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Browse our collection of Year 1 lesson plans and primary resources

All these ready-to-teach lessons have been made by teachers for Year 1 children. They contain lesson plans, slideshow presentations, and printable teaching resources across a range of subjects and meeting English National Curriculum objectives.

Simply click on a scheme of work below, look at the preview images and read the lesson descriptions. If that's not enough, then scroll down the page to the grey tabbed section of the page to find free supporting resources, including the NC objectives covered in the scheme.

  • FREE Mini-Scheme: Ocean Animals

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    This free Science Ocean Animals lesson plan pack contains three lessons to help your class identify and describe a variety of ocean animals from lo...

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  • FREE Mini-Scheme: Creating Paper Toys

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    This free mini-scheme will give your class the chance to make paper toys. They will practise the important skill of cutting whilst they make easy p...

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  • Where do I live?

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    Help your class find out more about the town, country and continent they live in with this great Our Local Area KS1 scheme of work. Your Year 1 or ...

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  • Let's go on Safari

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    Take your class on safari to Africa with this Kenya KS1 Geography scheme of work for Year 1 and Year 2. Join explorers as they visit Kenya and meet...

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  • Toys Past and Present

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    Everyone loves playtime (even grown-ups!) and this Toys in the Past KS1 History planning pack allows your class to jump feet first into the fun-fil...

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  • FREE Sample Lesson: Let's Find Missing Numbers

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    Is your class ready to solve missing number sequences and find missing numbers? In this free engaging lesson, children will practise ordering numbe...

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  • Castles Topic

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    This KS1 Castles Topic for Year 1 and Year 2 is stuffed to the battlements with engaging and inspiring teaching resources to get your class of litt...

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  • Intrepid Explorers

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    Use this Famous Explorers KS1 History pack to introduce your class to two intrepid explorers (and a few more!) with this scheme of work for Year 1 ...

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  • Seasonal Changes

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    Help your class understand how the seasons change with this Seasonal Changes Year 1 Science lesson planning pack. Through a variety of fun activiti...

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  • Everyday Materials

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    This everyday Materials Year 1 Science lesson pack will challenge your pupils to get stuck into some seriously practical science! They'll identify,...

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  • Identifying Animals

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    This series of Animals Year 1 science lessons includes everything you need to teach your KS1 class about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and f...

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  • Around the World

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    Take your class on a whistle-stop tour around the world with this seven continents of the world KS1 Geography planning pack for Year 1 and Year 2. ...

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  • Identifying Plants

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    This KS1 plants planning for Year 1 will teach your class to observe, identify, compare, classify and describe UK plants. They will become familiar...

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  • Seaside Holidays in the Past

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    Challenge your Year 1 or Year 2 class to explore seaside holidays in the past with this complete set of lesson planning and resources. Your KS1 cla...

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  • Moving Pictures

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    These fun-filled KS1 Design and Technology 'Moving Pictures' lesson plans for Year 1 will get their imaginations soaring as they think up exciting ...

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  • Let’s Explore London

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    Take a trip to one of the most famous cities in the world with this London KS1 planning pack! This great Geography scheme of work for Year 1 or Yea...

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  • Arctic Adventures Topic

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    Introduce your class to the freezing and fabulous Arctic in this 'Arctic Adventures' cross-curricular topic for KS1. Your class will learn about Ar...

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  • Colour Creations

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    Get creative and colourful with this set of five Colour Creations Art lessons for KS1! Your class will think about their favourite colours and the ...

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  • Weather Patterns

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    What's the difference between seasonal weather and daily weather? How does the weather change during each season in the United Kingdom? Challenge c...

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  • African Art

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    Explore the colours and patterns of the African landscape and native tribes with this 'African Art' scheme of work for KS1. Teach your class how to...

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  • Famous Queens

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    Take your class on a royal journey and explore the lives of queens in the past and present. These KS1 History 'Famous Queens' lessons will teach yo...

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  • Seas and Coasts

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    Visit oceans, seas, continents and countries in this Seas and Coasts scheme of work for Year 1 and 2. Your class will find out about different huma...

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  • My Body

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    This My Body lesson pack is ideal for teaching your Year 1 class all about parts of the human body and their functions, as well as the five senses....

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  • Homes in the Past

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    Peek into the doors of the past as you and your class discover the history of homes. This KS1 'Homes in the Past' scheme of work investigates homes...

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