Bruton Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Ditcheat Primary School and Upton Noble C of E VC Primary School

Summer Term 1

This term our topic is 'What is Colour?' This topic will have an Art focus. The children will be learning about primary and secondary colour, colour mixing, using various techniques with paint brushes and other art materials. We will spend a few weeks focusing on India and looking at the bright and vibrant colours and techniques used in their art. We are also very lucky to have a couple of workshops booked with visiting artists. 

Occasionally the plans will adapt and change as we follow the children's interests. 


Reading - The expectation is that the children read three times a week. Books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday.

The purpose of keeping a book and reading it multiple times is as follows:

1. The first read is for decoding and reading common exception words (applying phonic

knowledge and recognising phonemes in context – knowing that ‘high’ contains a trigraph

for example and is read as h-igh and not h-i-g-h. Being able to read common exception

words by sight - he, she, was, you, all etc). The first read may be a little robotic because of


2. The second read is for prosody; to encourage reading with intonation and expression.

3. The third read is for fluency.

 If the children are on the Accelerated Reader scheme, they can bring in their books as soon as they are finished and then complete a short comprehension quiz on the book. The children have to achieve 80% or above in three consecutive quizzes before they can move up a level. All the AR books are kept in the library and the children are responsible for choosing their own text. You can lo on from home to check your child's progress, using the log on details given at the start of term.

All children are expected to have their reading folders containing their reading books and reading records, in school every day.


Spelling - Year 2 children will continue to have spelling lists to learn each week. They will then be tested on these on a Friday and scores recoded in Reading Records. 

These spelling lists will also be on Spelling Shed to help the children consolidate their learning at home.

This term, Year 1 children will be getting ready for the Phonics Screening Test which will happen in June. They won't have weekly spellings or anything to practice on Spelling Shed, but it would be hugely beneficial to them to practice reading the real and fake words available when scanning the QR code. Parents were given a letter and spoken to at Parent's Evening about this - if you need an extra copy of the letter, please speak to a member of staff. 


P.E. - This will continue to be on Monday and Thursday. Monday will be a shorter session with Mr Tostevin but it may continue to be outside, so warmer clothes will be needed. On Thursday we will spend three weeks learning netball skills and three weeks learning football skills. Hopefully this will be outside as well. Please could the correct kit be worn and long hair needs to be tied up.


Forest School - This will continue on a Tuesday afternoon. Please could you make sure that your child has a waterproof coat and wellies on this day. The forest school area will be muddy so if your child does not have wellies, they won't be able to join in.

Year 1 Phonics Screening Practice