Mrs Siân Palmer

Class Teacher

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Mrs Stephanie Teasdale

Class Teacher

Thursday and Friday

Miss Clare Knight

Teaching Assistant

Miss Sharon Jones

Teaching Assistant


Welcome to Poldark! 


Throughout the Summer Term  we will be learning through the overall topics of :

'Famous People through History and Animals Including Humans 

For English, Spelling and Grammar we will read the picture book ‘Wombat Goes Walkabout’. Our lessons will concentrate on the teaching of writing with a sharp focus on the craft and construction of sentences. We will be using immersive teaching to stimulate ideas and using experience lessons can take many forms - visits out, (if and when possible) visitors in (if and when possible) and drama conventions deployed to strengthen context and build imagination.


 In History the children will be learning about Rosa Parks and the influence she has had on events through history and today. The children will be learning to sequence the events that happened in her life. The children will learn how to recognise the difference between the past and present in their own and others’ lives and will be finding answers to simple questions about the past from sources of information e.g. artefacts We will be linking this learning with finding out about where Rosa Parks came from and what America is like in comparison to our own country. During this term we will also be learning about the famous Cornish Athlete Helen Glover. 


In Geography The children will be learning how to find their way! We will be exploring what a map is and what we use maps for. What do the different colours on a map mean? Why do maps have symbols? How do maps show distances which are near and far and what are the four compass directions?


In Maths the children will embed and revise skills in the following core areas: Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Measurement, Geometry and Fractions. 


In Science the children will learn how to identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. They learn how to identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. And finally, they learn how to describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals including pets).

Whilst studying Humans, the children will  learn how to identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

Whilst studying Plants, the children will learn how to identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. They also learn how to identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.


In Art Be doing our art lessons in the Art Studio! Mrs Stevens will be teaching us about famous artists as part of our topic and we will be practicing our new colour skills through testing out some new techniques

 In RE we will be looking at the Creation- Who made the World? By then end of this Understanding Christianity Unit the children will be able to:

  • Retell the story of creation  from Genesis 1:1–2.3 simply.
  • Recognise that ‘Creation’ is the beginning of the ‘big story’ of the Bible.
  • Say what the story tells Christians about God, Creation and the world.
  • Give at least one example of what Christians do to say thank you to God for the Creation.
  • Think, talk and ask questions about living in an amazing world. 

PE will be taught by Mrs Teasdale on either a Thursday or Friday, however, please ensure that children have their PE kit in school at all times as PE may also take place on additional days. This term we will be taking part in Attacking and Defending Mini Games as well as Ball Skills. 

Building Learning Power

Our new learning power for this Term is 'Reasoning and Questioning'


 At St Uny Church of England Academy, we believe homework is anything children do outside of the normal school day that contributes to their learning, in response to guidance from the school. Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by teachers and parents/carers to support the children's learning.

Homework will be based on the current topic ‘Victorian Britain and Seasonal Changes’. Attached to this page is the Chilli Challenge Homework grid based on the topic. Please encourage your children to take part in this creative homework. The children will receive certificates for their contribution and their work will be displayed on our celebration wall in key stage 1. Please ensure your child does a minimum of 10 points on the homework grid.


This term we will be reading the story 'Grandad's Island' by Benji Davies. 


Reading is a lifelong skill that we try to develop as your child continues their journey through our school. We are keen to develop a love of books and escapism as early as possible and we use ‘Reading Karate’ to help us to do this. This is a reward based system for reading at home, which results in the children moving through coloured ‘belts’ (wristbands) depending on how many ‘reads’ they have completed. We would greatly appreciate your support with this initiative.

Daily reading is very important and the children’s reading records will be checked daily to make sure that they are reading regularly. We endeavour to hear all children read at some point during each week, but this often takes place during Read Write Inc. lessons and wont always be recorded in their reading records. 

Times Tables
During year 1 the children will be working hard to learn their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Below are a few web links, which may help you to support your child with remembering these multiplication facts. 
If you have any questions, please send a message to the office and we will get straight back to you. 

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