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Year 1


Welcome back! We are looking forward to another super term of learning and fun as we explore all about the world around us!


Learning Challenge

Our learning challenge during the first part of the Summer Term is linked to Science, with a connection to Geography. Our main question is: ‘Why are Humans not like Tigers?’


During our learning in Science we will compare, classify and describe the structure of common animals, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We will learn about what animals like to eat, and whether they are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. We will progress by labelling body parts of humans and animals, then comparing these to notice similarities and differences.


Our Geography learning will involve exploring various animal habitats around the world. We will look at the climate of different locations, and decide why these are best suited for certain animals. Children will have the opportunity to name and locate the continents and oceans of the world; they will also be using skills to locate these on a world map.


A total of five learning challenge questions will be answered by the children;


Our learning challenge questions are as follows;


  • LC1:  How are humans different to most animals?
  • LC2:  Why do we call some animals ‘wild’?
  • LC3: What do we mean by carnivore, herbivore and omnivore?
  • LC4: Why can’t all animals live in England?
  • LC5: What would you ask a zoo keeper?



The English text this term is “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” by the popular author Judith Kerr.  This classic story of Sophie and her extraordinary tea-time guest has been loved by millions of children since it was first published over 30 years ago. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger!


Our writing this half term will include animal fact files, character descriptions, a recount, our own story.


This half term the Maths objectives we will focus on are:

  • I can count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.
  • I can use number bonds and related subtraction facts to 20.
  • I can add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20.
  • I can solve one-step problems that involve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, using objects and pictorial representations.
  • I can solve missing number problems.
  • I can recognise and name a half and a quarter of an object, shape or quantity.
  • I can measure, compare and solve practical problems for lengths and heights; mass/weight; capacity and volume; and time.
  • I can draw hands on a clock face to show hour and half hour times.
  • I can describe position, directions and movement, including half, quarter and three-quarter turns.


Phonics Screening

The Year 1 statutory Phonics Screening test will take place in school during the week commencing Monday 12 June 2017.


Class Assemblies

We hope that you enjoyed the class assemblies from last term. The dates for the Spring Class Assemblies are detailed in the table below. They will last for approximately 15 minutes and be held at 2.45pm on the days shown.



Monday 22nd May


Monday 19th June


Friday 30th June


Monday 3rd July