St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

Respect, Aspire, Achieve

In our school, whatever the challenge,

we aim high with God in our hearts

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to Summer 2!

This page will provide information on the topic of this term, links to the websites and important information and dates.


Please ensure that all children attend school with the correct uniform including PE kits on the first day of term.



Rowan Class                                               Birch Class

Mrs Carr                                                Miss Mathieson



Our topic this term is: 

Which creation will help improve our lives?

Below are our interesting areas of focus for this half term in each subject. You will also find some Key Questions and Key Vocabulary to discuss with your child:



We will begin with Our Talk 4 writing text :

Giraffes Can't Dance  


Writing Outcome:

Write with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Apply knowledge of embedded sounds to their writing.

Form all lower case letters correctly.

Instructional writing using time connectives and adjectives. Recount from a characters point of view.



Number: We will be continuing to build on our understanding of place value of numbers up to 100, counting in various ways including 2, 5 and 10's. 

 Measure: Position and geometry alongside direction and looking at money.



This half term we will be learning all about animals including humans.

We will be exploring afican animals and consolidating the knowledge gained in previous sessions including eating patterns and living habitats. 








This half term we will be learning about communication methods in History and the African desert in Geography. 

We will be looking at how changes have happened in ways we can communicate and exploring the equators deserts on a map. We will also be looking at seasonal patterns of weather in African.



We are focusing on

How do we feel?

We will be looking at strategies to manage different feelings that we may experience and how we can cope with these feelings.


This half term we will be looking at my world, Jesus' world. We will be looking at how our worlds are different and how Jesus lived years ago.


Year 1 Curriculum Map


Please have a look at our Year 1 Curriculum Map which will give you a detailed overview of our learning this year in all subject areas. It also gives you extra exciting information about any trips, visits and additional learning experiences the children will enjoy this year!


Useful websites


Showbie -

Zoom -

My Maths -

Times Tables Rockstars -

Oxford Owl -

Oak National Academy -

White Rose Maths -

Year 1 Curriculum Newsletters - 2021/22

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