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. 

Our History topic is Famous Queens
Our DT topic this half term is Teddy Bear's Picnic. 
In PE, we will be looking at Team Building.
In science, we will be looking at different investigations around the book Meerkat Mail.

Please see the overviews for all of these topics below.

Summer 2 Topic Overviews

Our stories in English this half term are Paddington at the Palace and The Queen's Hat. We will be writing and performing poems, whilst also focusing on saying and composing sentences. We will also be writing our own stories and developing our skills of prediction, sequencing and inference. 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 fractions, Geometry, place value within 100, time and money . 


Church Trip - 1st July, 9am-12pm.


In the Summer term, phonics homework will be continued to be sent 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, on a Wednesday morning 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. 


We still swim on a Wednesday, please ensure all children come to school with a costume/shorts, towel, swimming hat on a Wednesday. 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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