Year 1

Our Local Area/Toys

This term the children will be busy learning and exploring lots of new things!

 In English, we are continuing to develop our understanding of how to read and spell through our phonics lessons. We will be working on writing clear sentences remembering our capital letters, fingers spaces and punctuation.


We will be starting our English by looking at the story of Stanley’s Stick by John Hegley. Stanley's stick is not just a stick. With a stick in hand, Stanley's options are endless - he flies to the moon, writes in the sand, goes fishing, plays a whistle and rides a dinosaur - and his imagination takes over and the magic begins. We will record our own ideas about what we think the stick could be.


In Maths, we will be looking at presenting numbers in different ways. We will be using lots of different objects to help us. We will be working hard with our number formation making sure the digits are the correct way round. We will then look at number focusing on one more and one less.


In Science, we will observe Seasonal Changes. We are focusing on what happens in autumn and winter. We will be going on walks to spot the various signs of each season.

In R.E we will be looking at what people belief and how they give back to others. We will be looking at how different religions celebrate key festivals.

In PSHE, we will be looking at Being me in my own world. We will learn about special places, safe places and making good choices.


 In Geography, we will be using technology to help find out more about where we live. We will use Google Maps to find Borehamwood and search for places we recognise.

In History, we will be exploring and comparing old toys and new toys, which will link to out Autumn 2 topic Toys. We will also be learning about two influential people during Black History Month. In addition, we will develop our learning about Remembrance and the significance of the poppy.


In Art, we will be exploring colour, using various technique and tools. We will be looking at a range of artists and will create pieces of artwork in a similar style.

 In DT, we will design, make and evaluate our very own puppets. This will link to our Autumn 2 topic Toys.


In PE, we are looking at developing our athletic skills. We will be focusing on moving at different speeds, various jumps and how exercise effects our bodies.

In PE, we will also be incorporating My Personal Best. It uses PE to teach a variety of skills. Our key skill this half term is trust. We are learning how we use trust in a variety of different contexts. This helps us transfer them to other lessons, life in school and the wider environment.


Curriculum Map - Topic Web
A Typical Year 1 Timetable