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Year 1

Year 1

Elizabeth class

In the Autumn term, pupil learning is led by the curriculum vehicle ‘Who are we exhibition’ which allows pupils to respond to the critical question: ‘Who are we?’  This is supported by challenging texts which enhance their knowledge of identity and diversity, enabling them to develop emotional-intelligence and empathise with others.

Pupils begin the term by learning about each other, and bring in their ‘all about me bag.’ The bag contains items which are important to them and which represent their identity. As the term progresses, they create self-portraits, explore world maps, share food from different countries and create poetry about the things that make them unique. At the end of term, the local community are invited along to the exhibition to find out all about us, which creates a sense of belonging and highlights the beauty of diversity.

We are committed to achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, and share the belief that ‘ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.’ – UN. We have a moral imperative to educate our pupils about how they can create a sustainable world and we empower them to teach others.


Year 1 Long Term Plan Autumn


Global perspectives

Identity and diversity

Character skill

Emotional intelligence

Attitude outcome

Identity and diversity

Sense of belonging and valuing of relationships with others.  

Awareness of, and pride in, own individuality. 

Emotional intelligence

Show awareness of, and concern for people’s feelings. 

Show interest in, and concern for others outside immediate circle and in contexts different to own. 


All about me bag

  • Pictures of family to be included for class where are you from map.
  • Items that are important to you (symbolic).

Critical question

Who are we?

Core texts


Beegu by Alexis Deacon

Dogger by Shirley Hughes

Curriculum driver



Toys exhibition

Parents, families, other members of the local community are invited to an exhibition of the children’s learning through the term. For example:

Art- self portraits

Geography- World map of where we and our family are from.

History/D.T – Toys inspired from the past

Writing- We like different things poem

All about me bags for children to talk about.

Make connections with care homes for them to talk about their experiences etc - pen pals.

Food from different cultures.

Create a shared song. It’s all about you inspiration.

Invite to exhibition.