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Ladybirds Class

         Welcome to the special page for Year 1.

P.E. days

Our PE days in Summer 2 2022 will be Tuesday (Outdoor adventures) and Wednesday (Bats and Balls). Please come into school wearing your P.E. tracksuit on these days. Please do not wear earrings on these days. 


Please find the homework for this half term below. 

Summer 2 homework

Parent Overview

Please see below the parent overview for this half term. 

 Meet the Staff

Class Teacher- Mrs Heywood


Teaching assistants 
Mrs Slack Naylor (Year 1 AM)
Miss Richards
We also have Miss Barry, who is a PGCE student, with us until June. We wish you and your child the warmest welcome to Year 1! On this page you will find information about the topic your child will be learning, PE days, overview of Science, PSHE and RE, and expectations for home learning. 
Reading Books
In Year 1 the single most important thing you can do to help your child progress with their learning is to listen to them read their reading books. It helps children improve their confidence and helps them with every other area of learning.
Please can your child bring their reading folder (including their reading book and reading diary) into school every day. Please listen to your child read at home at least 3 times a week. Record in their reading diary every time you do. Many thanks. 

Summer 2 2022 topic

 Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

Our topic for this half term is ‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside'. 

Week 1: What happens at the seaside? 


This week we will be having a fun beach afternoon in school! We will use Early Years outdoor area to playa  range of beach activities, including:

  • Paddling pool
  • Sand pit
  • Puppet theatre
  • Tin can alley
  • Giant bubbles
  • Hook a duck
  • Ice cream
  • Photo booth


Week 2: Where are our seasides?

This week we will be looking at maps to learn where the closest seasides are to us. We will be sharing our own stories of visiting the seaside. We will be creating our own seaside display by using art techniques. We will be making a pier, beach huts, lighthouse, bumpy cliffs, seagulls and starfish.


Week 3: What are the features of the seaside?

This week we will be naming different features of the seaside, including:

  • Lighthouse
  • Beach
  • Coast
  • Cliffs
  • Harbour
  • Ships

We will be working out what features are human (man- made) and which things are physical (natural). We will be looking at aerial photographs of a seaside resort and labelling different features.


Week 4: Where can we go on holiday in the UK?

We will be looking at maps of the UK and naming different countries. We will be reminding ourselves of the names of the capital cities (London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh). We will be using a compass and work out which direction we need to travel to reach the coast. We will be finding the locations of the following seaside towns: Llandudno, Ballycastle, Peterhead, Scarborough.


Week 5: What were seaside resorts like in the past?

We will be looking at photographs of holidays from present day and the past. We will look at differences, such as, transport, clothes, buildings, food and activities. We will be discussing what holidays were like in Victorian times.

Week 6 Question: What is an island? 

This week we will be looking at what an island is and how it is different to the mainland. We will be looking at how people travel to an island and what type of transport would be used on the island itself. We will be looking at the Orkney islands and discussing similarities and differences, including; houses, physical landscape, people and traffic.

Week 7 Question: What are lighthouses for and how do they work? 

This week we will be discussing what a lighthouse is and why they were invented. We will be learning about a famous person called Grace Darling. We will be learning about how Grace saved people who had been shipwrecked.


In Science this half term we will be looking at the differences between Spring and Summer. We will be scientists, investigating the day length and shadows. 


This half term we will be looking at Being Healthy:  

The children will be learning to:


Exploring what a healthy lifestyle means

Identifying the benefits of a healthy lifestyle

Identifying ways of keeping healthy

Recognising what they like and dislike

Recognising that choices can have good and not so good consequences

Setting simple goals

Recognising the importance of personal hygiene

Developing the simple skills to help prevent diseases spreading


In RE our key question will be

‘What makes some places sacred?’

The children will be able to:

Identify special objects and symbols found in a place where people worship and be able to say something about what they mean and how they are used. 

Talk about ways in which stories, objects, symbols and actions used in churches, mosques and/or synagogues show what people believe. 

Ask good questions during a school visit about what happens in a church,

synagogue or mosque. 

Information for parents


Letters and sounds phase 2 information for parents

Letters and sounds phase 3 information for parents

Letters and sounds phase 4 information for parents

Letters and sounds phase 5 information for parents


Letter formation guidance


Word iconAssessment - End of Year 1 Expectations  

Year 1 Literacy non-negotiables

Word iconYear 1 maths non-negotiables


Ambassador Awards 2021-2022

What is expected in order for children to achieve their ’Ambassador Award’ comes under 4 headings:

  • Citizenship

  • Relationships

  • Learning

  • Behaviour and conduct

Each section has elements that underpin the values that as a school we hold dear. We believe that learning is something that continues every minute of the waking day and it is important to recognise children’s achievements not only in lessons but beyond. Adults in school will discuss each section with the children and how they can meet the criteria identified; we are hoping that the children will be able to take some ownership of the passport themselves!

Have a look at the Ambassador leaflet to find out more and look through 'Steps to Success' passport the Ladybirds children will be working through this year to help them achieve their Ambassador Awards!

 Ambassador information leaflet

Parent letter

Year 1 passport 


Each day your child will need to bring their reading book to school.   Please try to practise daily at home, even if it is just a couple of pages.    Please can you sign your children’s reading record books every time you listen to them read, it helps us and it also helps your child to earn credits towards their Ambassador awards.

Learning log 

At the beginning of each topic we will send home a homework grid with a choice of activities on it.  The completed tasks will be returned to school at the end of the term and celebrated with the class.