Year One Curriculum


At present the school are using Sounds Write as our main phonics programme. This is supplemented by aspects of our former scheme, ERR and Jolly Phonics. Our Phonics Lead is Mrs Fran Housden.

In Key Stage One the teachers follow The National Curriculum.

Year 1 Curriculum

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Science Materials Animal Classification Seasons Human Body Plants and Trees in the local environment
Computing Introduction to Programming Basic digital literacy skills E-Safety Programming Digital Literacy with Simple Animation
History Pirates Under The Sea

Guy Fawkes

Space Travel and Neil Armstrong   Castles and Fairy Tales Dinosaurs
Geography     Continents and Oceans Australia and Africa    
Art and Design Boats   The Art of Eric Carle Healthy Eating Study of Paul Klee  
RE   Birth of Jesus and Christmas   The Easter Story Stories from the Bible  
PSHE New Beginnings Getting On and Falling Out Going for Goals Good to be Me Relationships Changes
Educational Visit opportunities       Local Area Walk Castle visit  

It is made up of the following subjects:


Please click on the heading to download our 2014-2015 English curriculum.


Please click on the heading to download our 2014-2015 Mathematics curriculum


Children are given the opportunity to investigate and make first hand discoveries.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Children use computers as part of every day school work. They are taught to work with a variety of ICT tools and a range of information to investigate the different ways it can be presented.

  • Design and Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Art and Design
  • P.E

Personal Social and Health Education including SEAL

The whole school follows the Social Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) programme. This teaches the children to develop the qualities and skills that help promote positive behaviour and effective learning. The children are taught to: understand other people’s points of view, work in a group, persevere at things when they are finding them difficult, resolve conflicts and manage worries. Each week we have a “Focus to Notice” e.g. remembering to say please and thank you using their manners. Children are praised for remembering to follow this.

Religious Education

Pupils must also be given religious education, unless parents wish them to be withdrawn.

Sex Education is not taught at Spring Meadow Infant and Nursery School, but any questions that children may ask will be answered sensitively and honestly. You will be informed about your child’s question and the answer given.

In September 2010 the school began to teach through a creative curriculum. By careful planning teachers ensure all subjects are taught within each year. A theme generally runs for a term at a time. The children are provided with opportunities to help plan areas of their learning. This means that they are enthusiastic about what they are learning at school.

The children are taught in a variety of ways: class lessons, group work or individual tuition. Skills, knowledge and attitudes are taught and we aim to provide each child with a broad and balanced curriculum suitable to his/her needs. The needs of high ability children are met through increased differentiation.

At Spring Meadow we believe in placing the children in ability sets in Year One for English and Mathematics. Through doing this we can ensure that every child is provided with a stimulating curriculum that will provide them with the appropriate challenge.