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Year 1 Term 3

Curriculum overview for Term 3

Last updated
10 April 2024 at 05:47:02
Year 1 Term 3

Living Things & Structures


In Science, we will be focussing on Animals, defining both omnivores and carnivores.

  • Identify and name a variety of common animals that are omnivores. 

  • Working scientifically − Identifying and classifying.

  • Factual Knowledge: Omnivores eat other animals and plants. Some animals are carnivores. Some animals are herbivores. Some animals are omnivores. 

  • Identify and name a variety of common Insects.

  • Factual Knowledge: Insects have six legs. Insects have three major body parts. Insects also have antennas / feelers.

  • To identify and name common vertebrates. 

  • Vertebrates have a spine / backbone.

  • There are many animals from different groups; mammals, amphibians, fish, birds that are vertebrates. 

  • To identify and name common invertebrates. 

  • Invertebrates do not have a spine / backbone. 

  • There are many animals that are invertebrates. There are more invertebrates in the world than vertebrates.  

  • Observing closely using simple equipment Performing simple test. Taking measurements in simple test.  

  • Sustainability (land and water).


Multiplication and Division:

  • Count in 2s.

  • Count in 10s.

  • Count in 5s.

  • Recognise equal groups.

  • Add equal groups.

  • Make arrays.

  • Make doubles.

  • Make equal groups-grouping.

  • Make equal group- sharing.


  • Recognise a half of an object or a shape.

  • Find a half of an object or a shape.

  • Recognise a half of a quantity.

  • Find a half of a quantity.

  • Recognise a quarter of an object or a shape.

  • Find a quarter of an object or a shape.

  • Recognise a quarter of a quantity.

  • Find a quarter of a quantity.


    Position and direction 

  • Ordinal numbers.

  • Describe turns (full turn, half turn, three quarter turn).

  • Describe position (left, right, forwards, backwards, above, below).

Place Value to 100

  • Tens to 100.

  • Partition into tens and ones.

  • The number line to 100.

  • 1 more 1 less.

  • Comparing numbers.


  • Unitising.

  • Recognise coins and notes (the Brunei dollar)·

  • Count in coins.


  • Before and after.

  • Days of the week and months of the year.

  • Hours, minutes and seconds.

  • Tell the time to the hour and half hour.


  • Recount- My Holiday!

  • Elements of a story - Story Mountain (Lila & the Secret of Rain).

  • Suffix – ed.

  • Past tense.

  • History: How the mode of communication changed: postcards, telephone, messaging.

  • Animal riddles, Animal poems.

  • Adjectives & noun phrases.

  • Information Text: Animals found in Borneo & Asia.

  • Revise: Poem, Trivia & Riddles 

  • Story: Fiction: Goldilocks & the Three Bears 

  • Writing: Writing Instructions, How to bake a cookie, How to go to the Bear's house, How to find Goldilocks.

  • Handwriting: Assessment of ability to form lower case letters correctly – starting and finishing in the correct place. 

  • Elements of a story (setting, character, story sequence, using time language).

  • Writing a recall.

  • Colourful semantics (sentence structure using ‘and’ , ‘but’ ).

  • Fiction and non-fiction stories.

  • Three Billy Goats’ Gruff and Three Little Pigs in relation to structures.

  • Writing instructions, e.g., how to build a sturdy bridge, etc.

  • Creative writing skills (picture prompts).

  • Phonics (phase 5d and intro to phase 6-plural forms, suffixes, prefixes).

  • Handwriting (letter formation, capital letters, full stops, finger spaces).


  • Apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words. 

  • To identify the setting of the story. 

  • To be able to link what he/she has read to his/her own experiences. 

  • To participate in discussion about what is read to him/her, taking turns and listening to what others say. 

Across the Curriculum

  • Digital Citizenship: Digital Footprint and Identity, Relationships and Communication. 

  • Modes of communication: Postcards, letters, old telephones’ ‘make their own telephone using recycled cans.

  • History: Homes in the past: Water village.

  • History: Brunei landmarks.

  • Travel & Transport history.

  • History of Bears.

  • Castles & Museums. 

  • To understand development for existing products and how they work. 

  • Exploring Shadows and Tone.

  • Sea creatures.

  • Tonal drawing with charcoal and chalk.

  • Complete observational drawing of fruit or vegetable. 

  • To draw a fruit or vegetable with soft pastels.

  • To make a product – picture frame.

  • Continue to express views on people, places and environment.

  • Ask and answer questions about events in living memory.

Our PE curriculum is delivered by specialist PE staff. Throughout the year, students have access to a variety of curriculum areas, with the full schedules available below. 

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