Ebor Gardens Primary Academy

Year 1


Year 1 Easter Learning

Your Guide to Fluent in Five

Fluent in Five Year 1

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Lego challenge

Phonics and Spelling Links





Follow these links for some great daily maths challenges!




Don’t forget to join in with Jo Wicks and his daily workout!


Enjoy some Julia Donaldson animated adaptations and have a go at writing your own version of the story.


Curriculum Information – Spring 2 2019/2020


In English this half-term we will be focussing on stories written by Julia Donaldson.

Using these stories as an aid, Year 1 will learn about how to describe characters, settings, continue stories and write their own story based on a familiar theme.


We will continue to use Floppy Phonics to support the teaching of phonics and reading in Year 1.  This half-term we will be teaching stage 3 sounds and will continue to revise the previously taught stages.

The activity sheets used within class will be sent home to allow your child to continue practising and to be able to share with you what they are learning in class.


In Maths this half-term Year 1 will be looking at shape, symmetry and fractions.  By the end of this term Year 1 will be able to:

We will be constantly revisiting and expanding our previous number work and it remains extremely important that Year 1 develop a quick and rapid understanding of a range of number facts, including:


This half-term, our topic is ‘The Rainforest’ During this topic, the children will be:


Year 1 will do PE on a Tuesday:

Please bring your child’s PE kit into school that day.  Your child’s PE kit should include:

We would also like to remind you all to put name labels in all items of clothing that your child brings into school.


Children will receive lists of new words to spell every Tuesday and they will be tested on the following Monday.  You can help your child by practising the spellings in their homework diary.  Encourage your child to write simple sentences, containing the new words learned, capital letters and full stops. The will also get English and Maths homework once a week.


Reading books should be taken home from school and children should be listened to every night and signed in their planners.

We know parents and carers are very busy people.  But if you can find time to read to your child as much as possible, it helps him or her to learn new words and what they mean.  Whilst reading with your child ask them questions about the story.  Show that you are interested in reading yourself and talk about reading as a family.

Important Dates/Events

Thursday 5th March – World Book Day & Bedtime Reading Event

Friday 6th March – Class Photographs

Friday 13th March – Comic Relief Celebrations (wear red)

Wednesday 18th March – Parents Consultation

Thursday 19th March – Parents Consultation

Tuesday 24th March – Book Fair in School (until Friday)

Friday 3rd April – Break up for Easter Holiday

What do we need?

If you have any queries with regard to your children’s learning or well-being, do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 1 team.

Miss Howley & Miss Holdsworth

Year 1 Learning Support

Miss Dobbie & Mrs Baum

Year 1 Teachers