Year 1/2

Autumn 1:1

Our first Topic is

Super Me

In this topic we will look at what is super about us. We will explore our senses. Look at health, fitness and diet. We will then look at superheroes and what makes them super.


Key questions that will be explored include:

What is special about me?

What are my five senses?

What am I super at? - My strengths

What do I want to be good at? - My aspirations


We will be developing our ability to sound out and use our phonics for writing. The main focus will be on developing a good sentence, remembering Capital Letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will also develop our vocabulary thinking about and using adjectives to make our writing more interesting. We will look at writing character descriptions and descriptions of settings.

We will use Characters from the cartoons, The Incredibles and Moana for some inspiration about super powers.

Our writing will also link in with some of our main texts that we will be exploring.


Some of our main texts will be:

  •          School for Little Monsters
  •          Super Spud and the Stinky Space Rescue!
  •          Superkid
  •          Mighty Mo


Number: Place Value

Count to ten, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.

Count in multiples of twos.

Count, read and write numbers to 10 in numerals and words.

Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.

Given a number, identify one more or one less.


Number: Addition and Subtraction

Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts (within 10)

Add and subtract one digit numbers (to 10), including zero.

Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs.

Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems.



In Science we will recap our basic body parts and be able to locate and name them. We will then learn about our five senses. We will learn what they are and what they are used for. We will look at what we eat and how we stay fit and healthy, exploring the importance of food, exercise, water and clean air.


Design Technology

The pupils will design, make, evaluate and improve their own healthy fruit milk shakes. They will learn how to prepare the fruit and evaluate the fruit using their senses.


Art and Design

In art we will be focussing on some basic skills of drawing, shading and colouring.

We will look at the artist Andy Warhol; repeating patterns and portraits. We will also look at the work of Roy Lichtenstein. This will also lead into looking at pop art comic book wording and creating our own.



We will be learning a song about the five senses. We will develop this as a performance to share.



In geography we will have a brief look at Bodmin in terms of where we live and how we get to school. We will look at directions with a focus on learning left and right. We will look at ways of getting to school and our links with sustrans.



Caring for Others – In this children will learn about kindness and the importance of caring for others, by exploring the values of different religions. This includes reading stories from different faiths and learning about religious festivals and practices. In the final lesson of the unit, children will begin to explore a story from different perspectives.


MFL – French

We will learn and consolidate our French greetings, colours and numbers from one to ten.



We will be developing our basic skills of running, jumping, throwing, rolling and catching. We will explore how to keep fit and healthy. Our PE has strong links to our science.