Curriculum Notes Year 1 Summer 2019

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the last term at Little Sutton Primary School for this academic year.  We hope you enjoyed the Easter holiday. 

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the Summer term. 

We hope that these notes will enable you to support your child with the work they are carrying out at school by providing them with opportunities to extend their knowledge of the subjects.  We would also appreciate you supporting them to complete homework to a high standard and return it on time as well as ensuring they have all the equipment they will need.  

Below is an overview of all the subjects and topics your child will be covering in the Summer term.


Multiplication and Division

Number: four operations



Phonics and spellings – alternative spellings for phonemes, revision of phase 5 sounds.

Fiction – Tradition Tales (Cinderella), Finding Nemo (visual literacy), character descriptions, Peace At Last and We Found a Hat story writing.

SPaG – revision of capital letters and full stops, question marks, plural endings.


Animals including humans: basic animal types, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores.

Animals of Australia, basic structure of animals and humans.


Comparing Sydney, Australia to Sutton Coldfield.

Map work – locating the 4 countries of the UK





Animal art        Colour mixing      Collage   

Design Technology

Sewing skills

Food technology


Singing songs from memory                          Exploring pitch                        Sea Shanties

Performing short musical patterns by ear                                                     Body percussion


Contemplation – Being curious & valuing knowledge;  Being open honest & truthful

Commitment –   Remembering roots;   Being hopeful & visionary

PE – Tuesday & Thursday

Games Skills   Passing, throwing, catching   Co-ordination with bat/ball, football


Athletics skills


Reading three times a week. Reading will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested the following week, these can be checked online via the school website. 

Homework will be distributed every Friday.


Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date. 

Class information 

Please remember to send all drinks separate from books to avoid spillage damage to school reading books – only water to be allowed in class please.

If your child is to be collected by someone other than yourself or the named contact persons please let the school know.  Please check that all of your child’s PE kit is named, that pumps are the correct size and that you renew the labelling on any clothing where it may have faded due to washing.

A reminder that children should not be bringing toys to school.

On a Monday afternoon, while the Y1 staff use time for planning, preparation and assessment, the children will enjoy one hour of Art and one hour of Dance.

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year. 

Miss J Faulkner and Mr J Storer