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

Summer 2 Topic - Where in the world...

Building Learning Power:

Year 1 will need to be noticing newts and persevering penguins to succeed in our deep science exploration.

Be an Absorption Alligator

Be an Absorption Alligator

Be a Noticing Newt

Be a Noticing Newt

Be a Making Links Lion

Be a Making Links Lion

Be a Perseverance Penguin

Be a Perseverance Penguin

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the Year One students learning to write stories about heroes and villains!

Grab your cape and jump in for some descriptive writing about both the heroes and the villains. What are the characteristics of a hero? What is it that makes a villain tick? How can we make the reader interested? Bring your adjectives, your punctuation, your similes and your imagination!


This term, we will compare numbers using comparison language and the comparison symbols ( < , > and =) within 100. We will understand the value of the digits in a 2-digit number and use this to help us order numbers more efficiently.

Also we will be exploring the value of different denominations of coins and use our knowledge of place value to match equivalent values. Then we will learn about time. Can you tell the time? We will learn how to tell the time to the hour and half hour and measure how long it takes for us to do 10 star jumps using a timer! How many star jumps do you think you can do within 10 seconds?


What do you think a scientist looks like?

This term we will become investigators and start using scientific language to describe experiments.

We will perform various tests using existing equipment. You will even get a choice on what investigations we can carry out!

We will decide as collaborative koalas how to record our results. This will help us to become the best scientists possible!


This half term we will continue to learn how to be extremely safe and sensible when on the Internet. Also we will develop our presentation skills using Powerpoint on the computer in the computing suite! We will practise making slides of six different groups of animals by adding some facts and pictures.


As a cross-curricular connection to our Geography unit, we will be exploring how old the country of England is and how the map of Europe has changed over the years. We will also be looking at cartography (the study of making maps) and how maps and globes are being replaced by new technology such as Google Maps.


This term we will be exploring music through pulse and rhythm. We will be using the drums to create exciting beats that will send our pulses into overdrive. We will see how music can effect our heart rate and pulse by listening to different genres of music, such as; classical, rock ‘n’ roll, pop and many more.

Art & Design Technology

This term we will have the exciting opportunity to explore art work from all around the world. We will study Australian Aboriginal art and we will produce our own.

Have you ever heard of art being painted on a flag? Which countries do you think might take part in this tradition?

Religious Education

In R.E we will be considering the different environments that we inhabit every day from the classroom, to the playground, to the high street in our community and what we can do to take care of it.


Can you find the UK on the map? How about London?

Who is on the opposite side of the world to us, and what might their life be like?

This term we are going to be first finding out about our UK neighbours in Scotland, Ireland and Wales and then comparing to those that live in far off places!

Physical Education

This term we will continue to explore hand-eye coordination and learn new games which require these skills. In other very exciting news, we will be learning the basics of track and field events!


In French we shall learn the names of different types of clothes you wear throughout the year. In addition we will be looking at how to correctly pronounce the months of the year and the days of the week.


In assemblies this term KS1 will hear stories about kindness. They will also learn about being good sports – men and women in readiness for Sports Day.


This half term the children will learn the importance of keeping clean. In addition, the children will explore how they have changed since they were born.


We are very much looking forward to showing our fairness during sports day this half term.

Global Citizenship

We will learn what it means to be a ‘Citizen of the World’.

Mrs McGowan

Miss Jones

Miss Samuelson