Year 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Chilton-Jones

Welcome to Summer in Year 1!

Mrs Chilton Jones, Miss McCann, Miss Pitchford and Mrs Ledgar

Mrs Chilton-Jones and Miss McCann  will be teaching the class supported by Mrs Ledgar and Mrs Pitchford who are our class teaching assistants.


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Welcome to the Summer term in Year 1, we hope you had a wonderful Easter break. We are  looking forward to a very busy and exciting term!

Year 1 will start the term with a selection of  stories from the  Beatrix Potter collection. We will be learning about her life, from her Victorian childhood through to famous author, artist and farmer, and along the way we will explore geographical features of the Lake District. This topic provides cross-curricular links for art, science, history  and geography.  

As we move through the term we will begin to think about the wider  world, capital cities, and what it might be like to live in or visit different places. Later in the term, in history we will  be learning about the Wright Brothers and the invention of the aeroplane and how this has changed our lives. 

Our Religion topics this term are ‘Resurrection’ and ‘Miracles’. Within the Resurrection topic, we will talk about how we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus at Easter and learn about the events following this. The Miracles topic provides the opportunities to hear lots of miracle stories and to learn that we can ask Jesus to help us when we are afraid.

In maths, we will be learning about: the place value of numbers to 50 and then 100, measurement (length/height, weight/volume), position and direction, multiplication and division, fractions, money and time. As before, we will post the weekly powerpoints so you are able to see what we have been learning.

In phonics, we are continuing to learn alternative pronunciations and later in the term, we will move onto learning alternative spellings. The children will be taking the Statutory Year 1 ‘Phonics Screening Check’ in  June.  Homework this term will focus on preparing the children for the Phonic Screening Test during which the children are required to read carefully and accurately both real and nonsense words.   The children are particularly keen on ‘Phonics Play’ online.  Many of the games are free to access to home.

The children will continue to read and change their books on their set reading days. Please continue reading daily at home.

In science, our topic is ‘Plants’ and we also continue to look at the changes we see outside in  the weather and environment as we move through spring to summer.

Thank you for all your support throughout this year and we are looking forward to a fantastic term with your children!

Best wishes

Mrs Chilton-Jones, Miss McCann and Mrs Ledgar



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St Gabriel's Catholic Primary School, Well Lane, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 2PG