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Year 1

Autumn Term 2020 

Our topics this term are Superheroes and Robots.  A flavour of some of what the children will be learning and experiencing during these topics is given below.


During this topic we will be exploring stories about superheroes. We will be focusing on stories with a fantasy setting. The two stories we will be looking at are ‘Super Daisy and the Peril of Planet Pea’ and ‘Charlie and his Superhero Underpants’.   

We will be describing the characters and the fantasy settings using adjectives. We will also sequence and retell the story through role play and sequencing pictures and story maps.

Next, we will also be looking closely at using our senses in poetic verse. We will be exploring our senses and will include adjectives in our own poems.

In maths we will consolidate our learning from Reception and build upon our knowledge of number.  We will also develop our addition and subtraction skills as well as our mental maths skills.

Also, during this topic, we will find out about a variety of different superheroes and what makes a superhero, before having the opportunity to design and make and make our own costumes in D&T.

In science we will learn all about seasonal changes throughout the year and have the opportunity to create some lovely art work related to this.  We will also learn about animals including humans.

We will look carefully at repeating pattern in art.  In music we will be exploring sounds and beats linked to our topic. 


After half term we will be looking at how to write instructions. We will learn about what type of language is linked to instructions and for using algorithms with the BeeBots. We will program the robots by giving them a precise set of instructions and then write them in our books. Then we will look at dictionaries, how they are in alphabetical order and how we can use these quickly and efficiently to find the meaning of words.

Throughout the term in Numeracy we will complete various practical activities, written activities, mental and oral maths tasks and will use ICT in our learning.  We will extend our mental maths skills as we continue to learn number bonds, 2D shapes, measuring and symmetry.

We will start to find out about healthy animals, living things and their habitats and continue to look at seasonal changes.

During DT we will get the opportunity to design, make and evaluate our own robot models. 

We will learn throwing and catching, followed by gymnastics, running, hopping and skipping.

 At the end of term, we will learn about the festival of Christmas and how it is celebrated. We will complete various Christmas activities.  The children will also make decorations and find out about the Christmas Story.

Over the two half terms we will continue to learn about how to stay safe when using the internet through a variety of stories.