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Curriculum Overview


Year 1 provide an varied curriculum following the national curriculum!


Please see below to see the end of year expectations in English and Mathematics for your child.



By the end of year 1 your child should be able to:

  • Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.

  • Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals and identify a variety of animals that are herbivore, carnivore and omnivore.

  • To describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals.

  • Identify, name and draw the basic parts of the human body and say which part is associated with each sense.

  • To distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made,

  • Identify and name a variety of everyday materials including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rocks.

  • Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.

  • Compare and group a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their properties.

  • Observe changes across the 4 seasons.

  • Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways.

  • Observe closely using simple equipment.

  • Perform simple tests.

  • Gather and record data to help answer questions.

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