Year 1

Year 1 - Summer 1 2022


 PE will revert back to every Wednesday now for the summer term and will start this Wednesday 27th April.  Our PE lessons will be outdoors and we will focus on throwing, running and jumping for our Athletics focus PE lessons. 

PE kit is  white T-shirt, shorts and pumps - all items to be named please and in a bag ready to store on your own named peg. As the weather turns warmer you may want to bring a sun hat and sun cream. Please can these also be named. Thank you. 



Please bring your reading book, log and bag in everyday. LOGINS for Numbots and Bug Club will be placed inside your reading log and pupils will also have opportunities to access these learning opportunities at school as well as at home. 

If you can read at least 3 times at home per week you will earn extra dojos. 

 Bug Club: Bug Club reading books will assigned to each child. 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.



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



 Our text this half term Hermelin written by Mini Grey. 

 Hermelin: The Detective Mouse: Grey, Mini: 9780857550231:  Books


Our focus this half term will be to write our own  narratives based on this book and letters as a character.  We will also use this book to link our learning about the local area of last half term with our local history topic for this half term. 



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



For maths this half term we will be learning about numbers to 40 and using our learning to solve word problems. The pupils will be introduced to multiplication through making equal groups, adding equal groups and counting in twos, fives and tens.

 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 in a biology science focus looking at plants. The pupils will learn to ideentify a range of common and wild flowers and name their parts. The pupils will also learn about deciduous and evergreen trees 

As the seasons change we will also be looking at how the season is changing from spring  to summer. We will reflect on our observations and will be looking for signs of summer in nature. 



Our history topic is Our Local Area.

We will learn about Birkenhead and the significant people who were from Birkenhead. 

Can you research and find out any significant local person who came from Birkenhead? 

We will  focus our Historical Enquiry Question on:

 What was life like in Birkenhead Priory long ago?

Birkenhead Priory - Wikipedia



 Thank you 

Mrs West

  • Mrs Davies

    Year 1 Class Teaching Assistant

  • Miss Rigby

    Year 1 Teaching Assistant