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Our Learning for Week Starting 16.05.22



This week, Year 1 are reading and enjoying the story "The dot" by Peter Reynolds. It is a story about positive thinking and believing in yourself.  The children will be predicting sequencing and describing the story.

Lesson 1

In Lesson 1, Year 1 will be predicting what might happen in the story. Let's look at the front cover and the blurb of the story.



Look at the front cover (above) and read the blurb with a grown up at home, discuss what you think might happen.


Vashti thinks she can’t draw. But her teacher is sure that she can. She knows that there’s creative spirit in everyone, and encourages Vashti to sign the angry dot she makes in frustration on a piece of paper.


Use the sentence stems:


On the cover I see …

The blurb says …

I think ..... will happen because ....

Write your prediction on a piece of paper.


Lesson 2


The Dot by Peter H Reynolds

Read the story of the dot. Were your predictions right? Discuss with a grown up your favourite part of the book.


Can you make any dots on a paper? Where will your dot take you? Create a piece of art work with dots with pain, crayons, material. 


Lesson 3


Today the children will be thinking about the events of the story. Go through the slides and put the story in order. 


Order the pictures on a story plan. Talk through the story to your grown up at home.

Lesson 4


Spend time again talking about your story plan from yesterday. Say a sentence for each picture. Now add adjectives to the sentence. Use the adjectives to help you. Write the adjectives on your story plan. Say your FULL sentences to a grown up at home.



Vashti drew a dot.


Improve sentence

Vashti jabbed a tiny dot.

Lesson 5


Now you have said your sentences with your story plan. You will be writing your sentences. SAY a sentence for each picture. 

COUNT the words for your sentence.

WRITE your sentence.

CHECK your sentence.





We have been busy finding out all about fractions and this week we will continue to develop this understanding. 
We are focusing on finding halves and quarters, building on skills that we have practised before.

Lesson 1 


To find half of an amount.

Lesson 2


To find quarter of an amount.

Lesson 3



To match fractions represented in different ways.

Lesson 4



To halve different amounts.






This week we will be designing, making and evaluating a funny face salad!

Lesson 1 

Designing salad faces.

Design a funny face using salad ingredients. Label some of the vegetables in your salad face design.

Lesson 2

Make and evaluate salad faces

Make and evaluate  your salad by saying what you did and whether the salad looks like your design.

Lesson 3



Make another salad using a paper plate and different coloured tissue paper. Then label the names of the vegetables.


Parent and carers guide to pronouncing phonemes

Please watch to familiarise yourself with the phonemes.

Refer to the planning and follow this sequence of teaching:


  • Revisit and review previously taught graphemes/phonemes

  • Say the sounds to read the previously taught words

  • Do you recognise the tricky words?

  • Introduce the new graphemes/phonemes
  • Orally blend the new words together

  • Practise reading new words

  • Introduce the new tricky word 

  • Practise by reading/writing the sentence and spelling the words.

If you would rather watch the lessons online, you can find them here:

Review i child

Review a paper

Compound words

Review u unicorn

Review the week

Further phonics practice



Please practise your handwriting. Here are the videos below to help you.

Year 1 - curly caterpillar letters c o a d g q.mp4

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Year 1 - long ladder letters.mp4

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Year 1 - curly caterpillar letters f e s.mp4

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Year 1 - zig zag monster letters.mp4

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Year 1 - one armed robot letters.mp4

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