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Phase 2 - 5 Sounds

Statutory Spellings for Years 1 & 2

Good links for on-line learning

Phonics Play - this is now free for parents and a great resource for children to practice their phonics.  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

twinkl - A months free subscription to all twinkl resources, it has lots of ideas for teaching activities to do with your child. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

Oxford Owl -  Free eBook Library and some maths games sorted by age and ability.   https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Stuckers - daily challenges you can do around the house - fun and educational


Cbeebees - science activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/science-activitie

Music - Music classes on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XXmBlTadys

Maths with Karol  - https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Yoga - Search Cosmic Yoga on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbCjkPlsaes

Home Learning week 11 (1.6.20)

We hope that you all had a lovely half term and were able to enjoy the sunshine.

Welcome back to the last half term of year 1.  



Monday -

If you have the book read the book 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' by Judith Kerr.

If you don't have the book at home then listen to the story by clicking the link below.



Once you have read the story then see if you can retell it to an adult or a cuddly toy, it would be even better if you could act it out with your toys.



Tuesday - Punctuation

A sentence needs a full stop at the end ( . ).  A question is a sentence that needs an answer, this needs a question mark ( ? ) at the end.  Read the sentences below, decide if it is a question or a sentence.  Write out the sentence (in your best handwriting) and add the full stop or the question mark at the end.


1. How old are you

2. My name is Sophie

3. I like reading stories

4. Do you want to have some tea

5. Why is there a tiger at the door


Challenge - write two questions that Sophie might ask the Tiger.  Remember to add in the correct punctuation.


Wednesday - Comprehension

Answer the following questions about the story.  Remember to use your capital letters and full stops.


1. Who are the main characters in the story?

2. What does the tiger eat?

3. What does the tiger drink?

4. What does Dad suggest they do?

5.  Why do they buy a tin of cat food at the end?

6. Do you think the Tiger is friendly or unfriendly?  Give a reason for your answer, use because ... 


Thursday - Story planning

Take a piece of paper and split it into 6 boxes.

In each box draw what happens in the story.

Remember you need to think about the beginning, middle and end of the story.

Here are some of the events to help you - 

Sophie opens the door.

The Tiger eats all the food and drink.

They go to a cafe.

What else happens in the story?


Friday - A tea party

Write an invitation to invite one of your toys to a Tea party.

Write out some questions you would like to ask your toy during the tea party.  Remember to add in the correct punctuation.

What could you eat at your tea party? Maybe you could make some sandwiches and make a drink to have with your Toy.

Where will you have the Tea party?  Maybe you could make a den to entertain in.



There is a PDF attached under each day.  These have worksheets and slides to help support your child if you wish to use them.  If your child is struggling there are suggestions on easier tasks to do to support them.



Monday - Making pairs of numbers to 8 and 9.  

Remember that addition can be done in any order.

Fill in the missing numbers in these sentences.  You can use objects to help you.

3 + ___ = 8                         7 + ___= 9

5 + ___ = 8                          2 + ___= 9 

4 + ___ = 8                          5 + ___= 9

5 + ___ = 8                         8 + ___= 9

2 + ___ = 8                          4 + ___ =9

7 + ____ =8                         1 + ___ = 9

___ + 1 = 8                          ___ + 3 = 9



Tuesday - Doubling numbers 

Have two plates. 

Put one object on one and one object on the other.

How many do you have altogether?

Repeat for all the numbers to 10 r

Top Tip -

both plates have to have the same number on them.


Listen to the doubles rap - it might help. 


Now try to learn it yourself and say it as quickly as possible.

Wednesday - Adding 3 numbers

Use your number bonds to 10 and your doubles to help you.




Can you re-arrange the numbers below into the order you might add them together?

Remember to look for doubles and number bonds to help you.

4  3  6                                  5  6  5

1  7  9                                  3  9  3

3  5  9                                  9  4  1

4  5  6                                  5  2  8

3  7  8                                  7  3  4

3  6  4                                  5  9  5 

Challenge - write 3 numbers to give a total of 17.

Thursday - Adding multiples of 10

Use a 100 square to help add 10 

Place a counter on 38.  now add 10.  What do you notice?

Is there a quick way you can do it?  Move down one row.  The counter stays in the same column.  Only the 10 number changes.

Now add another 10. 

38 + 20 = 58


Put your counter on a different number - add 20 to it. 

Try to make 10 different number sentences.


Challenge - can you add a different 10 number, such as 30 or 40?

Friday - subtracting multiples of 10

Use the 100 grid to help you. 

Put a counter on 39.

Find 10 less than 39.  39 - 10 =29

You move up one row.  You stay in the same column, only the 10 digit changes.


Now find 10 less than 29

39 - 20 = 19


Choose 10 numbers from the 100 square and take away 20 from each of these numbers.


Challenge - take away a different multiple of 10 ie 30 or 40




This week we are focusing on PSHE.  This is a really important part of our curriculum to make sure that the children are feeling safe and emotionally well, especially at this strange time.  Please click on the link below to find lots of activities to do.  





Have a great week.  We look forward to seeing all you do!

Who will get Summerswood Superstar?  

The Year 1 Team


Home Learning Week 10 (25.5.20)

Half Term

We have reached half term! 


This weeks SuperStars were - Isaac in 1W and Henley in 1P

Well done boys for your great work.  Keep it up!



There won't be any 'work' given out this week so that you can have a change in routine and have a break from learning.  However below are some activities you can do to keep you busy and have some fun.


This weeks topic is all about Science.

Go to the home learning page for lots of exciting science investigations to do at home which are suitable for all age groups.






Do an outdoor Adventure Hunt.

Now that we can go out a bit more, take the opportunity for find something different when out on your walks.













 Make a healthy ice-lolly to keep you cool in the sunshine!







Make up your own obstacle course either in your garden or in the house.  Some suggestions - 

Walk a tightrope - put a skipping rope along the ground to walk along

Jump Hurdles - Put a broom across two chairs to jump over

Beanbag Toss - throw bean bags into a hoola hoop or bucket

Jumping Jacks - how many can you do in 30 seconds

I am sure you will have your own ideas.

Time yourself on how quickly you can do it.  Can you beat your time?




Have a trip to the cinema at home.

Chose a film and get the pop-corn ready to enjoy.






Make a den at home or in your garden.

Make it as snug and cosy.  See if you can read a book to your teddy in there.





Have a lovely half term break. 

Keep safe and healthy.  

The Year 1 Team



Home Learning week 9 (18.5.20)

Thank you to everyone who sent in work this week.  We were really impressed by some of the work you have been doing and how you are still learning even though you are at home.

Some of you are also doing lots of lovely activities at home which is great to see too.


This weeks superstars were - Eliza (1P) and Sarah (1W)

Well done to both of them!  

I wonder who will be superstars next week?


Funny Bones

We are going to be looking at this book again and continue our learning from it.  It is always good to read a book lots of times so that you know the story really well and are able to use the language and structure with confidence.



Think about ...

What is the problem in the story?

Do they manage to scare anyone?

Were you surprised?



Monday - Think of three ways for the skeletons to scare the animals

The big skeleton will .....

The little skeleton will ...

The dog skeleton will.....

Make the sentences as funny and scary as you can.  

Challenge - add some good descriptive words to make it more scary e.g. crept, silently, 


Tuesday - Using chalks, pens or pencils draw a scene from the story and write adjectives to describe the picture.  Write some sentences to go below the picture to describe the scene.  


Wednesday - Write the next adventure for the three skeletons -

What will they do?

Where will they go?

What happens at the beginning,  middle and end of the story?

Challenge - try and use the same structure and language that is in this story to help you.


Thursday - Do a book review of the story Funnybones.

What is the story about?

Who were the characters?

What was your favourite part?

Draw a picture from the book.

Would you recommend the book to others?

Have you read any other Funnybones books?


Friday - Write a postcard to one of the characters in the story telling them what you ahve been doing at home during lock-down.  Remember to add in your capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

See below for a template for your postcard.


Extra for when the sun is shining and you can go outside for a bit ....

Make your own skeleton using natural objects such as leaves, sticks, conkers, flowers, pebbles etc.

See below for more instructions.  



This week we are going to revise place value and addition and subtraction.


Counting to and across 100 from any given number, forwards and backwards.

This does not have to be done on a work sheet. 

A game you could play with this - is right a number at the top of page.  on the line below write the number which comes next, then under that the next number and so on.  Time yourself to see how quickly you can reach the bottom of the page.  

Start from a different number at the top and see if you can beat your time.

You can do this counting forward or backwards.



Say one more, one less than a given number

Fill in the missing numbers on a number line


This does not have to be done on a work sheet.

A game you could play is - pick two playing cards (5 and 8) make it into a two digit number (58 or 85) say the number that goes before and after it.  Who can say the numbers quickest?



Number bonds to 10 and/or 20


This does not have to be done as a worksheet.

A game you could play - Make cards with the number bonds on opposite sides e.g. 1 is on one side of the card and 9 is on the other side (if doing to 10)

Show the card to your child and they have to say the number which you can see as quickly as they can.

If they get it right give the card to the child, if they get it wrong you keep the card.  

How quickly can they collect all the cards.

Or you can play pairs with playing cards (remove the faces, Ace = 1) and find the pairs to make 10.



Addition to 20 



Subtraction from 20

Booklet to print off


This week our topic is going to be Art, so get creative!

We would like you to join in with other schools across the UK who are taking part in this year's Spirited Arts competition.

For more information look under the 'Home Learning' cloud in class pages.

Be as creative as you want.    Good Luck!


Have a lovely week.

Take Care and Be Safe

The Year 1 Team


Home Learning week 8 (11.5.20)

Welcome to another week!

We hope that you all enjoyed the VE Day celebrations and were able to have a nice picnic to have in the sunshine.  


             Funny Bones

Monday - Listen and read the story 'Funny Bones' by Janet and Allen Ahlberg


Can you retell the story to a family member?

Tuesday - Make some puppets for the characters in the story and then act out the story.  Can you remember the words which the authors used?

Wednesday - Write about the 5 events in the story - including beginning, middle and end.

Thursday - Plurals, see the powerpoint below.  Can the children make these nouns from the story into plurals? skeleton, cat, dog, town, church, house, zoo.  What do we add to the end of the word to make it plural?

Friday - Write some sentences using the plurals you made yesterday.  Underline any words which are plural.





This week we are going to be doing some revision of what we have been learning so far in year 1.

There is a PDF below with the questions and answers should you wish to print them off.










 This weeks topic is Geography.

Take a look at the different activities in the home learning cloud of the class pages.


                                         Have a great week!

                         I wonder who will be the SuperStar this week!

                                     Take Care and Be Safe

Home Learning week 7 (4.5.20)


I hope that you have had a good week and done lots of interesting and fun things.  Thank you again to those of you who have sent us pictures of what you have been doing.  It is great to see so much learning going on through lots of different activities.


What the Ladybird Heard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NbyiDpY6Ww (Song of the story)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu9mPX7DuLA (Book you can follow)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abKadke35cs (Julia D reading the book)

Press on the links above to hear the story of 'What the Ladybird Heard' by Julia Donaldson.  See if you can read along with the book, remembering the punctuation.  Can you retell the story using story language.


At the bottom there is a PDF file with worksheets to go along side the activities for this week.  You don't need to print it off you can write them out or present them anyway you want.


Monday  - Read through the story and find all the rhyming words.

How many different rhyming words can you find?

You can make this into a matching pairs game?

Challenge - make a rhyming list for each set of pairs i.e.  dog, hog, fog, log, bog


Tuesday - Which sounds do each of the animals in the story make.

Draw a picture and then write in a speech bubble the sound the animals make at the start of the story and then another one for when Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh are being tricked.


                           Wednesday  - Here are the instructions that the thieves did.

Open the gate at dead of night.

Pass the horse and then turn right.

Round the duck pond, past the hog

(be careful not to wake the dog).

Left past the sheep, then straight ahead

and in through the door of the prize cow’s shed.“


                             Can you draw a map of the route which the thieves did?


Thursday  - Write down what you think the ladybird whispered into the animals ear.

How did she explain to the animals what they had to do.


Friday  - Write a thank you card from the farmer to the ladybird for saving his prize cow.

Remember to set it out correctly.

Top Tip - decorate the card.



See also PDF sheet saved  (real, alien words 3) or picture below.

Can you read the words, describe which ones are real words and which are 'alien' words.  Colour them in accordingly.  How quickly can you read the words?

Picture 1


Sharing into equal groups

Monday - Collect 8 toys/teddies/pieces of lego.

I want to share them into two equal groups. Can this be done?

How can we do it?

Share the 8 objects between two people or put them into two circles.

Challenge - What other numbers can be shared equally? (Even numbers)

What numbers can not be shared equally? (odd numbers)


Tuesday  - If I share 8 strawberries equally between 2 plates, how many strawberries would be on each plate?  Write down the answer

Repeat this for other numbers.

Top Tip - use the numbers which you found in the challenge yesterday which can be shared equally.

The even numbers


Wednesday -  What happens if I share a number that is not in the 2 times tables?

I have 7 cars.  I want to share them into two equal groups.  Can I do this?

Why not?

There will be one car left over.

Explore if this happens with all the numbers not in the 2 times table.

They are called odd numbers.


Thursday - Solve these problems




Friday  - Explore which numbers can be shared equally groups of 5 and 10.


Other Activities

Remember to keep working on the life skills home learning sheets.  We hope that these are helping make life a bit easier at home for the adults!

There is topic work each week in the 'Home learning' cloud under class pages.

This week there is an RE focus.

We will also be having a 'lockdown lunch time'.  Please take a photo of what you have been making for lunch to give suggestions for other families.

On Friday (which is VE Day) we will be having a picnic at home, 

Your task is to make lots of bunting and decorations to go with this special picnic.


Remember to send in your photos!


Have a great week.
Take care and stay safe

Home Learning Week 6 (27.4.20)

Another week has passed! We hope that you did something nice and British to celebrate St. Georges Day last week.  Thank you to everyone who has emailed pictures of their amazing work to us.  It is so great to see you carrying on your learning and how brilliant you all are.




What the Ladybird Heard



See the links above to hear the story of 'What the Ladybird Heard' by Julia Donaldson.  The second link is a song that her and her husband sing about the book. 


Activity 1 - Listen to the story and join in with the reading of the story.  

You might want to listen to the story a few times so you get it really good at it.

Remember to pause at the full stops and use a loud voice when you see an exclamation mark!

Top Tip - learn the song, it will help you to remember the story.


Activity 2 - Try to retell the story of 'What the Ladybird Heard' by acting it out.

You can do this with some of your toys or you could make puppets for each of the animals.

You could video yourself doing this and send us the video for us to watch!


Activity 3 - Draw a picture of each of the animals.  Label each picture using and adjective eg

soft,pink pig

big, woolly sheep.

How many adjectives can you think of for each animal?


Activity 4 - Make a wanted poster for Lanky Len and another on for Hefty Hugh.

Write 3 sentences about what each character is wearing and what they look like.



Activity 5 - Write five things that happened in the story.

Write the capital letters in a coloured pencil and the full stop in a different colour.  





Phonics - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

See also PDF sheet saved above (real, alien words 2) or picture below.

Can you read the words, describe which ones are real words and which are 'alien' words.  Colour them in accordingly.  How quickly can you read the words?



Another way of doing multiplication is by repeated addition

 2 + 2 + 2 = 6

3 groups of 2 =6

3 x 2 = 6


 5 + 5 + 5 = 15

3 groups of 5 = 15

3 x 5 = 15

10 + 10 = 20

2 groups of 10 = 20

2 x 10 = 20 


Activity 1 - Say the two times table as quickly as you can

Now work out the answers to the questions below.  

Draw dots, or use objects to help you work out the answer.

Then write the number sentence as a multiplication

1)  2 + 2 + 2 + 2 =

2) 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 

3) 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 =

4) 2 + 2 =

5) 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 

Challenge - can you find any other number sentences for the 2 times tables?


Activity 2 - Say the five times table as quickly as you can

 Now work out the answers to the questions below.  

Draw dots, or use objects to help you work out the answer.

Then write the number sentence as a multiplication

1 ) 5 + 5 + 5 =

2) 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 =

3 ) 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 =

4 ) 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 =

5) 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 =

Challenge - can you find any other number sentence for the 5 times tables?



Activity 3 - Say the 10 times table as quickly as you can

Now work out the answers to the questions below.  

Draw dots, or use objects to help you work out the answer.

Then write the number sentence as a multiplication

1) 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 =

2) 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 =

3) 10 + 10 =

4) 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 =

5 ) 10 + 10 + 10 =

Challenge - can you find any other number sentence for the 10 times tables?


Activity 4 - Play 'Hit the Button'

Practice the 2, 5 and 10 times tables







Remember to do Maths Whizz so that you continue to make the progressions each week.

We also hope that you are practicing your life skills to help make life easier at home for your adults!


We look forward to seeing your learning

Keep safe

The Year 1 team










Home Learning week 5 (20.4.20)


Hi all! 

We hope that you had a good Easter break and did lots of fun activities while keeping safe and staying at home. 

Following on from Miss Knellers newsletter on 17th April we will be setting 5 English challenges and 5 Maths challenges each week (one for each day).  We would love it if you could do all 5 and send us in pictures of the work you have completed.  Alongside the Maths and English activities there are 'Life Skills Home Learning' (see the Home Learning section on the website or the photo below, to complete and work towards.



English - The Naughty Red Bus 

Watch the story of 'The Naughty Red Bus' by clicking the link below



Activity 1 - Write a review of the story - what was the story about? what did you like about the story?  what did you dislike about the story?  Remember to use 'because' to expand your sentence.

Activity 2 - Retell the story or write about 5 things that happened in the story.  Remember to use adjectives to make it more exciting.

Activity 3 - create your bus and describe it.  If you make a bus using junk modelling, write some instructions on how you did that.

Activity 4 - Draw a route the bus could take, where would it go?

Activity 5 - Make up your own story about a bus and the adventures it goes on. 

Try to use some exclamation marks to make it more exciting!

Challenge - use first, them, next, finally and meanwhile

Watch this link for some ideas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqQ1BAEj1oE




Remember to read for at least 15 mins every day and go over the phonics we have learnt.  

See how many of the words below you can read.  

Which ones are real words and which ones are 'alien' words

If you can print it off (see below) then try and add sound buttons to help you read the words.

How quickly can you read the words?



This week we should be learning about multiplication and counting on in groups of 2, 5 and 10.


Activity 1 -  Counting on in 2s

Find lots of pairs of socks or shoes, count them going up in 2s - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 etc.

Find how may socks there would be in 3 pairs?  How many in 5 pairs? etc 

This would be recorded as 3 x 2 = 6  and 5 x 2 = 10

Get some 2p coins.  Count how much there is by counting in 2s.

How much is there with 6 coins?  9 coins?

This would be recorded as 6 x 2 = 12 and 9 x 2 = 18

What other multiplication sentences could you record?

Write the numbers 1 - 30 in a number line.  Circle all the numbers that would be in the 2 times table.

Do you notice a pattern?


Activity 2 - Counting on in 5s

Find some gloves - count the number of fingers by counting up in 5s - 5,10,15, etc

How many fingers on 4 gloves?  How many on 7 gloves?

This would be recorded as 4 x 5 = 20 and 7 x 5 = 35

Get some 5p coins.  Count how much there is by counting on in 5s.

How much is there with 3 coins? 8 coins

 This would be recorded as 3 x 5 = 15 and 8 x 5 = 40

What other multiplication sentences could you record?

Write the numbers 1 - 60 in a number line.  Circle all the numbers that would be in the 5 times table.

Do you notice a pattern?


Activity 3 - Counting on in 10s

Using 10p coins count how much you have by counting on in 10s.

Can you record them correctly?

Using a 100 square colour in all the numbers in the 10 times table, what do you notice.

Make a toy shop where everything is 10p, - work out how much it would cost if you bought 5 toys? or 9 toys? or 12 toys.

Record the multiplication you have used.


Activity 4 - 

Another way of recording times tables is to draw arrays of dots

 1 x 2 is 1 group of 2 dots

2 x 2 is 2 groups of 2 dots

3 x 2 is 3 groups of 2 dots

Can you draw arrays for the 2, 5, and 10 times tables.

Challenge - Write the answers next to each array


Activity 5 - 

Using lego bricks, smarties, raisins or what ever you have to hand give your child some multiplication cards ie 5 x 2  and ask them to make their own arrays using the different objects


Remember to do MathsWizz every day so that you can make progress


British Values


Monday 20th April is British Values Day where we think about what it means to be British.

Here are some activities for you to do

1 - Dress up and wear the colours of the British Flag for the day

2 - Create the British flag using different materials

3 - Make a flag for your family

4 - Think about why it is important to have rules and a law.    Read the story of 'Little Red Hen' or 'Golidlocks' and think about what rules are being made or are broken in these stories.  Write your own set of rules that you think are important while being at home.

5 - Be quintessentially British and have afternoon tea, an indoor picnic or some fish and chips!


Have fun and keep safe

We can't wait to see your work

The Year 1 Team

Home Learning Week 4

Spring Time

We hope you all had a lovely Easter and were able to do lots of nice things while being safe at home.


This week we would like you to look outside and see if you can spot any thing happening which suggests Spring is here.

Activity 1 - make a list of all the signs you can see that Spring is happening.

Draw a picture and label what you can see. 

Activity 2 - Spring is a time that lots of baby animals are born.  Find out the different names for the baby animals.  Here are some to start with;  dog - puppy, cat - kitten, 

How many different baby animals can you name?

Make it into a game so that you can play pairs or snap.

There are also some online matching games for you to play


 or https://matchthememory.com/motherbaby

Activity 3 - See if you can learn about an animals life cycle, for example a chicken, frog or butterfly.  Can you draw some pictures and label them to tell us the different stages of their life.

Challenge - can you write a story about the animal you have chosen.

Activity 4 - Spring is also a time for plants to grow.

Can you grow any plants from seeds.  You could try to grow some peppers, beans, potatoes.

See if you can think of any other plants you could grow from the food you have at home

(tip - any food which has a seed in it!) 

Activity 5 - Keep a diary of your plant and measure how high it grows.

Activity 6 - write a poem about Spring time.  It could be an Acrostic Poem or you can think of words which rhyme. 


Please take a look at the phonics section at the top of the page.

How many words can you read from the list?

Which  diagrpahs are tricky?

Let us know how many you can read by emailing us- addresses at the top of the page.


We look forward to seeing all your spring time activities.

Keep safe and healthy

The Year 1 Team


Home Learning Week 3

Easter Holidays

Hi all,

We hope that you are all well and keeping busy during your time at home.  Some of you have been doing amazing things and we have loved seeing the pictures you are sending us on email.


It is now meant to be the Easter holidays, so this week we would like you to do some Easter activities.

Activity 1 - can you find out why we celebrate Easter - find a story on YouTube or read about it on the internet (twinkl has a good story https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-5074-the-easter-story-powerpoint)


Activity 2 - Once you have read or listened to the story write 5 sentences about what happened to Jesus.

Can you draw a picture to show what happened for each part of the story.


To celebrate Easter people do the following things -

Go to Church for a special Easter Service

Give Easter Cards to family and friends

Eat a special meal with their family

Give Chocolate Eggs and go on Easter Egg hunts (Eggs are used as a a symbol of new life)

Eating hot cross buns.


Activity 3 - Make an Easter Card for the people in your family.  Decorate it however you want (see below for some ideas) and write a message to your family telling them why they are special to you.  Remember to sound out your words carefully and remember your capital letters, full stops and spaces between words.


Activity 4 - Eggs are a symbol of a new life. 

Do some Egg decorating. 

You can either draw your own egg and make your own pattern using felts, paints or stickers.

Can you do a repeating pattern to link it in with maths as maths is all about patterns!

Or make it symmetrical, where both sides are the exact same. 


You could use a potato to make a potato print pictures, do egg weaving or paint your own hard boiled eggs




Activity 5 - Have an Easter Egg hunt

Hide some of the eggs you made and write clues of where you have hidden them so that your brother/sister/mum/dad can go and find them.


Activity 6 - Help your parents make a special Easter meal.

Write down the menu or recipe to show us what you helped to make.

This can also be a maths activity to help with measuring out.


Activity 7 - find out how other people from around the world celebrate Easter or what other religions do to celebrate at this time of year.


Remember to stay safe and wash your hands lots.

We look forward to seeing what you do this week


The Year 1 Team



Home Learning week 2

Hi all,

We hope that you are keeping well and doing some work to keep your brains ticking over. 

Thank you to everyone who has emailed us your amazing work. 

It is so lovely to see what you have been doing.



See if you can find some 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and 20p coins.


Activity 1 - Guess the coin - put the coin in a bag, can you guess how much it is worth without looking at it?

Can you describe the coin to your brother/sister/mum/dad and see if they can guess it?


Activity 2 - Make amounts up to 10p using the different coins.  How many ways can you make 5p/8p/10p etc?


Activity 3 - Make some labels such as 11p, 12p, 15p and 20p and put it on some food items.

Can you put the correct money into a pot for each food item?

Can you find different ways of making that amount?

Challenge - how many different ways can you find to make the amount?


Activity 4 - Using the labels you made for Activity 3 can you buy two items?

Which coins would you need for that?

What is the total amount?

Challenge - Can you buy 3 items or more?



Listen again to Commotion in the Ocean.


Activity 1 - Copy out one of the verses in your best handwriting.  Remember that the tall letters touch the top line and the long letters go under the line..

Activity 2 - Make your own fact file about each of the sea creatures in the book.  Listen carefully to the verse of each sea creature and pick out the fact that it is telling you.

Activity 3 - Draw your own underwater picture.

Activity 4 - Write a description of your picture.  Remember to write some adjectives to describe the setting



Make your own playdogh:

1 cup of flour

1/2 cup of salt

2 table spoons of oild

A little bit of water to bind

Some food colouring


Make your own sea creature and post a picture of it.




How many alien words can you read?

stroft, terg, blurst, voo, scrobe, thrayd, vaink, stribe, brid

Write out each word and circle the digraph.



We can't wait to see all your work. 

Please email us any questions to the email address above.

The Year 1 team






Home Learning week 1

Hi all,

I hope that you are all well and keeping safe in this new 'normal'.



This week we would like you to go over number bonds to 10.

How many different ways can you make 10?

If you are really good at that then challenge yourself to do number bonds to 20.

A good website to practice this is - 


press the green button 'Number Bonds'

You could also make learning number bonds into a game of snap or pairs.


Record your learning of the number bonds by

  • writing missing numbers ie   ?+ 8 = 10, or 3 +? = 10
  • The cherry method (your child should know what that is)
  • The ten frame





Listen to the story 'Commotion in the Ocean' by Giles Andreae.


Chose your favourite sea creature and to learn the verse and recite it to your family.

Find all the rhyming words you can hear/see in the book.

Finally, challenge yourself to write your own poem about a sea animal which we could make into our own class book.




Draw an Alien Family and give everyone an alien name using the sounds we have had fun with.

Can you read these alien names?






Please email us any questions or to show us what you have been doing as we would love to see it.

We miss you all.

The year 1 team


Week Beginning 9.3.2020

Billy's Bucket

This week we have been reading the book .

The children have loved role play and pretending to be Billy and his dad.

They have written excellent descriptions about what they have seen in their buckets using adjectives and conjunctions to make their sentences longer and more interesting.


Challenge - see how many adjectives (descriptive words) you can think of to describe different things i.e.  a fish could be big, slimy, colourful, shimmery ...




During Maths we have been counting backwards from 20.  Time your child to see how quickly they can do this and if they can beat their time.

We have also been learning how to take away a 1-digit number from 2-digit number smaller than 20.

For 16-8, you put out 16 counters and then you remove 8.

The 8 can be split into 6 and then a 2.

So 16 - 6 = 10 - 2 = 8  

Please practice these two skills at home.

You can do subtraction with anything!



As it is science week each class have been predicting and investigating how many counters/beads/marbles we can pick up.

Does it make a difference the size of what you are picking up?

Does it make a difference how big your hand is?

Does it matter how you pick it up?

Do this as a family and see what you find out.



In Science we have looked at different ways we categorise animals.

In Geography we have been looking at the four countries which make up the United Kingdom and the seas around it.

In Art we have started making our own sea pictures using water colours.


Parents Evening

Due to the current situation with corona virus parents evening has been changed.  Teachers will now be phoning parents to give them feedback on how their children are progressing and to answer questions.

Please see the newsletter for more details.



Have a lovely, safe and healthy weekend

The Year 1 team


Spellings for week 13.3.2020

week beginning 2.3.20

Book Week


This week we have been reading the book 'Up, Up and Away' by Tom McLaughlin  It is about a boy called Orson who loves to build things.  He builds a planet but the planet is sad so he has to look after it.  The planet starts to get happy and but it grows bigger and bigger.  Eventually Orson has to say goodbye to it and let it go and join the other planets.  Although Orson is sad, he is not sad for long as he decides to build something new.... a rocket.


I class this week the children have been planning how to build their own rocket, just like Orson.  They wrote out what they needed, then they built it and finally we wrote some instructions so that Orson could build his own rocket.

We focused on using verbs (doing words) and also time connectives (first, then, next)

See if your child can write or tell you a set of instructions for you to make something ie a sandwich, a lego building, a train track etc.


We loved coming into school on Thursday dressed up as our favourite book character.  The children stood up in front of the class to tell the rest of their friends what they had dressed up as and a sentence about their character.  We had a party where we showed off our costumes to the other year 1 and 2 classes.

During the week we have also had buddy reading where we paired up with year 4 who read books to us.  We loved listening to them reading. 

Please see below for photos from World Book Day



We have continued learning how to add on by using our grid 10 to help us.

I would be great if you could practice the number bonds to 10 with your child so that they can recall these facts quickly - ie 1+9=10, 2+8=10, 3+7=10 ....



We are giving the children  tricky words to learn again as although they have learnt them for their spellings before we are still not seeing them being used independently in their writing.



Week beginning 24.2.20


Welcome back to the second half of the spring term.  We hope you all had a lovely half term break.


We started the week with our PE day.  The children enjoyed the special assembly all about wheel-power and seeing the Olympic torch.  We spent the day doing lots of great sports activities, despite the awful weather!  Thank you to Ms Leatham for organising it all and to all the children and parents who brought in money to support this event. 


This half term we will be learning all about the Oceans and what lives under the sea.  We started the topic in English by reading some interesting (and funny) facts about different sea creatures and then writing some sentences about them.  We focused on using CAPITAL LETTERS and full stops to show where a sentence starts and stops.

Ask your child what facts they can remember about the different sea creatures, see if you can find out anything else that is interesting or funny.


In phonics we have been learning how some sounds can be said differently.  For example

ow - as in cow or blow

ie - as in tie or field

ea - as in eat or bread

er - as in her or farmer

This is a tricky concept and the children need to try out the different ways of saying the sound to find the correct way to say it for that word


In maths we have been revising how to make 10 using our 10 frames

Here are 7 counters, how many more do we need to add to make 10

We then moved on to adding two numbers to go over 10.


We used the 10 frame to help us work it out.

7 + 5





2 of the counters can go up to the first frame to make 10, which means 3 will be left.

10 + 3 = 13




We will be continuing to practice this next week


PE Kits

Please can you ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school every week. It is best if they are left in school for the whole of the half term.  If they do not have their kit then they will not be allowed to join in with their lesson and will be asked to join another class to complete some work.  A letter will be sent home to you, letting you know what is missing.

A full PE kit contains -

white T-shirt

black shorts

plimsol shoes

Blue tracksuit for when PE is done outside and trainers


Home Learning Grids

These will be sent out on Friday 28th February and are due back Friday 27th March.

(see PDF attached below)

Please ensure that the minimum of 4 activities are done.

We would like to make sure that EVERYONE in Year 1 completes them.

Thank you for your support

Home Learning Grid - Spring 2


Pirate Day

The children all looked amazing in their Pirate costumes today.

They had a fabulous day working with Pirate Mary Read, who told us all about how she became a pirate and what life was like for her being one of the only female pirates.

We played lots of pirate games, built a human ship but the highlight was handling real objects from pirate times.

We ended the day by learning a sea shanty and singing that.

See the photos below.

Monday 10th February- Friday 14th February


In English we have used the Night Pirates by Peter Haris as an inspiration for writing our own pirate adventure stories with Tom as a main character.

We included time adverbials (one day, next, then, after that, at the end) to sequence our stories and we tried to remember our full stops and capital letters!


In Maths we looked at the concepts and language of comparison (heavier/lighter than, longer, taller/shorter than, nearly as heavy, etc) in various practical activities.


It was lovely to see so many of you during our Open Morning on Thursday.  We hope you enjoyed making Valentine cards with our children.


We had a great time during Feel Good Week- we spent time talking about how we can keep ourselves healthy and safe. We talked about how we can regulate our emotions if we are feeling unhappy by using the 5 point scale.  We had fun making pirate hats and telescopes as part  of the week.

We loved the fact that we wore our clothes inside out to highlight the fact that you may look ok but this may not reflect how you feel inside. We spent time role playing how we can help our friends if they feel say on the inside.



Thank you for returning the homework. The children enjoed the topic and the pirate ships were amazing.


Thank you for your continued support.


Year 1 Team

Monday 3rd February- Friday 7th February


In English we have read the Night Pirates by Peter Haris.


We have practiced our decoding skills, saying the sounds in each word and blending them. We have had great fun breaking up longer words into smaller parts e.g  helpdesk

we read the help part then  the second part and then read them together.

In Topic we wrote about life on a pirate ship and made our own treasure maps.

In number work we looked at odd and even numbers, doubling and having numbers up to 10.




Thank you for returning the homework.

The pirate ships are fantastic!


Have a lovely weekend 

Year 1 Team

Monday 27th January - Friday 31st January 


This week we have used adjectives in our poems about pirates.

We enjoyed reading Cats Sleep Anywhere by Eleanor Farjeon and  Sugarcake Sugarcake by Grace Nichols

In Maths we have explored 2D and

3D shapes. We have had great fun making shape jigsaws and 3D models.


It was great fun making rain gauges and wind socks to help with reporting the weather forecast.


Please remember to return to school the permission slips regarding  nurture time and the pirate workshop.


Thank you for your continued support.


Year 1 Team



Year 1 Pirate Workshop Letter

Monday 20th January- Friday 24th January

In number work we have looked at teen numbers and how they are made= one ten and some

15= one ten and 5 more.

We have started looking at place value tens and ones and how  10 ones can be regrouped into a (stick of ) ten.




In English we enjoyed draeing diagrams of pirates and pirate ships and completed our report writing on

What do pirates wear?

The work will be displayed in a class book.

We found out about the life of a pirate on board a ship and planned a diary entry about it.

In phonics we contiuned our work on split diagraphs and tricky words.


Remember to read with your child every day and complete the spelings.

Have a lovely weekend and thanK you for your continued support.

Year 1




Monday 13th January 2020- Friday 17th January 2020


In English this week - we have looked at  noun phrases and verbs

A  noun is a the name of a person place or thing and a verb is an action word or way of being.

Can you identify the noun phrase and verb in this sentence.

Some pirates have wooden legs.

Pirates wear long, black boots and a shiny belt.


In Maths we have looked at  teen numbers have we make them with dienes, numicon, tens frames and beads strings



In phonics we introduced the split digraphs

a-e, i-e, o-e, u-e, e-e

  make,  time, bone, cube,  evening

Take a look at the short clip about split digraphs



Our science topic is Weather and we looked at how the weather changes over the Seasons.

In our topic work on Pirates we talked about the difference between facts and legends and famous pirates.


Please remember to bring in your  reading book everyday and complete your spelling homework.


Have a lovely weekeed and thank you for your continued support

Year 1





Homework Grid Pirates - Walk the plank

Monday 6th January 2020- Friday 10th January 2020

Happy New Year

Welcome back to a  school and the Spring term.

We have set new intentions for the term to read every night at home, learn our spellings.complete our homework and continue to follow our school rules: Be kind  Be Safe Be involved.


Our new topic this term is Pirates- Walk the Plank.

In English we have been reading information books about pirates, gathering facts and learning how non fiction books are organised: contents page, index, headings, sub headings and a glossary.


In Maths we are looking at  how pairs of numbers are equivalent to each other  6+4=2+8 and number bonds to ten.



Our science topic is Weather and we will be making daily weather observations.


Phonics: we revisited wh, ph,oa,ie, ue and ew




Have a lovely weekend.

Year 1 team


Monday 16th December 2019- Friday 20th December 2019


What an exciting festive week we have had!

We hope that you all enjoyed the fantastic singing our children did during the Christmas production Born in the Barn.  Well done to all of them!


We learnt about the first Christmas and children read and sequenced a story about Jesus’ birth.

We wrote cards to family and friends and decorated them.

In Maths we revised equality and balance – we used real objects (dinosaurs, conkers, buttons, cubes etc) to show that it does not matter what the objects in the two  groups look like or how they are arranged as long as the number is the same – the groups are equal.


We have read a few lovely Christmas stories and continued revising the phase 5 sounds that we have learnt.


Well done to the children on successfully completing the first term in Year 1.  We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

We wish you all a lovely and restful holiday break and a Happy New Year!


 Thank you for your continued support.


Year 1 team

Christmas lunch

Christmas lunch 1
Christmas lunch 2

Our festive classroom

Our festive classroom 1
Our festive classroom 2

Monday 9th December 2019- Friday 13th Decemeber 2019


Monday was baking day. We enjoyed weighing the ingredients, mixing and rolling the dough and fianlly baking the bsicuits. We read and wrote instuctions on how to bake biscuits.

In phonics we revisited phase 5 sounds from the previous week and looked at the alternative spelling for oo- ue and ew.


The new tricky words were looked, asked and called.




In Maths we have been looking at the cherry methid (whole, part, part ) to write different number sentences.

We have started to look at how = means equal to

to understand that 3+4= 2+7


We have been practising our Christmas songs and are looking forward to the Christmas performances next week.

Thank you for returning the homework and your continued support.


Monday 2nd December 2019- Thursday 6th December 2019


We had an exciting start to our week with the Toy Making Workshop on Monday!  We learnt about the history of some toys and the pull and push forces as well as the force of gravity that help operate some of them.  We played with some traditional old toys and got to make our own moving toy!


In English we finished writing about the adventures that our Super Teddies had around the school. They rescued Traction Man from a fire (not a real one!) in the hall and Turbo dog that was trapped under some books in the library.  We used lots of describing words (adjectives), conjunctions (and, because) and interesting punctuation in our writing (full stops, exclamation marks and question marks).


In phonics we are learning more new sounds at Phase 5 - we have covered 'ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue' so far).

We are leaning more 'tricky' words, too (words that do not strictly follow the 'phonics rules', e.g.  'the, some, people, etc).


In Maths we introduced the language of difference and comparison (greater/smaller number, more than/fewer than, and the difference between the numbers - e.g. 'the difference between 8 and 5 cubes is 3').  We then applied our knowledge of difference in context by measuring objects of different lengths.  We used paper clips, multi link cubes, lolly sticks and other objects to measure them. 


We learnt about Advent in RE and in assembly.


Please remember that homework is due next Friday  13.12.


Thank you for your continued support.

Have a lovely weekend

Year 1

Monday 25th November 2019- Friday 29th November 2019

In Maths we enjoyed playing a game ‘How many are hiding?’ to practise subtraction. (We had 10 objects on the table. One person rolled a die and took away the same number of objects as the number showing on the die, while our partner was looking away. They then had to work out how many objects were taken by counting how many were left.) We also explored number sentences and said whether their total was greater or smaller than certain numbers.


In Science we named various materials and described their properties (bendy, stiff, shiny, hard, soft, waterproof, stretchy etc.)


We made  dreidels in our RE lesson.



Please note that children have Game On outdoors on Fridays. As it is cold outside, please make sure that children have long jogging bottoms.  If girls wear tights with their school uniform, they should bring socks for PE to wear in their trainers/plimsolls. Thank you.


We are looking forward to the Toy Making workshop on Monday!


Thank you for your continued support.

Have a lovely weekend

Year 1


Our busy teddies

Monday 18th November 2019- Friday 22nd November 2019


This week, we had a special visitor  to help us with our writing.

His name is Traction Man. Traction Man  has helped us to recognise adjectives and conjunctions.

He is helping us to write neatly on the line and form letters correctly we can't wait for our next adventure with him. To find out more about Traction Man please use the link below.



We are very excited at having started phase 5 phonics. We are now learning new tricky words. We have discovered that the ay and ai are the same sound but have a different spelling

ou is the same sound as ow

ie is the same sound as igh.

We are using this new knowledge to blend when reading words and segment when writing



During Road Safety Week, we role played how to cross the road and how to do it safely.

We drew some amazing posters about how to keep safe.


In Maths we have been loookig at how to show number sentences in different ways:

cherry method, bar model,  drawing counters, using beads and numbers lines. More information to follow.

In our Topic work we spoke about the differences between old and new toys.


We are looking forward to the Toy Making workshop in a couple of weeks. Please send in your permission slips for the workshop and baking day if you haven't already done so.


Thank you for your continued support.

Have a lovely weekend

Year 1


Monday 11th  November 2019- Friday 15th November 2019


We have had another busy week in Year 1.

On Monday we had a fantastic time at our dinosaur workshop. We discovered how dinosaurs hunted and defended themselves. We had great fun looking at the models, acting as dinosaurs and learning how they became extinct.


We also took part in a 2 minutes silence to remember the soldiers who died in The Great War of 1914 and to think about all the people who help us.


In English we read and wrote instructions about how to make a moving bear.  We then made the bear using paper fasteners.


In Maths we have been demonstrating our subtraction skills. We used beads and counters to help us with our work.


This week has been Anti- Bullying week and we have spent time revisit our school rules: 

Be Kind, Be safe, Be involved.

We spoke about how to be a good friend  and loved wearing our odd socks.

We thought about all the adults we could to talk if we needed help.


Thank you to everyone who has returned the baking and toy workshop permission slips.

We are looking forward to these events in the next couple of weeks.


Please return the homework on Friday 13th December.


Have a good weekend and thank you for your continued support- The year 1 team



Monday 4th November -  Thursday 7th November 2019


We enjoyed the ‘No pen day’ on Monday – we made number sentences with conkers and sticks and went on a senses walk on the school grounds and recorded what we saw, heard, smelt and felt.


In English we had Mrs Parsons tell us about her dolls – Susie, Anoushka and Rosie.  We asked her lots of questions about them and then wrote a recount about it. We wrote about what materials the dolls were made from and why they were special to Mrs Parsons.


In Maths we have been using our beads to practise adding by counting on.  We really enjoyed a Maths board game in which we added 1 or 2 to a number and raced our partners to the finish! 

In phonics we have been looking at more phase 4 consonant blends and phase 4 tricky words.

 We also looked at how Hindu's celebrate their festival of light (Diwali).  We learnt the story of Rama and Sita, and how Rama defeated evil. 


We have had a lovely time looking through the homework this week – a big thank you to the children who have continued to work so hard not only in school, but also at home. Keep up the good work! The new homework grid will go home on Monday.   


Thank you to everyone for coming to the parent consultations.  We hope you found them informative and useful.  It was lovely to discuss how well your child is doing. 


We will have our dinosaurs workshop on Monday – this will be a very valuable and exciting experience for our children.  Please bring the workshop reply slips to us on Monday morning if you have not done so already.




Year 1 Team


Monday 21st October-  Friday 25th October 2019


This week, we have continued with Harry and the Bucketful of dinosaurs. We have planned a postcard using a story map and have based our written work on  the map. Throughout the week we have been trying to remeber to say the sentence outloud, count the words, listen to each sound in the word and then write it down. We have also practised reading our postcards clearly and confidently.


In Maths we have been using our  beads, numicon, counters and cubes to make differnt totals. We have used the cherry method  and a tens frame to record our answers.


In phonics we have been looking at consonant blends - cr, bl, pl, fr, br and phase 4 tricky words.

we have been reading longer words and leanring how to break them up into syllables so they are easier to read.


We have had a lovely time looking through the homework this week – a big thank you to the children who have continued to work so hard not only in school, but also at home. Keep up the good work!


Have a lovely holiday and thank you for your continued support.


Year 1 Team



Monday 14th October - Friday 18th October 2019


This week  in English we looked at verbs and wrote sentences about what is happening in the pictures (Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs). We talked about what a sentence needs (a character/thing we are talking about, a verb - a doing or feeling word).  When we wrote our sentences, we check that they had:

a capital letter, finger spaces, a full stop (question mark, exclamation mark) and then we read them again to make sure they made sense. We also made our sentences longer by joining two shorter sentences with conjunctions 'and, but, because'.



In Maths we looked at regrouping numbers (up to 10) and we used counters, objects and cubes to make two or three groups of numbers and we started to record the numbers in number sentences (3 + 5 = 8)



In Science we looked at what dinosaurs ate when they were alive and we learned that some were herbivores, some were carnivores and some were omnivores. 


Thank you for handing in homework folders. We have been especially impressed by some amazing models we have received!

Have a lovely weekend and thank you for your continued support.

Year 1 Team

Monday 7th October - Friday 11th October 2019


This week  in English we have been reading Harry and the Bucketful of dinousaurs.

We made predictions about the story and have summarised the end of the story by writing in simple sentences.

We have looked at what an adjective is (describing words)  and what plurals are.

Can you find the adjectives in the sentence below.

The dinsoaurs have hard, scaly skin and dark beady eyes.


In Maths we have practiced ordering numbers up to 10 and finding one more and 1 less.

Have a go at the games below to consolidate your learning.




In Science we have been labelling parts of the body and the meaning of the words omnivore, herbivore and carnivore- linking to our topic work on dinosaurs.

Have a lovely weekend and thank you for your continued support

Year 1 Team




Monday 30th September - Friday 4th October 2019


This week in English we have been writing the story of We are going on a Dinosaur Hunt. We changed the middle of the story and made our own version of it on our own! We then looked at it together and thought abut

how to improve it. We used ‘the purple pen of power’

to edit our work.


In phonics we have visited the phonemes igh and ear and we practised reading

writing more tricky words – there, were, was, be, we.


Have lots of fun games to play to help with reading and writing.


In Maths we have been practising representing ‘one more’ and ‘one fewer’ pictorially, in a tens frame, using a ‘part, part, whole’ model (or a ‘cherry model’) and a bar model. We even had a go at writing number sentences with numbers up to 10.






Monday  23rd September - Friday 26th September 2019


This week in English we have been retelling the story of We are going on a Dinosaur Hunt.

To help us do this: we have been thinking of sentences, counting the number of words in each sentence and then writing each word down. We say the word, hear the sound, find it on the phonme mat and write it.

We have been looking at how to use capital letters and full stops.


In phonics we have visited the phonemes ai, oa, er, ng, oo, ow and ee.

We have been learning how to write tricky words

me, he, she, the, like, have.

Do you know why the words are tricky?


Has lots of fun games to play to help with reading and writing.


In Maths we have been practising counting out different groups of objects and matching the correct number. We have also looked at  more and fewer.

The following games will help to improve our counting skills.




Thank you for your continued support.

Have a lovely weekend.

Year 1


Monday 16th – Friday 20th September


We’ve had another lovely week in Year 1.


In Maths we worked with numbers up to 10 and represented them in different ways (objects and pictures). We learned that the quantity/number in a set does not change even if it is grouped differently.  We explored patterns in numbers through subitising (being able to say how many there are in a set without counting).

We practised this through using dice and dominoes.


In English we have looked at a story ‘We’re going on a dinosaur hunt’ (inspired by Michael Rosen’s 'We’re going on a bear hunt’ story).  We acted out parts of the story, looked for dinosaurs hidden in our playground, drew a story map and started writing the beginning of the story.


In RE we talked about how some people believe the world was created and children drew pictures of the creation story common to the Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions.

In Science we talked about living and non-living things.



Have a lovely weekend.

Year 1 Team

Monday 9th Friday -13th September 2019


The children have had another busy week.

In Maths we have been using positional language such as on, next, above, below, underneath and ordinal language 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th to line up during the day and to tidy up our classroom.

In English we have been writing labels sounding out words and using phoneme charts. We have written simple sentences about dinosaurs such as The dinosaur is big. His neck is long.

We have enjoyed playing games outside such as duck duck goose and what's the time Mr. Wolf?


Please remember to label clothes for PE.

PE is on Mondays and Fridays.

Thank you for attending the Meet the Teacher Meetings. It was great to see you all.

Please find attached the Meet the Teacher powerpoint, the topic web, homework grid and spellings.


Our school theme this year is Dare to Dream, please talk to your child about what they would like to do when they grow up. Share your aspirations and your dreams too!

Have a lovely weekend.

Year 1  Team



Tuesday 3rd- Friday 6th September 2019


Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely summer and are ready for another great year at Summerswood!


This week we have joined in with a variety of ‘Getting to know you’ activities including circle time games and sharing snack together.

We have had fun writing our names and a sentence about our favourite things. We enjoyed talking about our holidays too!

On Thursday we had great fun outside with Mrs Ebanks and Mrs Quick completeing a Maths Trail. Using natural objects we had to make the inital of name and count the number of stones/twigs used.

We enjoyed running around the playground finding objects that were taller or smaller than us.

We have also been busy at the making table- listening and shraing equioment beautifully and have been producing amazing pictures based on the work of Corine Perier.


Year 1 will be having their Game On  lesson on Fridays and  PE lesson on Mondays so please ensure PE kits are in school and that they are labelled clearly with your child's name.


 Have a lovely weekend and we  look forward to seeing you on Thursday 12th  September for our Meet the Teacher meeting.