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Working Together To Be The Best We Can Be

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Welcome to

Hetts Lane Infant and Nursery School

Working Together To Be The Best We Can Be

Year 1




Working Together To Be The Best We Can Be


The Year 1 team would like to welcome you to our Year 1 page.

Here you will find lots of information about all the fun things Class 6 and Class 7 are learning about as well as homework and some useful information to support our learning.


Meet the teaching team.

Mrs. Hatton, Mrs. Boyle and Mrs. Matchett are pleased to be the teachers in Year 1 this year

supported by Mrs. French, Miss. Chambers and Mrs. Cook 


We are really looking forward to an exciting year working with the Year 1 children and parents/carers.


Learning for week commencing 30.11.20



Before you read the story, look at the front cover. Where do you think this story will be set? What do you think might happen? What do you think sly means? To begin with, read the story to up to where the hen and the fox are walking through the forest and fox is planning how to catch the hen - to where it says "He plotted and planned again and again." (This is so that you can complete task 1 below). After this, you can listen to the story every day in full, and why not make up your own actions to the story to help you remember it?








Daily Tasks Relating to the Story

1, How do you think the fox will catch the hen? Finish the sentence "I think the fox will ...". Say this out loud and finish the sentence. For example, one idea is "I think that the fox will catch the hen by climbing a tree and throwing a net over her." Then, if you can, have a go at writing your idea down as a sentence or two. 


2, Notice how the word "sly" uses "y" to make the "igh" sound? Can you make a list of other words that use "y" to make the "igh sound? Here are a few to get you started - sly, my, sty, dry and sky. Challenge - can you write a sentence with as many words from your list as you can?


3. Notice how the word fox in our story ends in "x"? Can you make a list of any other words that end in this way? Here are a few to get you started - wax, axe and six. Challenge - can you write a sentence with as many words from your list as you can?


4. Our tricky words this term are no, go, I, to, the, he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, her, they, all, are . said, so, have, like, some and come. Reread our story again, stopping and pointing out every time you spot one of our tricky words. Have a go at spelling one or two of the tricky words. You can use pencil and paper or you could paint them, or even  make them out of scrunched tin foil or playdough, 



This week's maths is looking at numbers to 20, with a focus on teen numbers. Click on the White Rose Maths icon below to view the daily videos. 





Below are four daily phonics video lessons which review sounds we have looked at before and introduce our new ones. Click on the pictures below to join in with the lessons.





This week we will be exploring what makes a good friend. Watch the video below to hear what some other children had to say on this. Next draw a picture of yourself in the middle of a piece of paper. Around the outside write words or sentences which show your ideas of what makes a good friend. 




In Design and Technology this week we are designing, making and evaluating our own bags. What different bags can you find around your home? Maybe carrier bags, bags for life, rucksacks, nappy bags or sandwich bags. Talk to an adult at home or better still write down some of the qualities of the bags you find. For example you could think about what makes a bag for life good at its job - "strong handles", "big to carry lots of shopping". Or if you think about sandwich bags you might say/write "small to fit in your pocket" "transparent so you can see what you have for lunch". Then you could draw a picture of your own design for a bag and label it with what you could use to make it. What would you use your bag for?  




     Learning for week beginning 23rd November   



     Can you read along with the story?

The words are highlighted to help you.

Can you remember what happened in the story? Why not make some puppets of the different animals. Ask a grown up for some card (a cereal box would be fine) and draw the characters from the story. Now can you retell the story using your puppets? Remember what the Little Red Hen said each time and what the animals replied.



This week's maths is from Week 10.

You will be looking at different types  of shape, 2-D and 3-D.       



 We are continuing to look at materials. Click here for BBC Bitesize.

Have a look at this clip. It shows lots of different objects being made and used. How many different materials are being used to make these objects?              




In phonics this week we are beginning Phase 4, consonant blends.

These are consonant blends we will learn over the next few weeks.

 Can you read them from the chart?

Here is an activity to help you with the blend st. Click on the picture.   



Below are four daily phonics video lessons which review sounds we have looked at before and introduce our new ones. Click on the pictures below to join in with the lessons.




 Here is somewhere else you could look for stories as well as the Storyline Online link below.


Learning for week beginning 16th November


   This week's story is The Little Red Hen.

Click on the picture to listen to the story.

Can you draw a picture of the Little Red Hen? Draw a speech bubble next to her and write in what she is saying. Who were the other characters in the story? Why not do the same for them?


For this weeks maths learning click on the White Rose maths link. This week's learning is on Week 9.



At school we are learning about Materials.

Go to BBC Bitesize to find learning for this topic.


For this week's Phonics lessons click on the orange pictures below. There is a video for each daily sound and then a review video (purple picture below) for the end of the week. 







                               Check out Storyline Online to have a story read to you.


                 Practise your phonics skills at Phonics Play. Just click here.                                                                                                                       



What will Class 7 look like in September? Come and take a look.





Come and take a look at Class 6. We can't wait to welcome you into our wonderful classroom!



We want your child to develop a love of reading.

It will make a huge difference to your child's progress if they read at home  and practise their keywords every day.

Why not...............

  • Read to them and talk about the pictures and what is happening in the story. 
  • Joining the library will enable your child to experience a wide range of different books.
  • Encourage your child to read labels when you are out and about.
  • Write little messages for your child to read.
  • Play I-Spy to develop phonic understanding.
  • Make your own books using photographs or pictures cut from magazines and add your own text.