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Year 1

The document below contains all of the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum for each subject.  There are supporting appendices that should be read and used alongside this.


The statutory requirements within this document inform the long, medium and short term planning to ensure full coverage and progression.

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Year 1 Curriculum Overview

During the Summer Term in Year 1, we will be learning about a variety of fantastic books! We will be learning texts and story maps, inventing new stories and taking part in lots of drama activities to support this. We start the term by looking at non-chronological reports and will also learn about losing tales. The texts we are focusing on are ‘Rainbow Dragons’ and ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do’.  It would be fantastic if you could encourage your child to read widely at home, both fiction and non-fiction. You can borrow two books at a time from the Active Learning Library to share with your child at home which would be very beneficial to their understanding of each topic throughout this term.


Maths this term will ensure that your child is secure in their knowledge of number, including counting and place value of numbers within 100 and adding and subtracting of numbers up to 50.  We will teach your child mental methods for addition and subtraction as well as appropriate written methods of calculation. As always, we will be focusing on quick recall of number bonds of numbers to 10. Other areas of learning during the Summer Term will include measurements (length, height, volume, capacity), time and money.


History will see your child learning about famous explorers. The focus for Geography will be the world – oceans and continents, hot and cold places. In Science, your child will learn about plants. We would be very appreciative if you are able to explore these topics at home with your child to support their learning in school. Knowledge Organisers will be sent home for these topics nearer the time.


We love reading and will encourage your children to read daily.  Please listen to your child read, discuss the book and fill in his/her reading record. Daily phonics practise is also essential in helping your child develop their reading skills. Please do speak to your child’s class teacher if you have any questions about this.


Useful Websites – Individual logins kept in Reading Records.


Please do speak to us or email us if you have any queries or would like any support with your child’s learning at home.


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Miss Brotherston -

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Miss Holland -

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