Year 1 Welcome to the Summer Term Letter


21st April 2016

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable break. This term Year 1 will be covering a wide range of new and interesting topics.

This term in Science we will be focusing on growing plants. We will be looking at different plants within the local environment, naming the main parts and recording careful observations of our own planted seedlings. We will link this to our Art topic of ‘Observational drawing’. In Geography we will be learning about ‘Our Local Area’, History will be ‘Our Families’ and D&T will be ‘Moving Pictures’.

In Maths during the first half term we will be focussing on capacity, data, number and fractions as well as addition and subtraction facts and we will also be looking at problem solving and sorting. In order for you to be able to support your child at home we will continue to send home maths challenge cards.

During our English lessons this term we will be starting with Traditional Tales and reading non fiction texts and writing our own information books. In addition to English lessons all children in Key Stage 1 will continue to participate in daily ‘Read, Write, Inc.’ Lessons. This continues to enhance the children’s knowledge and understanding of phonics, and prepare them for the National Phonics Screening Test in June. There will be additional communication regarding this in due course.

To enhance and enrich the curriculum we will be arranging a school outing this term, and will let you know as soon as the details are finalised.

Parents are always welcome to come and help with reading and maths cards, if you are able to help please come and discuss days and times with us.

We are hoping to have a very happy and productive summer term! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.


Yours sincerely,

Miss Harvey (Year 1 Class Teacher) & Mrs Fox (Year 1 Teaching Assistant)