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Kings WorthyPrimary School

Y1 Spring 1 2022

Topic – Mixed Up Fairy Tales

For the first half of the Spring term our topic will be Fairy Tales.  We will be thinking and learning about:


  • Different objects and what materials they are made from.
  • Identifying and naming a variety of everyday materials.
  • Describing physical properties of everyday materials.
  • Comparing and grouping materials.

History: This half term, the children will be learning about castles through time and the lives of their inhabitants. They will explore methods of attack and defence, jobs inside a castle, and hold their own mediaeval banquet.

Literacy:   We will be building familiarity with traditional tales and fairytale as well as modern retellings of these stories. Children will plan and write their own mixed up fairytale focussing on correct sentence structure, description, and use of conjunctions. We will also begin to punctuate sentences using a questions mark. Over this half term, we will also be writing our 500 word stories. 

Phonics: We will have daily phonics lessons. This half term we will be introducing the children to the phonics screening. We will be continuing to learn our phase 5 phonemes and graphemes as well as embedding previous phases.

Number - Counting forwards and backwards in 2's, and 10's. Representing and using number bonds and related facts within 20. Solving one step problems including multiplication.
Measure - Comparing, describing and solving practical problems for mass and weight using non-standard and standard units.
Addition and Subtraction - We will be consolidating our addition and subtraction skills with larger numbers (to 50) and working on quick recall of number facts within 20. 

IT:  We have IT in the IT suite and also have access to laptops in class during the mornings. We will be practising logging on to the computers, practising mouse control and learning to type. We will be using programmes such as 2Publish+ and Tux Typing.

PE:   Indoors on Tuesday mornings. Outdoor PE on Wednesday afternoons - weather dependent! Please can children arrive at school in their PE kits for the day. 

DT: In our DT sessions, we will learn about wheels and axels before using these to build our own battering rams.