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Wellbeing challenge number 3

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 10:49am

Hello everyone!

Today's challenge is something that I often enjoy doing when I'm feeling a little sad or worried about something.

Today I am challenging you to cook or bake something! If you can't do it today then why not plan something to make later in the week or even at the weekend? 

Take a look at this website that has plenty of easy and healthy recipes to look or see if you can invent something that includes the contents of your fridge or cupboard

Yesterday I made these cheese scones for me and my husband to have for lunch this week (they're not very healthy but they're very tasty and it's okay to have a little treat once in a while! cheeky)

Make sure you ask an adult to help you with any cooking or cutting and don't do anything before you check it's okay!

Have fun,

Mrs Glover

A big thanks to Miss Kenwell who sent me a picture of her sunshine yesterday (pictured below), she put my drawing to shame! laugh

Year Ones home learning superstars!

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 10:07am

Here are some children from year one who have been doing some amazing learning and having lots of fun at home.

Joshua working hard at home on his maths learning. We love your new haircut Joshua!

William practicing his maths outside! Isn't learning outside in the sun lovely? (Especially in your Sonic Pyjamas)

Well done Will!

Robert looks like he's having a great time playing his igh sound family phonics game! Keep up the great work Robert!

YuXiangs been very busy practicing his phonics at home. Well Done YuXiang!


Keep up the amazing work Year one. We are super proud of you and love seeing you having so much fun with your learning at home. Well done!

Miss Riley and Miss Wolfenden x

Terrific Tuesdays! Phonics and sentence of the day

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 10:02am

Good Morning Year one!

Let's get our bodies moving this morning with a dance!

Sentence of the day

This week are improving the sentences by making them a little more exciting! Todays challenge is to think of as many words as you can to describe the Naughty Bus. How many different exciting sentences can you write that are better than mine?


Today's phonics focuses on those common exception words. Just like last week you have your common excpetion booklet in your home learning packs with lot's of activities to do. But remember there is lots of fun you can have with common excpetion words... Can you play a game of hide and seek the words, if you have chalks can you write them BIG on the floor? 

Here's a link to some games you can play on phonics play ... play the games that say HFW :)


Today is a reading comprehension day. Get comfy and read your reading comprehension from your homelearning pack. Can you answer the different questions on the back of the reading comprehension.

Dont forget to take some pictures of all the fun activities you're doing and send them to we'd love to see what you're up to ! Also if you have any questions please email us ! 

Hope you all have a lovely day !

Miss Riley x

Tuesday's maths

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 1:58pm

Tuesday 31st march 2020

Week 2 -Session 2

Number pairs to 20

Today the maths learning is going to be a challenge. Last week we practised making number pairs to 10 and this week we are going to extend it to 20. Which 2 numbers when added together make 20? 

Listen to this song and it might help you to work it out!

It is really important that the children get to  explore the different ways to make 20.  Watch this video to see how to make the pairs.

Number pairs to 20 at home

  • Give your child twenty counters (Lego bricks, past shapes, buttons, sweets) and ask them questions such as: What do you add to 13 to make 20? What do you add to 12 to make 20? Encourage them to use the counters to work it out.
  • Write a list of ten numbers then time your child to see how long it takes them to write down the other number that makes up each pair (2 and 18; 5 and 15; 4 and 16). 

Happy adding!


Monday's maths

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 1:00pm

Monday 30th March 2020

Week 2- Session 1

Number Formation to 20


I hope everybody had a lovely weekend and are ready to do some more home learning. Today we are going to focus on number formation to 20. Children in year one often confuse how to say and how to write numbers from 11-20. it would be really useful if you say each number in turn , emphasising the end sound e.g. Thirteen and ask your child to copy what you say. If the number is said incorrectly e.g. thirty instead of thirteen ask your child to say it again correctly. have a go at singing these songs to help you remember how to say them and how to write them.


Wellbeing challenge number 2

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 11:44am

Today's challenge is to draw your own sunshine then in the middle of it write or draw all the things that make you happy.

I've done one if you would like to look at it for ideas (although your drawings may be a little better than mine! laugh) and have focused on all the things I can still do or see, even while we're in this strange situation smiley.

Stay safe everyone,

Mrs Glover

Happy Monday! Phonics and literacy

Date: 29th Mar 2020 @ 7:26pm

Good Morning everyone! Can you believe it's week 2 of our home learning! Well done everyone for all of your hard work last week! We hope you also took some time to enjoy the lovely sunshine!

Don't forget that Joe Wicks is doing a P.E lesson to wake up our brains and bodies every morning at 9am (It's definitly helped me wake up!). I have been trying to get us a shout out most mornings so keep watching and keep your fingers crossed, he might just mention us!

Sentence of the day

This week we are going to do our sentence of the day a little differently.

Here's the challenge...

Everyday I will give you a sentence, it will have no mistakes but it will be a little boring. I want you to make the sentences much more exciting! They will need WOW words (adjectives) and maybe even some connectives (and,but,because). When you have made my sentence better I want you to take a picture and email it to and I will put as many pictures as I can on to the next days blog.



Todays phonics focuses on the ai vowel family - ay, ai, a-e

In your homelearning pack you have lots of words with these sounds in them and some worksheets to go with them. These are just a starting point- be creative, invent your own games. Here are a few good ones I've seen online -

phonics shoot - read a word and try and score a goal

Phonics splat - find the words and splat them

Phonics hunt - grown up says a word you need to find it in the time limit

I wonder if anyone can create their own phonics games and send them on to me.



Todays SPAG focuses on adding the suffix -ing to words. In your homelearning packs you have a worksheet to go with this, but like with the other learning this week let's remember to get active, moving around keeps your brains healthy and will stop you becoming bored (save the worksheets for then!)

Look at the different root words in your pack, what will they become when you add -ing?

Play a game of simon says can you do the actions and say the new word?

Simon says jump - I am jumping

Simon says skip - I am skipping

Can you write the sentences to match what you did?


Dont forget to take some pictures of all the fun activities you're doing and send them to we'd love to see your smiling faces ! Also if you have any questions please email us ! 

Here are our stars of the week this week! Well done boys, it's lovely to see you so busy with smiles on your faces and learning in the garden!



See you again tomorrow for some more home learning!

Miss Riley x



Health and wellbeing challenges from Mrs Glover

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 2:59pm

Hello, Mrs Glover here! 

I hope everyone is staying safe, having fun and working hard on your learning. I'm going to post a Health and Wellbeing Challenge every day for people to do if they choose to. I'll be doing them all too and posting pictures where I can. Please feel free to e-mail any pictures or comments to your home learning e-mail addresses!

Challenge number 1: Go on a mindfulness walk. Write or draw 5 things that you can see, hear, feel, smell or touch (make sure you have an adult with you if necessary and stay far way from people you may see when you're out, although you can still say a friendly hello!) You could even do this in your garden if you have one!

Here's a picture of my mindfulness walk that I went on at lunch time today!

I saw trees and water, I heard birds and rustling, I could smell different plants and I could feel the sun on my face :-)

Friday's maths

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 8:13am

Friday 27th March 2020

Session 5- Partitioning 2 digit numbers into tens and 1's

In school we teach children to use concrete objects, numbers lines, and fingers to help them add and subtract. Alongside this we also teach them to look at numbers or quantities and work out the different ways that they can be split into 2 groups. We do this so that children can quickly worki out maths problems that involve  numbers by splitting them into smaller units so they're easier to work with. Younger children quickly learn these facts and use them to quickly solve problem.

We use equipment such as numicon pieces, base tens frames and diennes to help children to understand how to split the numbers. into tens and 1's.Take a look at this video it shows you how to partition numbers using diennes.

We can do the same with numicon pieces.

Using Numicon to learn about tens and units, this is combined with ...

Have a go at working through the activities and then if you feel  confident at partitioning and fancy a challenge then play this game.













Thursday's maths

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 1:23pm

Thursday 26th March 2020

maths session 4

Focus: Subtraction with concrete objects, using a number line and subtraction problems

What does subtraction mean? Watch this video to help you remember.

The children haave been subtracting amounts using objects in class and know that when they take away/subtract they physically remove objects that can be moved and the amount will get smaller. Sometimes they forget what to do when the objects they are subtracting cannot be moved and sometimes become confused. 

In school we teach them to either cross out the amount that is being subtracted or cover the amount with their hand. The amount that is not covered ot crossed out is the amount that is left.

            Subtraction using concrete objects



Sutraction using a number line 


Remember to count back from the bigger number!

Hope you find this useful!

Please send in your home learning at




Wednesday's maths

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 2:46pm


Wednesday 25th March 2020

maths -session 3

Today we are practising number pairs to ten. Have a go at singing these songs to help you remember which two numbers add together to make ten.

Then use the numicon shapes to make 10.

8 and 2 makes 10

8 add 2 equals 10

Have a family quiz at home. Who can remember the most number facts? Email the year One teachers at and let us know. 

Tuesday math's

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 1:49pm

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Hello Year one we hope you enjoyed the number formation activities yesterday and are ready for some addition challenges today. Today you are going to add to 10 using; concrete objects, using a number line and to add amounts together to solve problems. You are going to be very busy but do not worry because you have done all this learning before. 

If you need any help with remebering how to add concrete objects together to find a total then follow this link

If you need any help with adding using a number line then have a look at this SHOW ME video

Happy adding !

Friday sentence of the day and phonics

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 11:20am

Good Morning Everyone! 

It's Friday! I hope you've had a lovely week of home learning!

Sentence of the day

Here is the last sentence of the day for this week! Can you spot all of the mistakes and write the new sentence down?

sentence of the day


Today's phonics focuses on our vowel families - a,e,i,o,u

Today we are just focusing on the ay and the ea family... - ay family - ee family

There are lots of ways to make the same sound. In the childrens home learning packs there are worksheets to support you with these sounds. You could also play games of I spy and ask the children to try the alternative spellings and find out which spelling is the correct one for the object. There are also some word card in your packs, encourage the children to read these words - this doesn't have to be a sit down activity though, get moving! The children could play hide and seek the words, relay races whilst reading the words or musical bumps - read a word when the music stops.

English writing

In school the children have been reading the book Naughty Bus. They have started to make their own buses and have thought of different Naughty things that the Bus might do! Here is a link to the story so that you can listen again!

For their writing activity we would like the children to write the story of the Naughty Bus. They can create their own little book and even make a Naughty Bus to go with it. It is important that the children are encouraged to use their phonics, capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and adjectives to make their writing interesting. We look forward to sharing the stories when we return back to school!

We hope you've had a good week of home learning. Now it's time to celebrate all that you have done!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend laugh

Miss Riley x

Thursday Sentence of the day and phonics

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 10:56am

Hello Year One! We hope you are all well and are doing lots of learning and fun activities at home!

Don't forget that Joe Wicks is doing a P.E lesson to wake up our brains and bodies every morning at 9am so if you haven't done it yet heres the link so you can join in!

Sentence of the day

Yesterdays sentence of the day had 7 mistakes! Did you manage to spot them all? Click the link to find out!

sentence of the day


Today's phonics focuses on tricky words and today we are looking at phase three tricky words. Some children know how to spell these words and are quite confident, however, they forget to use the correct spelling when writing sentences.

Here is a song to help the children to remember the tricky words - Be warned it will be stuck in your heads all day smiley

Use this video and the activity book in your folders as a starting point to help the children remember how to spell the tricky words. Try and get creative with the children with remembering the tricky words, making pictures and posters and using playdough, pasta and chalks to spell out the words are some fun and rememberable ways to help the children to remember the spellings.


Todays reading focuses on those tricky words! Here is another video just in case the children need another reminder of those words...

In your packs there is a tricky word spotter story. The children need to read the story and find all of the tricky words. Alternativley you could read another story and see how many of the tricky words you can find in that.

Dont forget to take some pictures of all the fun activities you're doing and send them to we'd love to see your smiling faces ! Also if you have any questions please email us ! 


See you again tomorrow for some more home learning!

Wednesday sentence of the day and phonics

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 10:29am

Good Morning! 

I hope you are all enjoying your home learning so far! 

Here's a little something to wake you all up this morning...

Sentence of the day

I hope you have been enjoying your sentences of the day - I am sorry about my croaky voice!

Sentence of the day


Todays phonics focus is split digraphs. You will be looking at the a-e and the e-e split digrpahs today. - a-e e-e

Use these videos as a starting point and play some games with the children. You may want to collect some items in your house and ask the children to sort them into things that have an a-e split digraph and things that have an e-e split digraph. If I spy was a hit the other day you might want to play that again. There are a-e and e-e words in your home learning packs for the children to practice reading. You may want to cut these up and place them around the house and ask the children to go on a treasure hunt for them all.

English writing - with a phonics link

The focus for todays writing is linked to the trigraph phonics that you did on Monday. The children can re watch the Geraldine the Giraffe videos to remind them of the different sounds. In your packs you have some pictures and word cards with words containing the four trigraphs on them - air, ear, ure, igh. The children can use the cards to make their own silly stories, poems or sentences.


Wishing you all a lovely Wednesday :)


Tuesday Sentence of the day and phonics

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 9:55am

Good morning Year One! 

Let's wake up and shake up our brains this morning...

Sentence of the day

Every day we will be posting a sentence of the day. The children will need to read the sentence themselves and find the corrections. They can write their corrected sentence into their special notebooks that are in the home learning packs. The following day we will post the corrected sentence so don't forget to check back in so that you can get the answers. The sentences will link with the phonics learning for that day.

sentence of the day


Today's phonics focuses on the common exception words that children need to learn in year one.

In your home learning packs you have a common exception words workbook. Use this book as a start point that the children can work through in the next few weeks to remember their common exception words. Most of the children love games like bingo to remember these words !

Reading Comprehension

The children have a reading comprehension in their home learning pack. Support them to work through this using their phonics to read any unfamiliar words.

Don't forget to carry on reading books for pleasure at this time too!

Monday sentence of the day and phonics

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 9:41am

Good morning Year One! 

I hope you all had a nice weekend and are up and ready to learn! Don't forget that Joe Wicks is doing a P.E lesson to wake up our brains and bodies every morning at 9am.

Sentence of the day

Every day we will be posting a sentence of the day. The children will need to read the sentence themselves and find the corrections. They can write their corrected sentence into their special notebooks that are in the home learning packs. The following day we will post the corrected sentence so don't forget to check back in so that you can get the answers. The sentences will link with the phonics learning for that day.

Sentence of the day


Today's phonics focuses on trigraphs (three letters that make one sound). The trigraphs are air, ear, ure and igh. - air - igh - ure - ear

Use these videos as a starting point to help the children remember the sounds. Once the children have watched the video encourage them to play a game of I spy just like Geraldine. The children can find items with the different sounds in. The children can then write labels for the items using their phonics knowledge to spell the words correctly. Once you have finished these activities there are some worksheets to match the learning in week one phonics in the home learning packs.


The focus of todays SPAG is adding the suffix -ed to a word to make it past tense. There is a worksheet in the home learning packs to support this and children can change the words from present to past tense by adding ed. The children can then write their own silly sentences using these words.


Hope you enjoy your home learning!

An Eggsellent Friday!

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 8:43am

On Friday Year 1 had an Easter Eggstravanganza! 

The children made a yummy rice krispie cake each.

They waited all afternoon to eat it!

Which made them taste even better when they did!

Then the children found out that the Easter Bunny had been into school! They searched high and low for Easter eggs!

Until at last everybody found one!

What an eggsellent day!

Monday maths

Date: 22nd Mar 2020 @ 12:51pm

Monday 23rd March 2020

maths session 1                   Focus: Number Formation

The focus of the session today is Number formation. Some of the children find it tricky, often reversing and writing numbers from the bottom. Please use the number formation sheets today to practice writing the numbers using the starting point dots to remember to write tne numbers from the top.To help the children to remember how to write the numbers correctly it might be useful to listen to the songs on the following links . I have tried to give children a variety of songs. Find the song that works for your child !

I hope you have a fantastic time singing and writing numbers.

Message from the teacher

Date: 22nd Mar 2020 @ 12:27pm

Today has been a tricky day! We have had alot of worried adults and children who are feeling very sad about the school closure. I just want to say a big thank you to the wonderful families who  have been so supportive and caring in such uncertain times.I have sent a letter to all the childrenn to help explain why they are not coming into school and tell them about their learning packs. Please take care of yourselves and I hope to see you soon.

Manchester Airport

Date: 17th Mar 2020 @ 6:07am

The children had a fantastic time visiting the airport. They watched the planes take off and land and 'had a go' at sketching the planes that they could see. They were very lucky because they got to see the Emirates A380 plane land.The children were given a tour around the visitors park and got to touch, go inside and visit the cockpit of a plane.They were given the opportunity to 'dress up' in role as pilots, firefighters, police officers and flight attendants and act out the roles of the diffferent people who work at the airport. They got to look at and stand next to Concorde and found out lots of information about the plane. The children really enjoyed the trip and have asked to go back. If you would like to visit the visitors park with your family then you can find out more information about it  if you follow this link. . They do have an Easter Egg hunt and Flight Cadet Academy planned for the Easter holidays!

Rock stars times tables practice

Date: 3rd Mar 2020 @ 8:19pm

This week the children have been learning the 2,5,and 10' times tables. They enjoyed dressing up as TT rockstars and singing lots of diffferent songs to help them remember their number facts.

They enjoyed singing songs and playing games!

if you would like to have a go and  sing songs at home click on thiis link

Wonderful Weighing !

Date: 3rd Mar 2020 @ 8:09pm

This week the children have been using the balance scales to weigh objects. They have been using comparitive language e.g. heavier, heaviest, lighter and lightest to compare the weight of objects. Then the children weighed different objects and used non-standard measures e.g. cubes to find out how many cubes each object weighed.

The children then recorded their work using pictures and symbols.They enjoyed estimating how many cubes each object weighed.















Aloha to reading!

Date: 29th Feb 2020 @ 1:29pm

The children returned back to school this week and were surprised to see that the classroom had a new reading area. The reading area has completely changed and is now a relaxing beach area where they can sit, relax and read a book of their choice, for pleasure. It is extremely popular and the children are constantly asking to read. Come and have a look when you drop your child off or collect your child at the beginning or end of the day.






Cup and ball game

Date: 23rd Feb 2020 @ 12:35pm

As part of the guided reading sessions this week the children were asked to read instructions on how to make a cup and ball game. The children read the instructions -step by step and used the collage materials from the creative area to make the game. Some of the words were really difficult to read so the children had to use their knowledge of alternate sounds to try and make sense of the words they were reading.







































































































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