Year 1

Year 1


Mrs Kay Assistant Head – Key Stage 1
Teacher – Class 1SK
Ms Smith Teacher – Class 1AS
Ms Allen Key Stage 1 Teaching Assistant Lead
Mrs Poizer Teaching Assistant

Curriculum Overview – Summer 2


In geography we are looking at the weather and looking after our environment.
We will be discussing how the weather impacts humans.  We will use 4 point compass directions and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map.
The children will use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise basic human and physical features.  We will have practical equipment to measure the rainfall and sundials to look at the position of the sun during the day.



This half term, we will read the texts ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’ by Hannah Shaw and ‘Greta and the Giants’ by Zoe Tucker. Using these stories, we will complete writing activities which include instructions on how to make a disgusting sandwich and a letter to Greta. It is important for us to edit our work so we will include this in each writing unit.

Guided Reading will continue every day for all the children. In these sessions we will be using our phonics knowledge to decode the words, gain fluency in our reading and use our reading strategies to support our understanding of the stories.



In maths we will continue to consolidate our leaning of number, place value, addition and subtraction.  We will continue our learning of multiplication and division.  We will consolidate this learning my completing word problems.  The children will be focusing on time.  We will look at hours, minutes and seconds.


In science we will continue our learning of plants.  The children will plant a broad bean and label using the knowledge that they have learnt so far in this unit.  We will continue to look at the different seasons and the changes that these have on plants.  The children will find out lots of interesting facts about Beatrix Potter.  The children will be asking questions about her and finding out the answers through research.

Other Curriculum Areas


RE –  Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?

Art- Using their own drawings and observations the children will create a 3D sculpture of a bird.

Music – The children will end their year 1 Charanga learning with Rewind, Reflect and Replay.

PE – The children will look at striking and field and will complete athletic activities.

PSHCE – Living in the wider world.

Computing – Digital writing.

Behaviour and attitudes




This half term we have a school-wide focus on transition. Through discussion and collaboration, the children will have the opportunity to share any questions or worries they may have about transition into year 2, as well as looking forward to the new and exciting challenges ahead.

UN Convention of the Rights of the Child


Outright 2024-

Children at Brookburn would like to make their voices heard and take action related to the following issues:

  • The environment and climate change
  • The cost of living crisis and homelessness

Article 2- The convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.

Article 12- Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.



Article 28- Every child has the right to an edu


Article 31- Every child has the right to relax and play.





Important Dates
Summer 2

  • Term starts 3rd June
  • Parent digital workshop – 17th June 6-7pm (delivered by Kat Howard, Smoothwall)
  • Up to date information, advice and guidance regarding online safety at home-
  • KS1: 25th June- 2-3:30pm (Reserve 28th June)
  • 5th July- Class photos
  • Transition morning- 10th July and opportunity to visit your child’s new classroom at the end of the day.
  • Year 1 trip to Whitworth Art Gallery 11th July
  • Reports out- 12th July
  • Summer Fair- 12th July (3:30-6pm)
  • End of school year- 2pm 19th July




Curriculum Overview - Printable Version

Summer 2