Year 1 | The Laurels Primary School

Year 1


In Year One we have a range of topics to engage, challenge and stimulate whilst continue to build upon the skills the children developed in Reception.  We introduce the children to a range of  spelling, grammar and punctuation activities and continue learning phonics to read and write independently.  

We start our year with our ‘Fire Fire!” topic  with a history focus. We learn all about Samuel Peyps and his cheese. We also learn about fire safety with a visit from the Fire Fighters.  The second half of this topic includes and exciting visit to the Weald and Downland Museum.

In Spring our topic is ‘Man on the Moon’ where we look at our world from a distance learning about the countries that make up the United Kingdom.  We then travel into Outer Space to explore our solar system.   We study Neil Armstrong and Tim Peak thinking about how science has helped us to progress .  At the end of this topic if we have completed all of our learning successfully we might be invited to apply for Nasa and to participate in our own Nasa day training to be an astronaut.

Our summer topic is ‘Wild and Wonderful’, we about animals and their habitats looking closely at our school and local area.  Children have fun becoming authors and writing tangled tales –  traditional stories with our own twist.

Curriculum coverage map Year 1

Autumn Term – Fire, Fire!

Spring Term – Man on the Moon

Summer Term