Ebor Gardens Primary Academy

Year 1

Curriculum Information – Summer Term 2


Our focus for English this half-term will be on sentence construction.  To encourage the children to structure and understand sentences we will be adopting the Talk 4 Writing Pie Corbett teaching style.  The children will be asked to write an informal letter, write a poem, to write a story from a different point of view and to write instructions on how to make a glow jar.

We will be reading “The Dark ” by Lemony Snicket and other texts linked to our “ Electricity’’ topic.


This half term we are learning:


This half-term, our topic is ‘Electricity.’  During this topic, we will be finding out:


During this half term, year 1 will be focusing on relationships. We will discuss how our relationships change and about different types of relationships.


Year 1 will do PE on a Monday:

Please bring your child’s PE kit into school that day.  Your child’s PE kit should include:

We would also like to remind you all to put name labels in all items of clothing that your child brings into school.


Children will receive lists of new words to spell every Tuesday and they will be tested on the following Monday.  You can help your child by practising the spellings in their homework diary.  Encourage your child to write simple sentences, containing the new words learned, capital letters and full stops.


We will continue looking at ‘Judaism’ and ‘Sikhism’ investigating the different sacred places and symbols within these religions.  We will also think about places that are sacred (special) to us.


Reading books should be taken home from school and changed on a regular basis.

We know parents and carers are very busy people.  But if you can find time to read to your child as much as possible, it helps him or her to learn new words and what they mean.  Whilst reading with your child ask them questions about the story.  Show that you are interested in reading yourself and talk about reading as a family.

Key Dates

Learning in Action: Wednesday 19th June at 2:30pm  – Join and take part in your child’s learning in their classroom.

What do we need?

If you have any queries with regard to your children’s learning or well-being, do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 1 team.

Miss Dobbie & Mrs Baum

Year 1 Teachers