St Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School


Welcome toSt Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School

Year 1

Summer Term 2021


It has been a wonderfully sunny start to the Summer term and lovely to see the children's happy faces. We have jumped straight into our learning and have enjoyed the Percy the Park Keeper stories. It has been great fun to role play the stories in our very own Percy's garden centre. We have also explored speech marks and written in role. Sunflower seeds have been planted and we are excited to watch them grow and record it in our sunflower diaries. We will be investigating the best conditions for growth when we plant cress seeds. We are making the most of the sunny weather and exploring our school grounds to identify and name a range of wild flowers, trees and wildlife. We are looking forward to our outdoor education morning when we can put all of our learning about caring for environment into practise. We are learning about the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh and Heaton Cooper and will be creating our own artwork in their style. 


We will be challenged in our maths work by beginning to learn about multiplication, division and fractions. We will be using money and learning to tell the time. 


In RE, we will be looking at the story of creation and thinking about how God wants us to care for the world. We will also be thinking about the importance of prayer in other religions and having a go at writing our own prayers. 


It has been exciting to develop new gymnastic skills and we look forward to starting our swimming sessions next half term. The sunny weather has allowed us to learn some new songs outside. 

Year 1 is led by Kath Savage, Gemma Thwaites and Emily Lang, the class teachers.  They also have Kirsty Galloway and Kathryn Airey as teaching assistants.