Year 1 Learning. Term 4, Week 5.


  • 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.

Daily Well Being Activities

Monday – Connect – Listen to someone different read you a story
Tuesday – Take Notice-  If you were the weather…
Wednesday – Be Active – Kids workout
Thursday – Keep Learning – The Koala who could   and/or  My Brave Book
Friday – Give –  Be a rainbow


Text: The Story of the animals of the Chinese New Year Zodiac

Phonics: Phase 5a – Mastery
Information for Sounds and Words Books:

Children will write in these sounds and keywords – Differentiated where necessary. Please use the books for the children to practice in. 

Focus GPCs: Revisit GPCs  a_e  e_e   i_e   o_e    v      Teach correct use of:   ve
CEW and keywords to read and spell: some    come      called   like   there   flame  leave  spoke

We will be carrying out mid-year assessments of the children’s phonic progress, using the phonemes taught so far.

Session 1 : Re-cap story of Chinese New Year – How the animals were chosen to represent each year. Write about the main parts and follow up from our work last week.
Session 2: Create an animal by combining different animals together. Give it a name and adjectives. 
Session 3: Write a description of your newly created animal.
Session 4: Handwriting


  • 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 and start to answer written questions.
  • In reading groups, continue to continue on phonic and CEW recognition gaps identified.

Whole Class – Planned story sessions each day, including the reading of traditional tales from a range of cultures and from countries around the world.


Place Value within 100
100 square patterns
Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s
1 more/less within 100

Learning Objectives:
To count in 2s to 20
To count in 10s to 100
To find 1 more/less than any number within 100, including bridging 10
To recall 1 more/less within 20
To begin to recall 1 more/less within 100

Daily: Recall addition facts to 10  and Count forwards and backwards within 100
Number recognition within 100 and tens/ones
Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s
1 more/less – end of week
Snappy maths – 1 more/less

Wider Curriculum

PE- SHINE Outside Session 

Jasmine PE– 

Real Gym lesson 4
Continue with shapes and increase extension challenge.


Test the strength of models built last week for the 3 little pigs. Use a hairdryer to fairtest the ‘huff and puff’ effect!

R+WV The Bible – we will be carrying on our theme of ‘special stories’ and will finding out about why the Bible is important to Christians,

Art – Black and White Art We are going to be learning about the artist Bridget Riley who created artwork that were optical illusions, often using just black and white. We discuss how the artwork is 2D but the optical illusion can make it look 3D. Children will be invited to say what they like about the pieces before having a go at creating their own using a medium of their choice from pencils, chalks or crayons.  


Geography  We will add the  the 4 capital cities of each country in the UK to our maps  as well as adding  other interesting facts about the UK and where Bristol is to our maps on our classroom displays.


Overcoming obstacles

Year 1 Reading Certificates

Bronze – Ivy
Silver – Sienna

Bronze –
Silver – Alfie
Gold – James Cairo

Cherry Class: Sophie
Bluebell Class: Hudda

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