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Tiger Class Year 1


Welcome to Year 1!

Summer Term 2

 June - July 2019



Tigers, welcome back! 



English this half term will be text led, focusing on the book ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth’ by Ellie Hattie.


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

  • Use ‘and’ to join words and clauses.
  • Begin to spell words ending in ‘-ing’, ‘-ed’, ‘-er’, ‘-est’, where no change is needed to the root word.

Children who are working deeper will:

  • Begin to develop a greater range of conjunctions (e.g. because, when, but).
  • Accurately spell words ending in ‘-s’, ‘-es’, ‘-er’, ‘-est’, ‘-ing’ and ‘-ed’ accurately, where no change is needed to the root word.

Writing opportunities throughout this unit:

  • Character descriptions.
  • Recounts.
  • Diary entry.
  • Speech.
  • Instructions.
  • Information texts.
  • An alternative version of ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth’.

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. 


In Maths this half term, we will be focusing on: position and direction, place value to 100, money and time.
By the end of this term, the children will be able to:

  • Describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three quarter turns.
  • Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number. 
  • Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals. 
  • Given a number, identify one more and one less. 
  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than, most, least. 
  • Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes.
  • Sequence events in chronological order using language [for example, before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening].
  • Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years.
  • Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.
  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for time [for example, quicker, slower, earlier, later].
  • Measure and begin to record time (hours, minutes, seconds).


Our final science topic of the year is ‘Plants and Animals in our Local Area’. It will bring together a lot of strands of our animals and plants topics from the year. We will start the topic by looking at adult animals and their babies – do the adult and baby look the same? We will then move onto nocturnal animals and deciding what features a nocturnal animal needs to survive.  We will tie up the year by going around our school field and looking at the different plants and animals which we can find on it.


We will be using the vocabulary from our previous plant and animal topics.

fish, reptiles, mammals, birds, amphibians, herbivore, omnivore, carnivore, leg, elbow, arm, head, ear, nose, back, wings, beak, deciduous, evergreen trees, leaves, flowers (blossom), petals, fruit, roots, bulb, seed, trunk, branches, stem


We will also be concluding our ‘Seasons’ topic by looking at the season of summer and why days are different lengths.


The vocabulary for this topic is - summer, autumn, winter, spring, sun, day, moon, night, light, dark.


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

Geography and History

Geography and History will be linked to our whole school ‘Parkgate Project'.
Throughout this unit the children will:

  • Identify human and physical features.
  • Draw simple maps.
  • Compare human and physical features in Parkgate in the past and present.
  • Use their senses to observe places in the local area.
  • Understand and use simple compass directions.
  • Sequence pictures of Parkgate on a timeline.
  • Compare maps of Parking in the past and present.

Geographical and historical Tigers


Art will be linked with our whole school ‘Parkgate Project'. During this topic, the children will learn about an artist, create sketches of Parkgate in the past and present using a variety of mediums.


Our Big Question for Summer 2 is, ‘What did Jesus try to teach people when telling stories?’. We will be looking at a variety of parables which Jesus told and investigating them through outdoor education.


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


In PSHE, we will be focusing on ‘No Outsiders – living in world with lots of different people’. We will then move on to looking at ‘Picture News’, which is recent and relevant information.


Computing this half term will be linked with our whole school ‘Parkgate Project'. The children will combine a variety of skills such as taking photographs, inserting photographs and adding text to create a final piece.

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