Year 1

Welcome to our class page!

Class Teacher: Miss S Jones

Teaching Assistant: Miss B Brooks

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

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

Peculiar Pets

During our current topic of 'Peculiar Pets', we will be diving into the weird and wonderful world of animals. We will be looking at how to classify and group animals scientifically and learning a range of scientific vocabulary to describe the structure of different animals.


To launch our topic we were visited by an expert who brought a whole host of interesting and 'peculiar' animals for us to meet. We were able to handle the animals and found out lots of information about them relating to their diet, habitat and features.

Research your favourite animal by reading one of the thousands of free ebooks and audio books on World Book Reader for free!

Here's a copy of this term's home learning activity suggestions:

Learn about different ways to classify animals through BBC Bitesize

Complete the quizzes and activities to test your knowledge!

Have a look at these animal fact files.

Choose your favourite animal to read about and answer the comprehension questions when you have finished!


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.

Download the document for lots of fun and engaging activities for each sound!

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


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.

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!

© 2016 Five Spires Primary Academy


Cherry Orchard


WS14 9AN

Tel: 01543 223680


REAch2 Academy Trust

Henhurst Ridge Primary Academy

Henhurst Ridge


DE13 9TQ

Tel: 01283 372200


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