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Year 1

Year 1 - Summer 2 2023



 PE will return to a Wednesday for this half term. The pupils will be participating in learning skills which they can apply to playing net and ball games. Pupils will need their PE kits on a Wednesday. Any earrings to be removed at home as staff cannot remove them at all. Thank you,

PE kit is white T-shirt, shorts and pumps - all items to be named please and in a bag ready to store on your child's own named peg.  Naming a P.E.kit  really helps the children. Thank you.



This half term we wil lhave a real focus in school on reading. The children will have two daily phonic sessions one in the morning and then one in the afternoon. During their phonics lessons the pupils will 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. 

 Bug Club: Bug Club reading books will still be available to the pupils to encourage a love of reading and can be accessed on-line. Each child will have books assigned to them. Their login's will be placed inside their reading logs. Pupils can also read these books and complete the online activities matched to the book. See the link below. 



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 12th June 2023. 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 12th June 2023.

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 Last Wolf by Mini Grey. We will use this text to help us write our own Narrative Stories and instructions in the form of recipes. 

 The Last Wolf: Amazon.co.uk: Grey, Mini: 9780857550927: Books


For maths this half term we will be learning about numbers and place value to 100 and learning to recall number facts to 20. The pupils will also engage in addition and subtraction of numbers within 20 and solving word problems. Pupils will be taught about equal groups and counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.
 Pupils will also be learning about Fractions including halves and quarters. They will be learning to tell the time to the hour and half past. To support your child you may want to start looking at coins and notes so that your child is familiar with them. 

 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 will be to continue to observe seasonal changes. As the seasons change we will also be looking at how the season is changing from spring to summer.  We will also be observing the difference in daylight hours. The children will engage in making a weather station and this will also link to our Geography topic of Weather Patterns. 



Our topic this term is Weather Patterns. The pupils will be collecting data over the next few weeks to observe whether it is always sunny in the summer. The childre will learn about the equator and where hot and cold places are in relation to the equator. 


 Thank you 

Mrs West

Mrs West

Year 1 Class Teacher

Mrs Davies

Year 1 Class Teaching Assistant