Year 1 Summer 1

Dear Parents,

Assalaam aalikum wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuhu,

Welcome back to our online teaching!

I pray you all had a restful break and ready to receive Ramadan in these unforeseen circumstances. May Allah swt help us to reach Ramadan in good health and Imaan. May He swt protect us all and save humanity from this pandemic, verily he is the only one to turn to. Ameen.

Here is our summer 1 overview in sha Allah:


Place value: Week l focuses on consolidating understanding of 2-digit numbers, representing these in different ways, and partitioning into 10s and 1s.
Resources: colouring pens, pencils, worksheets, a 100 square and the yellow notebook.
Addition and subtraction: Weeks 2 and 3 focus on revision of number facts and using these to solve additions and subtractions involving 1- and 2-digit numbers.
Resources: worksheets, a 100 square and the yellow notebook.
Measures: Week 4 focuses on weight and capacity, comparing and using uniform non-standard units to measure both; information is recorded in block graphs for ease and clarity.
Resources: Kitchen weighing scales, different items from the kitchen with weight in 1 kg, 500 g and 250 g weights: a bag of flour or a bag of sugar…..
Containers with capacity in litres and millilitres: bottles of milk, water, juice…
 Fractions and money: Week 5 focuses on doubling and halving numbers and recognising halves and quarters of shapes, and on recognising coins and solving money problems.
Resources: plain paper, colouring pencils, a ruler, coins, oranges, grapes or anything they can segment into fractions,


Children will learn how to:

Use suffixes and prefixes as well as carrying on using the sounds.

Retell the story events in order including only important ones.

Use the past tense and the pronouns ‘I, we and my’ to retell the experience of going on a trip to London.

Express their own feelings about specific events.

Use adjectives and adverbs.

Plan their story using a story map.

Organise writing in paragraphs using the time adverbs.

Grammar focus:

Recognise and use comparative adjectives, use the correct spelling for those with the suffixes ‘un and er’.

Punctuate their work ambitiously, using exclamation marks and speech marks.

Use exciting words from a word bank, a simile and alliteration to enthuse the reader.

Be able to assess work using a checklist as peers and individuals.

Ch will be able to improve their work looking for: capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, ! and ?. 



Children will learn about:

  1. The names of a variety of familiar and less familiar animals.
  2. Look closely at and compare and contrast many different animals, naming their body parts, describe their physical features and mimic how they move.
  3. Classify animals according to their physical features as mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds.
  4. Understand that animals need to eat in order to be healthy and that they eat lots of different types of foods.
  5. Classify animals as ‘carnivore’, ‘herbivore’ and ‘omnivore’.
  6. Learn how to look after a pet.
  7. Spot the difference between vertebrates (animals with backbones, eg. cats) and invertebrates (animals without a backbone, eg. molluscs/ snails).


The UK countries

Children will carry on learning about geography, looking at the features of continents in terms of animals and physical features.

Devise a simple map, and use and construct basic symbols in a key.

Use simple grid references (A1, B1).

Use compass directions (north, south, east and west) and locational language (e.g. near and far) to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

Locate London on the map and recognise it is in England.

Recognise that the UK is in Europe and that it contains England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.


We will focus on phase 5c

Jazakum Allah khair for your amazing support.

Ust Saida