Jupiter (Year 1)

Self Isolating?

Follow the link below to access the Oak Academy lessons for Year 1.  Choose the lessons for this week / day.


Here is a link to the websites that we have used in class.  It is updated as we use a new website.




Welcome to the Jupiter Class page

Welcome back to school and to Year 1, Jupiter Class.    For the start of the year our timings will be 9.00 am – 3.00 pm with children who have older siblings coming into school at the same time in 1 family group.

Mr Easby is the class teacher for Year 1 with Mrs Appleton as the Teaching Assistant.  Mrs Heron will also teach Year 1 on a Tuesday afternoon to cover Mr Easby’s Planning and Preparation time.

PE will be on Friday with the lessons being led by Mr Mason (Premier Sports sports coach).  Children will wear their PE kit into school on PE day to avoid having to get changed for the lesson.   Initially due to current Covid 19 restrictions PE will be once a week and will be outside so please ensure children are wearing appropriate outside PE kit.

PE Kit

Royal blue shorts/skort
White T-shirt with school logo
Trainers (for outside), not plimsols
Jogging bottoms (plain blue or black)
Sweatshirt / Hoodie (plain without excessive logos)


Class Dojo





Letters will be coming out about Class Dojo in the first week of term.  This is a website / app that is used throughout the school from Years 1 to 6 to communicate with parents.  Please follow the instructions in the letter to set this up as this is our main way of communicating whole class information with parents as well as sharing what we have been learning at school.  Tapestry is not used at St Mary’s after the Reception year.



Homework will start later in the year but the main homework for children in Year 1 is reading.  Children should read to a grown up every night where possible.


Autumn Term (1) – 2020

Our first topic for Autumn Term 1 will be Paws, Claws and Whiskers.












Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers. What’s your favourite animal? One that meows? One that barks? Or maybe one that scurries or slithers? From pets at home to animals in the zoo, let’s find out what animals like to eat and where they like to sleep. Do you know how to look after a rabbit? A cat? Or even a snake? Find out how the elephant got his trunk and how the rhinoceros got his leathery skin. Perhaps you know how the dog got his waggy tail? Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Who is a herbivore and who is a carnivore? When a gaggle of mysterious pets arrive at the local pet shop, it’s up to you to take care of them. Feed them, clean them and discover their daily needs. After all that work, curl up and take a cat nap.

Home Learning Ideas 

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Books for topics

Books for topics is a great website that recommends age appropriate books for children related to various topics.




Cornerstones Booklist – book-list-paws.pdf



Knowledge Organiser

What you need to know for this topic

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Espresso is an online cross-curricular service that provides video-rich resources to schools throughout the UK. It contains thousands of videos and multimedia activities, as well as a weekly news service — all designed by teaching professionals.

For this current topic navigate to Key Stage 1 – Science – Animals


Key Stage 1 – Science – minibeasts


Fun Facts

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Other Links

BBC Bitesize – Animals – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv

National Geographic Kids – https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/