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Year 1 Curriculum Overview


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Our Learning Adventure

Dinosaurs (3 week)

Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales (continued)

Local Study – Hall Green

Knights and Castles





The Victorians



Visits & Visitors

Dinosaur workshop

Trip to Sarehole Mill

½ day


Trip to Tamworth Castle



Trip to the Black Country museum       


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Meet the Teacher Meeting

Parents Evening


Year 1 Diwali assembly

Phonics Parent Information Meeting

Christmas Concert

Parents Evening



Parents lunch

Sports day

Parents Evening


Our Wider Learning

Green Owl 2 Clip Art

Class Charter & children’s  rights

McMillan coffee Morning

Care for Your Bear Day

Mental Health Awareness Day

Arts Week


Children in Need



Fire safety

Whole School Pantomime

Aspirations day

Red Nose Day

Big Yellow Day

World Book Day

STEM week

World poetry day


Multi Skills Event



Health week

Our Aspirations

Be a sparkly learner

Achieve my best

Respect & celebrate our differences

Believe in myself and follow my dreams

Value & Protect our world

Healthy Mind! Healthy body!

Our Values

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Caring & Honesty

Friendship & Trust

Respect & Patience

Courage & Happiness

Peace & Responsibility

Hope & Understanding

     Our Learning Behaviours








Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts

Contemporary rhyme narrative

Past children’s laureate


The Story Tree Tales to Read Aloud retold by Hugh Lupton and Sophie Fatus: The Little Red Hen, The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Traditional tales


Author of the month: Rebecca Cobb, e.g. Lunchtime; The Everywhere Bear; Aunt Amelia


SPAG; narratives (retelling/ innovations); narrative (retelling); instructions to guide

Cinderella retold by Stan Cullimore

Traditional tales


Previously by Alan and Jessica Ahlberg

Contemporary twisted fairy tale


Poetry on a theme: school poems


Performances of poems


The Jolly Christmas Postman by Alan and Janet Ahlberg

Classic text


Author of the month: Alan Ahlberg


Information writing; expressing in role; narrative innovation

Castles by Colin Thompson

Contemporary picture book


Prince Cinders by Babette Cole

Princess Smarty-pants by Babette Cole

Contemporary twisted fairy tale


The King who Banned the Dark by Emily Haworth-Booth

Contemporary picture book


Author of the month: Emily Gravett, e.g. Tidy; Again, Spells



Information writing; recount of a real event; narrative; writing in role (expressing); descriptive writing; narrative

Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs

Contemporary twisted fairy tale


A Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Information story


The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle

Contemporary picture book


How to Find Gold by Viviane Schwarz

Contemporary picture book


Author of the month: Michael Rosen poetry

Poetry: poet study

Past children’s laureate


Narrative; instructions to guide; writing in role, e.g. to retelling an imagined event in role

A Dark, Dark Tale by Ruth Brown

Contemporary picture book


Suddenly by Colin McNaughton

Contemporary picture book


Author of the month: Colin McNaughton


Information writing; recount of a real event; narrative; narrative retelling

Paddington’s Guide to London by Michael Bond

Classic text


Paddington at the Palace by Michael Bond

Classic text


Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Classic picture book


Author of the month: Oliver Jeffers, e.g. Lost and Found; The Way Back Home; Stuck; The Day the Crayons Quit


Narrative; information writing; narrative; writing in role (expressing); retelling an imagined event


Number - Place Value, Number - Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, Measurement: money,

Statistics, Length & Height, Geometry – properties of shape, Number - fractions

Position & Direction, Problem solving, Measurement: time, Measurement: mass, capacity & temperature, Investigations


Animals & Humans

Identify and classify dinosaurs that are herbivores, carnivores and omnivores


Identify everyday materials and their properties

Sort everyday materials

Fair testing and recording information

Scientific enquiry

Seasonal Changes

Observing, recording and analysing simple data to answer questions.

Know the months of the year and which season they are in.


Inventions and Working scientifically

Know what an inventor is and some British inventors.

Planning a fair test using a systematic approach.

Record and evaluate information.

Draw conclusions from an experiment.

Plants & Trees

Identify, discuss and name a variety of common wild and garden plants

Compare, contrast and group familiar plants.

Record, observe and predict changes over time.

Discuss observations using accurate vocabulary Use information to make conclusions.

Draw diagrams of plants

Animals & Humans

Identifying and name parts of the body and link to senses.

Classify different animals including humans into herbivores, carnivores and omnivores

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

Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Seasonal Changes

Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies




Events beyond living memory


Hall Green in the Past

Comparing life in the past

Changes within living memory

Significant historical events, people and places in Hall Green

Knights and Castles

Comparing life in the past

Significant individuals


Comparing life in the past

Significant individuals

The Victorians

Comparing life in the past

Significant individuals





Hall Green – Local Area

Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.



Name and locate the worlds 7 continents and 5 oceans.



Name and locate the worlds 7 continents and 5 oceans.

Understanding geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the UK, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country.



Experiment with line, shape and pattern.

Explore 2d and 3d drawing.

Explore the wash technique.

Create a mixed media Karla Gerard inspired piece of art.


Experiment with shape and shading.

Explore size, shape, colour and tone.



Experiment with line and pattern.

Explore colour and tone.

Design and create a press print, which can be used to create a whole class piece.



Knowing how to follow a recipe.

Mixing, cutting, folding, dicing, pouring, measuring, weighing


Joining materials

Names of materials

Properties of materials joining, sticking, cutting,


Moving mechanisms

Wind-up toy (cups)



Ready, steady, go

Undersand algorithms.

Create and debug simple programs.


Our local Area

Use technology safely.

Keep personal information private.

Identify where to go for help.

Use technology purposefully to create, organise and manipulate digital content.


Pictures tell a thousand words

Use technology safely.

Keep personal information private.

Identify where to go for help.

App Attack

Instructions and directions.

Young Investigators

Navigate websites.

Video presenting a kids show.

We are all connected

Recognise common uses of technology beyond school.

Use technology purposefully to create, organise and manipulate digital content.

Personal, Social, Health Education

& Religious Education

Being Me


Our Rights:

Right to go to school, Right to learn, Right to play, Right to your own name and identity, Right to be treated fairly


British Values:


RE: Being thankful



Our Rights:

Right to have a loving family that guide you, Right to belong to groups and clubs



British Values:


RE: Being hopeful and visionary

Celebrating Differences


Our Rights:

Right to religion and culture, Right to be have religion and culture treated in a respectful way


British Values:


RE: Being fair and just/Being accountable

Dreams & Goals


Our Rights:

Right to information through reading/research, Right to use your talents through education and beyond


British Values:


RE: Being courageous and confident/Being loyal and steadfast

Value & Protect the world


Our Rights:

Right to live peacefully, Right to express opinions




British Values:


RE: Identity and belonging/Being modest and listening to others

Healthy me/Changing me


Our Rights:

The right to healthcare and nutrition




British Values:


RE: Being curious and valuing knowledge/Being open, honest and trustworthy