Year 1

Welcome to Year One with Miss Williams

Curriculum Plan for the school year 2023-2024

We hope you find the information on this page useful! In Year 1 we aspire for your child to be increasingly independent thinkers and learners. We have an exciting year planned for the children in Year 1 and although it is slightly more formal learning than the Foundation Stage, this is a gradual transition will over the course of the year with lots of opportunities for continuous provision.

Please check Class Dojo for regular updates!

Homework will be set weekly on Fridays and needs to be completed by the following Thursday please. 

Your child will read daily in Read Write Inc phonics lessons. The new phonics program is tailored to your child's specific ability in the phonics and reading and reading books will be given out according to this program along with 1 other library book. Please try to read daily at home, as it is vital that children practise as much as possible and become fluent readers. Oxford Owl has some fantastic reading resources free to access.



In Year 1 handwriting is practised regularly in school in lined handwriting books. We want the children to write the letters and numbers the correct orientation and size. There are so many ways to stimulate writing at home... keep a diary of special events, write a recipe book, write a letter to a friend or family member etc

White Rose Maths scheme is used in our daily teaching and you all have links to access the online maths games and support. Topmarks also has great maths games on to review and consolidate learning.

We use a range of manipulatives or counting objects like pencils, counters to help children in their understanding of mathematical concepts.


Key Instant Recall Facts

Please support your child in practising the Key Instant Recall Facts for Year 1. There is a specific focus for each half term and learning at speed will really support the children in their journey through school.


In Music we follow the Charanga music scheme.


In PE  we use the Get Set 4 PE scheme of learning where we will cover a wide range of sporting disciplines.

*Please make sure your child's full PE kit is in school and labelled. PE days are Tuesday and Friday. 



I hope this gives you a flavour of the exciting things we are going to study this term and help you widen and support the children's learning from home.

Here are some other policies which parents of children in Y1 may find useful 

English Policy

Calculation Policy


Useful Links:

White Rose Maths