Year 1 Learning Term 2 Week 3

Friendship Week: All this week. Wear Odd Socks on Monday 15th November

Children in Need Day: Friday 19th November .Wear spots/Dots/Own clothes  and bring in a donation of at least £1

The children loved meeting Rachel McCoubrie who is the author of the children’s book ‘The Great Alien Cake Off’. Rachel read the story to the children and answered the questions they had. Please contact Rachel McCoubrie for any further orders via Instagram: @rachelmccoubrieauthor (click here).
A huge thanks to FHIS for purchasing a copy per year group of the Great Alien Cake Off so that all of us can continue to enjoy this wonderful story.


  • Thank you for all attending our parent evenings last week. We all enjoyed meeting you all properly and that you were able to share all your child’s super work and learning that they have done so far this year,
  • As it shows above, Monday this week kicks off our Friendship Week with an odd socks day. More information has already been sent out.
  • On Friday of this week it is Children in Need Day. You can dress up with stripes and/or spots or just wear some of your favourite clothes. We ask that you bring in at least £1 as a donation for this very important cause.
  • ADVANCE WARNING: If your child is currently a member of the KS1 choir then they have been invited to take part at the Henleaze Fayre on Wednesday, the 1st December. They will be singing at 4pm. More information will be sent via email to the children this concerns with more details shortly.
  • 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.

A link to plans and resources if you are needing to self-isolate can be accessed HERE.

Phonics for the week be accessed here…  aw      wh     ph     ew (blew)

Below is a flyer for a competition to design a Christmas card that you may be interested in having a go at:

Daily Well Being Activities

Monday – Connect – Pick a conversation starter card and model using it. Turn to the person next to you and take turns to start a conversation.
Tuesday – Take Notice- Colour your feelings
Wednesday – Be Active – Joe Wickes
Thursday – Keep Learning –
Try something new’ challenge: Find an unusual place inside or out to look at a book with someone you don’t usually play with.
Friday – Give –
Acts of kindness cards Pick a card for the class and at the end of the day, ask children to tell us who they noticed doing it.


Phonics: New Phase Teaching – Phase 5
Information for Sounds and Words Books:

Focus GPCs: aw      wh     ph     ew (blew)
CEW to read and spell: Mr   Mrs
Other words to read and spell:   when   (who)   saw   new  because
Sounds and Keyword books- children will write in these sounds and keywords – Differentiated where necessary. Please use the books for the children to practice in. Guidance is in the front of your child’s book.

Vocabulary: adjective, noun, phoneme, sounds, blend, letter name, word, sentence, full stop, question mark, Conjunction

Writing: Based around new text: ‘Send for a Superhero’
Session 1: 
Using conjunctions, and, but, or and because. Create sentences on strips and/or use those provided, cut up for children to work in pairs to order.  Display on working walls.
Session 2: Children write adjectives around a picture of FILTH after it is modelled by the teacher with VACUUM. Use these then to create a WANTED poster. Look first at examples of wanted posters.
Session 3: Use ideas from previous days to write a letter to a superhero (of their choice), asking for help. Look at examples of superheroes they may choose to write to.
Session 4 :   Friendship Week  Writing – Use learning from this week and create a ‘Superfriend’ superhero. Start with recapping powerpoint from assembly about what makes a good friend. Put adjectives around and extend to write sentences. (The opposite of Filth and Vacuum.)
Handwriting: Correct formation of the graphemes and CEW for spelling listed above through the use of our 4 formation families.
Complete a dictated sentence: 


  • 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.
  • In reading groups, continue to continue on phonic and CEW recognition gaps identified in assessments.
  • Whole Class – Planned story sessions each day.

Maths- addition within 20

Mental/ oral warm-ups:

  • Recall of addition facts within 10 (every day)
  • Recognise numbers to 20
  • Bonds to 10 (and 20) – big focus

Learning Objectives: 

  • To add 2 numbers within 20 by counting on.
  • To understand that addition is commutative and to put the biggest number first when counting on.
  • To use their knowledge of number bonds to 10 to find the number bonds to 20
  • To recall number bonds to 10
  • Some children will begin to recall number bonds to 20

Wider Curriculum

PE- SHINE Outside Session – Team Games

Jasmine PE
Social LO: I can work sensibly with others taking turns and sharing. I can help, praise and encourage others in their learning. Real PE Unit 1 Lesson 3 Skills: Jumping and landing. 

Science – LO: I can understand the four different seasons in a year and I can describe how the weather can affect us.
Continuing our focus on the Weather this week we are thinking about seasonal changes in the weather and how the weather can affect the way we live our lives.

R+WV (Formally known as RE) – 
LO: I can understand what Christians are looking forward to during Advent
To know and order the main events in the Christmas story.
Reflect and talk about what Christmas means to them – or  a different festival eg Ramadan
This week we look at Advent and the Christmas story. We will discuss why this is an important time for Christians and what it means to us. Each child will write 1 thing they are looking forward to on a holly leaf template which we put together to make a wreath decoration. 

Music –  LO: To tell a story using vocal sounds and percussion and to perform rhythms and melodies vocally and instrumentally
Continuing with Bristol Plays Music unit of work Air, this week we are focusing  on Clouds. We will discuss what kind of music clouds might make and use pitch and timbre to indicate the type of clouds we can see. 

PSHE – LO: I can think of and discuss ways to be a good friend. 
I can discuss what makes me a good friend
As part of Friendship week, we will be thinking about what makes a special friend and what we value in a friend. We will be thinking about what makes us a good friend to others and what we can do to be an even better friend! 

Art/DT- 3d Sculptures/model
LO: To observe shape, form and space in natural and man-made objects.
Explore existing products and consider their uses, materials and audience.  
I can plan, make and evaluate a sculpture

We will look at a variety of different types of sculptures from a range of artists from Degas and Bartholdi to Henry Moore and Antony Gormley as inspiration. Children to plan their sculpture and then have access to a variety of materials to create it. We will evaluate our sculptures after we have made them to see what we might be able to do better next time.

Class 4- Marcus

Class 5- Evie

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