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Welcome to Year 1 Learning

Key information for children, parents and carers

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Year 1 Spellings Homework

Understand Building Learning Power




Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.


Big Talk

Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.



Spelling words are posted weekly on iMontpelier every Thursday. They are tested every week on a Friday.


Physical Education

Your class PE day is Thursday. Please remember your PE kit on this day.



Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.



Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only (not biro).

iXL Maths
myUSO Account

Year 1 Curriculum Map

Autumn 1 Topic - BELONGING

Building Learning Power:

Year 1 will be using lots of learning muscles this term.  We will be learning how to manage our distractions, show active listening and we will be learning how to collaborate with a new learning partner.

Be a Collaborative Koala

Be a Collaborative Koala

Be a Managing Distractions Dinosaur

Be a Managing Distractions Dinosaur

Be an Empathetic Elephant

Be an Empathetic Elephant

In Year 1 we will be learning about our amazing selves and linking it to our school’s BASICS model, focusing on belonging. Children will be writing lists containing their various interests, hobbies and likes. We will then continue with the theme by diving under the sea and reading The Rainbow Fish, a beautiful story of friendship and kindness. Children will explore familiar themes and characters through improvisation and role- play and use the language and ideas developed to independently choose what to write about, plan and follow it through.

Poetry will be next in line;

  • We will be using words and making them rhyme
  • We will be reading them aloud during sharing time
  • And before you know it your writing will be mighty fine.

In maths we will be learning about place value and addition and subtraction within 10.

The children will identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.

We will practise reading and writing numbers to 10 in numerals and words. Children will represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10.


We will be studying ‘Ourselves’ with a focus on our five senses.

The children will identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

We will practise our investigative science skills by performing simple tests and getting involved in hands on experiments that require us to be noticing newts and collaborative koalas.


Year 1 will be learning to use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content in order to understand the meaning of algorithms.


We will be learning about changes within living memory including sharing our own history (parents and grandparents). We will be exploring how modern toys are different to toys from the past.


Get those jazz hands out and get ready to sing! We will use our voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and add funky actions.

Art & Design Technology

We will be creating self-portraits to link with learning about ourselves. We will also be drawing and painting and sharing our compositions with each other.

Religious Education

Year 1 will be learning about special days for people who belong to different religions. We will learn about the special days through religious stories and make our own calendars.


In Year 1 we will look at a map of the United Kingdom so that we can name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom.

Physical Education

Let’s get physical! In P.E we will be developing our catching and throwing skills. We will be athletes in no time.


Bonjour! In French we will be wearing berets and will learn the numbers 1-10 and how to say hello and goodbye. Au revoir!


In assemblies this term our BASICS focus is on Belonging and Aspiration as we start a new academic year. We will be recognising Black History Month in October and celebrating the school’s diverse community during International Week. The children will be asked to collect contributions for Ealing Foodbank later this half term as we support those in our community who are in need.


Health and Wellbeing This term children will be learning what is meant by a healthy lifestyle, maintaining positive wellbeing and ways of keeping emotionally and physically safe. We will learn about rights and responsibilities and diversity and equality.


The children will be experiencing the curriculum in new and exciting ways in Year 1. An enriching challenge day will encourage collaboration and link to the school’s BASICS model.


We will start to learn about what it means to be a British citizen.

What is The Big Talk?

Mrs McGowan

Miss Samuelson

Miss Kane

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