Year 1 Long Term Plan

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Sentence work
Firework rules
Recount Narrative
Character description
Wanted poster
RE writing
Asking questions
Asking questions
Non-chronological reports
NarrativeKeeper’s LunchInstructions
Asking questions
Non-chronological report
Non-chronological report
MathsNumber & place value
Representing number
Estimating & counting
Addition & Subtraction
Shape & space
Number bonds
Money problems
Addition & subtraction problems
Place value
Place value
ScienceHuman body
Identify and name the different parts of the human body
Light and Dark
Hot and Cold
Children think about changes associated with seasonal change such as the lengths of days and changes in temperature.
Children learn how to distinguish between different materials and describe some of their properties
Floating and Sinking
Children consider whether materials float or sink and why this is the case.
Children learn, name and sort common animals.
Children identify and name some common wild and garden plants.
Children develop an understanding of the basic structure of common plants as well as how the seasons affect the growth of plants
Science Investigation opportunitySenses
Children think about the senses (sight, smell, touch, sound and taste). Children observe and share their ideas about a variety of different stimuli.
Children investigate questions such as ‘Is it always wet and windy in Autumn?’
Children also investigate how weather is different in different places.
Waterproof materials
Children investigate which materials have waterproof properties and evaluate the best materials for waterproofing.
Floating and sinking
Children investigate how buoyant materials are by adding weight to plastic boats. Children compare and evaluate their findings.
Identifying and classifying animals
Children make observations about animals and use their knowledge to group and sort them.
Parts of plants
Using observations to identify and classify plants and trees
HistoryChanges in living memory
Children think about their Grandparents and themselves as babies as well as thinking about how humans change over time.
Historically significant events beyond living memory
Gunpowder Plot: Children learn about the story of the Gunpowder plot and how it has affected life since.
Changes within living memory (homes and toys)
Children use photographs and personal experience to develop an understanding of how Newby has changed over time.
How has the coast changed?
Children look at how boats and ships have changed over time and how coastal resorts are different to one another.
GeographyMy address: Where do I live?
Children use maps and atlases to develop their understanding about the area in which they live.
Hot and Cold Places
Map Work
Children investigate weather across the world and discuss the reasons for the difference observed.
Local Area Geography
Children investigate the features of the school ground and use photographs and drawings to document their findings.
Children develop an understanding of the language used to describe the physical and human features of the coast.
Seasons: Seasonal changes
Children identify weather patterns In the UK and compare with other distinct areas of the globe.
Children learn how to stay safe when using technology.
Children use text, images and sounds to communicate their ideas.
Children learn how to stay safe when using technology.
Computer Science
Children learn about the language of computer programming and how to program simple actions.
Information Literacy
Children use a range of computer programs and the internet to research and appropriately present information across the curriculum.
Data Handling
Children sort, organise and classify objects based on their properties. They represent and interpret simple data as pictograms.
Art and DesignSelf Portraits
Children think about creating life like representations of themselves.
Hot Colours
Cold Colours
Children create art relating to the colours observed in fireworks.
Paper Mache Food
Children create props for their play ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s lunch’
Observational drawing
Children use pencil drawings to create life like pictures of chicks.
Mixed Media Flowers and
Observational Drawing
Children use a variety of mediums to create representation of flowers and their parts.
Design and TechnologySnoods
Children design, evaluate and create snoods appropriate for specific environments.
Healthy meal
Children will design and make a healthy sandwich.
Bird scarer
Children will design and make a functional bird scarer to help protect their seeds.
Children consider what it is that makes them special. Children think about the range of similarities and difference between us.
Special People
Religious leaders and the buildings they belong to in our community
Our World
Children think about what is special to them and the places and people that make up their worlds. Children compare their world to the worlds of others.
Children work on developing gross motor skills by throwing and catching.
Games – Aiming games
Children will continue to improve throwing, catching and aiming skills through a range of team games.
Children will perform dances using simple movement patterns around the theme of ‘The Magic Toyshop’.
Children will explore gymnastic actions and still shapes. They will develop balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
Team work and cooperation
Children practise team work skills in short activities in preparation for sports day.
Children will develop partner and small team games.
MusicHey you!Winter warmthInto the grooveWaterRound and round or carnival of the animalsReflect and rewind
Children develop an understanding of what is included in a healthy lifestyle.
Children think about the risks associated with fireworks and how we can keep ourselves safe in these situations.
Children think about money and its importance and why it is important to look after it.
Relationships, citizenship and identity
Children think about how they can make and sustain positive relationships. They learn about positive attributes of a good citizen. They also reflect on their feelings and how to manage them.
Trips/experiencesMedia museum
Children will visit the Super Senses exhibition and learn all about how we use our senses.
Owl Babies drama workshop

Road Safety workshop

Grandparent’s day

Local area geography walk Children will look at land use and identify physical and human features of the local environment.
Trip to Sahara and Yellow knife (in school experience)
Children use a mixture of video and engineered experience to take a “trip” to extreme locations.

Church trip
Children think about important features of churches and label diagrams of religious buildings.
3 little pigs crime scene
The children discover a crime scene in their year group and must work out who, or what, has committed the crime.

Bradford Industrial museum
Children will visit the industrial museum to learn about homes and toys in the past.
Play in a day-Lighthouse keeper’s lunch
Children work with professional actors to create a performance based around a known story.

Shipwreck Experience
Temple Newsam & Tropical world
Children look at a range of animals and experience how animals can be grouped in different ways. Children think about how different animals need different things to survive.
Harlow Carr
Garden centre
Children visit the Garden Centre to experience different plants and compare them with what we can see locally.

Sports Day


We had a fantastic day on Sports’ Day.  The sun shone and the children did themselves proud.  They particularly enjoyed the opportunities to squirt water…and be squirted!  It certainly helped us to keep cool.  Well done to the winning teams.

Play in a Day

After a long wait, we finally managed to perform our Play in a Day.  The children were amazing – learning, practising and performing the story of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch in just one day.

Voyage to America

At the beginning of the half term we went on a voyage to America, but unfortunately we encountered a storm. The children wrote a poem about the weather they experienced on the trip.


This half terms project was to find out what they could about lighthouses! These are some of the models that the children made at home.

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Three Little Pigs

At the beginning of this half term, someone came into school and destroyed the den we had made for the three Little Pigs.  We had to work together and follow clues to try and find out who the culprit was.

Bradford Industrial Museum

At the end of this half term, we had a fantastic day at Bradford Industrial Museum.  We loved looking through the windows at houses through the ages.  The potty under the bed was a great talking point.  We loved all the different old cars.  We had an excellent time talking about and playing with toys, thinking about how we knew whether they were old or new.

The Owl Babies

We enjoyed watching Sian and Simon’s performance of The Owl Babies.  In the afternoon we used our imaginations to make characters from things we could find in the classroom.  Then we revisited the Owl Babies’ woods and used our senses to find out what was there.  We could see animal silhouettes, we tasted woodland fruits, we smelled flowers, we touched and described woodland objects and we listened to Simon’s song.  Then we all joined in.  We had a really fantastic day.

Our Bodies & Our Senses

We have been learning all about us this half term – about our bodies and our senses.  We drew around a friend and then labelled as many body parts as we could – both those we could see and those that we knew were inside our bodies.  We have investigated all our senses too – sorting objects using only our eyes, seeing what made the school bell louder and quieter, guessing what was inside a bag by feeling, making smelly playdough and trying to tell what something tasted of without seeing it.

Remembrance Day

It was Remembrance Day in November.  We learned about why we wear poppies, who makes them and who the charity supports.  One of our challenges was to make a poppy.  Some children chose lego and came up with some fanstastic designs.  Others used paint and markers to turn the bottom of a plastic bottle into poppies.



This term we’ve learned about weather and hot and cold places.  We were all very excited by our ‘flight’ to Marrakech, where we rode on camels, tasted local food, met Mr Berber in his tent and even had our photograph taken with a camel (against a green screen).

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