Year 1 Curicululum

Welcome to our Year 1 Curriculum Page.

On this page you will find:

  • information about what our children are learning
  • expected standards at the end of the year  in Reading, Writing and Mathematics
  • information about any formal assessments

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What we are Learning about this Term

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What Children should know at the end of Year 1

Expectations in Maths

Counting & ordering Count to & across 100, forwards & backwards from any number.
Numbers &


Read & write numbers to 20 in digits & words

Read & write numbers to 100 in digits.

Say 1 more/1 less to 100

Tables & multiples Count in multiples of 1, 2, 5 & 10.
Bonds & Facts


Know bonds to 10 by heart.

Use bonds & subtraction facts to 20.




Add & subtract:

1 digit & 2 digit numbers to 20, including zero.

Add any three 1-digit numbers with a total up to 20.



Solve simple multiplication & division with apparatus & arrays.
Fractions & percentages Recognise half and quarter of object, shape or quantity.


Sequence events in order.

Use language of day, week, month and year.

Tell time to hour & half past.


Expectations in Reading

Decoding/ Phonics


Read and spell phonically decidable two and three syllable words

Read automatically all words in the 100 high frequency word list.

Patterns and Rhymes Identify which words appear again and again.
Comprehension and Understanding


Relate reading to own experiences.

Re-reads if reading does not make sense.

Re-tell with considerable accuracy.

Discuss significance of title & events.

Prediction, inference & deduction


Make predictions on basis of what has been read.

Make inferences on basis of what is being said & done.

Intonation and Expression Reads with pace & expression, i.e. pause at full stop; raise voice for question.
Research Knows difference between fiction and non-fiction texts.

Expectations in Writing

Sentence & text structure


Write clearly demarcated sentences.

Use ‘and’ to join ideas.

Use conjunctions to join sentences (e.g. so, but).

Use standard forms of verbs, e.g. go/went.



Evidence of:

Capital letters.

Full stops.

Question marks.

Exclamation marks.

Capital letters for names & personal pronoun ‘I’.

Paragraphing Clearly sequenced sentences [as introduction to paragraphs].


Correct formation of lower case – finishing in right place.

Correct formation of capital letters.

Correct formation of digits.