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Year 1

Welcome to Beetles & Ladybirds

Welcome to the Summer Term of Year 1!


We do hope you were able to have a safe and relaxing Easter break, and enjoyed getting outside on the lighter, brighter days.


Our new topic this term is ‘Kings and Queens’. A very special celebration kick-starts this term off brilliantly…The Queen’s 96th birthday! We are going to be learning some amazing facts about the British Royal Family, and also about monarchies around the world. Our new story texts in Literacy are called ‘The Queen’s Hat’ and ‘The Cook and the King’, which are always loved by all!


Other activities include royal crown paintings in Art, preparing a fresh salad for a royal banquet in DT, and holding our very own celebrations in school for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We are also very lucky to be going on a school trip to Hampton Court Palace, to see the real home of a monarch. We cannot wait to get started!


In Science, we will be learning about plants, which includes carrying out a bean growing investigation, and other fun practical activities across the term. Our athletics training in PE will soon wear off any extra energy! As well as this, we really recommend keeping active as much as possible outside of school and getting some fresh air every day.


Our Year 1 Phonics Screening Check will be going ahead on the week commencing 6th June 2022, so reading will be a high priority in school, and we thank you for your continued reading efforts at home.


We hope you enjoy your last few months in Year 1 and we cannot wait to see your smiley faces again as we return. If you have any questions, concerns or worries about anything do not hesitate to contact us on our class email accounts.


Take care and keep up the hard work,


Miss Creasey and Miss Inch


These books are read as class texts over the course of the year to encourage positive and guided discussion of the protected characteristics. At Westfield, we strive to create an environment where children can share their opinions and ask questions.