Year 1 2022 - 2023

Mrs Walsh

Deputy Head


In Year 1 we encourage children’s independent learning through a combination of adult led teaching activities and play-based learning.


Term 1 - Autumn

To aid transition from Reception, we will focus on 'The Colour Monster' book. This will be at the centre of a range of strategies around emotions, helping the children to cope with change. 

In reading we will be using Read Write Inc Phonics which teaches children the sounds in English, the letters that represent them, and how to form the letters when writing. Read Write Inc. Phonics includes reading books written using only the letters they have learnt at each level (and a small number of separately taught tricky words). The children will quickly feel confident and successful. For more information about RWI Phonics please click here. 

In writing we will continue our Talk for Writing journey by reading the ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ and ‘Lost and Found.’  We will use the process of imitation, innovation and independent application to develop our story telling language and writing skills. We will read ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and look at non-fiction books about animals. 

In maths we will be learning to read, write and order numbers within 10. We learn our number bonds to 10 and use this knowledge to help us with addition and subtraction.  

Throughout the year in Science, we will observe and discuss the changes in seasons with a particular focus this term on the Weather and, after half term, Ourselves. 

P.E. will be on Tuesdays and Fridays, with Forest School on Thursday mornings throughout the year.   


Term 2 - Spring

During the Spring Term our science topic is Materials. The children will be looking at objects, identifying the material it is made from and using key vocabulary to describe the physical properties. We will be working scientifically be performing simple tests on materials to answer questions.This will link well with our work on The Three Little Pigs providing interactive learning experiences. 

Other stories will include The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Cops and Robbers and Michael Rosen's Chocolate Cake Poem. In Talk for Writing we will also focus on Knuffle Bunny, writing our own versions of this story. 

In maths, place value work will be extended to 20, with linked addition and subtraction, developing understanding and knowledge up to 50. We will also focus on length, height, mass and volume in the second half of this term. 

In History we will be learning the about the High Street and how it has changed in living memory. 


Term 3 - Summer

During this term, our topic will be ‘Roots, Shoots and Juicy Fruits?’ The children will name and label parts of a plant, name some plants in our local environment, investigate what plants need to grow well and keep a ’Broad Bean Diary.’

In technology, we will be making healthy smoothies in order to better understand where food comes from. We will be internalising stories and using modelled examples to shape their own writing, developing our own versions of Jack and the Beanstalk and The Runaway Pea, again-  linking well to our topic. 

In Maths, the children will look at multiplication and division, fractions and time, whilst extending their place value understanding up to 100. 

History will include a focus on Floella Benjamin and a comparison between Stockport and Pointe-a-Pierre in Trinidad using her book 'Coming to England'.  

For more information on other subjects, please look at the Year 1 Curriculum Map. 




Year 1: Calendar items

There are no Calendar items to display

Bolshaw Primary School

Cross Road, Heald Green, Cheadle, SK8 3LW

Lynda Brown

Student Login