Autumn term curriculum overview2

Once upon a time…
In English we will be discussing fairy tales and
traditional stories which take place in the woods, such
as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
 Develop pleasure in reading a range of poems,
stories, and non-fiction beyond what they can
read independently.
 Understand books they can read and listen to.
 Talk about what is read to them, taking turns
and listening to what others say.
 Write sentences- think it, say it, write it, check
 Talk about what they have written.
 Read aloud their writing to peers and teachers.
 Learn how to use correct punctuation- full
stops, capital letters, exclamation marks and
question marks.
 Leave spaces between words.
I’ll huff, and I’ll puff…
Our investigations in science will involve
materials such as wood, plastics, glass, metal, water
and rock. We will consider which materials are the
best for our fairy tale friends to use in different
situations. Are they bendy? Are they shiny or dull?
Are they magnetic? Are they waterproof? Which will
keep our characters safe in their homes?
Into the
Year One
Autumn Term
Out of this wood do
not desire to go!
As a class we will be reading A Midsummer
Night’s Dream, which is set in the woods. From
here we will investigate the local woods around
us in geography fieldwork and observe the
changes of the seasons into autumn.
In our History lessons we will think about
William Shakespeare. When was Shakespeare
alive and what was it like? Who was the Queen
then? We will make comparisons between
Queens Elizabeth I and II.
Art and Design
Inspired by A Midsummer Night’s
Dream, we will create beautiful
dreamcatchers and talk about the
purpose of these.
Who were some of the friends of
Jesus? How did he meet them and how
did he affect their lives? Do we know
what it means to be a good friend?
Count to 100, forwards and backwards, in ones beginning
with 0 or 1, or from any given number.
Find missing numbers on a number line.
Read and write numbers 1 to 20 in numerals and words.
Identify one more/less than a given number.
To identify odd and even numbers.
Addition and subtraction to 20.
To add and subtract one digit and two digit numbers to
20 including zero.
Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts
of an object, shape or quantity. Halve even numbers.
Shape- to recognise, name and identify properties of
common 3D shapes (cube cuboid, pyramid, sphere).
Money- Recognise coins from 1p to £1. Learn to make up
to 20p usng different coins.
Measure, record and begin to compare mass/weight using
non standard units (heavy, light, heavier than, lighter
Time- Use language of days of the week and months of
the year. Tell the time to the hour and half past.
Physical Education
Which different ways can
we travel? Can we work with a
partner to create shapes with our
bodies? Can we make a gymnastic
We will be looking at
algorithms and updating our
school website.
WOW! Factor
We will be having an
in-school Shakespeare experience
based on a Midsummer Night’s
We will also be visiting the
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