Year 1 Learning Week 6, Term 2

Christmas Carol Service – This Thursday, 7th December, St Peters’ Church 2pm. Parents who have offered to help walk us to the church need to meet outside main school entrance at 1:45pm. Please do email your class if you are able to help with the walk as we are still looking for more helpers in some classes.


Henleaze Christmas Fayre – Wednesday 6th December – This will be after school where members of the school choir will perform to open the event. If your child is involved, you should have already received an email and paper copy of the permission letter.
Henleaze Infants Christmas Carol Service – Thursday 7th December – St Peter’s Church – 2pm – all welcome.
Wednesday 13th December – Christmas dinner day
Friday 15th December – Christmas Parties and Last Day of Term – Wear your party clothes and/or a Christmas jumper. Please bring in the party food you have signed up for (clipboards outside our classrooms). Also bring in a donation to FHIS if you are able to.



New sounds
u-e (cube)
u-e (flute)

CEW to read and spell: their Mr Mrs friend school today

Please remember to bring in red books every Monday. At the start of the day, children will write in these to practice sounds and keywords. Please revisit at home to support your child.


We don’t want to give away any surprises but this week we have a VERY SPECIAL handwriting project.

Alongside dedicated handwriting, we will be doing lots of festive writing and fine motor activities.

If you have any spare Christmas cards (odd ones from previous years), please send them in to enhance our continuous provision for writing.


We are currently assessing children’s phonics and consequent reading levels. As part of whole class reading, we are sharing winter stories. If your child has a favourite winter picture book, please do send in for us to share (labelled please!)


Mental/ oral warm-ups:

  • Recall of addition facts within 10
  • Recognise and write numbers to 20
  • Recall of 1 more and 1 less within 20

Main learning

This week our maths learning is linked with our computing. We will be writing algorithms (clear instructions) to direct each other around grids in our classroom as well as writing algorithms for a computer to understand in Purple Mash.

In our algorithms we will be using the language:
-left and right
-forwards and backwards
-up and down
-half turn
-quarter turn
-full/whole turn
-three quarter turn

One of key learning points that you can support with at home is helping your child to know the difference between left and right.

Wider Curriculum

SHINE Outside Session – Team Games

Real Dance- Work with a partner to create a final dance sequence using the dance skills learnt, ready for performance.

R+WV- Recapping all of this term’s learning. 

Science- Identify the seasons, when they occur, what the main differences are and how we dress for different seasons.

Geography– I talk about weather in the UK, what happens in different seasons and how weather changes on a daily basis?

PSHE – What can I do about bullying? 

Computing-To create my own algorithms (linked to maths). 

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