Year 1

Teacher - Kirstin Lawrence
Teaching Assistant - Angie Fitzpatrick (Tues – Fri)
Michan Clancy (Mon – Weds)

Autumn Term


We will be learning about the following:

  • E-safety (Password safety)
  • how to keep safe
  • where to get help


We will be looking at the text, ‘Whatever Next!’ by Jill Murphy and in response we will develop our writing to include diaries, shopping lists, speech bubbles and postcards. The children will also be writing their own version of the story.

They will use words we know and begin building unknown words, using sounds.

We will also be reading and discussing the traditional tale ‘Little Red Hen’ and in response we will be writing our own versions of the story.

Please encourage your child to write as often as possible and send in anything they do for us to display in the classroom.


We will be working with numbers up to 20 and beyond to develop our understanding of place value. We will be counting forwards and backwards, learning addition and subtraction facts and we will begin to use symbols in recording number calculation.  Children will learn methods involving multiplication, division, and fractions.

We will start to learn the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We will begin to look at how to measure length & height in non-standard and standard units such as cm.


We will be learning about animals with a focus on humans and life processes which include changes in human and animals as they grow older. We will be gathering and recording data to help us answer scientific questions.

Throughout the Autumn term we will also observe seasonal changes and collect simple data to compare and develop our ideas and understanding of how the seasons affect our daily lives.


Our first topic is about Neil Armstrong, the famous space explorer. We will be focussing on his life and experiences as well as developing the skills to order events chronologically.


We will investigate the three primary colours and find out what happens when they are mixed! The children will then go on to design a playground which links with our geography focus.


The children will be gaining an understanding of where they live. They will learn the names of the continents and oceans and where the UK is located on the world map.

In addition, we will look at the difference between villages, towns and cities before using maps to explore the area they live in and find out what geographical features there are around their local area.


We will be singing with pitch, timing, rhythm and melody.

MFL – Spanish 

Children will learn vocabulary so that they can talk about their family, friends and personal interest. They will learn to greet, say their name and how they feel


We will be learning about what it means to be a Hindu and how someone shows that they belong to Christianity.


Focus will be given to how we can foster a positive classroom environment and how we talk about our feelings.


Children will be taking part in:

INDOOR: Football, Gymnastics and Dance