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Welcome to summer term in Year 1


Our topic in the summer term is ‘The Great Outdoors’ based around our local area.


In science we will learn the names and properties of ‘materials.’ We will distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, rock (and brick, paper and cardboard). Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials and compare and group together a variety of everyday materials based on their simple physical properties.


Our focus in geography is the local area, we will investigate the different buildings in our local area. Linked to our local area we will also design and create a building from the local area. We will identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom. The children will be learning to use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical and human features in the local area.


In English we will learn stories based on a familiar setting and children will rewrite their own versions. We will learn the key features of an information booklet and children will write a booklet about their local area.


We will learn how to use Google Earth to find where we live. Linked to buildings we will learn about the artist ‘Lowry’ and draw buildings with his style of artwork.


Our focus in spellings will be learn how to spell the Year 1 high frequency words and move onto spelling the 100 high frequency words.


 In Year 1 we are a team supported by Mrs Rushton, Mrs Doherty, Mr Askew, Miss Burnside and Miss Ritchie. Our class motto is ‘teamwork makes a dream work!’. Year 1 is made up of wonderful superstars and I am proud to be their teacher.


Key Information

  • Reading Books - children are expected to read daily at home. Please practise the reading and spelling of high frequency words on a regular basis.

  • Spelling words will be given out on a Friday, to be tested the following Friday.

  • P.E. is on Wednesday and Friday, please ensure a full PE kit is in school.

  • Year 1 classroom is open from 8.45am and children may be picked up from 3.15pm.


A class learning plan called our Curriculum Map is published for each of the three terms of the school year that details the content of each subject being studied during the period.
Click on the link below to view the maps.



Spelling of the Reception High Frequency Words

Year 1 High Frequency Words

100 High Frequency Words to spell and read

Year 1 Grammar Glossary

Year 1 Phonics Glossary

Number pairs that make 10 poster to help with Mathematics

Year 1 Welcome Meeting September 2018