Year 1 Learning Term 2 Week 4


Please could you start sending in boxes (cereal, toothpaste, delivery etc.) for our mini project where as a year group we shall create a model of Henleaze. We need a range of different sized boxes. We will be starting our models in Week 5.

  •  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, next week. They will be singing at 4pm. Information should now have been sent out to those who this applies to.

Read for the Stars – New Reading Incentive
Last week your child will have brought home a book mark. Click the link to find out more about how to support your child with this at home.

Next week, it is National Road Safety week. Please click here and share the slides with your child. We will be discussing Road Safety in school during Week 4. We encourage you to reinforce road safety messages when crossing roads with your child.

  • 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.

Don’t Forget:

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

Phonics for the week can be accessed here…  ew (few)  oe   au  ey

Daily Well Being Activities

Monday – Connect – Guess how I’m feeling game – Teacher or a child makes a face and children try to guess how they are feeling
Tuesday – Take Notice- What makes you feel… Use the feelings wheel to talk about why we might feel different emotions
Wednesday – Be Active – 5 Min workout, thinking about last week’s children in Need
Thursday – Keep Learning –
Sit by someone new at lunchtime
Friday – Give –
Keep a tally of how many times we hear someone in class saying Please or Thank you


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

Focus GPCs: ew (few)  oe   au  ey
CEW to read and spell: looked  called   asked
Other words to read and spell:  new   toe  key

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, verb, noun, phoneme, sounds, blend, letter name, word, sentence, full stop, question mark, Conjunction, email

Writing: Based around new text: ‘Send for a Superhero’

Session 1:  Read the story up to ‘Send for Steel Man!’. Look at the following two words:   power and powers  
Talk about plurals. Make a list of superheroes accessories that might be needed on a mission. 
Session 2: Reread the part of the story where Brad 40 stands up in class and talks to the teacher. Ask children to be verb detectives and collect as many of the verbs you can find, e.g. plotting, destroy, covering, sucking. Children to use the information from the book to …Write an email to the mayor as if they were Brad 40.
Session 3: Children to create and label their own superheroes and write their own character descriptions in the first person,
Session 4 :   Create a story plan/map for the story for children to use next week for a retell of the story.
Handwriting: Correct formation of the graphemes and CEW for spelling listed above through the use of our 4 formation families.
Complete a dictated sentence: They looked at the mane on the donkey.

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.
Whole Class –
Planned story sessions each day.


Mental/ oral warm-ups:
Recall of addition facts within 10 (every day)
Bonds to 10/20
Snappy maths x 1
Tens and ones – for teen numbers (teacher flash fingers ten and a bit and chn say how many)

Learning Objectives: 
To recall number bonds to 10 and 20
To use the symbols – and = to record subtraction number sentences.
To understand that subtraction is not commutative
Being able to instantly recall number bonds to 10 and 20 is a really important skill to have and is a key part of the year 1 curriculum. There are a number of games that you can play at home such as:

  • Ping pong number bonds (you say a number and your child responds with the missing bond to 10 or 20 (whichever you are doing). The game goes back and forth like a game of ping pong!
  • Quickfire questions
  • Home-made snap (the numbers have to make the number bond to be a ‘snap’ pair)

Wider Curriculum

PE- SHINE Outside Session 
Jasmine PE– Social I can work sensibly with others taking turns and sharing. I can help, praise and encourage others in their learning.
Skills – static balance seated

Science – Make symbols to show different weathers – use as a class in preparation for the ongoing studies.
And DT –
Create rain gauges for our weather studies. cc Science Weather watch 

R+WV (Formally known as RE) – Discuss and sequence the Nativity story and explore and see how Christmas is celebrated around the world.

Music –  To create symbols that represent musical sounds and notate them as a graphic score. To feel and internalise the pulse in the context of an action song. Introduce concept of graphic score. Create a class score for a hot air balloon. Children to create their own in groups / pairs. Explore timbre of percussion instruments then play their score.

PSHE – Making new friends

Art- Cartoons and The Superhero
LO: I can use drawing and painting to develop and share my ideas and imagination
Discover the cartoon as art and look at the work of Walt Disney and Matt Groening. Create Superhero cartoons.

Class 4 Hattie

Class 5 Reuben

Class 6 Rehan

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