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Glastonbury Thorn School


Year One Curriculum

Summer Term

Year 1 Summer Term 1 Topic: Green Green Grass Of Home

We’re looking forward to a half term full of fun learning on our new topic growing. We begin this half term by immersing ourselves in the story of ‘Pattan’s Pumpkin’ and focusing our learning on plants and growth!

In Literacy we will be focusing on retelling the story, securing our knowledge of capital letters, full stops and finger spaces to ensure we write sentences correctly and learning the features of writing a recount to recount our trip to the woods! We will be linking our learning to science by writing instructions of how to plant a sunflower and writing a diary recording its growth, also linking to our maths learning. 

In Maths, we will begin this half term by focusing our learning on multiplication and division. We will revisit counting in 2s, 5s and 10s from last half term and then go onto learn about making equal groups, adding equal groups, doubling and making arrays as the first steps in our multiplication journey. We will then learn how to share equally and how to share equal groups for division. We will do this practically and record our learning in a variety of different ways. Throughout the process we will be problem solving and reasoning to explain our understanding fully. During the second part of this half term we will progress to learning about fractions. We will explore making and finding half of a quantity and then a quarter. We can’t wait to continue on our maths learning journey, Year 1 have an exciting time ahead of them!

In Science we will be going on a walk to Shenley Woods to engage and excite us! We will be learning to name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. We will learn about the different parts of a plant and their functions; the petals, stem, leaf and root of a plant. We will then extend our learning to be able to name and identify the roots, trunk, branches and leaves of a tree.

In Geography we will be using our observational skills to complete a ‘sense of place’ timeline of a journey around our school grounds (recording what is seen, heard and smelt) to study the geography of our immediate location and make journey sticks. We will also learn to describe simple features and routes on a basic map using locational and directional language starting with near and far, left and right, route, map, direction. We will be devising simple maps linking our learning to computing. We will look at maps and simple keys and make our own maps of our school grounds.

In Art we will be observing our growing sunflowers and learning how to paint them in the style of Van Gogh.

In computing we will have a great time creating an audio story book, we can’t wait to listen to each other’s!


We are really looking forward to a fun and investigative half term of learning in Year 1.

Year 1 Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact