Year 1

Week Starting 12 July 2020

Hello Year One!

We can’t believe it is the last week of term! We wanted to say a big thank you to all of you and your parents/carers for being such super stars over the last few months. We are so proud of you all. Have a lovely summer and stay safe.

In your Google Meet this week, you will have an opportunity to meet your new teacher from Year 2 so we hope as many of you can make it as possible. Please check the timetable below for the date and time of your child’s meet or use the  timetable for the whole Trust on the website.

Whitehorse Manor Infants

Yellow class – Wednesday 15th July at 11:00a.m Nickname: yellow1

Green class – Thursday 16th July at 11:00a.m

Nickname: green1

Jade class – Thursday 16th July at 1:00p.m

Nickname :jade1


Rowan class – Thursday 16th July at 1:30p.m  Nickname: rowan1

Please note this is a change of time from previous weeks.


Astronaut class – Tuesday 14th July at 11:00a.m

Nickname: astronaut1

Shooting Stars class – Wednesday 15th July at 11:00a.m Nickname: shootingstars1

Cypress Lower

Blue Class – Monday 13th July at 2p.m Nickname: bluecypress

Green Class-Monday 13th July at 1.30 p.m Nickname: greencypress

Please note this is a change of time from previous weeks.

Indigo Class-Thursday 16th July at 1 p.m Nickname: indigocypress

Please note this is a change of time from previous weeks.

Beulah Infants

Green Class- Wednesday 15th July at 10 a.m Nickname: greenclassmeet

Purple Class-Wednesday 15th July at 11 a.m Nickname: purpleclassmeet


In order to sign in you will need your child’s .306 LGFL log on details.  If you would like to attend the live session and do not have these details, please email us at with your child’s full name, class and school and we will email you back with their log on details. We will be recording the sessions for safety purposes and do ask that an adult is present with all children during these sessions. We are aware that some of you had difficulty logging into the meeting so please let us know and we will email you a link to a tutorial.

When you are not at school, keep doing your fantastic home learning. We LOVE seeing your work so please keep sending photos into We had so many lovely examples this week, we put them all into a video for you to enjoy!

This week the whole trust challenge involves building a Big Camp!

  • In literacy, we will be learning about shape and acrostic poems;
  • If you need to recap any sounds  you can access  the DfE Letters and Sounds YouTube videos to support you;
  • In maths, we are learning to recognise money and it’s values.
  • In science, we are learning about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores;
  • In geography, we are learning how to make a simple map and use positional and directional language;
  • In art, we are learning to make an observational drawing of a fruit.


Activity 1 Activity 2 Activity 3
Monday Literacy – Read poems with expression Maths – count multiples of money Science- Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores
Tuesday Literacy – Describe African fruits using adjectives Maths – Money investigation Art – Make an observational drawing
Wednesday Physical activities Whole Trust Challenge-Build a Big Camp Music -to use different dynamics and add actions to our songs


Literacy – Write a short poem about fruit


Maths – Identify the value of different notes. Geography-Mapping skills
Friday Literacy – Use the conjunction because Maths – understand the value of pounds. PSHE-Understand about changes that will happen in my school life

We are missing you! Enjoy your learning this week!

The Year One Team



  1. Literacy warm up – Sentence doctor

This week, it is your turn to be sentence doctors all on your own and show us how much you have learnt over the last half term. Complete the sheet in the downloads – make sure you find all of the mistakes! Try to join up your letters as you write the sentences out.

Sentence Doctor1

Literacy-Fruit poems

Today we are going to practise reading some poems with expression.

Watch the attached narrated PowerPoint presentation below. Pause at the second slide: What do you remember about poems? How do you recognise poems? We have learnt about poems in autumn and spring term. What do you remember about the features of poems? Watch the rest of the presentation.

There are many kinds of poems. You can write a poem on anything you like. When you write a poem, you can share sensations and feelings with someone else through the words you have chosen.

Activity: Choose one of the shape poems and one of the acrostic poems (see attached pdf document). What do you like about them? Think of the choice of words and any pattern you notice.

Practise reading the poems. Can you think of any actions that you could do to help you remember the words?

Challenge: How could you make that poem even better?


2. Maths – count multiples of money


To download, click the link below.

3. Science – Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores

Use the power point below to find out all about what different animals eat. Then, using the sheet in downloads, choose one animal that is a herbivore, one animal that is a carnivore and one animal that is an omnivore and draw them and then tell us what they eat.

Challenge: Can you tell us more about your animal, thinking about everything we have learnt this half term?

All About Carnivores Herbivores And Omnivores


1.Literacy warm up – phonics revision

This half term in our phonics sessions we are going to be recapping different ways to make the same sound. Today, we are focusing on the ‘er’ sound. The three most common ways of representing this sound are er, ir and ur. However, ear (as in learn) and or(as in worst) can also be used.

Your first challenge is to read the sheet below and identify as many different words with the er sound as you can. This is also in the downloads if you wanted a printable copy.

Printables Altspellings Ur Phoneme Spotter

After that, we have a sorting activity for you to complete. There is a grid with all the different ways of making the ‘er’ sound listed at the top and then some examples of words for you to cut and stick/ write in the correct column. This can also be done just using a piece of paper and a pencil.

Printables Altspellings Ur Sorting Grid

Printables Altspellings Ur Sorting Words

Literacy-Fruit poems

Today we are going to learn to describe some of the African fruit, using a range of adjectives.

Watch the PowerPoint presentation about fruit facts. Can you recall one fact about each of the fruits? Which fruit did you try out at home? Which fruit was your favourite and why?

Activity: Use the attached writing templates to describe a couple of fruits using all your senses. What did that fruit look like/feel like/smell like/taste like? What did it sound like when you had a bite from it or when you touched its skin? If you do not remember what the fruit looked like, please check our photographs to jog down your memory! Please use the attached word mat to support with the spelling.

Challenge: Can you write a full sentence using an adjective and a simile e.g. ‘The mango looked orange like the sunset glow. ‘, or ‘The banana felt mushy like a mud pie.’

2.  Maths – Money investigation 

To download, click the link below

3. Art-Make an observational drawing

We are learning how to draw the inside and outside of a fruit.

Look at some still life pictures of fruit (see attached document) and discuss the use of marks and colours. You may also use the attached prompt questions.

Watch a couple of clips to model sketching techniques and shading techniques.

Follow the instructions below to carry out your observational drawing.

What You Need:

  • Oil pastels
  • Pencils
  • White paper: Cut small enough to fit two pieces on one sheet of construction paper for mounting
  • Construction paper
  • Scratch paper
  • Glue
  • Assorted fruits &/or vegetables: Such as, pineapple, mangoes, papaya, eggplant & squash
  • Knife: For cutting the fruits & veggies
  • Paper towels

What You Do:

  1. Explain that we will be studying the inside & outside of an object.
  2. Demonstrate using oil pastels:
    Mixing/blending colors
    Using scratch paper to test colors
    Using pencils to scratch through the pastels to create textures.
  3. Select an interesting view to draw the object; drawing the outside first on one sheet.
  4. Predict what the insides might look like.
  5. Then cut the object in half and draw the inside on another sheet of paper.
  6. Once completed, mount the two drawings together, side by side.
  7. Discuss the differences between the inside and the outside.


1. Physical activities

We have a selection of challenges for you to try out. Get ready set go!

  • first the rocket striking and catching challenges
  • then the mini hurdle challenge
  • last the frog jump relay

2. Whole Trust Challenge

‘Big Camp’ Challenge!

This is the last whole Trust challenge before we ‘break up’ for the summer holiday so we thought we would make it super fun and go out with a bang!

Your challenge this week is to build a camp!  Your camp or den can be indoors or outdoors and made out of whatever you like.  You might choose to build a den in your bedroom from blankets, duvets and sheets or you could make one under your dining table.  You could make a den out of branches if you have a woodland nearby or you could pitch a tent in your back garden.  Apparently, a den is only a den if you can sit in it so make sure you can squeeze in.  If you haven’t got enough space to build a human-sized den, how about making a den for a teddy or doll?  You could even make a tiny den for a Lego man or small world figure.

Maybe you could have a picnic or snack in your den or play a game in there.  We would love to see all of the amazing dens you build so please send any photos to your year group home learning email address.

Have fun! ­

3. Music – to use different dynamics and add actions to our songs

Go to the website and log onto the student section using the following details: Username: p697849 Password: brown
Click on the box called ‘Assignments’ then on ‘Unit: Year 1 in Review, Reflect, Rewind Replay – Step 6’ and complete the following tasks.
1. Listen to ‘The Lamb’ by John Tavener and talk about the music using the questions on screen.
2. Click on ‘warm up games’ and complete one of the challenges.
3. Go to ‘first composer’ and try making up your own melody using different pitch notes.
4. Sing the song ‘Your Imagination’. Add some actions to the song too, then try singing different parts of the song using different dynamics (loud and soft).

For a bit of extra rhythmic fun, play the game ‘Don’t Clap it Back’ with Miss Freeman.


1.Literacy warm up – key word reading and spelling

Literacy-Fruit poems

Today we are going to learn to write a short poem about a fruit.

Listen to the fruit descriptions on the narrated PowerPoint presentation below. Can you guess which fruit it was? Which words helped you to guess?

Now it’s your turn to try out with your adult/sibling. Use some of the adjectives you collected yesterday to describe your fruit. Can they guess what it is? How can you improve your description so they can find out what it is?

Activity: Create a poem about an African fruit. Decide which type of poems you are going to write e.g. a shape poem or an acrostic poem.

If you choose the shape poem, you will need to arrange your words or short sentences within the outline of your fruit shape. Draw that shape or use one of the attached templates.

If you choose the acrostic poem, you will need to spell your fruit in capital letters, using one letter to start each line e.g.






Then you will need to think of some sentences starting with these letters and including some of the lovely language you have gathered yesterday.

Remember it is worth practising your words or sentences before writing them!

Challenge: Try out both forms of poems. Which one was easier to compose? Which one do you prefer listening to?

2. Maths – Identify the value of different notes.


To download, click the link below

3. Geography-Mapping skills

Lesson 3

We are learning to describe the features of a map and use positional and directional language.

Review last week’s learning. What do you know about compasses and compass points? Why are objects represented from a bird’s eye view on a room plan?

Introduce the word 3-D map and discuss what it might mean. Watch an explanatory clip on the bbc website.

Activity: Make a 3-D map for the journey of the animals in the Awongalema story.

Think of which main physical features will be represented on the map and what position they will be on the map. Add a couple of animals e.g. plastic toys or paper models (see attached template) to practise navigating along the journey and using directional language. Have fun!

Please download the attached presentation for a full lesson.


Downloads for Thursday


Literacy warm up – Spelling and grammar

Now we have learnt all of our spellings and word ending, see how many questions you can answer correctly on the sheets in the downloads. There are 4 of them so you can do as many as you want, or even save some for another time!

Literacy-A summer of discovery

The summer holidays are almost there… Today we would like to transport you into a fantasy land, where wishes might come true! Tove Jansson is a famous writer, who created the Moomin characters.

We will share one of their summer adventures set by the sea with the story ‘Moomin and the ocean’s song’. Then we will discuss what magical things we might find on the beach or in the rock pools. We will describe these wonders, using adjectives and explain why we would like to find them using the conjunction because.

Please watch the attached PowerPoint presentation for the detailed lesson.

2.  Maths – understand the value of pounds. 

To download click the link below


We have enjoyed ourselves in Year 1. Next school year, you are going to be in Year 2. Have you ever wondered about your new teacher? What does my new teacher look like? We want you to have a go at drawing your new teacher and making some predictions about them. You can share your picture and ideas with your new teacher when you go back to school in September. Remember to keep this picture safe!

Use the attached template to write your predictions.





Extra Activities

1. Forest School Art activity

Make a woodland crown or mask. Look at the attached word documents for detailed instructions and a mask template.

2. French taster

This week we are learning to say some of the body parts names in French.

You can consolidate your learning by trying out the attached wordsearch and joining in with a French nursery rhyme.


3. Singing assemblyJambo Bwana

4. Earn Blue Peter badges

As a challenge for now and ongoing over the summer, please click on the following link to find out how to earn a Blue Peter badge. You can get them for a variety of reasons and once you have one, the badge holder can get into over 200 listed attractions free of charge!

5. Song of the week with Mrs Quick

Downloads for Extra Activities

Published on 12th July, 2020

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