Year 1

Understandably, as a year one parent you will be anxious for your child to be happy at school and to enjoy learning, especially in maths and English. Remember: all young children mature at different rates. It is not a race or a competition to read, to enjoy maths or to write clearly! 
 
However, we all know that a little extra help at home can boost your young one's confidence and help them fully grasp numbers and letters. Reading stories to your child will increase their concentration and vocabulary, and encourage a desire to read for themselves. Playing mathsgames at home helps them become familiar with numbers, shapes and decision making.

The worksheets we recommend below in maths and English will help to increase their skills in these subjects at home. They reflect the learning your child will be using in school based on the National Curriculum. This is only a cross section of the worksheets in maths and English so please explore the site to discover tasks and activities to support your child's particular needs.
 
We have also included a summary of the science curriculum for the year.

Maths

Much of the work done in school in year 1 are practical activities such as:

  • weighing
  • measuring
  • telling the time
  • naming shapes
  • using money
The work is often done in groups, allowing work at a level that is suitable for each child.
 
They will learn:
  • to count forwards and backwards up to 100
  • addition and subtraction to 20
  • times tables
  • the use of objects
  • telling the time
  • common shapes
  • measuring
  • about fractions beginning with a half and a quarter of a quantity or shape.
Maths for year 1
Maths for Year 1 no 2
Maths problems for Year 1
Number work for Year 1
Number worksheet for Year 1 counting
Practical word problems for Year 1
Year 1 everyday maths paper
Year 1 maths
Length Year 1
Word problems for Year 1
Maths puzzles & problems for year 1 & 2
Graph work for year 1 and 2
Maths for Year 1 and 2
Maths for Year 1 and 2 no 2
Maths paper for Year 1 and 2
Addition and subtraction Year 1 no 1
Addition and subtraction Year 1 no 2
Addition and subtraction Year 1 no 3
Maths test for Year 1
Fractions for Year 1
Place value for Year 1 no 1
Fractions for Year 1 no 2
Times of the day for Year 1
Working out the time Year 1
Days, months and seasons Year 1
Time test for Year 1

Mental arithmetic

Mental arithmetic for Year 1
Mental arithmetic for Year 1 no 2
Mental arithmetic for Year 1 no 3
Mental arithmetic for Year 1 no 4

English

Year 1 is a time when children enjoy stories, play in the house corner and shop at school and then learn associated words. This increases their vocabulary and helps them to use words correctly.

Phonic learning will continue and they will learn common letter groups such as 'ea' and 'th'. Spellings will link to the phonic sounds learnt.

Development of handwriting will continue as they learn to write the lower and upper case alphabet as well as numbers 0 to 9. 

They will begin to put words together to form short sentences which will include capital letters and full stops. They love listening to stories at the end of the day and then going home and sharing all the new words they have learnt. So, encourage them to enjoy doing these things.

English ideas for Year 1
Letter sounds for Year 1
Spelling words for Year 1
Understanding picture and text Year 1
Word and matching sheet for Year 1
Year 1 English paper
Year 1 comprehension and words
Punctuation for Year 1
Phonics Year 1
I know my punctuation Year 1
Using 'and' in Year 1
Words with ear eer and oor Year 1
Vowel digraphs Year 1
Split vowel digraphs Year 1
Vowel pronunciations year 1
My family comprehension Year 1
Non-narrative ideas Year 1
Statements and questions for Year 1
Missing vowels Year 1
Missing last sound Year 1
X or cks Year 1
th sh ch for Year 1
Word searches for Year 1

Science

Plants

Pupils should be taught to:
  • identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
  • identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. 

Animals, including humans

Pupils should be taught to:
  • identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
  • identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals including pets)
  • identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

Everyday materials

Pupils should be taught to:
  • distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
  • identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock
  • describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
  • compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.

Seasonal changes

Pupils should be taught to:
  1. observe changes across the four seasons
  2. observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

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