Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 


Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                

Please find below an overview of the topics we will be covering next half term.


The half term we will begin by focusing on poetry. Children will be reading a range of poems, writing their own and developing their performance skills. We will then extend our understanding of non-fiction writing. To coincide with our History learning, the children will create their own non-fiction page based on the life of Grace Darling. To finish the school year, the children will be writing their own fictional versions of ‘The Princess and the White Bear King’. 


Children will be learning about money and understanding the value of coins and notes. They will also develop their understanding of measurement, including capacity and mass as well as consolidating their number knowledge in preparation for year 2.


Children will be continuing to learn about animals. They will also be harvesting their crops planted earlier in the year and investigating how plants grow and change over time. Children will re-visit their learning about the seasons and make observations about the world around them.


The children will be creating animations based on Grace Darling, using Puppet Pals software.


Our topic is ‘Sex and Relationships’.  A separate letter will be sent out, outlining what and how topics will be taught.


We will be learning about the history of Grace Darling and the Titanic.


Year 1 will continue to develop their singing skills taught by Kallahan Campbell from the Wandsworth Music Service singing team. This will culminate in a singing performance later in the term. Details will follow. Children will also continue to learn music with Samantha Hughes.


PE days will stay the same for summer 2.


Monday Period 2 – Gymnastics with Mr. Wood

Wednesday Period 1 – Games with Ms. George


Monday Period 2 – Games with Ms. George

Wednesday Period 3 – Gymnastics with Ms. Douglas


Monday Period 1 – Games with Ms. George

Wednesday Period 2 – Gymnastics with Ms. Douglas


Monday Period 3 – Games with Ms. George

Wednesday Period 2 – Gymnastics with Mr. Wood

Please ensure that your child has the appropriate named P.E. kit on the correct days.

As the weather is getting warmer children are encouraged to bring in a named water bottle. 

Guided Reading

Thank you to the many parents that write a comment in their child’s reading diary. Please use the reading diary each week to inform your child’s class teacher on how your child enjoyed their guided reading book and how they progressed through it.

Please make sure that your child brings in their guided reading book and Reading Record each day as reading days may change.

If you have any questions, please speak to us in the playground before or after school.

Many thanks

The Year 1 team        

Download the Year 1 presentation to parents

Download the Year 1 SPAG letter 2015/16