The Key to Early Learning
The provision of a caring and stimulating atmosphere. A safe, colourful and bright environment. Consistent discipline coupled with lots of praise and encouragement. A well structured learning programme catering for individual needs.

Year 1


During this year the children will continue to cover science, history and geography through a variety of topics. Children will be further encouraged to be interested in the world around them, to ask questions, to research for themselves using the library and computers. In addition they will experience art, P.E. and dance. There will be French for native English speakers and Arabic lessons for native Arabic speakers.

For Literacy and Numeracy, we use the Literacy and Numeracy strategies from the National Curriculum for England and Wales as our guidelines.



The children will continue to read using the Oxford Reading Scheme as the core scheme with supplementary books. They will also be encouraged to read widely from the library. There will be regular reading tasks for home reading as well as the chance to take books home from the library. They will develop a larger sight vocabulary and gradually learn and utilise more complex vowel digraphs and consonant blends to help decode the text. They will be expected to answer straight forward comprehension questions and eventually questions with inferred answers.


The correct formation of all the letters and spacing of words will be reinforced. They will be encouraged to write using interesting and appropriate vocabulary and simple punctuation.


In numeracy the children will:

  • Count, read and write numbers to 100
  • Develop the mathematical terms of more/less than, equal, fewer, most and least
  • Learn number bonds to 20
  • Simple number problems using addition and subtraction
  • They will be introduced to multiplication and division using concrete objects and the concept of repetitive addition and sharing
  • Introduction to the concept of ½ and ¼
  • Further work on the comparison of length, weight and capacity using non standard measurement and the related vocabulary
  • Tell the time to the hour and half hour
  • Recognition and naming of 2D and 3D shapes and their properties