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Year 1

Yellow Class: Mrs Lipscomb
Green Class: Mrs Greed

Our Topic this half term is: Celebrations and Festivals


  • Apply phonic knowledge as they read
  • Read with fluency
  • Discuss stories read to them and those they read
  • Spell some Common Exception Words
  • Join letters in their handwriting, starting and finishing in the right place
  • Sit correctly at a table
  • Form capital letters
  • Think of a sentence, say it, write it and check it for sense
  • Begin to use full stops and capital letters
  • Use the suffix ‘ed’
  • Use capital letters for names and places
  • Sequence sentences to form a short narrative


  • To count to and across 100, forwards, backwards beginning with 0 or 1 or from any number
  • Count in 10’s, 2’s and 5’s
  • Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 both in words and numerals
  • Identify numbers using objects including the number line and use language like, greater, less, least, most, greatest, equal to
  • Form numbers the right way round
  • To read, write and interpret maths statements involving addition, subtraction and the = sign
  • To recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes and describe their properties


  • Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock
  • To describe the physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
  • To compare and group together a variety of everyday materials using their properties


  • To know that light is an important symbol
  • To talk about how candles are used in celebrations
  • To be familiar of the Diwali story and The Christmas Story


  • To use clay to create a simple pot
  • To use a variety of tools to create patterns on the pot


  • To use an ipad to film themselves
  • To become familiar with the keyboard
  • To learn about Internet safety


  • To design and make a milkshake


  • To develop balance, agility and co-ordination


  • To learn about Duration and rhythm