Year 1 Learning, Week 2, Term 6

Whole School Jubilee Week

This week, as a whole school, we are having our special enrichment week to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne.

Congratulations to Ola in Class 4 who was a runner up in the John Lewis Art Portrait Competition.

The week will be completed on Friday 17th June when we ask the children to dress up in purple, red, white or blue and instead of bringing in home fruit on that day they can bring in a treat to have at our picnic (just for themselves and remember our no nuts policy). Please find more information in your email box and newsletter.

See our table below for some of the activities the children will be involved in….


  • We will be asking the children to wear red, white and blue or purple on Friday (17th June). 

Here are some other important dates for your diary:
Sports Day – Thursday 23rd June, 1:30pm
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 mostly follow the exact days, as this week we are following our special enrichment week for the Jubilee.
  • 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 – Play the Empathy game
Tuesday – Take Notice- Notice a rainbow of colours around the classroom or go for a walk around the playground. You could record them on this sheet.
Wednesday – Be Active – Guess the pet workout
Thursday – Keep Learning – Watch these clips about having a growth mindset Growth mindset clip Beans clip
Friday –  Give –  Tell the other people in your class things you love about them, or love to do with them.


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
Focus alternatives:  /oo/  (could)      /oo/ (put)      /ai/ (day)      /ai/(came)       /ee/(sea) and for Queen

Keywords for Reading: bow, field, sea, but, castle, could
Keywords for Spelling: five, seven, eight, were, down, them, look, I’ts, don’t, could

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

Writing – Composition

Session 1 Read the story of ‘The Queen’s Hat’. Write a newspaper article from the Queen’s perspective of losing her hat.
Session 2  Planning –  If I was King or Queen for the day…
Session 3 If I was King or Queen for the day… – Complete the task.
Session 4 Linked to Science: Complete a life cycle showing the Queen through her life.
Session 5 – Handwriting 

Reading: Focus:  Comprehension – ‘The Queen’s Pets’ – Differentiated Task

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

Whole Class – Planned story sessions each day- Books themed to the Queen.


Addition and Subtraction
Mental Oral/Warm Up

Recall addition and subtraction facts to 10 (daily) 
Count forwards and backwards within 100
Write numbers to 100
1 more/less within 100
10 more/less within 100
Snappy maths

Learning Objectives: 
Compare the size of 2 digit numbers within 100.
Use the symbols <, > and = to compare numbers.
To solve one-step problems relating to addition and subtraction
To add and subtract a 2-digit and a 1-digit number
To record as number sentences using + – and = symbols.
Exc: To solve missing number problems using addition or subtraction.

Wider Curriculum

PE-  Outdoor Athletic Skills – Preparation for Sports Afternoon

Jasmine – PE 

Art – Using the inspiration of Andy Warhol, produce a stamp in the same style to contribute to a whole Year group display.

ANDY WARHOL | QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (F. & S. II.334 -  337) | Prints & Multiples Evening Sale | | Sotheby's

DT –  Shapes- Follow instructions to make a flag and crown fit for a king or queen.

R+WV – How has and why is  ‘faith’ important to our queen? 

PSHE – Changing Me 
LO: To be able to compare how you are now to when you were a baby and explain some of the changes that will happen to me as I get older.
I understand and accept that change is a natural part of getting older. – Link to Queen changing over her reign – Human life cycle

Science –
LO:I understand that humans and animals have a lifecycle and I know the stages and can order them  
Complete a life cycle showing the Queen through her life. Link to previous learning and compare with the lifecycles of other animals.

Who made the dutiful Queen we know and love today?

Music   – Sing, perform and record our special Jubilee song as a whole school

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Class 4 – Ola
Class 5 – Rowan
Class 6 – Emmie

Reading for the Stars

Silver Award
Class 6 – Rory Edie

All children who complete both sides of their 2 bookmarks will receive their Headteachers Award later in the term at a special assembly. (This is the award after Gold)

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