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Beaumont Primary Academy

Welcome to Year 1

Staff in Year 1

Miss Gartside (Class teacher - Otters)

Mrs J Young (Class Teacher - Badgers)

Mrs Cummins Monday (Class Teacher - Polecats)  



Welcome to Year 1.

In Year 1 at Beaumont Academy.

We support children in developing a love for learning through a variety of creative ways. At Beaumont we believe in ‘adventures in learning’ as this is particularly promoted by outdoor learning. We support children with the transition from Reception to Year 1 through offering an enjoyable and balanced curriculum through adult led learning and independent learning opportunities. We encourage the children to become more independent learners, try new things and achieve their best.

At Beaumont Primary Academy, we follow the national curriculum:

A typical day in Year 1


Arrival and morning work based on reading, writing, maths, common exception words or handwriting


Register and class phonics. We learn new sounds approximately 4 times a week with 1 session per week as a daily recap.



Group reading. During group reading we read selected level books focussing on our fluency and comprehension.


Break time (we have milk before break). During break we go outside onto the big playground.


Topic session which could be History/ Geography/ Music/ Computing/ RE/ PSHE/ Forest School/ Art/ PE/ DT/ Science/ Spelling


English. This is linked with our topic. We follow the English writing sequence (see English page) and 1 session of VIPERs per week.


Lunch and outside play time


Class Maths. For Maths we follow the White Rose Maths planning.


Topic session which could be History/ Geography/ Music/ Computing/ RE/ PSHE/ Forest School/ Art/ PE/ DT/ Science/ Spelling


Fruit snack and story, home time. Reflection on the day. Celebrating achievements. Additional phonics such as Phonics play Obb and Bob game or reading with a partner.


Curriculum overview

Our learning is based upon a topic. This offers exciting cross curricular links and we also have a topic exploration day to promote our topic at the beginning of term.

 Autumn 1

Planes, Trains and Automobiles


History and Science driver

Spring 1



Geography and Science driver


Summer 1

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets 


Geography and Art Driver


Autumn 2

 Toy Story


History and Art/ DT Driver

Spring 2

Once Upon a Time


Geography/ History/ Music


Summer 2

 Paws, Claws and Whiskers


Geography and Science





Children are taught to read by breaking down words into separate sounds or ‘phonemes’. They are then taught how to blend these sounds together to read the whole word. Children have a phonics lesson each day. Every Year 1 child in the country will be taking the Government’s phonics screening check in June; at the end of every half term we do this phonics screening check at school.



Children use their phonics knowledge in their reading. In year 1 children take part in a guided reading session every day where they will begin to recognise and join in with predictable phrases and relate their reading to their own experiences. Children re-tell stories with and will create predictions on the basis of what has already been read. In year 1, children look at fiction and non-fiction texts and have opportunities to read aloud with pace and expression.



Writing in year 1 begins with children correctly forming lower and upper-case letters, and children practice this during handwriting sessions. Children will then begin to write sentences using conjunctions to join ideas (e.g. so, but, and). They will be introduced to capital letters, full stops and finger spaces as well as exclamation and question marks.

This will develop into children writing a sequence of sentences to form short narratives.



The transition from Reception to Year 1 sees a greater emphasis on arithmetic, and written (as well as mental) methods.

The national curriculum end of year expectations for year 1 maths:

  • Count to and across 100, forwards & backwards from any number.
  • Read and write numbers to 20 in numerals & words.
  • Read and write numbers to 100 in numerals.
  • Say 1 more/1 less to 100.
  • Count in multiples of 2, 5 & 10.
  • Use bonds and subtraction facts to 20.
  • Add & subtract 1 digit & 2 digit numbers to 20, including zero.
  • Solve one-step multiplication and division using objects, pictorial representation and arrays. • Recognise half and quarter of object, shape or quantity.
  • Sequence events in chronological order.
  • Use language of day, week, month and year.
  • Tell time to hour & half past.

At Beaumont Primary, Children count daily using chants and use numbers in context (e.g. how many children are here today?). Children use practical resources to understand new contexts and have opportunities to do hands-on learning before recording their work.

Children have weekly arithmetic sessions to support fluency, as well as problem solving sessions to support their understanding.


Alongside half-termly teacher judgements, Children undertake Standardised testing at the end of every term in Maths and English.


Every day children are taught Phonics, English and Mathematics. Throughout the week we engage in: Topic work, PE, RE, PSHE, Art, DT, Music. We also have a weekly spelling check,

For RE we follow the Kirklees syllabus.

We are strongly aware of the importance of reading therefore we read every day at Beaumont Academy, through group reading, individual reading, story time and reading for pleasure.




Please look at twitter and Seesaw to see the learning we have been doing!




 Articles 28 and 29 (United Nation’s Children’s Rights Charter)

Every child has the right to a good quality education where they can develop their personality, talents and abilities to the full. 


Home learning

Every week on Seesaw our home learning platform we set phonics-based reading and writing activities linked with the sounds previously taught that week in order to consolidate learning. This also includes alien words in preparation for Y1 phonics screening. We then have spellings to learn and these are checked in the class the following week. We also have maths homework based on White Rose Maths or fluency. Then over the half term we set a homework menu of topic based creative tasks you can do at home or bring in.

Suggested websites to aid your child’s learning.

-White Rose Maths Hub


-Mastery maths

-Pearson Power Maths

-Top Marks