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Year 1

Year 1

Curriculum Newsletter

The Seaside

Summer 2 2019

Welcome back!


This term the children will be learning about Seasides. They will be making comparisons and discussing their own experiences of the seaside.

We would like to showcase the children’s art work this term. Parents are invited to see our Year 1 gallery where you will get to see all the children’s hard work on Wednesday 10th July (time to be confirmed)

Both Year 1 Classes will open their doors on a Thursday morning at 8:30am for Reading time.

Just a friendly reminder, school starts at 8:45am. The doors will close at 8:55am.



  • Fiction writing: planning and writing their own seaside stories
  • Non-fiction writing: writing a persuasive letter
  • Securing grammar and punctuation



  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction using numberlines
  • Number Bonds to 20
  • Investigating number patterns
  • Using positional and directional language



  • Athletics and team games
  • Football with Basingstoke FC


RE/PDL (Personal Development Learning)

  • We will focus on ‘People Jesus Met’ as our RE topic
  • We will focus on ‘Changing Me’ as our PDL.


  • Creating seascapes
  • Painting and sketching
  • Computer Art



  • Comparing seasides from the past and present and how they have changed.
  • Comparing seaside clothing



  • Comparing British seasides to tropical seasides
  • Comparing Popley to Southsea
  • Naming and labelling the seven continents and five oceans.



  • Identify and compare everyday materials
  • Perform simple tests using appropriate equipment
  • Make observations
  • Compare the Seasons


  • Using instruments and songs about Seasons and Weather to explore pitch, beat and rhythm

Learning and performing songs during assemblies

Homework Task:
We would like the children to bring in photos showing their experiences of the seaside. Where possible we would also like some older photos, such as grandparents at the seaside, to compare. Please send photos by Monday 10th June.

Motivation- To share their art with their parents
Excellence- Always trying their best
Respect- Respecting the environment and learning about the effects of plastic on seasides.
Team work- Taking part in team games during PE
Opportunities- To share their own experiences of the seaside
Never give up- Writing their own stories

PE days – Thursday and Fridays

Library day - Thursday

We look forward to supporting your children as they come to the end of their Year 1 journey.



Miss Whitney                     and              Mrs Durbajlo

     Year 1 Leader                                       Inclusion Manager



Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter
Summer 1 2019


For the rest of this half term our topic is ‘We’re on the Move!’ The children will be finding out about different types of transport, how it has changed over the years, and who has influenced this change.


The children will learn:
• To solve multiplication problems using repeated addition.
• To solve division problems by sharing in half and quarter.
• To find a half and a quarter of shapes.
• To recognise the value of coins and solve money problems.
• To draw and write half past and explain the minute and hour hand on a clock.



The children will:
• Use creative writing to re-tell the story of ‘The Hundred Decker Bus’.
• Write newspaper reports to the Amelia Earhart Museum in Kansas, USA.


• The children will learn about special places and discuss the importance of churches to Christians.


• The children will be focusing on Relationships.

The children will:
• Observe and label invertebrates.
Compare invertebrates to other animals.


The children will learn:
• To play Football with a Specialist Football Coach.
• To create their own transport dance.


The children will learn about:
• The life of Amelia Earhart and why she is important
• Transport from the past and present including: cars, bikes and air travel.

The children will:
• Use junk modelling to create their own ‘Hundred Decker Bus.’  Please send in any junk modelling materials your child could use for their model by Friday 10th May.


PE days will now be on Thursdays and Fridays. There will be an inside and outdoor session every week. Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing for both.

Library day will Thursday afternoon.

We are looking forward to our trip to Beaulieu Motor Museum on Wednesday 8th May.


Motivation- Practise their artistic and creative skills.
Excellence – Writing their reports about Amelia Earhart.
Respect- Celebrating each other’s achievements; big or small.
Team Work- Working together in a small group to create a dance.
Opportunities- Learn about an influential historical woman.
Never give up- Persevering to build their ‘Hundred Decker Bus’