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Class 1 2020 to 2021

Google Classroom

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Class code =  oajy6qx


Due to the increase in direct contact with staff, governors have put in place strict rules for the use of the Google Classroom this is also supported by various laws.  Firstly, any inappropriate posts, language etc will result in a ban from the system and may also come under the Malicious Communications Act 1988.  The classroom will be monitored by governors and staff.  Staff will not be expected to communicate outside of school time this includes holiday periods- note holiday periods may be different as the school has to stay open for key worker children.  Staff are not expected to reply immediately thus it may take until the following school day to get a response (Marking of work will take longer).  Governors are also going to monitor the workload and future changes may have to happen.

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Welcome to Year 1 2020 to 2021 

The Year 1 Class Teacher is Mrs. Pinson-Bradley.

The Year 1 Teaching Assistant is Mrs. Gotsall.


Summer 2 2021


This half term our learning will be focussing on

*Ordering numbers to a 100

*Partitioning numbers to 100

*Comparing numbers to 100

*Recapping fact families for numbers to 10- addition and subtraction.

*Recapping number bonds for 10 and 20

*Addition and subtraction

*Name and properties of 2d shapes

*Name and properties of 3d shapes

*Patterns and shapes with 2d and 3d shapes

*Reading and telling the time



This half term our learning will focus on


Reading and spelling simple and multi-syllabic words that contain initial sounds and phase 3 sounds. The focus will be on spelling words that contain these sounds.

Phase 3 sounds include – ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er, ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue, aw, wh, ph, ew, oe, au, ey, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e,u-e

Phase 5 ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue, aw, wh, ph, ew, oe, au, ey, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e

Alternative pronunciations

Other sounds of a, e, i, o, u

Other sounds of ow, ie, ea, er, ou

Other sounds of y, ch, c, g, ey

Alternative spellings
/ch/ /j/ /m/ /n/ /r/ /s/ /z/

Alternative spellings
/ch/ /j/ /m/ /n/ /r/ /s/ /z/

/ur/ /uu/ /ay/ /ee/ /y/

/oa/ /oo/ /oh/ /sh/ /zh/



*Identifying words to describe characters and inferring the characters feelings

*Sequencing events in stories

*Retelling stories

*Making predictions

*Learning the differences between fiction and non-fiction texts


Writing –All our writing this half term will be in response to the text ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes.

We will focus on writing correctly punctuated sentences that include adjectives and conjunctions.

We will write words and sentences for a variety of purposes including descriptions of characters, posters, prepositions, riddles, letter writing, poems, retelling the story.

We will learn about verbs, adjectives and how they can be used. We will also continue to work on the uses of capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks.



This half term our topic is ‘Florence Nightingale and Sister Dora’

We will be considering what is means to be famous and pose questions about the past.

We will find out about the life of Florence Nightingale and the changes she made in the hospital in Scutari.

We will then find out about Sister Dora, a nurse in Walsall.


Design  Technology

This half term our topic is ‘Lunchboxes’

Children will look at a variety of lunchboxes and then design and make their own. We will then evaluate them and improve them.



The children will work on the following topics and take part in practical activities using Purple Mash.

Over a  series of lessons,  pupils will develop the skills to begin to code using 2Code



We will continue to use ‘Charanga’ which the children will be familiar with from reception.

Our unit this half term is called “Reflect, Rewind and Replay ” The style is pop.

The children will

Listen and Appraise songs:

*Fresh Prince of Bel Air

*When I’m 64

*Jai Ho

*Oye Como Va

*Pure Imagination – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

*rainbow Connection – The Muppets

Musical Activities – learn and/or build on your knowledge and understanding
about the interrelated dimensions of music through:
a. Warm-up Games (including vocal warm-ups).
b. Flexible Games (optional extension work).
c. Learn to Sing the Song – step-by-step manageable learning chunks spread over the 6 steps.

d. Play Instruments with the Song. Play the given parts or your their compositions/improvisations
e. Improvise with the Song
f. Compose with the Song (over the coda section of the song). As a class,  using the given notes, create a group composition.

Perform the Song – perform and share their learning



During this half term, our topic is ‘Money Matters’

This unit encourages children to think about where money comes from and how it can be used. Children will discuss the idea of spending and saving and begin to understand why it is important to keep belongings, including money safe.



The children will answer these questions

  1. Counting to 5 in Spanish
  2. Counting to 10 in Spanish
  3. French music week
  4. Colour
  5. Recapping all our learning


Our topics are  the ‘seasons’ and ‘plants

The children will learn –

*identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous
and evergreen trees
* identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants,
including trees.
*To observe changes across the 4 seasons

*To observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

The children will also continue to develop their scientific enquiry skills. They will learn to

*Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways

*Observe closely and use simple equipment
*Perform simple tests
*Identify and classify
* To use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
*To gather and record data to help in answering questions.



This half term or topic is

“Places of Worship”

The children will learn to

  • describe my special places in and out of school,
  • name the holy place of worship for Christians,
  • name and explain the features outside and inside a church,
  • name the holy place of worship for Jews,
  • name and explain the features inside and outside a synagogue,
  • describe why religious people visit a holy place of worship,
  • describe how people feel when visiting their holy place of worship,
  • experience a visit to a place of worship, make a simple model of a church.



This term, the children will develop their striking and fielding skills.

They will learn

*Underarm bowling at a target

*Showing control and accuracy when striking a ball with a bat

*How to retrieve a ball

*How to play small sided games.

*Athletic sports

The children will be taught by Mrs. Barker.