Class 1- Summer Term

Paw, Claws, Fins and Fingers

This term we are learning about different animals from around the world.


We will be developing our understanding of place value, focusing on numbers 1-100. We will be developing our ability to count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10 and the children’s ability to recognise the patterns emerging. In the first half of the Summer term, we will be developing our understanding of weight and volume and also length and height. It would be a great help if you could continue to encourage your child to count in multiples of 2,5 and 10 and also ensure they are recognising and writing numbers to 100 correctly.


Reading will be taught as a whole-class lesson, as well as through group and individual reading. To assist with your child’s reading development, it is essential to read with them at home. We will be using the ‘Talk 4 Writing’ approach to develop our storytelling and writing skills.

This term, we will be using non-fiction and fiction texts, including ‘The Lion Inside’, ‘Otto the Book Bear’ and animal fact files. As well as this, we will be reading poems, rhymes and traditional tales to develop our storytelling and writing skills. As we move through the final term, we will be focusing on our handwriting and developing our cursive letter formation. The key composition focus will be to ensure the correct grammar and punctuation are used independently throughout written work and that the children are beginning to extend their own writing.


During the Summer term our key focus will be on plants. We will be learning to identify and label the basic structures of plants and trees and also begin to identify specific species of each. As part of the focus we will dissect a plant to look closely at the inside of the structure and also grow our own seeds, predicting where and how they will grow best and observing the changes throughout the process.


This term we will be looking at the main features of a hot and cold places in addition to describing locality using pictures and words. We will also be able to explain what we might wear in different climates and start to use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features. In History we will be learning about Nelson Mandela and talk about an important historical event that has happened in the past.

Art/Design & Technology:

This term the children will be focusing on the skills drawing and painting. They will explore the topic animals by creating paintings and sketches of animals we have researched alongside sketching their own faces and exploring animal art from around the world. We will be creating split-pin lions to support our learning of the story ‘The Lion Inside’ and explore foods that are healthy and unhealthy for our bodies.


The children will be developing their understanding of programming through the use of algorithms and debugging a simple sequence.


We will be continuing to use the ‘Charanga’ music scheme to develop our voice and instrument skills. As part of our topic, we will also be listening to music from across the decades within the UK and also from countries across the world.


Over the Summer term we will be looking at churches as a place of worship for the Christian religion. We will also focus on the symbols associated with Christianity.

5th January 2021- Due to the national lockdown you will find your child’s remote learning tasks on class dojo portfolio section.

Have a go at the Design a Duck Competition

From Monday 15th June 2020, home-learning and in-school education will be posted on Class Dojo. Work will follow the BBC Bitesize timetable on this page and will include daily English and Maths with an additional subject such as: science, history, geography or art. Your Class teacher will give further instructions about tasks via Dojo. It is expected that all completed work will be submitted by either uploading a file or sharing a photograph of the work. This communication will support your child’s education and ensure they continue their learning journey successfully.

Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Remember for maths, please go to the White Rose link for your lessons -upload your evidence to Class Dojo daily. This is the link you need

This week you should be working on Week 8 in Your Home Learning Power Maths Book.

Remember to look on Class Dojo – it tells you what you need to post for each lesson. You can also share photographs of the things that you have been doing at home.

Please make time to join this event. NSPCC Facebook page

Home Learning Tasks 1st June

This week our Family Learning Project is all about Congleton. A link to Young Voices has also been included for you to explore and have a go at some of the activities- see links below.

Remember to access daily Phonics lessons with your child- scroll down to find the link.

Please continue to use BBCBitesize to support Power Maths and use TTRockstar. Remember to keep other skills going – scroll down to find the links to Sir Linkalot and join in the fun spelling activities, download free reading books online for your class ( or you could pick one from another class) and follow the daily lessons on BBCBitesize for other subjects. Please remember to post pictures and work on Class Dojo- teachers are in school this week so if you need to contact us we are available.

Home Learning Tasks 25th May

Take time to enjoy half term.

This week we would like you to access BBCBitesize for Maths (linked to home Power Maths Books) and daily lessons. Have a go at leaning new spellings using Sir Linkalot (link further down the page) and let us know what you think about the app. Would you like to use it next year?

Read a story book and make your own illustrations. Complete the English booklet below.

Home Learning Tasks 18th May

How will you say thank you? Colour the poster below and put it in your window.

Remember to have a go at Sir Linkalot, BBCbitesize daily lessons and for Maths – Please follow the Bitesize and White Rose timetables, then complete the corresponding Power Maths Home Learning Book lesson.

Letters and Sounds for Home – Starts Monday 27th April

Letters and Sounds for home is a you tube channel. This resource is designed by experts for use by parents and carers during the Covid-19 period. New lessons will be uploaded every weekday, and will be available to watch, throughout the summer term.

Daily lesson upload times are: 10am – Reception – Most suitable for children who can blend and read words such as ‘fish’, ‘chat’ and ‘rain’ 10:30am – Year 1 – Most suitable for children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘stamp’, ‘chair’ and ‘green’ 11am – Learning to Blend – extra blending practise.

Just follow the link below:

Home Learning Tasks 11th May 2020

Improve your spelling with this new app Sir Linkalot

Home tasks for week beginning Monday 4th May

Have a go at the phonics a bit each day if possible.

ALSO: Why not sign up for the “Virtual School Games

Week beginning 27th April –

This week we are asking children and parents to look at the work for their class on BBC Bitesize. The BBC is delivering an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers – helping to keep children learning and supporting parents.   

You can down load your learning programme for the week using the following link so you know what you are doing each day. We’d like you to have a go at the daily activities but remember you can still do My Maths, TTRockstar, and IDL along side these activities.

We have a family learning pack for the week based on George’s Marvelous Medicine, which we hope you’ll enjoy.

Family learning activity – watch part one Jackanory part 1

Choose your activities from the list below:

We all enjoyed the Music last week so lets keep it going. Please continue to join in the daily sing on you tube.

Daily Big Sing

Home Pentathlon:

Why not have a go at a Home Pentathlon. It is simple, minimal and easy. We encourage everyone in the household to take part in the Home Pentathlon (where possible) but all activity must take place under adult supervision. Click on the links below:

Home Tasks week beginning 20th April

‘Home’ lessons for MUSIC this week please take part in the Daily Big Sing and visit the you tube.

Daily Big Sing

Here are some activities you can do at home without needing the internet.

Here is some activities you can do to practice your phase 4 phonics at home.