The Grange Primary School

Year 1

Class Teachers

Miss Hoggard and Miss Mellows.

Learning Assistants

Mrs Brown, Mrs Carris, Mrs Graves and Mrs Young.


This year, the topics we have planned are:

Puppet Show, It’s on Fire, Jungle Adventure and Land Ahoy.

Autumn Term

Puppet Show

In our first topic we will be focusing on storytelling and traditional tales. We will make our own puppet theatre and use puppets to retell familiar stories. Our main book for this topic will be The Three Billy Goats Gruff and we will use Talk for Writing to help us create our own version. We will then perform our puppet show at the end of our topic.

In Maths we will be consolidating and deepening our understanding of numbers to 10 and extend this for those ready for the next challenge. We will also begin to look at addition and subtraction.

Our PE day will be Tuesday where we will be learning trolley hockey and dance. On a Friday, Year 1 will be taking part in pre bike ability, which will develop balance and co-ordination skills.

It’s on Fire

In our second topic we will be learning all about The Gunpowder Plot and The Great Fire of London. Our book for this topic will be, You Wouldn’t Want to be in The Great Fire of London by Jim Pipe.

We are looking forward to experiencing a workshop all about The Great Fire of London. This will help us imagine and gain a deeper understanding of the events. During this term we will also be visited by the emergency services to help us understand the roles of the people who help us.

In English, we will focus on non-chronological reports and recounts. We will be using our history topic and our class book to support our writing.

In Maths, we will begin to learn about 2D shapes and our understanding of numbers to 20. We will also begin to count in 5s and 10s.

Spring Term

Our topic for the spring term will be Jungle Adventure and the book we will be focusing on is, The Jungle Book. We will be having a ‘Jungle Day’ to support our learning with music and art activities. In Design and Technology, we will have the opportunity to design and make our own safari car.

In English, we will be writing our own ‘There and Back Again’ stories about the jungle and we will begin to think about persuasive writing.

In Maths, we will be developing our understanding of addition and subtraction and move on to explore measurement.

Summer term

Our final topic in the summer term will be Land Ahoy and will be based on a pirate theme. This term we will have our class trip to Cleethorpes. This will include 2 of our 11 before 11 experiences, as we will be visiting the seaside and have the opportunity to fly a kite. The book we will be focusing on is Peter Pan.

In English, we will write a narrative where we will focus on defeating the enemy and we will use our trip experiences to write a second non-chronological report.

In Maths, we will be looking at multiplication and division and consolidate counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

As part of Science Week, which will fall during this term, we will begin to explore floating and sinking.


Please help us to support your child by listening to your child read five times a week.

Homework will be set on Friday on Purple Mash and Active Learn.

In Year 1 all children take part in the Phonics Screening during the summer term. To help support your child, please complete the Phonics workbook that will be sent home on a Friday.

Our PE day is on a Wednesday.
However, kit must be brought into school on a Monday and taken home on a Friday. This ensures pupils have kit for any additional activities which may be timetabled in.