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Welcome to the second part of the Summer Term! 
Our Summer 2 Key Stage 1 newsletter is available at the bottom of this page and includes information about this coming term. 


Important Dates


Week beginning Monday 11th June- Phonics screening for Year 1 takes place this week                                                     

Thursday 14th June- Passport to the World Cup Activity Day                            

Wednesday 27th June- Move-up Morning

Wednesday 4th July- Sports Day

Friday 20th July- School finishes for the summer at 3.30pm 

Our topic this term is "Who will you be supporting in the World Cup?"                              
Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school at all times.
This term, PE will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Please check your child's book bag for letters and information daily.


Monday New spellings


Wednesday PE kit needed
Thursday PE kit needed

Reading book due in
New Bug Club books set fortnightly


Our Curriculum Focus this half term

Maths- Following the Maths No Problem approach we will be looking in detail and developing our maths skills in: 

- Solving one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher.

- Recognise, find and name a half as 1 of 2 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity
- Recognise, find and name a quarter as 1 of 4 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

- Compare, describe and solve practical problems for:

  1. mass / weight
  2. capacity and volume
  3. time

Phonics- We will be working on phase 5 of the letters and sounds programme. In this phase the children will learn new graphemes for reading.
English- We will be working on a fiction text Olga da Polga.
       The reading skills we will be developing are:


- Applying phonic knowledge and skills appropriately

- Reading accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words

- Reading common exception words and words with more than one syllable

- Reading aloud accurately

- Discussing the significance of the title and events

- Making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done

- Predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far

- Developing pleasure in reading

The writing skills we will be developing are:

- Saying out loud what we are going to write about

- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives

- Using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’

- Beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark

RE- Our themes will be, 'Multi-Cultural ' and 'Christianity Through Art' 

SEAL- Changes
cience- Food and Exercise- we will be looking at the basic needs of animals including humans.


Learning at Home

Spellings have been sent out.
Home Reading Books are changed every Friday.
Thank you for a fantastic set of Home Learning Challenges on the Polar Regions
Bug Club will be set on Friday’s every fortnight- please let us know if you have any trouble accessing the website and we will do our best to solve any issues.

Reading Books
We will change Year 1's reading books every Friday. The purpose of the home reading book is to consolidate decoding skills and comprehension and develop fluency and expression. Please read with your child each week, asking them questions about the story, and sign the reading record so we know to give them a new book. Any additional comments in the reading records are welcomed. Bug Club will also be updated every fortnight.

In school the children will also have two guided reading sessions each week. These sessions will provide differentiated teaching of reading and will secure progress by providing opportunities for children to practice their learning. We currently use a breadth of reading schemes including Bug Club books, Oxford Reading Tree, Collins and Big Cat.

In the teaching of Phonics we follow the Letters and Sounds programme. Children are taught within differentiated groups for 20 minutes daily.


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