Year 1 (Age 5–6)


What to expect in Year 1

What to expect in Year 1

Our guide to what to expect in Year 1.
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Reading in Year 1

Reading in Year 1

Find out about phonics, comprehension and reading programmes.
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Phonics screening check

The Year 1 phonics check

Key information about the Year 1 phonics screening check.
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Maths in Year 1

Maths in Year 1

Expect a focus on basic maths skills such as addition and subtraction.
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Handwriting in Year 1

Handwriting in Year 1

Find out how children are taught to write in Year 1.
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Learning activities for children in Year 1

Year 1 activities

Fun maths and literacy activities for children aged 5–6.
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