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SCHOOL CLOSURE - WB. 4.5.20 AND WB. 11.5.20


Hello everyone,


I can't believe it is May already! I have left up the work from the previous weeks as well as your 'project' work for this term. Please don't worry about doing it all, you are all doing so well and just try your best. I am so proud of you all and I miss you al! Remember if you have any questions or would like to share any work with me my email is I could put any work on our class blog! 


Just thought I would update you all on what we will be doing over the next few weeks. As a school, we have now decided to use two main resources - White Rose Maths and BBC Bitesize daily lessons. The links to both will be below.       


White Rose maths obviously focuses on maths, giving daily lessons. It also has videos explaining the methods, how to work things out and the answers to the questions. This is an excellent online resource which we feel the children will enjoy completing.


BBC Bitesize gives you daily Maths and English lessons as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.


Again, just do as much as you can. Hope you are all well and keeping safe (and are not too bored!).


See you all soon,


Mrs Doyle 

Local History Summer term 1


This term in school we would also be looking at our local area and the history of our town-Stone. I have some ideas for activities for the children to complete at home- any questions please email me. 


  • Talk to grandparents or older relatives about your local area, what has changed? What has stayed the same?
  • Look for old buildings on your daily walk- how old are these buildings and how do you know? What are they used for? Were they ever used for anything different? Maybe you could sketch a few of them.
  • Research using books or the internet as much as you can about Stone.
  • Draw a map of your town, include all your important places on there like your house and school.
  • Make a timeline on the history of Stone.
  • Use Google maps to find Stone- can you find your house?
  • Create a list of top facts about Stone or even a factfile!




Poetry 29/4/20

This term we will be looking a lot at poetry, in particular poems about nature. I have attached a few of my favourites below but please look at home or on the internet to find some more, maybe collect a few of your favourites.


Read the poems below and think about:

Which poem is your favourite and why?

Do all the poems use rhyming words? Can you make a list of the rhyming word pairs?

Can you find all the adjectives in the poems?


Can you write a poem about something that lives in your garden or near your house? Use lots of adjectives and remember to use your 5 senses. 


Please email me and poems if you can :)

Nature poems

Year 1 Class project

In class we have been reading stories about bears:

  • Goldilocks and the three bears
  • Biscuit bear
  • We’re going on a bear hunt

For a project, I would like to research a type of bear of their choice. This can be done as a presentation, on paper like a mini-book, a poster or fact file. I would like them to think about:

Where is this bear found in the world?

What is its habitat?

What does it eat?

Is it endangered?


Please continue to read with the children at home as often as you can.

For phonics I have attached daily lists of sounds to practice (I am aware that some children may have learnt these at school) with each sound is a list of words. Practice reading and spelling these words as well as putting them in a sentence.

A further activity, can children spot any of these spelling patterns around the house? For example ay you might find crayon or tray.

I have also attached a list of the year 1 tricky words to practice, most children will already have these on their keyrings.

I will upload new phonic lists fortnightly if needed.

All these videos are great for literacy home learning:

Spellings and phonics


Children all should have log-ins to time table rockstar, this can be used to practice their 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s.

At home would children be able to continue:

  • Adding tens to two-digit numbers.
  • Subtracting tens from two-digit numbers.
  • Counting on in 2s, 5s, and 10s to 100 and back.
  • Counting in 3s to 30 and back.

To build on our learning this term I have also attached some worksheets, which focus on tens and ones.

On our return we will be working on shape. Can the children find any 2D or 3D shapes around the home? They could draw them or take photographs of them and label the shapes. How many sides/edges does it have? How many corners? How many faces?


This term we have been learning about animals.

Here are a few ideas to try around the home:

  • What living things can you find in and around the home?
  • Can children make a food chain or life cycle for an animal of their choice?
  • Draw and label pictures of an animal of their choice
  • If the children have a pet at home they could write a guide on how to look after it.


This term we have been learning about the different continents and seas of the world. This will link to our class project.  At home find and locate the different continents and seas using atlases, maps, globes or even Google Earth.

Seasons and weather is always a focus in year one. I have attached a weather diary for the children to keep and update daily. But they can use their own format if preferred.

Weather diary


There have been lots of to-dos added to all children’s Purple Mash accounts, these also link to our previous learning. All log-ins are in the back of the children's reading diary. 


Next term we will be reading a lot about space, children could in preparation research a famous astronaut.



Lots of ideas here that link to our topic this term.

Can children create their own mythical animal using different parts of a range of animals?

Please can children draw an animal of their choice on a 5cm x 5cm space for a whole-class collage.

Design and technology

Can children design and make their own biscuit bears at home? 

I have also attached a craft pack full of Spring craft ideas.

Spring crafts

Welcome to Year One!


Class teacher - Mrs Doyle

TAs - Mrs Castell-Boote & Miss Barker


PE day is Monday with Mrs Roberts

Library lunch slot is Thursday


Year 1 start Forest School on Monday 13th January.

Group A will be the first group to go on 13th January and Group B will start the following week.

Children will be taught by Mrs Potts from Oulton and will be accompanied by Mrs Hodson (who will drive the minibus) and parent helpers - all will be DBS checked.

Please send children to school in their Forest School clothes.

Remember to wrap up warm with plenty of layers - lots of thinner clothes are better than one thicker layer. Please avoid thick jogging bottoms and jeans. 

Waterproof coats and trousers are useful as the children will be going to Forest School even if it is raining. 

Children are encouraged to explore all aspects of the outdoors and will be allowed to splash around in puddles, etc. They will get dirty so it is a good idea to have a spare set of clothes in school so that they can change before they come home.


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