Year 1

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world and people - autumn term



This Autumn term our topic is called ‘Wonderful and Wild’.

In the first half of the Autumn term we will be learning all about our fabulous selves!

We will be learning about how we look after ourselves, including healthy living and healthy eating. In Design and Technology we will be learning how to prepare a colourful fruit salad as well as designing our own delicious and healthy sandwich. In English the children will use this experience to learn how to write a set of instructions to make the perfect sandwich!

We will also be using our experiences of tasting foods to write yummy food poems, learning about what poems are, and how we use adjectives to make our writing exciting!

The children will become historians, exploring ‘Changes within Living Memory’. They will be comparing their own lives at the age of five or six to that of their own family members when they were the same age.

In the second half term we will be learning about the ‘Wild’ side!

In English we will be reading the story ‘Walking through the Jungle’ by Stella Blackstone. We will be learning the story through drama and puppets before becoming authors and retelling the text in our own words.

Through Science we will be investigating different animals, identifying ways of sorting and classifying them, and learning about their environment and food habits.

We will be exploring where we live through Geography, using maps to identify places and countries, with a focus on the countries of the UK and their capital cities.

In Art we will look at fruit from around the world, closely observing the detail in different fruits and reproducing what we see using different media.

As the winter season draws in, the children will be learning how to use clay to make a sculpture. We will be making festival lantern pots and learning about different cultural celebrations which use lights.

What an exciting first term in Year 1!


Click here  to view the pdf version of the presentation or click here to download the audio version.


Core Knowledge

Topic Teasers

     Our Curriculum Year 1 Reading  Year 1 Spelling Letter Parents Guide to Year 1 Maths
Year 1 link to Y1 Spring – Maths