Year 1 Learning Note - 14.02.20

We had such a wonderful week, a lovely way to end this half term.

This week… In English we continued to practise retelling our class story – Anna Hibiscus Song. We learnt different sentence starters and adjectives to make our stories more interesting. In the end we wrote our own version of Anna Hibiscus song by changing the ending. The children did some amazing writing! In maths we have been learning the names of 2D and 3D shapes and describing them. We also found real life objects and identified which 3D shapes they were. In addition to this we have continued learning our 5 times tables off by heart. In phonics we focused on reading and writing words with the ue ew u_e phonemes and recapped some of our phase 4 tricky words.

Next week… In English, we will be introducing imperative verbs (bossy verbs) to help us do some instructional writing. In maths we will be focusing on improving our knowledge and understanding of numbers, concentrating on place value to 50. In addition to this, we will still be practising learning our 5 times tables off by heart. In phonics we will focus on reading and writing words with alternative pronunciation – i, o, c, g and u. In our topic lessons we will still be looking at Africa with a new focus on learning about significant historical figures. In Art we will explore Africa by observing popular colours, shapes and patterns used in African designs.

Spelling & Homework

Over the next few weeks we will be ensuring we know our phase 4 tricky words so we are confident when writing. Please learn these spellings for next week.

- what

- when

- were

- so

- do

Please keep reading regularly at home and practise your Times Tables.


We are actively promoting reading for pleasure this year and would like the children to take the opportunity to read as much as possible. Research states that there is just as much to be gained from parents reading to children as there is from having children read to adults. So, if you get the chance to, then please try to read as a family. Please write in your child’s reading record too.

This week we have been reading:

The Far Away Tree by Enid Blyton


We will now be having PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Forest School will continue to be Wednesday morning. During these winter months can you please remember to bring in spare shoes.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Equere and the Year 1 team.

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