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.

Continue to practise for the phonics check.

Real and Rubbish words.
Handwriting – Continuing to make sure that letters and numbers are the correct way round and starting from the correct place.
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.
Joins words and clauses using "and."

Grammar – Future, Alphabetical Order, Nouns, Adjectives, Final Blends and Compound words.

The Naughty toy box, Toy story, The Day The Crayons Quit (using toys)
Dictation based on the sounds of the week and using high frequency, tricky and common exception words.

MathsAddition and Subtraction within 20:
Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.
Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition, subtraction and equals sign.
Add and subtract one digit numbers and two digit numbers to 20, including 0.
Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and using missing number problems.

MathsNumber and place value within 20:
Count to 50 forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any number.
Count, read and write numbers to 50 in numerals.
Given a number, identify one more or one less.
Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

ScienceSeasonal changes and Everyday Materials-
Observe changes across the four seasons.
Working scientifically by asking questions, observing using equipment, perform simple tests and gather and record data.
Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.
Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock.
Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.
Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.

 REThe Big Question: Who are special people in our lives and how are they special?
Who are special people?
Who are special people in the community?
To recognise religious stories.
To talk about our own experiences and feelings.
To say what we wonder about.

PEDance – To perform dances using simple movement patterns.
PEGymnastics – Developing balance, agility and co-ordination.
HistoryToys –
The lives of significant individuals in the past.
Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality. – Fredrick Savage
Toys in the past and comparing them to toys now.

Geography Weather – 
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.
ComputingNot covered this half term

Design and Technology Designing, Making and Evaluating our own toys.
Kites, fairground horses.
Making umbrellas – testing which material is best for keeping us dry.

ArtToys –
To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. – Drawing our own toys.
To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape form and space. – Drawing and making our own toys.
To use a wide range of materials creatively to design and make products. – Making our own toys.

Music First access Music with Miss Berners –
Use their voices expressively to sing songs.
Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds.
Listen with concentration and understanding to live and recorded music.