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Welcome to your learning journey...


Each day, we will upload a selection of activities for different subject areas for the children to complete. Over the course of the week we will try and offer not only printed sheets but computer games, video's and activities which can be completed on plain paper if printing is not available. We are looking to include videos to demonstrate methods for maths and English where necessary too.  We know that each household's situation is different, some families may have the ability to dip into all of the learning on offer whilst others may also be working and sharing computer equipment and will have to prioritise activities. Photographs of activities, or videos of work can be uploaded to their portfolios or sent via messages to the teacher. The teachers or teaching assistants will send feedback on the children's work and will adapt activities based on what the children have and haven't understood. We will celebrate work with comments and class dojo points. The teachers at school recognise all of the challenges families are facing, please can we ask that you share with us how home schooling is going so that we can support you every step of the way.  We are all in this together!


All of this is taking some time for us to adapt to new systems so please bear with us. 

Most of all we hope the children have fun with their learning and stay safe. 


Best wishes from all of the Year 1 team. 




Today we will be learning about subtraction. Please see the information in the powerpoint to explain what you are doing and then try the activities below. 



Mindfulness focuses on paying attention to the present moment (thoughts and feelings) as well as the world around you. This can improve mental wellbeing. The link below is a guided meditation aimed at children to support relaxation and mental focus. 




This week we will begin our new English unit about winter poems. 


Today we would like you to choose some of the poems below or look through any poems that you have at home and either read them independently, with an adult or listen to an adult read them to you. You should then choose which poem was your favourite and why. Then see if you can challenge yourself to write about this using the evaluation sheet or writing your reason on paper. If you would prefer to talk about which one if your favourite and why then you could do this instead.  




We are learning to:

  • distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
  • identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock


Read the letter from Morris the magpie who needs our help, things have been going wrong in the place he lives and he needs us to use our knowledge of materials to help him. (Letter attached below)


Read together the story Messy magpie (ppt link below) read up to page 10.


Can you look closely at the pictures and find out what Morris has been collecting? Can you name the items and the materials they are made out of?

Why not have a look at the materials powerpoint below to find out the different types of materials to help you. 


Then go on a material hunt around your house to find and name different materials. There is a sheet below which you could print or draw onto paper or complete on a whiteboard. Make a list or draw a picture for each of the materials.  

Mrs Heald's class began some of this work on Monday naming different types of materials but haven't completed their material hunt yet. Have fun!