Year 1

Information for Parents


Term: Autumn(1), Autumn(2), Spring(1), Spring(2), Summer(1), Summer(2)

       Mega-Structures   Class 1  


Children will learn about;




In Literacy the children will be retelling stories such as “The Three Little Pigs ” and “The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Tangled and the Hunch Back of Notre Dame will be the focus for our visual literacy stimulus this half term, these will help us to develop our vocabulary linked to structures. The children will be writing instructions on how to build a Lego model. We will also be learning about homophones and near homophones.




The children will be using positional language to describe the movements around mega-structures. We will be identifying turns and right angles.

The children will be consolidating their knowledge of time, progressing in year 2 to telling and writing the time to 5 minutes.

We shall be creating structures using our measuring skills. We will be comparing lengths, mass and weight.




In Science the children will be exploring different materials and their properties. The children will be sorting materials and investigating the strength of different materials, including their suitability for building structures. We shall also be exploring magnets. We are hoping to visit the area near the Humber Bridge and explore the habitats there.




The children will be programming the beebots to move around their own mega-structure maps. The children will be using the internet to research bridges. The children will be able to use the Minecraft app to create their own virtual Mega-Structure.

Design & Technology/Art


We will be building our own bridges using different materials. We will be learning how to make levers and moving joints to create moving parts for our bridges.

We shall also be using pens and pencils of different thickness to create line drawings of bridges. We shall be learning how to smudge charcoal to add detail to our pictures.




In RE the children will be learning about   religious buildings. We are hoping to visit Waddingham church for a baptism service. We will explore the symbolism within the ceremony and talk about what it means to belong to a group.

In PSHE, the children will be learning about different types of media and how they are used.




In geography we shall be learning about mega structures around the world and locating them on a map. We shall be focussing on bridges and identifying famous bridges in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The children will be looking at the history of the Humber Bridge and how it was built.



In PE we shall be participating in team games and exploring tactics. We shall also be developing our aiming and throwing skills.




We will be listening and responding to different styles of music. We will create our own instruments by recycling   materials and then creating our own scores. We will be listening to a variety of building themed songs and discussing our opinions on them.