Welcome to Year 1

In Year 1 children are building upon their existing knowledge and experiences and are working towards becoming independent learners.  We aim to provide each child with a curriculum that is catered to their individual needs and encourages them towards achieving their full potential.  

In Year 1 our English and Mathematics work is based on the Primary Framework for Literacy and Mathematics.  In all other curriculum areas we have customised ourschemes of work to suit our school and our pupils’ needs. 

A brief summary of the objectives for Year 1 are outlined below.  

 In English children are working towards:

 Secure alphabet knowledge and the ability to rhyme

 Secure knowledge of the most common phonetical sounds in English

 Spelling some familiar words and attempting to spell simple CVC words

 Recognising and using full stops, capital letters and question marks

 Understanding word order and checking texts make sense

 Working out, predicting and checking word meaning

 Re-telling and re-enacting stories

 Writing about their personal experiences

 Making simple books, lists, labels and instructions

 Identifying and using story language

 Showing awareness of characters and dialogue

 Reading on sight some high-frequency and familiar words

 Predicting and learning new words from reading and experiences

 Learning and reciting simple poems and stories

 Reading and following simple instructions

In Mathematics children are learning:

 Numbers up to 100

 Addition, subtraction and number bonds to 10

 To double small numbers and add 3 numbers together

 Odd and Even numbers

 To count in 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s                                                 

 To make direct comparisons of height, length, weight and capacity

 Time: hours in the day, o´clock and half past, days, months and seasons

 Two dimensional and three dimensional shapes and their properties

 Directions: backwards, forwards, left and right

 To identify and count British coins

In Science children are learning about scientific inquiry, carrying out experiments and investigations and are learning to make predictions through the topic areas of:

 Weather and Seasons

 Everyday Materials

 Animals including Humans


In Computing children are learning:  

 To use a keyboard and mouse

 To control and program robots

 To explore computer programs 

 How computers can be used in the wider world

 To use software to accompany classwork

In Art, Design & Technology pupils will have opportunities to design, discuss and make objects using different materials and processes through the Art topics of:

 Picture this: recording events in different ways

 Mother Nature, designer: exploring natural forms

 Can buildings speak: exploring shape, texture and pattern through prints and rubbings

Through the Design Technology topics of:

 Moving Pictures: mechanisms for making pictures move

 Eating fruit and vegetables: investigating food and healthy eating

 Homes: exploring models of different homes

In History pupils will explore changes over time, how these changes have occurred and what might happen in the future through the topics of:  

 Seaside holidays

This unit compares seaside holidays in the recent past with those taken a long time ago. Children will develop an understanding of chronology and an ability to ask and answer questions about different sources of information.

 Homes and Toys in the Past

This unit looks at similarities and differences between homes today and homes in the past. Features of buildings, household objects and stories about home life are used to enable children to develop criteria to distinguish old from new, and to learn about life at a time beyond living memory. We also look at similarities and differences between toys today and toys in the past. It introduces children to the concepts of 'old' and 'new', and encourages them to think about the changes in their own lives and in those of their family or adults around them. This is then applied to the study of other everyday things from the past, e.g. clothes, games. It provides a wide range of opportunities for children to develop their speaking and listening skills.

In Geography pupils will explore their place in the world in terms of where they live, what is in their world and what is beyond it through the topics:

 Going to the seaside:

The theme of the seaside is set mainly in a geographical context but uses a historical perspective to help children understand how seaside places have evolved over time. The activities at the end of the unit have a more global emphasis.

 Around our local environment:

The teacher uses investigative tasks to introduce children to the idea of looking at their local area. The local area will be studied frequently during a child's time in primary school and therefore this unit focuses on aspects of local features, land use and environment.

 Where in the world is Floppy?

This is a 'continuous' unit, designed to be developed at various points throughout the key stage. It uses a first-hand object (Floppy) to enable children to learn about other countries and places. Floppy travels with different people connected to the school as well as on school visits, creating a sense of personal involvement for the children.

In Music children will be given lots of opportunities to:

 Work creatively with sound

 Sing and perform with simple instruments

 Listen and respond to their own and others’ music-making


Here at St. Anne’s School, the pupils follow a Physical Education Curriculum coherent with the National Curriculum Guidelines for England and Wales.

We believe Physical Education should involve pupils in the continuous process of performing, planning and evaluating.  This applies to all areas of activity. Furthermore, the greatest emphasis is always placed on the actual performance aspect of the subject.

Our Key Stage One Programme focusses on developing pupil´s basic motor skills and spacial awareness.  We aim for pupils to enjoy being active and to grow in confidence within the subject.

St. Anne’s School Events

Sports Day

The Inter-House Athletics competition takes place at the athletics stadium at San Sebastian de Los Reyes.

It is an all-day event in which parents are invited to attend. Each pupil from Nursery to Bachillerato has to participate in at least one activity. Every point gained goes towards an overall House winner.

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Year 1 webpage. We hope you have enjoyed having a look at what we are learning!



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