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Oak Class - Year 1 Autumn Term 2022

This project teaches children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world.They will learn to use a timeline, stories and use historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.


We will listen to simple stories, including non-fiction, poetry and fables.

The story of "The Three Little Pigs" will form the basis of a "talk for writing" style unit of fictional writing during

Autumn 1.

Within Phonics, we will review phase 3 and 4 sounds and move to phase 5.

We will continue with our group reading sessions, exploring decoding, prosody and comprehension.

In Autumn 1, we will use the Little Wandle phase 4, set 4 books.

Our grammar focus will include: Capital letteres, full stops, adjectives and noun phrases.


Identify and name a variety of common creatures that are birds, fish, reptiles, mammals and invertebrates.

Identify and name a variety of animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats.

Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals.

Learn which parts of the body are associated with each other.

Weekly Forest School sessions will provide the opportunity to focus on seasonal changes over time.


We will focus on developing our map, compass and atlas skills.

We will carry out fieldwork, collecting pramary data in the locality to answer geographical questions.


We will learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. These will include: Tim Peake, Christopher Columbus and Emmeline Pankhurst.

We will use historical models, such as Dawson's model and diamond ranking to help us to organise and sort historical information.


We will have weekly sessions with Miss Heaton using a Kodaly approach.


Dance: Mrs Jackson

Sport - Rupert

Weekly swimming


We will:

count forwards and backwards initially within 20, then 50

compare numbers within 50

recognise and represent numbers to 100

count one more and one less

introduce <, > and = symbols

compare and order objects and numbers

use a number line.

Addition and subtraction

We will:

introduce the part whole model

understand number bonds to 10

understand the concepts of addition and subtraction, their symbols and how to link these to fact families.


Who is Jesus?

Why did Jesus tell parables?

Why is Harvest celebrated world-wide?


What is important for Muslim families?

(Trip to Mosque)

In what ay is the mosque special to Muslim families?


We will recap our zones of regulation and how best to manage our emotions.

We will focus on relationships, listening to others' ideas, playing and working cooperatively.

We will larn the importance of rules.

We will recap keeping safe online.

Art/ Design Technology/ICT

On a Friday afternoon, there will be a range of activity tables.

Within Design & Technology, we will focus on a process. During Autumn 1, this will involve papier mache. During Autumn 2, this will involve sewing and weaving.

Within Art, we will focus on still-life and learn about significant artists.

Within Computing, we will use our Beebots for algorithms and introduce scratch for coding.

Significant Events

We will celebrate Bonfire Night and Diwali this term.

We will prepare for our Harvest celebrations.

We will prepare for our Christmas celebrations.

Books to complement our topic

Non-fiction - Ground Contol to Major Tim, Look Inside Space, Emmeline Pankhurst

Fiction - Greta and the Giants, Ada Twist, Man on the Moon, Malala's Magic Pencil

Peaslake Top 100 Books - Not Now Bernard, Patton's Pumpkins, Handa's Surprise

Reading Spine - variety of fables

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