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Welcome to Year 1, the first year of Key Stage 1! There are so many exciting things to learn about in Year 1 with Miss Palmer and Mrs Tumelty. Imagine getting the chance to learn about dinosaurs, castles and the seaside, as well as all sorts of fascinating Maths, English and Science! You’ll get the chance to do all of that and more in Year 1!

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Spring 1: Our New Topic is Chinese New Year!

Year 1 Home Learning

Week Beginning Monday 17th January


Please watch the videos below to help support your child with phonics at home.

In Phonics this week we will be revisiting target Phase 3 sounds:

  • Revisiting previously learnt sounds, decodable words and tricky words
  • Teach: /oo (u)/ /ar/ /or/ /ear/ /air/
  • Practise reading words with our new sounds
  • Practise segmenting for spelling
  • Practise reading sentences


In English we will be finding out how people celebrate Chinese New Year. Watch the video below, read the text and answer the following comprehension questions using full sentences. Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Can you spot the features of a non-chronological report?

Can you use a capital letter for names of people, places and days of the week? Write the sentences and add the capital letter in the correct place.

The new year is celebrated in china.

 It is celebrated in january.

The beast nian was called nian.

The festival is called chinese new year.

Write the sentences and add a question mark or full stop to the sentences below.

Red envelopes have money inside

How do people celebrate Chinese New Year

People sweep and dust the old year away

Why is the colour red important


On Monday we are comparing numbers to 20. For the rest of the week we will be moving onto Addition within 20.

Autumn 2: Flamingo Land 2021Animal Habitats Topic

Phonics (Phase 5: Alternatives for Reading)

Week 9 (wb 6.12.21)

Week 8: (wb 29.11.21)

Week 7: (wb 22.11.21)

Phonics (Phase 5)

Week 6: (wb 15.11.21)

Week 5: (wb 8.11.21)

Week 4: (wb 1.11.21)

Week 3: (wb 18.10.21)

Week 2: (wb 11.10.21)

Week 1: (wb 4.10.21)

Autumn 2Animal Habitats

(Week 6 – 5.12.21)


This week in English we are focusing on adjectives building up to a character description about the tiger in the story.

Monday and Tuesday: We are writing adjectives on the outside of the tiger to describe his appearance and the movement of tigers. On the inside, we are writing adjectives to describe the tigers personality from the way he acts in the story.


In Maths this week we are still focusing on numbers from 0-20.

Monday and Tuesday: We are partitioning numbers from 11-20 into tens and ones.

Wednesday and Thursday: We are looking at one more and one less using numbers from 11-20. Choose your worksheets: 1 star- Easier, 2 stars- medium, 3 stars-harder

(Week 5- 29.11.21)


This week in English we are reading ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’.

Monday 29thChoose a set of questions to answer

Tuesday 30thCreate your own storyboard

Wednesday 1st – Prefix ‘un’: Add ‘un’ to the words in the word bank and then fill in the gaps in the sentences


Monday 29th: Write your numbers from 0-20 in numbers and words.

Tuesday and Wednesday 30th: Representing numbers – Choose your worksheets: 1 star- Easier, 2 stars- medium, 3 stars-harder

(Week 4- 22.11.21)


Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd- Planning our Non-Chronological Report: Choose 2 or 3 questions you would like to research about an elephant, cheetah or a lion as your subheadings. Choose a title for your report. Fill in the planning sheet with 2 or 3 facts underneath each subheading. You could research on the internet or use the fact sheets below.

Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25thWriting our Non Chronological Report: Write your facts into full sentences using sentences starters and the writing frame below to help you. Draw a picture of your animal and you could draw a picture of where the animal lives or what it eats in the other box. Remember to include some adjectives to describe your animal. You could even print your own photos to add!


Last week and this week we have worked on shape. The lessons are below. For the worksheets one star is the easiest, two stars are medium and three stars are the hardest for a challenge.

(Week 3 – 15.11.21)


This week in English, we are writing our own questions about animals the children would like to research. We will be looking at wild animals including lions, cheetahs and elephants. We will research facts about where they live and describe their habitats. We are continuing to plan our non-chronological report.


This week in Maths, we are focusing on Shape. We are looking at recognising and naming 2D shapes as well as sorting shapes based on simple properties. We will also look at recognising and naming 3D shapes. The children will embark on shape hunt around the playground and identify different shapes within our environment.


This week in Science, the children have been identifying and comparing UK birds and reptiles. They will learn characteristics associated with the animal groups.

(Week 2 – 8.11.21)


In English we are identifying the features of a non-chronological report about tigers. The children will be beginning to use question marks in their writing. This will lead to the children researching about their favourite animals, planning their own questions and writing a report.


In Maths this week we are focusing on counting backwards using a number line within 10. We are also learning about how to find the difference using cube towers and writing subtraction fact families.


The children will be identifying and naming a variety of common UK mammals.


In Geography the children will be locating the continents of Europe and Africa on a world map. They will identify which continent they come from. The children will also be studying some countries within Africa and locating them on a map.

(Week 1 – 1.11.21)


In English we are writing a recount about our trip to Flamingo Land. We are focusing on parts of a sentence, time adverbials, adjectives and beginning to use an exclamation mark.


In Maths we are focusing on subtraction within 10. The children are learning about how to write a subtraction number sentence and understand that subtraction calculations cannot be done in any order, unlike addition.


In Science the children are learning to name and identify different pets based on characteristics.

Autumn 1Great Fire of London: Firefighter Visit


This term we have focused on retelling traditional stories, how to write a sensory poem and a diary entry about the Great Fire of London. We have looked at time adverbials, parts of a sentence, adjectives and how to join our sentences using ‘and’.


In Maths we have covered the following objectives.

Number and Place Value

Place Value (within 10)

Sorting, counting and recognising numbers using objects and practical resources. Counting forwards and backwards within 10. Sorting, comparing and ordering numbers within 10 using the language of greater than, less than and equal to. Ordinal numbers, one more and one less and the use of a basic number line.

Addition and Subtraction (within 10)

The children will become familiar with part whole models and tens frames. Addition and subtraction symbols, number bonds to 10 and addition and subtraction fact families.


In Science we have focused on the four seasons. We have described the weather and how the seasons can affect humans and animals. We have adventured on an Autumn walk to spot the signs of the season.


This term we have focused on London in the past and present linked to the Great Fire of London. We have studied housing conditions and what materials the houses were made from. We have sequenced the events of the Great Fire and acted out the story. The children have designed Tudor houses and made fire collages using tissue paper. The children have located London on a map and identified the characteristics of the four countries of the UK.

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