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Year 1

Please take a look at our half termly overviews to see a snapshot of what children are learning in each curriculum area.

Autumn 1

Maths

Numbers to 10
Number Bonds
Addition within 10
Writing numerals
Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years.

Computing

E-safety- we will be learning  how  to use the internet, the school website and other IT gadgets safely.

PE

Ball skills

Gymnastics

English

Traditional Tales – reading and retelling.
The Three Little Pigs
Writing Instructions
Handwriting
Phonics

Design and Technology

Building houses out of different materials.

Which materials should the Three Little Pigs have used to build their houses?

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Key questions for topic

Can you describe materials using your senses?

Can you explain what material objects are made from?

Can you explain why a material might be useful for a specific job?

Can you sort materials into groups?

Can you explain how solid shapes can be changed by squashing, bending twisting or stretching?

Can you explain what happens to certain materials when they are heated, eg bread, ice, chocolate?

PSHE

Family Diversity- All sorts of families

Autumn 2

Maths

Fluency
Continue to use the Numicon approach for counting, adding and subtraction.
2D/3D shape

Computing

Unit 1.1 We are treasure hunters (links with instructions – programmable toys)

RE and PSHE

Growing up and getting on 
Anti-bullying week
Light and Christmas 
Growing and caring for ourselves

English


Non-fiction - Recount
Labels  and Captions
The Christmas Story linked to Christmas show
Handwriting

Are grandma’s toys more fun than ours?

2(5)

What has changed since my grandparents were young? 
Is the Wii more fun than Grandma and Grandad’s old toys?

Key questions for topic

What was on /Mum/Dad/Grandma and Grandad’s birthday list?
How do we know about toys in the past?
What can we use to find out about toys in the past?
Would there have been a Toys R Us around when Grandad was a boy/Grandma was a girl?
What would your Christmas be like without batteries?
Would you choose your toys before your grandparents’ toys?
How do you know something is old? 
How can we describe old and new toys?
What is the same and what is different about old and new toys?
How can we show what we have learnt about toys in the past?

PE

Throwing and Catching
Dance

Spring 1

Maths

• Understand and use the language more than/less than/fewer than, most/least/fewest, equal to
• Use ‘<’ and ‘>’ to compare objects, structured apparatus and numbers
• Understand and use the ‘=’ symbol in different number sentences, e.g. 10 = 3 + 7; 7 = 10 − 3
• Understand the equivalence between coin values
• Recognise patterns and explain regularities that they notice in patterns
• Order numerals 0–20
• Subtract without counting using Numicon Shapes
• Build and read subtracting sentences with Numicon Shapes, numeral, word and symbol cards

RE and PSHE

Going for Goals
Important Religious people

English

Give Yourself A Hug – poem
Rainbow fish – Inference and a friendship story
Handwriting – writing letters on the line, consistency of size
Spelling – learning words on individual bookmarks

Why are humans not like tigers?

3(5)

Identify and name a variety of common animals
Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the human body is associated with each sense.

Computing

Logging on and saving work

Key questions for topic

Can you point out some of the differences and similarities between different animals?
Can you sort photographs of living and non-living things?
Can you classify common animals? (fish, reptile, bird, amphibians, invertebrates)
Can you talk about how an animal suited to its environment?
Can you name the parts of the human body that you can see?
Can you name the main parts of animal’s body? (beak, wing, paw, tail, claw)
Can you classify animals by what you eat? (herbivore, carnivore, omnivore)
Can you compare the bodies of different animals?
Can you sort animals by what covers their body? (scales, fur, skin, feathers)
Can you sort animals into those that are wild and domestic? 

PE

Ball skills and games. 
Gymnastic

Spring 2

Maths

Odds and Evens
Use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.
Place Value 
Naming 3D shapes
Comparing length, mass and capacity
Solving simple word problems.

RE and PSHE

Belonging
Friends and family & Easter
Good to be me

English

Ning Nang Nong
(Nonsense Poem)
Book Week
(picture books)
Beegu

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PE

Throwing and Catching
Cricket

ART TOPIC

TBC

Key questions for topic:

 

Summer 1

Maths

Adding and subtracting.
Counting forwards and backwards from any number.
Halves and quarters
Position and direction
Comparing length, mass and capacity
Solving simple word problems.

RE and PSHE

Special People and Places
Holy Books
Global Education –
My local community

Computing

Programming BeeBots

English

Story – The Naughty Bus
Recount writing
Exclamation Marks

Where are we going and how will we get there?

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What does my journey to school look like? 
How will we get to different places on the map?

Key questions for topic

Can you name the seven continents?

Can you name the 5 oceans of the world?

Which continent do we live in?

Which country do we live in?

Can you find Brighton on a map?

Can you draw your route to school?

Can you follow a route on a map?

Can you add a key to your map

Music

Singing and Composing

PE

Athletics

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