All Saints CE Primary School

All Saints C.E. Primary School

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Year 1

Orange Class 


This term much of our English will be focusing on stories from other cultures. We shall read, explore and sequence stories from places such as Africa, America and Australia. We will look at the structure and patterns of these stories and use them to help write our own stories.

We will also focus on reading and spelling the Year 1 common exception words. A copy of these words will be stuck into your child’s homework book for them to practise reading and spelling them at home.

Letters and Sounds will continue daily to further develop the children’s phonics skills.


We will cover two units of work this term: place value to 50 and measuring weight and capacity. In our Place Value unit the children will count to 50 forwards and backwards, read and write numbers to 50 in numerals, identify one more or one less than a number to 50, identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations and count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

In our Measuring unit the children will measure and begin to record mass/weight, capacity and volume. They will compare, describe and solve practical problems for mass/weight, capacity and volume, using vocabulary such as heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than, full/empty, more than, less than, half full, quarter full.

Learning Journey (cross curricular subjects)

Our key question for this term is ‘What can we learn from our traditions?’. We will find out about some British traditions and learn about traditions and beliefs from around the world. We will find different countries on a world map, listen to music from these countries, learn traditional dances and try out some artwork techniques, such as Aboriginal dot paintings.

Our Science topic is Materials. We will be naming and sorting common materials and exploring properties such as whether a material is waterproof or not and whether a material sinks or floats. We will also find out about the materials used to build houses around the world, and then in DT we will design and make our own houses. We will spend some time exploring Spring and the changes that occur around us as Spring arrives.

Computing will include giving a sequence of instructions to a programmable toy. Through RE we will be learning why Easter is so important to Christians. Our PSHE topic is ‘Healthy me’ and in PA we start our Dance unit. A busy term!


Homework grid in homework books.

Continue reading daily and practising reading and spelling your word lists.

Targets this term


  • Begin to use ‘and’ to join ideas and sentences.
  • Remember to use capital letters and full stops correctly.


  • Count in twos, fives and tens.
  • Count forwards and backwards between 0 and 50.

Personal and Social

  • Make healthy lifestyle choices.

If you have any queries please come and ask us, we will try our best to help!


Homework grid: Year 1 Term 4             What can we learn from our traditions?


Learning Journey


Traditions around the World

Place value to 50, measuring weight and capacity

Choose a country to find out about- what traditions do they have? You could find out about food eaten, traditional music and dances or special celebrations. Present your information however you like.

Houses around the world- what types of houses do people around the world live in? What type of house do you live in? Can you draw some different houses?

Practise counting forwards and backwards between 0 and 50. Read and write numbers to 50.

Write some sentences about Easter. Why do Christians celebrate Easter? What traditions do people have at Easter time?


Create an Aboriginal dot painting.


Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.


Create an information page about what happens in Spring.

Science: Identify and name a variety of materials used to make objects around your home. Can you describe the properties of the materials, for example: hard, soft, flexible, smooth, rough.

Choose 3 containers and compare their capacity. Find out how many cups of rice or water each container holds and then put the containers in order from smallest capacity to biggest capacity.