Year 1

Welcome back after what we hope was a lovely Easter break.

For the whole of this term our main topic is “I do like to be beside the seaside!” We will learn all about where the seaside can be found as well as the human and physical geographical features of coastal locations. We will also compare the differences between the seaside now and in the past.

In Literacy, we will be writing informal letters to tell our friend Abdul the Genie all about what we learned about Kenya. We will then move on to reading the fantastic story of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch and the children will write their own creative pieces based around this.

The children will also write their own Spring poems.

In Maths Year 1 will be covering:

  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Key skills

In Science, the children will continue to develop their knowledge of seasonal change with a focus on Spring.

We will then begin to investigate different types of plants, their parts and what they need to grow.

In Art, the children will be experimenting with various painting and drawing techniques within our seaside theme.

Reading books and records

There are several times during the week when your child  is asked for their reading book and/or record.  This includes new spellings, book change and adults reading 1:1 with them. Please ensure that your child remembers to bring their book and record to school every day.

If you have any problems, concerns or questions please do not hesitate to see one of us before school at 8:55am or after school at 3.30pm.

Year 1 – Miss R Holyoak, Mrs M Richardson and Mrs H Street

Class Teachers

Year 1 Teacher
Miss Holyoak

Support Teachers
Mrs Richardson
Mrs Street

Important Dates

Monday 1st May

Bank holiday

Thursday 25th May

Break up for half term

Friday 26th May

Training day

Class Newsletter

Newsletter – Summer 1

Class Information

P.E. Information


P.E. Days: Monday and Friday

Please ensure that your child has a named P.E. kit in school at all times.

Library Books Information


Library day: Thursday

Reading Books Information


Reading Books changes: Thursday/Friday

Please read with your child daily and ensure they have their book-bags in school every day.

Homework Information


Homework: Homework will be sent out in the form of a learning challenge grid. Please hand homework books in on a Thursday to be handed back out on a Friday.

Spellings will be sent home on a Tuesday and tested the following Monday.

Please use Mathletics on a weekly basis.


To keep headlice under control, remember… once a week, take a peek!

It is really important to check for lice weekly, even if you do not think your child has them. If you do find headlice, please treat immediately and notify a member of staff so that other parents can be made aware. If your child has long hair, tying it up might reduce their chances of catching them.

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