Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to the Summer Term in year 1!

Please see below to see what a general timetable will look like, this is subject to change due to what else is going on in school each week. 

Year 1 Summer 1 Timetable

Our geography topic is Australia
Our art topic this half term is Aboriginal Art.
In PE, we will be looking at athletics.
In science, we will be looking at animals.

Please see the overviews for all of these topics below.

Year 1 Summer 1 Topic Overviews


Our stories in English this half term are Meerkat Mail and The Koala Who Could. We will be writing postcards when we read Meerkat Mail and when we read The Koala Who Could we will be writing stories! We will continue to have a big focus on basic skills, the children sounding out words accurately, using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops and we will embed the SPAG features we learnt last half term (adjectives, using and, question marks and exclamation marks) but we will also be using a range of other SPAG features such as adding s or es to make words plural, using the prefix un and using ing, ed and er. 

In maths we will be looking at measures, height and length, mass and volume as well as multiplication and division. 


Dudley Zoo - 16th April


In the Summer term, phonics homework will be send home on paper and maths homework on maths.co.uk. We will set it on a Friday and you will have a full week to complete it.


Each week, usually on a Monday afternoon the children will do a spelling test. 

Weekly Information: 

Everyday your child will need to bring to school the following...  

  • School bag.
  • Reading book and reading diary.
  • Named water bottle.
  • Lunch box (If having a lunch provided from home).
  • An outdoor coat suitable for all weathers. 


On a Wednesday, year one have P.E. Children must come to school in their PE kit on a Wednesday. Please make sure all jewellery is removed and long hair tied back.

We now swim on Wednesdays too, please ensure all children come to school with a costume/shorts, towel, swimming hat. Please ensure earrings or any other jewellery are removed and long hair is tied back. All children will swim every week.


Friday is whole school Feel Good Friday! Year one also have PE on a Friday. Children will need to come to school in navy tracksuit bottoms or leggings and black non-branded trainers. They will still need to wear their GV polo shirt and jumper. This is so children can take part in activities that focus on their physical health and well being. 


Phonics lessons and activities will be happening in school on a daily basis. The following websites will help reinforce your child's phonic and reading ability. Please speak to any of the Year 1 staff if you would like any further advice. 

Phonics Website

BBC phonics

Saying the sounds

Phonics Play


Useful Websites: 









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