Year 1 2021 - 2022

Mrs Lancelott

Year 1 teacher

Welcome back to Summer 2. 

We had a fantastic half term and we are now excited for another exciting half term.

Important Weekly Timetable:

Monday: Hand in: homework, Red Ted and Cookie, reading record and books - books changed by Mrs Lyttle

Tuesday: PE day (come in to school in correct PE uniform) 

Wednesday: Homework handed out and Red Ted and Cookie go home


Friday: PE day (come in to school in correct PE uniform) 

Please look out for School Spider messages for any changes to the timetable.

This half term we have lots of fun learning planned out and we love to see any learning linked to this at home too! 


This half term we are busy focusing on writing non-fiction text, linked to our book Somebody Swallowed Stanley by Sarah Roberts.  We are continuing to try and use a range of punctuation, adjectives and conjunctions. In Year 1 we are working really hard on our handwriting and ensuring it is all the same size with ascenders and descenders.


In Year 1 we are continuing to have daily phonics and we are working really hard on applying our phonics sounds to our reading to make our reading more fluent and expressive. Our phonics screening starts the week commencing 6th June, so please ensure that your child is in school every day. 


Another busy half term. This half term we are focusing on fractions, geometry, time, money and place value within 100. Please keep practining the daily practise of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables as well as number bonds to 100.

Topic – Geography focused

This half term we are continuing to look at ‘Where would you rather live in Ellesmere Port or Australia?’  Within this we will focus on the geographical difference between the 2 contrasting countries as well as some of the beliefs and cultures of Australia.


We will be exploring ‘Judaism Within this, we will be exploring the key concept:

  • Why is Joseph important to Jewish people?


This half term we will finishing off our topic on Animals including humans.


It’s time to get our hands dirty working with clay in our DT project. We will learn how to roll an even slab of clay by using a rolling pin on top of two wooden batons and join two pieces of clay so they won’t fall apart e.g. by roughing both surfaces with a toothbrush. Within this we will make a model in clay for particular purpose.


In PE we will develop our athleticism skills in preparation of Sports Day, which is planned for the 15th June and then we will focus on ball skills specifically the game of Rounders. 


In Music we will be continuing to learn songs using Makaton. In our Music lessons, our focus will be songs linked to the environment.


This half term we are continuing to improve our skills of logging onto a computer, Spelling Frame and Purple Mash. We will be using Purple Mash to further develop our coding skills.


Buenos Dias, Buenos Tardes! We will continue to practice our basic greetings in Spanish and also learn colours and numbers to 10. 


Within Heartsmart we are exploring the unit of ‘Fake is a mistake!’ and exploring how to be yourself and 'No way through' isn't true! and exploring perservence. 

Trips -


If your child is attending a sports after-school club, that is on a different day to a PE day, they will need to come in to school wearing their full, named school uniform and their PE kit in a bag.

Toys, teddies, jewellery should not be bought in to school, as children get very upset when they lose things or they get broken. 

Look on our homework tab for all home learning links to support your child’s learning.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Year one team who will be happy to help. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Lancelott, Mrs Lyttle and Miss Barrow

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