Year 1

Year 1 is a very important and exciting year for our children when they move from the Foundation Stage into Key Stage 1. We continue to build upon the progress the children have made during their Reception year and to encourage greater independence in subtle ways.

  • Continuous provision

  • KS1 area and outdoor quad area

  • Challenges/enhancements in the provision

    Main aims when planning learning

  • Memorable experiences

  • Hands on

  • Based on children's interests

  • Cross curricular links

  • Immersive learning environment

  • Using a range of technology

    The projects for 2016/17 are:

  • Autumn term – Is Earth the best place to live?

  • Spring term – If you were an explorer and opened a door, where would you want it to lead to?


  • Daily assessment in lessons

  • Written feedback

  • Positive mentoring for reading, writing, maths and science

  • Spellings

    End of phase expectations

    Reading - by the end of Y1 most children are expected to:

  • Apply phonic knowledge and skills to read words accurately

  • Read words with an apostrophe e.g. I'm, I'll, we'll and understand that the apostrophe represents the omitted letter(s)

  • Read aloud accurately books that are consistent with their phonic knowledge

  • Develop pleasure in reading

  • Discuss books that are read to them and explain their understanding

    Writing - by the end of Y1 most children are expected to:

  • Write simple sentences

  • Leave spaces between words

  • Use 'and' in sentences

  • Use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks

  • Use capital letters for names

    Spelling - by the end of Y1 most children are expected to:

  • Apply phonic knowledge and skills to spell words

  • Know the days of the week

  • Name the letters of the alphabet in order

  • Add prefixes and suffixes e.g. adding s or es to make words plural

  • Use the previs - un e.g. unhappy

  • Use -ing, -ed, -er, -est at the end of words

    Handwriting - by the end of Y1 most children are expected to:

  • Form lower case letters in the correct direction

  • Form capital letters

  • Form digits 0-9

    Maths - by the end of Y1 most children are expected to:

  • Count to 100, forwards and backwards

  • Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals

  • Count in 2s, 5s and 10s

  • Identify one more and one less

  • Count objects, use number lines, use the language: equal to, more than, less than, fewer, most

  • Read and write numbers to 20 in numerals and words

  • Use +, - and =

  • Add and subtract to 20

  • Solve one step problems involving +, -, x and :-

  • Recognise and name 2d shapes e.g. rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles

  • 3d shapes e.g. cuboids, pyramids, spheres

  • Whole, half, quarter, three quarter turns, clockwise


  • 1-1 meetings

  • My learning profile

    Additional support

  • Role of additional adults

  • Intervention

    How you can help

  • Good attendance (96% at least)

  • Punctual

  • Practise times tables daily for 5 minutes

  • Practise any spellings needed to be learnt daily for 5 minutes

  • Share books

  • Handwriting practice

  • Home learning

  • Mathletics

    To find out more information about the curriculum your child is following, please contact your class teacher. Our Assistant Headteacher, Mr Stout, is available to discuss the curriculum if you require further information. Additionally, of course, Mrs Millington and Mrs Crowther are happy to talk through aspects of the curriculum with families.