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St William of York Catholic Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Summer Term 2018

Class Teacher - Mrs Stalker
Teaching Assistants - Miss Turner & Mrs Blair


Welcome back we hope you enjoyed the Easter Break!


PE Kits

PE will continue every Thursday this term and all children require a full P.E kit. Please check that your child’s pumps still fit as some children do seem to have grown!



Reading continues to be a priority. Reading for 5-10 minutes everyday will help to develop fluency. Maths and Literacy will be sent home alternate weeks. Spelling patterns will be sent home and are based on the phonemes being taught in phonics each week.


You could also go to Oxford Owl Top Tips website. Here, you will get ideas to help your child:

  • continue to build up a range of reading skills,
  • continue to gain confidence with their reading,
  • continue to develop reading with fluency and with expression and…
  • reading for enjoyment.


In June all children will be participating in the Phonics Screening Check.

A parent’s Information Meeting will take place on Thursday 19th April please see the school newsletter for times.


Topics for the Summer Term 2018


Here is an outline of our  Curriculum:            

Religious Education

Using Come and See the children will study the following themes this term:

Pentecost- serving Holidays and Holydays Pentecost feast of the Holy Spirit.

Being Sorry –Interrelating, God helps us to choose well sacrament of reconciliation

Universal Church World-Neighbours share god’s world

At the end of each topic the children will also develop the skills to remember, celebrate and respond to what they have learnt.


This term we will be studying the text The Tiger who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr. We will be using role play to retell the story and the children will be asking and writing questions. Drawing  story maps ,adding key language and then adapting them helps the children to develop and write  their our own narratives .The Naughty Bus  will also  be studied  this term.



In year 1 the children are expected to form lower case letters and upper case letters in the correct direction, and also digits 0-9.

Children are taught letter families and neatly presented handwriting is reinforced across all areas of the curriculum..


Reading Spelling and Grammar

We will continue with our daily Read Write Ink sessions that incorporate Reading, phonics, spellings, handwriting and grammar..



This term we will be continuing with our work on Number and will cover the following objectives:

Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.

Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals.

Given a number, identify one more and one less.  

 Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line,

use mathematical language such as : equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.

 Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

We will also learn about Measurement: Money Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes.


Sequence events in chronological order using language [for example, before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening.

Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years.

Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.

Compare, describe and solve practical problems for time [for example, quicker, slower, earlier, later]  and Fractions will be explored.


The local area Study links closely to our Computing focus this term.

Mapping-Recognise simple features on maps e.g. buildings, roads and fields.

Follow a route on a map starting with a picture map of the school.

Recognise that maps need titles. And draw a simple map..

Use simple fieldwork techniques such as observation and identification to study geography of the school and its grounds as well as the key human features of its surrounding environment.

Use cameras / i  pads to record geographical features.

Use locational and directional language to describe feature and routes.

Give and follow simple instructions to get from one place to another using positional and directional language such as near, far, left and right. The children will use maps and other images to talk about everyday life.


Who is Kitty Wilkinson? The children will find some artefacts that link us to this very famous Liverpool Lady whose statue can be found in St Georges Hall. The children will create a time line and look at sources of evidence as part of their historical learning journey.



This unit of work will further develop the children’s understanding of control this means the commands placed in a sequence to perform a task. directional language sequencing a set of actions or events in the same order every time  and programming, performing a sequence of instructions to perform a task. The children will use bee bots and  I pads Our Local Area- In this apptivity we will be using technology to explore our local area, such as i pads pic collage google images and google maps. This computing activity has strong links with Geography.


Matching pitch -explore sounds made by body percussion and household objects, explore how these objects make a sound when they are shaken, tapped or  banged .

Physical Education

Top Gymnastics and Top Athletics are the focus for the summer term. The children  have a strong awareness of how to warm up there bodies in preparation for exercise and have been learning several different ways of travelling such as the caterpillar, monkey walk, humming bird bunny hop and bird humming. They have linked travelling to balancing on large body parts and small body parts creating a sequence with a clear start and ending and then transferred these skills onto small and large apparatus.


As the seasons continue to change we will continue to observe and record them. As part of our work on Animals including Humans we will be labelling the parts of our bodies , exploring our five senses ,naming and sorting a  variety of animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles birds and mammals.

The children will sort animals into their categories’ and also classify them by what they like to eat. (Carnivore, herbivore and omnivore).

  After half term we will learn about plants. We will find out what conditions are best to grow plants in and what they may need to survive. We will plant seeds and observe what happens during the growing process. We will be able to name and identify the different parts of plants and trees.


This term we will be studying the artists Cath Bristow and Merrick Angle This children will experiment with printing with sponges, vegetables and fruit.

They will begin by collecting natural occurring items in the school grounds or locality which they will press print to make a simple repeating pattern onto fabric.

Children will have sketches of these in sketch books using 2 different grades of pencil.

andwill  make a simple repeating pattern onto fabric.

Design Technology

Planning Preparing and Making a healthy Fruit salad is closely linked to the work we will be doing in Art this term. The children will learn about where their food comes from and healthy and unhealthy food. They will learn how to prepare, chop and cut using simple techniques and then evaluate the fruits of their labour!

Y1 shared reading with Y5

Y1 Curriculum Overview

Journey in Love

  • Our Mission Statement
  • Together Everyone Achieves More.
  • To go forward in Christ, to respect our neighbour and to always give our best.