Dear Parents,

We hope you enjoyed your woodland adventure or your fun on the field afternoon. It was wonderful to see your smiling faces in real life, not just on a zoom call!

Please find below the timetable and resources for our final weeks 12 and 13. You’ve made it! There are some ideas for activities to do over the summer holidays on the final pages of this document.

Remember to keep adding your work to your scrap book and stick in photos of what you have been learning about. Our zoom calls have now finished but please keep us posted on how you are getting on via email.

Thank you for all the support you have given both us and your children in the last few months. It’s certainly been a term that we won’t forget in a hurry! Hopefully your children will have fond memories of some of the fun activities that you’ve done.

Until September….have a wonderful summer! With very best wishes,
The Year One Team

Rabbit@valleyend.surrey.sch.uk / Squirrel@valleyend.surrey.sch.uk

General information:

Internet Safety: we are aware that the children may have more time on the internet in the coming weeks. Whilst at school we have “Hector” that the children can click on if they see something that upsets them, you may not have security like this set up at home. Have a look at this powerpoint with your child and talk to them about keeping safe online, and what to do if they see something they don’t like: https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

Maths Learning Objectives: To tell the time to o’clock, 1⁄2 past, 1⁄4 past and 1⁄4 to. To understand the passing of time.

RMeasimaths: Please do RM maths 3 times a week. 

English Learning Objectives: To write instructions.

Reading: remember to come and borrow a set of books from school on Tuesday and return them on Friday.
*For an idea for some online books, take a look at https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/help-child-learn-age-5-6/ and search for their FREE online books.*

Phonics: write your first and last name in a book, on paper or on a whiteboard and then write out your spelling words each day. Then choose one activity from the following list:

  • Use magnetic letters, bath crayons, chalks or alphabet stampers to write each word.
  • Write each word on someone’s back and see if they can guess what it is.
  • Write each word in a silly sentence, making sure you use a capital letter, a full stop or ! or ? and spaces.
  • Log on to www.phonicsplay.co.uk and play a phonics game with the sound of the week.

There is no spell check this week but please revise all of the sounds and words from the year. Look through your spelling book and go over the words that you’ve found tricky.

Useful Links

English – Reading of The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46wCRq50Wwg

Road Safety – Explore the think.gov.uk website:

• https://www.think.gov.uk/resource/safer-journeys-anthem/ 

• https://www.think.gov.uk/resource/crossing-roads/
• https://www.think.gov.uk/resource/be-bright-be-seen-game/ 
• https://www.think.gov.uk/resource/colour-me-bright/

Music – Sea Shanties – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOA3he2Gv4M and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trMq835yF1Y 
Science – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWCQoCurPOY and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2dAISu4IfY

Week 13 and ideas for the summer holidays
Look back at the work timetables we have sent you over the last four months and complete any tasks that you may have missed.


  • Keep reading. Try to read a book or comic at least four times a week.
  • Make a diary or scrap book of the activities that you get up to over the summer.
  • Look at the Year 1 and 2 Common and Exception words document. These are all the words that you should be able to read by the end of Year 2.These words are either commonly used words or ones that don’t fit into our spelling rules. Have a go at seeing how many you can read at sight. Keep looking over the words that you are unsure of. Challenge – keep a record of how many you can read correctly and see if you improve over each week!


  • Play board games with your family – notice whether you are counting forwards or backwards.
  • Remind yourself of number bonds to 10 and 20.
  • Be confident counting forwards and backwards to 100.
  • Be able to count confidently in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Be able to know doubles and halves to 10/20.


  • If you are going on any journeys over the holidays, have a look at a map or a sat nav and work out where you are going. Maybe you could program the postcode of your destination into a route planner? Or look in a map book to see the roads you will be travelling on?
  • As you are on your journeys, have a look out of the window and notice what you can see….Fields? Windmills? Animals? Farm machines? Ponds? 


• Remind yourself of all the songs that we have sung this year. Have a look at all the music videos in the sharepoint folder.page6image26718016

• Find your favourite songs to sing and play along with any percussion instruments you have…or wooden spoons and pans! 



  • Make sure you get some daily exercise, whether it be playing the garden, going for a long walk, swimming in the sea, or playing tennis or football in the park!


  • Keep looking at the world around you….
  • What is the weather doing? If you are planning a day out, maybe have a look at a weather app or the forecast to see what the weather will doduring your day.
  • What types of flowers can you see growing in your garden or in the park? Are they wild flowers?
  • Can you identify any of the animals or trees that you see?



  • Create a summer picture using pencils, pens, chalk, paint, wax crayons or collage.
  • Make a model out of lego or junk. Show your model to someone in your house and let them add something to your model – team work! Maybe youcould make a lego house or building with overlapping bricks.