Year 1

Information for Parents


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


Year 1 and 2.                      Danger Danger!


Children will learn about;




The children will be reading stories in which dangerous situations are resolved safely. For our visual literacy we will be watching an episode of Fireman Sam. We shall also be using the film “Planes,” to support our writing ideas. We will continue to work on our spelling and letter formation.




During this term the children will be developing their knowledge of place value by positioning larger numbers on a number line or number square. They will be describing shapes and using them to make patterns, pictures and models. The children will also be estimating.



The children will be exploring their senses and how they are used to keep them safe.

We shall also be exploring friction by investigating how vehicles react with different surfaces.



The children will be recapping how to stay safe on the internet. We will be writing our own internet charter.

We shall also be making cooking safety posters.

Design & Technology

The children will be making junk box emergency vehicles. They will be developing their joining skills and ensuring their vehicles are stable. Hopefully the children will be able to make a flashing light for their emergency vehicle using their circuit making skills.




In RE the children will be exploring Bible stories with a theme of dangers, such as Daniel in the Lion’s Den. We shall be learning about the messages within these stories.

In PSHE the children will be learning about the different people who help us and ways in which they can stay safe.




The children will be learning about Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale and how their life styles are different to ours today. They shall also be looking at life without electricity. In Geography the children will be exploring dangerous physical features in the world around us. The children will also be looking at Crimean maps linked to their work on Florence Nightingale.



The focus for this term is Gym. The children will be exploring under / over routes on the equipment as they pretend to rescue people and carry out pretend police training routines.



The children will have the opportunity to create patterns from emergency vehicles using printing methods. We shall also be designing our own safety outfits and exploring colour mixing.



The children will be creating patterns in music, using the instruments. They will be exploring high and low sounds. They will be copying patterns and creating their own siren patterns.