Year 1 Learning, Term 5, Week 4


The SS Great Britain – This Friday, 20th May. 

Children will wear their normal school uniform for this trip but make sure they have:

A packed lunch, snack and water bottle 
A waterproof
(In a backpack)
Good shoes (incase decking is wet)

  • 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.

Invitation to enter an Art Competition

Get out your art materials to celebrate Queen Elizabeth‘s 70th year reign in a Platinum Jubilee competition for primary school children. We are looking for children to draw, paint or collage bold, bright and colourful pictures of Queen Elizabeth II to decorate our restaurant at John Lewis at Cribbs Causeway. There are prizes for individuals and for school.

Follow the link here for more information about this competition.

Daily Well Being Activities

Monday – Connect – Play 20 questions (or limit it to 10!) to guess what /who/ where you are thinking of.
Tuesday – Take Notice- Think about how your feelings change.  Rainbow mood tracker
Wednesday – Be Active – Follow along these patterns of moves with Blazer Fresh: Banana, banana, meatball
Thursday – Keep Learning – Watch She Persisted around the World read aloud about women who kept going to achieve their goals.


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.

Consolidation of Phase 3 and 5 and
Teach alternative spellings of phonemes:
/i/ (as in donkey), /ear/ (as in here), /ear/ (as in beer), /er/ (as in father)
Grammar: Prefix – un
Keywords for Reading: unfold, undo, unhappy, unkind, unsafe, unlock
Keywords for Spelling: they, were, what, unhappy, unkind, people  father

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

Session 1 Introduce the story and watch short video clip and create some drama scenarios to help think about the different characters. Use the masks to help with drama.
Session 2 Think about questions that each of the 4 main characters would ask during the story. Write questions using question marks correctly next to the main character’s pictures.
Session 3 Create a story map and word bank of the story, ready to retell the story. What is fact and what is fiction?Session 4- Retell the story.

Reading: Focus: Fiction – Retelling a short story verbally after reading a text.

  • 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.



Mental Oral/Warm Ups

  • Counting in 5’s- using times table stacks (up and down from 0-60)- explain later the importance of the 5 times table in telling the time!

Learning Objectives:

  • Use vocabulary related to time
  • Read time to the hour and half hour 
  • Start to solve simple problems involving time

Wider Curriculum

PE-  Outdoor Athletic Skills

Jasmine – PE Physical skills
I can perform a sequence of movements with some changes in level, direction or speed.
I can perform a small range of skills and link two movements together.
I can maintain a good ‘ready position’.
I can lean forward to help move quickly.
I can move my feet, rather than stretch, to get to the ball.

R+WV Humanist/Scientific Creation Story. Look at similarities and differences from the Christian story of creation from the previous session.

Computing – Spreadsheets

  • Children can navigate around a spreadsheet.
  • Children can explain what rows and columns are.
  • Children can save and open sheets.
  • Children can enter data into cells.

PSHE Relationships: People who help us. In groups look at different pictures and discuss whether they can help us and in what capacity. Also discuss expectations for safety, behaviour and enjoyment for our trip to the SS Great Britain and remind children of the things they need to bring.

Science Look at the seeds planted last week, as a class for a scientific enquiry in different conditions. Record findings and discuss what they have observed. Prepare ideas for writing up of our experiment next week.

Scientific Investigation:
asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
observing closely, using simple equipment
performing simple tests
identifying and classifying
using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

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Class 4 – Luke
Class 5 – Rupert
Class 6 – Evelyn

Reading Stars

Bronze Award: 
Class 6 – Evelyn, Otis

Silver Award: 
Class 6 – Rishi
Class 5 – Freya
Class 4 –  Theo

Gold Award:
Class 5 – Rupert

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