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.

Recap sounds previously learnt.

Reading and writing High frequency and tricky words.

Phonics – Recapping over all sounds taught, focusing on digraphs and split digraphs.

Continue to practise for the phonics check.

Real and Rubbish words.


Handwriting – Children to correctly and confidently form all letters when writing.

Composition – Sequence sentences to form short narratives.

Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense.

Discuss what they have written to the teacher and peers.

Grammar – Using a dictionary, Speech marks, Word web, Questions, Nouns, Verbs, Homophones, -ing, -ed, -er, -est.

Dictation based on the sounds of the week and using high frequency, tricky and common exception words.

Jaspers Beanstalk, The Enormous Turnip, The Hungry Caterpillar, The Gruffalo.


Number: Multiplication and Division (Reinforce multiples of 2, 5 and 10 to be included):

Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

Solve one step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher.

Number: Fractions:

Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

Recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

Geometry: position and direction:

Describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three quarter turns.


Seasonal changes, Plants and Animals-

Observe changes across the four seasons.

Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees

Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.

Mini-Beasts. – Where they live, what they eat, how they survive and comparing different mini beasts.

Bees – Why are bees so important? What can we do to help save bees?


The Big Question: How can we celebrate Holy days? Why are Holy days so important?

Why are holidays different from ordinary days?

What do you like to do in the holidays?

What Holy days do we know of?

How do we celebrate them?

Pentecost – Who were the people in the room when the Holy Spirit came to Pentecost?

What were the signs of the Holy Spirit?

Why is Pentecost a Holy day?




Team games – Practising for sports day. Obstacle course, sprinting, running, team word.

Tennis – Ball control, concentration, coordination, team work.


Locational Knowledge and Geographical skills and fieldwork.

Identifying seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom.

Name and locate characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom.

Using maps and creating our own.

Using simple compass directions.

Design &


Designing, making and evaluating healthy snacks.

Cutting and chopping fruit and vegetables.


To learn about a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the similarities and differences.

Study artists and their work (Vincent Van Gogh)

Observational drawings – Sunflowers.

Create art in the style of


First access Music with Miss Amey:

Use their voices expressively to sing songs.

Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds.

Listen with concentration and understanding to live and recorded music.