St Michael with St John Church of England Primary School

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Year 1



Pupils begin to explore the roles of different people, including the wider community as well as their own families. Pupils will continue to explore families further, looking at different types of families and understanding feeling cared for. Pupils will then go on to learn about how to recognise privacy and also seeking permission. Following this, children will explore different strands of safety. This includes personal safety, online safety, and other ways to keep safe in our community such as road safety. Children then begin to explore how different behaviours, both positive and negative, affect others and learn the importance of being polite and respectful.


Living in the Wider World 


Through this topic, children begin by developing a solid understanding of what rules are. They explore the meaning of caring and how to apply this to caring for other people and also caring for the environment. This topic is further explored through media literacy whereby pupils explore using the internet and a range of different devices and how these are used for communicating online. Children also learn the importance of using these medias safely. Children then go on to explore the wider world through money and work, they evaluate their strengths and interests and learn about different jobs in the community. 


Health and Wellbeing


In Year 1, children explore the meaning of keeping healthy and how the food we eat and exercise we do contributes to this. Pupils revisit the key learning surrounding hygiene from Reception and develop this by exploring different hygiene routines. Children also explore sun safety and protecting our bodies in sunny weather. Children then go on to develop their understanding of their self, recognising what makes them unique and special. They explore managing different feelings, particularly feelings felt when something goes wrong and how to deal with that. Finally, pupils delve more into safety, exploring how rules and age restrictions help to protect us, and more specifically online safety