Year 1

The document below contains all of the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum for each subject.  There are supporting appendices that should be read and used alongside this.

The statutory requirements within this document inform the long, medium and short term planning to ensure full coverage and progression.

National Curriculum Statutory Requirements for Year 1

Spelling Appendix for Year 1

Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation Appendix


Please click here for our summer term newsletter and here for our curriculum overview.

In English this term we will be learning how to write non-chronological reports and will be looking at the text ‘Rainbow Dragon’. We will learn the features of non-chronological reports, look at lots of different examples, and will write our own report for a mythical creature! Later on in the term we will be learning about another losing tale called ‘Augustus and his Smile’ as well as a recount text ‘Local Woodcutter Wins Medal’. These texts will focus on how to describe characters and their feelings and how these can influence their actions in the text. Please encourage your child to read a wide range of texts at home and it would be great if you could visit the library both at school and in Slough to expose your child to as many of these types of stories as possible, particularly recounts. It will be very beneficial to their understanding and confidence in their learning this term.

Maths will involve learning about money, addition and subtraction with numbers within 100, multiplication and division, as well as further understanding of place value and calculation strategies. We encourage the child to use different resources to help them problem solve, so please encourage this at home. We will continue to build on your child’s knowledge of number bonds to 10/20 in the Summer Term, so please practise these with your child daily.

In other subjects we will be learning about Windsor in History and weather/climates in Geography. This will give the children great knowledge about our local area as well as learning about how weather/climates change all over the world. Please do your own research with your child into these two topics to help widen your child’s knowledge and deepen their understanding. Science will involve learning about light and further learning about animals, and we are lucky enough to be welcoming some chicks into Year 1 for a few weeks which will be a fantastic experience for your child.

We love reading and will encourage your children to read daily.  Please listen to your child read, discuss the book and fill in his/her reading record. The Phonics Screening Check will be in June, so please do practise phonics with your child daily as well.  Please ask your child’s class teacher if you have any questions about this or any other learning.

Some useful websites: (your child has an individual login) (your child has an individual login)

Thank you for your continuing support. The Year 1 team are happy to help in any way and answer any questions you may have.

Miss Brotherston, Mrs Roche and Miss Morgan 




You can help your child at home by:

  • reading daily and writing in their reading record
  • let your child write stories at home and help them to make them exciting
  • practising addition and subtraction equations
  • helping your child learn their 2’s, 5’s and 10 x tables

Please remember the children will be taking the Phonics Screening Check in June and therefore practising reading and phonics at home is as important as ever. We would love to see you at our Rapid Reading/ Rapid Maths mornings, which take place every Tuesday from 8:50am – 9:15am in your child’s classroom.


The Year One team are always happy to help you and your child, please come and speak to us if you have any queries or would like more ideas to support your child at home.


Some useful websites: (your child has an individual login) (your child has an individual login) (your child has an individual login)

Learning to read through Phonics - Information for Parents