Infant School

Learning Together, Achieving the Extraordinary!

Year 1 Curriculum Information

Our curriculum ensures learning is effective, exciting and above all, relevant to the needs of our children.


As a Rights Respecting school our curriculum is underpinned by the Unicef Charter for the Rights of the Child and our School Learning Values of Independence, Resilience, Respect, Creativity, Team-work and Aspiration.


We intend for all of our pupils to secure firm foundations in English and Mathematics and this underpins a growing excellence in other subjects.  Our topic-led and knowledge and skills based curriculum offers a broad range of subjects through Early Years and Key Stage One.  We believe in bringing learning to life, both indoors and out, with an emphasis on engaging and purposeful learning.  We aim to provide trips and visits to improve learning outside the classroom and to create links between learning and fun for our children.  We want the learning gained from these to be invaluable and to help our children develop an understanding about the world in which we live.  We welcome visitors to school to share their skills and knowledge and to broaden our children's experiences.


While importance is placed on children learning core skills of English and Maths, we place a great value on developing the "whole child" through a broad and engaging curriculum.  We want our children to be confident individuals who are able to lead safe, happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

The National Curriculum               

All children in Year 1 and Year 2 study the following curriculum areas:






Design Technology – DT


Physical Education – PE



Art and Design

Religious Education – RE

Relationships and Health Education - RHEd



The work is covered through relevant and well-planned, half-termly topics.  Each topic has a particular subject focus but will involve work from more than one curriculum area.  Topics are also used to develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes necessary for effective learning.

Year 1 Phonics Screening Test

This screening will take place in the week commencing the 6th June.

Letter Formation

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