Year 1

Year 1 Topic Letter – Summer 2022

Dear Parents and Carers of Year 2 children,

A very warm welcome back after what we hope was a relaxing Easter break for everyone. We can’t wait to hear all about what you got up to during your time off!


Our Topic in Summer Term: Summer 1 – Toys / Summer 2 – Blue Planet

Our topic in Summer 1 is toys. We will be learning about what toys were like for our Grandparents and creating our own toys timeline! We will then sort toys into old and new and compare what might be different or even the same. In summer 2 our topic will be Blue Planet. We will be learning about the names of the four countries that make up the UK and the names of the three main seas that surround the UK. We will also learn the names and locations of the four capital cities of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland 


Reading in Year 1

As usual your child will be bringing home new reading books once a week which will then be changed weekly. Your child must read at home at least five times a week to earn a reading point. Please record that you have done so in their yellow reading record to evidence this. Many children in Year 1 are close to receiving their first reading award (a book mark and certificate) and some are even wearing their bronze reading badges with pride! Please can you make sure your reading books are brought into school every day so we can add up their reading points.

PE this term

This half term P.E. will take place on a Tuesday and we will be practising our Athletics ready for sports day!  

Items to bring in to school

Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school at all times and a named sun hat. Please make sure all items are named (especially jumpers) as unnamed items cannot be returned to their rightful owners. We always have a lot of unnamed and thus unclaimed jumpers, especially in the warmer months when children take off their jumpers in the playground. Please also ensure that toys and belongings from home are not brought into school as these cause upset to the children if they are lost or broken and can also disrupt their learning.


Thank you for your cooperation and support! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


Best Wishes,

Year 1 Team