Year 1 Curriculum Autumn 1

Me and My Family

Successful Learners

Areas of learning

  • As geographers we will find out about our local area. We will explore and draw maps.
  • As scientists we will look at polar regions. We will also investigate our bodies and our five senses
  • As designers we will practice our fine motor and gross motor skills.
  • As theologians we will look at a special place in our community. We will look at features of a church and why people go to church.
  • As gymnasts we will explore space and body shapes.
  • As computer scientists we will use computer programming to move objects.

Confident Individuals


  • We will learn the importance of celebrating and appreciating differences and similarities between themselves and others.

Responsible Citizens


  • Explore our local environment by recording different routes around the school.

Spiritual & Moral

  • New Beginnings (SEAL)
  • Special places (RE)


  • Look at local churches and their features.

Year 1 Subject Skills

Literacy Links

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Stories with Familiar Settings. Text: Tiger Who Came to Tea. Peace at Last.

Lists, Labels and Captions:

  • Write simple lists.
  • Write simple captions.

Narrative Stories: Stories with familiar settings

  • Read and explore stories with a common theme
  • Make links with stories and own experience
  • Write from own experience
  • Respond to events in a story through role play, discussion and writing.

Basic letter formation and sentence construction.


Letter and Sounds – Phase 3 recap and phase 4

Numeracy Links

See National Curriculum

  • Counting, ordering and writing numbers.
  • Basic addition and subtraction using concrete materials.
  • Record basic number sentences using mathematical symbols.
  • Number bonds to 10
  • Name and properties of 2D shape

Link with Geography: Maps and directional language.


Seasonal Change and Polar Adventurers

Learning objectives

  • To look at seasonal changes between January and February
  • To name animals that are birds, fish and mammals
  • To name common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • To descried and compare different common animals
  • To describe the properties of everyday materials that are transparent, translucent, opaque, waterproof, flexible
  • To compare and group materials that are transparent, translucent, opaque, waterproof, flexible

Working Scientifically Skills

  • To ask questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways
  • To perform simple tests
  • To identify and classify different materials and animals

To use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions


We are gardeners:

  • to understand that computer simulations can represent real of imaginary situations
  • to understand that simulations and used in real life and why they are useful
  • to understand that making different choices results in different outcomes

Design Technology

Children to use their fine and gross motor skills to design, make and use a range of products.


  • design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria


  • select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing]
  • select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics


Where in the world is Kingston?

  • Locating Kingston
  • Look at where we live and what is our address
  • Jobs within Kingston
  • Mapping Kingston



  • Develop balance, agility and co-ordination
  • Apply these in a range of activities

MFL Links

  • Understand the way to use/respond to a foreign language. Listen attentively to discriminate sounds and identify the meaning. Accurate pronunciation.

Music Links

  • Use voices expressively by singing songs
  • Rehearse and perform with others
  • Create musical patterns
  • Explore musical sounds and ideas

Autumn 1 POS