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


Important Dates  
Please check the website calendar and our Key Stage 1 newsletter.   

Our topic this term is "Who was Queen Victoria?"                              
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


Our Curriculum Focus this half term

Maths- Following the Maths No Problem approach we will be looking in detail at Numbers to 40 and Addition and Subtraction Word Problems.
The maths skills we will be developing are: 
- Being given a number and finding 1 more and 1 less

Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) and equals (=) signs.

Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
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 The Lonely Beast.
       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, 'Ascension and Pentecost' and 'What is a Saint?' 

SEAL- Going for Goals/Changes
cience- Growing Plants. We will be exploring and classifying seeds and bulbs. We will learn through practical activities and experiments what plants need in order to grow and thrive.


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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