Year 1 Weekly Update – 11/02/22

RE: Our unit after half term is called ‘Following Jesus’, we will hear how Jesus chose some of the first disciples (Luke 3. 5: 1- 11) and reflect on how we choose our friends.


Writing: Are you ready for take off Year 1? Hold tight. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… LIFT OFF!


We will be​ creating character profiles and compose our own simple sentences to describe different characters such as one of the little green men in Toy Story, the children’s classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Beegu.


Science: We will learn to describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.


We will learn to use the language to describe these properties, such as hard or soft; stretchy or stiff; rough or smooth; opaque or transparent; bendy or rigid; waterproof or not waterproof; magnetic or non-magnetic.


ART: ​As part of our topic launch after half term, we will be making and creating models of the Solar System and becoming familiar with the names and order of the planets!


Handwriting: We will be learning to form the letter ”q” correctly.


Phonics: We will be learning the sounds listed below:


or as in /ur/- word

u as in /oo/- awful

are as in /air/- share

grow the code:

au as in /or/- author and dinosaur

oor as in /or/ floor

al as in /or/ walk

Our tricky words will be: oh, their, once, our, laugh


​What can I do at home? 10 minutes daily reading!


Please reinforce the sounds we have been learning in class and take the time to practice reading and writing real words and tricky words (as listed above)


Maths: This week we will be learning to compare objects within 50 and to order numbers within 50. We will also start to count in 2s


What can I do at home? Support your child at home by practising forming the numbers correctly as well as writing them as words! 


Useful websites with fun educational games:


1) Busy things ( click on log in​ >LGFL >log in as a pupil)


2) Topmarks Maths


3) White Rose Maths App (1 minute maths!)


4) Purple Mash


PSHE-RHE: This week we will continue to look at what makes a good friend and we will be discussing how to report hurtful behaviours.



– Boys and girls with long hair (below shoulder length) should be tied back, this is a health and safety requirement for PE.


Dates for your diary:
– Thursday 17th March – Year 1 Trip to Science Museum

– Tuesday 10th May – Year 1 Mass at 9am