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Galileo (Year 1)

How Galileo Changed Your Life - Biography

Welcome to the Year 1 class page, our class name is Galileo.

Galileo was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer. He helped open the eyes of the world to a new way of thinking about the workings of our solar system and astronomy in general.

Summer Term

I hope you all had an Eggcellent Easter!

I am really looking forward to a fun filled summer term of learning. If you have any queries, you can contact me at the following email address: Galileo@southbankprimary.co.uk


Please continue to read at home and sign your reading record. Bring your book bag to school each day so that you can change your reading book. There are incentives given in school to children who read at home. You can also access free ebooks to read at home.

Go to https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/ and choose from one of the many books that are available.


At South Bank Primary, we use the Read Write Inc Phonics and Literacy scheme of learning. Children will read a book that is matched to their phonics level of ability. They will then use their phonic knowledge to write simple sentences about the story they have read.   


This half term we will be focussing on Place Value (within 50).

We will be counting, comparing and representing numbers within 50.


Moon Zoom

Our Topic this half term is Moon Zoom.

Children will develop their knowledge of technology, space and materials. Children will learn how to design and make model spaceships, considering the properties of materials. 


PE will be on a Thursday this half term, please come to school on this day in your PE kit.

*Please note for week beginning 19.4.21 – PE will be on Friday of that week.

Resources to support home learning:

Red Words

Please support your child at home to read and write their ‘tricky red words’. These are words that children can not sound out using their Fred fingers. Children will need to be able to recognise these words on sight and be able to spell them.

These videos might help, I know how much you enjoy watching them and singing along!

Extension: once your child is confident with their reading and spelling of these words, could they then put one or more of them in a simple sentence?

KS1 Common Exception Words

We are learning how to read and spell the Year 1 Common Exception Words. You can support your child’s learning by practicing these at home.

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Mental Arithmetic

Mental arithmetic is of great importance, with a particular emphasis in Year 1 on counting up to 100 in different ways, both forwards and backwards. Please help your child by counting as part of your daily routines – in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s. Other home learning activities that you can help your child with are those that form part of day-to-day activities, e.g. counting coins and using money, telling the time, measuring using different equipment, spotting patterns and shapes around them, and so on.

You can access additional learning activities at: topmarks.co.uk

Children also enjoy watching these videos to help them with their counting and they keep them active too!

Number Formation

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We are a Rights Respecting School

South Bank Primary School are currently a Bronze award school and we are beginning our journey to achieve Silver.  

Watch this video to find out what it means to be a Rights Respecting School:

Each month, we will look at an article and enjoy tasks that enable us to explore our Rights.  

Our Favourite Five

Our Favourite Five books for this half term are:


A First Book of Nature

A River

Look Up!

Space Tortoise

Home/School Learning Memories:

Well done Tyler, this is the biggest snowman I have ever seen!
Our final online catch up!
Check in call with Galileo class
Playing spot the difference.
Bella with her favourite teddy and her super work!
Great to see the boys working hard and playing hard in the snow!
Talina enjoyed screen free Friday!
Those cheese straws look delicious Max.
Bella having fun making a sensory bottle.
Talina’s wonderful picture of her visit to Victoria Falls.
I love this truck Max, well done!

Remembrance Day

Thank you for your kind donations

Children in Need

Thank you so much for your kind donations to Children in Need


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