Welcome to Year 1

Long Term Plan


2021-2022 Long Term Plan Year One


Year 1 Key Information

Teacher 1A:   Miss Doyle                       Email: hdoyle@victoriousacademies.org

Teachers 1B: Miss Richards                  Email: erichards@victoriousacademies.org

……………………Miss Wrigley                    Email: lwrigley@victoriousacademies.org

Teaching Assistants: Miss Fowler and Miss Combs

Who to follow on Twitter@MissRichardsYr1    @MissHDoyle    @MissWrigley1

Weekly Spelling Test: Monday

PE day: Monday and Thursday

Summer Term Forest School: Class 1A 04/05/2022    Class 1B  11/05/2022

What’s happening in Autumn term?

In Autumn 1 we will be learning all about the United Kingdom! We will explore maps, find out about each capital city and we will taste some traditional foods.  In Science we will be learning all about our 5 senses.

In Autumn 2 we will be learning about the Amazon Rainforest. We will compare the Amazon Rainforest with parts of the United Kingdom. We will also learn about significant British individuals such as David Attenborough. Our Science sessions will focus on everyday materials and we will be working scientifically to conduct our own class experiments.

Class Reading Text

Paddington by Michael Bond.

The classic story of a much-loved bear -Paddington! Paddington Bear first met the Brown family at a railway station. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and a label reading ‘Please look after this bear’. We use Paddington Bear to support our United Kingdom topic.

The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas.

This sensitive book encourages our pupils to open up and discuss how they feel, even when their thoughts are confusing. This story is all about a monster confused by his feelings, who then learns to compartmentalise them. We have a feelings chart in our classroom linked to this book and we discuss our feelings each day.



What’s happening in Spring term?

In Spring 1 we will be learning all about Castles!  We will learn about various types of castles, make fact sheets about them and represent them in various ways e.g. through junk modelling, playdough, construction materials etc.  After learning all about food in DT, we will be making our own fruit salad fit for a King’s banquet!  In Science we will be analysing the properties of various materials then testing for the most suitable for Robbie’s new dog bed!

In Spring 2 we will be learning about Kings and Queens from the past.  We will learn facts about them and show our learning in different ways e.g. making a class documentary, drawing portraits and writing facts.  In Science, we will be learning all about plants.


The Knight and the Dragon                                                        In this story, we learn about a knight and a dragon who decide to train themselves up to fight each other, but things don’t go exactly to plan!  They find that when they become friends and work together as a team, good things happen.  As well as the moral lesson, we learn lots of tricky vocabulary through this book, such as; ‘ancestors’ and ‘rummage’.

The Princess and the Wizard

The story of a princess captured by an evil wizard.                         
Can she outwit him and escape in time to get home for her birthday cake?  This is our World Boo
k Day class book; all children will receive a copy to keep and read at home.


What’s happening in the Summer term?

In Summer 1 we will be learning about the ocean zones and sea creatures. In English we will be writing our own stories inspired by the Singing Mermaid.  In Geography we will be focusing on our map skills and will be going on a local trip to Chadwick Dam to test out our map skills!  In Design and Technology we will be learning some new joining techniques, such as concertina and cut and stand, in order to make our own ocean-themed pop-up cards.  In Science we will be learning some basic classification skills when it comes to animals, such as sorting them by features, what they eat etc.

In Summer 2 we will be reading and writing poetry. We will also be learning how to write explanations.  In Science we will be learning about animals including fish and as part of this we will be going on a trip to the Blue Planet Aquarium.  In Geography we will be comparing the Seaside town Blackpool with our local area, Ashton-Under-Lyne.  In Art we will be learning about natural art and sculptures, focusing on the artist Andy Goldsworthy.

Class Text – The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson

The Singing Mermaid tells the story of a mermaid with a beautiful singing voice who is tricked into joining the circus by it’s devious owner. She is forced to sing in the circus and kept in a fish tank but does meet some new friends along the way.  Can she, with their help, make it back to her home under the sea?

Favourite Five Books

Our Favourite Five books are the books we will regularly read and revisit throughout the term.  In Summer we will be sharing the following:

  • Somebody Swallowed Stanley
  • Gilbert the Great
  • Sharing a Shell
  • A House for Hermit Crab
  • Would an Elephant Enjoy the Seaside?