Year 1 Autumn 2019

Autumn Term – “ Kingdoms”


Scientific enquiry:

  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

Everyday Materials

  • Can distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made from.
  • Can identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock.
  • Can describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.
  • Can compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.

Animals including humans

  • Can identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
  • Can identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • Can describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)
  • Can identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

History -  King and Queens

Chronological understanding

  • Can describe change and key events in their own chronology
  • Use common words and phrases relating to the passing of time (e.g. now, then, long ago)
  • Can order artefacts and pictures from different time periods

Historical Interpretation and Enquiry Skills

  • Asks to and responds to simple questions about the past
  • Is beginning to use resources to help them talk about the past events


Locational and place knowledge

  • Can locate the equator and north/south poles on a map or a globe
  • Makes predictions about the hottest and coldest parts of the world
  • Can name and locate the 4 countries of the UK on a map


Thinking artistically

  • Enjoys exploring using a wide range of materials and taught techniques
  • Can talk about their art work as they go
  • Can use a sketch book to collect and record ideas
  • Understands that different materials have different qualities (eg rough, soft, big)
  • Responds creatively to given starting points

Skills and techniques

  • Can create a simple 3D representation using everyday materials (vegetables and fruit)

Appreciation and evaluation

  • Can talk about similarities and differences in pieces of art



  • Can stretch or curl their body
  • Can roll, curl travel and balance in different ways
  • Moves and stops safely
  • Can adjust speed and direction when moving around a space
  • Jumps safely from two feet to two feet
  • Can balance on one leg
  • Climbs safely using hands and feet
  • Can copy simple sequences and repeat them
  • Put moves and shapes together to make a short dance
  • Shows rhythm in dance





  • Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria.
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, emplates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, the use of computers


  • Explore and evaluate a range of existing products
  • Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria


Digital Literacy

  • Explores a range of technology with confidence
  • Knows that information can be presented in different ways and come from different sources (eg images, film, sound, graphics, text and numbers)
  • Is beginning to make simple choices around technology when faced with given closed options (eg tablet or digital camera)

E- safety

  • Uses technology safely
  • Knows what to do if they feel uncomfortable when using technology (eg inappropriate images)


Is everybody special?

  • To explore how and why people choose to belong to groups and religions and the difference that makes to their lives.