Iver Village

Year 1 - KEY STAGE 1


The purpose of Year One at Iver Village Infant School is to help children successfully transition from play-based learning in Reception, to the more formal setting of Key Stage One.  We aim to ensure all children remain happy, confident and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to be successful lifelong learners. Our focus in Year 1 is on developing children’s literacy skills. We believe that strong skills in reading and writing are vital for future learning and that if children have confidence in their ability to read and write when they leave Year 1, they will be able to access and enjoy the curriculum as they travel through the school. We aim to foster a love of stories and reading and provide our children with the tools they need to become lifelong learners.

Each day children take part in a phonics session which develops recognition of letters and sounds. This supports both reading and writing.

By the end of Year One, our aim is that all pupils will:

  • Write full sentences to form short narratives

  • Use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks

  • Apply phonic knowledge accurately and read all common exception words

  • Read and write numbers to at least 100

  • Solve simple addition and subtraction problems

  • Develop resilience and persist in tasks they find challenging

  • Show independence and build positive relationships with others


In Year One, we have two classes, Willow and Maple.  Each class has a class teacher and a teaching assistant.


In all areas of the curriculum, we build on skills that are developed in Reception, as well as learning new ones.

Our Creative Curriculum encompasses areas such as History, Geography and Art and Design. It’s a knowledge and skills-based curriculum with a creative edge and is based on a theme. Please see the topic themes that the children will be enjoying throughout the year:

Curriculum Overview

KS1 Long Term Overview Year 1

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