Year 1 Curriculum Statement - Autumn Term 2017

The following information provides an outline of the areas of learning your child will cover during this term. We hope the information will be useful to you and enable you to support your child in their learning experiences.  In all areas learning is adapted to support children who need additional provision, challenge or support with English language.


Autumn First Half: Alternative Fairy Tales

Numeracy – Measuring – identifying and understanding the vocabulary related to measuring, then applying the skills to solve practical problems.

Number work – a secure understanding of numbers to 20 and the vocabulary related.


Literacy- Vocabulary – adding an s when there is more than one object (plural nouns). Punctuation – leaving a space between words and beginning a sentence with a capital letter. Composition – rehearsing our sentences orally before we write them and using verbs in our sentences. Speaking and listening – asking relevant questions to extend our understanding.


Science: Materials – Identifying different types of materials and their properties and applying this to scientific investigations.


History – Comparing vehicles (farming equipment) today and how they have changed over the decades.


DT – Using our knowledge of materials to research, design, create and evaluate a range of items for a giant.


ICT – Using Kidrex search engine to find information about objects around the home past and present, programming a beebot.


PE – Dance – performing dances using simple movements and patterns to music.


RE- Investigating Christianity, thinking about groups we belong to, things which are important to us and Judaism.


Music - To experience and learn how to apply key musical concepts and elements, e.g. finding a pulse, clapping a rhythm, use of pitch.


P.S.H.E – New beginnings


Special visitors – local farmers


Autumn Second Half: Where does our food come from?


Numeracy – Shapes – 2D and 3D and applying our knowledge to solve problems.

Number work – Developing and applying addition and subtraction skills.

Money – coins, adding a total and identifying coins to pay and give change.


Literacy – Vocabulary – adding ‘ing’ to the end of a word (suffix). Punctuation – ending a sentence with a full stop and using a capital letter for I and people’s names (proper nouns) Composition – checking our work by re-reading it and discussing our work with our friends. Speaking and listening – expressing our feelings clearly and participating in class role play and discussion.


Science – The human body, identifying the basic parts, the 5 senses and how they work.

Sorting and classifying animals – identifying specifically their eating habits.


Geography – Geographical vocabulary and identifying the different features found in the UK. Identifying how these physical features contribute to the food we eat and the importance of Fair Trade for farmers.


Art – Learning about a range of artists whose subject is humans, the children will be developing their drawing and sculpture skills.


ICT – Programming technology found around the home.


PE – Gymnastics – Developing balance, agility and coordination and beginning to apply these to a range of different activities.


RE – Investigating Christianity, thinking about groups we belong to, things which are important to us and Judaism.


Music - To develop creativity through improvising and composing within the song. To understand and use general musical vocabulary and specific vocabulary linked to the song.


P.S.H.E – Getting on and falling out