Curriculum Notes Year 1 Autumn 2018

Little Sutton Primary School                                                                                                                                                                                                  Year 1 Curriculum Plan

Dear Parents,


Welcome back to another year at Little Sutton Primary School.  We hope you enjoyed the summer holidays and we look forward to working with you and your child this year.

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the Autumn Term.  We have also written a reminder with regards to medication and equipment needed in school. Details with regards to homework are also included.

We hope that these notes will enable you to support your child with the work they are carrying out at school by providing them with opportunities to extend their knowledge of the subjects.  We would also appreciate you supporting them to complete homework to a high standard and return it on time as well as ensuring they have all the equipment they will need.

Below is an overview of all the subjects and topics your child will be covering in the Autumn Term.


Number: Place Value

Number: Addition and Subtraction


Phonics:                                                                                     Writing:

Recap of initial sounds                                                                Sentence building

Consonant blends and vowel digraphs                                       Rhyme

Word building                                                                              Owl Babies unit

Application to reading                                                                  Visual literacy



Seasonal changes

Deciduous and Evergreen Trees


Plant Structure


Logging on and off                                                                  Create a card electronically

E- safety

Using computer programmes appropriately


History of shops

Simple chronology



Printing, drawing, painting, collaging. Study of an artist – Kerry Darlington


Design Technology

Christmas enterprise.                                                  Using tools and a variety of media


Gymnastics – locomotion and balancing, rock and rolling.  Improving coordination and control

Games – Variety of ball skills

1JS will have PE on Tuesdays and 1JF on Wednesdays.  Please send PE kits to school on Mondays and take them home again on Fridays for washing.

Please remember to label all of your child’s PE kit and check pump sizes to ensure their pumps are not too small now.



Finding simple rhythms

Applying musical instruments to a song


Being thankful

Expressing Joy

Equipment required

PE kit

Water bottle

Please remember to name all clothing, bags, drinks and lunch boxes etc

KS1 are provided with pencils, crayons etc

Please keep pencil cases for home use.

Please ensure spelling books are brought to school every Monday and yellow reading diaries are brought in every day.


The children will change their reading book twice a week (usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays). Children are expected to read with their parents at least 3 times a week (preferably every day). Please ensure that you write a comment in their reading records so we can track their progress.

After half term, there will also be additional homework once a week, based on topics covered in lessons. The children will be given a full week to complete it. Information of what to do will be posted on the school website.


Spellings will be stuck into the back of spelling books and they will be tested in the front. Please do not practise spellings in these books.

Spellings will always be available on SpellAnywhere, accessible from the school website. We encourage you and your child to use this as it is a fun way to practise the week’s spellings. If you cannot access the week’s spellings, please let the Year 1 staff know.

 Trips/ Clubs money etc.

Details for trips and clubs are sent out separately but will generally be paid for through ParentPay unless otherwise specified. If you do not have access to ParentPay yet please ask for details at the office otherwise, send correct amount by cheque or cash in a named envelope.


Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date.

Class information 

On a Thursday afternoon, while the Y1 staff use time for planning, preparation and assessment, the children will enjoy one hour of Spanish with Mr Viollet and one hour of Music with Mr Jefferies.

We would like children to leave any toys at home (unless specified), to avoid any losses or damages to them.

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year.


Miss Faulkner and Mr Storer