HoldbrookPrimary School and Nursery

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome back to the summer term. The children worked very hard last term and they are now ready to move forward and learn about new topics and develop new skills.

In our class there are four members of staff; Mrs Delpeche (Class Teacher), Mrs Williams (Class Teacher on Friday),Mrs Moore (Teaching Assistant) & Mrs Watson (Teaching Assistant.) 


This term’s themes are Our Island and Going to the Seaside.  


We have Forest Schools on Tuesday mornings so the children will need a change of clothes.  

We also have PE on Monday and Thursday.  



In order to support your child at home with their learning please encourage them to: 

  • Read every night and please write in the learning journal
  • Complete homework projects
  • Practise handwriting at home (cursive script)
  • Practise their shapes   
  • Develop their mental maths skills adding and subtracting to and from 10
  • Ensure that they know how to count to 20 and write the numbers to 20


Summer Term Learning

This term in English we will be focusing on forming sentences using lots of vocabulary.

The children will also continue with their phonics groups as they prepare for the phonics screening check at the end of the year.  


In maths, the children will be looking at time and money.  They will have an opportunity to develop their understanding of place value of numbers up to 100.  They will also look at volume, capacity and mass before ending the year thinking about direction and positional language.  


In Science we will be learning about The Weather and Plants. 


In Computing will be completing units on purple mash that help us to code, use spreadsheets and understand the use of technology outside of school.  


Our History topic this term are Holidays Now and in the Past.


Our Geography topic this term is about the British Beaches and beaches abroad.  


In Art the Children will use paper in a variety of ways including weaving.  


In Design and Technology the children will be cooking and preparing healthy snacks with fruits and vegetables.  


We will be taking part in the PSHCE Curriculum and completing the topics: ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changing Me’.


In R.E the children will be learning about Judaism.  The children will look at the key questions, 'Is Shabbat important to Jewish children?' and 'Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur important to Jewish children?'


Their P.E will be with our Sports Coach, Mr T, and they will be focusing on Net and Wall games and Athletics.  We will also be developing our team work and knowledge of striking and fielding games.

Music will be taught by our music teacher, Mr Rollo.


All of the curriculum information can be found on the curriculum page on the website. 

If you would like to speak to me about your child’s learning please contact the office and I will be in contact. 

Please check the website regularly as we will be updating it with all of the wonderful learning that has been taking place. 


Recommended Websites:  

BBC Bitesize

Oxford Owl (reading Site)

BBC Phonics help

Phonics Play

Phonics games

Phonics Games

 Oak National Academy




Forest Schools at Holdbrook