Year 1





Special People-People in the parish family

In this unit the children will have the opportunity to know and understand:

  • That there are special people in our lives who are there to help-Explore
  • That on Sunday in Church, we meet people who do special jobs as we gather to celebrate the Good News of Jesus-Reveal

Acquire the skills of assimilation, celebration and application of the above-Respond


Meals- Mass; Jesus’ special meal

In this unit the children will have the opportunity to know and understand:

    • Families and groups share special meals-Explore
  • Mass at Jesus’ special meal-Reveal

Acquire the skills of assimilation, celebration and application of the above-Respond


Change-Lent a time for change

In this unit the children will have the opportunity to know and understand:

    • That we change and grow-Explore
  • Lent, a time to change in preparation for the celebration of Easter-Reveal

Acquire the skills of assimilation, celebration and application of the above-Respond


PSHE & Citizenship

 The children will be studying:

  • Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities.
  • Preparing to play an active role as citizens.
  • Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle.
  • Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people.



The children will be studying:

Animals, including humans

Seasonal Changes

  • To observe changes across the four seasons.
  • To observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.


The children will be studying:

  • Africa


The children will be studying:


      Toys and Games

  • Working with a range of information to investigate the different ways it can be presented.
  • Exploring a variety of ICT tools.
  • Talking about the uses of ICT inside and outside school.
  • Gather information from a variety of sources.
  • Enter and store information in a variety of forms. 
  • To try things out and explore what happens in real and imaginary situations,
  • How to share their ideas by presenting information in a variety of forms.
  • To present their completed work effectively.
  • Review what they have done.
  • Describe the effects of their actions.


The children will be studying:

  • Grace Darling.
  • St. David

Year 1 Spring Term Planning 2017


The children will be studying:

  • Spoken Language
  • Phonics
  • Reading - word reading and comprehension
  • Writing - transcription, handwriting, composition, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
  • Spelling


  • Non-Fiction Texts

Instructions, Recounts, Labels, Lists and Captions, Menus, Invitations, Postcards,

Wanted posters, glossary and Non-chronological reports


  • Three Power of Reading Texts

Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne.

            Handa’s Hen by Eileen Browne.

            The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson.


  • A Poetry Unit:

Puffin Book of Fantastic Poems.


       Story time.



The children will be studying:

  • Place Value
  • Number: Addition and Subtraction
  • Measure: Length and height
  • Number: Multiplication and Division
  • Number: Fractions
  • Money
  • Time


Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or1, or from any given number.

Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.

Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals.

Begin to recognise the place value of numbers beyond 20 (tens and ones).

Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equals to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.

Given a number, identify one more and one less.

Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

Solve problems and practical problems involving all of the above.

Compare and describe lengths and heights (for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half).

Measure and begin to record lengths and heights, using non-standard and then manageable standard units (m and cm) within children’s range of counting competence.

Solve practical problems for lengths, heights.

Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equal (=) signs.

Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.

Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero (using concrete objects and pictorial representations).

Solve simple one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete object and pictorial representations, and missing number problems, such as 7=    -9

Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category.

Recognise and create representing patterns with numbers, objects and shapes.

Identify odd and even numbers linked to counting in twos from 0 and 1.

Understand that a fraction can describe part of a whole.

Understand that a unit fraction represents one equal part of a whole.

Recognise find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity (including measure).

Recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal part of an object, shape or quantity.

Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes.

Sequence events in chronological order using language such as: before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening.

Recognise and use language related to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years.

Measure and begin to record time (hours, minutes, and seconds).

Compare, describe and solve practical problems for time (quicker, slower, earlier and later).



The children will be studying:

  • Basic Moves – a programme to help the children develop the basic movement competence that is the foundation for life-long physical activity.
  • Task 1 – Activities to help children develop an understanding of space

Knowing my space bubble.

Explore your space bubble.

Stay in your own bubble.

Find the space bubbles.

The Space Bubble Game.

  • Task 2 – Running – a continuous action with lengthening stride

Leg action.

Arm action.

Upper body.

  • Task 3 – Galloping – a continuous, asymmetrical and rhythmical action

Leg action.

Arm action.

Upper body.

  • Task 4 – Horizontal 2 > 2 Jump


Execution (flight phase)


  • Gymnastics
  • Flight, bouncing, jumping, landing

To hop, bounce, spring and skip in different directions, i.e. forwards, backwards and sideways.

To bounce using feet in different combinations and repeat a pattern of movements.

To jump from one foot to two feet and from one foot to the other foot and understand how to land safely.

To identify, describe and show ‘thin’ and ‘wide’ shapes and turning jumps.

To understand high and low levels and link two jumps with a low-level movement.

To apply, adapt and transfer all these ideas, actions and linked movements to simple, low level apparatus at every stage of learning.

  • Points and patches

To demonstrate different ways of travelling on small and large parts of the body.

To know which small parts of the body can safely take weight and show high and low balanced positions using different combinations.

To balance upon large body parts and know how to vary the shape of the balances.

To select two balances and link them together showing control and change of speed.

To make a simple balanced shape for a partner to step over or travel underneath.

To select, apply, adapt and transfer knowledge skills and understanding to simple apparatus at every stage of learning.