Year 1 | Little Heaton CE Primary School | Middleton School

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Year 1 Curriculum

Autumn 1

Welcome to Year 1

We hope you and your child are excited about moving on from Reception to Year 1. This page will help you to find out what your child will be learning this year so you can talk to them about it at home.The adults who work in Year 1 this year will be Mrs Crawford, Mrs Onley and Miss Laycock. If you have any questions please speak to one of us who will do our best to help you.

Our topic this term is All About Me. Below are some of the things that we will be learning over the coming weeks.


We will be learning the names of our body parts and finding out about the 5 senses that we can use to learn about the world around us.


In Geography we will be learning about our local area, investigating the different buildings and jobs that there are around Rhodes. We will also begin to use maps to find out information and to learn key geographical language.


In Art we will be exploring different tools and ways of making marks. We will look at the work of artist Bridget Riley and create our own art work in a similar style.



Read, Write, Inc: Please click on the link to learn more

Read, Write, Inc:


This programme is established in all classes and is making a huge positive impact, this will be further enhanced with class ‘Big Writes.’ which will re-inforce recounts and 'time' language, first, next, then, finally.' We introduce list sentences this term using commas.


Our focus will be on place value. We will investigate compare, order and sequence numbers , including finding different ways to record what we have found. Then we will move on to developing our addition and subtraction skills.



Reading skills, reading comprehension and reading for pleasure in year 1 are vitally important. This is why every child will be expected to bring in their allocated reading book, with record book, EVERY DAY. We change books Mon, Wed, Fri (at least) and check progress daily. We read every day and have a sustained guided reading session once a week. As part of this system we also have a preference reading scheme in which children are encouraged to read anything they want, (age related) from our school library.


Our RE topic this term is all about Belonging.


End of Year Expectations:

Please click on the link below to view 'end of year expectations' for Year 1:


Year 1 EoYE 


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