Welcome to Year 1’s Wonderful Page!

The Learning Journey for this half term is..

All About The Weather

Week ending:  Friday 27th November 2020

In English:

This week: The children used the story’ The Bear’s Winter house’ by John Yeoman as a stimulus to write sentences joined together with ‘and’.

Next week: We will be making our decoration for our Christmas hoop and writing the instructions on how to make them.


The children have started learning sounds within Phase 5. The following 5 have been covered this week and are all  diagraphs (two letters that make one sound)

ay – play

ie- pie

ea – read

oy – boy

ou – cloud

Phase 5 tricky words – Mr, Mrs, people, called, oh, looked, could, asked, their

If you would like extra practise, click on the link below. There are 3 games available for the children to play without needing a subscription. Enjoy 🙂


In Maths:

This week: The children continued to look at bonds and participate in a range of activities including songs, number bond hunts, missing number bar models and made number bond kites.

Next week: The children will use their number bond to 10 knowledge an investigate bonds to 20.

Home learning – 

We would firstly like to thank you all for helping the children create their ‘Weather projects’ – We were blown away with their creativity and enthusiasm!

Home learning due on 1st December – Number bonds to 10 ( You will find this in their green home learning books)

Value Certificates

Well done to the following children for receiving a value certificate this week!

10 – Aleena and Idris

1M –  Eleanor and Joshua

1R –  Ayden and Kleanna

Self Isolation and Purple Mash If your child is having to self isolate from school because of potential symptoms, you will receive an email from their class teacher on Purple Mash.  We will send you PowerPoint Presentations for you to follow throughout week in English, Maths, Handwriting and Phonics. The work can be done in the exercise book we provided in the wallet. Feel free to attach a picture of your child’s work to an email and send it to your class teacher on Purple Mash. We are aware this is challenging as I know many parents are working from home but it’s important that the children continue to develop their skills in all areas of learning so that gaps are minimised.

All children should have received their Purple Mash logging in details. Please contact the office if you have misplaced this information.

************************** REMINDERS AND NOTICES ******************************************

In absence of our ‘Meet the Team’ meetings, we have created a short video to share some key important information.

Please click on your class below to watch.

10 Miss Michel

1M -Miss Waters 

1R – Miss Georgiou

The PowerPoint presentation below will also include some additional useful information.

Meet the Year 1 team 2020

Home Learning – Home learning in Year 1 is most effective when it’s a hands on approach. We believe the children learn best when given practical approaches to embed their learning. The children will receive weekly homework which will involve discussions around a topic or consolidation of teaching from the previous week. Children will receive their homework books on Friday. These will need to be back in school the following Tuesday. 

Reading books -The children will receive 2 home reading books and a book from the book corner each week. Reading is key in Year 1 and the children should be reading every evening for approximately 10 minutes. Once your child has read to you, please sign and date the reading record so we can keep track. The TA will change these weekly during the day. Please ensure the books are in their book bag daily. Some children will receive  ‘word boxes’ in their reading records. These are some extra words we would like the children to read as they cannot be sounded out and the children just need to know them. Once your child can read and recognise these words, they will move onto the next box.

P.E – The children will have their P.E lesson every Friday with Miss Hammond. The children will need to come to school dressed their P.E kit every Friday. There will therefore be no need for P.E bags in school.