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 Ash and Chestnut 

Welcome back Year 1 - we hope that you have all had a lovely half term.  Hopefully you have all had a rest and are ready for learning!  We have a busy half term ahead!  

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.

Don't forget 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!  We can earn badges for reading enough books!  How fantastic!  Check to see if your teacher has left you any suggestions, they may have found something that they think you might like.

Take care everyone!



In English, we have had to change our planning as a result of a discovery at school.  We will have to work together to solve this one!  Read through English Week 7 to guide you through this week's activities. Each day a video will be uploaded to class dojo to give you more updates and news on the discovery and deliver the input needed for each lesson. 

 English week 7.pdfDownload
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 Monday- footprint photos.odpDownload
 Thursday- Looking after a dragon powerpoint.pptxDownload
 Tuesday letter- Dragons spotted!.docxDownload
 Wednesday- Design your own egg.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 7.pdfDownload
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We do a LOT of sorting between nonsense and real words in Year 1.  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 Proper Nouns.

Open the Powerpoint and we will talk you through the activities.  There are some sheets on capital letter for dates, people and places for practise as well. 



 What is a proper noun - edited.pptxDownload
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 capital letters for dates.pdfDownload
 capital letters for people.pdfDownload
 capital letters for places.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!

In the lesson this week, we are reading and clapping rhythms...

Rhythm 1 Tea and Coffee - Music and Minds - YouTube



We will practise spelling each week based on the sounds that we have learnt in phonics.

 Week 7 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.




 The Lost Sandwich.pdfDownload
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In Year 1 this week we are starting a new unit - Measure

Please read through Year 1 Maths Week 7 below to guide you through this week's lessons.  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday work can be done straight into your maths books.



 Friday Maths worksheet.pdfDownload
 Wednesday Maths worksheet.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Maths Week 7 FINAL.pdfDownload
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This week we are experimenting using the story of the Princess and the Pea. Can you find some fabric suitable for the Princess to sleep on?

 Friday- Science Challenges.pdfDownload
 Science planning wk 7.pdfDownload
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We are going to begin this term by looking at RE. We will be learning about Sikhism, so make sure you watch the video on Dojo talking you through this religion. 

Read through Topic planning wk 7 in the file list below to guide you through this week's activities.

 Thursday Fingerprint Dragon.pdfDownload
 Topic planning wk 7.pdfDownload
 Tuesday- Sikhism 5Ks- only print page 1 and 2.pdfDownload
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We have loved the dance lessons, but now we have finished our routine it's time to move onto Boxfit! We will send the link to lesson 2 via Dojo on Wednesday.

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

Of course PE with Joe is on 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 will be thinking about Living in the Wider World this half term, beginning with how we are part of a community and how we care for others, animals and the environment in different ways.

 pshe planning wk 7.pdfDownload
 wider world task.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