Year 1 Learning. Term 4, Week 4


  • Our Year 1 Performance will hopefully happen in the final week of term. I can confirm that we  will be doing a performance at 9:30 on Wednesday 6th April and a second on Thursday 7th April. Both performances will be in the morning at 9:30. We will send a link to a booking grid for each day for each class that you will be able to access from home. We will aim for 15 sets of parents at each performance for each class. Please still be mindful that arrangements may need to change if required due to any changes in COVID restrictions.
  • 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 HERE

Daily Wellbeing Activities

Monday – Connect – Give me five
Tuesday – Take Notice- There is no angry way to say BUBBLES! This is a funny way to calm down children who are getting angry. They have to say bubbles, but you can’t say it angrily or usually without smiling.
Wednesday – Be Active – Would you rather workout
Thursday – Keep Learning – Plastic cups challenge
Friday – Give –  Kindness A to Z


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: ou (you)   ou (could)  ou (mould)    y (by)  y (gym)
Keywords and Spelling: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, today, you, could
Grammar: Suffixes: Adjectives and the use of –ly in Standard English to turn adjectives into adverbs 

Session 1 : Look at the story mountains from last week. Recap the different parts of the story. Add some sentence starters to story mountain on board. Children to write story in books. 

Session 2: Talk through PPT- discuss the animal and what may have made it so happy. Encourage children to use their imagination and make it as far from believable as possible. Remember that they want to entertain their reader.  Model some sentences and share sentence starters. Children to write a first draft on paper to allow it to be marked and edited (to correct mistakes and improve). 

Session 3:   Children write final draft up on newspaper report sheet. There are 2 variations (one with more lines and one with less). 

Session 4- Introduce poems and discuss what they are- could share some poems from children’s poems book. Look at shape poems- what do children notice? We’re going to write a poem about our mum- what sort of things might we say? Children to write poem and roll into scroll for Mother’s Day. 

Sess 5- Handwriting: Focus on correct letter formation to practise keywords and sounds from the week. 

Reading: Focus: Reading Comprehension –  Making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done.

  • 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.


Weight  – Non-standard Measurements

Learning Objectives: 

  • Estimate, measure, weigh and compare objects, choosing and using standard units and measuring instruments (e.g. balances). 
  • Explore weight using standard and non-standard units of measure
  • Estimate, measure, weigh and compare objects, choosing and using standard units and measuring instruments (e.g. balances/scales)

Wider Curriculum

PE-  SHINE Outside Session 
Jasmine PE Also learning dances for performance.
Learning and practicing a variety of rotations/spins. We will be doing some rotations with a partner and some on low apparatus.
We will learning how to tighten our muscles to control our movement and how to ‘spot’ to help us not get dizzy!

Science   TAPS – Investigation ‘Rocket Mice
Art  Read through the story of ‘The Litter Muncher’ together. Continue to create scenery together.
R+WV Easter around the world- How is Easter celebrated by Christians in a range of countries throughout the world. What are the similarities and differences?

Music/Drama – Practice all songs and start to put scenes/play together in hall on stage. Childe4n who have stated they would like a speaking part to take words home.
PSHE Being Healthy – Medicine Safety. Medicines can be good for us but only if we have been told to take them by an adult or doctor. We should never take medicines that don’t belong to us.

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Class 4-  Kofi
Class 5 –  Tom
Class 6 – Audrey

Reading Stars

Bronze Award: 
Class 6 – Emily   James
Class 4- Theseus

Silver Award: 
Class 5 -Rudy
Class 5 – Daniel
Class 4 – Koshei, Amara

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