Year 1

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world and people - autumn term



Year 1 have found a secret garden!

This term, we’ll be donning our wellies and getting a little muddy to find out all about what plants need to grow. With the help of a surprise visitor (!), we’ll be growing our own plants, observing the changes in their life cycles and documenting our discoveries in our personalised plant diaries.





Mrs Harkness has just gone off to sell the school cow so there’s a risk that some of our seeds might turn out to be magical. We’re going to learn the story of Jack & the Beanstalk in case we need to scale our own lofty legumes. We’ll write some beantastic stories to let you know how we’ve got on!


Plants and flowers will also inspire our Art and English this term and we’ll be painting in the style of different artists, including Yayoi Kasuma, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol and Claude Monet, and writing flower poetry that will knock your petals off.


What secret garden would be complete without creepy crawlies? Mini-beasts will be crawling into the curriculum after half-term and we’ll become bug experts as we investigate, sort and classify these micro-monsters and learn all about their life cycles before creating moving puppets of them in Design and Technology.

From mini to mighty, we’ll learn about the life of Mary Anning – one of the greatest fossil hunters in History – who discovered many of the Earth’s most magnificent prehistoric beasts.

We’ll map our adventures around the school using our compass skills and find out about human and physical features in our environment in our Geography lessons.

All in all, it’s going to be a pretty big (secret) adventure!



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