Year One

Welcome to Year 1!
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Our Summer Project Map - 2023

We are writing to share some information about life in Year 1.

Our two classes are Wrens with Miss Byrom and Robins with Mrs Ellis. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Fryer (Wrens) and Mrs Cornwall (Robins).


Curriculum and key dates

For the first two weeks of the summer term, we will be completing a special mini project to celebrate the king's coronation where we will be answering the big question 'Who is King Charles III?' We will be handling toys form the 1950s/60s when King Charles was a little boy, comparing them with toys today and placing them on a timeline. We will be learning about the royal family tree and creating fact files about the king. We will finish our project with preparing food to sell with our year 4 buddy classes as part of the Big Help Out. 

After the coronation bank holiday, we will be starting our summer project question 'How do we move?' We will begin by bringing in our own bikes and scooters to ride in the playground and observing how they work. In English our key texts are Funnybones by Alan Ahlberg, Naughty Bus by Jan Oke and the Mrs Armitage stories by Quentin Blake. We will be writing newspaper reports, our own Mrs Armitage stories and non-fiction pieces of writing about cars and bikes. In our science for the summer term we will be learning about how our bodies move, our senses and what we need to grow. We hope to harvest our garlic that we planted in the autumn and make garlic bread. In RE our key questions for this term are 'What is a church?' and 'Why do Christians go to church?' We will be discovering how familiar objects like the bicycle have changed over time and how significant people have changed the world of travel. 

We will end the year by 'looking back' and 'looking forward' where we will be reflecting on our time in year 1 and thinking ahead to the transition to year 3.

Homework and Reading at home

Children will continue to change their colour band reading books on a Monday, and we will remind you of Read, Write Inc book change days in our weekly review. Children should be reading for 10 minutes every day and please fill in their home school book each time you read at home, filling in the title and page numbers. If you would like to write a brief comment about how your child got on that is always helpful. The children will again be taking part in the reading challenge where they will be earning certificates for reading 20, 50, 100 times and beyond and these will be awarded to the children during worship times.  

Homework will continue to be set each Friday and needs to be handed in by the following Wednesday. This will be linked to the learning that we have been doing in class. If you have any questions about your child’s homework please come and ask.       


PE in Year 1 will now be on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please send your child dressed in suitable PE kit on the relevant day. If there is any reason why your child cannot participate in a PE session, please let the class teacher know via the year group email. PE is only cancelled in the event of heavy rain, icy or extremely cold conditions. Therefore, a pair of jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt (ideally navy) are useful. Children with pierced ears must be able to remove their own earrings or cover these with tape provided from home. Long hair should also be tied back.

Water bottles and Snacks

A gentle reminder to please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school every day. The government provides one piece of fruit/vegetable for each child daily, however we welcome you providing extra snacks for your child but please ensure these are healthy e.g. fruit, vegetables, dry crackers, breadsticks or similar. These snacks must be also be nut free and egg free.


Please ensure your child has a waterproof coat in school every day and with the weather getting warmer it is advisable to apply sun protection cream before the children come to school.  All clothing, including PE kit, should be labelled with your child’s name.  Lost property is located in the first aid area, which can be found near the infant toilets.


We are looking forward to a great Summer term. As always, our door is always open and we are happy to answer any questions or discuss concerns. Please do contact us on the Year 1 email: if you have any questions.


Best Wishes

Mrs Ellis and Miss Byrom