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Rockmount Primary School

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!



Coral Class

Class Teacher: Hayley Gorman

Class Teaching Assistant: Anna Gruszecka


Pearl Class

Class Teacher: Hannah Fryman

Class Teaching Assistant: Dawn Holmes

Year 1 Curriculum Map for 2020-2021


Half Term Topic Curriculum Area
Autumn 1st Half 'Staying Alive'
English: Labelling/lists/captions
Maths: Number
Geography: The Continents
Science: Our Body
Computing: We Are Treasure Hunters
History: Florence Nightingale
RE: Why are we thankful?
PE: Games
Autumn 2nd Half 'Memory Box & Toys'
English: Story Writing

Maths: Number: Addition And Subtraction,Properties Of 2D And 3D Shapes
Geography: Seasons
History: Bonfire Night/ Guy Fawkes
Science: Weather
Computing: We Are Celebrating
RE: Festivals of Light

Spring 1st Half 'Fairy tales and Castles'

English: Story Writing/Retelling
Maths: Number - Place Value; Problem Solving;Mental Maths, Time
History/Geography: Famous Kings and Queens
Science: Materials
Computing: We Are Story Tellers
RE: Hinduism
PE: Gymnastics

Spring 2nd Half 'Off we go to Mexico!'
English: Non - Fiction

Maths: Measurement -Time; Money; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
History/Geography: Geographical Comparisons
Computing: We Are Collectors
RE: Judaism

Summer 1st half 'The Enchanted woodland' English: Letter Writing/Invitations

Maths: Number - Division; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
Geography: Local Area Study
Science: Naming Trees And Plants
Computing: We Are Storytellers
RE: Christianity

Summer 2nd Half 'Carnival of the Animals'
English: Poetry

Maths: Geometry: Position And Direction; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
Geography: Name And Locate Five Oceans
Science: Naming A Variety Of Common Animals
Computing: We Are Celebrating
RE: Christianity

If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Clare Garside
Please read our termly curriculum letters for more information.

Autumn 1 Staying Alive 


At the beginning of Year 1, we focused on our wellbeing and settling into our new routine. We created artwork responding to the book ‘The Dot’ by Peter H. Reynolds. For our half term topic 'Staying Alive', we learnt about how to look after our bodies and the importance of looking after our physical and mental wellbeing. We studied the lives of Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. We wrote a letter pretending to be Florence Nightingale. Year 1 really enjoyed designing and making a nurse’s bag for Mary Seacole too. In Coral class we had a Doctor’s surgery role play area. In Pearl class we had a fire station!

Autumn 2 Memory Box and Toys


Our topic this half term is 'Memory Box and Toys'. This topic focuses on History and Literacy and we will be exploring toys from the past and comparing them to the toys we play with now. We also think about our lives so far and discuss our memories. We will talk about our families and friends, our experiences and special celebrations. We will retell stories in our class role play areas and focus on sharing ideas and listening to others. In Coral class we have created a space station for our role play area and in Pearl class we have created our own classroom theatre!


Our focus texts are: 

• Week 1 - Toys in space by Mini Grey

• Week 2 - Whatever next by Jill Murphy 

• Week 3 - Biscuit Bear by Mini Grey

• Weeks 4&5 - Traction man by Mini Grey

• Week 6 - The Naughty Bus by Jan Oke