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Year 1: Autumn 2 Curriculum


Autumn 2: Frozen Planet Explore the 7 main countries that make up the arctic circle. Find out what life is like there, including climate and weather conditions. Look at physical and human features. Investigate the types of animals found in this region.

Create A Spark

Each unit of work will begin with a stimulating activity to inspire curiosity and launch the unit.

Steps To Success

  • Respect: How can we show respect for our world?

  • Resilience: How do people/animals cope in extreme conditions?


We follow the White Rose Maths Hub scheme of work.

National Curriculum Objectives covered throughout the second half of the Autumn term:

Geometry: Shape

  • Recognise and name common 2-D shapes [for example, rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles]
  • Recognise and name common 3-D shapes [for example, cuboids (including cubes), pyramids and spheres].

Number: Place Value (within 20)

  • Count to twenty, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
  • Count, read and write numbers to 20 in numerals and words
  • Given a number, identify one more and one less
  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least


My Amazing Body

Working scientifically:

  • I can use observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
  • I can identify and classify.
  • I can perform simple tests.

National Curriculum objectives:

  • Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • Describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air).
  • I can describe the importance for humans of exercising, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
  • Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.


Key Bible Story: The creation story

Talk to children about how wonderful our world is. Ask children about some of the amazing creatures that they have seen/ learnt about. Explain that Christians believe that God created the world in a very special way to make it the amazing place that it is and that he wanted humans to take care of it carefully. Draw out the Christian message that humans have a responsibility to take care of the world.

Spiritual: What might it be like to live in such a cold place? Why do Arctic animals look like they do? How do I feel when I’m cold? What do I love about snowy weather?

Moral: How can we take care of where we live/ our school? How can people change places for the better or worse?

Social: Why should we care about the polar bear? What can we learn for Captain Scot?

Cultural: What is it like to live in the Arctic? What might be tougher if I lived in a really cold place? What would be exciting about living in a really cold place?

How do we celebrate special events?

  • Name some celebrations and talk about how these are celebrated
  • Talk about their experiences and feelings connected to celebrations or customs
  • Notice what happens and respond to  questions about the meanings of religious celebrations


Beebots & Algorithms

National Curriculum objectives:

  • understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs


Children in Year 1 follow Read Write Inc. for the majority of their English lessons.

It will be supported by texts outside of these lessons, such as:

  • The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg
  • The Journey Home, Frann Preston Gannon
  • Yeti and the Bird, Nadia Shireen
  • Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers
  • And others.


Charanga: Rhythm In The Way We Walk

Essential Skills:

  • I can use my voice to speak, sing and chant.
  • I can use instruments to perform.
  • I can repeat short rhythmic and melodic patterns.
  • I can follow instructions about when to play and sing.


What is it like in the Polar regions?

National Curriculum Objectives:

  • Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the equator and the North and South Poles.

Essential skills:

  • I can explain some of the main things that are in hot and cold places.
  • I can explain the clothes that I would wear in hot and cold places.
  • I can say what I like and what I dislike about a different place.
  • I can explain how jobs might be different in another location.


Who was Captain Scott and why do we remember him?

National Curriculum Objectives:

  • Learn about events beyond living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of changes to national life.
  • Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant globally or are commemorated.
  • Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national or international achievements.

Essential skills:

  • I can explain how some people have helped us to have better lives.
  • I can explain what an object from the past might have been used for.


Northern Lights: mixing and making colours, contrast and tones

National Curriculum Objectives:

  • Use drawings, paintings and sculptures to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Essential skills:

  • I can use pencils to create lines of different thickness in drawing.
  • I can name the primary and secondary colours.
  • I can show how people feel in paintings and drawings.



To follow.

WE Schools

No specific focus during this half term.

Enrich Drivers

  • Experiences: No specific focus during this half term.
  • Preparedness for modern life & independence: Care for the environment
  • Wellbeing: Physical and mental wellness/resilience – how did Scott keep his mind strong?
  • Aspiration & Curiosity: Curiosity about the wider world

Let Your Light Shine

The unit will culminate with a piece of work designed to celebrate the pupils’ learning.

End Of Year Expectations