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Parent Overview Year 1

Please find below our Parent Overview detailing what our children in Year 1 are learning this week. 

Date w/c 24.06.2024

Curriculum area We are learning to…





In Literacy, we will be looking at a new story ‘Emmanuels dream’ linked to the Academies key drivers ‘Aspire and achieve' This is Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people—but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001 on a bike, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability.   

We will start the week with showing the children the front cover of the book and predicting what they think the story might be about. We will then discuss how Emmanuel felt about his disability and how he was encouraged to become independent by his mother and his friends.  

Maths Over the next two weeks in maths we will be learning about time. We will introduce the children to key vocabulary related to time.  This week we will explore the vocabulary in context, relating to their everyday routines. We will explore using the vocabulary “before”, “after”, “first”, and “finally” to describe, sort and order events. When talking about the day we will use the vocabulary “morning”, “afternoon” and “evening” in relative contexts. We will also explore relating this key vocabulary to the days of the week. We will sequence the seven days of the week. We will describe events using the vocabulary “today”, “yesterday” and “tomorrow”. This week we will also name and sequence the months of the year and begin to know the number of days in each month.   

Phonics and Handwriting  

Phonics: In phonics we will be looking at  


Handwriting: Bottom joins sh 

Wider Curriculum 

Science: Parts of a Plant - What parts of a plant do we eat?  

PSHE – Keeping Safe: Staying Safe Online   To begin to understand how we can stay safe on the internet.  

PE – Sports day/team games 

Art: William Morris- Design a print pattern for a bag     

To repeat a pattern, randomly placed or tiled, with a range of objects.     

Use colour to add desired effects to my art.   

History : To compare education in or local area to a different period in History 

Music - To think about sounds out the window and to use our voices and instruments to re-create the sound.  

RE- To understand what it means to belong to a Jewish community by exploring some features, symbols and practices. 

Other Information

Sports Day- 27th June 

Mini Marathon- 5th July 


Please note this is a basic overview of the planning for this week. It is impossible to cover in this outline all the learning that takes place during a week!  We also believe in listening to your children and responding to their interests and ideas therefore all our planning is flexible. Please note some of the learning will take place across more than one week and during some weeks the learning focus may not cover all curriculum areas.