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Year 1


Mrs J Scattergood

supported by Mrs Massey and Miss Hardy


Welcome back to school for our Summer 2 term; we hope that you have had a lovely half term break!

We can’t believe that it is the last half term of the academic year and we have saved the best topic until the last;

it’s ‘The Seaside’!


We will be looking at the seaside through all of our subjects, from seaside

poems in English to exploring the seaside in the past in History, beach huts

in Art and seasons in science!


We’re looking forward to fine-tuning your child’s basic skills in

reading writing and numbers too, in readiness for Year 2!


Please remember to contact the office if you have any queries or information

that you would like us to know so that we can best serve you and your children; we will do our best to get back

to you as soon as possible!






Summer 2

Class Saint

Y1 have chosen St Francis of Assisi as their Class Saint.




This half term we are going to be thinking about Sharing Jesus’ life and Following Jesus today.

We will be thinking about the special people who followed Jesus, His disciples.

We will then move on to think about the things that we do and can do in our life to make sure

that we are also following and sharing in Jesus’ life too!








We will be listening to lots of summertime stories and learning some very funny poems.

We will be thinking about sequencing stories, pattern of rhyme and, as always,

focusing on capital letters, end marks, sense and beautifully written letters.





Phonics Screening will take place in the FIRST WEEK of term; 6th – 10th June

We will be revisiting the letters & sounds that we have learnt so far. We will continue to learn about

applying all sounds, and alternative sounds, in words when we write and read. Our weekly spelling quiz

will help us to understand how the letters work together.





We will continue to revise our basic skills and to apply the four operations +  -  x  ÷ in simple number

sentences and more complex worded problems.


We will look at measurement too;

hours minutes seconds cm  m  g  kg.



Science Topic


We will be finishing off our Everyday Material unit and then focusing in on the changes that

occur during each season and what it means to our life such as growing, holidays, clothes etc.

We will also be going down to the Nature Reserve once more to check out any changes since our

last visit and to take part in pond-dipping!







We will be recapping all of the units that we have covered this year to ensure that everything learnt

has been retained by the children.

We will be using the computers to draw, write up and retrieve information, not forgetting

to mention the importance of staying safe online!







Building on what we learnt last half term in Geography about the coast, we will be learning all

about the seaside in the past and the important role it played in the lives of people.

We will look at differences and similarities, what we could see then and what we can see now.

Does the fun of being chased by the waves ever change?





We will be revisiting primary and secondary colours whilst looking closely at beach hut designs

and we will be looking at a range of seaside art by artists such as Turner and Walter Sickett.

We will be forming an opinion about their work and then having a go ourselves!









            ‘Healthy Me’

This term we will be following the Jigsaw Jack program, discussing ‘Healthy Me’.

We will be thinking about all of the positive choices  that we make, in our lives,

to give us the best possible physical and mental health; we will be having a visit too from

a Life Coach who will talk to the children about these issues.  






The children need to come to school in their PE kits on TUESDAY as they will be having

outdoor PE sessions with Port Value and myself on those days.

We will be focusing on multi-skills and practising the sports day race favourites!








Reading – Please continue to listen to your child read up to 3 x a week, please continue to sign the diary too!


We are ‘blown away’ with the reading progress of all of the children since September – a huge thank-you to all parents for working hard with your child at home!


Spellings – we will continue to hand out grouped spellings every Monday in readiness for a dictation quiz every Friday.


Daily Maths – we will continue to set daily maths homework, as a word document, on Purple Mash. This will be a set of questions relating to the 4 operations of + - x ÷, please upload when complete.


Creative - we will continue to set a piece of creative homework on Purple Mash. This will be focused on any of the foundation subjects, or RE, all matched to classroom learning. Please upload when complete.


AM – we will continue to send home the weekly skills checks, stage appropriate. Please chose a question/couple of questions to go through with your child to support them next time round.


Grammar – we will begin to introduce weekly skills checks in grammar; and, as with the maths AM skills checks, we will send home the skill checks so that you can go through them together at home. Please chose a question/couple of questions to go through with your child to support them next time round.



Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

Summer 1

Year 1 had an amazing time at the ‘Root n Fruit’ Community allotment

We podded beans, sorted, then planted them.

We planted potatoes.

We went for a guided walk through the allotment, looking at all of the wonderful things there;

such as the dipping pond, equipment, Bob’s shed, the planted beds, the poly tunnels and the greenhouses. The children also used the spades and wheelbarrows to move half a tonne of mulch

to make a pathway for other visitors in the Community allotment




Spring 2

 Dogs Trust

We were very lucky to have a visit from the lady at Dog’s Trust. She helped us to understand how we can look after our pets. We listened and then practised with ‘Jess’. She taught us to…

  • never stroke a dog when they are sleeping
  • never stroke a dog when they are eating
  • never walk up to a dog and stroke them with asking the owner first and standing still, with your arms by your side & wait for the dog to say yes by coming up to you
  • never pull a dog onto your knee for a hug, wait until the dog comes to you on his own terms
  • never use your outside voice around dogs, always your inside voice



 World Book Day

We were very lucky to have a visit from an author Jasper Cooper. We had a whole school assembly and then we shared a workshop with Year 2. Jasper read a part of his book and shared his illustrations; it was fun! 



Green Peace

We were very lucky to have a visit from Malcom Carroll from Green Peace. Malcom talked to us all about our climate and how we can help to look after our world. Malcom showed us…

  • how big a Blue Whale is by unravelling a piece of string
  • we made the North and South Poles in our class and then we discussed what it was like to be polar bears and penguins
  • we asked questions about the ice, the weather, the sea, the animals, the climate and the world



Spring 1

Children’s  Mental Health week

‘Gorilla thumps and bear hugs’




NSPCC Number Day









A selection of photos from some of our special times in Y1 during autumn term