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Year 1 Learning Gallery

Take a look to find out what our inquisitive Year 1 children have been doing throughout the year.

 Half-Termly Curriculum Maps

Have a look at what our Year 1 will be learning about each term.


Spring Half Term 1

This half term’s Gospel Value:

This half term’s British Value:

Year 1


During this half term the children will be learning about:

* Shape (1 week): Learn the names and properties of 2D shapes (number of sides and corners) and 3D shapes and their properties (number of faces, edges and vertices).

* Time (2 weeks): Learn to tell the time to o'clock and half past. Learn to use the correct vocabulary to tell times, such as weeks, names of months and years. Placing items in chronological order and using the appropriate vocabulary to describe events such as yesterday, today and tomorrow. 

* Exploring calculation strategies within 20 (1 week): to use knowledge of doubles to calculate near doubles, for example: 3 + 3 = 6, so 3 + 4 is (3 + 3) + 1= 7, Using number lines to add different numbers, i.e. 3 + 9 =, starting at 9 and counting on 3 more.

* Numbers to 50 (2 weeks): sequencing numbers between 20 to 50 and identify missing numbers, to begin to recognise tens and ones in 2 digit numbers such as 16 is 1 ten and 6 ones, 23 is 2 tens and 3 ones.

Vocabulary: 2D shapes, 3D shapes, names, properties, sides, corners, edges, faces, vertices, o’clock, hour, half past, weeks, months, years, chronological order, today, yesterday, tomorrow, fewer, most, least, missing number, solve, place value, value, tens and ones, number lines, counting on/forward, ordering, greater, greatest, smaller, smallest, compare.




During this half term the children will be learning about:

* Writing & Reading: The Puffin Books of Fantastic poems: children will learn to recite different styles of poetry by heart and explore other poets such as Michael Rosen and Julia Donaldson. They will explore rhymes, imagery and repetition in poems. We will be looking at animal poems and shape poems. We will be creating our own poems using our senses: sight, hearing, taste, touch, feel.


* Grammar: capital letters, full stops, using ‘and’ to join sentences


* Daily phonics: Read write inc lessons will be conducted in specific groups covering a specific sound each day. 


Vocabulary: poems, verse, rhymes, rhyming, imagery, repetition, shape poems, animal poems, senses, capital letters, full stops, conjunction, and 


During this half term children will be learning about:

* Animals including Humans (2 weeks): Learning about the 5 categories of animals (mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians) and able to name one or two examples of animals from each category, the difference between the diets of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.  

* Seasonal Changes: Autumn and Winter (4 weeks): Learn about the four seasons of the year (Winter, Autumn, Spring, Summer).



animal - a living thing

mammal - has hair and drinks milk

bird – has feathers, wings and beak

fish – has scales, gills and fins. Lives in water

reptile – has scales and lives on land

amphibian – born in water but develops lungs as an adult and lives on land and water

herbivore – an animal that eats only plants

carnivore – an animal that eats only meat

omnivore – an animal that eats plants and meat

winter, spring, summer, autumn, weather, climate, season


Religious Education


During this half term children will be learning about:

* Families and celebrations: children will be exploring the sacrament of Baptism and reflecting on their own Baptisms as a special occasion. They will be learning about the story of Jesus getting lost at the Temple. They will thinking about different types of celebrations within their own family and the Church family. 


Vocabulary: family, love, help, special occasion, celebrations, Jesus, Temple, belonging, loss, lost, found, Church family, Sacrament, Baptism

Humanities: Geography


The children will be learning about:

* The UK – Human and Physical features: Learning about the 4 countries of the UK and their capital cities and the ocean/ seas surrounding the UK. 


Vocabulary: countries, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, 4 seas, Irish sea, North Sea, Celtic Sea, English, Atlantic Ocean, cities, London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast


The children will be learning about:

 'In the Groove' (Charanga programme)

Vocabulary: rhythm, repetition, beat, pulse, rhyme, verse, chorus, songs, sing.

Art and Design


The children will be learning about:

* Painting: Primary and Secondary colours


Vocabulary: paint, experiment, mix, shade

primary colours: white, black, red, yellow, blue

secondary colour: green, brown, purple, pink, grey



During this half term the children will be learning about:

* ILearn 2: Digital Art

* ILearn2: Design

* ILearn2: Text and Images

Vocabulary: mosaic, pixels, art, create, copy, colour, square, digital, design, text, image.

Physical Education

During this half term children will be learning about:

* Athletics: Develop agility and co-ordination through jumping, throwing and running


Vocabulary: teamwork, independent work, floor work, agility, co-ordination, jump, throw, run, sprint, jog, dodge, hop, control, balance

Personal Social Health Education


During this half term children will be learning about:

* Created to Love others

* Created to Live in Community


Vocabulary: friendship, love, relationships, special people, dilemma, problems, problem solving, treat others, sorry, apology, keeping safe, online safety, boundaries, community



Find your child's homework uploaded here each week.

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