St Michael's CE Primary




This year the classes have been named after Olympic cities and our class has been lucky enough to have been named after London. London held the Olympics in 2012 and GB came away with 65 medals in total: 29 Gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze. London is the capital city of England and is best known for being the home of The Royal Family, The London Eye and Big Ben.

We enjoyed learning all about The Queen’s Guardsmen, looking at how they parade and their uniform. We also looked at all the different London landmarks, where they are located and what you might see when you visit them. We created beautiful London skyline artwork and junk modelling lions. The highlight was going on a virtual visit to London Zoo and Buckingham palace and learning all about the animals and how The Queen lives and greets her guests in such an amazing palace.



Year 1 Curriculum Map 

Spring Term 

Please see below what Year 1 are learning this term. If you click on the documents, they will open into a large version. 

The documents are Knowledge Organisers. They contain key facts and information that the children need to have as a basic knowledge and understanding of the topic – giving them the ‘bigger picture’ of what they will be learning at school.


Daily Phonics

The Department for Education have written and recorded online lessons presented by phonics experts. These are  designed to cover new phonics teaching that children would have received over the summer term had they been in school. 

Three sets of lessons will be available. One set for Reception and one for Year 1 , based on where children are expected to be in their learning in the summer term. A third set of lessons  focuses on extra blending practice which is an area that some children find the most challenging.

Please click on the picture to access these daily lessons on YouTube.  

Purple Mash

Please click on the picture below to access the Purple Mash website. Please ask your child's teacher if you are unsure of the log in details.

Click here to be directed to our Purple Mash information page.


Please click on the links below to access different online stories that children can read or listen to. Most of them do not require you to sign up. Enjoy! 

Oxford Owl

Book Trust

Story Online 

Magic Key Story Books

Audible Stories

Physical Activities 

Keeping active is really important whilst you are learning from home. Please try and do some physical activity everyday for 30 minutes. 

Every day at 9am you can join Joe Wicks on his YouTube channel for a 30 minute P.E lesson. Please remember everything you have learnt about keeping safe online. 

Joe Wicks PE Lesson

5 a day



Other useful websites: 

Phonics Play is offering a free month to everyone. There are some great games and activities. Children in Year One will generally be working on Phase 5, but some will need to recap Phase 3 and Phase 4.