Horsforth Newlaithes

Year 1

Summer Term


Year 1 Newsletter Summer 1

Coming up this term:

Welcome to Summer 1! We are really looking forward to getting stuck into this last term and we have lots of really exciting things planned. We have our Art visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park and two parent events for you to come into the classroom and enjoy your child’s hard work. See below for dates and times.


English: This half term we will be using the texts Jack and the Beanstalk and The Emperor’s Egg. As always, our preliminary focus is always on sentence writing and the 4 finger check. We then build upon this by developing the children’s use of key spelling, punctuation and grammar as well as their wonderful imaginations and creativity.

Maths: We will be covering multiplication of 2, 5 and 10 and fractions, as well as developing our shape knowledge in geometry. At home, you can support your child by counting forwards and backwards in 10s, 5s and 2s and using real life situations to share amounts equally, for example, sharing out grapes or Lego figures.

Science: We will be looking at animals, the human body and plants.

History: The focus will be local history of Horsforth.  

Geography: We will be learning about hot and cold places with a focus on the Arctic.

PE: We will be practising team building and running skills.

Art: Our focus is collage and painting.

D&T: We will be learning about food and making healthy wraps.


Important Reminders

  • PE days are Thursdays and Fridays
  • Y1 Multi-Skills Club is on a Tuesday after school until week 5. On this day children may wear their trainers or full PE kits to school.
  • Homework will be given out on a Friday


Key Dates

  • 5.24 Visit to Sculpture Park
  • 5.24 Bank Holiday Monday
  • 5.24 Parents reading session, 8.50 – 9.30am at classroom doors
  • 5.24 Year 1 Art Gallery, 3.00pm at the classroom doors
  • 5.24 Training day- school closed to pupils