St Andrew's C of E Primary School

Respecting one another and learning together, to be the best that we can be

Park Lane, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 9HD




Hello Year 1

What a fabulous week we had last week!  Full of jousting knights and missed kisses! This week we learn how best to attack and defend a castle!  Your teacher will have sent you information about GetEpic - a fantastic online library for us all to access from home.  Check ClassDojo to find out details of how to log in to your class page and start exploring! 

This week is Children's Mental Health Week and this year the theme is Express Yourself.  We will be posting small tasks that we will be completing with the children in school via ClassDojo.  There are lots of resources on the Children's Mental Health Week website that you can use at home and an online assembly which will be available from Monday 1st Feb - we will send you a link!

Your weekly outline of all subjects is below.  Remember your teacher will be uploading daily videos modelling and introducing the lessons being completed in school that day.  More daily lessons across all subject areas are still available to dip into on BBC Bitesize and Oak National Academy if you require them.

Take care everyone - stay safe and keep working hard!


This week, we are thinking about The Kiss That Missed! Read through English Week 5 below to guide you through the lessons. We will be using our story maps to help us sequence the story- so keep them handy! 


 English Week 5.pdfDownload
 The Kiss that Missed pictures to sequence. .pdfDownload
 The Kiss That Missed Story Map.pdfDownload
 To write the begining, middle and end of the story- the kiss that missed.pdfDownload
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We are continuing Phase 5 in our Phonics lessons.  This is something that is taught everyday in Year 1, with at least three sounds introduced each week.

Daily lessons attached here...

 Phonics week 5.pdfDownload
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We do a LOT of sorting between nonsense and real words in Year 1 building towards the Phonics Screener in June.  Have a look at Phonics Play as we use it a lot at school.  Lots of games to choose from and they are offering free access to their site again due to lockdown.  Games such as Dragon's Den, Picnic on Pluto and Buried treasure are fantastic for practising blending.  


This week we will be looking at how to use the exclamation mark ! Open the Powerpoint and Mrs Lambert will talk you through the activities.  There are some sheets for practise as well. 


 Exclamation marks.pdfDownload
 exclamation marks.pptxDownload
 Exclamation Powerpoint.pdfDownload
 VF Exclamation marks.pdfDownload
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Shropshire Music Service have sent us some music lessons that you can have a go at whilst you're at home. Follow the links on the page and enjoy. We'd love to see some videos of you playing along!

 29 Jan 21Mini Beast Rhythms 2 KS1.pdfDownload
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We will practise spelling each week based on the sounds that we have learnt in phonics.

 Week 5 spelling list.pdfDownload
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Reading comprehension

We would normally be working towards guided reading groups at this point in the year.  These groups are when we get chance to really start working on our reading comprehension together.  We would do this once a week.  Try the reading comprehension activity below.  They cover sounds that we have already covered in class.




 Text 1 - The Odd Coin.pdfDownload
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In Year 1 this week we will continue with Place Value with numbers to 50 building on our previous learning.

Please read through Year 1 Maths Week 5 below to guide you through this week's lessons.



 Friday - Comparing numbers.pdfDownload
 Friday Extra practise 'Greater than or Less than' comparing numbers.pdfDownload
 Monday - 1 less 1 more robots - given numbers.pdfDownload
 Monday - choosing own numbers.pdfDownload
 Thursday Compare-numbers-within-50.pdfDownload
 Tuesday One-more-one-less.pdfDownload
 Weds Compare objects worksheet.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Maths Week 5.pdfDownload
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We are focusing on our sense of hearing this week.  Take a look at Super Senses Week 4 to guide you through this week's activities. 

 Super Senses Week 4.pdfDownload
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If you're at home missing science and wanting to do more -  you could take a look at “Let’s Go Live with Maddie & Greg” which is a live family science show on YouTube hosted by Maddie Moate & Greg Foot.  They do three live sessions a week on a Monday, Weds and Fri at 11am.  All episodes are available on their Youtube channel (link above).





This week we are going to learn how to attack and defend a castle!

Refer to Topic week 5 to guide you through the week's activities.


 attack a castle.pptxDownload
 How to attack a castle.pdfDownload
 Lego catapult.pdfDownload
 topic wk 5.pdfDownload
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We are really enjoying our dance sessions. Part 4 of our dance routine this week - the final part!  We will upload this week's link on Wednesday via Dojo for you all to access.

PE Passport link is below.  Resources include different challenges and video clips.  You can have a look here...

Of course PE with Joe is back and live from January 11th every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am for 20 mins.  We will be getting involved at school too.

We also use these websites for mind or movement breaks.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Super Movers

Jump Start Jonny


We are starting a unit on identity, society and equality in school this week.  Take a look at this week's task below...

 This is me.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Task 1.pdfDownload
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Useful Websites

These are some useful website links for Year 1.  We use a lot of these in school with the children.

Games for phonics/maths/literacy