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Welcome to our Year 1 class page


Autumn Term 2020

Mrs Mortali is our class teacher. 

Mrs Kanani is our TA in Year 1.



Black History Month

As part of a broad history theme, Year 1 have been learning about 'childhoods' including those of important and historical black figures in history. They learnt about Bob Marley, Lewis Hamilton and Ruby Bridges. They also listened to many black artists throughout the week including poems by Maya Angelou. In art, they learnt about black history in Australia and America and painted aboriginal art and created their own totem poles. These are the pictures of their beautiful work which is now on display in school.


The children enjoyed learning about Tortoises today. They have been learning about different types of animals in Science so they really enjoyed meeting this very special reptile. They asked lots of interesting questions like, "Does he play football?"

For the children's history topic this half term, children have been learning about childhoods and how they have changed over time, including toy crazes, homes and schools. They have designed and made their own toys and in school created toys out of card, exploring different folding techniques and using lots of fine motor skills. They made helicopters, rolling toy dogs, snails, flapping birds, pecking birds and cup and ball toys. They learnt that toys used to be home made and made out of wood and metal whereas now most toys are made of plastic and use batteries. They really enjoyed playing with their toys!

Jolly Phonics Phase Two

Jolly Phonics Phase Two بوابة الأشرف التعليمية

Phase 3 Phonics Vowel Digraphs and Trigraphs| ai, ee, igh, oa

Phase 3 Phonics Vowel Digraphs and Trigraphs| ai, ee, igh, oa This is a video I use to support the children in my class and their parents with understanding the ai/ ee/ ugh/ oa vowel graphemes and their phonemes, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 3 Phonics programme.


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Phase 5 Phonics | Vowel Digraphs ay ou ie ea | Learn to Blend

Phase 5 Phonics | Vowel Digraphs ay ou ie ea | Learn to Blend If you use Jolly Phonics to teach reading and spelling using he Simply Phonics series of blended phonics approach or 'synthetic phonics' might also be useful. This is a short Phase 5 Phonics video to help teach or revise the /ay/ou/ie/ea vowel digraphs.

Phase 4 Tricky Words Song Sight Words Song for said, have, like, come, some, what, when Check out our online phonics games and printable resources! A fun sight word and tricky word song covering said have like come some what and when. In the UK these are considered to be Phase 4 tricky words. For fun printable phonics activities visit

High Frequency hf Tricky Words Phases 2 3 4 5 Princess sight words

High Frequency hf Tricky Words Phases 2 3 4 5 Princess theme High Frequency Words with voice over. Phase 3 sounds | ALL sounds | Segment & Blend This reading machine helps children practice blending the letter sounds they've already learnt with simple phonetically decodable CVC words.

I Know My Number Bonds 10 | Number Bonds to 10 | Addition Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Number bonds for 10 song. Number bonds are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number. Number bonds can also be called number partners or number pairs. Number bonds are a very important foundation for understanding how numbers work. Number bonds create fluency for composing and decomposing numbers for addition and subtraction.

Fun songs with UMIGO - That Makes10 (ADDITION)

Addition was never so much fun!!! Learn all about what MAKES 10! Join us at UMIGO! Learning about comparisons is a great way to enter the world of science and math! UMIGO is all about creating FREE kids education entertainment. UMIGO-yoU Make It GO! Each UMIGO video is part of a FREE LEARNING BUNDLE.

Zingo! is a fun game for early readers

Zingo! by Thinkfun is a matching game that encourages early readers to match chips with pictures and words to their challenge cards. The plastic game piece dispenser is well-designed and fun to use. Players should shout out to claim a piece that comes out of Zinger.
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Download Year 1 curriculum overview here.