Grasmere Road, Oldham, Lancashire OL4 1NG

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Welcome to Year 1



Miss Sharples and Miss Philburn

Teaching Assistants:

Miss Iqbal, Mrs Goulding and Mrs Koppera

Term: Summer 1

What will we be learning about in this half term?

English: We will be reading a story called "Mr Gumpy's Outing" and innovating our own versions of the story using different characters.

Reading: We are currently enjoying a variety of books in the classroom, reading our own personal reading books and also taking part in Guided Reading sessions in small groups.

Maths: We will be learning how to write numbers 0-20 in words, recapping adding and subtracting numbers to 20, measuring and recording capacity and volume, fractions, positional language and 3D shapes.

Science: We will be identifying and classifying trees and discussing the seasonal changes that affect different types of trees.

Humanities: Our learning question is Humanities is "Where and when did the wheels on the bus go?" We will be focusing on our Local Area and old and new transport to travel around the UK.

Music: We will be learning a variety of songs of different styles and beginning to use percussion instruments.

Computing: We will be exploring Apps on our new iPads and learning how to use them and programming characters using the app Scratch and programmable toys such as the Bee Bots.

Art/DT: We will be creating moving pictures using slides and levers. We will also be creating a moving vehicle.


What can you do to improve your learning at home?

English: Practise using your writing skills, writing words and sentences about Spring or a story that you have read.

Reading: Read your reading book everyday with a family member and ask them to sign your reading record so that we know you have read your book. You can also read other texts such as magazines at home.

Maths: Practise recognising numbers to 100 and writing them. You could also practise counting in 2's, 5's and 20's to 100.

Science: While you are at home or out and about, you could explore the different plants you can find and even write a list of them to show us in school.

Humanities: While exploring your local area you can talk about what signs of Spring you can see and how we need to look after the plants in the environment. You could also draw a map of your local area.

Music: You could listen to different types of music and practise keeping the pulse by clapping, tapping or clicking.

Computing: Use technology outside of school, such as a computer, laptop, iPad, apps and play age-appropriate games.

Art/DT: You can draw/paint pictures of the signs of Spring that you see during this half-term and you could make a model of a vehicle using recyclable materials from home.


Homework is to be completed by Wednesday every week.

Homework is set on I AM LEARNING for every child to complete. 


Year 1 have PE every week.

1EP have PE every Monday.

1HS have PE every Wednesday.

Please bring in your PE kit at the start of every half-term and leave it in school until the last day of term.

The PE kit consists of a white polo shirt, navy or black shorts or leggings and black PE pumps that are all clearly labelled with your name and your class and kept in a small drawstring bag.



What exciting things have we been up to?

We all dressed up for World Book Day as our favourite characters.

We have also been performing our own variation of the book Quest on World Book Day. 

You can watch us here: