Term 5 Week 4 Enrichment Week Year 1

The Owl and the Pussycat


Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: Happy Eid Mubarak new banners and cards - National Day  2021
We wish the best at this great time of celebration to all within our school community celebrating Eid on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
  • This week is our whole school enrichment week and the whole school will be exploring:  The Owl and the Pussy Cat, by Edward Lear
  • ALL CHILDREN/CLASSES TO WEAR PE KITS ON WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK PLEASE for our drama group workshops and for SHINE PE sessions on…
  • Class 4 Thursday
  • Class 5 Monday
  • Class 6 Monday
  • All Year 1 children (except those who have completed an exemption form) will receive a visual check-up on this Tuesday, 11th May.
  • Next week (Week 5) we will be filming our production of ‘The Litter Muncher’. We ask that all children come in their own clothes (non-uniform)  on Wednesday and Friday  as they will be citizens of Lazy Daisy Village! We will send an email at the end of this week to remind you!
  • Remember to click the link to plans and resources below if your child is needing to self-isolate but is well. Please email the class email address if you find yourself in this position and are unsure.
  • We will continue to aim to get outside as much as possible so they really need a waterproof coat each day.

Year 1 Learning Week 4, Term 5– Link to plans and resources if you are needing to isolate or quarantine.

Daily Well Being Activities

Monday – Connect – Play 20 questions (or limit it to 10!) to guess what /who/ where you are thinking of.
Tuesday – Take notice –
Think about how your feelings change.  Rainbow mood tracker
Wednesday – Exercise –  Follow along these patterns of moves with Blazer Fresh:
Banana, banana, meatball
Thursday – Try something new – Watch She Persisted around the World read aloud about women who kept going to achieve their goals.
Friday – Give –
What makes you happy? Make  a class Thankfulness poster of all the things you do/ see/ smell/ taste/ touch which make you feel happy.


Phonics /Spelling/ Daily Revision of Phase 5a and introduction of Phase 5b Phonics:
Teach Phase 5b – alternative pronunciations 
ch   (chin, school, chef)       ou   (out, shoulder, could, you)

Recap Phase 5b alternatives taught this term.

Look at words using Prefix:    un-
Additional Phonics: Phase 5a revision Flash cards, BLENDING and SEGMENTING every day. Precision teaching where required for individuals.
Keywords:  Read and Spell: Words using phonics from above:
they, were, what, unhappy, unkind, out, could, you, school, would
Vocabulary:  word, finger space, sentence, punctuation, lower case, capital, full stop, adjective, rhyme, poem – Explore tricky vocabulary from the poem.

Monday: Introduce the poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’. Read through together. Any difficult vocab. Discuss it’s meaning. Get some children in the middle of the circle to act out the poem. Make a list of adjectives to describe the characters. Children choose at least 1 character to write about. Use the pictures to stick in their books and children to write underneath/ by the side.
Use the adjectives but also talk about their role. What do they do?

Tuesday/Thursday  : Shared Poetry Writing
Whole Class
As a class decide on 2 other alternative animals that you could create a class poem about. Discuss how you will come up with rhyming words for these animals and that, working in groups with the teacher as scribe, we will create a new poem.
Split class into mixed abilities into 3 groups of 10. 2 groups of Children to then work independently on other tasks, whilst the teacher works with each group. 
Independent tasks: Map out the main events of the poem.
Included in folder. Or pick relevant tasks for the ability of children.

Friday:  Presentation of poem
Children write out verse/line of poems they helped to write in shared writing and Illustrate. Talk about the display we will be creating, using all the work we have done over the week.

Individual Reading – Read aloud accurately books that are consistent with developing phonic knowledge and that do not require use of other strategies to work out words.
Guided Reading Groups – Develop their comprehension skills and record answers to questions using the poem.

Please also continue to use Pearson books online for additional material. Books will be changed weekly  on specific days for your child.


Multiplication as arrays
Learning Objectives:
To make arrays

  • To use the vocabulary of ‘rows’ and ‘columns’ to describe arrays
  • To record repeated addition number sentences related to the arrays.
  • To explain their reasoning for problems

Wider Curriculum

PE- SHINE PE session only this week

We will also be practising dance routines for our Year 1 play The Litter Muncher.

LO: To identify and compare the Suitability of everyday materials.
Follow the ppt Building Boats. Ask children to predict what they think will happen.
Observe the experiments and record results. Can we draw a conclusion?

Art 1:
LO: I can select appropriate materials to create an effect
I can explore different ways of making marks to achieve an effect
Use the slides ppt Making Art inspired by The Owl and The Pussycat as inspiration. Children to choose between collage and painting. The challenge is to select appropriate materials or choose a technique to create an effect.

Art 2:
LO: I can discuss what street art and graffiti is
I know a famous graffiti artist 
I can create a piece of street art
Using the ppt Street Art – Banksy is a Bristolian as inspiration, encourage the children to talk about what they think art is. Explore how they feel about Banksy’s graffiti -draw out that there is a message which can be quite serious, sometimes fun too. Children to discuss which pictures they like but they need to explain why they like them. The subject, the colours, it’s funny etc. Can you make a piece of street art as a class?

Drama and Movement:
Various activities delivered and planned by the travelling theatre company. Each class will have a session during either the morning or afternoon of Wednesday 12th. We will share this and other work and experiences from our enrichment week with each other as a school and with parents.

Stars of the Week

Class 4 Ben

Class 5 Scarlett

Class 6 Stas

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