Year 1 Spring 1 Topics 2018

  Meet the Year Group Team

Class Teacher

PTP Support

Mrs N Gomarsall
Mrs L Brown
Miss F Gordon
Mrs G Silcox

Spring 1


Possible writing topics this term:

(Not all of these will be covered)

  • Writing based on ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers
  • Poetry based on space
  • Diary entries

 English Skills: Capital letters, Full stops, Question marks, Conjunctions (and/because), Adjectives


Hampshire - Phase 1: Measurement

  • Measurement: compare, describe and solve practical problems for length
Hampshire – Phase 2: (All of the objectives)

Number and Place Value

• count in multiples of twos and tens

Addition and subtraction

• represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20

• add and subtract two digit numbers to 20 including zero

• solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7=?-9

Multiplication and Division

• solve one step problems involving multiplication by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher


• recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

Measurement: compare, describe and solve practical problems for:

• mass or weight (eg heavy /light, heavier than, lighter than) • measure and begin to record minutes

• tell the time to half past and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times

Geometry: properties of shapes:

• recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes including rectangles, squares, circles and triangles


  • Seasonal Change (continuing through the year)
  • Light (linked to space)
History: Man on the Moon
  • events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally (e.g. the Great Fire of London, Man on the Moon,the first aeroplane flight or events commemorated through festivals or anniversaries)
  • Add it into the time line in our class room
  • Look at who Neil was
  • Look at why America wanted to land on the moon first
  • Order the event details
Geography: Not our main focus this term because history is.

Art: Sculpture based on 'Man on the Moon'

Design Technology: We will be doing this in the second part of the term.


  • Using IT safely
  • Paths and Mazes
  • Sing songs, rhymes and chants
  • Use body percussion, tuned and untuned percussion instruments
  • See how sounds can be written down
  • Recognise mood and character in music
  • Begin to build a musical vocabulary
P.E: On Thursdays - Dance linked to class topics and Invasion style games. using tactics and strategies to outwit an opponent
  • Holi
  • Easter
  • Other people are special too
  • Caring for myself

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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