Welcome to Year 1 Learning

Key information for children, parents and carers


Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Essential Reads
Common Exception Words
Mental Arithmetic

Year 1 Spellings Homework

Understand Building Learning Power




Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.


Big Talk

Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.



Spelling words are posted on this page each week for all groups. They are tested every week.


Physical Education

Your class PE day is Thursday. Please remember your PE kit on this day.



Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.



Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only (not biro).

Mathletics at Montpelier Primary School
myUSO Account

Year 1 Curriculum Map


Building Learning Power:

Year 1 children are becoming excellent at working collaboratively. We will continue to be collaborative koalas and build on our imaginations through stories, role play and creative art and design lessons.

Be a Collaborative Koala

Be a Collaborative Koala

Be a Managing Distractions Dinosaur

Be a Managing Distractions Dinosaur

Be an Imagining Iguana

Be an Empathetic Elephant

Once upon a bicycle, so they say…… You guessed it, this half term we will be reading the wonderful story of the Jolly Postman.

We will be acting out the story and creating our very own Jolly Postman book, with envelopes, letters to friends and invitations. We will even be posting a real letter. Do you know how to write the address on the front of an envelope?

But… that’s not all, we will also be learning about instructions and how to write our very own recipes… Yummy! We will even do some cooking and fun activities to develop our ability to follow and give instructions.

As well as this, we will be going on a spectacular treasure hunt and we will be writing a recount about our exciting experience. We will be using past tense verbs for our recounts. Can you think of the past tense verb for ‘go’, ’see’ or ‘walk’?


This term, the children will be exploring numbers to 50 in a variety of ways using ten frames, dienes, number line, a hundred square etc. |Also we will be focusing on counting to 50 in different ways and writing numbers to 50. Do you remember what ‘efficient’ means? What is the most efficient way to count a lot of objects? As the sequence progresses, the children are comparing numbers and looking at number patterns.


Roses are red, Violets are blue, Come on botanists, We really need you! Get out your watering cans and be prepared to get muddy while we investigate different plants and flowers that you can find in and around your home.

Science will be taken out into the wilderness where we will visit Montpelier Park and become even better noticing newts; noticing all of the beautiful trees and flowers.


It is time to get your thinking caps on because this term we will be painters! We will be looking at characters from traditional tales and then creating an e-book starring our exciting characters that we designed. We will be thinking about e-safety and looking at how we can explore the internet safely.


Have you been to Ealing Abbey? Or maybe you have been to Ealing Broadway shopping centre? We will be looking at features of our local environment and comparing the differences between them from the past and the present.


What is your favourite instrument? Can you make a spectacular sound using your voice? We know you are amazing singers from our Christmas Play and we will be looking at different types of instruments and songs to express our musical talent in exciting ways.

Art & Design Technology

Time to get messy! We will be looking at fantastic artists such as; Picasso and Paul Klee and exploring line, shape and colour. We will look at different painting techniques and even experiment with different types of paint.

Religious Education

Did you know that special foods are eaten on special occasions? This can remind us of the meaning of different occasions. Some of us may have had turkey on Christmas day, Some of us may eat Halal or Kosher food. We will also learn why some grown ups fast during Eid and we will be looking at the meaning behind different eating traditions.


This half term we will be going on exploratory visits of both Montpelier Park and Haven Green. We will be exploring the human and physical features of our local environment as well as the geography of our school grounds at Montpelier. We will also be learning how to read a compass, looking at North, South, East and West directions.

Physical Education

How well do you know your body? In P.E we will be busting a move and learning to groove as we begin to find our rhythm.


This term we will be learning the days of the week. Get your singing voices ready because we will be learning some lovely French songs to show off our language skills.


Assemblies this term will focus on Identity and Safety. We will discuss personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these. Children will be also informed of strategies on how to keep safe in different settings.


Living in the Wider World This term children will be learning what is meant by charity, fundraising, celebrating differences and how to stay safe online. We will also learn how to stay safe at home. The children will also learn the PANTS rule.


This term we will be going on an exciting trip to Haven Green to conduct a traffic survey and to explore our local area. What do you think will be the most popular car colour and will we see more buses or motorbikes?

Global Citizenship

We will start to learn about what it means to be a British citizen. We will develop our awareness of pride in individuality.

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Mrs McGowan

Miss Kane

Miss Samuelson