Year 1

Summer 1 - 2018

Welcome back

We hope you all enjoyed an exciting Easter holiday spending time relaxing with family and friends.  We are looking forward to our summer term and we will start our learning straightaway with our new topic, ‘Green Fingers’.

Unit of Learning                          

We will be looking at the continents in Geography and what types of plants grow in hot and cold countries.  We will also be creating our own weather reports.  In Art we will be looking closely at leaves and flowers and making collages and prints.  In RE we will be looking at the 5 pillars of Islam.


In Science we will be learning about plants, what they need to grow, growing our own plants and completing some exciting investigations.  We will explore the school garden and identify different plants and trees.

Maths and English

In Maths we will be focusing on time - to the hour and half past.  We will also be looking at money - combining small amounts. After that we will be adding and subtracting single and double digit numbers and thinking about place value.  We will also be developing our understanding of halving and quartering and applying it to one step problems. We will be practising number bonds to 10 and 20.

For our English learning, this term, we will be diving into ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.  We will create our own versions and develop our storytelling skills. We will also be focusing on using full stops, capital letters, question marks and explanation marks.

Later in the term we shall create non-fiction texts linked to our Geography learning on the weather and hot and cold countries. 

Home Learning

We believe reading at home is an important way of supporting your child with their learning at school. We recommend that children read to an adult every evening for about ten minutes. Please also ensure that your child brings their book bag to school every day so they are able to take a range of books home at their book band level and so teachers are able to comment and provide suggestions to help you too.

Uniform and P.E. kit

This is just a reminder that children will be doing P.E. twice a week as part of their school learning. We would prefer they bring the kit to school on a Monday and take it home on a Friday.  For P.E children should wear black shorts/tracksuit bottoms, white t-shirt and trainers/plimsolls.

Please see the class teacher if you would like to help out with activities in school.  Our reading volunteers provide a fantastic opportunity for many of our children to enjoy extra one to one reading.  This makes a big difference to the children’s progress and self-confidence.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Alix Cornwell, Eleanor Ashby, Catherine Keel, Gemma Edwards

Year 1 Latest News

In Science last week, we discussed what our senses are and which part of the body they related to. We did a carousel of 6 activities to think and learn about each of our senses. For smell, we looked at a diagram of how the nose works. We then smelt different substances and had to write down what we thought we had smelt on a whiteboard.

Posted: Wednesday 15th March 2017, 5:20pm

All of Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed celebrating World Book Day. We came to school dressed up as a character from our favourite book. We also brought in a copy of that book to share with our friends in class.

Posted: Wednesday 8th March 2017, 5:46pm

Last week in Maths, we played a game that required us to use our previous knowledge of odd and even numbers. We had a game board and in pairs we threw a dice.

Posted: Wednesday 8th March 2017, 5:44pm
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