Welcome to the Summer Term! This year is flying away, and so are we with our topic ‘What’s Your Superpower?’ We
hope you had a relaxing Easter break and the children are excited for the final term of the year. Our focus for this topic is
a history one where we will be learning about significant individuals from British and world history as well as learning a
little about the structure of the British monarchy and how succession works. Many aspects of the curriculum teaching is
done within our topic wherever possible however some curriculum areas are not linked to the topic. Please see the topic
map attached to this outlining what your children will be learning this term.
This term Dr Lombardi will continue to teach Year 1 Science and PSHE on Friday.
As we are now in the summer term, in preparation for Year 2, the children do not need afternoon snacks as they are able
to have the fruit provided by school. Also to support the smooth transition please can I ask no adults, other that parent
readers who are coming in to read, come through the Year 1 gate in the morning. I am always on the playground if you
need to speak to me first thing, or can be given notes but the children do need to get used to the routine of saying
goodbye at the line and walking from the playground into the classroom on their own.
Please remind yourself of the important information below, particularly about lunches, and ensuring clothing is named.
It saves lots of time in school if you are able to do your child’s lunch choices before school. You are able to do a term’s
decisions at a time so can log in now and do all the choices to the end of the year! We are not able to do this and have to
instead do them daily which takes time in the mornings.
P.E. Kits and Uniform
All children must have their own P.E. kit (shorts/leggings/tracksuit bottoms, white/blue T-shirt and trainers) kept in school.
Children need their PE kits in order to take part in the lessons. Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings and other
jewellery removed for health and safety reasons.
Please ensure that your child’s name is on every item of clothing.
Reading is vital. The best way to encourage reading is to read aloud to your child every day. Not only is reading the door
to knowledge but it is also the best way to improve spelling and I will be encouraging the children to read at every
opportunity. We will have guided reading sessions and reading activities every day but there is nothing better than
reading to a parent or carer. Please invest this time with your child…it will make all the difference! They will change their
reading books regularly, daily should you read that much. Please write the title of the book into the Reading Record book
and sign that you have listened to your child read and send it in their bag every day. We will monitor this and give weekly
feedback in their Reading Record books.
St. Paul’s CE (VA) Primary School
Coronation Street, Cambridge, CB2 1HJ
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01223 568840
Headteacher: Mrs Helen Darrell
We would love to welcome parent helpers (or grandparent/other family helpers) into our class and on trips. If you are
interested in helping out either in school, particularly with reading, or on trips, please let us know.
Please ensure that your child brings in a labelled water bottle filled with fresh water every day. We will aim to send these
home every day.
Children have a Pick ‘n’ Mix page stuck in their homework books with a range of options of homework activities. Children
will be expected to hand one homework in every two weeks (7th May (Tuesday after bank holiday), 20th May, 10th June,
24th June, and 8th July). They should pick a task from a variety of boxes. The way the children choose to present their
homework is open-ended.
The purpose of this style of homework is to allow children to take initiative when choosing their home learning, to cater
for children’s individual interests and styles of learning, and to inspire a love of learning. It should also give parents some
insight into what children have been/are learning about in the classroom. The choices that the children are given will be
related to what they are learning in class and, therefore, should be enrich what is going on in school.
A spellings menu will also come home, this will give lots of fun different ways for you and your child to practice each
week. You can choose a different activity every day or use one for a week and try a different one the following week. Year
1 will be given spellings on a Friday to learn every week and will be tested on these on a Thursday.
Parent and Staff Communication
Please hand any notes to us in the mornings. We must be informed if your child is going home with someone else on a
particular day, unless it is a regular arrangement that we are already aware of. We will not allow any child to leave with
any other adult unless we have your permission. Please do speak to us if you have any concerns or queries or contact the
office who will forward your message to us. The email address is email@example.com .
Maths counting in 10s and 1s to find numbers up to 50
Virtual reality as part of Safer Internet Day
Being inspired by a poet, making our own poems!
Science: Snow trolls investigation
Year 1 children investigated how they could stop their 'snow trolls' from melting by wrapping them in different materials. An amazing opportunity for them to apply their previous learning on the properties of materials on a snowy day (Mrs Lombardi)
Finding the difference in maths
Inspired by the book Welcome by Barroux we made our own Islands!