Curriculum Year 1



Match graphemes for all phonemes

Read accurately by blending sounds

Read words with very common suffixes

Read contractions & understand purpose

Read phonics books aloud

Link reading to own experiences

Join in with predictable phrases

Discuss significance of title & events

Make simple predictions


Name letters of the alphabet

Spell very common ‘exception’ words

Spell days of the week

Use very common prefixes & suffixes

Form lower case letters correctly

Form capital letters & 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 & verb suffixes

Speaking & Listening 

Listen & respond appropriately

Ask relevant questions

Maintain attention & participate



Count to / across 100

Count in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s

Identify ‘one more’ and ‘one less’

Read & write numbers to 20

Use language, e.g. ‘more than’, ‘most’

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 & Measures 

Use common vocabulary for comparison, e.g. heavier, taller, full, longest, quickest

Begin to measure length, capacity, weight

Recognise coins & notes

Use time & ordering vocabulary

Tell the time to hour/half-hour

Use language of days, weeks, months & years

Recognise & name common 2-d and 3-d shapes

Order & arrange objects

 Describe position & movement, including half and quarter turns


Recognise & use ½ & ¼



 Identify basic plants

 Identify basic plant parts (roots, leaves, flowers, etc.)

 Identify & compare common animals

 Identify & name basic body parts


 Distinguish between objects & materials

 Identify & name common materials

 Describe simple properties of some materials

 Compare & classify materials


 Observe weather associated with changes of season

History (KS1)

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 

 e.g. Bonfire night

 Events of local importance

Art & Design (KS1)

 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

Design & Technology (KS1)

  Design purposeful, functional & appealing products

 Generate, model & communicate ideas

 Use range of tools & materials to complete practical tasks

 Evaluate existing products & own ideas

 Build and improve structure & mechanisms

 Understand where food comes from

Modern Languages

Not required at KS1

Physical Education (KS1)

 Master basic movement, e.g. running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility and co-ordination

 Participate in team games

 Perform dances using simple movement

 Swimming proficiency at 25m (KS1 or KS2)

Computing (KS1)

  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

Geography (Y1)

  Name & locate the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom using atlases & 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 & familiar features

 Use four compass directions & simple vocab

Music (KS1)

 Sing songs

 Play tuned & untuned instruments musically

 Listen & understand live and recorded music

 Make and combine sounds musically

Religious Education

Continue to follow locally- agreed syllabus for RE

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