Year 1

Summer 2 2021

Welcome back to school! I hope you have all enjoyed your break and the lovely weather we have had.

A reminder that PE takes place every Monday so please do ensure that PE kits are sent in. The kits should be named and in a named bag as the children still don't always remember to keep their belongings together when they are changing. P.E. will be outside again for this half term so you may want to send in a track suit to keep legs and arms warm, although hopefully the warmer weather will continue.

Homework and Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned the following Thursday. 

Spellings given on a Friday will be tested the following Friday. 

Book bags and reading records should be sent in every day so that we can check when children have read at home and also record when they are reading in school.


This half term we will be reading the book Hermelin,  by Mini Grey. We will be learning to write our own version of an animal detective story using this book as a guide, and will also be writing letters and designing posters based on some of the ideas in the story.


We will continue to focus on securing our understanding of number by:

  • Partitioning numbers into two or more parts
  • Counting forwards and backwards to 100 and beyond
  • Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s
  • Knowing number bonds to 10 and 20
  • Learning doubles and corresponding halves to 10
  • Recognising odd and even numbers
  • Adding, subtracting and comparing numbers to 20


This half term we will be conducting a study of our local area, looking at the significant local features, history and people of Birkenhead.


For science this half term we will continue our study of animals, including humans and will learn all about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.


I look forward to a successful half term. If you have any concerns or queries then please feel free to speak to me.

Mrs Hale



  • Mrs Hale

    Year 1 Class Teacher

  • Mrs Davies

    Year 1 Class Teaching Assistant

  • Miss Rigby

    Year 1 Teaching Assistant