Year 1

What’s happening this half term?


In Autumn 1, our story books are: ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ by Judith Kerr and ‘The Naughty Bus’ by Jan and Jerry Oke. In Autumn 2, our story books are: ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers, ‘Vlad and the Great Fire of London’ and ‘Little Robin Red Vest’ by Jan Fearnley.


Across the school we have adopted a scheme of work called ‘White Rose Maths’. If you would like more information on White Rose Maths please visit As part of our daily maths lessons over the Autumn term we be covering: place value of numbers within 20 (counting forwards and backwards, ordering numbers and finding one more and one less), addition and subtraction of numbers within 20 and shape (naming and recognising 2D and 3D shapes).

Wider Curriculum

At Dane Bank Primary School, we teach our Geography, History and Science lessons around a learning question for either each half term or term. Through this question we also link other areas of the curriculum e.g. music, art/design.

  • Our Science learning question for the Autumn term is: ‘Why aren’t humans not like tigers?’ Through this unit, children will learn all about the parts of the body, the senses and different animal groups.
  • Our Geography learning question for Autumn 1 is ‘What is it like where we live?’.
  • Our History learning question for Autumn 2 ‘Is London Burning?’.
  • In our computing sessions, throughout the Autumn term, we will be understanding what algorithms are and using technology to create, story, manipulate and retrieve digital content.
Year 1 Virtual Library
Please follow the link below to take you to the Year 1 Virtual Library. Here you will find all the books that the children will learn about in their English lessons as well as a link to be able to listen to the story at home. 


Recent News


Year 1 – Christmas Party

Year 1 – Christmas Party

We had a lovely time at our Christmas Party. We played musical statues, pass the parcel and even had prizes for the best dancer. We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year! Miss Odenrode and Mrs Wilkinson