Year Groups

Year 1

Summer Term in Year 1 - Half termly letter


This term we will be looking at ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ by Edward Lear and using this text to investigate narrative poetry and rhyme, as well as diary writing.

We will continue to develop the children’s grammar and punctuation skills by looking at suffixes, prefixes, time adverbials and tenses.

During Guided Reading the children will continue to develop their comprehension and reading skills.

We will continue with weekly a spelling test on Fridays and continue to work on writing in cursive script during our handwriting lessons.


We will be continuing with the mastery approach to teaching mathematics, focusing on place value and the four operations. We will be counting to and across 100, reading and writing numbers from 1-100 in numerals and words and identifying 1 less and 1 more than a given number. As well as this, we will be adding and subtracting one digit and two digit numbers to 20, interpreting statements involving + and -, solving one step problems and counting in twos, fives and tens.


Our science topic next half term is Light. We will be naming a variety of sources of light and will explore shadows and how they are formed.


We will be learning how technology is used in the world around us.


Our topic question next half term is: “Why do people visit the seaside – then and now?” We will be learning about the features of the seaside and comparing seaside’s now with those of the past.


To link with our Seaside topic, we will be using different materials and techniques to create Punch and Judy puppets.


We will continue following the PATHS program, a resource to support children with their emotional well being, including recognising and managing feelings.


PE will continue to take place with Mr Haughton and Mr Clack focusing on small ball handling skills and team games.


In the summer term we will be learning about Hinduism, we will be looking at the festival of Rakhi how this is a time to celebrate the love of siblings and more recently friends.


This term the children will be taking part in a vocal project. Further details will be provided nearer the time for the performance.

Trips and Special Events

Class photos will take place on Friday 11th May.

We are planning our larger school trip for summer term 2.


Please send your child in with their coat, book bag (no rucksacks), reading record, water and fruit (optional) every day! Please ensure everything is named.

PE Kit should be named and kept in school and will remain here until the May half term. Children should keep all books in their books bags at all times and please continue to read daily with them as it is invaluable to developing their spelling, comprehension and storytelling skills. Mathletics is set on a Friday and children are expected to attempt the three tasks throughout the week.

Please record any reading at home in their reading record and complete weekly Mathletics tasks.