Year 1

Oliver Jeffers Class


Welcome to our class page!

Class Teacher: Mrs Kipps (Maternity Cover)

Miss S Jones

Teaching Assistant: Mrs R Tole

Here, you can find out what we are currently learning.

You will also find links to additional home learning opportunities and games!


Hero Hunters!

Throughout this topic we will be using directional language, aerial photos and maps to explore and understand our local area.

We may need to enlist the support of some superheroes to help us!

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Click on the superheroes to learn more!


Use the information to answer these questions

Who would need to use a map and why?

What are the main four points on a compass?

How does a key help people to understand maps?


At Five Spires we follow the Read Write Inc. phonics programme.

Every day the children receive dynamic and systematic teaching adapted to their current attainment.

Each lesson consists of speed sounds, reading comprehension and writing.

You can find out more information about the programme as well as access free ebooks on the Oxford Owl website.

Enjoy one of the fun games on Phonics Play for free!

A great way to apply known sounds in real and alien words.

Join in the reading adventure at Teach Your Monster to Read.

Ask your teacher for your log in details.


Try out some of the free games over at Phonics Bloom too.


When we spell words, we use our Fred fingers and the sounds we know.

At school, we might use a sound mat like this to help us.

We also learn how to spell red words by playing games like these.

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At Five Spires we follow the White Rose Schemes of Learning. We believe that all children can make strong, secure and real progress, no matter their starting points. The small steps within each unit support this. Our progression can be found on the White Rose Maths website.


We are currently learning all about...



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Log in to Numbots to practise number bonds and addition and subtraction facts!


Join in with some of our favourite maths songs! 

Download the document for the links.

Improve your number recall by playing Hit the Button!

We know our number bonds to 10 and 20 and our doubles!


We love CBeebies Numberblocks! They have lots of great videos, songs and games to support mathematical understanding!

Watch your favourite episodes on iPlayer!


Click on the numbers below for the rhymes we use to help us form them correctly!


You can download all the rhymes here: