What they learn year by year

parents in touch logo
Dear [NAME],
We are often asked what children will be learning in each school year. The introduction of the new curriculum has brought about changes in teaching and we have endeavoured to provide new pages to support this.  Our year-by-year pages bring together a range of maths and English papers. On the site, you will find 
 scienceRE, geography, history and citizenship arranged by year as well as papers reflecting the new curriculum - the links for each subject to the Programmes of Study are there for further information. It's essential to remember that children work at different levels in different subjects so it is important to find work that suits your child, so please try pages for different age groups to ensure your child is working at the right level.

Year 1 children will  be familiar with school and its routines. Word problems are an aspect of maths which is useful to understand from early on. Pupils will learn to use capital letters and full stops - Punctuation for Year 1 will help here. Deciduous or evergreen? Help children know the difference. In KS1, the curriculum includes lives of famous people such as Christopher Columbus.

 worksheet Year 2  Our paper for Year 2 (shown left) offers the opportunity to assess your child's progress. Shopping costs for Year 2 helps children see the use of maths in their everyday life. In Citizenship, children will learn about Making choices - an important lesson to learn. In RE, children will find out about the different Celebrations which form part of people's religion.
 worksheet Year 3  Look at the range of topics covered in our Different maths ideas for Year 3. Famous Britons reading comprehension is one of a huge range of comprehension papers on the site. If children are confident with comprehension at this stage, it will stand them in good stead for the future. Healthy eating is a topic which concerns us all and it's good to learn good habits when young. Know your geography for KS2 covers a range of essential skills.
 worksheet Year 4 Try our spelling list to help your child in this all-important area. When preparing for forthcoming tests our Revision and guidance for optional maths shows you what your child can expect. Ancient Egypt is a popular Year 4 topic - our Ancient Egypt topic will give you a variety of ideas. Experiment with sounds gives a practical application of knowledge.
Year 5  Mental maths is a vital skill so encourage your child to try our paper. By Year 5, children will be expected to write creatively showing a good use of language - try our Vocabulary paper for Year 5 to help with thisChildren often study the Victorians in Year 5 - it's fun to find out what they know with our Victorians Quiz. Learning about other religions forms part of the syllabus and we have many resources including Hindu places of worship.


Year 6 Accurate writing is important by this stage, so proof reading practice will help.. You will find on the site many papers on specific maths topics - for example for Year 6 we have Ratio for Year 6. Biological classification is a topic covered in Year 6 It's important for children to be aware of what is happening in the wider world - Planning a TV news programme is an interesting activity.


Year 7 Revising specific topics is a valuable exercise so try the Questions on symmetry, for example. Pupils respond well to work which features topics of interest, so try our Comprehension on skateboarding. In Year 7, pupils will learn about weather and the practical activities in Weather topic work will help. If you are wondering what science at this age covers, look at A snapshot of science topics for Year 7


Year 8 The Comprehension on Hard Times will encourage an interest in classics as well as reinforcing comprehension skills. The Year 8 maths paper on number is a useful revision of key skills. Some work done at this stage will be cross-curricular and The Holocaust brings together work in history and RE. 

Year 9+ Word problems are enjoyable to do and can be challenging! Comprehension for Year 9 Alexander will help with history as well as English. At this stage, pupils are developing a greater interest in the wider world - the paper on Parliament will interest and inform them. Learning about 20th century inventions gives information about both history and science.

Brilliant Activities for Creative Writing Year 1 Maths Targeted Study Book Year 3 Best Handwriting for Ages 8-9 What Your Year 6 Child Needs to Know KS3 Maths Year 7: Workbook

Best wishes
Jackie Bacon

Parents in Touch on Twitter
  • If you enjoyed reading this newsletter, please forward it to your friends – we are sure they will find it useful too.
  • Can't view all the pages? Some of the papers referred to in this newsletter are for Subscribers only – Subscribe to Parents in Touch now.
  • To continue to receive our newsletters, please add This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to your safe senders list.
  • New email address? Please log in and update your details in the 'View my account' page so you continue to receive these valuable newsletters.

Sign in