Year 1 Learning. Term 4, Week 1

Welcome back! We hope the children are well rested and ready for another exciting and busy term. This week is a busy one with our delayed 100 Day in School on Monday,  World Book Day on Thursday and then Open Morning or Afternoons on Friday. Also don’t forget to book appointments for parents evenings which will be in week 2.


  • Term 4 Begins: Monday 28th February 2022 with our delayed 100 Day Celebrations.

Whole School 100 Day- Monday 28th February
We are asking for your support in enabling your child to come to school with one thing you can find at home that represents 100. Some examples include:

  • A top trumps card with ‘100’ on it
  • £1 (100p)
  • An item that is 100cm tall
  • Something that weighs 100g
  • A puzzle with 100 pieces
  • A book with 100 pages
  • 100th anniversary booklet
  • Your child could wear a piece of clothing representing 100. 

  • World Book Day – Thursday 3rd March – ‘YOU ARE A READER’
    To celebrate this day which acknowledges the importance of reading for pleasure, we have some exciting events for you to join in with. Dress up as your favourite book character! Bring in a printed photo of you reading a book that makes you smile (please make sure we can see the cover). If there is special meaning behind your story e.g. a family favourite or one that reminds you of a special time or event, please feel free to bring in a short explanation to share.

Friday 4th March – Open Morning/Afternoon.
If your child is in Class 5, please come to look at their books on the patio between 2:50pm and 3:20pm.
If your child is in Class 4 or 6, please come between 9:00am and 9:30am. You will also be invited to look around the classroom in small groups

  • Next week: Parents Evenings Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th March (Remote)
  • 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.

Next week, we will give you the dates and information about the proposed dates and procedures for our Year 1 Performance that we will be hoping to perform for parents at the end of this term.

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

Daily Well Being Activities

Monday – Connect – Tell a friend about something you did in half term.
Tuesday – Take Notice- Colour in a Mardi Gras mask, or design your own
Wednesday – Be Active – Video game workout
Thursday – Keep Learning – –
Rainbow challenge – How could you make a rainbow
Friday – Give – 
Offer to do something helpful in your class today


Theme: World Book Day

Phonics: Phase 5b – Alternative Pronunciations
Information for Sounds and Words 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.

Focus alternatives:  a (acorn)   a (fast)   a  (was)   e (he)
Keywords and Spelling: fast, after, again, want

Grammar: Using –ing, –ed, –er and –est where no change is needed in the spelling of root words [for example, helping, helped, helper, eating, quicker, quickest] Adding -er and -est to adjectives where no change is needed to the root word 

Session 1 : Children to build on the vocabulary learning that was done at the end of term 3 to use adjectives to describe a setting from a story. How interesting can they make their adjectives?
Session 2:  Read a book as a class- children to write a book review of the story (using a template). 
Session 3:  Design a new character to go in the story we read as a class yesterday- what would their role be? Would they have any superpowers? How would they change the story?
Session 4- Write a character description of your World Book Day fancy dress and why you have chosen to be that character.
Session 5- Handwriting: Focus on correct letter formation to practice


  • 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 and start to answer written questions.
  • In reading groups, continue to continue on phonic and CEW recognition gaps identified.

Whole Class – Planned story sessions each day.


Session 1 100th Day Special
Session 2 LO: To recognise the coins and know their values.
To use p and £ symbols.
To represent the coins using tens, ones and hundreds.
Introduce money and how coins link with place value, their value can link to ones, tens and introduce ‘hundreds’ (link to ones= 1p, tens= 10p, 1 pound= 100p).
Session 3 LO: To make amounts within 50p, by using knowledge of tens and ones.To recall ways of making amounts within 5p.
To start to find ways of making amounts to 50p using the fewest possible coins.
Make amounts within 50 by splitting into tens and ones. Look at different ways of doing it. Start with 10ps and 1ps (swap out coins for different denominations).
Session 4 LO: To recall ways of making amounts within 5p
To make amounts within £1, using the fewest possible coins
Use the method introduced in the last lesson of working systematically to use the fewest coins possible to make amounts.
Session 5 LO: To recall ways of making amounts within 5p.To make amounts within £1, using the fewest possible coins 
To recognise the notes and their value
Word problems: to make amounts within £1 by using fewest possible coins.

Wider Curriculum

PE-  SHINE Outside Session 
Jasmine PE
Flight: Jumping and Landing
We will be practising our landing positions (with bent knees and arms in front) to help us do neat jumps with soft landings. We will have a go at different types of jumps, including straight, hop, cat leap, jete and a hop with leg at 90 degrees.
Hot and Cold Places

We will be learning about the equator and where hot and cold countries are in relation to it. We will also think about where the north and south poles are, as well as what the directions on a compass are. We will also be thinking about the weather in the UK and whether we are a hot or cold country or somewhere inbetween. We will then be labeling some of things that we have learnt on our own maps of the world. 

The Five Pillars of Islam
We will be learning about how the Qur’an tells Muslims five things which all good Muslims should do in their lives. These are known as the Five Pillars of Islam.

We will be starting to learn songs for our play!! Watch this space for information about what this will be…PSHE/Science
Being Healthy
Our PSHE and some of our science this term is all about what our bodies need to be healthy. We will be kicking this off with thinking about what some of those things are, including a balanced diet, exercise, keeping clean, getting enough sleep and drinking plenty of water.

Due to school closure on last day of term Bronze certificates and Star of the week will be awarded at the end of this week.

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