Year 1- Swan Class 


Summer 1 - Learning Overview


The topic for this half term is Castles, Knights and Dragons.      

  Maths: We will be learning:



Multiplication and Division:

-Counting in twos, fives and tens. 

-Making equal groups. 

-Adding equal groups. 

-Making arrays.

-Making doubles.

-Make equal groups - Grouping 

-Make equal groups - Sharing




-Recognising coins. 

-Recognising notes. 

-Counting in coins.




Finding half. 

Finding a quarter.

    At this stage of Year One writing the numbers the opposite way is very common. If you would like to practice forming the numbers please see below:




We will be using the books The Kiss that Missed, The Dragon and the Nibbelsome Knight and The knight who wouldn’t fight to inspire our writing this half term. We will also be using Non Fiction texts to learn about castles. 

Our learning will include: 

Creating a story map to retell the story. 

Writing character descriptions. 

Acting out key parts of the story. 

Creating characters and describing them. 

Planning and writing our own stories which include a castle, a dragon and a knight. 


Grammar: This term we will be focusing on using the following:


    Using adjectives and using commas in a list. We will continue to practice using capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks. 


   This half term we are recapping phase 5 sounds. We will also be focusing on alternative sounds for example ai, ay and a_e. 

     Please see the image below which shows all of the sounds:

     The website Phonics play has lots of free games:

    Below are some optional phonics activities:    




 Science: our topic this term is:

 Animals including Humans. 

 Seasonal Change. 

 We will be continuing to learn about Animals including Humans where we will be focusing on learning about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will also be learning about seasonal change. 

This topic is taught throughout the year as the children learn about all of the seasons with a focus on how this impacts the length of the day. 


History: Our topic Famous Queens:

In History we will be learning about different queens and comparing them. This includes Queen Elizabeth the first, Queen Elizabeth the second and Queen Victoria.


RE: This half term we will be learning about Christianity

 We will be thinking about if it was always easy for Jesus to show friendship.  


   PE will be on a Monday and a Friday. 


 Home learning project for this half term:

The home learning challenge has been posted on Goggle Classroom. 




Weekly Spellings

Every Monday by 9 AM the weekly spellings will be posted on google classroom. The spellings will be reviewed in class the following week.  

This will be completed in the Home / School spelling book which will be sent home weekly to enable you to see what your child wrote. We are trialing this in the Autumn term as we appreciate that a lot of work goes into helping the children with the spellings and we wanted parents to have the opportunity to know how their child wrote the words. 

The book will be sent home every Tuesday and we would like you to sign on the bottom when you have looked at the score on any day that week. Please ensure the home / school spelling book is in your child’s book bag on a Monday morning. 

















Helpful websites for home learning



Every child in YR-Y6 has a Mathletics account and login. In addition to weekly set homework, there are many activities and maths games which children can play

Every child in Y1-Y6 has an account and login, with age-appropriate times table games and challenges. 

BBC Bitesize Primary

Excellent resources for topic work and grammar explanations

Free online ebooks: National Geographic Young ExplorerStoryline Online and Oxford Owl

Websites with lists of recommended books for different ages / topics: Booktrust and Love Reading


Contact us:

Questions about online learning or to contact the class teacher:  , or use google classroom.

All other school matters: 

These email addresses are checked daily; responses may be the following day.

Phonics screening information PowerPoint:



Please note that phonics play is currently free.

Phonics screening June 2020 

During parents evening some people were asking about the phonics screening which will take place the week of the 8th June. 

There will be more information in the Spring term but as discussed here is a link to a video with more information: 

Please see below for all of the handwriting resources.