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Bedfont Primary School


Primary School

Year 1

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Curriculum Information

Year 1                          Spring Term 2019

Class teachers:             Mr T. Lundy

                                    Miss F. Miah

                                    Miss M. Kerr

Teaching Assistants:     Mrs C. Short                                                                                         Mrs H. Dollery
                                    Mrs. J. Ginger

Other staff working in Year 1: Mr Vale, Mrs Sachdeva and Ashley from Sports Plus.

Welcome to Year 1.  This page explains some of the work we will be doing during the first haft of the spring term.

Please ensure that your child brings their book bag and reading record to school every day. It is important that you read at home with your child daily. It is expected that you will write a note in their reading record every week commenting on their home reading. Teachers will also use this record to provide feedback and suggest areas to practice or focus on at home.


This half term we will be exploring a range of texts. These will include Traction Man, Traction Man and Turbo Dog, The Gingerbread Man and The Runaway Chapatti. The children will write their own short narratives based upon these stories using a “Talk for Writing” method. This approach emphasises the importance of oral rehearsal and learning a story by heart before writing at length begins.

While these books will be used during our literacy lessons they will also be used to complement other areas of the curriculum. We will also be improving our speaking and listening skills through activities and drama to develop our language and vocabulary.

Daily teaching of phonics will continue to aid your child with their reading and writing. We will continue to practice blending our sounds and learning our tricky words to help us read more independently. The children will be sharing and listening to a wide variety of stories, poems and non-fiction texts to help expand their vocabulary and develop their understanding.

Phonics Phase 3

To give the sound when shown all or most Phase Two and Phase Three graphemes;

To be able to blend and read CVC words (i.e. single-syllable words)

To be able to segment and make a phonemically plausible attempt at spelling CVC words

To be able to read the tricky words he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, her, they, all, are

To be able to spell the tricky words the, to, I, no, go;

To write each letter correctly when following a model.

Phonics Phase 4

To give the sound when shown any Phase 2 or Phase 3 grapheme.

To be able to blend and read words containing adjacent consonants.

To be able to segment and spell words containing adjacent consonants.

To be able to read the tricky words some, one, said, come, do, so, were. When, have, there, out, like, little, what.

To be able to spell the tricky words he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, her, they, all, are.

To write each letter, usually correctly.

Phonics Phase 5

To apply the common graphemes.

To apply phonic knowledge and skill as the prime approach to reading and spelling unfamiliar words that are not completely decodable.

To read and spell phonically decodable 2-syllable and 3-syllable words.

To read automatically all the words in the list of 100 high frequency words.

To accurately spell most of the words in the list of 100 high frequency words.

To form each letter correctly.


We will be practising good writing habits in class, making sure we are sitting in the correct positions and holding our pencils correctly. We are following the Penpals Handwriting scheme of work.  This half term we will be practicing our letter formation to make sure we start and end out letters in the correct places using. We will learn which letters belong to the same family and are written in similar ways. We will also continue to build our finger muscles using a range of activities in class


In Maths the children will continue to explore and develop their understanding of number bonds to 10. We will practice different strategies for subtraction within 10, and will explore the connection between addition and subtraction by creating fact families. We will also continue to practise counting up to and back from 100 from any given number. To deepen mathematical understanding the children will be encouraged to articulate their thinking and reflect on the methods they have used. The children will engage with a wide range of mathematical resources and equipment to support their learning.


This half term our topic will be “The Magic Toymaker”. Within this topic the children will explore different materials and their properties. We will also be visited by The Chertsey Toy Museum. This will provide an opportunity for the children handle and discover toys from the past. They will gain an understanding of how the use of materials have changed over time, and will draw comparisons between modern toys. Parents will be invited to an exit point at the end of the topic.


Our RE topic this half term is Hinduism.  


This term we are developing our ball skills. Please make sure your child brings a labelled PE kit and uniform. Long hair should be tied back in line with our school uniform policy and the only earrings permitted are small, plain studs.  Children will be asked to remove all other earrings.

Nightingale                   Tuesday and Thursday.

Peacock                        Tuesday and Thursday