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For the Summer 2 half term, Year 1 will have 5 phonics lessons across the week. As well as the phonics lessons, Year 1 will have one 'Big Write' a week as well as daily sessions focused around a text/story. When the children are not working directly with an adult they will be completing independent tasks which will be based around cursive writing, tricky words and writing in full sentences. Some of the independent work will also be based around texts we are doing in class. 


The Big Write will be on a Wednesday this half term. The main focus will be for the children to write in full sentences. We will particularly focus on capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, writing on the line, letters the right way round, using our phonics, remembering our tricky words and using cursive writing. 


We will also be having an explicit grammar lesson this half term. Some of the objectives we will cover are:

  • Question marks
  • Exclamation marks
  • Prefix un-
  • Plurals (s and es)
  • Suffixes (ing, er, est, ed)


Some key texts we are using this half term are:

A walk in London

Katie in London

This is London

Toby and the Great Fire of London

Vlad and the Great Fire of London 

Paddington Bear