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Welcome to year 1


We hope you enjoyed the half term break and are looking forward to our final term in year 1.
Our teachers are Mrs Smithers and Mrs Holmes. We are also very lucky to have many other helpers in our class including Mrs Baines, Mrs Clark, Mrs Tyson, Mrs Waters and Maureen.


We have lots of fun things to look forward to in the summer term.
Our topic is 'The Seaside'. We will be using maps to find out where the seasides are nearest to us. Then we are going to look at the features of the beaches in England and then compare our beaches to beaches abroad.

In our history lessons we are going to look at what a day at the beach would have been like during Victorian times. We are then going to do some comparison work by looking at both clothes and entertainment at the beach in Victorian times and nowadays.

We will be using clay in our art lessons to make shells and in DT we will be making moving postcards.

Science this term will we learning about Ourselves.  We will be completing some fun activities when learning about our senses. We will be learning about how animals and humans have similar features.

In English we will be focusing on our phonics and spelling
in our Read Write Inc time. On a Friday we will be using our different writing skills in our big write sessions. We will practise writing more independently by using our phonic knowledge.

Please remember to talk with the children about their ‘talk homework’ topic in preparation for the big write on a Friday.


We are looking forward to doing lots of counting in maths and writing and continue to develop our problem solving skills. We will be practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and using this knowledge in other areas of maths.  We will be carrying out lots of fun, practical activities too in maths to help us to understand shape and space. We will be doing a lot more problem solving by answering word problems.


P.E. will be on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Please ensure there is a full P.E kit in school all week as these times may change on occasions.



We will make sure we put lots of pictures of our hard work and achievements within year 1, so keep checking regularly.

As the weather is warmer please can you make sure that the children have a hat and a water bottle in school every day.