St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School

Following in the footsteps of Jesus, together we love live and learn.

Year 1




 Match graphemes for all phonemes

 Read accurately by blending sounds

 Read words with very common suffixes

 Read contractions & understand purpose

 Read phonics books aloud

 Link reading to own experiences

 Join in with predictable phrases

 Discuss significance of title & events

 Make simple predictions



 Name letters of the alphabet

 Spell very common ‘exception’ words

 Spell days of the week

 Use very common prefixes & suffixes

 Form lower case letters correctly

 Form capital letters & digits

 Compose sentences orally before writing

 Read own writing to peers or teachers



 Leave spaces between words

 Begin to use basic punctuation: . ? !

 Use capital letters for proper nouns.

 Use common plural & verb suffixes

Speaking & Listening 

 Listen & respond appropriately

 Ask relevant questions

 Maintain attention & participate





 Count to / across 100

 Count in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s

 Identify ‘one more’ and ‘one less’

 Read & write numbers to 20

 Use language, e.g. ‘more than’, ‘most’

 Use +, – and = symbols

 Know number bonds to 20

 add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero

 Solve one-step problems, including simple arrays

 Geometry & Measures 


 Use common vocabulary for comparison, e.g. heavier, taller, full, longest, quickest

 Begin to measure length, capacity, weight

 Recognise coins & notes

 Use time & ordering vocabulary

 Tell the time to hour/half-hour

 Use language of days, weeks, months & years

 Recognise & name common 2-d and 3-d shapes

 Order & arrange objects

 Describe position & movement, including half and quarter turns



 Recognise & use ½ & ¼





 Identify basic plants

 Identify basic plant parts (roots, leaves, flowers, etc.)

 Identify & compare common animals

 Identify & name basic body parts


 Distinguish between objects & materials

 Identify & name common materials

 Describe simple properties of some materials

 Compare & classify materials


 Observe weather associated with changes of season


History (KS1)

Key Concepts 


 Changes in living memory (linked to aspects of national life where appropriate)

Key Individuals 

 Lives of significant historical figures, including comparison of those from different periods

 Significant local people

Key Events 

 e.g. Bonfire night

 Events of local importance


Art & Design (KS1)

 Use a range of materials


 Use drawing, painting and sculpture

 Develop techniques of colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

 Learn about range of artists, craftsmen and designers


Design & Technology (KS1)

  Design purposeful, functional & appealing products


 Generate, model & communicate ideas

 Use range of tools & materials to complete practical tasks

 Evaluate existing products & own ideas

 Build and improve structure & mechanisms

 Understand where food comes from


Modern Languages

Not required at KS1


Physical Education (KS1)

 Master basic movement, e.g. running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility and co-ordination

 Participate in team games

 Perform dances using simple movement

 Swimming proficiency at 25m (KS1 or KS2)


Computing (KS1)

  Understand use of algorithms


 Write & test simple programs

 Use logical reasoning to make predictions

 Organise, store, retrieve & manipulate data

 Communicate online safely and respectfully

 Recognise uses of IT outside of school


Geography (Y1)

  Name & locate the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom using atlases & globes


 identify seasonal / daily weather patterns in the UK and the location of hot and cold areas of the world

 Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to local & familiar features

 Use four compass directions & simple vocab


Music (KS1)

 Sing songs

 Play tuned & untuned instruments musically

 Listen & understand live and recorded music

 Make and combine sounds musically


Religious Education

 Continue to follow locally- agreed syllabus for RE