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Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane


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Year 1


Curriculum Overview 2017 - 18

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Autumn Term 2017

This term the children in Year 1 will be learning about the cross-curricular themes of ‘Houses and Homes’ and ‘Toys’.  They will learn about and compare homes from the past and study maps of their local environment. The children will also find out about old and new toys and learn about the story of the first teddy bear. They will make comparisons of toys and games played in the past and make their own board games.

In English pupils will be studying the traditional tale of Hansel and Gretel. The children will write recounts of our visits and other events that they experience.  In maths this term we will be counting, using and applying our knowledge of number and solving problems.

In Science the children will be studying the themes of ‘Animals including humans’ and investigating ‘Materials’. We will carry out investigations and experiments as part of these topics, to support learning and understanding.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

PE will be on Tuesdays.

Autumn Term 2017

This term the children will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their visit.








Monday 2nd October (Mrs O'Mara)

Wednesday 4th October (Miss Bridle)

Friday 6th October (Mrs Russell)

Wallington, Northumberland


Friday 3rd November (Mrs O'Mara)

Wednesday 8th November (Mrs Russell)

Thursday 9th November (Miss Bridle)

Great North Museum, Newcastle


Wednesday 29th November (Miss Bridle)

Friday 1st December (Mrs Russell)

Monday 4th December (Mrs O'Mara)

Toys ‘R’ us, Gateshead & St Michael and All Angels Church, Houghton -le- Spring

Wallington, October 2017