Year 1 Learning. Term 2, Week 1

THE FIRST DAY OF TERM 2 IS:  Monday 31st October


Parents Evenings – Wednesday and Thursday (2nd and 3rd November) This week.
You should have already signed up for your appointment time. Appointments are 10 minutes long and we will be keeping prompt to these timings. They will be face-to-face and you will be able to come earlier to your time to look through your child’s work before meeting with your teachers.

You will be able to access our Y1 corridor through end doors for the evening.

FHIS – Fireworks 2022

Saturday 5th November – See further details on newsletters and website.
Gates open: 5pm    Display starts: 7pm

  • Children will change for their PE sessions so please continue to ensure that children’s PE kits are in school on their pegs. They need a white T-shirt, black shorts and a change of shoes, pumps or trainers. All the classes had their first ‘changing times’ last week. Thank you for  supporting and preparing your children for this. It is an important part of their learning and promotion of independence to change unsupported.
  • 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. 

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- Make a funny face – add expressions to this face shape
Tuesday – Take Notice- autumn colouring sheets
Wednesday – Be Active – Warm up activity
Thursday – Keep Learning – Learn to say Hello in a different language
Friday – Give –
Tell us about someone who was kind to you today, and they might get a sticker!


Phonics: New Phase Teaching – Phase 5
Phonics /spelling  Daily (5x sessions) 
We will give out new Sounds and Keyword books which the children will write this week’s sounds and keywords. These maybe differentiated where necessary
Keywords: Read by sight and spell: Oh  their  Monday Tuesday  Wednesday   Thursday   Friday   Saturday  Sunday
Phonics:  ay (play)    ou (out  )  ie  (pie)    ea  (heap) – New Graphemes
Vocabulary: adjective, phoneme, sounds, blend, letter name, word, sentence, full stop

Fireworks –
Sounds we hear when fireworks go off and fires are lit. Use phonemes learnt and graphemes to create a word bank. Use the words from the word bank and adjectives collected in the previous sessions to create a simple acrostic Poem. 
Firework Safety- Linked to PSHE – Create a poster for being safe with fireworks. Think about ourselves and pets. Research different poster styles first. What will make such an important message stand out to the reader?

Children to write their week’s learning – Sounds and Keywords in their new books that they can take home and use to write in to practice spellings. Children need to be able to read the word first before practicing spelling them.

Handwriting: Correct formation of the graphemes and CEW for spelling listed above through the use of our 4 formation families. Complete a dictated sentence.

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.
In reading groups, continue to continue on phonic and CEW recognition gaps identified in assessments from Term 1.
Whole Class –
Planned story sessions each day.


Maths – Place value to 20 + Ordinal Numbers

Mental/ oral warm-ups:

  • Missing numbers on number line to 20
  • Number bonds to 10 – big focus
  • Number formation to 10 
  • Number recognition to 20

Learning Objectives: 

  • Count to twenty, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, from any given number. 
  • Count, read and write numbers to 20 in numerals and words.
  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations.
  • Understand that teen numbers are made up of tens and ones.
  • language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least. 

Small steps:
To count forwards and backwards to 20
To recognise numbers to 20
(Key difficulty point: just because they can partition and complete the activities doesn’t mean they can name the numbers)
To recognise numbers 11-20 are made up of ‘ten and a bit’.
To partition number 11-20 into tens and ones.
To compare numbers using the < > = symbols

Wider Curriculum

PE- SHINE Outside Session – Team Games

Jasmine PE– Social –  I can work sensibly with others taking turns and sharing
I can help, praise and encourage others in their learning.
Skills – jumping and landing

Science- I understand that there are 4 seasons every year
I can describe the changes across the seasons. Make a page for class floor book for the four seasons, the months and festivals which happen in each season or individual recording on sheets.

R+WV (Formally known as RE) – DIWALI – Recall stories about an inspiring person and say how stories in a certain tradition can be inspiring for believers. People who follow the Hindu religion celebrate the triumph of good over evil with a festival of lights called Diwali.This also marks the start of the Hindu New Year. This year 24/10/22
The word Diwali means rows of lighted lamps. Design a Diwali card, using Rangoli patterns.

Art and DT – Fireworks and Diwali – Festivals of Light I can use different techniques to create firework or/and Diwali art and I can chose materials and colours to work with that best represent fireworks/lights.

PSHE – Linked to English – Firework Safety. Create a poster for being safe with fireworks. Think about ourselves and pets. Research different poster styles first. What will make such an important message stand out to the reader?

Celebration Assembly

Year 1 – Super Settling into new classes and making new friends.

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