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Year 1

We are looking forward to the rest of the Summer term



In Year 1 reading is very important, so please remember to hear your child read their reading book 5 times a week. 


We are starting this half term looking at the stories Owl babies and The tiger who came to tea. We will be writing narratives based on these stories focusing on key word spellings and handwriting. 



In Maths we are looking at addition and subtraction above 10 and securing our knowledge of the number system. We will be developing our reasoning skills through oracy. 


In science we are looking at animals. We will be exploring their habitats, diets and features. We will be sorting animals into categories and discussing similarities and differences.




At Puss Bank School and Nursery, we use the phonic scheme Little Wandle Revised Letters and Sounds to teach phonics. 

Please follow the link here to gain access to the Little Wandle Parent Information section on their website.


We are learning phase 5 alternative sounds and practising alien words ready for the phonics screening. 


Tricky words

We are introducing new tricky words and recapping those previously learnt. 

Practise: eye, pure, sure, said, were, here, one, says

Our Personal, Social, Health and Economic development remains a key part of our everyday learning as well as specific learning.



we are using the colour monster for regulation and dojo's for behaviour.

PE is on Mondays and Fridays. Please make sure EARRINGS ARE OUT and you have your PE kits in school.





We are using purple mash to create our own stories, based on our interests. We will input text and images to create our stories as well as using our phonetic knowledge. 




At Puss Bank, we believe learning to read is the gateway to all learning. 

All children will their reading book weekly, after having read it with their teacher 3 times. They will need to practise reading this book between 3-5 times a week to read it without sounding and with fluency and understanding of vocabulary and story/topic. There will be information in the organiser about the focuses for reading - sounds, words and understanding.


Play-based Learning

We will continue to practise our learning through carefully planned play based continuous provision.


Curriculum Leaflet Summer Term