Year 1 – Week 8, Term 1

Well done one and all. We have made it to the end of this very long and busy and most of all fun, first term. We have all been busy preparing a special Harvest Celebration Assembly as a whole school to share with you. We have made some very creative fruit and vegetables in our art time. We hope you enjoy it and are able to bring in some donations for the food bank. You have all been amazing! Enjoy your week off!!


  • Please remember coats everyday even if the day starts fine and sunny! Last week we had a number of children in each class without a coat. We will always aim to get outside as much as possible so they really need a warm, waterproof coat each day.
  • Your child will need to bring in their reading books on their designated day of the week for changing. If you are still unsure please ask or email your class teacher. Just 6 children changing and quarantining their books each day will really help our logistics so please stick to the designated day. 
  • Remember that this is a four day week for children as Friday is an INSET day. The first day of school for children next term is Tuesday 3rd November. The Monday is also an INSET day.

Forest School This week just Class 6 Forest school children will have their final session that was missed due to illness. Remember coats and wellies! We would like to thank Fiona and her team for making sure our Year 1 children did not miss out on this wonderful experience due to lockdown.

Class 4 James 

Class 5 Ethan

Class 6 Nathan

Week 8 learning

Link to plans and resources if you are needing to isolate or quarantine.


Daily Recapping phase 3 and continuing to apply them for blending words and spelling. Reviewing our sounds to read Phase 4 Blends. ASSESSMENTS of Phase 2 to Phase 4.

Vocabulary: noun, adjective, phoneme, sounds,  blend, letter name, word, sentence, Capital letter and full stop


  • Discuss what a noun is and make a class list of nouns and adjectives to describe the changes of Autumn. 
  • Use words gathered in lists to write sentences about Autumn. (Assessment use of capitals and full stops for each sentence, use of finger spaces and orally saying out loud a sentence first).
  • Use writing scaffolds and sentence starters where appropriate. 
  • Encourage to extend writing and encourage independence and use of conjunction ‘and’..
  • Handwriting and Spellings (assessment) of the Common Exception Words (first 20) taught from Phase 2 and 3. 
  • Various Autumn themed activities to improve fine motor control.

Reading: Change home books on designated day of the week.

  • Continue and complete assessments and read as part of a group and/or individually, recognising and joining in with predictable phrases.
  • Read accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words. Assessment of Phase 2-4, blendable and Common Exception Words.


Daily maths fluency

  • Recall of addition facts within 10, plus facts from previous weeks (every day)
  • Recapping of other maths fluency facts from this term

Main Session Learning Objectives: 

  • To recall number bonds to 10
  • To work systematically to find all the number bonds to 1

Wider Curriculum

Learning Objectives:
-To master fundamental movement skills.
-Increase agility, balance and coordination individually and with others.
-Follow instructions

Floor Movement patterns: Pirate Adventure on The Scoundrel.
We are on the way to join the crew of the Scoundrel – Different commands have actions. Ship Ahoy – jump on one leg, Gangplank – walking with high knees. 
We gallop on horseback to the sea then (sit on the floor) to row to the ship, climb aboard listening for commands. Load the ship – encourage the children to get in a line and pass a ball to each other in different ways.
New skills: Balance on one leg without moving for at least 10 secs. Then move onto 5 mini squats. Change legs and repeat. Still on one leg, close your eyes and see if you can balance for 30 secs then move into 5 ankle extensions (rise up onto toes) and then 5 more mini squats. 

Design Technology

Learning Objectives:
-I can make a 3D model in plasticine based on a 2D image
-I can review my model

Plan how we are going to make our model of Beegu. How many parts do we need? Make and review our models.

Learning Objectives:
-I understand the distinction between alive/not alive

Discussion of the distinction between alive and not alive things in our environment. The children will complete a sorting activity.


Learning Objectives:
-I am aware of black history month an can talk about one important figure in black history

These Bitesize clips are good to start conversations:

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