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Summer 2024 Newsletter

Welcome back to the Summer Term in Year One.


In Science we will be identifying and naming a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We will identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will also be learning about a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.

History and Geography

In Geography we will be studying imaginary and real maps. The children will take part in simple fieldwork and we will use books, such as We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and The Storm Whale to link this to our English work. In History this term we will continue to study the lives of more Significant People in the Past, focusing on Neil Armstrong, Mae Jemison, Bernard Harris Jr and Tim Peake.


In Art we will be learning about collage techniques to create a layered surface. Children will also use muted colours to soften an image. They will use lines as well as pattern to suggest something is there. The children will also learn about sculptures. They will explore a range of materials to understand the importance of weight and balance in construction. In Design and Technology children will learn how to sew pieces of fabric together to form a pouch.


In Maths we will count in 2s, 5s and 10s from different multiples to develop our recognition of patterns in the number system including odd and even numbers. We will create various number sentences including missing numbers in addition and subtraction. We will learn to tell the time to the hour, half past the hour and draw hands on a clock face to show these times. We will also be recognising and naming common 3D shapes. Children will compare, describe and solve practical problems for capacity and volume. We will also look at one-step problems involving multiplication and division.


In English we will be writing sentences to form short narratives and other texts. We will use adjectives to describe a noun. We will use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks appropriately. We will be learning to use regular plural noun suffixes. We will also be adding the prefix ‘un’ to words and recognising its impact. We will be using simple conjunctions to support an opinion.

We continue to focus heavily on phonics this term and you can support your child in this area by reading their phonic based books at home with them. Children in year one will also have their phonics screen test in early June and we will put practise examples in their bookbags.

We will continue to celebrate the children who read regularly at home by awarding Rainbow Reader certificates and books. Many thanks to parents who are supporting their children by reading regularly with them at home because this is really vital to ensure your child’s continued progress


P.E takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays for both classes. In the second half of the term we have a dance coach coming in for our PE lessons on Thursdays. Please make sure all PE kit is named. You will be notified when Forest School sessions will take place.



We look forward to a fun and successful term together.


Our Teachers and Teaching Assistants

1DV is taught by Mrs Davies (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Vedmore (Thursday and Friday).

1D is taught by Miss Darling.

Our teaching assistants in Year one are Mrs Andrews, Mrs Lynes and Mrs Brown.