Year 1

Year 1 curriculum 2017/2018

Autumn Term 2

Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Literacy (based on the Power of Reading framework)

This term we will be exploring the text ‘One Day on our Blue Planet’ by Ella Bailey. Throughout this we will continue to focus on sentence structure and punctuation. We will continue to reiterate the importance of using their phonic knowledge to support their writing. We will continue to extend the children’s vocabulary and encourage them to use adjectives in their writing, whenever relevant.

Phonics (based on the Letters and Sounds program)

The Year 1 children will be

Maths (based on ‘Effective Maths’)

Children in Year 1 have transitioned well into the ‘Effective Maths’ that we follow at our academy. We will be continuing to consolidate our 2 x tables and recognising and counting numbers up to 30. In addition to this we will be adding and subtracting numbers up to and including 10.


Our Science topic for this term will be ‘Animals, including Humans’. We will identify and name common animals and understand the meaning of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Children will also be naming and labelling parts of the body.

Wider Curriculum/Topic work (based on the Cornerstones Curriculum Framework)

Our topic this term will continue to be ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers’. This works well for us as last term a lot of time was spent establishing routines, rules and generally settling the children into a new setting. In addition to us completing our current topic we will be learning, practising and performing our traditional Christmas Play. A lot of time is needed for this and I think you will agree it is a tradition well worth committing too.