Waterloo Primary School

Where Pupils Shine


Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

Our first whole school theme is ‘Relationships’.  During this unit of work the children will talk about someone who is special to me.  They will discuss why they appreciate their special person and identify why they think they get on well together.  The children will explore how they feel about their relationship with their special person. 


In Summer 2 our whole school theme is ‘Changing Me’.  During this unit of work they will identify parts of the body that make boys and girls similar and different and can will use the correct names: penis, testicles, vulva, anus and vagina.  They will learn how to respect their body and will show an understanding of which parts of their body are private.  They will learn about when it is appropriate to talk about their body parts and will identify people they can talk to if their body isn’t being respected by somebody.


We will also be learning road safety. 

Phonics/Reading/Letter Formation 

We use the scheme, Phonics Bug, to teach our daily phonics lessons. Most children in Year One will work through phonics phases 4 and 5. Within each phonics lesson, they will focus on a learning a phoneme (sound) and will learn the corresponding grapheme (written letters which make the sound). They will then apply this learning to writing the phoneme, along with words and short sentences containing the phoneme. They will develop correct letter formation for each letter (beginning lower case letters on the line). 

Children will then apply this learning to individual/paired/group reading (using the linked Phonics Bug book). They will complete verbal and written comprehension tasks, again using the linked Phonics Bug book. 

This book will be allocated to your child in their online library within Phonics Bug. Our expectation is that children read this fully decodable book at least three times weekly. Online games to embed the taught phonemes will also be allocated for you to access at home. 

If you do not have Internet access and require a hard copy of the book, please request this from your child's class teacher. 

To develop a love of reading, your child will also choose a story book to take home each week. This will be a quality text for you to read to your child (we would recommend at least three times weekly). 


For more information about supporting reading at home, please visit our 'Help at Home' page. 


English (Reading to Writing Process)

We will be revisiting the features of instructional writing and children will produce their own simple instructions for making vegetable soup. Following our trip to the Maritime Museum, children will write a recount of their experiences. Using their knowledge from history lessons, children will be writing non-chronological reports about Titanic. 

They will use the Pie Corbett approach, using actions to verbally sequence and retell the story of, 'Not Now Bernard'. 

Our focus when writing will be: apply phonics for spellings, forming letters correctly, using finger spaces, using the conjunction 'and' to expand sentences, using prefixes and suffixes and remembering capitals for proper nouns. 

With teacher support, children will be reading their own writing aloud and will be correcting some errors using their purple pens. 

During our whole school poetry week, Year One will be studying, writing and performing poems about seasons. 



Following our mastery approach, children explore mathematical concepts using concrete materials, moving to visuals and then to abstract calculations. Children will revisit and build on their understanding of... 


For more information about the calculation strategies we use, please visit our 'Help at Home' page. 


Explore/life and works of...


Apply skills to...

Evaluate and refine 



Throughout our curriculum, children are encouraged to make safe use of technology to research and present. 



For more information about keeping your child safe when using technology, please visit our 'Help at Home' page. 


Design & Technology

Explore examples of...research... 














Physical Education 


Religious Education 






Cultural Capital 

As a school, we have mapped cultural capital experiences which supplement our curriculum. This term, we will: 

  • Visit a museum (Maritime Museum) 
  • Visit a local park
  • Visit the beach 
  • Roll down a hill
  • make a daisy chain
  • Write a weather report for our class 


Reading: Our expectation is that children read their online Phonic Bug book and access the linked games at least three times weekly. In addition to this, we expect that parents/carers will read the story book your child has chosen to them, at least three times weekly. Please record what your child has read/what you have read to them in their reading record, sign it and return it to school daily with any feedback/comments. 


English/Maths: We will send home alternate English/maths tasks each Friday. This will be due in by the following Friday.  

For additional information and resources for supporting your child at home, please visit our, 'Help at Home' page. 

Optional Homework Projects 


Children will be awarded merits for completing these projects and will be given the opportunity to share their work with their class. 



To support our learning about the Titanic, children will be visiting the Maritime Museum. 

We will be visiting our local park to take photos to contrast with earlier in the school year. 

We will be visiting the beach.