St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

Year 1 Curriculum Overview


Investigate the world's continents and oceans.

Explore weather and climate in the United Kingdom and around the world.

Use world maps, atlases and globes.

Use simple compass directions.

Use aerial photographs.


The lives of significant individuals, in Britain's past, who have contributed to our nation's achievements.

Key events in the past that are significant nationally and globally, particularly those that coincide with festivals or other events that are commemorated throughout the year.

Art & Design

Use experiences and ideas as the inspiration for artwork.

Explore a variety of techniques.


Use their voices expressively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.

Design & Technology

Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria.

Build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable.

Understand where food comes from.


Plants; classify and describe their basic structure.

Identify, name, describe, classify, and compare properties and changes.

Look at the practical uses of everyday materials.

Look at sources and reflections.

Look at sources of light.

Describe basic movements.

Physical Education

Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.

Perform dances using simple movement patterns.


Write and test simple programs.

Communicate safely and respectfully online, keeping personal information private and recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.


Engage in meaningful discussions in all areas of the curriculum.

Listen to and learn a wide range of subject specific vocabulary.

Debate issues and formulate well-constructed points.


Count and calculate in a range of practical contexts.

Use and apply mathematics in everyday activities and across the curriculum.

Repeat key concepts in many different practical ways to secure retention.

Explore numbers and place value up to at least 100.

Explore the properties of shapes.

Use and apply in practical contexts a range of measures, including time.

Handle data in practical contexts.

Religious Education

Study the main stories of Christianity.


Listen to traditional tales.

Listen to a range of texts.

Learn some poems by heart.

Discuss books.

Use the class and school libraries.



Write stories set in places pupils have been.

Write stories and plays that use the language of fairy tales and traditional tales.

Write narrative diaries.


Write labels.

Write lists.

Write instructions.

Write recounts.

Present information.


Write poems that use pattern, rhyme and description.