St John's C of E Primary School

Year 1 Curriculum

Literacy - for more information about our literacy curriculum click here

Please click on each book for more information#




Billy and the Beast 




Lost and Found



Yeti and the Bird


Year 1 Maths Overview

Maths Calculations Demonstration Videos 

Additon 1 Addition 2 Addition 3 Subtraction 1 Subtraction 2
Subtraction 3 Multiplication Multiplication 2 Division

Maths Knowledge Organisers 

Knowledge Organisers  support pupils with information and methods they should know

Place Value Add/Subtract Shape Values to 20 Values to 50 length/mass
times/ divide Fractions Positon Direction Money Time

White-Rose Home Learning Books - to support Maths learning at home

Autumn Term Values to 10 Add/Subtract to   10 Shape Values to 20
Spring Term Add/ subtract to 20 Values to 50 Length Mass
Summer Term Times / Divide Fractions Position Value to 100 Money Time

Project work / Topic

Autumn 1 - Dinosaur Planet

Watch out everyone – the dinosaurs are on the prowl. They’re rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth. Let’s explore the Dinosaur Planet. Imagine you’re a palaeontologist (that’s a scientist who studies bones and fossils). Dig deep and discover dazzling dinosaur facts. Create a dinosaur museum and invite visitors to see your awesome dinosaur artefacts. You could even do a dinosaur dance or produce some prehistoric percussion. Which is your favourite dinosaur? The Tyrannosaurus, the Brachiosaurus or the Micropachycephalosaurus? Doyouthinkhesawus? Yes, he did. Run!

Knowledge Organiser    Glossary    Home Learning    Fun Facts   Book List




Autumn 2 - Moon Zoom

CRASH! What’s that in the playground? Let’s go outside and take a look. Stand back everyone – it looks like a UFO has crash landed. Find out who might have landed by exploring the craft and investigating scattered scientific specimens. Create a ‘Welcome to Earth’ box for an alien explorer. What can you put in it to help explain what life is like on our planet? Would you like to be an astronaut? You’ll need a pretty sturdy spacecraft if you do. Start off small by making an air-propelled rocket. How far can you make it travel? Find out the names of the planets. There’s Mercury, Neptune, Mars and – do you know any others? I’ve forgotten the rest. Then, an alien is found. Can you help get him home? It’s got the experts in a right kerfuffle. Professor Pong doesn’t know what to do. Are you ready for take off Year 1? Hold tight. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… LIFT OFF

Knowledge Organiser    Glossary    Home Learning    Fun Facts   Book List





Spring 1 - The Enchanted Wood 

If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a BIG surprise. Foxes and badgers, voles and mice, beady eyed owls in the swaying tree tops. Beneath the leaves are tiny footprints – animal or imp? You decide. Deciduous or evergreen? Can you match a leaf to its tree? Can you match a petal to its flower? Let’s build a den, stick by stick and branch by branch. Or we could make a teeny tiny home for a woodland fairy. Then let’s party down in the woods with Mr Fox and all his woodland friends. We’d better not get lost. Let’s leave a trail of conkers as we go. At last, it’s time to rest by the woodland fire, listening to stories and toasting our sweet, gooey marshmallows. Yum, yum.

Knowledge Organiser    Glossary    Home Learning    Fun Facts   Book List




The Enchanted Woodland

Spring 2 - Paws and Claws

Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers. What’s your favourite animal? One that meows? One that barks? Or maybe one that scurries or slithers? From pets at home to animals in the zoo, let’s find out what animals like to eat and where they like to sleep. Do you know how to look after a rabbit? A cat? Or even a snake? Find out how the elephant got his trunk and how the rhinoceros got his leathery skin. Perhaps you know how the dog got his waggy tail? Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Who is a herbivore and who is a carnivore? When a gaggle of mysterious pets arrive at the local pet shop, it’s up to you to take care of them. Feed them, clean them and discover their daily needs. After all that work, curl up and take a cat nap.

Knowledge Organiser    Glossary    Home Learning    Fun Facts   Book List




Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Summer 1 - Bright Lights

This project teaches children about the physical and human characteristics of the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the characteristics and features of the capital city, London.

Knowledge Organiser   Glossary   Home Learning   Fun Facts  Book List


Bright Lights, Big City

Summer 2 - Childhood

This project teaches children about everyday life and families today, including comparisons with childhood in the 1950s, using artefacts and a range of different sources.

Knowledge Organiser     Home Learning     Book List



Home Learning

Some learning support activites to use at home

English and Maths Learning pack Guidance and answers Practical Ideas