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Welcome to the Summer Term in Y1!

Pirates of Prince Rock 

This term we are going to be finding out exploring a book based topic for the first half term. We are going to be looking at The Snail and A Whale by Julia Donaldson. In the second have term, we are going to exploring our theme Pirates of Prince Rock. 


In RE, we will be learning about our Golden Rule which is 'treat others as you would like to be treated' as well as belonging and forgiveness. During SMSC we will be exploring British Values and going for goals in Y2. In Art, we are going to be looking at landscapes (linked to our ocean theme) and creating drawings, paintings and collages. In Science, plants and what they need to survive. Following this, we will be exploring materials and their properties! During our Computing sessions, we are going to be building on our ability to be illustrations and make our own audiobooks. We will be completing this, as well as music, with Mr Watkins. 

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This term the children will be continuing to develop their understand of number and they will begin applying this to multiplication and division. They will also be exploring fractions and position and direction. 

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The children will be continuing with their daily phonics session in order to develop their knowledge and understanding of set 2 and set 3 sounds. They will be developing their understanding and ability to read real and alien words through segmenting and blending. This will help them prepare for our Phonics Screening on the week beginning 11th June. They will be exploring RWI books in order to develop their early reading skills and develop their ability to answer literal and inference questions. During our whole class reading sessions, we will be exploring a range of high quality picture books to develop the children's super seven reading skills. 



In writing, we will be using our book based topic to develop our early writing skills and as the basis for our Creative Writing sessions. We will continue to develop the children's abilities to write using the correct grammar expectations for our year group! The children will also take part in grammar sessions to develop their understanding of spelling, punctuation and grammar.  


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This will provide you with an opportunity to look at your child's work, celebrate their achievements and help them with their next steps.



1O will have their PE sessions on a Wednesday morning and library on a Thursday.

1M will have PE sessions on a Thursday morning and library on a



Please can you ensure you child's belongings are labelled and that all earrings are removed. Unfortunately, teachers and support staff are not able to remove the children's earrings for them.