Article 28- Every child has the right to an education.

Article 31- Every child has the right to relax and play.


Important Dates
Meet the team- 12th September 3:45 and 5:00pm

PE days – Monday and Wednesdays

Changing reading books- Thursdays and Monday

Parent focus group- This was started last year as a way for you to share what you think and for us to work together. If you would like to come please could you let the office know. The next meeting is: 9am, 28th September in the training room.

Half Term- 23rd October-27th October. Return to school on the 30th October.



Curriculum Overview

Autumn 1

Meet the Team Presentation

Please open the document below to view the Meet the Team presentation from 12th September.


Meet the Team Presentation