Year 1

Welcome to the Summer Term in Year 1! 

This half-term in Maths Year 1 will be:

  • Developing our knowledge of number and place value to 100 
  • Using different form of representation to help us understand the value of numbers 
  • Comparing numbers to 100 
  • Learning to recognise and name coins, understanding the value of these 
  • Solving addition and subtraction calculations 
  • Developing our understanding of multiplication and division 

 In English we will be developing:

  • Learning to recite poems with expression 
  • Creating our own poems 
  • Developing our instruction writing skills, focusing on the features of a report 
  • To become familiar with the plot pattern and developing our own stories 
  • Continuing to develop our use of punctuation and vocabulary choices 

 As Scientists we will be: 

  • Naming common trees and plants 
  • Finding out about and naming the different parts of a plant
  • Exploring living things and how new animals and trees come about, including the human life cycle 
  • Learning about the many jobs of insects and mini-beasts, in particular ants and bees 
  • Sorting, categorising and comparing living things based on their features 
  • Developing our understanding of herbivores, carnivores and omnivores 


In Guided reading we will continue to practice our phonics sound for the up and coming Year 1 Phonics Screening Test,


In PSHE we will be: 

  • Focusing on relationships
  • Discussing how to make friends, solve friendship problems and how to make others feel included 
  • Learning how to respect and treat others and what makes a good relationship ·Learning how to help themselves and others when they feel upset or hurt 


The great learning continues in Year 1. Thank you for your continuing support,

Year 1 Team

Year 1 Team: The Year 1 teachers are Ms Malik, Ashley and Miss Toussaint. The support staff are Margaret .

Our medium term plan can be downloaded HERE.

Morning drop-off expectations

Please continue to ensure that you say goodbye to your child before they come in to the classroom in the morning. We are trying to foster the children's growing independence so they are expected to enter the classroom by themselves, hang up their coat and place their snack and drink in the appropriate places before beginning their day.


Please try to hear your children read daily and record it in their reading record book. It is important to check that, as well as becoming more fluent, the children understand what they are reading, especially as they begin to read longer and more complex books. This can be done by discussing the book afterwards, or during reading. Talk about the characters, setting or main events.

It is important that your child has their reading record in school every day as we are encouraging the children to keep a simple record of their reading and to talk to us about the reading they do at home. We have reading time every day, and during the course of the week, children will read independently, with a partner or group and with an adult. Children are welcome to bring their own reading book from home as long as it is of an appropriate level for them to read and enjoy independently. The children will be practicing for the Phonics Screening test which will they will be sitting in the Summer Term.

Mental Maths

This term we will continue to learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. The children will have the opportunity to rapidly recall number bonds to 10 and 20. The children will be able to say one more and one less of a number.   

Home Learning

Alongside their weekly reading and spelling homework they will be expected to complete some extended research work linked to our topic Environment. The children are required to spend time researching their chosen task and will be asked to present their work in class when they have completed it. They must complete 2 tasks from the grid each week which they hand in on Wednesdays. This will be marked and handed back on Friday.


Spellings will be sent home once a week, usually on a Monday, and be tested the following Monday. They are based on spelling patterns that we have investigated in class during phonics lessons and children should be encouraged to look at the way the pattern fits into the word to help them remember it.


Our PE days Tuesday and Friday.

 Thank you for your continuing support,

Best Wishes

Year 1 Team