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Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6EH
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Year 1 Curriculum

RESILIENCE means not giving up/persisting; having a positive view of oneself as a learner, managing distractions 
RESOURCEFULNESS means using your initiative and a range of strategies; being independent 
REFLECTION means thinking about your own learning; planning your work; assessing your own work 
RELATIONSHIPS means you can learn effectively in a group; know when to work in a pair, group or alone 

  • Billy goats gruff

    Billy goats gruff

    11.9.17 During this topic we will consolidate pre-learnt phonics and develop knowledge of tricky words. We will build their story vocabulary and their ability to construct a story through drama and actions. In maths we will mostly be working with numbers to 20, counting forwards and backwards and finding number bonds to five and six. We will be doubling numbers up to 5
  • Dinosaurs


    9.10.17 During this topic we will be using early identifying and classifying skills to name and sort a variety of common animals/dinosaurs who are herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. We will be looking at a selection of non-fiction text and fiction books including dinosaurs love underpants and Harry and his bucket of dinosaurs. In Maths we will describe position and direction, compare lengths and heights and measure using uniform and non-standard and standard units. We will introduce money.
  • Harvey Slumfenburger

    Harvey Slumfenburger

    This story provides lots of opportunities for literacy and geography: creative writing, phonics, artwork, sentence construction, role play and looking at different ways of travelling. In Maths we will read and write numbers and number names to 20. Understand and make teen numbers and compare and order numbers to 30.
  • Christmas


    11.12.17 During this topic it provides a variety of art and design opportunities, we will use a range of materials creatively to design and make a selection of Christmas products. We will look at Christmas as a Christian festival and how it is celebrated.We will continue to follow Abacus
  • Stickman


    8.1.18 During this topic we will enjoy the story of stickman, we will use the adventures he goes on to look in to a variety of every day materials and describe the physical properties. We will use this text to inspire the children to write Stickman style stories. In Maths we will read, write and say two digit numbers and understand them as some tens some ones. Revise number bonds to 5,6,7,10.  We will solve simple addition and subtraction word problems.
  • Funny Bones

    Funny Bones

    5.2.18 We will use the stories of Funny Bones as a stimulus to learn about the parts of body and their functions. Including the skeleton through reading ‘ Funny Bones’ stories. You can help: pick up leaflets at doctor’s surgery, chemist or dentist. We welcome any artefacts that support this topic e.g. x-rays. In Maths we will count on and back in tens, begin to count in fives, twos and ten, and begin to estimate a number of objects. Recognise odd
  • Weather


    12.3.18 During this topic to observe changes across the four seasons and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.In Maths we will relate units of time –weeks, days and hours. Read and write times to the hour. Locate 2-digit numbers on a 100 square.
  • Plants 16/04/18

    Plants 16/04/18

    During this topic we will identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants and name the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants. This topic will allow us to gather and record data through a variety of scientific experiments.
  • Katie Morag

    Katie Morag

    7.5.18 In this topic we will take the opportunity to investigate key physical features such as beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean river and valley. We will be comparing key human features of rural and urban locations. During this topic we will begin to develop map reading skills and knowledge of compass points. 
  • Pirates


    11.6.18 During this topic we will begin to develop the children’s awareness of the world’s seven continents and five oceans. We use stories and drama to spark imagination about pirates and to help with this we have ‘Pirate Day!’ were children and teachers dress up and spend the day as pirates.
  • Rainbow Fish

    Rainbow Fish

    9.7.18 During this topic we will use the story of Rainbow fish to stimulate the children’s own similar adventure stories. We use the story to discuss friendships and other moral dilemmas to encourage the children to think of others. We will explore a range of art and design techniques including collage and print.