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Year 1

Curriculum Overview – Year 1





  • Match graphemes for all phonemes
  • Read accurately by blending sounds
  • Read words with very common suffixes
  • Read contractions and understand purpose
  • Read phonics books aloud
  • Link reading to own experiences
  • Join in with predictable phrases
  • Discuss significance of title and events
  • Make simple predictions



  • Name letters of the alphabet
  • Spell very common 'exception' words
  • Spell days of the week
  • Use very common prefixes and suffixes
  • Form lower case letters correctly
  • Form capital letters and digits
  • Compose sentences orally before writing
  • Read own writing to peers or teachers



  • Leave spaces between words
  • Begin to use basic punctuation: . ? !
  • Use capital letters for proper nouns
  • Use common plural and verb suffixes


 Speaking and Listening

  • Listen and respond appropriately
  • Ask relevant questions
  • Maintain attention and participate




Number and Calculation

  • Count to / across 100
  • Count in 1’s, 2’s. 5’s and 10’s
  • Identify 'one more' and 'one less'
  • Read and write numbers to 20
  • Use language, e.g. 'more than', ‘one less’
  • Use +, - and = symbols
  • Know number bonds to 20
  • Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero
  • Solve one-step problems, including simple arrays


 Geometry and Measures

  • Use common vocabulary for comparison, e.g. heavier, taller, full, longest, quickest etc.
  • Describe position and movement, including half and quarter turns
  • Begin to measure length, capacity, weight
  • Recognise coins and notes
  • Use time and ordering vocabulary
  • Tell the time to hour/half hour
  • Use language days, weeks, months and years
  • Recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes
  • Order and arrange objects
  • Describe position and movement, including half and quarter turns





  • Identify basic plants
  • Identify basic plant parts (roots, leaves, flowers, etc.)
  • Identify and compare common animals
  • Identify and name basic body parts



  • Distinguish between objects and materials
  • Identify and name common materials
  • Describe simple properties of some materials
  • Compare and classify materials



  • Observe weather associated with changes of season




Key Concepts

  • Changes in living memory (linked to aspects of national life where appropriate)


 Key Individuals

  • Lives of significant historical figures, Including comparison of those from different periods
  • Significant local people


 Key Events

  • Bonfire night
  • Events of local importance


Art and Design

  • Use a range of materials
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture
  • Develop techniques of colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Learn about range of artists, craftsmen and designers



  • Understand use of algorithms
  • Write & test simple programs
  • Use logical reasoning to make predictions
  • Organise, store, retrieve & manipulate data
  • Communicate online safely and respectfully
  • Recognise uses of IT outside of school


Design and Technology

  • Design purposeful, functional and appealing products
  • Generate, model and communicate ideas
  • Use range of tools and materials to complete practical tasks
  • Evaluate existing products and own ideas
  • Build and improve structures and mechanisms
  • Understand where food comes from


Modern Languages

  • Not required at KS1



  • Name & locate the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom using atlases and globes
  • Identify seasonal / daily weather patterns in the UK and the location of hot and cold areas of the world
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to local and familiar features
  • Use four compass directions and simple vocabulary



  • Sing songs
  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • Listen and understand live and recorded music
  • Make and combine sounds musically


Physical Education

  • Master basic movement, e.g. running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility and co-ordination
  • Participate in team games
  • Perform dance using simple movement
  • Swimming proficiently at 25m

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