Ebor Gardens Primary Academy

Year 1

Curriculum Information – Autumn Term (1st Half) 2019/20


Our focus for English this half-term will be on sentence construction.  To encourage the children to structure and understand sentences they will be learning how to:

We will be reading “Pirates go to School ” by Corinne Demas and ‘’Snail and the Wale’’ by Julia Donaldson.


This half term we are learning:


This half-term, our topic is ‘Treasure Island.’  During this topic, we will be finding out:


During this half term, year 1 will be focusing on being me in my world. We will discuss how our relationships change and about different types of relationships.


Year 1 will do PE on a Monday:

Please bring your child’s PE kit into school that day.  Your child’s PE kit should include:

We would also like to remind you all to put name labels in all items of clothing that your child brings into school.


Children will receive lists of new words to spell every Tuesday and they will be tested on the following Monday.  You can help your child by practising the spellings in their homework diary.  Encourage your child to write simple sentences, containing the new words learned, capital letters and full stops.


We will be looking at different celebrations such as, birthdays, baptisms and weddings, extending to exploring the Harvest Festival celebration.

Important Dates/Events

Learning in action- Thursday 24th October.

Halloween disco- Thursday 24th October.

Break up for half term- Thursday 24th October


Reading books should be taken home from school and changed on a regular basis.

We know parents and carers are very busy people.  But if you can find time to read to your child as much as possible, it helps him or her to learn new words and what they mean.  Whilst reading with your child ask them questions about the story.  Show that you are interested in reading yourself and talk about reading as a family.

What do we need?

If you have any queries with regard to your children’s learning or well-being, do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 1 team.

Miss Dobbie & Mrs Baum

Year 1 Teachers