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Year 1




Mrs Tynan, Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Capper

Mrs Mooiman, Miss Palin, Miss Murie, Miss Dixon and Mrs Goldie


Termly Overview Summer 2024


Welcome to Year 1. Here you will find lots of useful information, helpful links and the homework that has been set for Classes 3 and 4. To find out more about what Year 1 is like please see the Curriculum Map and 'Meet the teacher' link below. 









On Thursday, homework will be set and then handed back in by the following Thursday so that new homework can be set. Each week there will be a Maths task linked to what we have learnt in class that week. There is also a Reading comprehension task linked to the Little Wandle book you have been given. 


Please remember to access the many online resources available to enhance your learning too. These include:   Times Tables Rock Stars and  Spelling Shed


Click on the link below to access the most recent homework and useful links:





PE Information

You will need to wear your full school uniform everyday apart from Tuesday and Friday. On these days, you can wear your P.E. kit for the whole day as this is when you will do your P.E. lesson.


Please ensure that you have a hat, suncream and a water bottle for the hot days and rain jacket for the not so sunny days, as you will still be outside!


For P.E, you will need to wear your house colour t-shirt, joggers or shorts, and suitable trainers. Remember to also tie your hair up if it is long and remove all jewellery.




In writing this term we will be using the following book to support the children in their learning.                                                                                                                    



At The Berkeley Academy we believe that the teaching of reading is integral to a child’s understanding and appreciation of the world around them: a platform that allows our children to see beyond what they know, share in cultural experience and develop the vocabulary they need to effectively express themselves. 


Reading is at the very heart of our curriculum. We are committed to promoting a love for reading and not only giving children opportunities to read in English lessons, but in the wider curriculum too.  This term we will be looking at the following books as part of our curriculum:








At The Berkeley, we teach phonics using Little Wandle. In Year 1, we build on learning from Reception. We continue to learn phonemes as diagraphs, trigraphs and even quadgraphs. We then move onto alternative pronunciation of sounds. Tricky words are also taught in order to increase reading fluency. Alongside the daily phonics lesson, children have reading practice sessions in groups 3 times each week. The book that they read in school is then taken home and read with grown ups along with a written comprehension linked to the story. In the Summer term we prepare the children for the Year 1 phonics screening check where they use their phonic knowledge to read 40 real and nonsense words.




My Maths


These are super websites to help you with your Times Tables practice. Please have a look!

Times tables

Hit the Button



Times Tables Rock Stars


No Outsiders

The No Outsider’s vision is for inclusive education, promoting community cohesion and preparing our children for life as global citizens. ‘No Outsiders’ aims to develop the ethos of the school into one where every member of the school community, as well as every visitor through our doors, feels welcome and able to be themselves without fear of discrimination.


As a school, we will be incorporating the No Outsiders lesson plans and book suggestions into our own PSHE lessons. Class teachers will deliver the programme throughout the year, using developmentally appropriate picture books. Through discussion and activities based upon the picture books, pupils will be encouraged to show respect and develop their understanding of diversity.


Here are the books that will be covered this term:



For further information about what is going on this term in Year 1, click on the links below: