Welcome to Year One

In Year 1, you will find Mrs Browne, Miss Cookson, Miss Simms and Mrs Hawkins.

To support the learning of Phonics we use Letters and Sounds, the LCP scheme, Jolly Phonics and Bug Club Phonics.

To support the learning of reading we use Letters and Sounds and Bug Club.

Below are our Year 1 topics and a taster of what we will be learning each term.


  • - Please ensure you look in your child's reading folder every Friday for their new weekly spellings.
  • - We also ask that you bring in your child's PE kit on a Monday to be left in school until Friday.
  • - All children are expected to read at home daily and make a record in their reading challenges. Please send the reading challenge into school every day.





Long Term Plan                                  Year 1


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6






Rainforest/ Jungle



Repeating Story –

Dear Zoo

Travel Tale –

Bear Hunt

Halloween – monster poem

Traditional Tale – Red Riding Hood

Christmas –

Letter to Santa

Instructions -

Gingerbread recipe.

Dinosaur in my School

Non-fiction text about dinosaurs

Dinosaur poem

Pirate story

Persuasive text – selling a pirate cutlass/ recruiting pirates to join the gang

Story from other cultures - Handa’s Surprise

Traditional Tale – Jack and the Beanstalk

Defeating tale – George and the dragon

Non-fiction text – Dungeons


Place Value and Number (wk 1-3)

Addition and Subtraction (wk 4-6) Geometry – shape (wk 7)

Place Value (Wk 1-2)

Addition and Subtraction (wk 3-5)

Time (wk 1-2)

Place Value (wk 3-4)

Addition and Subtraction (wk 5)


Measures: Length and Height (wk 1)

Measurement: Money (wk 2)

Addition and subtraction: money (wk3)

Fractions (wk 4-5)

Multiplication and division (wk 6-7)

Place Value (wk 1-3)

Four operations (wk 4-5)

Four operations (wk1)

Measurement: shape (wk2-3)

Measurement: weight and volume (wk4-5)


Human body

(with 1 wk of seasons)

Seasons – position of the sun, long days/ short days


(with 1 wk of seasons)

Materials (float &sink, materials to make a boat- (topic link)


(with 1 wk of seasons)



Programming and algorithms – Bee Bots (maths link)

Filming the steps of instructions

(Literacy link)

Finding and using images on the web (science link)

Creating a digital card

Producing a talking book (literacy link)

Making an e-book about castles (literacy link)

Filming – weather reporters (science link)


Celebrations –

Birthdays, Harvest Our Beliefs

Celebrations –

Diwali, Christmas

Celebrations –Chinese New Year

Noah’s Ark

Celebrations –



Celebrations –



Places of worship

The Good Samaritan (Christian story about kindness).


Self Portraits

Pablo Picasso

Firework pictures (History link)

Light pictures – Van Gogh – A Starry Night

Life drawings – animals (topic)

Holi art (RE link) Eater cards (ICT link)

Life drawings – plants (science link)



Making a moving body model (science link)

Clay modelling -Candle holders (RE link - Diwali)

Chinese dragons (RE link)

Textiles (Science link)

Animal mask making

Recycle Models - castles


Local walk and Bee Bots

Google Earth – where we live

Geographical skills – map reading, compasses, directions

Around the world (RE link)

Hot and cold places (Science link)

The world’s 5 oceans

Plants around the world – jungles/ rainforest/ alpine etc.

Weather patterns (science link)


Local history

Bonfire Night – Guy Fawkes

Mary Anning – Famous fossil hunter

Famous pirate




Sounds Interesting

Christmas play - singing

The Long and Short of it

Feel the pulse

Taking off

Sounds of the rainforest

What’s the score?


Gymnastics (Indoor)

Object Control – catching (Outdoor)

Dance (Indoor)

Object control – throwing (outdoor)

Gymnastics (Indoor)

Net/ wall games (outdoor)

Dance (Indoor)

Net/ wall games (outdoor)

Gymnastics (Indoor)

Striking and Fielding (outdoor)

Dance (Indoor)

Athletics (outdoor)


Growth Mindset



 Royal Invitations – Who should be invited? (fairy-tale characters) 

Question – would you rather be rich or popular?

Judging appearances – monster at school


Perfect people

Question – what would happen if there were no schools?



The Boy Who Cried Wolf





Being fair

Possible School Trips/ Visits

Police visit

Dentist Visit

Tesco – Healthy Eating

Pizza Express

Natural History Museum


The Living Rainforest

Warwick Castle

If you would like any further information regarding you child's learning, please speak to your child's class teacher.