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Year 1



Parent Curriculum Planners  

Each term, before the children embark on their learning in a new topic, we send home a Parent Curriculum Planner explaining for parents and carers the learning opportunities across the curriculum that each child will receive. Teachers select and suggest useful websites and places to visit which will enhance and prepare the child for the topic they are about to start. There are also useful dates and a bank of topic words that families may choose to talk through with their children. 

Parent Curriculum Planner Autumn Term 2023


Whole School Curriculum plan 2023/2024

National Primary Curriculum


Promoting Language at Home


Parent Workshop Presentationsplease click on the blue links below to open the presentation

Year 1 New Academic Year Parents Information Meeting Presentation  September 2023
Supporting Developing Reading and Comprehension
Phonics and Early Reading in Foundation Stage and Keystage One
Growth Mindset Presentation
Teaching Maths 


Year 1 Learning Expectations  

Year 1 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation  

Year 1 Spelling Expectations 

English Expectations  

End of Year 1 Expectations  

Year 1 expectations- count in steps of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

Year 2 expectations- recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.


Relationships and Sex Education Overview - Year 1



Please see below some useful websites to assist with your child's learning.  

Purple Mash Information Guides
Information Letter to Parents

Guide to accessing Home Learning Tasks on Purple Mash:


Guide to uploading work on Purple Mash:


Guide to accessing your Class Blog on Purple Mash:



Number bonds 

Maths challenges 

Place value games 

Maths games Oxford Owl 

Cbeebies Maths videos 

Number blocks videos 

Times tables practice 

White Rose home learning 

Ordering numbers 

Doubles games 

Numbots game



A Range of Activities 

Science games with variety of subjects 

Human learning 

Animal learning 

twinkl Ages 5-7 

STEM challenges 


Topmarks science 




Colour song 

KS1 French  

Espresso (all year groups) Login details: username: student28681,

password: barnsbury



Music challenges Twinkl 

BBC music activities 

School programme     



Geography  - seven continents song  - seven continents game  - five oceans song - let’s explore the UK


History – comparing seaside scenes - historical toys - weekly guess the object challenge - Who was Florence Nightingale? 


 Phonics:  (prompts for story writing)




Recommended Books to Read 

Timestable Rockstar

Please click here to see the Timestable Rockstar Letter

Logging into to the program at home;
 Go to or download the Timestables Rockstar App from the App store.
 You can create a bookmark or favourite for this web address.
 Go to Login (these details are in your children’s reading diaries). Once you are logged in, you will be
asked to create an Avatar and choose a rockstar name for yourself.
 You now need to choose your venue. The Garage and Arena are specifically set questions set by your
class teacher. The Festival and Studio have timestables questions randomly selected up to 12x12.
 Your child will be challenged to see how many timestables questions they can answer in a set amount of
time. As they complete challenges, they can earn Rock Status! We recommend using this programme
for 10 minutes a day.
 For more guidance and help, please see