Welcome back to the Summer Term! We hope you had a lovely Easter holiday and look forward to a term full of learning and progress.

English and Mathematics will continue to be taught daily and focus on key writing skills and mathematical calculations.

Phonics will continue to be of high priority this term. Please continue to work with your child on the weekly phonics homework of real and nonsense words in preparation for the phonics screening check week commencing 6th June. Some phonic groups, (Mrs Bish, Miss Hannon/Mrs Humpherson) will not receive spellings for the first half term to allow additional time for teaching of phonemes. The remaining phonics groups will continue with their spellings as normal, spellings sent out on a Friday to be tested the following Friday.   There are many free online games and activities available to support your child with their phonics learning. In school, children particularly enjoy, ‘Phonics Play’ and ‘Phonics Bloom’. As always, we cannot stress the importance of daily reading of the sound and word bags and regular reading of reading books. We ideally would like to see one, if not two, comprehensions completed weekly to help your child develop sound understanding of what they have read. Due to the focus of reading homework, the purple creative homework books will continue to be on hold until after the phonic checks.  

Our thematic topic for this half term is ‘Light up the World’ and to introduce our learning, we are having an exciting inspirational day in school on Friday 29th April. For the day, we would like to ask children to dress up in clothes to represent darkness or clothes to represent the sun or light sources. We are going to be exploring our musical talents this term and showing our creativity by drawing plants which will link nicely to our science learning.

After half term, our theme will be ‘Royal Patrons’, which will fit in nicely with the Queens Platinum Jubilee.

PSHEe, MFL, R.E and Science will be taught discreetly.

For more details about our learning this term, please see the attached Curriculum Overview.

Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.

Year 1 PE sessions are:

Class 4 – Monday and Wednesday

Class 5 – Wednesday and Friday

Class 6 – Monday and Wednesday

Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times; PE kits can be purchased from the school office. We ask that children also have an outdoor P.E kit for the colder months. This should consist of trainers, jogging bottoms and a tracksuit top.

Water bottles are available at a cost of 20p each. We will continue with morning toast up until close of register and we will offer a piece of fruit for their morning snack.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. We anticipate a busy and exciting summer term ahead and we thank you in anticipation of your continued support.

Miss Hannon/Mrs Humpherson                 Miss Knowles                Miss Dyke


Please click on the links below for information about Year 1 Phonics Screening.

Phonics Screening

Phonics Helpsheet

January 2022

Year 1 had a fantastic day to introduce their new topic - Animal Adventure! Click on the box below to see photos from the day.

November 2021

Year 1 absolutely loved their day at the Think Tank in Birmingham. The day was filled with learning, fun, excitement and laughter. The children were engaged throughout the Amazing Bodies Workshop , their time in the Science Garden, MiniBrum and lots more! The Science Garden was certainly packed full of surprises and fun activities. One of the hi-lights was MiniBrum, an interactive child-sized city where the children are in charge! We were very proud of Year 1's impeccable behaviour during the day!





 February 2021

Great Elston Bake Off

Year 1 wowed us with their amazing entries. Click on the cake to see a selection.


Look at our amazing homework