Reception and Year 1

Teacher: Mrs Louise Pearson                                                                                    Summer 2018

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Marie Holmes, Mrs Sharon Jane & Mrs Nicola Bailey

The School Day:

Morning:        9.00 – 12.30 (Break time 10.50 – 11.05 Assembly 11.05 – 11.20)

Lunchtime:    12.30 – 1.35

Afternoon:     1.35 – 3.25

Throughout the summer term our SCIENCE topic will be based around identifying and growing plants. This will include looking at the various parts of plants and which conditions they survive best in. We will of course be attempting to grow various things including flower and vegetables and intend to carry out several short experiments based around this theme. In the second part of the term we will then use various fruits to design and make a healthy fruit smoothie!

Our learning in GEOGRAPHY will focus upon Europe. A different area of Europe will be taught each week and the sessions will focus upon different aspects of life in that country. For example, the food eaten, traditional costumes, landscape and famous statues/monuments, money etc.

Our ART this term will include looking at the work of William Morris and Giuseppe Arcimboldi. The children will create faces using fruit and vegetables as well as using simple printing techniques to create repeating patterns.

In Maths we will be covering the following areas of learning –

* Place value and this will be used to give change from a small amount.

* Position and direction including turns and half turns

* Measures including  capacity

*The year 1 children will begin to divide and multiply. They will each be given individual passwords so that can access ‘Times table Rock stars’. This is a whole school activity and will support their learning in class. Details will follow shortly.


The year 1 children will be joining their peers for English during this term and Mrs. Butler will be more than happy to discuss what they will be covering with you.

Little Red Riding Hood will be the focus of the Reception children’s reading and writing sessions at the start of the summer term. This will then led us onto writing letters to the wolf asking him to stop eating other people! We then look at information texts about wolves and simple poems about animals. In the second half of the summer term we will be focusing really hard on developing our reading skills through small, guided reading activities and our homework tasks will reflect this.


This will continue to be given out on a Monday and should be handed back into school on Friday.

All of the children have 1 piece of homework, daily reading and weekly spellings to complete.

In RE we will be talking about God. The children will be talking about Christians and what the word God means to different people.




Long hair must be tied up for swimming and/or a swimming cap can be worn. Earrings MUST be removed.

Goggles may only be worn by completing the form available from the school website

Year 1 swimming sessions start on Tuesday 10th April 2018.

Reception swimming sessions begin on Tuesday 22nd May 2018.


After half term the children will be having tennis sessions with B&D Tennis Club. These will run for 5 weeks. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school as usual. No extra kit is needed.

As the weather warms up the children will take their water bottles outside during playtimes. Please ensure your child brings a water bottle on a daily basis and that it is clearly named.


Our next Parent’s morning is to be held on Thursday 10th May at 9.10-9.50am.

We look forward to welcoming you all in class for some computer based activities.