Year 1 Curriculum


Apply phonetic knowledge and skills.

Read common exception words.

Read aloud books which are consistent with their phonetic knowledge.

Listen to and discuss a wide range of poems and non-fiction.

Becoming familiar with key stories.

Super Daisy, SuperKid and Supertato linked with Superheroes topic.

Recap sounds previously learnt in Reception and begin Phase 4&5 sounds.

Learning High frequency and tricky words.

Phonics – sh, ch, th, ng, qu, ar, ff, ay, oy, ir, ai, er, ow, igh, ear, air. (Letters and sounds Phase 2&3)


Handwriting – Begin to form lowercase, capital letters and digits 0 to 9.

Understand which letters belong to which handwriting families.

Composition – Say out loud what they are going to write about.

Compose a sentence orally before writing it.

Sequence sentences to form short narratives.

Grammar – Capital Letters, Proper Nouns, Common Nouns,. Sentences and Alphabetical Order.

Dictation based on the sounds of the week and high frequency words.

Number and place value within 10:

Count to ten, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.

Count, read and write numbers to 10 in numerals and words.

Given a number, identify one more or one less.

Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.

Addition and Subtraction within 10:

Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10.

Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs.

Add and subtract one digit numbers to 10, including zero.

Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems.

Big Question: Why did God create the world?

Children will learn the creation story and Adam and Eve.

Explore how we can look after God’s world

Understand and explore good and bad choices



Master basic movements including developing balance, agility and co-ordination and begin to apply these

Map Skills and Landmarks:

Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the worlds 7 continents and 5 oceans

Identify and name some countries and seas.

Use simple compass directions

Children will begin to know and name some landmarks and begin to find these on maps.

Identify human and physical features on maps

The children will draw their own maps using a key and symbols.


Hector’s world and Smartie the Penguin.

Use technology safely and respectfully.

Keeping personal information private.

Identifying where to go for help and support when they have concerns.

Creating superheroes : Use technology purposefully to create and store digital content.


Explore superhero costumes.

Children will design, make and evaluate superhero masks/capes as part of their DT this term.

Explore ways of joining materials together and how to cut different materials.


Creating superhero pictures in the style of Roy Lichtenstein.

Use materials creatively to design and make products.

Develop art and design techniques, using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Pulse and Rhythm:

Use their voices expressively to sing songs and speak chants and rhyme.

Listen with concentration and understanding to live and recorded music.