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Year One

Welcome to Year 1 at Wylde Green Primary School!

Please read the attached letter for information to help your child settle in smoothly to school.

Reception and Year 1 Welcome Letter

What to Expect in Year One


In Literacy we will firstly be recounting real events using time openers and conjunctions. Our spelling and Grammar focus will be using the un- prefix, such as ‘unwrap’.

Secondly, we will be looking at traditional tales, including ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We will be sequencing key events in chronological order and comparing characters and settings. The Spelling and Grammar focus will be the use of varied punctuation including speech marks, exclamation marks and question marks.

In Year 1 we will also be continuing to practice spelling varied suffixes such as, running, jumped and kindest.


We will be investigating Place Value. We will identify and count numbers up to 100 and partition them into tens and ones. We will also look at comparing numbers using the correct language and using symbols. The children will identify 1 more and 1 less than any number and order numbers.
We will move onto recognising 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2 and £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes and coins. They will move onto counting coins correctly.
We will find out about time by learning about dates and using before and after to describe events and sequence them. We will be reading clocks (o’clock, half past) and also drawing and writing times on an analogue clock.


Our next topic is ‘Flight’. We will be learning about the first flights and the people flying the machines. We will also look at who invented hot air balloons and how they stay up in the air.
In science we will be investigating flying machines and what makes them fly. We will carry out an investigation to identify the best material to use to make a plane (e.g. paper). We will also create a Paper-Mache of a hot air balloon in D&T. In art we will be creating hot air balloon art.

Meet the Year One Teachers

Year One Curriculum Overview

Year One POWer Projects

Year One Literacy Targets

Year One Maths Targets

Year One Staff

Year One Communications