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Year One Curriculum Information

Because we have an intake of 45, we need to run split year group classes, something we have done very successfully for many years. When we split the classes, we look at each child as an individual and decide what they need most - taking into account, ability, friendships, special educational needs and other factors in order to create mixed ability classes throughout.

Our curriculum planning supports this approach.  We run a two-year cycle so that children don't repeat topics or content and don't miss out on areas of the curriculum either.

Here you can see the topics covered in each half term across both cycles.  For more information, follow the hyperlinks to the subject areas or topic titles.

Year One Long Term Plan (pdf download)

Year One Cycle B: 2020/21

Subject

Autumn

Spring

Summer

English

  • Stories with predictable phrasing eg Gingerbread Man, Room on the Broom
  • Labels, Lists and Captions
  • Recount
  • Poetry - Vocabulary building
  • Poetry - Structure - rhyming couplets
  • Take One Book
  • Traditional Tales - Fairy Tales
  • Reports
  • Instructions
  • Poetry - Vocabulary building
  • Poetry - Structure - rhyming couplets
  • Take One Book
  • Contemporary fiction - stories reflecting children's own experience
  • Take One Book
  • Reports
  • Information Texts
  • Poetry - Vocabulary building
  • Take one poet - poetry appreciation

Maths

  • Place Value to 50
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions
  • Money
  • Measurement: Length and Height
  • Place value to 100
  • 2D and 3D Shape
  • Time
  • Measurement
  • Place Value
  • Position and Direction
History
  • Significant people: Florence Nightingale
  • Significant events outside living memory: Guy Fawkes/Gunpowder plot / Great Fire of London
  • Changes within living memory: Homes
  • Local History: Travel and transport: first bicycle, first aeroplane flight, first train, first car
Geography
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Mapwork: Name continents, oceans, 4 countries of UK, use and create maps and aerial photos (familiar places)
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Place Knowledge: Compare York to non-European place (Cairns)
  • Fieldwork: Use maps, 4 compass points, locational and directional language, aerial photos and plans, observational skills
Science
  • Working Scientifically
  • Humans
  • Working Scientifically
  • Everyday materials
  • Animals
  • Working Scientifically
  • Plants
Art & Design
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Henri Matisse
  • Collage
  • Sculpture
  • Print
  • Aboriginal Art
  • Textiles
  • Digital Media
Design Technology
  • Textiles: Templates and joining techniques
  • Mechanisms: Wheels and Axles
  • Food: Preparing fruit and vegetables
Computing
  • E Safety
  • Creativity in IT: Making pictures, posters, artwork
  • Digital Literacy
  • Visual Media, Music & Sound, Multimedia, Handling Data
  • Programming / Coding
RE
  • 1.1 Who is a Christian and what do they believe?
  • The  Christmas Story
  • 1.3 Who is Jewish and what do they believe?
  • The Easter Story
  • 1.5 What makes some places sacred?
  • 1.7 What does it mean to belong to a faith community?
PE
  • Movement and travel
  • Fitness
  • Throwing and catching
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Athletics
  • Games
Music

  • How pulse, rhythm and pitch work together.
  • Rap Music

  • Playing/singing in different styles
  • Latin Music
  • Creating your own lyrics
PSHCE
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World

Year One: Cycle A: 2021/22

Subject

Autumn

Spring

Summer

English

  • Stories with predictable phrasing eg Gingerbread Man, Room on the Broom
  • Labels, Lists and Captions
  • Recount
  • Poetry - Vocabulary building
  • Poetry - Structure - rhyming couplets
  • Take One Book
  • Traditional Tales - Fairy Tales
  • Reports
  • Instructions
  • Poetry - Vocabulary building
  • Poetry - Structure - rhyming couplets
  • Take One Book
  • Contemporary fiction - stories reflecting children's own experience
  • Take One Book
  • Reports
  • Information Texts
  • Poetry - Vocabulary building
  • Take one poet - poetry appreciation

Maths

  • Place Value to 50
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions
  • Money
  • Measurement: Length and Height
  • Place value to 100
  • 2D and 3D Shape
  • Time
  • Measurement
  • Place Value
  • Position and Direction
History
  • Local History: York Minster
  • Significant events outside living memory:Guy Fawkes/Gunpowder plot
  • Changes within living memory: Toys
  • Significant people: Neil Armstrong & Helen Sharman
Geography
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Mapwork: Name continents, oceans, 4 countries of UK, use and create maps and aerial photos (familiar places)
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Place Knowledge: Compare York to non-European place
  • Fieldwork: Use maps, 4 compass points, locational and directional language, aerial photos and plans, observational skills
Science
  • Working Scientifically
  • Humans
  • Working Scientifically
  • Everyday materials
  • Animals
  • Working Scientifically
  • Plants
Art & Design
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Collage
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles
  • Digital Media
  • Print
Design Technology
  • Structures: Freestanding Structures
  • Mechanisms: Slides and Levers
  • Food: Preparing fruit and vegetables
Computing
  • E Safety
  • Creativity in IT: Making pictures, posters, artwork
  • Digital Literacy
  • Visual Media, Music & Sound, Multimedia, Handling Data
  • Programming / Coding
RE
  • What can we learn from sacred books?
  • The Christmas Story
  • Who is a muslim and what do they believe?
  • The Easter Story
  • How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?
  • How should we care for others in the world and why does it matter?
PE
  • Movement and travel
  • Fitness
  • Throwing and catching
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Athletics
  • Games
Music
  • How pulse, rhythm and pitch work together.
  • Rap Music
  • Playing/singing in different styles
  • Latin Music
  • Creating your own lyrics
PSHCE
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World

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A video prospectus about life at Acomb Primary School. See some of the many special things we do...

Daisy's Space Film

A video made by one of our pupils about space

Gorge Walking 2014 GoPro

Bewerley Park