Year 1

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Welcome to Year 1

In Year 1 we continue to develop the building blocks required for a successful education. Children are encouraged to be independent and to be responsible for their own organisation and preparation for school. We work hard to challenge our pupils to achieve their full potential.

It is essential that reading is at the heart of the curriculum. As a school we follow Read, Write, Inc phonics scheme and provide books at the appropriate level to ensure progress for all children. It is vital you read with your child each night and record this in your child’s planner. This allows us to see how your child is progressing in reading and allocate appropriate books.

Reading days are:

Finger Spaces- Monday

Commas – Tuesday

Capital Letters- Wednesday

Question Marks- Thursday

Full Stops- Friday


In June, all children in Year One take part in the Government’s phonics screening assessment. In this assessment they read familiar and nonsense (alien) words to assess their phonic knowledge. Last year’s cohort of children achieved a 93% pass rate which is above national average.

Our English curriculum is based on high-quality texts and this half term children are learning about the book ‘Send for a Superhero’ by Michael Rosen. In Maths children will get the opportunity to deepen their understanding of addition, subtraction and shape. Some of our foundation topics include old and new toys, moving picture cards, seasons and online safety.

After-school enrichment activities are offered to all children each half term on a Wednesday, such as reading club, mindfulness club, cooking club and singing club.

There will be Maths and English homework provided each Friday that must be returned by Wednesday. Spellings will be sent home in their blue book, but can also be accessed on Spelling Shed. You can check how well your child is doing by looking at the spelling book each week.



Year 1 Curriculum Overview

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