End of Year Expectations for Year One

In this page you'll find information on the end of year expectations for children in Year One of our school.


The National Curriculum outlines these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress.

All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of direct teaching.


Any extra support you can provide in helping your children with maths, reading and writing will be greatly beneficial and valued.

If you would like to discuss how best to support your child in maths, reading and writing, please talk to their teacher or get in touch via our contact form, by emailing or by calling us on 01207 239 661.


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By the end of Year One, your child will be able to:

  • Count to and across 100, forwards & backwards from any number.

  • Read and write numbers to 20 in numerals and words.

  • Read and write numbers to 100 in numerals.

  • Say 1 more/1 less to 100.

  • Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.

  • Use bonds and subtraction facts to 20.

  • Add & subtract 1 digit and 2 digit numbers to 20, including zero.

  • Solve one-step multiplication and division using objects, pictorial representation and arrays.

  • Recognise half and quarter of object, shape or quantity.

  • Sequence events in chronological order.

  • Use language of day, week, month and year.

  • Tell time to hour and half past.


By the end of Year One, your child will be able to:

  • Identify which words appear again and again.

  • Recognise and join in with predictable phrases.

  • Relate reading to own experiences.

  • Re-read if reading does not make sense.

  • Re-tell with considerable accuracy.

  • Discuss significance of title and events.

  • Make predictions on basis of what has been read.

  • Make inferences on basis of what is being said and done.

  • Read aloud with pace and expression, i.e. pause at full stop; raise voice for question.

  • Recognise: capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, ellipsis.

  • Know why the writer has used the above punctuation in a text.

  • Know difference between fiction and non-fiction texts.


By the end of Year One, your child will be able to:

  • Write clearly demarcated sentences.

  • Use ‘and’ to join ideas.

  • Use conjunctions to join sentences (e.g. so, but).

  • Use standard forms of verbs, e.g. go/went.

  • Introduce use of: capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks.

  • Use capital letters for names and personal pronoun ‘I’.

  • Write a sequence of sentences to form a short narrative.

  • Use correct formation of lower case letters.

  • Use correct formation of capital letters.

  • Use correct formation of digits.

Curriculum Overview​

Download the Curriculum Overview for all subjects in Years 1-6 here.


Shield Row Primary School

Head Teacher

Ms. Jill Cooke

Deputy Headteacher
Mrs. C

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Ms. Caroline Shield

Chair of Governors

Mr. Wayne Thompson 

Office Manager

Ms. H Bainbridge


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