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St Joseph's Selly Oak

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - Kings Norton, Birmingham

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Year 1 - Curriculum

Dear Parents,

Below you will find the curriculum your child will be covering this Summer term (2022).  Not all subjects are taught each term but are covered throughout the year. As a result of this planner, you may be able to discuss the areas with your child or do research together.

Summer Term


  • Easter - In this unit the children will learn that Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. They will also look at and create some important symbols of Easter. Children will discuss ways to share the message of Jesus’ resurrection both in school and at home.
  • Sharing Jesus’ Life - Children will know the stories of the call of the disciples and some information about them. Stories such as: The Call of the Disciples and more detailed information about them. They will be able to explain how the disciples shared in the life of Jesus, how they share in the life of Jesus and what Jesus means to them.
  • Pentecost - Children will understand that the Holy Spirit is God and that Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit when he went back to heaven. They will also be able to identify and explain some of the symbols associated with the Holy Spirit and used in celebrations of Pentecost.
  • Following Jesus Today - Children will understand that they belong to the Church through Baptism and that this means being part of God’s family and a follower of Jesus. They will be able to describe signs of their belonging to the Church and ways in which they, and other members of the Church, follow Jesus and celebrate his life.


  • Non-chronological Report - All About Tigers: Sub-headings/Headings, Factual information, Images and paragraph writing.
  • Longer Narrative Text - Little Charlie - Using skills learnt from writing stories in Autumn and Spring term, the children will move onto longer narrative texts ensuring they can remember all the elements of the story whilst also including the correct narrative features.
  • Poetry - Theme and Rhyming – Children will create their own rhyming poems looking at features such as: line breaks, repetition, rhythm, rhyming couplets.


  • Multiplication and Division - Children will use their skills of counting in 2’s, 5’s and tens to help them count in groups to work out multiplication problems. The children will also learn about grouping and sharing equally as a method of dividing.
    Fractions - Children will find a half and a quatre of a quantity before moving onto using specific terminology and fractional notations to represent ½ and a ¼.
  • Position and Direction - Year 1 will work on describing position and turn using words such as: ‘full’, ‘half’, ‘quartre’ and ‘three quartre’ using shapes and objects. After this, children build upon directional language ‘left’ and ‘right’ to assist with describing position.
  • Place Value (Within 100) - In this unit children will be counting forwards and backwards within 100, and use skills like partitioning numbers into tens and ones to help with comparison. They will also be able to order numbers within 100 and recognise one more and one less of any given number within 100.
  • Money - Children will be able to recognise coins and notes and understand the varying values of coins and notes and be able represent a value using coins and notes.
  • Time - Children will begin to sort and order events using terminology such as: ‘before’ and ‘after’ before moving onto time to the hour and half hour along with writing and comparing time.


  • Identifying Animals

  • Identifying Plants


  • Attack, Defend, Shoot
  • Run, Jump, Throw (Athletics)

Thematic Curriculum

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PSHE)

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PRE) 

History - Parliament

Geography - Spatial Sense

Art - Children in Art, Investigating Sculpture

PRE - Relationships, Changing Me


Reading books


Spellings are given out on a Monday and tested on a Friday.

Spring Term


  • Christmas - Develop knowledge and understanding of Christmas as a celebration of the birth of Jesus and understand the importance of this through the events that happened before and after, and the impact it had on the people involved.
  • Jesus Teacher and Healer - Understand that Jesus taught people about God and that he performed miracles that healed people and know some of the parables that Jesus told and explain what he is teaching us through them.
  • Lent - Know that Jesus, in his words and action, gave people a chance to change, and that Lent is a special time when we too are given that same chance.


Traditional Tales / Stories from other cultures

  • Recount
  • Poetry - pattern and rhyme


  • Addition and Subtraction - Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20. Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts to 20
  • Place Value (within 50) - Count, read and write numbers to 50 in numerals. Identify and represent numbers in different ways. Use the language of equal to, more than, less than, most, least. Count in multiple of twos, fives and tens
  • Measurement - Length and Height / Weight and Volume - Compare, describe and solve practical problems for lengths and heights, mass and weight, capacity and volume


  • Everyday Materials - Identify a variety of common materials. Describe materials and their properties. Describe why some materials are chosen for a particular purpose. Experiment with materials to see if they are waterproof
  • Identifying animals - Identify and compare a variety of common UK birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians


  • Gymnastics
  • Send and return

Thematic Curriculum

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PSHE)

Kings, Queens and leaders

The UK


Dream and goals
Healthy me


Homework is given out on a Friday and should be handed in on Friday.


Spellings are given out on a Monday and tested on a Friday.

Autumn Term



  • Sequence the story of creation, write prayers of thanks, recall the story of our class saint, St Francis of Assisi.

Families and celebrations

  • Talk about celebrations we have experienced, Mass as a celebration and celebrations in the life of Jesus.


  • Know the story of the birth of Jesus and why it is important.


Main topics

  • Recount
  • Writing character descriptions
  • Fantasy stories
  • Instructions


  • Phonics
  • Guided Reading
  • Handwriting
  • Grammar
  • Spellings


Place Value

  • Counting to 20, forwards and backwards and in multiples of 2 and 5.
  • Reading and writing numbers to 20 in numerals and words.
  • Representing numbers in different ways.

Addition and Subtraction

  • Represent and use number bonds to 20.
  • Read, write and interpret statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs.
  • Solve one step problems involving addition and subtraction.


  • Recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes.
  • Describe position, direction and movement.


Human Body - Senses

  • Talking about what our bodies can do and identifying different features.
  • Exploring eyes and sight, eyes and hearing, touch, taste and smell.
  • Understanding sensory impairment.


  • Identifying different types of animals and sorting and grouping them.
  • Keeping animals as pets, how to care for them and meet their needs.


Hit Catch Run


Thematic Curriculum

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PSHE)

Geography (Autumn 1)

Our Common Home

  • Europe
  • Antarctica
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • North and South America
  • Australia

History (Autumn 2)


  • Clues from the past
  • The Ice Age
  • The Stone Age
  • The Bronze Age
  • The Iron Age
  • Mesopotamia


  • Colour
  • Line



  • Let the Children Come
  • Girls and Boys
  • Treat Others Well
  • Saying Sorry


  • Special and Safe
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Rewards/Feeling proud
  • Consequences
  • Same as & Different to
  • Bullying
  • Change and Loss




  • Reading
  • Spellings