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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 20.05.2024

Curriculum area We are learning to…








 In Literacy this week we will continue with our text by Britta Teckentrup ‘We are together’.   

This week we will continue to look at love and friendship and what it means to us. We will look at words to describe love and friendship and start to think about how we could write meaningful sentences. We will focus on rhyme and rhythm and how we could write about friendship using this. To help we will show the children some different rhyming poems about friendship, the children will then write their own rhyming stanza about friendship using a rhyming word bank.  

Maths In maths we will be exploring the concept of unitising by counting in units of two, five or ten. We will investigate how objects can be counted efficiently by counting in units other than one. We have already explored counting in twos and tens, this week we will focus on counting efficiently by counting in groups of five. We will also explore coins and learn about the value of coins. We will understand that a coin has a value which is independent of its size, shape and colour or mass.   

Phonics and Handwriting  

Phonics: In phonics we will be revising the sounds we have learnt so far this term.  

Handwriting: Bottom joins ir 

Wider Curriculum 

Science – To identify parts of a plant. 

PSHE – Growing and Changing- Feelings. To understand we have a wide array of emotions and to describe how those emotions might make us feel 

PE – Rackets, bats and balls- Develop sending (rolling) skills to score a point  

Art: Andy Goldsworthy - To handle and manipulate rigid and malleable materials and found objects to represent something known and suggest familiar objects or things. 

RE: When do Jews remember the special words of the Shema and what do they mean?  

Other Information

Mini Marathon Weds 22nd May 

Friday 24th May will be an INSET day. 



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.