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Welcome back! There are twenty seven pupils in Sparkle Class this year! I, Miss LeVardi, am the Year 1 class teacher and Miss Lord is our Teaching Assistant. We support the children in their learning every day. Miss Rawlinson will also be working with us some afternoons.


This year, we will be finding out all about Flight; who invented the first aeroplane. We will be learning about past and present royalty in our castles topic and differences in countries through our study of Africa. In summer term we will also learn about explorers and space; looking at Amelia Earhart and Neil Armstrong. All this, as well as preparing for Phonics Screening in Summer Term!


We look forward to showing you how we develop and progress as we work hard in our learning.


If you have any worries or concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to contact me via my staff email on or Miss Lord at



Reading Books

All reading books should be returned for the summer on Monday 12th July






In the event of a whole bubble closure or a further lockdown your child's Teams sessions will be at the following times:









Islam theme day


Feelings day


Space Day


Animal day


Plants and Seasons Day




Morning Register and explanation of the day


Morning Register and explanation of the day


Morning Register and explanation of the day


Morning Register and explanation of the day

9:30 – 10:15



What is a mosque?


Task: Design your own prayer mat

Feeling good

What is an explorer?

What is a living thing?

What types of plants grow in the wild?


Go through PowerPoint about the main beliefs of Islam.

Watch the story above.


Cool down Corner

Who is Amelia Earhart?

What is the difference between invertebrate and vertebrate?

The difference between deciduous and evergreen trees?


Take a Break

Take a Break

Take a Break

Take a Break

Take a Break

11:00 – 12:00



Story of Muhammad


Task: Draw a palm tree to saying how we should take care of things


Turning things around

Who was Neil Armstrong?

Which animal families are vertebrates?

What are the parts of the trees and plants called?


Lunch Time

Lunch Time

Lunch Time

Lunch Time

Lunch Time


Watch BBC Learning Zone Clip 313 - The Prophet Muhammad

Watch BBC Learning Zone Clip 5957 - Preparations for Prayer - Wudu

Watch BBC Learning Zone Clip 5965 - Muslim Prayer

What do these videos teach you?

Don’t worry about a thing

Who is Valentina Tereshkova?

What is the difference between mammals and birds?

What do we know about weather?

2:00 – 3:00


Muhammad preaching kindness.


Task: Create your own poster saying how you would take care of your pet – if you don’t have a pet imagine you did

Keep Calm and Carry On

Richard Branson – Virgin Galactic


Research Richard Branson going to space.


What is the same/different about all these people who went to space?

What types of foods do living things eat?



Last teams of the year


Final goodbyes (all children to see each other)

Online Safety Day (Funny Tummy Song)

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Kung Fu Punctuation

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We learned capital letters and full stops using Kung Fu punctuation to help us remember them more easily.

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Interviewing the bear from 'We're going on a Bear Hunt'.


Tricky Word Spellings


Snack Time 

Morning break begins at 10:30am. If you wish to you can send your child in with a healthy snack.  

In the afternoon, we have snack time just before home time. This is a piece of fruit of your child's choice or you can send your child in with another healthy snack.  



We ask you to read with your child as much as possible. Once you have read with your child, please fill in their reading record to let us know. We will change reading books when they have read their book so please ensure your child’s reading record and books are in their school bag. We will send home two reading each time these are changed; we ask you to please also focus on the comprehension questions that have been sent home as a book mark. 



PE is on a Wednesday and Thursday. Children should come to school in their PE kit (Black leggings or jogging bottoms, PE top and hoody, jumper or cardigan).


Please continue to practice your child's phonics at home using your sound board. If you are unsure of how to say a sound see one of us in school or use this interactive sound wall to help remind the children 


We are going to star sending home a mix of real and alien words for your children to add sound buttons to and read at home in preparation for their phonics screening.