Year 1 Learning, Term 4, Week 6


  • We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Year 1 Performance this week on Thursday at 9:30am in the main hall. 
  • Friday the 31st March is the last day of Term 4 and the children can wear their own clothes and bring in a donation for FHIS. This is also the same day as our Egg Rolling 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.

Thank you for all your support this term. We hope you have a safe and fun Easter break.

Term 5 Starts on:

Monday 27th April 2023

Daily Well Being Activities

Monday – Connect – Five things in common
Tuesday – Take Notice-  What made you smile today? Can you tell a chocolate joke?
Wednesday – Be Active – Spring ‘would you rather’ workout
Thursday – Keep Learning – Make a Spring basket by following written instructions.
Friday – Give –  Year 1 Egg rolling challenge


Phonics: Phase 5b – Alternative Pronunciations-Consolidation
Information for Sounds and Words Books:

Phonics: Grapheme recall: oo u (short) s ss c
Keywords: once, please, friends, when, what, like, because, different, through, thought

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

Writing: Vocabulary: letter, word, finger space, sentence, punctuation, lower case, capital, full stop, adjective, noun
Session 1: 
All children to create a cover for a programme for Eddie Saves the World  performance. 
Have a look at what it must include (name of performance, who’s in it). 

Session 2:
Come up with as many words as possible to describe chocolate (scrumptious, tasty, yummy, gooey etc)
Children put these words into sentences. 

Session 3:
Recap acrostic poems and how they work/ what they look like. 
Children to choose their favourite food to write an acrostic poem about

Session 4- Handwriting:
Focus on correct letter formation to practice keywords and Easter related words.

Reading: Focus: Reading Comprehension –  Making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done.

  • 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.


Session 1: Make Spring Baskets
Session 2:To know how to use a ruler to measure length, starting from 0cm.
To understand that a standard unit of measurement is required as non-standard units vary in length and size.
Measuring using a standard unit of measure – recap last week’s learning. Reminding to start at 0!
Session 3: Patterns. Spotting them and being able to continue them.
Session 4: read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) and equals (=) signs 
Recognise number bonds to 10 and 20
Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero
Addition and Subtraction recap (incl number bonds to 10 and 20)
Session 5:To know how to use a ruler to measure length, starting from 0cm.

To understand that a standard unit of measurement is required as non-standard units vary in length and size. Egg Rolling Challenge – Measure how far they travel using metre sticks.

Wider Curriculum

PE-  SHINE Outside Session 

R+WV Complete end of Unit Assessments

Music/Drama – Final rehearsals and performances of our play!!!

PSHE Being Healthy – Healthy Happy Me Session and Unit Assessment

Computing (x2 sessions) – To use ‘Stop Motion’ App to take a sequence of photos to create an animation using storyboard and backdrops  created last week.

Reading for the Stars

Bronze Award: Bluebell Class: Leon

Silver Award:  Bluebell Class: Oscar

Gold Award: Cherry Class: Chloe Bluebell Class: Suri    Elliot

Headteacher’s Award: Cherry Class: James

Bluebell Class – Sienna

Cherry Class – Oliver

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