Year 1 Learning Week 1, Term 6

Please remember to send in any photos either printed off or via your class email of events and celebrations you may have attended over the holiday for the Jubilee. We will be using these in our writing this week.

CONGRATULATIONS to Class 6 who won the competition for bringing in the most jars for the May Fair. Well done!


  • During this first week we will be carrying out our Phonics Screening in Year 1.
  • NEXT WEEK we will be holding our special whole school week where we will be commemorating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We will be asking the children to wear red, white and blue or purple on the Friday (17th June). 

Here are some dates for your diary:
Sports Day – Afternoon of Thursday 23rd June – 1:30 pm
Learning Shares in classes –  Friday, July 1st (Classes 4 and 6, 9:10am and Class 5 at 2:50pm.)

  • 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.

Well Being Activities

Monday – Connect – Whisper a message and pass it round the circle
Tuesday – Take Notice- Calm down – Bring it down
Wednesday – Be Active – Cha Cha slide dance
Thursday – Keep Learning – Read through the   Brave poem poster
Friday –  Give – Read the Starfish story.


Phonics: Phase 5c and Phonics Screening Assessments
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.

Phase 5c and Pseudo words
Teach alternative spellings of phonemes: Focus alternatives /or/ (four)   /or/  (caught )    /ur/ (learn) /ur/ (word)

Keywords for Reading: rain, circus, sleep, children, night
Keywords for Spelling: one, two, three, four, children, could, called, should, there, their

Writing: Vocabulary: letter, word, finger space, sentence, punctuation, lower case, capital, full stop, adjective, noun
Writing – Composition
Session 1 Write an invitation to our school tea party/picnic for the Governors next week.
Session 2  Writing about the holidays or about celebrations carried out over half term in connection with the Queen’s Jubilee.
Session 3 Father’s Day- Writing (Surprise!)
Session 4 Father’s Day- Writing (Surprise!)
Session 5 – Handwriting

Reading: Focus:  NONFICTION- Fact Sheets about Life Cycles

  • 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.including Jubilee Story Animation in preparation for next week

 ‘Animals All Around’ This book will be revisited when we look at the classification of animals


Place Value within 100
-1 more/less 
-10 more/less
Counting backwards within 100

Wider Curriculum

PE-  Outdoor Athletic Skills

Jasmine – PE 

Art – Make a class model using/collage of the 4 main parts of the life cycle of a Butterfly. Use materials of various textures to represent all the different stages.(Linked to science session)
Follow video instructions to draw a portrait of the Queen.

DT – Make Bunting for celebrations next week

R+WV Why do we care for our world?

PSHE- Changing Me! – Life cycles

Science Life Cycle of a Butterfly. Introduce caterpillars and recall what they need to grow healthily and how we need look after them.Discuss what they think is going to happen and the time scale for this.change. Make predictions. (Linked to Art lesson)

Music   – Key Learning Objective: To keep a steady pulse and to play rhythms together

Other Learning Objectives:

  • To feel the pulse whilst listening and internalise the pulse through movement
  • To build an understanding of the pulse and its role as the foundation of music.
  • Begin to understand that rhythms are patterns of long and short sounds. The pulse doesn’t change within the context of the song or piece of music but the rhythm does.
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Class 4- Aarav
Class 5- Freya
Class 6- Freddie
Due to our school trip last week, the Year 1 children receiving their certificates this week were our stars from last week. This week, all of the children in each class have been stars and all three classes managed to fill their marble jars and have earnt a class treat. Well done EVERYONE!

Reading For The Stars

Bronze Award: 
Class 4- Hattie

Silver Award: 
Class 6 –  Noah B Lillie
Class 5 –  Harry Eve
Class 4 – James

Gold Award:
Class 6 –  Rudy Audrey Theo H
Class 5 – Adi
Class 4 – Amara

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