Phase 2

Year 1

Our Curriculum Overview for this half term. Please refer to the topic web for further details.

Subject Main learning
Literacy -       Continuation of correct letter formation

-       Continue to consolidate sentence structure using capital letters and full stops and introduce questions and question marks

-       Joining words and joining clauses using and

-       Say out loud what they are going to write about/ compose a sentence orally before writing it

-       Sequence sentences to form short narratives

-       Re-read what they have written to check that it makes sense

-       Non-fiction writing about castles, including who would work and live there

-       Read, discuss and comprehend the narrative ‘The Frog Prince’

-       Fiction writing based on ‘The Frog Prince’

-       Physical Literacy – verbal storytelling

-       Reciting and creating poetry

Phonics -       Phase 4 (initial and final blends, e.g. f and r /fr/)

Phase 5

-                ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, aw, ir, ue, wh, ph, ew, oe, au, a-e,

-                e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e

Year 1 Common Exception


Covered within the year:

-       the, a, do, to, today, of, said, says, are, were, was, is, his, has, I, you, your, they, be, he, me, she, we, no, go, so, by, my, here, there, where, love, come, some, one, once, ask, friend, school, put, push, pull, full, house, our

Year 1

Compound Words

Covered within the year:

-       football, playground, farmyard, bedroom

Maths -       Count forwards and backwards and write numbers to 20 in numerals and words

-       Numbers from 11-20

-       Tens and ones

-       Count one more and one less

-       Compare groups of objects

-       Compare numbers

-       Order groups of objects

-       Order numbers

-       Add by counting on

-       Find & make number bonds

-       Add by making 10

-       Subtraction – Not crossing 10

-       Subtraction – Crossing 10

-       Related facts

-       Compare number Sentences

Science -       Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made

-       Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials

-       Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials

Creative Curriculum


Topic: Turrets and Tiaras.


-       Learn topic words that are linked to castles

-       Identify differences and similarities between the ways of life in different time periods relating to the topic

-       Learn about life in the past by looking at a range of sources relating to the topic

-       To ask and answer questions about the past relating to the topic


-       Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and it’s countries


Thank you for returning the PE bags. PE lessons take place for 1A on Wednesdays and Fridays, 1B on Wednesdays and Fridays and on Mondays and Fridays for 1C.


Please continue to encourage your child to read a wide variety of different texts as well as their school reading book. We would be grateful if you could write in their reading record book when you have read with them, particularly with information such as words they have struggled with. We will endeavour to change reading books twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays).


Each week your child will continue to bring home a key digraph or some high frequency/tricky words to revise. This builds on the learning in class so this is a revision task for them. The children can also continue to write in their ‘Busy Book’ to practise their writing skills.

We very much appreciate the support and encouragement you give to your child and us. We hope that all this information enables you to be involved and play an active part in their learning. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any of us.

Thank you.
Angela Scott, Jane Baines and Phoebe Bialkowski

Year 2
Year 3