Horndon-on-the-Hill C. of E. Primary School

Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Courage • Thoughtfulness

Class 1

Class 1 Curriculum Evening

Year 1 Summer Curriculum Letter.

Class Teacher: Mr Hales, Student: Miss Lewis, Learning Assistants: Mrs Fay and Miss Tiley.


Dear Parents,

For the Summer term, our topics will be Transport, Food and the World Cup.


The children will be writing stories, recounts and poems.  There will also be a daily phonics and handwriting session. 

Guided reading

Each week, the children will read to an adult and have a set of tasks to complete.  They can change their reading books in the morning, during guided reading or at the end of the day.  Each child will have the opportunity to change their library book daily.


This term we will be covering units about: Number and place value, Addition and subtraction, Properties of shapes, Multiplication and division, including number and place value, Measurement (mass, time and capacity) and Fractions.


In science, the children will be completing their learning about plants, comparing different seasons and investigating materials.


Using clay, the children will be designing and making their own murals.


Children will be creating pictograms and navigating websites.  They will continue to improve their coding and presentation skills.

Design and technology

The children will be learning about food and trying different fruit and vegetables.  They will also plan, create and evaluate their own healthy kebab.


The children will find out about where food comes from and how it is transported. 


We will be learning about how modes of transport have changed over time and considering how people will move around in the future.


Using the songs Round and Round and Reflect, Rewind and Replay, the children will compare songs arranged in six different styles; Blues, Baroque, Latin, Bhangra, Folk and Funk. The children will be using recognise the difference between a pulse and a rhythm and to decimate between higher and lower sounds.


This term we will be covering the unit What makes some places Sacred?  The children will be learning about the church and other religious places of worship.


This term we will be covering the units Good to be me and Relationships.


The children will be doing outdoor athletics and striking and fielding activities.  Children must not wear earrings and must have their hair tied back if it is long.


Homework is set on a Friday and is due the following Wednesday.  Please read at home regularly with your child at least three times a week.


The Class One Learning Workshop will be held on Friday 8th June.  It will be held in the school hall from 2-3. 


Many thanks,

Mr Hales