Elm (Year 1)

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back for our final term in Year One!

This term, we will be continuing our topic: ‘Sand, Sea and Lighthouses’. This is a very exciting term as we have organised a trip to the ‘Sea Life Centre’ in Brighton as part our topic on Wednesday 20th June. We will also be learning about Grace Darling and why she is a significant individual.

In English, we will be reading information texts about different sea creatures and writing exciting poetry. We will be using this to write our own non-chronological reports and sea related poems. We will be reading books such as ‘Dear Green Peace’ by Simon James and ‘The Big Blue Whale’ by Nicola Davies, to inspire our writing. There will also be a strong focus on cursive writing this term.

In Maths we will be learning about number, including place value, counting, addition and subtraction, doubling and sharing. We will also be learning about fractions, money, time and capacity. We will also be using our computer skills to access different math games.

Our science topic is ‘out and about.’ We will be learning about the different types of animals, and what animals’ needs are, with a strong focus on sea creatures. We will be learning about different animal characteristics, finding and observing invertebrates and learning about mini beasts by conducting small investigations.


PE will now be on Wednesday and Thursday. We are very fortunate to have our P.E specialist Linda Goode again on Wednesday afternoon, and we will continue our yoga sessions on Thursday. Please ensure your child has their full, named PE kits in school on those relevant days and remind your children to take their kits home when suitable for washing.

As the weather is becoming warmer, please make sure your child has their named water bottle in school with them every day. On sunny days, please provide your child with a hat (and sun cream, if they can apply it themselves).

Please can I again encourage you to listen to your child read every day! If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to speak to me before or after school, or email me.

Kind regards,

Miss Patience

Year One Class Teacher