Year 1

Summer Two


We continue with our topic ‘Wellies, Wheels and Hot Air Balloons’ for the final half-term of the year.

Our History learning will be exploring transport and how it has changed over time. We will be comparing different types of transport from the past, to how they are today. We will also be looking at the Wright Brothers and their invention of the first motor operated plane.

In our Art lessons, we will be using the school grounds to create our own outdoor sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. We will be looking at ‘transient art’, using stones, sticks, leaves etc. to create our own sculptures.

In Design Technology, we are going to be preparing and tasting some delicious recipes where we can practise some specific cooking skills. Here are some of the skills that we will be learning:

  • Mashing soft foods, such as bananas
  • Using the claw technique to carefully cut foods
  • Snipping herbs using scissors
  • Dividing mixture


Our focus for this half-term will be on place value within 100. We will then be moving onto measurement, looking at money and time.


We will begin his half-term by writing about what we have done over the half-term break.

After this, we will be following Emma Jane on her Aeroplane adventure (‘Emma Jane’s Aeroplane’), travelling around some of the world’s most famous cities.


New spellings will be handed out on the first Friday back after the May half-term break.

You can also practise your spellings and handwriting on your tablet or computer by clicking here.

We use Boom Reader to record our reading activity at school and for you to use at home.
If you are unsure of your login, please see Miss Norman, Mrs Burnip or Mrs Brownlow.

Please ensure that your child’s reading activity at home is logged on Boom Reader so that they can earn their reading raffle tickets and be entered into the Reading Challenge draws.


Here is the login information sheet for Letter Join where your child can practise forming our pre-cursive letters. If you are unsure of your child’s login details, please access this file:

Letter Join Login Details

Useful information:

  • Phonics books will be changed during the course of the week.
  • Library book change day – Wednesday.
  • PE day – Friday. (Please remember to remove or tape earrings on PE days. Your child will need indoor and outdoor PE Kit in school every week).