Learning in Year 1


Year 1

Learning in Year 1 is creative and challenging. We build upon pupils’ learning from the Foundation Stage and ensure that their transition is smooth. We challenge children through a rich and varied curriculum deepening their understanding.

Phonic phases and sounds

Throughout year 1 we will cover phases 2, 3, 4, and 5. The children will secure their understanding of phonics through daily fun active sessions.


Phase 2 (building on from reception)

S, a, t, p, I, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss

Phase 3 (building on from reception)

J, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er

Phase 4

In this phase there are no new sounds. We secure our understanding of phase 2 and 3 sounds by reading and writing longer words!

Phase 5

ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue, aw, wh, ph, ew, oe, au, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e

Phase 6 (some children will begin to enter phase 6)

no new sounds are introduced in phase 6

Please use the links below to support your child with phonics

Phonicsplay –www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Letters & Sounds –www.letters-and-sounds.com

Maths Passport targets

  • Count from 1 to 100
  • Say 1 more than any number between 0 & 100
  • Say 1 less than any number between 0 & 100


  • Count in 2s
  • Count in 5s
  • Count in 10s
  • Know all number bonds to ten (1+9, 2+8 etc.)
  • Know doubles of all numbers to 10

Try this link to support across all subject areas as well as the Maths Passport targets.

My Maths Passport

Our new mental maths project across the school

We have introduced a new mental maths project across the school called the Numeracy Passport.
This starts in Reception and works all the way up to Year 6.

Our Maths Passport

Happy learning from the Year 1 Team

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