Year 1 

Class Teacher – Miss Bentley






Teaching Assistant – Mrs Whitehouse

The Curriculum Expectations

Welcome to Year 1.  We believe learning should be exciting and inspiring and that children learn best when learning in a 'hands-on', immersive way.









Learning Together


Reading and Spelling 

Year 1 will take part in reading and spelling for 20 minutes each day. They will be issued with individualised spelling books to practise their spellings at home. We appreciate all the support you will give them to help practise at home in preparation for their fortnightly spelling checks. Reading books and reading diaries are needed in school every day so there is every opportunity to develop your children's reading skills.



Music is delivered to Year 1 by 'Rock It' Music. We are currently developing our music skills using a variety of instruments.

The End of Year Expectations for Year 1 - An Overview 

Outlined below is an overview of the end of year expectations for a child in year one. All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of teaching and learning. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.


  • Secure at phase 5 phonics.

  • Identify which words appear again and again.

  • Relate reading to own experiences.

  • Re-read if reading does not make sense.

  • Re-tell with considerable accuracy.

  • Discuss significance of title & events.

  • Make predictions on basis of what has been read.

  • Make inferences on basis of what is being said & done.

  • Read with pace & expression, i.e. pause at full stop; raise voice for question

  • Know the difference between fiction and non-fiction texts.


  • Write clearly demarcated sentences.

  • Use ‘and’ to join ideas.

  • Use conjunctions to join sentences (e.g. so, but).

  • Use standard forms of verbs, e.g. go/went.

  •       Use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks.

  • Use capital letters for names & personal pronoun ‘I’.

  • Write clearly sequenced sentences.

  • Write with the correct formation of lower case – finishing in right place.

  • Correct formation of capital letters.


  • Correct formation of digits.

  • Count to & across 100, forwards & backwards from any number.

  • Read & write numbers to 20 in digits & words.

  • Read & write numbers to 100 in digits.

  • Say 1 more/1 less to 100.

  • Count in multiples of 1, 2, 5 & 10.

  • Know bonds to 10 by heart.

  • Use bonds & subtraction facts to 20.

  • Add and subtract 1 digit & 2 digit numbers to 20, including zero.

  • Add any three 1-digit numbers with a total up to 20.

  • Solve simple addition & division with apparatus & arrays.

  • Recognise half and quarter of object, shape or quantity.

  • Sequence events in order.

  • Use language of day, week, month and year.

  • Tell time to hour & half past.