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Year 1

Welcome to Olive class

Summer Term 2 2021

Class teachers

Miss Rebecca Dawkins – TUESDAY to FRIDAY

Mrs Barbara Rodel – MONDAY

Mrs Sonia Gratwick - THURSDAY A.M. PPA COVER



Dear Olive Class, Parents and Carers,

It has been lovely to be back in school for another term. Both the children and staff really enjoyed researching into plants and minibeasts. In answer to our question "Are minibeasts really beastly ?", we discovered that "No" they are not beastly. They are, in fact, very useful to the environment! We have created some detailed information booklets containing fascinating facts about different varieties of insects, minibeasts and arachnids. We have also explored different art techniques such as paper tearing /collage in the style of Henri Matisse.

This term our topic is called "Is change a good thing or not?" Through visiting Burwell Museum,  we will explore how people lived in the past and have first hand experience of historical artefacts. We will also be thinking about changes in ourselves, the change in the weather and 4 seasons and how the Earth has changed since dinosaurs roamed the Earth!  

Please find details below about our phonics, curriculum map and our homework challenge for this coming term.



Here are some photographs of our amazing trip to Burwell Museum 2021!

Here are some photographs from last term ..........

Snail Spiral Sculpture

Den building Day May 2021


Tuesdays - Rounders with Miss Dom (Sport's Coach)

Wednesdays- Tennis with Miss Dawkins

Please ensure your child comes in wearing sports clothing appropriate for indoor and outdoor P.E. on these days e.g. tracksuit bottoms, t shirt trainers or plimsolls.

They also need to bring a bottle of water into school every day and a sunhat in hot weather. We have a class drinking fountain which they can use to refill water throughout the day.


Home Learning Summer Term


The children are making great progress in their reading. They are enjoying reading both factual and fictional books, educational magazines for children and poetry and rhymes. Please encourage your child to read every day and bring their reading book and reading record to school every day. Here are some reading prompts which you may find useful.....


This half term I will be carrying out an informal phonics test with each member of Olive Class. This will be done in an informal, fun, way to see which phonemes the children recognise in both real and "alien" words.

Phonics revision Summer 2 2021

Reading Prompts

English Writing Stimulus The Sky Ladder questions and story starter

Alan Peat -Sentence writing in Year 1.

Curriculum Map Summer Term 2 2021

Homework Challenge Summer Term 2 2021

Science Knowledge Organiser spring and summer

Science Knowledge Organiser autumn and winter

Home Learning Spring Term