Year 1

A Journey around the World

This term a selection of narrative, poetry and non-fiction books will support the children’s Geography topic work. They will learn about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. Our aim is for children to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them.


Year 1 children will be learning to spell using their knowledge of the relationship between sounds and letters (phonics). Children will continue to compose individual sentences orally and then write them down using accurate punctuation more independently. Children will learn to make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing. We will also be working hard to establish good handwriting habits; forming individual letters correctly, knowing where to start and finish a letter and getting the size of letters consistently right.


Reading feeds pupils’ imagination and opens up a treasure-house of wonder and joy for their curious young minds. In Year 1 we will build on work from the Early Years Foundation Stage, making sure that pupils can sound and blend unfamiliar printed words quickly and accurately using the phonic knowledge and skills that they have already learnt and build up their knowledge of common exception (tricky) words. At the same time they will hear, share and discuss a wide range of high quality books to develop a love of reading and broaden their vocabulary.


The principal focus of mathematics teaching in key stage 1 is to ensure that pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value.

This term, pupils will read, write and compare numbers up to 100, supported by objects and pictorial representations. They will practise counting as reciting numbers, enumerating objects, and counting in steps of twos, fives and tens. They will create and describe repeating patterns with objects and with shapes. Pupils will begin to explore patterns within number bonds, demonstrate addition and subtraction as related operations and discuss and solve concrete problems.  


Please make sure all clothes are named including PE kits, forest school clothes and coats.

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