Year 1

Information for Parents


Term: Autumn(1), Autumn(2), Spring(1), Spring(2), Summer(1), Summer(2)


The Seaside  Year 1 and 2


Children will learn about;




The children will be reading different seaside themed stories. We shall be reading The Light House Keeper’s Lunch, Commotion in the Ocean and Tiddler. We shall also be writing postcards and taking part in role play activities in our ice cream and beach shop.




We shall be consolidating our measuring skills. We will be measuring in litres and millilitres to pour drinks for the beach. We shall also be attempting some beach towel fractions and solving some data handling problems using our favourite ice-cream flavours.




In Science the children will be exploring sea side habitats and food chains. We shall also be looking at how littering damages the seaside environment. We shall also be looking at shadows, how the seasons are created and how to protect ourselves from the sunshine. We shall also be investigating floating and sinking.




We shall be using coding programs to make some fish move in different sequences. We shall also be programming the beebots to move around a seaside map. The children will have the opportunity to use the computers to create their own seaside story.

Design & Technology/Art


In DT we will be making beach huts, kites and some sandwiches and drinks for the Light House Keepers Lunch.

In Art we will be looking at Degas’ “At the Seaside,” and some of the surf art by Spencer Reynolds. We shall also be developing our observational drawing skills by drawing seaside artefacts.




In RE the children will be exploring the Hindu summer festival of Raksha Bandham. We shall be reading the story of Jonah and the whale. In PSHE the children will be learning about water safety. They shall also be exploring their personal successes and learning about healthy eating.




In history, the children will be learning about the seaside in the past, travelling, beach huts and how people dressed for the beach. We shall also be looking at the history of lighthouses.

In geography, the children will be developing their geographical vocabulary by looking at coastal features, taking part in map work and exploring routes/coordinates.




The children will be taking part in team beach games; cricket, boules and volley ball. They will be developing their spacial awareness and tactic skills and exploring different ways of jumping.



We shall be singing seaside songs, listening to Cliff Richard and creating our own scores for our ice-cream van tunes! We shall also be appraising “Sea Symphony” by Williams and “Aquarium” from the Carnival of the Animals.