Parkside Primary School

Dream, believe... achieve --- RĂªver, croire... atteindre

Welcome to Year 1 


 The class teachers in Year 1 are Miss Salisbury, Mrs Wilson, Miss Watling and Miss Whitfield.

On our web page we aim to let you know about all of the exciting things we will be learning about. You will be able to look at photographs of our learning adventures and keep track of our fantastic work.

It is important for the children to keep practising their reading at home to help them become fluent readers who enjoy all sorts of books. Children will sometimes bring home homework related to their book to help them with their reading comprehension of fiction and non fiction books.

We also feel that it is important for children to practise their phonics at home by reading words in the environment and completing phonics homework which may be sent home. We will also continue to send homework every Friday related to topics we are covering in the curriculum.

We hope you find our webpage interesting and that you enjoy looking at all the work.

What are we learning?

End of year expectations

These statements provide an outline of what is expected of your child at the end of the academic year. Please note that they reflect the higher expectations outlined by the new National Curriculum.


  • Identify which words appear again and again.

  • Recognise and join in with predictable phrases.

  • Relate reading to own experiences.

  • Re-read if reading does not make sense.

  • Re-tell with considerable accuracy.

  • Discuss significance of title and events.

  • Make predictions on basis of what has been read.

  • Make inferences on basis of what is being said and done.

  • Read aloud with pace and expression, i.e. pause at full stop; raise voice for question.

  • Recognise:

    capital letters
    full stops
    question marks
    exclamation marks

  • Know why the writer has used the above punctuation in a text.

  • Know difference between fiction and non-fiction texts.


  • Write clearly demarcated sentences.

  • Use ‘and’ to join ideas.

  • Use conjunctions to join sentences (e.g. so, but).

  • Use standard forms of verbs, e.g. go/went.

  • Introduce use of:

    capital letters
    full stops
    question marks
    exclamation marks

  • Use capital letters for names and personal pronoun ‘I’.

  • Write a sequence of sentences to form a short narrative [as introduction to paragraphs].

  • Use correct formation of lower case – finishing in right place.

  • Use correct formation of capital letters.

  • Use correct formation of digits.


  • 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.



What have we been doing?