Year 1 Curriculum

We hold a Year 1 Curriculum Information Evening each academic year. Please click on this link for the powerpoint presentation.

At Shirley Infants we teach a creative curriculum which covers literacy and the foundation subjects, as outlined in the curriculum topic overviews below. In addition, we teach discrete Numeracy, Phonics, Guided Reading, PSHE and P.E sessions throughout every term.
 

Shirley Infant School - Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Autumn 1

Superheroes

Spring 1

Once Upon A Town

Summer 1

Little Explorers

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English

Phonics, guided reading, handwriting (cursive script)

Topic writing: speech bubbles, letters, recounts, poetry, short story writing

 

Mathematics

Number, measurement, geometry

 

Foundation Subjects

PSHE – New Beginnings

Science – Forces & Magnetism

Computing – Painting & Animation/E-Safety

History – Grace Darling

Art/DT – Moving Pictures

Music – Dynamics & Tempo

PE – Games & Gym

RE – Power

English

Phonics, guided reading, handwriting (cursive script)

Topic writing: speech bubbles, story writing, invitations, recounts (diary and newspaper)

 

Mathematics

Number, measurement, geometry

 

Foundation Subjects

PSHE – Going For Goals

Science – Types Of Materials

Computing – Gathering & Presenting/E-Safety

Geography – Mapping Skills

Art/DT – Vehicles

Music – Pitch & Texture

PE – Games & Gym

RE – God

English

Phonics, guided reading, handwriting (cursive script)

Topic writing: postcards, persuasive writing

 

Mathematics

Number, measurement, geometry

 

Foundation Subjects

PSHE – Relationships

Science – Growing Plants

Computing – Programming & Coding/E-Safety

Geography – Comparing Town & Country

Art/DT – Fruity Surprise

Music – Timbre & Structure

PE – Games & Gym

RE – Specialness

Autumn 2

Sparkle & Shine/Christmas

Spring 2

Victorian Days/Easter

Summer 2

Just Outside

English

Phonics, guided reading, handwriting (cursive script)

Topic writing: recounts, instructions, story writing

 

Mathematics

Number, measurement, geometry

 

Foundation Subjects

PSHE – Getting On & Falling Out

Science – Light & Space

Computing – Programming & Coding/E-Safety

History – The Moon Landings

Art/DT – Painting Stations

Music – Singing & Performing

PE – Games & Dance

RE – Angels

English

Phonics, guided reading, handwriting (cursive script)

Topic writing: recounts, letters, information books, diaries

 

Mathematics

Number, measurement, geometry

 

Foundation Subjects

PSHE – Good To Be Me

Science – Growing Plants

Computing – Research & Presenting/E-Safety

History – The Victorians

Art/DT – Weaving

Music – Singing & Performing

PE – Games & Dance

RE – Changing Emotions

English

Phonics, guided reading, handwriting (cursive script)

Topic writing: non-chronological reports, recounts (diary, guide or newspaper), poetry and riddles, story writing

 

Mathematics

Number, measurement, geometry

 

Foundation Subjects

PSHE – Changes

Science – Minibeasts

Computing – Gathering & Presenting/E-Safety

Geography – Weather

Art/DT – Clay Minibeasts

Music – Rhythm & Pulse

PE – Games & Dance

RE – Precious