Year 1

We follow the National Curriculum 2014. You can access information about the curriculum for Year 1 in the documents below. If you require any further information about the curriculum you can access the Department for Education website or contact school.

The National Curriculum Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2

The childen learn the following: count, read and write numbers to 100; identify more and less than a given number; add and subtract using numbers to 20; recognise place value; identify odd and even numbers; count in 2s, 5s and 10s; use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20; identify 2D and 3D shapes; identify halves and quarters; measure length, weight and capacity; describe position, direction and movement; use money to 20p; tell the time to the hour and half past the hou

The childen learn the following: apply sound knowledge to read and spell; develop understanding in reading; name the letters of the alphabet; add prefixes and suffixes; recall and sequence stories; write in a variety of styles; use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks; leave spaces between words in writing; form letters correctly; join sentences using 'and'.

Reading - We follow the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme. It is recognised that children who read regularly at home make the most progress in reading. Therefore we would encourage all children to read at home each evening from a variety of books and sources, and would ask that the reading record books are completed.

Phonics - The children will access Read, Write Inc to learn sounds. This is a phonics scheme that is used throughout the infant department and is delivered most mornings.

Year 1 Phonics Screening
At the end of Year 1, the children with sit a Phonics test to check their understanding of sounds through their ability to decode and blend real and pseudowords. The pass rate for this test changes each year and is not given to school until the Phonics Screening is completed. If your child does not pass the Phonics Screening check, they will continue with Read, Write Inc. in Year 2 and will be tested again at the end of Year 2.

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Eccleston Mere Primary School

Saleswood Avenue, Eccleston,
St Helens, Merseyside WA10 5NX

Tel: 01744 734829

Mrs Susan Hesketh (Acting headteacher)

Mrs Amanda Noblett (Acting SENCO)

General Enquiries - Mrs Barrow (Office Manager)