Overview for Year 1

  YEAR 1 Autumn Spring Summer
Reading Word Reading Daily Phonic Programme – Letters and Sounds, Guided Read Sessions
Comprehension Guided Read Sessions – texts include, fiction and non-fiction & poetry
Writing Transcription


Daily Spelling, Phonics and Handwriting practice


Writing in various genres: narratives, explanations, recounts, report, instructions, traditional tales.


Daily starters VGP – NC expectations
Speaking and Listening Regular opportunities to share ideas in various situations – NC expectations
Maths Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Measurement, Geometry: properties of shape, Geometry: position and directions.


The Big Questions Do you like to be beside the seaside?

Who was Guy Fawkes?

Who played with toys like these?

Am I a mammal? Who lives in a house like this?

Where does my dinner come from?

Science Everyday Materials Animals, including humans Plants
Working Scientifically – on going through the year. Seasonal Changes – On going throughout the year.


We are treasure hunters; We are celebrating;

We are collectors

We are collectors (continued)

We are painters

We are story tellers

We are TV chefs

History Pupils should develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They should know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They should use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. They should ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events. They should understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.
Significant people – Guy Fawkes

Victorians – holidays now and then

Toys – timelines, old and new

Look at significant people who have influenced animal conservation and left a legacy –

Joy Adamson, Steve Irwin, David Attenborough

Comparing Victorian and modern day homes and buildings

Look at significant people like Wren/McIntosh

Famous TV chefs through time – Jamie Oliver

Geography Looking at coastlines, features of the seaside, how the UK is made up.

Compass points – where we are in the UK.

Looking at where different animals orginate from and locating the different countries. Looking at different buildings, location of specific significant buildings and sculptures.

Looking at where our food comes from – where does it grow – country/continent, how does it get to us?

D&T Making picnic food for our visit to the seaside.

Look at mechanisms – how things work/split pin or lever Christmas decoration.

Animal Puppets


Houses – looking at joins, dismantling and reforming.

Fruit smoothies – healthy meals


Art and Design Objectives covered throughout the year:  3D modelling – clay shell imprints, fireworks, painting skills, Christmas art, Hungry Caterpillar workbook of skills, class house tiles – painted, observational drawings, Mackintosh, Morris and Van Gogh. * To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products * To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination * To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space * About the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.


Rhythm Work


Singing and performing

Listening and appraising

Listening and appraising


P.E. Dance/Gymnastics

Invasion Games


Multi Skills

Team Games


R.E. What does it mean to belong? Christianity

Why do Christian’s give gifts at Christmas?

What does it mean to belong to Hinduism?

What is Easter?

What does it mean to belong – Islam?

Who is Mohammed and why is he important?

PSHE Autumn 1: Core theme 2: Relationships

Autumn 2: Core theme 1: Health and wellbeing


Spring 1 Core theme 1: Health and Wellbeing

Keeping safe:

Spring 2 Core theme 2: Relationships

Summer 1 & 2 –  Living in the Wider World