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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


Year 1 and Year 2 Curriculum and Expectations

Below you will find the expectations for Year 1 and Year 2 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. This year the year 2 will be following the government's End of Key Stage 1 interim curriculum. The government guidance can be downloaded at the bottom of the page. This document provides detail of the specific expectations for the end of year 2 statutory tests and expectations.

The document for year 1 which can be downloaded below identifies Year 1 expectations. In this document we have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.

As a school we shall report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at parent’s evening during the year.

The following terms will be used:

· Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.

· Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations .

· Your child is on track to deepen the end of year national expectations.

Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.

Where we live

Year 1 Autumn Term

Welcome back to school. I hope you all had a lovely summer holiday and I hope that the children are looking forward to starting in Year 1. Here is an outline of what we will be covering in school this term.


This term we will be learning about Creation, Families and Celebrations, Prayer, Advent and Christmas. Please support this at home by looking at pictures, talking about the children’s own or family members’ baptisms, attending Mass together and saying prayers.



The children will be writing captions, lists and labels about different pets based around our science topic of animals and ourselves. They will also be using the genres of fairy tales, songs and repeating poems, poems with pattern and rhyme, information texts and traditional tales. The children will take part in daily phonics lessons which follow the letters and sounds scheme. Daily handwriting sessions will also take place using the cursive writing style.


The children will continue to work from the Maths Makes Sense scheme. Maths work is split between the following areas Arithmetic, Geometry, Data & Measure and handling. The children will continue to use cups to support working out calculations. They will learn how to measure accurately, the properties of 2d and 3d shapes, and how to work out addition and subtraction calculations.


This term we will be covering two topics in science: ‘Animals and Ourselves’ and ‘Seasonal changes’. We will be carrying out simple investigations and helping the children understand that it is necessary to investigate to find the answer to a question. The children will be learning about what toys are made out of, and the properties of different materials. We will also be learning about what happens to the environment and weather during the seasons of autumn and winter.




Our creative curriculum topics cover all areas of the curriculum including Science, Art, D&T, History and Geography. As our topic is ‘Where we live’, we will be learning about the countries and capitals of the United Kingdom and we will look at Cheadle as a town to understand how towns have changed. We will also be looking at maps and creating our own map of an area using a key.


This term the children will be creating ICT work around food recipes and also working on creating algorithms.


PE will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. The children will be learning fundamental skills and invasion games.


This term the children will be exploring pulse and rhythm and use different methods of making noise.


Please read with your child every night. This greatly benefits their reading progress and will help them in class when working independently. The children will be heard read every week and they will take part in group guided reading sessions. Any books that are sent home will be changed when it is written in the diary that the book has been read.


Homework will be given out on a Friday and Collected in on a Wednesday. It will consist of a short English and Maths activity and spellings for the children to learn. Please continue to read with your child every night.



Please ensure all uniform is clearly labelled.

Your child will need a bottle of water in school, to stay hydrated and aid their concentration during lessons. Juice drinks can be consumed at lunchtime only, to protect the health of your child’s teeth.

PE will usually take place on a Monday and a Wednesday. Children will need school kit suitable for outdoors. Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is in school every day.

Yours sincerely

Miss N Smith Mrs L Roberts

Class Teacher Teaching Assistant

Spring Term Curriculum Jan 2017

End of year expectations

Suggested Books for Year 1

Vocations Day 2017

Year 1 ‘Design a Book Cover’ Competition Winners.

Year 1 ‘Design a Book Cover’ Competition Winners. 1