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Learning in Year 1

Summer Term


In English 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


Place Value

  • Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.

    Count, read and write numbers from 1-100 in numerals and words.

    Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than, most, least.

    Given a number, identify one more and one less.

Number - Four Operations:

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

Add and subtract one digit and two digit numbers to 20, including 0.

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

Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems.

Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

Solve one step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher.

Measure - Money:

Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes.

Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems.

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


Our History Topic for Summer is The Iron Age:

  • To explain the beginning of human development in the Iron Age
  • To understand why the discovery of iron was important.
  • To describe what is meant by the Iron Age.
  • To compare daily life in the Iron Age with that of today.
  • To compare homes during the Iron Age with those of today.


Pirates of the Caribbean


  • To know the location of the modern Caribbean and the ancient ‘Spanish Main’
  • To identify features of the locations – ocean; sea; mainland; islands
  • To be able to describe the climate; flora and fauna of this area
  • To know that pirates plundered, ships and communities and were often outlaws
  • To know how pirates interacted with the lands and peoples of the Caribbean and Spanish Main.
  • To add symbols representing places and functions to a map
  • To use simple grid referencing to locate a place
  • To use direction (North, south, East, West) when locating a place
  • To measure with a distance with non standard or standard units.
  • To create a map using mapping skills.


Art & DT - Snazzy Sculptures


  • To use tools and techniques for sculpture – selecting, shaping, assembling, constructing and decorating - with increasing proficiency.
  • To notice shape and form, and apply understanding of dimension in their own creative work to express their ideas, observations and feelings.
  • To appreciate how artists, makers and designers use colour effectively in their creative works.
  • To use tools and techniques for printmaking with increasing proficiency.


Our Science topic for Summer is Plants.  Throughout the year we will also be observing and learning about seasonal change. 


In RE we will start our unit on Judaism.