Year One

Below you'll find a sample plan for term one, to give a sense of what topics are covered.


  • Exploring settings through the book Knuffle Bunny.
  • Listening to and enjoying stories together.
  • Phonics.

Life skills

  • Getting on and falling out.
  • Feeling just right for learning.

Geography and history

  • What is history and what does a historian do?
  • Finding out about kings, queens and life in medieval times.
  • Learning about timelines.
  • Learning about the different features and purposes of castles.

Design technology and art

  • Design and make a castle with a lifting drawbridge.
  • Art twice weekly, covering a range of techniques, styles, and perspectives.


  • Materials and their properties.
  • Seasonal changes – Autumn.
  • Senses – what we can hear, see, smell and taste.
  • Our bodies.


  • Helping everyone find their inner musician – listening and appraising music.
  • Learning a rap.


  • Covering the basics, such as using a mouse, logging onto a computer.
  • Using the Purple Mash digital skills learning programme to develop coding techniques.


  • Place value within 10/20.
  • Addition and subtraction within 10.
  • Geometry – learning the names and properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

Physical Education

  • Twice weekly sessions, developing skills in a range of sports and physical movement.

Year 1 latest news


Year 1 Autumn update 2022

Year 1 have been very busy with their learning this half term. In maths we haveinvestigated Place Value and are now exploring Addition and Subtraction. We haveenjoyed learning all about Harvest Festival and are looking forward to learning aboutthe Hindu festival of Diwali. The children