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 &

more/less

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.

Calculations

+/-

 

Add & subtract:

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

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

Calculations

x/÷

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

 

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.

Punctuation

 

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].
Handwriting

 

Correct formation of lower case – finishing in right place.

Correct formation of capital letters.

Correct formation of digits.

Expectations in Humanities

History To know:

What was life like when our grandparents were children?

Who are our local heroes?

Why do we remember the fifth of November?

How did the first flight change the world?

How has food changed over time?

Who were the greatest explorers?

Geography To know:

What’s it like where we live?

What will we see on our journey around the world?

Where do different animals live?

What are seasons?

Where does our food come from?

What are the seven wonders of our world?

Expectations in Science

Parts of Animals Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)

Observing closely, using simple equipment

Performing simple tests

Identifying and classifying

Changing Seasons Observe changes across the four seasons

Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

Observing closely, using simple equipment

Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways

Plants 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.

Observing closely, using simple equipment

Identifying and classifying

Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

Comparing Materials 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.

Observing closely, using simple equipment

Identifying and classifying

Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways

Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

Performing simple tests

Types of Animals Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals

Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

Observing closely, using simple equipment

Identifying and classifying

Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

Identifying Materials 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

Observing closely, using simple equipment

Identifying and classifying

Performing simple tests

Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways

Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions