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St Giles' Catholic Primary School

Part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Grow in Faith and Love

"In our school we value and respect every person as a child of God, as we grow together in faith, and love."

Year 1

End of Year Expectations Year 1


Children will be able to change their reading books as and when they are ready. Reading is part of their homework and children in Year 1 are expected to read for 10 minutes every night. Please sign the reading diary every time so that we know this is happening. If children do not read at home or the reading diary is not signed, they will read at playtime the next day to ensure they are not missing out on reading practice.

Homework will go home on a Wednesday and needs to be handed in the following Monday. Spelling tests will take place on Monday.

P.E. will be on Wednesday and Friday. Children should have their p.e. kits in school at all times and it will be sent home every half term to be washed. Please could you ensure that all p.e. kit and school uniform have your child’s name clearly marked in them, including shoes and pumps.


Our class Saint is St. Francis of Assisi. We will be learning about his life and thinking about how we can try to be more like him.

The units of R.E. that we will be focussing on this term are Creation; Families and Celebrations; Prayer; Advent and Christmas. Children will have the opportunity to hear stories from the Bible and link them to their own lives. They will learn different prayers and create their own prayers. We will also be learning about the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.



During the first half term, we will be using the story of Aladdin as our focus. Later in the term, we will be using the story ‘Pirate Pete’. The children will be writing lists, captions and simple sentences and developing their understanding of finger spaces, full stops, capital letters and question marks.

The children will continue regular discreet phonics lessons, differentiated according to each child’s need. Children will also continue to practice and develop their cursive handwriting in sessions at least 3 times per week.


Maths Makes Sense is split into 4 areas: Arithmetic, Geometry, Data and Measure and Reasoning. Children will build on the skills learned in Reception and continue to use apparatus to help them add and subtract whole numbers and fractions. They will begin to work with large numbers and to multiply. They will begin to measure and record straight lines and the perimeter of closed shapes.



The science topic this term is Animals including Humans. The children will learn about body parts and our 5 senses. They will understand that humans are mammals. Children will learn about different animal groups and about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.

Children will also learn about the seasonal changes that take place during Autumn and Winter.



This half-term we will be learning about our local area, beginning with our school and then moving onto Cheadle.

Next half-term we will be learning about a significant figure from history: Christopher Columbus.

Art and Design/Technology


Children will be learning about primary and secondary colours. They will plan and paint their self-portraits.

Children will investigate waterproof materials and design and make a pirate ship



Curriculum Map Year 1 2018-19


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


1A Creation

1B Families and Celebrations

1C Prayer

1D Advent


1E Christmas

1F Jesus teacher and Healer

1G Forgiveness

1H Lent

1J Easter

1K Pentecost


1L Sharing in Jesu’s life

1M Following Jesus today



Captain Jake and the pirate dinosaurs

The Prodigal son

Monkey see monkey do

Jack and the Beanstalk

The three little pigs


MMS B1 and B2

MMS B3 and B4

MMS B5 and B6



Animals and Humans

(Focus on humans)

Seasonal changes - Autumn



Animals and Humans

(Focus on animals)




Plants – what do plants need to grow?

Trees – evergreen and deciduous





Christopher Columbus

Neil Armstrong

Staffordshire Potteries – Josiah Wedgwood




Living in Cheadle






4 Countries in the UK

Comparing Leek to a seaside location


Self portraits (Vincent Van Gogh)


Waterproofing – design and make a pirate ship

‘Starry Night’

Clay pots/plates inspired by J Wedgwood

Focus – Victorian Artist, William Morris

Finger puppet - sewing

Design and technology








To Communicate

Food recipes


To Code

Scratch Jr

To Communicate

Ebook creation

paint programs

To Collect

Use simple database

To Code

Bee bot programming and 2go





Invasion Games

Invasion Games

Net/wall games



use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes


use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes


listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

play tuned and untuned instruments musically

listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music




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.

Suggested Books for Year 1