Primary 1 curriculum overview – Spring 2018


Children will develop composition and transcription skills through a variety of genres and develop a pleasure for reading. 


  • Different stories by the same author
  • Instructions
  • Stories with familiar settings
  • Recounts
  • Poetry
  • Guided Reading
  • Phonics – Phase 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Spellings linked to phonics 
  • Grammar and Punctuation   


  • Number and Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction/operations
  • Multiplication/Division
  • 2-D and 3D Shape
  • Statistics
  • Capacity and Volume
  • Time
  • Ordering

Children will begin to interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). They will begin to communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills.


Children will continue to use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content. They will develop new skills, knowledge and understanding of how computers work and electronic communication.

Design Technology

In DT the children will be looking at mechanics and motion in design. They will be making a variety of projects that use moving parts. We will also look at structures and forces and make bridges and tall structures that will be tested.

Wood and Plastic

Children will research and create a variety of different shapes using wood and plastic, looking at the similarities and differences of their features and the ways they are made. They will design, make and evaluate their objects and develop their gross motor skills using a variety of hand tools.

Food Technology

Children develop a variety of skills using various appliances and follow recipes to create dishes.


Children will explore primary and secondary colours in addition to how different textures can be used within art work. Children will explore the work of Mondrian. 


To develop performance, listening and creating skills through musical elements using both voice and musical instruments.

Primary class will be building on and reinforcing their knowledge of beat and pulsethis term. They will be using tuned percussion to work on pitch while exploring classical music and the instruments of the orchestra. The work will include listening to and interpreting popular pieces of classical music while using this knowledge to inform our own music making including the role of the conductor

Physical Education

Children will develop their gross motor skills by travelling and jumping in a variety of ways.

They will evaluate their success.

Children will also begin to understand the importance of exercise and learn how to play racket sports.