Mrs Barr


Mrs Kacirova

Teaching Assistant

Hello everyone and welcome to Year 1, Elm Class!

We are looking forward to a super summer half-term packed full of exciting learning. Mrs. Kacirova and I are so proud of how much you are all maturing and what a wonderful class we are!

This half-term we are really focusing on polishing our behaviour and showing off how engaged we are in our learning. We’re really looking forward to seeing what we discover about animals and how many times you can blow our sock off with your super answers and knowledge!

Click here for our Year One Curriculum map 2021!

Important Information:

PE is on a Monday – please come wearing kit.

Forest School on a Friday – please come wearing suitable clothing.

Water bottles and reading records should be brought in everyday.

Please apply sunscreen at home, before school, if you wish to.

Now the weather is heating up you may like to send in a cap or hat for your child to wear at playtimes.


This half-term we will be looking at the text “The Last Wolf” which explores different characters that we may have met before…

We will be using our writing skills to produce our own narrative stories and showcase our super sentence writing. As part of our writing we will also be looking at instructional text and recipes, we will even get to write our own! The main writing targets this term are to consistently use capital letters and full stops accurately and to make sure that our letter formation and size is correct.


Phonics will continue to be taught daily through sessions every morning. We will be recapping some sounds previously learned and practising recognising, reading and writing these within words and short sentences. The aim is to gain confidence in being able to blend the sounds in words independently and reading high frequency words consistently, all whilst having fun!


Reading is always a huge focus and is fundamental to learning in every subject. Please make sure you read your reading book everyday and then go on myon for your ‘reading for pleasure’. Please fill in the Reading Log each time you read and let us know the stories you love!


This half term, we will continue looking at numbers to 100 in words, numerals and using practical or visual representations. We will also count on and back in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and work on our ability to recognise odd and even numbers. Make sure you go on to Mathematics and Numbots to build up your fluency skills!


This half-term we are going to be looking at animals and humans. We will be investigating how animals are grouped, including; amphibians, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles. Through this unit we will also be learning about different types of animals and the parts of their body that makes them unique e.g. why a giraffe has a long neck. We will also be learning about the similarities and differences between humans and animals. We have been creating our own research questions that we would like to investigate in our Science learning.

Outdoor Learning

This will continue on a Friday afternoon, please make sure that you come to school wearing suitable clothing to go into our forest school area, that could get muddy and will keep you cool in the summer heat. A hat would be a good idea on a Friday!


As part of our DT learning we will be looking at food hygiene, food preparation, recipes and some simple food preparation skills. We will be following recipes to produce some delicious creations – watch out, there are chefs about in Year 1!

Useful Websites



Phonics Bug

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Our homework is shared on Class Dojo and for more parent information, watch this video:

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