Year 1

Bluebell, Lavender and Sunflower Classes

To see the parent information video sent out at the start of September, please click HERE.

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 here to see basic year group information and 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.