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Sandown School




Year 1 2023-2024

A warm welcome to the year one page!

Our teaching team consists of Mr Anderson and Miss Smith in 1A and Mrs Harris , Miss Woodward and Mrs Goodban in 1H. 


Year 1 will be having PE on a Monday and a Thursday. Please can children come to school wearing their PE kits on these days.  

We also have termly visits to Green Zone. All our Green Zone sessions are posted on Tapestry 

Fun at Green Zone Year 1

Below you will find an overview of our planned learning each term along. For more information on what your child will be learning in year 1 please see the curriculum pages and termly newsletters. 

Term 1 newsletter and home learning 

Term 2 newsletter and home learning

Term 3 newsletter and home learning 

Term 4 newsletter and home learning

Term 5 newsletter and home learning

Term 6 newsletter and home learning

Year 1 High Frequency words





Term 1 

I'm a poet and i didn't know it!


Hook: Rhyming word hunt in the local area 



Maths: Place value within 10, Addition and subtraction within 10

English: Rhyming, simple poetry and descriptive writing

SPAG- Simple sentence structure- finger spaces, full stops

Reading- reading skills, speaking and listening skills, join in with rhymes

Geography - Why do people come to Deal?-

Locating where children live and knowing their address, exploring around the school- human and physical features(during local walk). Can they guide the everywhere bear to their house? What makes them come to Deal?

Science: Seasonal changes (Autumn),Working scientifically

Computing: Unit A: computing systems and networks- technology around us

RE: Does God want Christians to look after the world?

Music: Charanga- Glockenspiel Act 1- first note

PE: Indoor PE: Infant Agility

Outdoor PE: Tennis

DT: Fabric project- Making a promotional product for a book (whale for snail and the whale)

PSHE: Jigsaw – Unit 1

Local walk around the school environment  


Term 2

Toys, Toys, Toys


Trip to see a show






Maths: Addition and subtraction within 10, Shape, Consolidation

English: Writing instructions, Christmas poems

SPAG- simple sentence structure- finger spaces, full stops, capital letters, imperative verbs-get, put, mix, time conjunctions- first, next

Reading- blending, beginning of phase 5 sounds, sharing books

History - How have toys changed over time?

What types of toys are there?

What toys did my parents and grandparents play with?

How do we know about toys from the past?

Can we put toys in chronological order?

Why have toys changed?

Science: Everyday materials

Computing: Unit B: creating media- digital painting

RE: What gifts might Christians have given Jesus if he had been born here?

Music: Charanga- Glockenspiel Act 1- first note, Singing for Panto


Outdoor PE: football

Indoor PE: Infant Agility

Art: Access art- spirals




Term 3 

I have a dream


Hook: Fairytale dress up day 



Maths: Place value within 20, Addition and subtraction within 20

English: Character description and story writing

SPAG- word types- noun, verb, adjectives- capital letters for start of names and I

Reading- traditional tales, fairy tales, blending in their heads, tricky words

Geography- What is in the UK? Countries that make the UK, key features, main towns/cities, seas

Science: Seasonal changes (Winter), Animals (including humans), Plants

Computing: Unit D- programming A- moving a robot

RE: Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?

Music: Charanga- Glockenspiel Act 2- play together


Indoor PE: Gymnastics

Outdoor PE: Tag Rugby

Art: Access Art- simple printing, watercolours, inspired by floral and fauna

PSHE: Jigsaw: Unit 3



Term 4 

Wild World


Hook: Creepy claws visit




Maths: Place value within 50, Length and height, Mass and volume.

English: Story writing and poetry

SPAG- Consolidate last term and term 1 poetry

Reading- reading for an audience, consolidate all know sounds and blending in head.

History: How are climates different around the world?,Focus on rainforest

Science:  Seasonal changes (Spring),Working scientifically (consolidation)

Computing: Unit C- Data and information- grouping data

RE:  Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity on Palm Sunday?

Music: Charanga- Glockenspiel Act 3- more notes


Indoor PE: Tri Golf

Outdoor PE: Kwik Cricket

Art: Access art- playful making and making birds

PSHE: Jigsaw - Unit 4


Term 5 

What’s the Deal?


The history project walk


Maths: Multiplication and division, Fractions, Position and direction

English: Recount and instructions

SPAG- Consolidating previous terms and coordinating conjunctions

Reading- Phonics Screening Check, reading fluently

History - What effect did Smugglers have locally?

Why did smuggling begin?

Smuggling: Why Deal?

What effect did Goodwin Sands have on smuggling?

What effect did smuggling have on justice?

Geography- Why do people come to Deal?

-What features does Deal have?(Recap during local learning walk)

Science: Plants

Computing: Unit E: Creating Media- digital writing

RE: Is Shabbat important to Jewish children?

Music: Charanga- Glockenspiel Act 3- more notes


Indoor PE: Dance

Outdoor PE: Rounders

DT:  wood project- Kites

PSHE: Unit 5: Relationships

 The History Project 

Term 6

London’s burning!


Making a bakery


Maths: Place value within 100, Money, Time, Consolidation

English: Diary entry and story writing

SPAG- consolidation of previous terms

History - Did the Great Fire of London only have a negative impact?

What was London like in 1666?

What were the key events of the Great Fire of London? (chronology)

How do we know so much about the Great Fire of London? (Famous People/sources)

Why did the fire spread so quickly? (buildings/materials)

What damage did the fire cause?

What changed after the fire? (comparison)

 Science: Seasonal changes (Summer), Animals (including humans) (consolidation), Plants (consolidation)

Computing: Unit F: Programming B- programming animations

RE: Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur important to Jewish children?

Music: Charanga- Glockenspiel Act 4- finale


Indoor PE: Indoor review

Outdoor PE: Outdoor review/Sports day practice

DT: food project

PSHE: Unit 6: Changing me (including SRE)


Year 1 high frequency spelling words

Year 1 rapid recall facts