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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 1

 Summer Term!

This half term the children will be learning about the history of Pirates. They will learn why people may become a pirate and the lifestyle that they lead. The children will learn about famous pirates such as Blackbeard and how they worked with their crew on board of the ship. They will learn about what pirates consider as treasure and what they use to help find it. 

In English the children will be given opportunities to explore a range of stories including ‘Pirate Post’ and ‘Pirate Tales’. We will also be using the pirate theme to influence our non-fictional writing. This will involve using the internet to research about pirates and writing our own information booklets. Daily phonic lessons will continue to target children’s reading and writing skills. If you are unsure about how you can help your child with their phonics at home, please feel free to come in and see me.

In Maths, the children will revisit place value, looking at counting and sequencing numbers up to and beyond 100. Children will continue learning to count in 2's, 5's and 10's. The children will be introduced to multiplication as repeated addition and division as sharing amounts. The children will have lots of fun decorating pizzas as they begin to understand 'half' and 'quarter' as fractions. We will have lots of fun incorporating pirates into our math lessons to learn about location and direction! 

In Science, the children will be exploring Spring and Summer and how these seasons affect weather patterns throughout the year. 

During this half term, the children learn about location, direction and map skills. We will be learning to recognize directions such as forwards, backwards, left and right. We will be looking at maps to identify their key features, discussing why they are used and where we might find them. The children will have lots of fun following pirate maps around the school grounds and will also have the chance to draw their own!

Homework will continue to be sent out every Friday and is to be returned the following Tuesday. On the homework letter I will also continue to provide a brief description of your child’s learning each week.

PE will continue every Friday morning and Forest School every other Thursday morning. It is important that your child has a fully labeled PE kit in school and wears appropriate water-proof clothing for Forest School.

Drop-in sessions will continue every Monday, between 3.15pm and 3.45pm for you to discuss with me any concerns you may have. If this time is not convenient, you can also arrange a time to speak to myself on the phone or I may be able to offer a meeting at a later time, by prior arrangement.


Miss Barnett




Please come back soon!


summer 2018 newsletter.pdf (PDF 244.4KB)
Guidelines for spelling, year 1, including word lists.pdf (PDF 67.3KB)
Guidelines for vocabulary, grammar and punctuation Year 1.pdf (PDF 63.5KB)
Glossary of terms for English Year 1.pdf (PDF 167.2KB)