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

Here you will find your daily English and Maths tasks that you should complete at home in your home learning book. Below is a suggested timetable that you could follow to add some structure to your day.

Challenge a day - Complete a challenge from your home learning guidance sheet. See if you can complete more than one in the day!


You will also have daily tasks to complete on MyMaths and don't forget to log into Times Tables Rockstars (log ins can be found in front page of your home learning book).


If you need any help regarding the tasks set, click here to go onto the blogging page for advice.



Tuesday 31st March 2020


Today’s English Task: 

Our Talk 4 Writing text this week is 'Rumble in the Jungle'. Follow the link below to watch the story.

Share your favourite part of the story on the blogging site. I will look forward to read your favourite parts of the story. Do not forget to tell me why.




Today's Maths Task:

Complete the questions in your home learning book.

Reminder: Don't forget to also complete your daily MyMaths task.

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

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!

Spring One - Polar Regions

As part of this topic we will be exploring different animals that live in the Arctic.

In Topic children will be looking at Antarctica and the Arctic.


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 the short story ‘Little penguin lost’. We will make story maps, retell the story, complete writing about the story and much more!

Snack, walrus, growled, wobbling, uphill

Have you ever been lost?


This half term we are thinking a lot about Addition and subtraction (within 20), Place Value (within 50)



sort, value, multiples

Can you find a number

greater than/less than…?


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

amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals


Why can’t penguins fly?

Why are arctic animals white?


We will be talking about the Arctic/Antarctic and how it is changing.

sea, ocean, icebergs, coast, cliffs, mountains, hills

What type of clothes would be appropriate to wear in the Arctic?


We are focusing on developing friendships and the relationships that exist within friends.

friendships, relationships

Why do people make friends?


This half term will be exploring Jesus’ power and how and why Jesus was special.


 nature, power

What does it mean to belong?



Our British Value this half term is: Mutual Respect  

Our Christian Value this half term is: Perseverance

These values are woven into our worship and our learning.



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

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 - Spring Term


Art Club (Spring 1)

Multi Sports Club (Spring 1)


Spring- '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. 

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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