Denholme Primary School

Happy Learners High Achievers

Minorca Mount, Denholme, Bradford. West Yorkshire BD13 4AY

01274 832123

Rowan Class - Year 1

 Class Teacher - Mrs Pierce 

Teaching Assistant   - Miss Rusch         PPA Cover - Mrs Wright (Mon & Thurs pm)

Support Staff - Mrs Bidgeway & Miss Shimbles

Summer 2021

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Welcome back Year 1

Our topic is 'Space Invaders'

Photographs from our visit to St Ives - 20th July, 2021



Our focus text is Beegu.  We will be looking at character development and story setting.  There will be lots of writing opportunities such as letters, instructions, descriptions and poetry.  Our focus will continue to be sentence structure, spelling and punctuation.


        Beegu by [Alexis Deacon]



This half term we will be focusing addition and subtraction within 20 and learning number facts to improve our fluency.  In provision we will be measuring weight and capacity.


In Science we will continue our topic on plants.  We will be observing the changes as our sunflowers grow.   We will be learning about trees - the different parts, the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees and how deciduous trees change throughout the year.



Our history topic continues to be 'Explorers' and we will be learning all about Neil Armstrong.  We will be comparing his achievements to those of Christopher Columbus.

      Neil Armstrong | Biography & Facts | Britannica


Our PE day is Friday - the children will need to come to school in black jogging bottoms and trainers that are suitable for outdoor PE.  Please wear a school t-shirt and jumper.

On all other days the children need to wear practical black shoes, preferably black trainers, as we will be spending more time on the running track and outdoors in general.



  • Spellings

New spellings will be put in planners every Wednesday to be tested on the following Tuesday.

  • Reading book 

Please encourage your child to read every day - this doesn't have to be the whole book, just a few pages each day.  You will have the book for a week - please read it more than once for confidence and fluency.  Ask your child questions about what they have read to check their understanding.   Reading books will be changed every Friday.

  • Homework

New homework will be put on Teams and emailed weekly on Wednesdays to be completed for the following Tuesday.