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Key Stage One Curriculum Overview



Year 1 and 2 Autumn Term 2023


Before we inform you of activities and events that will be happening in Year 1 and 2 during the Autumn Term, we would first of all like to welcome you- we hope that we will all be able to work together in the spirit of our school motto


'Together with Christ Everyone Achieves More’


Autumn Term Curriculum

We hope that you have had an enjoyable and restful holiday. Our new Spring Term topics are called 'Marvellous Me' and 'Brilliant Britain.' 



This half term, we are starting a new topic ‘Marvellous Me' where we will be exploring our sense of belonging, community and family. We will be celebrating our similarities and differences. We will be learning about the human body and our senses.


We will continue to follow our Read, Write, Inc programme and Literacy and Language programme on a daily basis with the children. The children will also be working to improve their grammar, handwriting and spelling. 



Religious Education

The children will participate in weekly Holy times and assemblies as well as weekly lessons based around the life of Jesus. We will also be sending our prayer bag home with the children. This is an opportunity for you to share a special Holy time with your child at home which they can then share with us in school. 


This term we will be learning about... 

  • The Creation Story
  • What it means to 'belong'





  • Read, Write, Inc
  • Literacy and Language
  • Read, Write, Inc comprehension
  • Story time
  • Stories connected to our theme
  • Looking at the use of Capital letters, full stops, nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs
  • Non Chronological Reports (October 5th)
  • Writing letters, instruction texts and newspaper reports
  • Poetry- National Poetry Day!
  • Sentence structure and use of punctuation


Throughout all of these units the children will be taught about the writing process and how to :

  • Plan their writing
  • Compose and rehearse their sentences orally (hold/ build a sentence)
  • Organise their writing
  • Revise their writing (Does it sound right?)
  • Evaluate and edit their work (Does it look right?)
  • Publish their work to a high standard





  • Number and place value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Properties of shape
  • Measures: Mass
  • Money
  • Statistics


We will also be introducing some new 'fluency' lessons. This will help in supporting the children in remembering known number facts.



The focus in science this term will be 'Ourselves'.

 This half term we will be learning:


· How have we changed?

· Our bodies

· What can we hear?

· Our senses



Geography/ History

We will be learning about 'My Home' and 'My Family.'


Our key enquiry questions will be:


·Timeline of our lives- What events have happened in my life so far?

  • Who am I and who is my family?

· How are we similar and different to our relatives?

· What features are within my local area?

· What can I use to describe the location of features within my local area?





The children will take part in  PE sessions with Mr Gaffney and their class teacher. 


  • Pupils will explore travelling actions, movement skills and balancing. They will understand why it is important to count to music and use this in their dances.




We will be following the Charanga Music scheme.  As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose music, the children will listen and appraise other songs by other artists linked to a theme. Throughout the lessons the children will learn about pulse, rhythm and pace. They will also develop their skills of appraising music. 




In computing we will be ensuring that all children are familiar with using our school online platforms, logging in, online safety and the correct use of computing equipment.


We also use our computing equipment regularly to support our learning in other subjects.


Art and Design Technology

Pupils will explore various different artists and different techniques to create ‘Self Portraits.’ We will be using a variety of different media.




Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time. Classroom doors open at 8.30 am and the register will be taken at 8.45 am, anyone arriving after this time will be late.

Please read with your child daily and write a comment in their reading diary every night to show

that they have been reading at home. 

All children will take part in PE lessons.

Mrs Collins' class: TUESDAY

Miss Doherty's class: MONDAY

Mr Leybourne's class: TUESDAY

Please ensure your child wears their PE kit to school on the day they have PE



Our year so far...

Click below for your daily Read Write Inc lessons.

We love reading! 

Click on the image to go to Oxford Owl. Follow the instructions sent by your class teacher to access the amazing library of eBooks.

Please check your DB Primary account every day for new tasks and messages from your teacher. 

Please look at the Religious Education page to find your RE lessons. 




 We very much welcome the contribution of carers and parents so please let us know if you have any comments, queries or ideas. Remember to access the useful links below which offer some great online activities for your child.

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