Year 1 – Armadillos and Snow Leopards

Year 1 – Armadillos and Snow Leopards

  • Long Term Plan Year 1 2021-22


1 Armadillos are taught by Mrs Collin and Mrs Alvey. Mrs Collin teaches every Monday and Mrs Alvey teaches Tuesday to Friday. They are supported by Mrs Grayston and Mrs Wilson.

1 Snow Leopards are taught by Miss Spalding and Mrs Wynne.  Miss Spalding teaches Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Wynne teaches Thursday and Friday.  They will be assisted by Mrs Clarke.

This half term we will have P.E every Thursday and the children should come dressed in their P.E kits for the day.

Key Stage 1

Now that your child has moved into Year 1, they have transitioned from the Early Years Foundation stage Curriculum onto the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum. The subjects covered are English, Maths, Science, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education and Computing. The curriculum overview for this half term is below.

Each week, all children will experience a balance of structured teacher led activities, independent challenges set by the teachers and free choice exploration within the areas of learning.

The structured teacher led activities introduce new learning and this is then consolidated through independent challenges. We aim for this learning to become ‘Sticky Knowledge’. This is information based on facts and vocabulary which we hope that children will retain in their long term memory and be able to recite when questioned at a later date. In order to embed this information, we will continually revisit facts and vocabulary on a regular basis. We will also share the sticky knowledge with you through Seesaw, so that you too can help this to become secure knowledge. Both the structured sessions and the independent tasks are differentiated to three levels – Basic, Better and Blow My Mind and we also aim to provide higher level challenges to further extend children’s learning.

Parent information sheets

Y1 Curriculum Overview Autumn 1

Home Reading information

Reading record comments

Phonics Autumn 1



Year 1 is the first year in Key Stage 1 and the children are learning to work more independently. The classroom environment is set up in a similar way to Upper Foundation Stage, allowing access to continuous provision for learning.

Both classrooms have exciting reading areas where children can read quietly and re-tell stories using the puppets. In addition to this, there are writing areas to explore and consolidate a range of writing genres.

We have different areas of learning including a Science/investigation area, Small World and Role-Play. There are also designated Art and Design Technology areas.

Here are some of our areas of provision that enhance learning:

Autumn Term 1 Theme – All About Me.

During the first half term we are learning all about ourselves.  In Science we name body parts and find out about the five senses in practical investigations.  We will talk about how our senses allow us to observe and understand the world around us. In History, we will learn about Louis Braille and how he invented braille for the blind. We will explore the difficulties people face when they don’t have one of their senses.

More details about key learning can be found on our curriculum overview.

Many thanks for your ongoing support.

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The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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