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Autumn 1 in Year 1




Throughout this term, the children in Year 1 have been focusing on the stories of The Rabbit Problem and Peter Rabbit.  We began by exploring the story of The Rabbit Problem and used our retrieving skills to identify what happened to the rabbits in each month of the year.  We were introduced to adjectives and practised using these to describe the scarecrow from the story.  We then explored the story of Peter Rabbit and made some predictions about the characters and events in the story.  We sequenced the events of this story and planned, edited and retold the story of Peter Rabbit in our own words. 




'The Rabbit Problem' Knowledge Organiser


This term, Year 1 have covered a range of topics including:

  • Number and Place Value
  • Length and Weight
  • Addition and Subtraction


'Number and Place Value' Knowledge Organiser

'Measures' Knowledge Organiser - Part 1
'Measures' Knowledge Organiser - Part 2
'Addition and Subtraction' Knowledge Organiser


Throughout this term, the children in Year 1 have been exploring the 5 Reading Dogs: Rex Retriever, Predicting Pip, Inference Iggy, Vocabulary Victor and Sequencing Suki.


This term, the children in Year 1 have been focusing on the topic of Families.


Year 1 practised their balance and agility skills this term in PE.  We explored different ways of using our bodies to balance, such as only allowing two or three body parts to touch the floor and walking along equipment and apparatus without losing our balance.

'Balance and Agilitiy' Knowledge Organiser


Throughout this term, the children in Year 1 have been focusing on their homes and local area through our topic 'Home is where the Heart is'.  We began by looking at the seven continents that make up our world, locating these on a map of the world, and to help us with this, we learnt The Seven Continents Song.  We then looked at our country, the United Kingdom, locating this on a world map, and then identified the four countries that make up the UK and their capital cities.  We thought about the features and the characteristics of the countries within the UK, including their flags, national flowers and their national Saint.  Following this, we explored our local area and described the place we call home.

'Home is Where the Heart is' Knowledge Organiser


Throughout this term, the children in Year 1 have been focusing on the topic of Identifying Plants.  During this topic, we have researched different types of plants, identified whether these plants were flowers or trees and classified a range of different plants.  We also explored how some trees lose their leaves in the colder months and are known as Deciduous trees, whereas those trees that do not lose any leaves throughout the year are known as Evergreen trees.


Throughout this term, our Music focus has been Hey You! As part of this topic, we explored the genre of rap and practised keeping a steady beat.  We listened to a range of different rap songs and we clapped and used our bodies to keep a beat in time with the music. 


Throughout this term, the children in Year 1 have been focusing on Online Safety and the Introduction of Purple Mash.  We learned how to log in safely on the school netbooks/laptops and Purple Mash.  We created our own Purple Mash avatar and discussed why these are used in school.  We practised saving our work on Purple Mash and finding messages that our teachers have left for us.  We practised finding resources on Purple Mash and exploring the Tools section available to us.  We then practised logging out of Purple Mash safely and logging out of our computers when we have finished with them.


This term, Year 1 focussed on drawing and painting our own self-portraits in our topic 'This is Me.'  We explored what it means to draw a self-portrait, we shared our likes and dislikes about different self-portraits drawn by famous artists, and we practised using water-colours to mix the colours that we needed.