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Learning in Year 1

Spring Term


In Literacy we will be looking at familiar stories.  We will write descriptive sentences on the characters and the settings.


  • To use Fred sounds to help read and write words.
  • To form letters clearly.
  • To write on the lines.
  • To use finger spaces between words.
  • To learn to use capital letters at the start of a sentence.
  • To learn to use full stops at the end of a sentence.
  • To learn to use a variety of adjectives to add interest to my writing.
  • To learn to sequence events and recount them in appropriate detail
  • To learn to use appropriate vocabulary to suit the purpose


In Maths we will begin our units on Place Value, Shape and .addition and subtraction.

Number: Addition and Subtraction

  • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20

    Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+),subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs.

    Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero.

    Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7= –9

Measurement: Length and Height:

Measure and begin to record lengths and heights.

Compare, describe and solve practical problems for: lengths and heights (for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half)


Measure: Capacity and Weight:

Measure and begin to record mass/weight, capacity and volume.

  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for mass/weight: [for example, heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than]; capacity and volume [for example, full/empty, more than, less than, half, half full, quarter]


Our History Topic for Autumn 1 and 2 is the Stone Age and the Brone Age:

  • To explain the beginning of human development in the Stone and Bronze Age
  • To understand why the discovery of bronze was important.
  • To describe what is meant by the Stone Age/Bronze Age.
  • To compare daily life in the Stone Age/Bronze Age with that of today.
  • To compare homes during the Stone Age/Bronze Age with those of today.
  • To infer the significance of the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge


Spatial Sense / Orienteering


  • To learn to ask geographical questions (what is it like to live in this place?) and communicate in different ways.
  • To learn to use globes and maps and plans at a range of scales.
  • To learn to recognise how places compare with other places.
  • To know that an aerial view means to look at something from above.
  • To understand that maps tell us the location of different places.
  • To learn to identify and describe where places are.
  • To understand what makes a good map.
  • To learn to make maps and plans.



  • use the web safely to find ideas for an illustration
  • select and use appropriate painting tools to create and change images on the computer
  • understand how this use of ICT differs from using paint and paper
  • create an illustration for a particular purpose
  • know how to save, retrieve and change their work
  • reflect on their work and act on feedback received.
  • find and use pictures on the web
  • know what to do if they encounter pictures that cause concern
  • group images on the basis of a binary (yes/no) question
  • organise images into more than two groups
  • according to clear rules sort (order) images according to some criteria
  • ask and answer binary (yes/no) questions about their images.

Art & DT - Line and Texture


  • To notice line, shape and pattern and use these visual qualities when they draw their impressions of people, places, events, objects and animals, real and imagined.
  • To appreciate different drawing styles and discover how significant illustrators have used drawing to express ideas in their creative works.
  • To use tools & techniques for drawing and explore effects so they can express their ideas, observations and feelings with increasing proficiency.


Our Science topic for Spring is materials and their properties.  Throughout the year we will also be observing and learning about seasonal change. 


In RE we will start our unit on Hinduism.