Year 1

Year 1 Curriculum Project

Year 1 Project - School Days

In the School Days project, your child will have the opportunity to take part in a traditional Victorian class and will learn about the differences between schooling in the Victorian era and schooling today. They will learn about objects found in a Victorian classroom and how they were used. They will research Samuel Wilderspin, an important figure in the development of schooling for young children in the Victorian era, whose ideals are reflected in schooling today. They will learn to describe the passage of time through study of past, present and future tense vocabulary.

Memorable Experience - Victorian classroom workshop

Geography - Fieldwork; Human and physical features; Maps; Local environment; Changes over time

History - Historical vocabulary; Historical artefacts; Timelines; Present day schools; Our school; Victorian era; Victorian schools; Significant people – Samuel Wilderspin


This project is also supported with mini projects in;

Science: Plant parts; Animal parts.

Art and Design: Funny faces and fabulous features

Design and Technology: Chop, slice and mash

Computing: derived from D.A.R.E.S 

Music: derived from Kapow

PE: derived from Greenacres/TeamThemeKent Resources

PSHE: derived from Jigsaw

RE: derived from Kent SACRE Curriculum

More information about the Year 1 Curriculum can be found in the YEAR 1 Long Term Plan 2023 document found below. 

Year 1 Key Information

In Year 1 PE lessons are timetabled for Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure that earrings are taped up or removed on these days.

We will participate in football lessons on Tuesday and rounders on Thursday.




Please scan and use the QR codes document (attached above) to prepare your child for the Phonics screening check, in June.

W/C 22.4.24, we will:

  • continue to box up a newsbreak.
  • write sentences about evidence of dragons in the area.
  • write a newsbreak about a dragon in Lenham.
  • complete a rgrammar focused task.


W/C 22.4.24

Review all graphemes and understand alien words


/igh / as
in pie

Words:lie tie pie cried
tried fried

Tricky words: were one says

Sentence: Tie a ribbon on
the tree with pink

Write: lie
cried and


/igh/ as
i-e in time

Words -time like ripe
inside prize slide

Tricky words: were one says

Sentence: I like ripe plums
the best and
lemons the least.

Write: time
like and


/oa/ as
 in go

Words: post so go both
open over

Tricky words: were one says
here today

Sentence: Open the box and
look inside!

Write: both
over and


/oa/ as
o-e in home

Words - home woke
explode note
stone those

Tricky words: were one says
here today

Sentence: “Did you get the
note I left under
the stone?” she

Write: home
note and


Review the week's graphemes plus write: 

The prize
is a gold medal.


Spelling by phoneme check: 

/oa/ as oa and o

soap    road

post     open


Alien words (do not learn these)

ind blard zome meast foid vaw







W/C 22.4.24, we will:

  • Continue to count in 5s
  • recognise equal groups
  • add equal groups
  • understand arrays
  • make arrays


Add and subtract within 10

Additional Information

The children were impeccable on our school trip. Lots of lovely comments about their behaviour. Thank you to our lovely volunteers who gave up their time to support us.
Doodlemaths and Numbots are proving to be a fantastic way of supporting your child's maths. The children who have been accessing it regularly are beginning to show a deeper understanding in their maths lessons. If you haven't already started using it please encourage your child to use it. - is a website which offers free games which will support your child's reading of both real and alien words - try the dinosaur one.

Please remove or tape earrings every Tuesday and Thursday for PE.

Please hear your child 
read at home as much as possible. This really helps them in all subjects (please ensure that reading books are in school every day)
Show and Tell is only on Fridays and rotates between the houses:

26.4.24  is Storey (blue)


Parents link for guidance on the Little Wandle phonics scheme 



This week's homework is;

  • To read for at least 10 minutes everyday to an adult.
  • 10 minutes of Numbots and/or Doodlemaths everyday (codes in reading record books)
  • For those wanting additional work -

English: Write sentences which contain the tricky words  - here, today, were, one, says.

Practise spelling and put into sentences:

soap    road

post     open

Write about their favourite part of the school trip.

Maths: write all the addition and subtraction facts for these equations: 16+4=20; 7+2 = 9; 17-5=12

Read and write number words and numerals to twenty.

Count in 2s, 5s and 10s

If they do any of this, please send it in so that they can receive house points.


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