This week’s Learning at a glance

This week’s Learning in Year 1 at a glance


Year 1

Learning Link: Homes and Families/Animal Hunt

This term our learning centres on ‘Homes and Families’ (September and October) and ‘Animal Hunt’. We will use the texts, ‘Living in a Castle’ and ‘The Frog Prince’ to support these areas of learning in our literacy work.  Artwork inspired by Paul Klee, opportunities to use junk modelling to make a castle, a road safety and Nativity scene will make up our art and DT focus. In addition to this we will explore seasonal/daily weather patterns, introduce atlases, delve through a collection of books which show animals from different continents, and identify animals that live in tropical, desert and cold climates.

At the end of the term the children will take part in a S=P+A+C+E themed challenge to practise the skills they have learnt during their first term in Year 1.

Mrs Sharpe –

Miss Davis –

Latest Curriculum Information Booklet: Autumn

Year Group reminders

No PE this Friday (27th November)

Please can you start collecting any shoeboxes and bring them into school ready for our Design and Technology activity in December.

Please return Home Learning books every Monday. We know it is hard but as far as you can please keep these books as clean as possible. Thank you very much.

This weekend please can all pencils be sharpened in your child’s pencil case and check if they need a new glue stick for next week’s learning. Also, it is so much easier for the children if both their pencils and glue stick can all fit into one pencil case. Thank you!



We will be looking at the stories of the family of Abraham and the story of Moses.


The Frog Prince

To use descriptive language to write about a character from The Frog Prince.

To retell the beginning of this traditional tale.


This week we are learning the sounds: Revision of Phase 5 sounds


To learn about the prefix ‘un’


New topic: Comparing Calculations

To be able to change a calculation to its inverse

For example: 2+3 = 5    3+2 = 5

Please watch this following clip:


Sorting and grouping common animals

The children will be describing and comparing the structure of a variety of common animals (birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals, including pets).

Art and DT

Making a Christmas Advent calendar


Research Animals from different continents


My family

Geography or History

Introduce atlases

Identify different climates around the world


Advent songs.  Learning to play the spoons 2 – moving from leg to leg and across the body. Playing with accents and playing rolls with different dynamics. Incorporating rolls into our rhythm patterns on one leg and across the legs.


To use signals to help attack and defend.


Same or different?

Children will be able to:

  • Identify the differences and similarities between people;
  • Empathise with those who are different from them;
  • Begin to appreciate the positive aspects of these differences.


Reading, Spellings and Numbots

Rediscover and Going Deeper

(learning for the first day of absence)

Maths: Go onto Oak Academy to access a Year 1 Maths lesson on Comparing Numbers:

English: Go onto BBC Bitesize to access a Year 1 English video clip on the prefix ‘un’: