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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. 

Click the attachment at the bottom of the page for our 'Into Year Group' presentation, and you will also see our Topic Web for this term- we hope you find these useful.

Year 1 Team

Date 23.05.22

Curriculum area We are learning to…






This week will be our last week looking at the story ‘Jack and the Jelly Beanstalk by Rachael Mortimer. 

  • Using their story maps they drew and innovated last week, the children will be retelling their own version of Jack and the Jelly Bean Stalk.  

  • We will be focusing on suffix -ing words that we learnt last week and the children will be encouraged to use them in their story writing, such as glittering, thundering and shimmering. 

  • As an academy we will also be celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee throughout the week. The children will be helping create a section of the whole school Tapestry, which will be put together reflecting the queen and British Values. On Thursday we will be making sandwiches, biscuits and hats in preparation for our whole school picnic in the afternoon! 

  • Handwriting- Bb and Dd 

  • Phonics- We will be learning ‘tch- scratch and itch’ and ‘ve- heave the leaves’.  


In maths, we will be adding ten to a multiple of ten and that it will give the next multiple of ten and also subtracting ten from a multiple of ten will give the previous multiple of ten. The children will be solving a variety of missing number and word problems. 




In Science we will be completing an investigation. What conditions do we need to grow the tallest bean for Jack? 

The children will be planting beans and placing them in various places around the classroom to investigate this. They will be making predictions about what may affect the bean growth and what conditions the bean would need to grow. 


This week the children will be selecting their own materials to make their own individual sculpture piece in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.  








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.