Year 1 Learning. Term 2, Week 6

**This week we will be making Peppermint Creams. Below is a list of the ingredients. Please check through and let your teacher know if you are concerned of any allergies. Thank you**

Icing Sugar
Condensed Milk
Natural Peppermint Extract


This week we will be starting to create our model of Henleaze High Street. Thank you to all of you have brought in boxes. We look forward to sharing the end result with you. This is a project that we will be working on as a year group.

Friday 9th December – Christmas parties, Thank you to those who have already signed up for bringing in food (this will be on patios) asking for you to contribute food towards this. Please remember we are a no nuts school. Also please name any containers you may use so that we can return them to you. Children can also wear party clothes and/or a Christmas Jumper to school on this day.

  • You will find below a grid showing the sessions to be taught each week. They do not exactly follow days as each class has different sessions due to support and PE times being different but it allows you to see the week as a snapshot of sessions. 

We will always aim to get outside, whatever the weather, as much as possible so children will really need a waterproof coat each day.


Phonics: New Phase Teaching – Phase 5
Information for Sounds and Words Books:

Focus GPCs: u_e Making 2 different sounds, as in flute and cube.  (Split Digraph)
Words to read and spell:  asked   June   use   used  once   school  Mr   there  were  Mrs
Sounds and Keyword books- children will write in these sounds and keywords – Differentiated where necessary. Please use the books for the children to practise in. 

Vocabulary: adjective, verb, noun, phoneme, sounds, blend, letter name, word, sentence, full stop, question mark, Conjunction

Afternoon Session (Read):
Give instructions on how to draw something to the class and let them draw it – compare pictures. Why are they all different? It is important that you are very clear about what to do. Improve the instructions together. e.g. add in colours, size and prepositional language. Choose a child – show the rest of the class a picture but not the child who will then need to draw it from verbal instructions the other children give. (Could also do this in pairs if you wished.).
Plenary: Jam sandwich instructions video (You tube)

Session 1: Make Peppermint Creams. Read and follow written instructions. At the end of the session, make any changes to the instructions that could make them clearer.
Session 2: Writing peppermint cream recipe instructions. List imperative verbs needed (add, mix, stir, pour, measure, weigh etc) on the working wall. Include an ingredients list to start and number the instructions.
Handwriting: Correct formation of the graphemes and CEW for spelling listed above through the use of our 4 formation families.
Complete a dictated sentence.


  • Read as part of a group. Look at front cover details and explore making predictions, using phonetic knowledge to decode unknown words and to extend vocabulary. Read aloud and look at increasing fluency and use discussion as a group to discuss comprehension.

In reading groups, continue to continue on phonic and CEW recognition gaps identified.
Whole Class –
Planned story sessions each day.


2d and 3d Shape

Mental Oral/Warm Up
Recall of addition facts within 10 (every day)
Recognise numbers to 20
Tens and ones practise for teen numbers
(teacher flash fingers ten and a bit and children say how many)
Show them numbers – ask how many tens/ones

Learning Objectives: 

  • To recognise and name 2D shapes
  • To describe 2D shapes using mathematical vocabulary.
  • To recognise and name 3D shapes
  • To describe 3D shapes using mathematical vocabulary, such as edges, vertices/vertex (corners), faces, flat, curved
  • To sort 2D and 3D shapes in different ways using 1 criterion
  • To reason about and solve problems relating to shape, including rolling

Key difficulty points:
Recognising that there is 1 curved face on a sphere, cylinder and cone
Recognising that there is an edge on a cone

Wider Curriculum

PE- SHINE Outside Session 
Jasmine PE– Social: I can work sensibly with others taking turns and sharing
I can help, praise and encourage others in their learning
Skills – static balance seated, children will learn to perform a variety of seated balances and hold for an increasing length of time.

Science – I can gather and record data to help with answering questions and I can observe and describe weather associated with the seasons.
Weather – Daily Weather Data Observations (Made during Reading times and recorded on our weather charts)

DT- I can select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks and I can build stable structures.
Working in groups, create 3d models of a selection of buildings within Henleaze. 

 I can communicate geographical information through maps.
Following on from mapping our classrooms, our trip to St Peter’s Church and our journeys to school, we will draw a map of Henleaze after last week’s work of Beegu’s journey around Henleaze.

R+WV (Formally known as RE) –
Christmas in a Box (Whole School Project) More information will be communicated about this. Your child will bring something home to share. This is an activity that we are taking part in as a whole school and we will be working on this project during the whole of Monday morning.

Art –I can use colour, pattern, line, shape and form to create a collage.
Create Christmas cards using 2d shapes

Year 1 Bronze Reading Certificates

Cherry Class –   Joey   Sienna Etta Emilia

Bluebell Class – Amelia

Cherry Class – George

Bluebell Class – Bill

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