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Yr. 1


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Click the link below to see our Year One Curriculum Overview:

Year One Curriculum Overview


We will be practising our letter formation in lessons and we will continue to punctuate sentences with capital letters and full stops. In English lessons, the children will begin to write compound sentences using a range of conjunctions as well as using adjectives to write descriptions. The children will be encouraged to make predictions based on what they have read and they will be able to identify features of both text types. We will also focus on non-fiction and fiction texts, resulting in children being able to retell and change narratives alongside writing their own reports, recounts and instructions.

In classes, we will be exploring a range of fiction and non-fiction texts including;

  • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  • Sam’s Sandwich by David Pelham
  • Mog by Judith Kerr
  • Looking After the Egg by Meredith Hooper
  • Toys of the Past by Grahame Sherfield
  • Barnaby Bear at the Seaside by Elaine Jackson


In our Maths lessons, the children will continue to consolidate their prior knowledge of counting on and back from 0-100 and writing these numbers. Throughout the year, we will solve addition and subtraction number sentences. The children will also continue to learn and practise number bonds to 10 and 20. Children will also identify 2 digits numbers from 0-100 and be able to identify one more and one less.

Additionally, children will be focusing on: measure, geometry, money and data handling.



Throughout the year, within science lessons, children will be investigation and exploring a range of topics including:


Everyday materials


Animals including humans

Within these lessons, children will be carrying out investigations and experiments to deepen their understanding of the world of science.


Throughout the year, in history and geography lessons, the children will be taken part in the topic of:

Where I Live?

Hot and cold


Florence Nightingale

Victorian life

Victorian Artefacts


In Year One, the children will be set homework every Friday that is due in on the following Wednesday. The homework that will be set each week will either be a piece of writing, number based or topic activities. Children should complete their homework independently with guidance and support from an adult if needed. If you would like any guidance with homework please do not hesitate to speak to your class teacher.


Every Friday, the children will have a spelling test that will be based on the phonics sounds that the children have been learning in lessons. We appreciate your support in practising these with your child at home.


Planners must be brought into school every day so that teachers can hear the children read and reply to any comments and queries that you have. Children should also bring their reading books to school every day and they will be changed once they have read their book; parents and carers should make a note of this in their child’s planner. We encourage children to read at least three times a week at home and we will do our best to hear them read several times across the school week.


In Year One, PE lessons will be on Tuesdays and children should bring the correct kit in school:

Black or Burgundy Shorts, Joggers or leggings, White T-Shirt and Black Pumps.

Children must remove earrings or come to school with plasters covering their earrings.

Useful resources for you at home

Below there are a range of resources that will support you and your children at home!

nonsense flashcards Nonsense-Sorting-Word-Cards -Nonsense-Words-Assessment-Sheets Phase 2-5 -Jigsaw Picture-Cards Phase 2-5 Jigsaw phase-2-nonsense-word-cards Phase-2-To-5-Jigsaw (2) Phase-2-To-5-Jigsaw -phase-3-nonsense-words Phase-4-Nonsense-Words Year-1-Phonics-Screening-Check-A-Guide-for-ParentsPhase-3-ar-Colour-by-Phoneme-Real-and-Nonsense

Thank you for continued support.

Miss Edmonds and Miss Paige

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