Year 1

Year 1 curriculum 2016/2017

Summer Term 2


Literacy (based on the Power of Reading framework)

This term we will be exploring the text ‘Traction Man’ by Mini Grey. Throughout this there will be a continuing focus on sentence structure and punctuation. Children are encouraged to use their phonic knowledge when writing also. To extend the children’s vocabulary there will be a focus on the use of adjectives used in their work to make it more exciting. The different genres of writing that children will be looking at are; comic strips, labels, short narrative and imaginative writing.

Phonics (based on the Letters and Sounds programme)

Children in Year 1 will be covering Phase 3, 4 and 5 this Term, which covers consonant sounds (ch, sh) and vowel sounds (oa, ee, air) made when two or three letters are used together. Also, the children will be exploring split diagraphs (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e).

Maths (based on effective maths)

We shall be further investigating calculations, number problems, counting etc, but will also be looking at the names and properties of 2D and 3D shapes and beginning to look at money through exploration of coins and the use of it through role play. Children will also be furthering their skills in measure. They will be exploring height, weight and length using standard units. Throughout the term we will be consolidating counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, counting to and from 100 from different starting points and problem solving.


We will continue to explore the changes in the seasons. Our Science topic for this term will be ‘’senses”. Children will be learning about their senses through practical investigations.

Wider Curriculum/Topic work (based on the Cornerstones Curriculum Framework)

Our topic this term is ‘Superheroes”!  Children will be looking at historical heroes and heroines. They will be learning about healthy eating and creating healthy dishes. Throughout Art and Design children will be creating models of superheroes. During PE there will be a focus on throwing and catching and moving in different ways…just like superheroes!