What we will be Learning in Term 1

What we will be Learning in Term 1


Social Studies

Our topics this Term are:

  • Rights Respecting School.
  • People Who Help Us in Clober Primary School.



This term we will begin by learning all our initial sounds and vowels.

Our phonic programme will then be based on Onset and Rhyme eg c-at, b-un, l-og etc.

The children will learn four new rhymes each week.


We will begin by learning thirty key words and will begin to work through our school Reading Scheme - Link Up.

Following the initial teaching of phonics and reading, children will be involved in both written work and practical activities, often working collaboratively, in pairs or small groups.

We will also enjoy whole class 'Big Book' reading lessons.


Our imaginative and functional writing this term will be:

  • Working on sequence and structure using First, Next, Then, Last.
  • Developing a story with Who?, What?, Why?
  • Giving a simple explanation for why something is as it is.

Listening and Talking

We will be taking part in lots of activities to help our listening and talking skills.


Pattern and Sequence

We will be learning to copy, continue and describe simple patterns. We will also create our own patterns.

Number and Money

We will learn to:

  • Count 0 to 10 and 10 to 0.
  • Recognize symbols for numbers to 10.
  • Recognize number names to 10.
  • Match symbol with quantity to 10.
  • Sequence number symbols to 10.
  • Identify number before and number after to 10.
  • Understand and use the terms First, Second and Third.
  • Count 0 to 20 and 20 to 0.
  • Put sets together to make a larger set, put sets together where there is an empty set, use the and = signs, read number sentences.
  • Add within 5.
  • Recognize and name 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins.


We will learn to:

  • Classify 2D shape be simple properties and sort, recognize and name squares, rectangles, triangles and circles.
  • Identify and name 3D shapes - cubes, cuboids, cones, cylinders and spheres.
    Measurement and Time

We will learn to:

  • Use and understand the vocabulary - day, night, morning, afternoon, before, after.
  • Use and understand days of the week in the appropriate sequence.
  • Tell the time in whole hours using digital and analogue display, use and understand vocabulary - o'clock, clock, hands, time, hour.
  • Most of the above work will be carried out using mental maths strategies and practical activities. The children will often work together in pairs or small groups.

Health and Wellbeing

Road Safety

We will learn simple ways of keeping safe when crossing the road.

Keeping Safe Outside

We will learn simple ways of getting help and keeping safe outside.

Keeping Clean

We will learn to show an awareness of ways of keeping clean, including daily tooth brushing.


This term we will be:

  • Concentrating on spatial awareness in the gym.
  • Working on ball skills.
  • Learning dances for our Christmas Party.

Expressive Arts


We will be linking our Artwork to other areas of the curriculum and this term we will be working mostly on drawing skills and collage.


Our Drama this term will focus on Action Rhymes and Fantasy Stories. We will also be preparing for our Christmas Nativity.


This term we will be learning songs to help with counting and colour recognition. We will also work on songs for our Christmas Concert as well as the School's 50th celebrations.

Religious and Moral Education

Our topic this term is Diwali and is part of the school's Hinduism programme. We will learn how the festival of Diwali is celebrated and that it is a special time for Hindus.

We will also be learning The Christmas Story as part of our Christianity programme.


Our science topic this term is 'Pushing and Pulling'


As part of our People Who Help Us in Clober Primary School topic, we will be visiting various staff within the school eg the Canteen staff, the Janitor, the Cleaners and the Head Teacher.

Mr Caplan the 'Lollipop Man' will also come to talk to the children about crossing the road safely and a Police Officer will visit us to discuss 'Stranger Danger'.

To tie in with our Role Play Corners we will have several visitors throughout the year eg an architect, a doctor and staff from a local garden centre. This will include a visit from a local business during the School's "World of Work Week" at the beginning of November.

This term we will be making Christmas Decorations to sell at the PTA Fair.