Year 1 Autumn Term 2 Curriculum


Successful Learners

Areas of learning

As historians we will:

  • find out about toys now and in the past.
  • explore how toys have changed.
  • learn popular games from the past.

As scientists we will look at seasonal changes and identify and describe plants.

As artists we will make careful observations and draw facial features for self portraits.

As theologians we will learn about Christmas.

As dancers we will perform dances with simple movements.

As computer scientists we will create greeting cards.

Confident Individuals


  • Make and present a gift for Christmas (Self portraits).

Responsible Citizens


  • Looking at seasonal changes.

Spiritual & Moral

  • Getting on and falling out (SEAL)
  • The Christmas Story (RE)


  • Perform a Nativity Concert to our parents, carers and the school community.

Year 1 Subject Skills


See National Curriculum

Lists, Labels and Captions:

  • Write lists of toys.
  • Write simple sentences and captions for our own toys for a class display.

Narrative Stories: Lost Toy Stories

  • Read and explore stories with a common theme
  • Make links with stories and own experience
  • Write from own experience
  • Respond to events in a story through role play, discussion and writing tasks
  • Generate own ideas for simple ‘lost toy’ stories
  • Plan and write a simple story


See National Curriculum

  • Counting: Counting up and back. Orally counting in 1s, 2s, 10s.
  • Number facts: Number bonds. Doubles. One more / One less.
  • Calculation: Counting on and back. Using a number line.
  • Solve problems involving money
  • Finding halves of numbers and objects.
  • Measure: Using non standard units of measure

Link with History: Toys, toy shop and money


Seasonal Change and Plants

  • To look at seasonal changes between November and December
  • To identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common plants, including roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.

Working Scientifically Skills

  • To observe things using simple equipment
  • To identify and classify
  • To gather and record data to help with answering questions.


We are celebrating

  • To develop basic keyword skills, through inputting and formatting text
  • Develop basic mouse skills
  • Use the internet to find and select images
  • To develop skills in combining text and images
  • To discuss their work and think about whether it could be improve


Toys and games: now and in the past

  • What are our toys like?
  • Sort, talk about and compare toys we use today
  • Identify differences and similarities between toys now and in the past
  • Ask questions about artefacts from the past
  • Learn and play games from the past
  • Changes within living memory
  • Reveal aspects of change in national life
  • To compare old and new
  • To use vocabulary to describe


  • Develop balance, agility and co-ordination
  • Apply these in a range of activities
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns

Modern Foreign Languages

  • Understand simple classroom commands, short statements and questions.


  • How to answer questions using single words or short phrases.
  • Use voices expressively by singing songs, rehearse and perform with others
  • Listen with concentration and to internalise and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • Learn how music used for a particular purpose- Christmas concert


Self Portraits

  • Use art pencils.
  • Explore using art pencils to create light and dark lines.
  • Use art pencils to shade and smudge.
  • Make careful observations of facial features.
  • Investigate ways to draw facial features.
  • Use watercolours to create a background ‘wash’ for drawing paper.
  • Draw small and enlarged self portrait using art pencils.

Christmas Art

  • Making decorations,
  • Christmas pictures, cards and models
  • Use a range of materials creatively
  • To use drawing and painting to develop and share their ideas
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space


Year 1 Autumn 2 Overview

Year 1 Autumn 2 POS

Year 1 Autumn 2 2019 Overview & POS