Year 1

Y1 Summer 1 Topic Web 2018

Welcome to Year 1

Please note the following information for Summer 1 half term…

Our new topic is ‘The Magic Toyshop’

Our enrichment day is on Wednesday 18th April 2018  and will be inked with our topic about making toys using mechanisms in Design and Technology.

Our science topic this half term is all about ‘Animals’.

We will have the opportunity to visit the farm on Thursday 26th April 2018 as part of our science topic this half term.

A quick reminder that:

P.E. is on Mondays and Thursdays.

Please can you check that your child has all the correct P.E. kit and that it is in class on the first day back for this half term.


School P.E kit:

A white t-shirt

Black shorts

Black hoodie/ jacket (for outdoor P.E)

Black jogging bottoms (for outdoor P.E)

Black pumps or trainers

(Please ensure children have a warm PE kit in the winter months for outdoor P.E.)


P.E kits should be in school for the full half term and will be returned for washing at the end of each half term.

It is a HUGE help if names are on ALL items, including P.E bags! Many thanks in advance J


Homework and Spellings

Homework will be sent home on Fridays to be returned to class on the following Wednesday.

We hope that you are enjoying our homework challenges and that these enhance children’s natural curiosity for learning!


Please note that we will also be sending home extra phonics and reading challenges as part of homework. This is in the lead up to the national phonics screening test for Year 1 children. These tests usually take place within the first week of June.


We will be holding a Parent Phonics workshop this half term to answer any questions about the phonics screening test. We will also be giving out practise homework packs for the children to complete over the half term holidays in the lead up to the test in June.


A reminder that new spellings are sent home on Tuesdays for a quick spelling practise test on the following Monday.

Please can we ask that children are practising their spellings regularly as this has a huge impact on their reading and writing progress.

Many thanks for your continued support J

 Miss R Taylor (Year 1 Teacher)

Miss J Grundy (Year 1 Teaching Assistant)