Year 1 Learning. Term 6, Week 3.

Jubilee Celebrations


This week:
RSE and PSHE – Relationships and Our Changing Bodies – Meeting in the main school hall on Tuesday 21st June at 3:00-3:20pm if you have any questions. – Email sent out last week concerning this meeting.

Children will find out their new teachers on Wednesday.
When the children  find out their new teachers for Year 2 on Wednesday, they will have a chance for a story with them on this day too.
Sports Day – Thursday 23rd June, 1:30pm – Parents Invited – Junior Field

Next week:
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, although will differ slightly class to class as when we have our PE slots.
  • 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

Monday – Connect – Guess who – 5 questions to guess who I am thinking of in the class
Tuesday – Take Notice- Have a look at this poster and talk about a new day being like a clean piece of paper, moving on from any setbacks the day before.  New Day Poster
Wednesday – Be Active – Stretch moves
Thursday – Keep Learning – Listen to this story: My Strong Mind by N Van Hove  and talk about ways to keep your mind healthy and strong
Friday –  Give –  
What are some of your best memories from the past year to be thankful for?


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  /ee/ (theme)     /ee/ (happy)       /ee/  (chief)      /ee/  (key)  

Keywords for Reading and Spelling: I’m   I’ll   We’ll   could   should  would  won’t friend there were
Grammar: Revise -ing suffix and un- prefix.
Contractions   Understand that the apostrophe replaces the omitted letter.

Writing: Vocabulary: letter, word, finger space, sentence, punctuation, lower case, capital, full stop, adjective, noun
Writing – ‘Pig the Pug’ By Aaron Blabey

Session 1 Write the Child’s view for their annual report.
Session 2  ‘Pig the Pug’ – Discuss what has been written with peers and teachers – Questions. ‘Role on the wall’ for Pig – characterisation
Session 3   ‘Role on the wall’ for Trevor – characterisation
Session 4 Research own Pet – Give a name and a problem. Preparation for writing own stories next week.
Session 5 – Handwriting

Reading: Focus:  Fiction – Books including animals and pets
Whole Class Read: ‘Animals All Around Us’ Link to Science and animal classification

  • 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.
  • Reading independent activities linked to whole class read and animal classification.

Whole Class – Planned story sessions each day- Wednesday – Story with new teachers for next year.



Mental Oral/Warm Up
Recall addition and subtraction facts to 10 (daily) 
Count forwards and backwards within 100
1 more/less within 100
10 more/less within 100
Recall doubles
Recall halves
Snappy maths

Learning Objectives: 
To describe the volume in a container by using the vocabulary full, nearly full, empty or nearly empty. 
To use non-standard measurements to measure the capacity of a container
To use ‘more’, ‘less’ and ‘equal to’ to compare capacity and/or volume as well as the symbols <, > and =.
To use solve reasoning problems involving capacity and volume.

Key difficulty points:
Children don’t need to be able to explain this difference but for adults to ensure they are using correct terminology:
Capacity is the amount of space inside a container (the amount it can hold)Volume is the amount of space that is being taken up within the container (e.g. it could be half full)

Wider Curriculum

PE-  Outdoor Athletic Skills – Preparation for Sports Afternoon 
Sports Day – Thursday 1:30pm – Parents Welcome – Junior Field

Art-  Texture – natural art rubbings – while on walk for R+WV

R+WV –  Sensory walk and class poem
Noticing nature and thinking about the seasons. Create a class poem

PSHE – Changing Me  – My Changing Body –
I can tell you some things about me that have changed and some things about me that have stayed the same
I know that changes are OK and that sometimes they will happen whether I want them to or not

Science – Animal classification
-Sorting animals into different groups

Computing – Coding – To understand what coding means in computing
To understand what is meant by the vocabulary object, command, code, block, debug, design mode used in coding
To create simple (1 or 2 steps) blocks of code
To debug simple mistakes in a piece of code

Due to our Jubilee Celebrations we did not have our usual celebration assembly last week. The children have had an amazing week and as a whole school we enjoyed our time together along with the Year 3 children from the Juniors, Governors’ and Reading Rangers at our Jubilee Picnic.

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