Year 1 Learning Term 5 Week 2

Celebrating Our Engineering Skills from last week


Week 2 starts Wednesday, 4th May. Our new overarching theme for Term 5 is – Bristol!

You should have now received information about, how to pay and the giving of consent for  our trip to…

The SS Great Britain – Friday, 20th May. We are very excited. Class teachers will let you know if you are needed for this trip if you have offered to help by the end of this week. If you are able to help and have still not let your class teacher know then you have until Thursday of this week. Thank you

  • 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. 
  • Could you please make sure children have a change of shoes suitable for PE in their PE kits as most of our PE will be outside this term. Thank you.

We will always aim to get outside, whatever the weather, as much as possible so children will really need a waterproof coat each day.

Daily Well Being Activities

Wednesday – Be Active – Favourite character fitness
Thursday – Keep Learning – Watch ‘The Most Magnificent Thing’ story. What did the girl do when things didn’t go to plan?
Friday – Give – 
Kindness. Each child takes a folded piece of paper with a classmate’s name on and tries to do or say something kind to them, without telling them they got their name. At the end of the day, see if anyone has noticed who was kind to them!


Phonics: Phase 5c
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.
Teach alternative spellings of phonemes: : /n/ (as in gnat), /n/ (as in knit), /r/ (as in wrap), /s/ (as in listen) 
Grammar: Syllables & Compound words – playground, bedroom , something
Keywords for Spelling:  Seven, eight, eleven, twelve, when, their, old, made, suddenly, animals

Writing: Vocabulary: letter, word, finger space, sentence, punctuation, lower case, capital, full stop, adjective, noun

Session 1: Research and make notes about Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Session 2: Use facts from previous session to complete a fact file about Brunel
Session 3 Handwriting: Focus on correct letter formation to practice keywords.

Reading: Focus: Non- Fiction Texts. Use a contents and Index page. How are these books laid out differently to fiction?

  • 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.


Multiplication arrays and Doubles

Mental Oral/Warm Up:

  • Recall of halves and doubles facts
  • Count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s (link with repeated addition). 
  • Count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s using a 100 square to aid seeing patterns

Learning Objectives: 

  • Pupils should be taught to: – solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher.
  • Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10
  • Find and count equal groups (including in arrays) 
  • Link repeated addition to arrays 
  • Group arrays in different ways

Wider Curriculum

PE-  SHINE Outside Games Session – Skills for athletics – Javelin
Music To explore the correlation between pitch and high/low notation. Session 2 of our ‘Water’ unit.
PSHE Making friends and Being my own best friend – Through circle times and discussions
Science Label the parts of a plant/Flower and discuss their function for their health and how this compares to us, humans!
Art Silhouettes in the style of Banksy. Discuss and look at the work of Banksy. Use a print of a brick wall to create a silhouette of either Brunel and /or the SS Great Britain.

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Class 4-  William
Class 5 – Zach
Class 6 – Ted

Reading For the Stars

 Silver Award: 
Class 6 – Noah I, Freya, Tiya, Leo, Hugo, Elizabeth
Class 5 – Billy, Rhiannon
Class 4 – Max

Gold Award: 
Class 6 – Reuben E
Class 5 – Adi, Rupert
Class 4 – Luke, Talia

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