St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

Respect, Aspire, Achieve

In our school, whatever the challenge,

we aim high with God in our hearts

Year 1

Year 1 Home Learning

You will now access your daily literacy and maths task via Showbie. Click here to go straight to the Showbie log in page. You have been sent your personal username and password which you will use to access the daily work set by your teacher. If you are having problems with accessing Showbie then please contact your teacher via your class blog.


Home Learning Documents

Zoom Meetings


On Monday 15th June you will have the chance to take part in a Zoom meeting with your class:


Rowan class at 1pm;

Birch class at 1:45pm


For more information and instructions for how to access these meetings click here

to access the Blog.  We will look forward to seeing you on Monday. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you haven’t provided the school office with an email address (family email address) to contact you on please email the school office on or alternatively ring the office and leave a voicemail.  


St. Stephen's School App


Download our School App to get notifications and messages. Click on the link below which will direct you on how to download the School App.



Useful Websites 

Welcome to Year 1!


Welcome to our Year 1 class page. 
Our class teachers are: 


     Mrs I Hussain              Mrs N Master

    1 Rowan                          1 Birch

Summer Two - Africa Deserts

As part of this topic we will explore the African Deserts. We will look and compare the local weather and the weather patterns of the African Deserts. 


Below are our interesting areas of focus for this half term in each subject. You will also find some Key Questions and Key Vocabulary to discuss with your child:



We will begin with our Talk 4 writing text-

 Meerkat mail - Emily Gravett.

 Writing Outcome:

Use a greater range of conjunctions. Consistently use taught punctuation. Spell most CEW words accurately.



This half term we will be learning about Number: Place Value (within 100) Measurement, time.


Tens, ones, equal, groups, more than, less than 

O'clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to.  


Can you tell the time?


This half term we will be learning all about  African Animals and Classification.


characteristics, identify, classify,  desert, African animals (carnivores, etc). Animal habitats.


 Would you find amphibians in the desert?



We will be exploring

  Equator Deserts – African Namibia (Namib), Africa Seasons and clothes that would be worn. 


Physical & Human features, vegetation, old, new,a long time ago, telephone, morse code, telegrams, emails, texts 


Why is the desert so cold at night?  



We are focusing on the  Value of Money: What would happen if money disappeared?

Rich, poor

 DOES MONEY BUY YOU HAPPINESS? How does using my money in different ways make me feel?


This half term will be exploring Jesus’ World.


a long time ago, 2000 years ago, differences 


How is Jesus’ life different to mine?



Our British Value this half term is: Democracy  

Our Christian Value this half term is: Reconciliation/ Cooperation/ Justice

These values are woven into our worship and our learning.

Summer - 'Sticky' Knowledge Mats 


Sticky knowledge mats are an indication of what the children are expected to know by the end of each topic.


Below are the sticky knowledge mats for Topic and Science for this half term:


Year 1 Curriculum Map


Please have a look at our Year 1 Curriculum Map which will give you a detailed overview of our learning this year in all subject areas. It also gives you extra exciting information about any trips, visits and additional learning experiences the children will enjoy this year!


Some highlights from our Curriculum Maps include:

  • Our trip to Church to meet with our vicar to discuss Baptism in Autumn term one.
  • Our trip to Witton Park to explore the outdoors, work on our problem solving skills and build our confidence. This trip will take place on Thursday 7th May 2020.

Year 1 Clubs - Summer Term




Thank you to all our parents who came to our 'Phonics Come and Watch Me Learn' event. We hope it was helpful and showed you lots of ways that you can support your child's reading at home!

This Week's St Stephen's Star and Captain's Table Winners

Our 'Oscar Award' has changed! It is now called our 'St Stephens Star Award'. Children can earn this award by demonstrating our School Values. St Stephens Stars are easily recognisable as they will be allowed to wear a special St Stephens hoody for a week!


Captain's Table Winners are now chosen by the children to encourage children to recognise good behaviour and values in their peers.



Author Damian Harvey came to visit our school!

Thank you to all of our parents who joined us to celebrate International Day of Peace and European Day of Languages

Phonics and Literacy

We love to practise our phonics and literacy skills by singing along to our favourite Scratch Garden songs.


Learn about dividing words, making beats, and counting syllables with this super fun animation:


We use daily number songs to help us learn and recite our number bonds and facts. We love singing along and dancing to Jack Hartmann's counting songs! 


Teach your children to count to 100 as they get some great exercise too. This cool kid-friendly song starts out with a message about staying healthy and fit and having fun counting to 100 together.

Useful websites

The following websites will help you to support your child's learning at home, using fun and interactive games and songs.  

Year 1 Curriculum Newsletters - 2019/20

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