The Learning for Life Proud to be part of The Learning for Life

Year 1W

welcome - PowerLanguage

Welcome back after half term Year 1!

For the remainder of this academic year your teacher will be - Mrs Jones

There will also be Miss Proudlove and Mrs Wollaston in the class with you.


Reminders & Preparation

PE on Mondays and Fridays - please send your child in PE kit on these days.

Coats - even in good weathert, please send your child's coat in. It may simply hang on the pegs BUT in the event of a weather change, it means your child can keep warm and dry.

Water bottles Please send in a water bottle for your child daily. Before the following day begins, please wash and refill your childs bottle.


Learning Intentions: Summer Term 2

Here is an overview of the learning we hope will take place......




Summer 2


Summer 2


Plants & Seasonal Changes

Design Technology

Designing, Creating & Testing



Lives of Significant Others


Mondays & Fridays – Please wear PE kit


World Explorers




Digital Cards


Blast Off!


Studying the Work of Artists

Personal Development

Keeping Healthy & Clean



This half-term we begin this new fictional text.


See the source image


Spellings & Word Recognition

Here are the Year 1 common exception and high frequency words. Common exception words often do not always sound and look the same, meaning they are difficult to 'sound out'. High-frequency words are those words which are met frequently within the texts your child will experience in Year 1.


This is a list of regular and irregular words that we would like our children to learn whilst in Year 1.

Feel free to practise these at home in any way you want but here are some examples:
Use chalks in the garden
Use water and paintbrushes outside
On a steamy shower panel whilst keeping clean!
Type into a word document
Use special pens/pencils
Write onto leaves!



Taught daily, Phonics aims to enrich your child's vocabulary and enable them to spell and read words - initially regular words and as they beconme more competent, irregular words - which follow alternative spelling patterns.

As a school we follow the Floppy's Phonics scheme, however, here are some free digital flashcards for you to practise with your child.

Please note: not all of our scheme's sounds are here but there are lots to practise!! 




Another useful website to enjoy:



Last half term we began to explore the concept of division - dividing shapes and amounts into equal parts.

This half term we will be moving on to learn about money, time, number sequencing and partitioning. We complete our learning practically, using counting equipment and number resources - following this we record our learning in Power Maths workbooks.


Website updates

As the weeks progress you will see images which show 1W's learning for the final Summer half-term.


Useful websites & Educational Learning Platforms


Water Bottles

All children have been given a school water bottle. This needs to be brought to school each day having been washed and re filled with fresh water from home. Children will be reminded at the end of the day to bring home their lunch bag and water bottle to be washed ready for the next day. We have turned off our water filter system so children will not be able to fill up their water bottle in the usual way. All classes have access to drinking water throughout the day should the children require extra water.


Please ensure your child brings a coat to school each day. We had a rainy start to the term but we are trying as much as possible to allow the children their outdoor breaks which may mean us putting coats on to go out in the rain as much as possible without getting too wet. Please ensure all coats are clearly named.


Our PE days are Monday and Friday. On these days we ask that your child comes to school in their PE clothes rather than their school uniform.

Weather dependant they can wear their shorts and school coloured PE T- shirt and school jumper. If the weather is cold, then track suit bottoms/leggings would be more suitable. Trainers are preferable to pumps as it is possible the children may be outdoors for some lessons.


Page Downloads Date  
Y1 Autumn Term Homework Grid 14th Sep 2020 Download