Primary Year 1

Primary – Year 1

Curriculum Overview

Cambridge Primary, gives schools a curriculum framework to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in younger learners. Cambridge Primary enables teachers to assess children’s learning as they progress.  The Cambridge Primary Curriculum framework for each subject – English, English as a second language, mathematics and science – provides a clear teaching structure. ISIB also use integrated assessments to monitor learners’ progress combined with a variety of other international subject options such as IPC, RE, PE etc.

Core topics to be studied

  • Unit 1A: Stories with familiar settings
  • Unit 1B: Signs, Labels and Instructions
  • Unit 1C: Simple Rhymes
  • Unit 2A: Traditional stories
  • Unit 2B: Non-chronological reports and dictionaries
  • Unit 2C: Simple Rhymes
  • Unit 3A: Fantasy stories
  • Unit 3B: Information texts including recounts
  • Unit 3C: Poems and rhymes with familiar themes
  • Number & Place Value
  • Mental Multiplication & Division
  • Geomerty (Shapes & position/direction/ properties
  • Mental Addition and Subtraction
  • Measurement / Statistics
  • Problem solving, reasoning and algebra
  • Measurement / Time and length.
  • Fractions, Ratio and proportion
  • Ourselves
  • Sounds, Pushes and Pulls
  • Humans and Animals
  • Plants
  • Material Properties

Additional topics to be studied

  • Who am I?
  • Hooray, Lets go on holiday.
  • Buildings
  • Time Detectives
  • A day in the life


  • Myself
  • Celebrations
  • Stories
  • Leaders & Teachers
  • Belonging & Beliefs
  • Basic Movement
  • Team games
  • Swimming proficiency


In class assessments at the end of each topic will be marked to the National Curriculum levels 1c to 8a.

Further Information

For more information regarding this course please speak to Mr Javier.