Year 1 Non-Negotiables




Secure at Phase 5
Patterns and Rhymes Identify which words appear again and again
Comprehension and Understanding
  • Relate reading to own experience
  • Re reads if reading does not make sense
  • Re-tell with considerable accuracy
  • Discuss significance of title and events
  • Explain clearly their understanding of what is being read to them.
Prediction, Inference and deduction

Intonation and expression

  • Make predictions on basis of what has been read
  • Make inferences on basis of what is being said and done
Intonation and Expression
  • Reads with pace and expression i.e. pause at full stops, raise voice for question
Research Know the difference between fiction and non-fiction


Sentence and text structure
  • 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
  • write from memory simple sentences dictated by the teacher that include words using the GPCs and common exception words taught so far.
  • Evidence of : capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks.
  • Capital letters for names and personal pronoun ‘I’.
Paragraphing Clearly sequenced sentences
  • Correct formation of lower case-finishing in right place.
  • Correct formation of capital letters.
  • Correct formation of digits.


Counting and ordering Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards from any number
Numbers and more/less Read and write numbers to 20 in digits and words

Read and write number to 100 in digits

Say 1 more/ 1 less to 100

Tables and multiples Count in multiples of 1,2,5,10
Bonds and facts Know bonds to 10 by heart

Use bonds and subtraction facts to 20

Place value and rounding
Calculations (addition/ subtraction) Add and subtract 1 and 2 digit numbers to 20 including 0

Add any 3 1 digit numbers with a total up to 20

Calculations (division/ multiplication) Solve simple multiplication and division with apparatus and arrays
Fractions and Percentages Recognise half and quarter of object, shape or quantity
Time Sequence events in order

Use language of day, week, month and year

Tell time to hour and half past