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Learning in Year 1

Spring Term


In English we will be looking at a range of exciting stories to inspire our writing. These include; Beegu, Grendel and How to Catch a Star.


  • 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



  • Learn to recognise o'clock and half past the hour. Some children will begin learning quarter to and quarter past.

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 Spring is The Stone Age:

  • To explain the beginning of human development in the Stone Age
  • To understand why this time period was called The Stone Age.
  • To compare daily life in the Stone Age with that of today.
  • To compare homes during the Stone Age with those of today.


Oceans and continents..


  • To understand that there are many different countries in Europe including the UK
  • To compare two different countries in Europe

  • To focus on different countries in Europe through their celebrations

  • To identify the oceans of the world and find them on a map or globe

Art & DT - Colour mixing


  • To be able to identify the basic colours.
  • To be able to make predictions and observations using colours.
  • To be able to sort colours into categories.
  • To understand what colours are created when two colours are mixed.


Our Science topic for Spring is Animals Including Humans.  Throughout the year we will also be observing and learning about seasonal change. 


In RE we will start our unit on Christianity.