Pelham Primary School

Year 1: Penguins and Puffins

The curriculum in Year 1 is taught through topics, with one main topic per term.  These include ‘Let's Look at London’, ‘All Creatures Great & Small’ and ‘An African Adventure’.  To enhance our learning, we take the children on many trips, such as to the London Eye and on a River Thames cruise, the local fire station, London Zoo, a local Mosque, Holy Trinity Church and hold special themed days such as Africa Day!

Our timetable also includes daily phonics lessons, where the children develop their knowledge of sounds and spelling patterns to help prepare them for the statutory phonics screening test in the Summer term. Within guided reading sessions, children are exposed to a wide range of genres. This helps support their English and topic work. In Year 1, children develop their cursive script and are introduced to joined-up writing through a discrete weekly handwriting session.

Teacher assessments will also be used to build up a picture of your child’s learning and achievements. Throughout Year 1, the children make great steps in their learning through a varied and exciting curriculum!

Curriculum Overview

Click on the link below for an overview of the topics taught in each subject area, over the year.

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Open Evening

Click here to view the presentation given to parents at the Open Evening on 19th September, outlining the year ahead and how parents can get involved.