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Year 1

Welcome to Olive class

Summer Term 1 2022

Year 1 Team

Class teachers and Teaching assistants

Miss Rebecca Dawkins – TUESDAY to FRIDAY

Mrs Helen Pearce – MONDAYS

Mrs Sonia Gratwick - H.L.T.A. THURSDAY P.M. PPA COVER

Mrs Mandy Wayne-Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Sandra Eastwood- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Debbie Rees- Teaching Assistant


Dear Olive Class Parents and Carers,

We enjoyed our topic  'Was the Great Fire of London really great? very much and decided that 'no' it was not because a huge fire would have frightened the people of London and they had to escape from it. On the other hand 'yes' it meant newer, stronger houses were built following the fire. Thank you to Olive Class  for their amazing and creative contributions to the spring term homework.

This term Summer 1 2022

This term our topic is called 'What is the Royal Family?' This fits nicely with Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee being celebrated later this year. We will be finding out about Queen Elizabeth I and how her life was different to that of our current Queen Elizabeth II. We will be thinking about what we would do if we were a queen or king for a day and designing our own family shields!


Through English ,Art ,Science and R.E.  we will continue to find out about changes in the weather and the 4 Seasons. We will be looking carefully at the signs of summer ,the awe and wonder around us during summertime and feeling thankful for them all. We will also be focusing on the school value 'courage'. 

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

Best wishes,

Rebecca and the Year 1 Team.




Fridays - Athletics  (Sport's Coach)

Wednesdays - Cricket  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, sweatshirt or hooded top and trainers or plimsolls.
  • Earrings and other jewellery must be removed for P.E. and long hair tied back. If your child cannot remove their own earrings ,please remove these for your child before school on P.E. days.
  • 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.


We have had such an exciting day today. Mr Paul Denby M.B.E.(Miss Denby's father) zoomed in to talk about how he has worked as a the Greater Manchester Lieutenant to Queen Elizabeth II! He commented on how confident the children were at asking him questions and what amazing questions they had thought of. The children have been making miniature booklets about Elizabeth I, Elizabeth II and the British Royal Family. We will continue to post pictures on this webpage as our topic develops!

HOME LEARNING Summer Term 1 2022

Designing and Making a crown fit for a Queen!

Curriculum Map Summer 1 22

Knowledge Organiser History Royal Family

Knowledge Organiser Science Plants

Knowledge Organiser Science spring and summer season

Knowledge Organiser Science autumn and winter season


Reading with your child for even a few minutes every day helps them to develop their love of books and reading- as well as their confidence in learning in other subjects. Please encourage your child to read every day and bring their reading book and reading record to school every day. You may like to write briefly in their reading record to let us know how they get on at home.  

Topic Question homework summer 1 2022

Common exception words Year 1

Phonics Summer 1 Revision

Reading Prompts

Alan Peat writing guidance

English writing stimulus The Magic Library

The Magic Library stimulus questions

Maths Summer Term 1 2022

P.S.H.E. Personal Safety summer 1

Useful websites for summer 1 curriculum

Year 1 Age related expectations