Year 1


Welcome to the Year 1 webpage.

world and people - autumn term

This Spring term our topic is called ‘Castles and Caves’.In the first half of the Spring Term we will be learning all about dragons!         

We will be investigating myths around dragons, using our expert dragonology books and dragon stories. This information will help us to write creative dragon poems and class fact files, as well as recounts of our dragon investigations within the school (watch this space…!)

Through our Art sessions we will be creating detailed dragon sketches, by studying dragon imagery, colours and textures. Using our sketches, we will then create colourful brusho paintings of our different dragons.

As part of our Geography area of learning, we will be exploring our local environment and investigating different types of homes.

To finish our half term, we will be going on an observational walk around our local area, to see what we can discover!

In the second half of the Spring Term we will be learning all about castles!

Within our History sessions this half term, we will study the different types of castles in close detail.

Through our Design and Technology area of learning, we will look at the different types of materials used when building castles. We will then use this information to design our own! We will carefully write step by step instructions to help us with our plans, whilst exploring creative materials and structures, to help our castle structures to stay strong and sturdy!

As part of our Science sessions, we will have opportunities to identify, name, describe, classify and compare properties and materials, as well as to closely explore changes.

To finish our Spring term topic, we will embark on our very own Knights, Princes, Princesses and Dragons adventure! We will make our very own shields, look at the different clothes, do some jousting and explore the roles and responsibilities of castle life. How exciting – we can’t wait to get dressed up!  🙂

Year 1 Resources

Spring Term Topic Overview Year 1 Reading Talk  Year 1 Spelling Letter