Week Commencing 29th June 2020

Hello Year 1!

Below is an overview of what we will be learning about this week;

Home Learning Plan-(A Word file)

Value of the Week:

Our value this week is Resilience.

You have all shown amazing resilience, as have your grown-ups, over the last few months of home learning.

Have you found something particularly challenging that you have kept trying with? Share it with us #hts

Word of the Week:

Savannah – a grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few trees.


This week our focus text is Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Brown.  Below is a link to the story:-

We would like you to talk about the story to your child and complete some of the lovely activities suggested below –

Get Creative:

Linked with our focus theme this week, we would like the children to create their own animal print collage.  Have a think about different animal prints – can you create your own using different media such as felts, crayons, pencils and materials?

Time to Move:

Below is a link to an African dance.  Have a go at re-creating the dance yourself.  Maybe you could create your own too!


Seeing as our leaf detective activity proved quite popular a few weeks ago, we now have another nature-inspired challenge!

Can you identify birds in your garden or on a local walk?

Use our handy bird-spotting guide to help you!

See our guidance sheet for more information.


This week we are going to focus on recognising 3D shapes.  It is beneficial to the children that they can recognise 3D shapes around them in everyday objects too.

Have a look at the attached powerpoints to help children recognise and name 3D shapes.

Why not go on a 3D shape hunt around the house? Can they name the shape of the cupboard? Ball? Ice cream cone?

We have also attached different activities including a sorting activity and a colouring by shape sheet.

Our World:

This week we would like the children to explore the continent of Africa.  Can you research an African village just like Akeyo’s?  We have included an information sheet to help.

Use the information to compare an African village to St Helens.  You could compare the houses, animals and environment.  Write down some sentences too using the sheet provided or your own paper/book.

Code of Conduct

Allanson Street Primary School
Gaskell Street, Parr, St Helens, Merseyside WA9 1PL