The Blossom Federation

Year 1

Class Teachers

Miss Shaikh
Miss Lawrie
Mrs Alam

Upcoming Year 1 Events

07/09 15:45 Year 1 - Meet the Teacher

PE Day - Friday

Please ensure your child comes to school already dressed in their PE kit every Friday. They should be wearing their coloured Daubeney team top, and footwear suitable for sports activities.

Book Bags 

Please ensure your child brings in their book bags every day. 


Read every day – you can read by yourself and/or with an adult. Your child will be given a reading record and 3 reading books weekly. You will be told when their book change day is, please return the books on this day and write a comment – see inside the front cover of their reading record for guidance on comments.


Please ensure your child has breakfast before coming to school as it can affect their focus and concentration. If you want further information for breakfast club, please speak to a member of the office staff.

Water Bottles 

Children are to bring in water bottles with water. Fruit juices and squash are not allowed. Water bottles also need to be made from plastic and not glass.

Physical and Mindful Activities 

Participate in physical and mindful activities every day. Please see our Mental Health links for some fun indoors activities. 

Summer Term 


In the first half term we will be learning:

  • Recount of experiences
  • Writing captions alongside pictures
  • Story sequencing
  • Retelling
  • Role play
  • Simple sentence structure
  • Full stops, capital letters and finger spaces
  • Re-constructing sentences
  • Grammar focus
  • Exclamation marks and question marks
  • Adjectives
  • Past and present tense
  • First person pronoun

We will also be focussing on spelling high frequency and common exception words throughout the term.

100 High Frequency Words

Common Exception Words


In the first half term we will be learning about:

  • Measuring length using standard and non-standard units
  • Multiplication and division
  • Making equal groups and making arrays
  • Halves and doubles
  • Fractions – names and symbols to represent them
  • Finding half of a number/quantity/shape
  • Finding a quarter of a number/quantity/shape

Cross Curricular 

In the first half term, we will be learning about Geography and our big question will be ‘How can I find where I am in the world?’.

  • Name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries
  • Name, locate and identify capital cities of the UK and its surrounding seas
  • Understand how some places are linked to other places e.g. roads, trains
  • Name, describe and compare familiar places
  • Know about some current changes that are happening in the local environment e.g. at school
  • Suggest ideas for improving the school environment
  • Identify key physical features e.g. cliff, coast, hill, mountain, sea
  • Identify key human features e.g. city, town, village, farm etc.
  • Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK
  • Ask simple geographical questions e.g. What is it like to live in this place?
  • Use simple observational skills to study the geography of the school and its grounds
  • Use simple maps of the local area
  • Use locational language (e.g. near, far, left & right) to describe the location of features and routes
  • Make simple maps and plans e.g. A pictorial representation of a place in a story


In the first half term, we will be learning about Animals Including Humans and our big question is ‘How am I different from other animals?’.

  • To identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body
  • To say which part of the body is associated with each sense
  • To perform simple tests in the context of investigating each of the five senses
  • To identify and name a variety of common animals including, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
  • To identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivore
  • To describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals including pets)


Yearly Overview

Our curriculum overviews gives you an idea of which topic your child will be studying at which point during the school year.

Year 1 Highlights