Teacher – Mrs Leigh

Teaching Assistant – Miss Thompson

Summer 2:

We have had a very full half term so far!

In Literacy we completed the big write and wrote a retell of the book, The Journey.

In Maths we have been learning about money, different coins and what their value is.

We also enjoyed our trip to the beach, although we got rather wet we still had a great time and even enjoyed an ice creams and digging in the sand.

In RE we have been learning about baptism, how they are different and looked at some pictures from our baptisms.

In science we have been grouping animals by their type such as mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians. One fact we found very interesting was amphibians can breathe on land and in water.

In our topic we have been learning about the seaside in the Victorian times and now.

In Computing we have been programming the beebots and have started using the beebot programme on the ipads.


In heartsmart the topic is no way through isn’t true, this means we shouldn’t give up. We looked at times when we have found things hard and also our dreams. We all have amazing big dreams for the future, lots of us have dreams to be police officers and teachers and we even have a dream to be a scientist


Phonic Screening Check 

The phonics screening check is taken individually by all children in Year 1 in England usually in June. It is designed to give teachers and parents information on how your child is progressing in phonics. It will help to identify whether your child needs additional support at this stage so that they do not fall behind in this vital early reading skill.

The check consists of 40 words and non-words that your child will be asked to read one-on-one with a teacher. Non-words (or nonsense words, or alien words) are a collection of letters that will follow phonics rules your child has been taught, but don’t mean anything – your child will need to read these with the correct sounds to show that they understand the phonics rules behind them.

The 40 words and non-words are divided into two sections – one with simple word structures of three or four letters, and one with more complex word structures of five or six letters. The teacher administering the check with your child will give them a few practice words to read first – including some non-words – so they understand more about what they have to do. Each of the non-words is presented with a picture of a monster / alien, as if the word were their name (and so your child doesn’t think the word is a mistake because it doesn’t make sense!).

There is more information for parents on the Oxford Owl Website.



Helpful Links

  TOPIC NAME Science History Geography Art and DT PSHE RE Computing Music PE MFL Literacy Numeracy
Year 1


Where in the World Living Things & Their Habitats Y1


Seasonal Change (Summer- outdoor learning))


Victoria and Rise of the British Holiday


Plot UK and their countries Key Vocab linked in with Literacy


Rangoli patterns

Indian food tasting and making


Moving Parts- 3D playground models


Study of a Summer Tree

Heartsmart – Fake is a mistake


Heartsmart – No way through, isn’t true!

God and Creation


Baptism- Why is Baptism special?

How do people of other faiths welcome new babies



Code IT- Coding and Programming Animal




Story time




Athletics – Running and Jumping


Striking and Fielding – Partner Games

n/a Recount writing

Topic based instructions

Stories from India

Measures for Indian food

Hindu art work and shape

Computing– directional maths vocab

Temperature change

2d/3d shape linked to playgrounds.



Homework Leaflet-Homework leaflet

Class newsletter: Y1 Newsletter Summer 2021

Here is a document to show what Year 1 will look at in Summer Term- Yr 1 Summer topic web 2021