This week’s Learning at a glance

This week’s Learning in Year 1 at a glance


Year 1

Learning Link:

My World: My Community

This term our learning centres on My World: My Community. We will be looking at our local area and what makes it unique.  We will be asking the questions, what makes our community function and successful.  We will look at the passage of time and how our community has change over the last 50 years.  If you have any memories of this time (the further back the better) or photographs we would love to hear from you.
Miss Davis –

Mrs Terracotta –

Latest Curriculum Information Booklet: 2023-24-Summer

Year 1 curriculum evening presentation 2023-24: CE 1

Year Group Reminders

Week Commencing: Monday 25th March 2024

Week B

Weekly reminders:

Monday: PE for 1T, story sack to go home, Spelling book, reading book and reading record to be returned back to school

Tuesday: We will be having our SPACE Day on the theme of ‘Owls’

The children will be cooking owl biscuits, making a collage owl, playing owl memory games, listening to a story and writing a story about an owl and using shapes to draw an owl.

Purple Spelling book, Orange Spelling test book and reading record book to go home on Tuesday.

Wednesday: return orange spelling test book back to school please

Thursday: PE for 1D & 1T in the afternoon

Thursday: SPACE for me for Orange and Red groups – possible ideas are:

–          Continents

–          Oceans

–          Maps

–          Easter

Thursday: Please bring back story sacks today. Finish at 2pm for Easter holidays.

Reading for Pleasure

Book of the Week:

1D: My Friend Earth

1T: God’s Brilliantly Big Creation Story


Topic: Desert to Garden

LC: The Crucifixion and death of Jesus. : Lk 23:33-46

The children will be learning about the crucifixion and death of Jesus.

Key Teachings:-

•       “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” This is unique to Luke’s gospel.

•       Luke is stressing the importance of forgiveness of enemies. Jesus’ call for sinners until the end.

•       Dividing up his garments is a fulfilment of Psalm 22:18.

•       We always read this scripture with the knowledge that Jesus’ death is not the end and so it is important that we make this point to the children.

•       Children always ask why is it called ‘Good Friday’.  The simple answer is that this was a good day for humanity.  Jesus died to save us from sin and give us eternal life. His sacrifice was for the good of everyone.

The children will be watching Year 5 perform ‘The Passion Play’ on Monday afternoon.


Writing Text – ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark’

LC:  Can I write about what I’m scared of?

•       I can identify what I’m scared of and put it into a sentence

•       I can write a sentence or sentences that explains what I’m scared of.

LC: Can you tell something about a character?

·       I can identify what Plop looks like as an owl.

·       I can identify what Plop’s feelings are.

·       I can use powerful vocabulary.

Focus vocabulary this week:



Soft as a feather

Dark is kind

Dark is wonderful

Dark is necessary

Reading and Phonics

This week the children will focus on these sounds:

Revision of all sounds taught in Spring 2

This week the children will focus on these tricky words:

Revision of all tricky words taught in Spring 2


The children will focus on these spelling words:

Revision of all spelling words taught in Spring 2


Topic: Numbers to 50

LC: Count to 50

In this lesson, children will recognise numbers to 50 and count objects to 50. They will develop their use of the number line beyond 20 and up to 50, and be able to count on or back from any number up to 50.

Key language: count, number

LC: Numbers to 50

In this lesson, children will develop their knowledge of numbers between 20 and 50. They will be able to count on and back up to 50 and identify missing numbers in a sequence.

Key language: count, number, count back, in order


LC: End of topic evaluation on Everyday Materials

I can tell the difference between an object and the material from which it is made.

I can identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock.

I can describe the simple physical properties of everyday materials.

I can compare and group together a variety of everyday materials.

I enjoyed ______________________

I would like to learn more about ________________


Topic: Toys

LC: Evaluation of alien car

Does it look like your design?

What would you change?


No Computing due to Space Day


L.C. To find the 7 continents of the world using an atlas.

I can name the 7 continents of the world.

I can find them using an atlas.

I can explain some facts about one of the continents.

Key vocabulary:

Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia


LC: To learn a few key words for Easter in French.
Listening carefully, speaking clearly, making connections, showing you understand.



Rediscover new song Engine Engine and associated pat-a-cake pattern and circle game.  Read rhythm of Engine Engine from a pictorial score. Play Listen Listen game with drum (beat) and claves (rhythm).

THURSDAY MUSIC LESSON Jolly Music Book 1 Lesson 3

Sing hello at three pitches without being told the starting pitch. Learn the rhythm echo game and rediscover the new song Starlight and Little Sally Water.


Control movement – Develop fundamental movement skills to be able to react and move quickly and develop control with a ball, including catching, to prepare for activities and games using equipment. Broaden the range of skills learnt and link two or more movements together with some control and consistency.

Learning for Life

Session 2: Rules To Help Us

Children will:

? Actively participate in activities and the ‘Smartie the Penguin’ story.

? Engage in discussions about what is and isn’t safe online.

? Identify who they can talk to about anything they feel uncomfortable about, particularly online.


Enjoy sharing your reading for pleasure books – Mon – Thursday

Please write the books that have been read for pleasure in your child’s reading book.

Enjoy looking at your story sack from Monday to Thursday.

Enjoy reading your Little Wandle book over the weekend.

Spelling homework – spelling book to be returned every Monday