Please see below the Spring 1 2018 curriculum information for Year 1
You can also access a pdf copy of this here
Please see the links for previous curriculum webs (2017-18) below
Please click on the link to access a copy of the Cursive Handwriting Sheet. (Please note that the handwriting sheet is likely to open as a new page on your web browser or will download as a file – it can be saved/printed from that location.
Key Stage One Curriculum
We follow the National Curriculum through a cross curricular approach, ensuring all key skills and subjects are taught throughout.
To find out some additional information about the Key stage 1 curriculum, please visit
We teach the children early reading through systematic synthetic phonics. We use the ‘Letters and Sounds‘ scheme and ensure that all teaching is pitched to the children’s needs.
For additional information about the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme, please visit
At the end of Year 1, the students will undertake a Phonics Screening Check. This check is administered by the class teacher and is designed to confirm whether your child has learnt phonics decoding to an age appropriate level. It will identify students who need additional help to improve their decoding skill. The check consists of 20 real word and 20 words that are pseudo- words (we call these alien words) that your child will read aloud to the teacher.
You can see a little more information about the Screening Check here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phonics-screening-check-sample-materials-and-training-video
This links to our vast range of texts from the Oxford Reading Tree publication. The range offers children fiction, non-fiction and poetry. As the children progress through the scheme by regular reading, Guided Reading and support from parents at home and at school, they will enter a variety of ‘Free Reading’, introducing the children to longer texts to increase the readers’ stamina.