Spring Bank Primary School

Year 1 Newsletter – Summer 1


Tuesday 17th April 2017


Dear Parents/Carers,


Welcome back we hope that you had a wonderful break. Here is some information you may find useful and an overview of the learning that will be taking place this half term.



PE is on Thursday and Friday. Both of our session will be outside this half term (weather permitting).

Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school (white t-shirt, dark shorts and trainers). It is also really helpful if these items are labelled with your child’s name! Please can children leave their kits in school at all times, as sometimes the timetable can change. Trainers will be needed this half term!


Reading Books

Please try to listen to your child read every day and sign or tick their reading record book, showing that it had been read.

Our class library day is Monday when children may select a book at lunchtime to take home from the library.



This half term our topic is ‘Animal Mayhem’.


Science – We will be looking at lots of different animals. Looking at their features and how they differ from each other. We will also be grouping these animals in a variety of ways. We will learn what diets animals in the wild and animals that we keep as pets have.


Art – We will look carefully at different animals, draw them in detail and then make our favourite animal using clay.


DT – We will be making animal magnets.


PE – Thursday – Rounders

Friday – Athletics


Music – We will be looking at music linked to minibeasts.


RE and Computing will be taught on a Wednesday by Mrs Birdi. They will be looking at how to use computers to research in computing and ‘What does it mean to belong to a Church or a Mosque?’ in RE.




Homework is set throughout the school half termly. They will have a few weeks to complete the project and can complete it in any way they like. Ways of presenting their work is:

  • Through writing
  • Photographs
  • Art work
  • Sculptures
  • Anything that inspires their creative side.
  • Can you create your own animal? What does it look like? Where does it live? What does it eat?



If you have any questions please come and ask us.


Yours Faithfully,


Caroline Mitchell

Katy Byford

















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