Class 4 Year 1 2017 - 2018

Mrs Ireland

Mrs Orr

Welcome to back to the Final half of our Summer term!


We hope that you have all had a happy and restful break and are looking forward to the final weeks ahead in Year 1.


Our RE topic is Miracles

In this topic the children explore the role of miracles in the life of Jesus. The children will learn that Jesus had the power to perform miracles and that he performed miracles to show his love and care for others. They will hear the stories of the Calming of the Storm, the healing of the paralysed and blind man. They will reflect on the message of the miracle stories and on how they act towards others.


In English we will be reading and discussing the stories by Eric Carle. We will read the Tiny Seed and we will use these ideas to learn more about the Seasons and write descriptive sentences. We will read ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and identify that the days of the week have a capital letter. We will write down everything he eats and sort into those with s endings and those with es endings. We will make our own stories in the style of Eric Carle.

In Maths we will learn about position and direction. We will learn about quarter and half turns and identify shapes that have been turned. We will know the order of days of the week and months of the year, be able to say a consecutive day/month. We will learn how to tell the time to the nearest half hour, and find times half an hour later or earlier. 

Our topic this term is called 'changes'. We have a very exciting trip to Churnet Valley Railway planned on Tuesday July 10th so that we can learn more about the history of transport.  We will be then finding out about the railways and Bentley and investigate how transport has changed over time. 

The children will continue to have access to a wide range of colour banded books which they can choose and change within the classroom. Please make sure that your child is reading every day and that any reading completed at home is recorded in their reading diaries. 

Homework will be given out in Homework books on a Friday. Please return to school on Monday. 

Our updated curriculum map is available on the website, which will give further information on all of the above. 

Many thanks in anticipation of all your support and hard work. 

Mrs Ireland Mrs Orr Mrs Belmore



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