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Galileo (Year 1)

How Galileo Changed Your Life - Biography

Welcome to the Year 1 class page, our class name is Galileo.

Galileo was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer. He helped open the eyes of the world to a new way of thinking about the workings of our solar system and astronomy in general.

Summer Term

Dear Galileo Class,

I have really enjoyed these last few weeks getting to know you all and I am very proud of how you have all settled in to your new classroom.

I hope you all have a wonderful Summer holiday and enjoy your time off with your families.

Below I have attached a leaflet containing some useful tips on how you can support your child’s learning during the summer. I hope you find them useful.

See you all in September.

Mrs Longstaff & Mrs Curtis.

Free Resources

At South Bank Primary School we follow the White Rose Maths Scheme of Learning. White Rose Maths has teamed up with leading supermarket, Morrisons, to give primary pupils a series of exciting and FREE workbooks to use at home. These colourful and engaging workbooks are perfect for revisiting and practising work that children have covered earlier in the year, or to prepare them for the new school year ahead.

Parents and carers can collect the books from 26 July onwards at any of Morrisons’ network of stores nationwide. All they need to do is to call in at the ‘Children’s Little Library’ in their local Morrisons store during their regular shop, and collect their free copies!

Families are welcome to take one free copy per pupil from Y1 to Y6. The workbooks contain a link to the answers, too.

For more information go to:



Children will read in school with a teacher each week, they will read books that are matched to their Phonic level. I would encourage you to read at home with your child as much as possible. Reading books aloud to children will stimulate their imagination and expand their understanding of the world. It will support their language development and listening skills. Even after children learn to read by themselves, it’s still important for you to read aloud together and there is no better way to end your day than with a bedtime story!

You can access a variety of books online at: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/


At South Bank Primary, we use the Read Write Inc Phonics and Literacy scheme of learning. Children will read a book that is matched to their phonic level of ability. They will then use their phonic knowledge to write captions or simple sentences about the story they have read.   

Literacy will begin promptly at 9:00am, it is very important that your child arrives to school on time so they do not lose any valuable learning time.


This half term we will be concentrating on counting with numbers from 1 – 20, placing them in order and saying which is one more or one less than a given number. We will add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.

The children really enjoy watching Jack Hartmann to support their counting in school:


People Who Help Us

Our Topic this half term is ‘People Who Help Us’ and ‘Our Community’. We will have a visit from a PSCO from the local community and receive some fabulous props for the children to explore.

The children enjoyed the visit and had fun with the props.


PE will be on a Thursday this half term, please come to school on this day in your PE kit.

Outdoor Learning

As in Reception the children will enjoy a lot of outdoor learning opportunities. As the weather improves please could you ensure your child has sun cream applied before school and are provided with a sun hat for protection.      

Thank you.

Sports Day

Well done Galileo for trying your very best at our Sports Day this year!

Resources to support home learning:

Red Words

Please support your child at home to read and write their ‘tricky red words’. These are words that children can not sound out using their Fred fingers. Children will need to be able to recognise these words on sight and be able to spell them.

These videos might help, I know how much you enjoy watching them and singing along!

Extension: once your child is confident with their reading and spelling of these words, could they then put one or more of them in a simple sentence?





Number Formation

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We are a Rights Respecting School

South Bank Primary School are currently a Bronze award school and we are beginning our journey to achieve Silver.  

Watch this video to find out what it means to be a Rights Respecting School:

Each month, we will look at an article and enjoy tasks that enable us to explore our Rights.  


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