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Phoenix Infant Academy

Year 1

Vision and Aims

The purpose of Year One at Phoenix Infant Academy is to help children successfully transition from play-based learning in Reception, to the more formal setting of Key Stage One.  Our aim is to ensure all children remain happy, confident and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to be successful lifelong learners.

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 all areas of the curriculum, we build on skills that are developed in Reception, as well as learning new ones.  Please click on the links to the left for more information on each subject area.  


Creative Topic

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 click on the links in the table below for more information about each topic, including curriculum overviews and learning logs (home learning):


Topic Name

Curriculum Maps

Learning Logs

Autumn 1


Autumn 2

Moon Zoom!

Spring 1

Bright Lights, Big City

Spring 2

Dinosaur Planet

Summer 1

The Enchanted Woodland

Summer 2

Paws, Claws and Whiskers


Home Learning

We know that a child’s parents are their first and most important teachers, and we want to work in partnership with you to ensure your child is successful.  We endeavour to provide home learning opportunities for the children that are engaging, giving parents the chance to be an integral part in their child's education. Please click on the link below for the current half term's 'Home Learning Log.' If you have any questions regarding this please contact your child's class teacher who will be more than happy to help.

In addition to this, Year One children are issued with 2 reading books to take home each week. We expect every child to read for 5/10 minutes each day alongside an adult and for a comment/signature to be recorded daily in their yellow reading records.  

The children also take home spellings every Monday. They are assessed in class on the Friday of the same week. The spellings consolidate sounds learnt as part of their Read Write Inc phonics, as well as common exception words.