In English our core text for Summer term is: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage.

the light house keepers lunch

Some of our writing tasks will include:

  • Researching lighthouses, seagulls and beaches and writing fact files about them.
  • Character descriptions of Mr and Mrs Grinling and the seagulls.
  • Designing our own ‘bird-proof basket’ and delicious lunch.
  • Retelling the story and writing our own versions.

In Maths we are learning:

This half term we will be covering:

  • I can recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity
  • I can recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity
  • I can solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using:
    -concrete objects,
    -pictorial representations
    -arrays with the support of the teacher.
  • I can compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
    -lengths and heights [for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half]
    -mass/weight [for example, heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than]
    -capacity and volume [for example, full/empty, more than, less than, half, half full, quarter]
  • I can measure and begin to record the following:
    -lengths and heights
    -capacity and volume


Our science topic this term is Everyday Materials
The children will be learning how to:

  • Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.
  • Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, water and rock.
  • Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.
  • Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their physical properties.


Our History topic this half term is ‘What were seaside holidays like in the past?

We will be learning to:

  • Identify features associated with seaside holidays.
  • Discuss activities that people might do at the seaside.
  • Know that they can find out information about the past from photographs and other sources.
  • Use photographs to find out clues about what seaside holidays were like in the past.
  • Order photographs chronologically.
  • Know when seaside holidays started to become popular.
  • Give reasons for why seaside holidays became popular in the 19th century.
  • Describe some of the features of seaside holidays 100 years ago.
  • Identify features of seaside holidays from 3 different eras and discuss differences and similarities between them.
  • Identify ways in which holidays in the past and holidays today are similar and what makes them different.
  • Make deductions about the past from a variety of sources.


Any specific learning:

Phonics- please help your child by reading regularly at home and practicing their weekly spellings. These skills will help your child improve their phonics skills and in turn, their reading and writing.

You can find fun online phonics games at www.phonicsplay.co.uk


Ways you can help your child:

Read to them everyday and talk about the books you have read. Listen to them read, the children all have a reading book and reading record book in their book bags. Practise reading their letter sounds and key words regularly please and encourage the children to practise writing their key words.  This will help them greatly with their reading and writing work in class. Counting wherever possible and encourage children to join in with shopping activities, buying objects and using money and receiving change.  Spend time talking with your child about their topic at school.

Homework Grid
Year One

Please support your child to complete an activity from their homework grid each week.  They can complete more than one activity if they would like to.  Once they have completed an activity they are encouraged to bring it into school on a Monday and celebrate their work with the rest of the class.

Practise counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s Write about your weekend Read a book by specific Author and write why they enjoyed it Write numbers to 100 Research an animal which lives in Antarctica Draw a picture of an animal from Antarctica Practise handwriting and letter formation
Make a list of the different materials you can find in your house Practise telling the time to o’clock and half past Write a story about a book you have read Find out about the Great Fire of London Make a model of your choice Practise number bonds to 10 and 20 (two numbers which make 10 or 20) Write a list of words which rhyme

Upcoming events:

Things we need:

Please can all children have their PE kits and book bags in school each day and can all clothing be clearly named.  Many thanks.


Trips we have been on:


Useful websites:




Any other useful information:

More information about our Curriculum can be found in the Documents tab of our website.