Year 1 Autumn Topics 2017

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Mrs N Gomarsall
Mrs L Brown
Miss F Gordon
Mrs G Silcox
Autumn 2 Topics

Topics being covered this half term are:


Possible writing topics this term: (Not all of these will necessarily be covered)

We will be writing around the topics 'Festivals'.  This could include a range of non-fiction items, captioning photographs, and writing an information booklet about a festival.

English Skills:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Question marks
  • Finger gaps
  • Creating full sentences orally
  • Letter formation


Hampshire - Phase 1 (Whole Autumn Term objectives)

Place value:

  • Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
  • Given a number, identify one more and one less
  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line
  • Use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least
  • Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words

Addition and Subtraction:

  • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs
  • Add and subtract one digit
  • Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems 7 = ?-9


  • Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity

Measurement: compare, describe and solve practical problems for:

  • Lengths and heights (e.g. long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half)
  • Time (quicker, slower, earlier, later)
  • Measure and begin to record the following:
  • Lengths and heights
  • Time (hours)
  • Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes
  • Sequence events in chronological order using language such as: before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening
  • Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years
  • Tell the time to the hour


  • Seasonal Change (continuing through the year)
  • Plants
  • Animals (humans)
History: N/A for Autumn term. We will be looking at our history topics in the Spring term.

Looking at our local area (Rooksdown/Basingstoke and comparing it to another place.)

  • Use simple maps of the school group to go on a treasure hunt
  • Make a simple plan of the school / or a new park they might create.
  • Look at how Rooksdown is linked to Basingstoke.
  • Complete a traffic survey for Rooksdown/Basingstoke
  • Complete a local area walk.
  • On Our School trips we will be doing a village study which includes, traffic/building survey and looking at doing a sensory study. We will look at who uses the roads and why and compare this with Basingstoke.  We will be looking at the feature of building and how we know they are old or new.  When visiting the church, we will also look at what grows in and around.  In the afternoon we will be doing a variety of activities using the surrounding area.

Art: N/A

Design Technology: We will be looking at different foods from around the world and creating our very own fruit salad.


  • Using IT safely
  • Our Local Area


This year, Year 1 will:

  • Sing songs, rhymes and chants
  • Use body percussion, tuned and untune percussion instruments
  • See how sounds can be written down
  • Recognise mood and character in music
  • Begin to build a musical vocabulary


  • Festival of Light
  • Special Places


  • Working well together
  • Helping others
P.E: On a Thursday

Taught by a specialist teacher (Mr Calpin) for 1 lesson a week and the other will be taught by the class teacher.

A range of skills we will look at during the year:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns

Reading - If possible daily reading with your child with vastly benefit him/her. 3 times a week is ideal and it allows you to read the book a couple of times to help your child build up their fluency.  During this time ask lots of questions about the book they have read.

Friday – Homework goes out

Thursdays – Homework is collected in

As the year progresses spellings will be added in.

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