Year 1

Bluebell, Lavender and Sunflower Classes

The Year 1 Topics

Our curriculum is taught through three main topics (one per term) and cross-curricular links are utilised wherever possible. We follow the National Curriculum, full details of which can be found HERE. 

All Year 1 children receive music lessons once a fortnight, taught by a specialist teacher and the children also receive 2 hours of PE each week.  Class activity days are organised to enhance a topic and support the learning taking place at school, and we hope to offer school trips again soon. 

Click the links below to see the Parent Overview for each topic:


Objectives for Year 1

At the end of year 1, in order to achieve Age Related Expectations, children need to be able to:


  • Read unfamiliar words accurately by blending sounds that they have been taught.
  • Read appropriate texts aloud accurately and speedily. 
  • Read common exception words.
  • Retell familiar stories and traditional tales and consider their characteristics.
  • Check that the text makes sense to them as they read and correct inaccurate reading
  • Discuss the significance of the title and events.
  • Make inferences on the basis of what is said and done.
  • Make predictions based on what has been read so far.


  • Leave spaces between words.
  • Join words and clauses using ‘and’.
  • Punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
  • Use a capital letter for names of people, places, the dfays of the week and the personal pronoun, ‘I’.
  • Write a sequence of sentences to form a short narrative.
  • Re-read what they have written to check that it makes sense. 
  • Spell the days of the week.
  • Name the letters of the alphabet in order.
  • Spell words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught.
  • Spell common exception words.
  • Begin to form lower case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place. 
  • Use correct formation of capital letters and the digits 0-9.


  • Count to and across 100 from any number.
  • Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals.
  • Count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Identify “one more” and “one less” from a given number.
  • Read and write numbers from 1-20 in numerals and words.
  • Read,  write and interpret mathematical statements involving +, – and =.
  • represent, use and apply number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.
  • Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction.
  • Use arrays to represent multiplication and record grouping when doing division. 
  • Recognise, find and name a half and a quarter as equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.
  • Compare and describe lengths and heights, mass and weight, capacity and volume and time.
  • Recognise and know the value of all coins and notes.
  • Recognise and use language relating to dates.
  • Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour.
  • Recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes including rectangles, squares, circles, triangles, cuboids, cubes, pyramids and spheres.