Year 1 Topics

Year 1 Topics: varied, fun and challenging topic ideas for a creative curriculum

PlanBee Year 1 Topics are absolutely packed with detailed lesson planning, engaging slideshow presentations, printable PDF resources and unusual creative curriculum activities! Every Year 1 Cross-Curricular Topic includes a variety of inspiring Year 1 topic ideas and covers a broad range of subject areas.

These cross-curricular lesson planning packs are absolutely ideal for filling out your creative curriculum topic over half a term or more. They are designed to be taught effectively on their own, but thanks to the broad areas of learning that are covered, you can easily link them to your own themed topic planning as well.

The Year 1 Cross-Curricular Topic collection includes several Classic Topics and Topic Bundles. Either will ensure you can deliver fantastic, enjoyable and creative learning experiences. If you'd like to learn more about the differences between them, read more below about Topic Bundles vs Classic Topics.

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  • Our Amazing World Topic Bundle

    Our Amazing World Topic Bundle

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Download four complete PlanBee schemes of work as the basis for your 'Our Amazing World' cross-curricular topic, giving you fantastic coverage for Science, Geography, Art and History. With all this planned for you, you can sit back and enjoy teaching... Read More

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  • All About Me Topic

    All About Me Topic

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Open their eyes to the wonder that is each and every one of them with this fantastic 'All About Me' cross-curricular lesson plan for KS1. Your class will learn about their bodies, their histories, their place in the world, and so much more, all throu... Read More

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  • This is Me Topic Bundle

    This is Me Topic Bundle

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    This great 'This is Me' Topic Bundle for KS1 gives you a solid basis for you cross-curricular teaching. With four complete PlanBee schemes of work, you will have all the planning you need for History, Geography, Art and Science. Read More

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  • Superheroes Topic

    Superheroes Topic

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Are you ready for an adventure? 'Superheroes!' includes all the resources for 17 lessons for KS1 children aged 5-7. The lessons cover a whole range of different subjects and learning objectives, including: drawing, painting and sculpting superheroes... Read More

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  • Wonderful Weather Topic Bundle

    Wonderful Weather Topic Bundle

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Download four complete PlanBee schemes of work as the basis for your 'Wonderful Weather' cross-curricular topic. This fantastic KS1 topic bundle provides all the Science, Geography, RE and DT lessons you need, and all for a fantastic discounted price... Read More

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  • Travel and Transport Topic

    Travel and Transport Topic

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Hop on board and prepare to blast off on an exciting adventure with this Travel and Transport topic for KS1. Your class will explore journeys of all kinds, including how people get around now and how they travelled in the past, all through a selectio... Read More

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  • Toys Topic Bundle

    Toys Topic Bundle

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    This KS1 Toys Topic Bundle provides all sorts of learning opportunities across four subject areas, all through the fun theme of toys! Containing four complete PlanBee schemes of work, this KS1 Toys Topic Bundle delivers complete planning for your cro... Read More

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  • Arctic Adventures Topic

    Arctic Adventures Topic

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Introduce your class to the freezing and fabulous Arctic in this 'Arctic Adventures' cross-curricular topic for KS1. Your class will learn about Arctic explorers, the Inuit way of life, Aurora Borealis, ice and its properties, Arctic animals, and so... Read More

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  • Sun, Sea and Sand Topic Bundle

    Sun, Sea and Sand Topic Bundle

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Bring summer into your classroom with this 'Sun, Sea and Sand' Topic Bundle for Year 1/2. Containing four complete schemes of work, this bundle gives you the basis for your summer topic, providing you with engaging and exciting resources that are sur... Read More

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  • Castles Topic

    Castles Topic

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    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 little lords and ladies excited about Castles! Your children will learn about the history of medieval castl... Read More

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  • Great Fire of London Topic Bundle

    Immerse your class in this sizzling cross-curricular topic packed with Great Fire of London activities, detailed lesson planning and differentiated Art, DT, History and Geography learning. The Great Fire of London Topic Bundle includes four complete... Read More

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  • Houses and Homes Topic Bundle

    Houses and Homes Topic Bundle

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Four complete schemes of work are included in this Houses and Homes Topic Bundle to give you a fantastic basis for your 'Houses and Homes' cross-curricular topic. This pack gives you all the planning and resource you need to cover your History, Geogr... Read More

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Year 1 Topic Bundles or Classic Topics: which type is best for you?

Year 1 Topic Bundles: best for learning progression and National Curriculum coverage

Year 1 (and Year 2) Topic Bundles include four thematically-linked schemes of work across a range of subjects. Each scheme of work includes 5-7 complete lesson planning packs, with everything you need to teach that subject over approximately half a term.

Each scheme of work is designed to teach to specific National Curriculum Key Stage 1 objectives and provides sufficient coverage to assess pupil progress against those objectives at the end of the teaching sequence.

Year 1 Classic Topics: best for a varied, fun creative curriculum experience

Year 1 (and Year 2) Classic Topics include 16-18 lesson plan packs. They contain one complete scheme of work comprising 5-7 lessons which will cover some specific National Curriculum KS1 objectives in detail. The remaining lessons cover a broad range of subjects and include many enjoyable, creative learning activities for a varied cross-curricular learning experience!

Which type of PlanBee Year One Cross-Curricular Topic is best for you? Whichever you choose, we're confident you'll have loads of planning and resources to teach over half a term or more, and which fits in well with your own thematically-linked lesson planning.

Don't forget to grab the free additional resources (above), too – there's detailed overviews/medium term plans plus editable assessment grids to help you track your pupils' learning.

Resources at your fingertips

We really do mean this! Whether you want an individual lesson or a complete scheme of work, our teaching packs come with a detailed lesson plan that walks you through an engaging input, a slideshow presentation to go with it, differentiated activity ideas, and — in most cases — a range of printable resources such as worksheets, activity cards or writing frames. If anything else is required, you'll be able to see at a glance, as everything you need is listed at the top of every plan!

Written by professionals

We're qualified primary teachers with extensive classroom experience. We know how hard the job is! That's why we try to give you as much as we can with every teaching pack – to help you and make life easier. We've obsessively pored over the National Curriculum objectives to make sure that you get excellent coverage when you teach with PlanBee, and that you get engaging, challenging learning activities with which all of your children can achieve and make progress.

More time for you

Stuck for ideas on Sunday evening? All your time taken up with marking? We know how much time teachers spend on preparation and assessment. It's time to get some of that time back! It only takes a moment to sign up with PlanBee and start downloading, so you can claim back a bit more You time! Our Complete Series of lessons come with assessment questions and marking grids, too – it's another way we've tried to make the incredible job you do that little bit easier!

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