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Overview of the Curriculum Year 1

Welcome to Year 1
Mrs Allen, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Thickett hope you will find the following information useful.
General Information
P.E. - Monday (indoor - white t-shirt & navy shorts) and Fridays (outdoor - white t-shirt, trainers & dark track suit). Please could the children bring both indoor and outdoor kits on both days.
Library - Monday and Tuesday, Could all library books be returned to school on a Monday.
Reading books - will normally be changed on Tuesdays but please bring books in book bags every day as reading will take place throughout the week.
Spelling - your child will take home spellings every Friday. They will be tested on the following Friday. We also ask that your child writes a sentence for each word in their homework spelling book. This will be collected every Friday.
  • Decode words using phonics
  • Match graphemes for all phonemes
  • Blend sounds in unfamiliar words containing taught GPCs
  • Read: common 'exception' words; words with common suffixes; words of more than one syllable containing taught GPCs; contractions
  • Read aloud phonic-based books; reread to develop fluency and confidence
  • Share and discuss poems, stories and non-fiction beyond own reading level
  • Link reading to own experiences
  • Retell familiar stories
  • Join in with predictable phrases
  • Recite some rhymes and poems by heart
  • Draw on prior knowledge to make sense of texts
  • Check for sense and correct reading errors
  • Discuss: word meanings; significance of title and events
  • Make inferences and predictions
  • Explain their understanding of what is read to them
  • Spell: words containing ech of the 40+ phonemes; common 'exception' words; days of the week
  • Name letters of the alphabet
  • Use common prefixes and suffixes
  • Learn and apply relevant spelling rules
  • Write simple dictated sentences
  • Form correctly; lower-case letters, capital letters and digits
  • Practice handwriting in letter 'families'
  • Compose sentences orally before writing
  • Sequence sentences to form short narratives
  • Reread sentences to check they make sense
  • Discuss and read aloud own writing with/to peers or teachers
  • Leave spaces between words
  • Join words and clauses using 'and'
  • Begin to use basic punctuation (. ? !)
  • Use capital letters to start sentences and for proper nouns
  • Learn and apply relevant grammar rules and terminology
Spoken Language
  • Listen and respond appropriately
  • Ask relevant questions
  • Build vocabulary
  • Articulate and justify own ideas
  • Describe, explain and narrate for different purposes; express feelings
  • Participate actively in conversations
  • Speculate, hypothesise and explore ideas
  • Speak clearly and fluently in Standard English
  • Take part in discussions, presentations, performances, role-play, improvisations and debates
  • Keep listeners interested
  • Explore different viewpoints
  • Communicate effectively using appropriate register
  • Count to/across 100
  • Count in 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s
  • Identify 'one more' and 'one less'
  • Read and write numbers to 20 in words and numerals
  • Use objects and pictures to represent numbers
  • Use language of comparison
  • Use +, - and = signs
  • Know number bonds to 20
  • Add and subtract numbers 0 to 20
  • Solve one-step problems
  • Recognise and use ½ and ¼
  • Compare, describe, measure, record and solve problems for lengths, weights, capacities/volumes and times
  • Recognise coins and notes
  • Sequence events chronologically using ordering language
  • Use language relating to dates
  • Tell time to the hour and half-hour
  • Recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes
  • Describe position, direction and movement, including ½, ¼ and ¾ turns