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Tiger Class Year 1


Welcome to Year 1!

Summer Term 1

 April - May 2019



Tigers, welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely Easter break!



English this half term will be text led, focusing on the book ‘The Storm Whale’ by Benji Davies.


By the end of this topic, all children will be able to:

  • Use the prefix ‘un’ accurately.
  • Spell days of the week accurately.
  • Use capital letters for the personal pronoun ‘I’, names of people and places, and days of the week.

Children who are working deeper will:

  • Use ‘and’ to effectively join two pieces of information.
  • Use the suffixes -s, -es, -er, -est, -ing and -ed accurately, where no change is needed to the root word.

Writing opportunities throughout this unit:

  • Character descriptions.
  • Diary entries.
  • An alternative version of ‘The Storm Whale’.
  • Non-fiction writing.

english in tiger class

Read, Write, Inc

Read, Write, Inc. will take place daily. These lessons will incorporate learning phonics sounds, reading, writing and spelling. 


Our Maths focus this half term is Multiplication and Division and Fractions.
By the end of this term, the children will be able to:

  • Count in 10s.
  • Make and add equal groups.
  • Make arrays and doubles.
  • Make equal groups by sharing and grouping.
  • Halve shapes, objects and quantities.
  • Find a quarter of a shape, object and quantity.


Our Science topic for this half term is ‘Animals including humans’. We will be looking at the differences between animals, classifying them in different ways including by what they eat and the environment in which they live in, comparing their bodies, naming parts of their bodies, naming a variety of domestic animals and sorting pictures of living and non-living things.


Our vocabulary for this half term is - fish, reptiles, mammals, birds, amphibians, herbivore, omnivore, carnivore, leg, elbow, arm, head, ear, nose, back, wings, beak


We will also be continuing with our ‘Seasons’ topic by looking at the season of spring.


We have a science star each week. Somebody who added something special to our lessons. 


In Geography, the children will be looking at ‘Seas and Coasts’.
Throughout this unit the children will:

  • Locate and identify oceans and continents.
  • Find out about British beaches.
  • Find out about British seas.
  • Compare British beaches with beaches in other countries.
  • Use compass points to move around a map.

Geographical and historical Tigers


In DT, we will be looking at ‘seaside snacks’. During this topic, the children will follow instructions to make a variety of seaside snacks, understand the importance of a balanced diet, design a seaside picnic and evaluate the products they have made.


Our Big Question for Summer 1 is, ‘How did Jesus change the people that he met?’. We will be looking at the stories of Jesus meeting Zacchaeus, Mary and Martha, finding his disciples, the boy with his loaves and fishes and the mothers bringing their children to Jesus. We will investigate in different ways how Jesus changed these people.


PE will take place on Monday’s and Friday’s, this half term the children will be focusing on Athletics and Rounders. Please ensure that your child has a named PE kit in school each day.


In PSHE, we will be focusing on ‘No Outsiders’. They will understand about getting on and falling out and how boys and girls can play together. We will then move on to looking at ‘Picture News’, which is recent and relevant information.


Computing this half term will be a cross curricular approach, linked to our English, Geography and Science topics. Throughout this half term, the children will:

  • Launch an application.
  • Use a keyboard to type.
  • Click and drag objects.
  • Access a webpage using a QR code.
  • Capture images and print them out.
  • Record videos with sound and play them back.
  • Understand what an email address looks like and write an email.

computing tigers

easter egg hunt


Mrs. Knight will be working with the children alongside myself on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Mrs. Gregg will be teaching the children RE and Science on Thursdays during my PPA.

Miss Phillips will be teaching the children Music on Monday afternoons.



Homework will be sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Tuesday. This will include work to consolidate the children’s learning from that week. Mrs. Gregg will send home ‘Talking RE’ and ‘Talking Science’ homework each week. This might be asking your child to find something at home to share the following Thursday or to talk to you about a topic relevant to our next lesson. Thank you in anticipation of your support and I hope you enjoy supporting.


Water bottles

Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school each day.


If anyone has any questions they would like to ask me, please feel free to see me after school or arrange an appointment.


Many thanks,


Miss Morris