Clarksfield Primary School

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Jane Ashley (Acting Head)

Grasmere Road, Oldham, Lancashire OL4 1NG


Welcome to Year 1



Miss Sharples and Miss Philburn

Teaching Assistants:

Miss Ahmed and Mrs Koppera

Term: Summer 1

What will we be learning about in this half term?

English: We will been reading a story called "Monstersaurus" and will be developing our reading and writing skills.

We will looking at a variety of different text types such as instructions and writing our own narratives.

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 in words, add and subtract, measure volume and capacity,

find halves and quarters of objects, shapes and numbers, 

using positional language and directions and recognise and identify common 2D and 3D shapes.

Science: We will be developing our scientific enquiry skills and performing experiments.

We will be predicting, observing and recording our experiments.

Humanities: Our learning question in Humanities is

"Who was famous when my Mum and Dad were little?"


We will be learning about:
• past famous figures
• inventions
• past and present role models


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

Here are some photographs from our African Drumming Workshop:


Computing: We will be exploring Apps on our new iPads and learning how to use them to:

research, write and record information about past famous figures.

Art/DT: We will be designing and creating our our inventions following an "Invention Fair" in the style of Dragon's Den.

What can you do to improve your learning at home?

English: Practise using your writing skills, writing words and sentences about famous figures or a role model that you have.

Reading: Read your reading book every day 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 10's to 100.

Science: Have a look at this website and possibly have a go with an adult at home:

Humanities: While you are at home or out and about, you could look at objects and identify whether they are old or new.

You could write lists of what you have seen.

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

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.

You could also use materials to make something you can use.


Homework is to be completed by Wednesday every week. This homework will be marked promptly and then set every Friday.

A record will be kept of the children who are / are not completing their homework and this will be discussed at Parent's Evenings.

Children who complete all of their homework for the half-term will be congratulated and receive a certificate and prize for their efforts.


Year 1 have PE every week.

1EP have PE every Wednesday.

1HS have PE every Thursday.

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.