Y1 Curriculum Information

Summer Term 2022


At OLM we use the Maths No Problem scheme. This scheme focuses on mastery of different mathematical concepts

During the Summer term  we will be learning about: 

 Numbers to 40

In this chapter, pupils will be exploring numbers to 40 in a variety of ways. 

Addition and subtraction word problems

This chapter provides a context for concepts previously taught in counting, addition and subtraction. It provides the foundations for the visual and proportional representation required for using bar modelling as the primary strategy for solving word problems. 


This is the first chapter on multiplication. Pupils will learn the foundations of equal groupings, repeated addition, arrays and doubling. By the end of the chapter, pupils will be able to apply that knowledge to solve word problems. 


This is the first chapter on division. It is a short chapter with two main foci. Pupils will learn about taking a limited number of items and placing a predetermined number into groups to determine how many groups there will be. After this, pupils will be be given a number of items, but will need to figure out how many will go into each group by sharing equally


In this chapter on fractions, pupils will be learning about making halves and quarters before moving on to making the connection between fractions and division in the last lesson. 

Numbers to 100

This is the final chapter on counting in Year 1. It will reinforce some concepts previously taught in addition to increasing the complexity of number comparisons and number patterns. Pupils will begin by counting in tens and ones, followed by using number bonds to partition numbers. After this, pupils will be expected to compare numbers to 100 and find number patterns looking at 100-charts.


In Year 1, we use Rocket Phonics.  Children start this scheme in Early Years Foundation Stage and then progress on to more complex phonemes and graphemes. The children have their own workbooks, which they fill in each day.

Children read twice a week in school, during small guided reading sessions. We use the corresponding high quality Rocket Phonics reading books. Children also take home two Rocket Phonics reading books a week.

It is really important that children are exposed to a variety of books and to support this we read aloud daily to the children in class. Please could parents support their child by reading aloud to them each day at home so they are exposed to a rich vocabulary of language.  

 Spellings are set once a week on the Spelling Shed website.

At OLM we use the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) Power of Reading scheme to teach English.

This term we will be using the texts 'Poems to perform' 'Moth' and 'The Diary of a Killer cat'



We follow the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work. Each topic usually lasts for four weeks. We begin each topic by exploring what each topic means to us before moving on to how it relates to religion. During the year we also learn about other faiths. At OLM we focus on Judaism and Islam. This is a brilliant way to teach respect for our community as a whole, regardless of cultures and beliefs. 

The topics we will be covering in the Summer term are;



Topic 7- Holidays and Holydays

Topic 8- Being Sorry

Topic 9- Neighbours

 Throughout the course of the year, we will  look at the different elements of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). Each month we look at a different value and discuss what each one means:

September- We are Called to Live as Family and Community

October- Rights and Responsibilities

November- Promotion of Peace

December- No CST- focus on Advent

January- Solidarity

February- An Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

March- The Dignity of the Human Person

April- No CST- focus on Lent

May- The Dignity and Rights of Workers

June- We are Called to Stewardship

July- Recap 


Wider Curriculum 


Our topic is Seasonal change.  We will be revisiting the work we did earlier in the year on the four seasons. We will explore how the seasons have changed throughout the duration of the year and the weather associated with each one. We will look closely at how the day length varies.


Our topic is Our school and local area.  This will involve exploring physical and human features of our local area involving field work and map work.




 We will begin our unit of work on Multimedia. Children will learn to use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content


 Home Learning: 

  • It is expected that children are reading daily at home for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Rapid maths recall targets will be sent home each week, explaining what you and your child should work on. These targets are designed to be learnt by rote, so that the children can recall these numbers facts at speed, enabling them to be even better mathematicians. We will test the children each week in class and new targets will be sent out once your child has mastered their current ones. These tests are times, to ensure that children do learn them by heart, rather than working them out.
  • Children will have a weekly spelling test which will support their learning in phonics and with high frequency words.   


PE Days:
Y1W PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.
Y1D PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.
Children should wear their PE kits on these days.

Please do not put your child in trainers with laces if they are unable to tie their laces themselves. 

PE topics to be covered this term include Maypole dancing, cricket and athletics.




1oo books to read in Y1


Recommended reading

The Cat in the Hat- Dr Seuss

The Tiger Who Came to Tea- Judith Kerr

 Hairy Maclary- Lynley Dodd

The Large Family Collection- Jill Murphy

Charlie and Lola- Lauren Child

The Smartest Giant in Town- Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo’s Child- Julia Donaldson

The Gigantic Turnip- Aleksei Tolstoy

The Whisperer- Nick Butterworth

Mrs Armitage on Wheels- Quentin Blake

The Trouble with Jack- Shirley Hughes

My Friend Bear- Jez Alborough

Avocado Baby- John Burningham

A Bear Called Paddington- Michael Bond

Funnybones- Allan Ahlberg

The Jolly Postman- Allan Ahlberg

Mister Magnolia- Quentin Blake

Katie Morag Series- Mairi Hedderwick

Frog and Toad are Friends- Arnold Lobel

The Princess and the Pea- Minnie Grey

Amazing Grace- Mary Hoffman

Don’t Forget the Bacon- Pat Hutchins

Emperor of Absurdia- Chris Riddell

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs- Jon Scieszka