Pupils at Radcliffe Hall Primary School
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Year 1 Sycamore

Welcome to the Year 1 Sycamore Page  

I am so excited for the summer term and all our amazing learning! 

Please remember to check our school Facebook page for regular updates about everything we get up to in Year 1 Sycamore. I will also be posting regularly on Class Dojo.

If you have any questions about school or your child's learning, please don't any of the KS1 team.

Thank you,
Mrs Christie



Reading books and records should be brought to school daily. Please ensure that your child reads regulary throughout the week and an adult signs their reading record. It is important that all children are reading and being read to as much as possible.

Key information

  • Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child wears a full school PE kit (black bottoms, white top) that is clearly labelled with their name.
  • Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school daily.
  • Please ensure that all uniform is clearly labelled with your childs name. 
  • School starts at 8.50 and finishes at 3.30



This half term we will be exploring traditional tales including The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel.

Little Wandle - Phonics 

All children are accessing Little Wandle Phonics within school. Children will also have a home reading book set. These will be phonetically decodable books that have been carefully matched to your child's phonic phase. If your child is reading it with little help, please do not worry that it is too easy - your child needs to develop fluency and confidence in reading.


This term, we will be focussing on number. In maths lessons and fluency sessions we will cover:

  • Place Value - Numbers within 20
  • Addition & Subtraction - Numbers within 20

In the classroom provision, children will develop their understanding of the following 

  • Measurement - Length and Height
  • Measurement - Mass and Volume
  • Measurement - Money

Please remember to Log into our online resource tool Numbots. Your childs log in details are in the front of their reading record.


This half term, our focus will be Uses of Everyday Materials. The children will:

  • Classify different everyday materials
  • Describe the properties of everyday materials
  • Suggest appropriate materials for different uses (e.g. What material would you use to make ________?)


Wider Curriculum

Our History topic this half term is Recent History. We will be learning about our family trees and what the world was like when our grandparents were children.

Our RE has a multifaith focus this half term asking the question 'What is it like to be a part of a faith community?'

In Art the children will be learning about Antony Gormley (the creator of The Angel of the North)

Our PE is on a Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has their full kit on these days. This half term, we are focusing on throwing and catching and hockey.

In Music we will be focussing on singing and rhythm with Mr Martin.

Our PSHE focus will be the behaviour curriculum, our golden rules and school values.