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Year 1 Term 1

Curriculum overview for Term 1

Last updated
16 June 2024 at 11:26:00
Year 1 Term 1

Stories, Heroes & Heroines 🦸 📚

Following the continuation and completion of the Early Learning Goals:

Maths 🧮

Place value

  • Sort objects

  • Count objects

  • Count objects from a larger group

  • Represent objects

  • Recognise numbers as words

  • Count on from any number

  • 1 more

  • Count backwards within 10

  • 1 less

  • Fewer, more, same

  • Less than, greater than, equal to

  • Compare numbers

  • Order objects and numbers

  • The number line

Addition and subtraction

  • Introduce parts and wholes

  • Part-whole model

  • Write number sentences

  • Fact families - addition facts

  • Number bonds within 10

  • Systematic number bonds within 10

  • Number bonds to 10

  • Addition - add together

  • Addition - add more

  • Addition problems

  • Find a part

  • Subtraction - find a part

  • Fact families - the eight facts

  • Subtraction - take away/cross out (How many left?)

  • Subtraction - take away (How many left?)

  • Subtraction on a number line

  • Add or subtract 1 or 2


  • Recognise and name 3-D shapes

  • Sort 3-D shapes

  • Recognise and name 2-D shapes

  • Sort 2-D shapes

  • Patterns with 2-D and 3-D shapes

Science 🧬

The human body (Biology)

  • Identify and name parts of the human body

  • Draw and label parts of the human body

  • Sight

  • Sound

  • Taste

  • Touch

  • Smell

Seasonal changes (Biology)

  • Changes in autumn

  • Changes in winter

  • Collect and record data

Materials (Chemistry)

  • Explore materials - wood, plastic, glass and metal

  • Explore materials - rock

  • Objects and materials

  • Melt and freeze

  • Float or sink?

  • Does it absorb water?

  • Investigate materials

Reading 📖

In Year 1, all students have access to a comprehensive and systematic Phonics programme tailored to their individual needs: 👉 read more.

Drawing Club

The things I love about me by Trace Moroney

Your great big smile, your kindness toward others--there are so many things to love about being you. This special junior edition of The Things I Love About Me--with its simple, meaningful words and beautiful illustrations--is part of a series that is perfect for introducing little ones to positive thinking about everyday situations.

Head to toe by Eric Carle

From Eric Carle, the New York Times bestselling creator of beloved books including  The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug, comes From Head to Toe , a colourful and energetic book that will have young readers clapping their hands, stomping their feet, and wiggling their toes! This oversize paperback is perfect for classroom sharing. Giraffes can bend their necks, monkeys can wave their hands, and donkeys can kick their legs. And so can you! Throughout this interactive book, the animals of From Head to Toe invite young readers to copy their antics as they play. Through Carle’s vibrant collages and simple instructions, children will learn the importance of listening, exercising, and taking on a new challenge. Join the giraffes, monkeys, donkeys, seals, and more for a frolicking, fun adventure!

Curious Quest

The Curious Quests is an immersive adventure into story, poetry, make-believe and giving children a childhood that brims with endless possibilities to invent, imagine and story dream.

Traditional Tales

  • Little Red Riding Hood

  • Gingerbread Man

  • The Magic Porridge Pot

  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

  • The Little Red Hen

  • The Three Little Pigs

Writing ✍️

  • Basic sentences (who, when, where, what)

  • Finger spaces between words

  • Capital letters and full stops to mark sentences

  • Capital letters for names

  • Work shows evidence of attempts to describe events, characters and settings

  • Exclamation marks for exclamations

  • Coordinating conjunctions: and

Across the curriculum 🌏 🎨 ⌨️


  • Express own views about a place or people

  • Describe themselves and their interests

  • Describe their family and where they live

  • Make simple maps - Make a simple map of your home environment

  • Label the map

  • Understand and identify physical features: hills, rainforest, beach, rivers, coastline

  • Understand human features: parks, playgrounds, shops, buildings, bridges, roads

  • Use simple compass directions -  Introduce North and south. Introduce East and West

  • Introduce Brunei Districts: Brunei-muara, Temburong, Tutong, Kuala Belait using a local animal mascot

  • Introduce Bandar - Capital City, and names of key location in bandar. - brunei river, Kampung Ayer, SOAS mosque, eco corridor, Ripas bridge, clock tower

  • Introduce Temburong: Bangar town, Sumbiling Eco Village, Freme Lodge and Adventure Park

  • Introduce Tutong - Tutong town, tutong river and Tasek Merimbun

  • Introduce Kuala Belait: - Billionth Barrel Monument, Labi Waterfalls, Sungai Maju Park

Art & Design Technology

  • Mixing colours workshop (primary and secondary colours). Discuss similarities and differences

  • Explore Your Feelings with Art 

  • Assemble, join and combine materials and components

  • Introduce artist -  Picasso (Picasso's Face)  

  • Introduce artist - Salvador Dali (Melting Clocks)

  • Introduce artist - Who is Yayoi Kusama?

  • Introduce artist - Henri Matisse

  • Introduce artist: Piet Mondrain

  • Free-style painting: which artist is my biggest inspiration?


  • Explore iPad software

  • Photos and labelling in Seesaw

  • Scanning QR Codes in Seesaw

  • Posting into Seesaw

  • Coding: Bee Bots, Code Pillars and Busy Things

Languages 💬

All students have access to one of the following languages:

  • Malay (local) 🇧🇳

  • Malay (for non-native learners) 🇧🇳

  • Mandarin 🇨🇳

  • French 🇫🇷

  • English as and additional language (EAL) 🌏

Language Concepts refers to the application of language concepts.

  • Expressing the language in oral and/or written communication

  • Creating projects to showcase language learning

  • Showing sound grammar understanding through written work

  • Applying a range of language skills to perform role play

  • Interpreting authentic materials

Language Acquisition refers to assimilating and retention of language learning.

  • Understanding the grammatical structure

  • Knowing and using correct syntax

  • Being able to self-assess and peer check

  • Building vocabulary in the target language

  • Recognising and/or decoding a wide array of materials

PE & Sport 🏐 🏊 🥅 ⚾️ 👟

All students have a comprehensive PE and Sport programme. Lessons are scheduled on rotation to ensure all students progress in the following areas:

  • Physical literacy

  • Tee Ball

  • Swimming

  • Indoor Games

  • Outdoor Games

  • Athletics

  • Striking and Fielding

  • Football

  • Tag Rugby

  • Basketball

  • Netball

  • Invasion Games

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Net Games

  • Fundamental movement skills

✋ Hands refers to physical ability and performance.

  • Having appropriate fitness levels to complete the lesson

  • Showing sound technique when learning skills/actions

  • Applying a range of skills

  • Performing under pressure i.e. applying skills to the game

👤 Head refers to knowledge and understanding of the topic.

  • Understanding the rules and regulations

  • Being able to feedback to peers

  • Solving problems

  • Understanding relevant tactics

♥️ Heart refers to the effort put into each and every PE lesson.

  • Taking and active part in the whole lesson

  • Always bringing PE/swimming kit

  • Showing sportsmanship and respect

  • Showing resilience and confidence

Music 🎶

  • Performing

  • Composing

  • Listening


Explore more...

👉 Year 1 Term 2

👉 Year 1 Term 3

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