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Year 1

Year 1 - Summer 1 2024

Welcome back for the Summer Term, 



This term the pupils will be learing athletics and will learn throwing, jumping and running techniques and skills. The pupils will develop their agility in order to change direction and pace. 

Pupils will need to wear a school P.E. kit and any earrings to be removed at home before coming into school. 

PE kit is white T-shirt, shorts and pumps. Thank you.



This year we wil lhave a real focus in school on reading. The children will have a daily phonic lesson in the morning. During their phonics lessons the pupils will also read a book matched to their phonics lessons.

The children's reading books sent home will be matched to their current phonic levels. The reading log can be completed at home and in school. Please can the book bag with log and reading book be brought in everyday. Thank you. 

Shared Reading 

  • For our shared reading we will focus on the following texts 
    • No Dinner 
    • A selection of poems. 
    • Deep in the Woods
    • The Leopard's Drum. 
During these lessons we will learn reading strategies and skills, comprehension skills, vocabulary and how to refer to the text.






Phonics: Read Write Inc

As mentioned above the pupils will participate in a daily phonics session within smaller groups. Phonics will support the pupils both with their reading and writing. Towards the end of Year 1 all pupils will be assessed on their phonics. Consequently thoughout the year the pupils may receive homework to support their phonic knowledge. The phonic screening check will commence the week beginning 10th June 2024. The pupils will read a list of real and non-real (alien) words to assess their decoding skills. 

 Phonics: This Phonics Screening Check will commence week beginning Monday 10th June 2024.

Pupils will have daily phonics lessons using Read Write Inc. Pupils can play phonics games at home to help them such as: 





Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested on the Friday that week unless there is a bank holiday then we will give out the spellings on a Tuesday. Thank you



Homework will be given out on a Monday and expected back the following Monday unless it is a bank holiday then it will be given out on a Tuesday. 



 Our text this half term will be  The Secret of Black Rock by Hoe Todd-Stanton. We will use this text to help us a narrative- a return story and a recount through writing a postcard.



For maths this half term we will be learning about volume. The pupils will be learning to count in 2's, 5's and 10's. This will help us with our learning of multiplication and division. We will also be learning about fractions and recognising and identifying halves and quarters of an object or quantity. 


 Numbots: Pupils will be given a Numbots login. This will also be placed inside the cover of their reading logs. Pupils will have access in school and can play at home to unlock maths levels. 

 NumBots - Apps on Google Play


Our focus this half term is plants. The pupils will have the opportunity to name the different parts of a plant and recognise the difference between deciduous and everygreen trees.  

The pupils will continue to observe seasonal changes as the seasons gradually change from winter to spring and we will continue to record and note the amount of daylight hours.

Can you name these flowers? 




Our topic ths term is the Birkenhead Priory - Our Local Area


We will be learning about the history of Birkenhead and the Priory. We will learn about how old Birkenhead Priory is and who the Black Monks were and how they used to live. 

Pupils will be encouraged to ask their own historical questions about the Priory and will be encouraged to find the answers to these questions through a range of sources including a trip to the Priory. 

Thank you

Mrs West

 Thank you 

Mrs West

Mrs West

Year 1 Class Teacher

Mrs Davies

Year 1 Class Teaching Assistant