Gloucester Avenue, Shrub End, Colchester , CO2 9AZ
01206 574524

Welcome to Orange Class!


Welcome to Block 3 Summer Term 2024

We hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday and are excited to start your new learning adventure in the summer term.

Our topic this term asks the question, ‘How does your garden grow?” We will be having lots of fun exploring and linking our learning around a teaching block based on science. We are going to find out about plants and what they need to grow healthy and strong. We will be gardeners and develop our outside learning garden.


We have an educational visit to Hyde Hall planned. On our journey through the garden, we will begin to understand how plants grow and what they need to grow healthily. We will find out about the plants we use in our daily lives, how they change throughout the seasons and explore the garden to discover a variety of plants.


Our P.E. days are Monday and Wednesday


Please bring your P.E. kit to school, but on colder days it will be necessary to wear tracksuit trousers and a warm top in addition to your regular t-shirt and trainers. Please make sure earrings are removed at home and long hair tied up on these days in line with our school PE policy. Thank you

Furthermore, please remember to bring, water bottles and book bags to school EVERY DAY.

We look forward to sharing our learning with you this term.
Please see our topic grid for further learning opportunities.


If you have any questions or would like support, please contact us/me at the following email address:

Or if you wish to discuss your child or the Curriculum content, we/I will be happy to arrange a time to speak with you.

Thank you for your continued support.


The Year 1 Team


Useful websites and things to try at home.

Here are some other things you might like to be trying at home. You can look at the 'homework tab' to find the new block 3 homework activities.

Reading a book from school/home or an e-reader from online. (See the 'Reading at home' tab for the links) 

Practise reading and writing the words in the middle of your home school contact book. You could copy them out and make flashcards. You can practise handwriting and letter formation too.

Go to the phonic play, ictgames or Top marks websites to play some phonic, English and maths games, just click on the pictures above to take you to each site. 

Class files

Homework Menu Year 1 for Block 3 2023-24.pdf .pdf
Topic Grid Plan Year 1 Block 3 2024.pdf .pdf