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Working Together To Be The Best We Can Be

Year 1

to Year 1

"Working Together To Be The Best We Can Be"






The Year 1 team would like to welcome you to our Year 1 page.

Here you will find lots of information about all the fun things Class 6 and Class 7 are learning about as well as homework and some useful information to support our learning.



Meet the teaching team


Mrs Hatton, Mrs Boyle and Mrs Matchett are pleased to be the teachers working in Year 1 this year supported by Mrs French and Mrs Wilkes.


We are really looking forward to an exciting year working with the Year 1 children and parents/carers.

Summer Break

The Year 1 Team would like to say a huge well done for all the learning you have been doing at home. We have loved hearing from you and seeing photos of the things you have been doing. We all hope that you will continue your learning journey over the Summer break.  

Remember to try to read everyday. 

Keep a diary and write a sentence about what you have been doing everyday.

Have lots of fun.

Please use the links below to support your learning.




Oxford Owls.

Reading scheme books levelled by age or colour band similar to those we use in school.


 FREE differentiated materials including ebooks, spelling lists, activities and flash cards.

Communication and vocabulary is promoted whilst learning about the natural world. 


Fun stories and  activities to share.

Bedtime stories


                                                                   Alphablocks                                      Phonics games


Phonics Play to practise reading using phonic knowledge.

Practical fun activities linked to all areas of learning

Maths Activities

This is the scheme we use in school. Here are some great learning activities. 


This is the maths scheme we use at school.

Oxford owl online maths games.

Online maths games.


The government has also produced a list of quality resources to use for home learning purposes.


Your Mindful Garden gives children three daily activities to complete, each one addressing a different aspect of mindfulness: focus, creative and calm. After playing they get a reward for their special mindfulness tree, which will then go to sleep ready to wake for the next day’s session.

Lots of yoga adventures for you to try.



We have really enjoyed seeing the learning that you have been doing at home. 

Please remember to send any pictures or videos you would like us to see to the class blog where your friends will see them too, (you will have received your login details by text)

or to your class email: or









You may be interested in this informative book for children. Illustrated by Gruffalo co-creator Axel Scheffler. The book, which is free to read on screen or to print out, explains what the coronavirus is and the measures taken to control it. It answers key questions in simple language appropriate for children aged between 5 and 9.

Our theme for this term is........



Home Learning. Week Beginning 13.7.20

On the beach

This weeks story is Sharing A Shell By Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.


What did the crab want?

Where did he find an empty shell?

How did the anemone help the crab?

What did the brushworm promise to do if they let him share the shell?

Why was the crab fed up of sharing his shell?

What makes them change their minds and decide to share a shell again?


Rhyme Time.

Did you notice that Sharing A Shell contains lots of rhyming words?

Can you find all the words that rhyme with sea?

Can you think of any more?

(Remember that they need to have the long vowel ee phoneme at the end of the word to rhyme with sea.)


Can you sort all your words into different spelling choices.

e    ea    ee    ey     y           



Rock Pools

Where would you find a rock pool?

What plant and animal life are found in rock pools.

Discover rock pools by clicking on the images.


Can you draw and label your own rock pool?


You could make a model of a rock pool.




Hermit Crabs

What do you know about crabs?

Did you know that the crab in the story is a hermit crab?

Click the images to find out all about them.


Hermit crabs.

Can you write 4 sentences about hermit crabs?

Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.



Different spelling choices for the 'c' phoneme.

Look at the pictures and see is you can write the word. Click the image for a printable version.


Crab arts and crafts.



Click for instructions.


Maths Time.

Daily lessons from White Rose Maths.

Lesson 1 - Time to the hour.

Lesson 2 - Time to the half hour

Lesson 3 - Writing time.

Lesson 4 - Comparing time.

Lesson 5 - The Friday maths challenge.

Don't forget that you can get extra practise on BBC Bitesize daily lessons by following the link on White Rose Maths.

Printable resources are also available on Classroom Secrets and twinkl.

Amazon are also offering White Rose Maths resources for kindle for free,

You may find it useful this week to make a simple clock face from a paper plate or card circle. Make two hands and get your child to set the two hands to make a given time. ( Make sure there is a clear difference in length between the hour and minute hands)


Solve the addition problems as quickly as you can.


Making comparisons




What things would you see at the seaside?





What things would you see in Warsop?

How is Warsop different to a seaside town?

Write some sentences to compare the two locations.

Eg, I would see the pier in Skegness but I wouldn't see the pier in Warsop.



Caring for our beaches.


How can you make a difference when you visit the seaside?

Design a poster to encourage people to use less plastic and keep our beaches clean so that the marine life doesn't suffer.


Cosmic yoga. Calypso the flamingo.



Home Learning. Week Beginning 6.7.20

Under the sea.

Our story this week is Tiddler.

What sea creatures did Tiddler say he had met?

Who did Tiddler say had let him out of the treasure chest?

Who is the teacher in the story?

Who loved Tiddler's stories?

What happened to Tiddler's stories when Little Johnny Dory told his Granny?

Why was there a net in the sea?

Why did Tiddler get lost?

How did Tiddler find his way home?

What do you think?

Why do you think Tiddler made up stories when he was late for school?

How do you think he felt when he was late for school?

Why is it important to get to school on time?

What advice would you give Tiddler to encourage him to get to school on time?



Rhyme Time

Can you spot the rhyming words in the story of Tiddler?


Make a list of words that rhyme with late.

Wh words.

What wh words can you write? Can you make a list of wh words?

Ask a question.

Have you noticed that lots of question words start with wh?

Tiddler met a whale in the story. This week we are finding out all about whales.

What questions can you ask about whales?

Write your questions down.

Remember to start your question with a question word and end your question with a question mark.


Use these books to find out all about blue whales.






Using the information that you found out can you make a poster all about blue whales.

If you want a printable version of the poster click on the star or you can make your own.


Joining two sentences with the word 'and'.


The second capital letter is now lower case and the full stop has been replaced by 'and'.

Can you join two sentences using the word 'and'.

Maths time.

This weeks lessons are all about fractions.

Lesson 1 - Finding half of shapes.

Lesson 2 - Finding half of an amount.

Lesson 3 - Finding a quarter of a shape.

Lesson 4 - Finding a quarter of an amount.

Lesson 5 - The Friday maths challenge.


Don't forget that you can get extra practise on BBC Bitesize daily lessons by following the link on White Rose Maths.

Printable resources are also available on Classroom Secrets and twinkl.

Amazon are also offering White Rose Maths resources for kindle for free.


Under the sea art ideas.


Click on the pictures for instructions.


Cosmic Kids Yoga -Popcorn the dolphin.







Home learning. Week beginning 29.6.20

Into the African Savannah




This week's story is about a lion cub and the animals where he lives in the savannah.

What other animals might you see on the African savannah?

How do you think the other animals felt when the adult male lion roared?

 Click the image to hear the lion roar.

What did the lion cub like to do?

Why did the lioness leave the lion cub at sunset?



Here are two more stories about the African savanna and what happens when the people and animals

are waiting for the rainy season to come.




Why is rain so important to those that live on the African Savannah?



Phonics fun Looking at or


                                                                          au and aw                      Reading or words with

                                                                                                      different spelling choices


Choose 5 or words that have different spelling choices for the or phoneme and write a sentence using each one.

Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops,




Where is Africa?

Find out about the continent of Africa with the Go-Jetters.

The Savannah




Use these links to find out more about the savannah and the animals who live there.

Can you name some of the animals that live on the African Savannah?

Can you sort them into different groups in different ways?

When is the sun at it's hottest?

What do the animals do then?



Why not try some African Savannah silhouette art?

You could use crayons, pastels, paint or whatever you have available.




Problem solving


Food Chains.


  Use your knowledge about the savannah and the animals which live there to play this game.







Click the links to find out about lions.

Can you make a fact file about lions?





                           Click the image for lots of ideas linked to lions.




Be an animal detective.

I am a very large animal.

I have big ears.

My skin is grey, rough and wrinkly.

I have a long trunk.

What am I?

Did you guess? I am an elephant.

Can you write your own clues for an animal that lives on the savannah? 

Can your grown up guess the animal you have written about?     



Daily lessons from White Rose Maths.

Lesson 1 - Ordering numbers to 100.

Lesson 2 - Recognising coins.

Lesson 3 - Recognising notes

Lesson 4 - Counting coins

Lesson 5 - The Friday maths challenge.

Don't forget that you can get extra practise on BBC Bitesize daily lessons by following the link on White Rose Maths.

Printable resources are also available on Classroom Secrets and twinkl.

Amazon are also offering White Rose Maths resources for kindle for free,


Cosmic yoga - Lulu the baby lioness





Home Learning . Week Beginning 22.6.20

Into the desert.

Our story this week is Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett

Where does Sunny live?

Why does Sunny want to find somewhere else to live?

Who did he visit?

What did he learn from his visits?

On which day did Sunny arrive home?



The Desert


                       What is a desert habitat?                                   Where are hot deserts found?

Use the above links to find out about deserts?

Are all deserts hot?

Can you explain to another person what a desert is?




Can you name some animals that live in the desert?

Can you sort the desert animals into groups?

(mammal, bird, fish, amphibian. reptile. insect)





Find out all about meerkats.

What do they look like? How big are they? Where do they live?

What do they eat?  How long do they live? What is a group of meerkats called?


Write 5 sentences about meerkats. Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.



Learn eer,ear and ere

Can you make a list of words for each spelling pattern?


Did you learn that a meerkat is a member of the mongoose family?

In the story Sunny meets lots of different types of mongoose.

How are they different?


                 Dwarf Mongoose                      Banded Mongoose                    Liberian Mongoose                 Indian Grey Mongoose

What did Sunny like or dislike about staying with each one?



Adding the prefix un.

Sunny was not happy so we can say he was unhappy.

Add the prefix un to these words and draw a picture to show what they mean.






Camels also live in the desert and their bodies have adapted to enable them to survive.

Click the image to find out about camels.

Desert in a box.


You could have a go at making your own desert scene in a box.


Draw a meerkat


Alan the Camel - Cosmic Yoga fun.

Click on the image and get yourself moving.



You saw in the story how Sunny sent a postcard home from wherever he visited.




Imagine you are visiting the desert and you are writing a postcard to one of your family.

What might you have seen and done? Think about all the things you have learned about the desert.

Remember we would love to see your work either on the class blog or by email.


Why meerkat is always on the lookout.






This week's White Rose Maths introduces the children to numbers to 100.







On Monday the children will look carefully at the 100 square and how it works.

On Tuesday we will partition numbers into tens and units.

On Wednesday and Thursday the children will compare numbers, identifying which are the biggest or smallest, using the language less than, more than and equal to.

Friday, of course, is challenge day.










Home Learning. Week beginning 15.6.20

Into the polar regions.

Our book this week is Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

Click on the picture to read along.





Where do polar bears live?



          What is a polar                           Where are the polar

                 habitat?                           regions of the Arctic and

                                                                    Antarctica ?

What clothes would you need to wear in the polar regions?

Draw a picture of yourself in a polar region and label the clothes you would need to wear.



Find out about Polar Bears.


Can you make a fact file about polar bears.






Click the pictures to revise the ar phoneme.

Can you write 5 sentences using ar words?


Can you add ing to these words?

snow              walk

 jump               crack

climb               read

Can you use your ing words to write some sentences?





What other animals live in the Arctic?


Can you make a list of animals that live in the Arctic?  

Can you sort the animals into groups? ( birds, mammals.insects, fish, reptiles, amphibians) What do you notice?

Can you find out if the animals are herbivores, carnivores or omnivores? What do you notice?


Can you write your own version of Polar Bear, Polar Bear, what do you hear? Use animals that live in the Arctic. Think about the sounds the will make.

Eg. Polar bear, polar bear, what do you hear?

I hear a snow fox howling in my ear.

Snow fox, snow fox, what do you hear?...........


Caring for our world.




What is happening to the polar regions? Do you know how this is affecting the animals that live there?

What can humans do to make a difference?

What can you do to try and make sure that polar bears don't disappear from our world? 



Join Andy and enjoy a wild workout.


Inuit People


It’s not just animals that live in the Arctic. There are people who live there too!


 Click on the picture below to find out about Inuit People.



Before you watch the Inuit story below, think of a time where an older relative in your family has taught you how to do something new.  Perhaps a Grandparent has taught you how to bake something or how to knit? Perhaps you have an older relative who has shown you how to grow things in the garden?


 How did you feel when that older relative or friend was teaching you this new thing?  Why do you think they wanted to show you how to do this thing?


With all of this in mind, let's listen to this story about an Inuit family called "Fishing with Grandma" by Susan Avingaq and Maren Vsetula.


Click on the picture below to go to the story.





 1. Now we know a little bit more about the way Inuit people live from the fact file, what might Grandma use the seal skin for that is on her lap?

2. Why is fall/Autumn a good time to jig (make a hole) in the ice?

3. What do you think "bundle up" means? Why were they pleased Grandma had told them to do it?

4. How did Grandma test the ice to see if it was safe to go on?

5. Can you think of 2 or 3 things from the story that tells us that Grandma has been fishing many times before?

6. Why do you think Grandma wanted to show the children the new skill of fishing?








Peter Irniq is an Inuit artist and sculptor. He uses rocks to create his sculptures. Why not have a go yourself?




Kenojauk Ashevak is another Inuit artist. She liked to create paintings of wildlife and particularly birds.




Look carefully at these Inuit artworks, perhaps you could create a picture of a polar animals using this style.





Get crafty with these art ideas.




Click on the pictures for instructions.






This week's White Rose Maths is about using arrays and groups in our maths work.

In lesson one we are finding out about making arrays and how they link with the skip counting we were doing last week.

On Tuesday we will be finding out how to make doubles and how to use them in our maths work.

Our third lesson of the week is about making equal groups or sharing.

In Thursday's lesson we will find out how to make equal groups to use in our maths work.

The final lesson of the week is, of course, the Friday challenge.





Home learning. Week beginning 8.6.20

Into the rainforest.

Click on the picture to listen to the story of The Great Kapok Tree.


Can you answer these questions about the story?

What lulled the man to sleep?

What animals spoke to the man while he was asleep?

Why don't they want him to cut down the tree? Can you list the reasons?

What did the man see when he awoke?

What did the man do at the end of the story?

Why do you think he made that choice?

Why did the author write the book?




Words instead of said.

Did you notice in the story that each animal spoke to the man in a different way?

Instead of using the word said the author used different words.

                        The snake hissed in his ear.                                                                       The macaw squawked in his ear.


Can you remember any of the other ways the animals spoke to the man? Make a list of words the author used instead of said.


Use your words in a sentence, Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.






Did you notice that the animals called the man Senor. Do you know why? Senor is a Spanish word and it means Sir. The animals use the word senor because they are speaking in Spanish to him.

The rainforest is not in Spain though, but in a country called Brazil in South America. Can you find it on a map or a globe if you have one? In Brazil the people speak Spanish.

Can you learn some Spanish? Perhaps you could learn how to say hello, goodbye, goodnight, please and thank you. Or maybe you could learn to count. Click on the picture to find out what happened when Papo the parrot visited a school in Spain. There are also apps that you could use to help you. 






Long vowel igh phoneme


                                      Tree porcupine


Click on the picture.

Learn about different ways to make the long vowel igh phoneme


Use the table to help you make word lists for the long igh phoneme or

click on the image to print to print the sheet on twinkl.


Where is the Amazon Rainforest? Can you find it on a map?

Which is your favourite animal that lives in the rainforest?

Find out all about your favourite animal?

Make a book all about your favourite animal. 


Write down these headings - mammal, bird, insect, reptile, amphibian.

Can you put the creatures from the story into the correct category?


Find out about the kapok tree.



Click on the picture to find out about the kapok tree.

Can you draw a kapok tree and write 5 sentences about it.



Caring for our world.

Can you remember why the rainforest is important to everyone in the world?

Click on the image to find out why the rainforest is important to the whole world.





These posters have all been made to remind people of how important the rainforest is.

Can you design your own poster? Don't forget to share your work on the class blog.


The Rainforest Alliance. Click to find games and activities.




Getting Creative



Click on the image for instructions how to make a rainforest diorama or a collage.





Click the pictures to learn about the rainforest.


Cosmic Yoga - Stezzi the parrot

Click to join in with cosmic yoga.



Here are some more rainforest stories to enjoy.




Click on the pictures to hear the stories.




This week's White Rose Maths covers counting in different ways.

In the first lesson  the children will be learning about counting in two's and how to apply this.

The second and third lessons cover counting in fives and tens.

On Thursday the children will be taught about adding equal groups or repeated addition;

                    For example: 4 equal groups of 3


This lesson will lead into work on multiplication.

The Friday lesson is the weekly Challenge Lesson. 




Home Learning Week beginning 1.6.20

Into the woodland.

This week we are going to be exploring the wonderful story of

The Gruffalo.



Click the image to watch the animation of                                Click the image to listen to The Gruffalo story and song

The Gruffalo.


Have you noticed that The Gruffalo is a rhyming text?

Words that rhyme have the same sound.


Get moving a learn about rhyming words.



Listen to the story of The Gruffalo again and see if you can spot the words that rhyme.


Can you make a list of words that rhyme with snake.

Use the words to write funny sentences.

Eg.  The snake saw a drake as he munched on the cake.                                    



We can make the long vowel a with different spelling choices.

a, ai, ay, a-e.

Click on the picture to learn about long vowel a.


Can you make a list of words for each spelling choice?







Story maps can help us to remember the order of the story.

Can you draw your own story map of The Gruffalo Story?

You can then use your story map to retell the story to your adult.



In the story of The Gruffalo the author uses lots of adjectives to describe the Gruffalo.


Can you draw a picture of The Gruffalo and label it with nouns and adjectives?

(Remember nouns are naming words and adjectives are describing words)


Can you write a description of The Gruffalo using the words you have gathered?






We can sort animals into different groups. This is called classification.


Click on the image to hear a song to                                                   Click on the image to find out about 

help you to learn the different                                                           sorting animals into groups and food chains.

animal groups.



Can you name the different animals in The Gruffalo story?

Can you find out which animal group the animals in The Gruffalo belong to?

Do some research and find out where each animal lives, what it looks like, how it moves, what it eats. how it cares for it's babies and what the babies are called.







Food Chains


Click on the image to find out about food chains.


Can you choose one of the animals from the story and draw their food chain?





Why not have a go at making your own food chain art?






The Gruffalo story is set in the woodland.

What things would you expect to see in a woodland?

If you can either go to a wood for a walk or think about when you have visited a woodland.

Click to find out about woodlands.

Draw a picture of a woodland including all the things you might find there. Use your phonic knowledge to add labels.



You will see lots of trees in a woodland.

Do you know the names of any trees. Which clues help us to identify different sorts of trees?

When you go for a walk see if you can spot different sorts of trees. You could take a photograph of each sort of tree that you see and then do some research to find out the type of tree you saw.


The Woodland Trust has a free app to help you to identify trees. Click on the image to find out about the app.


Trees can also be sorted into two categories,

Coniferous and deciduous.

Click the image to learn the difference.


The Wildlife Trust is a grassroots movement that believes we need nature and it needs us. More than 850,000 members and 35,000 volunteers work together with their Wildlife Trust to make their local area wilder and make nature part of life, for everyone.

Every Wildlife Trust is an independent charity.

We’d love you to join us.


Why not try the 30 day wildlife challenge for June?




Click the picture for step by step instructions to help you to draw a tree.


Explore ideas for creating a picture of a tree.





Are you looking for some new stories to share with your family?

On Storyline Online there are a selection of stories read for you by some people you may recognise from film or television.





This week's learning from White Rose Maths is about measuring mass.

This first two lessons are about using balance scales to weigh objects and compare their mass.

Lesson 3 introduces the concept of capacity and volume.

Lesson 4 continues on to measuring capacity.

Friday's lesson is the weekly maths challenge.

The activities this week are quite practical, we hope you enjoy them.






Keeping fit and active.

Here is a list of websites that you can use to help keep you moving. Have fun.


Week beginning 25.5.20

Mrs Hatton, Mrs Matchett, Mrs Boyle, Mrs French and Mrs Wilkes

send our best wishes for a safe and happy half term break.

We look forward to continuing our learning journey on 

Monday 1st June.

Remember to keep reading.


Lots of links to different reading materials can be found further down this page.






Home learning. Week beginning 18.5.20.Click on the picture and watch Series 3 episode 4,

Spring greens and lavender.







How is the lavender plant different in Spring from how it looks in the summer?

Why did the farmer need to get rid of the weeds?

What does the word dormant mean?

What colour are the flowers on the lavender plant?


Have a go at sketching the lavender plant.

The children helped the farmer to plant the lavender plugs ready to sell.


These instructions are muddled up. Can you put them in the correct order?

Pat the compost down.

Water the lavender plugs.

Label the lavender.

Fill up the pots with compost.

Send to the shops.

Put the plug in.

Poke a hole in the compost.






Different trees have different barks.

What does the bark of a tree feel like? Can you describe it?


Try making rubbings of tree barks using a wax crayon.

You can also make rubbings of leaves.





What is the weather like in Spring time?

How does this weather help the plants?

Why is Spring weather important for the animals?

What does the word hibernate mean?


Click on the picture to learn about some animals that hibernate.

Click on the image to do a quiz all about hibernating animals.



What was JB doing at the city farm in London?

What did the children want to make?

What did they need to find?

Where did they find the eggs?

What did the kale look like?

How did they harvest the chard?

What did the salad leaves taste like?

How did they make the omelette?


Have a go at making an omelette with your grown up. What do you like to put in yours? 



I spy Spring.

Did you listen to the poem I spy Spring? What have you spotted in Spring time?


Can you write your own poem like Storms. Don't forget to include lots of adjectives.(describing words)

I spy yellow daffodils nodding in the breeze.

I spy ...........




Spring Greens.

What was Sarah the farmer growing in her fields under the nets?

Why are they called spring greens? How did the children choose which ones to harvest>

How are the spring greens different to cabbage?

What happens to the roots?

Click on the picture to practise the ng phoneme.





Can you remember where flour comes from? What is flour used for?

Click on the picture to listen to the story of The Little Red Hen.

What were the children making with the flour? What did they add to the flour to make the dough?

What does the word kneading mean? What happened to the dough in the prover? Why?

After they had rolled out the dough what did the children put on top?

What would you put on a pizza if you made one?


Design your own pizza and label your toppings.




Did you spot the word kneading? It starts with a silent k so we only hear the n. Read the words and then click on the picture to hear a song to help you to remember this spelling choice.




Click on the picture and watch Series 3 Episode 5.

Potatoes and buffalo


Why were the buffalo indoors?

What is the difference between a buffalo and a cow?

How was the buffalo milk different to cows milk? What do they make from the buffalo milk?




Click on the picture to learn about the oa phoneme.


Click on the picture to learn about oa, oe, o and o-e.


Click on the glow worm to learn about the ow phoneme.


Can you make a list of word for each spelling choice for the oa phoneme.

oa   oe   o   o-e   ow

Write a sentence for one word from each list. Don't forget capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.




What is the U.K. biggest crop?

Why is grass so important?

Which animals like to hide in the grass?

Can you find some grass and see what you can find hiding?





Adding the suffix er and est.

We can make comparisons by adding the suffixes er and est to words.


Add er and est to these root words to make new words. Can you draw pictures to illustrate your words?









Why did Storm have food scraps? What happens in a compost bin? What did they use the compost for?

Why are worms good for the garden? What did the worms look and feel like?

How did the children make a wormery? Why don't you have a go at making one yourself?


Click on the image for instructions to make your own wormery.


Did you listen to the butterfly poem?


Click on the picture to hear Eric Carle read The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


Can you find out about the lifecycle of a butterfly?

Draw and label it.


Can you draw a butterfly?


Have you noticed that butterflies are symmetrical? That means that each half is the same. 



Click on the picture to play symmetry matching games.




What did the seed potatoes look like?

What time of year does the farmer plant the potatoes?

What did the first machine do?

What does a destoner do?

How did the potato planter work?

How long does the farmer have to wait until he can harvest the potatoes?


Think of all the things that are made from potatoes.







Can you have a go at this spring artwork? The trick is to use different ways of creating art for each bit of the picture. You can use what ever you may have at home. Here is an example:

  •  a sponge to do dab the yellow and different shades of green paint for the background? Do you know what two colours mix to make green? 
  • wax crayons or pencil crayons for the branches and flowers attached 
  • cut out bits of recycled paper or card for the birds and the nest. 


Remember this is your art work so it is up to you how you do it. You could even do a different bit of the picture on each day throughout the week. Just try your best, have a go and have fun!

      This week's learning is about measurement.

Day 1-comparing length and height

Day 2-measuring length and height with other objects.

Day 3-measuring length and height with a ruler.

Day 4-weight and mass.

day 5-The Friday maths challenge.


Remember that these videos are linked to supplementary activities and programmes on bbc bitesize.



Home learning. Week beginning 11.5.20.


   Click on the picture to watch Series 3 Episode 2.                                                  Cows in Spring and Cauliflowers. 




What was the farmer planting?

What did he use to plant the cauliflower? How did the children plant the cauliflower?

What did he cover the plants with? Why?

What happens to the cauliflower after it is harvested?

What did the farmer give the children to eat?


 Make a list of vegetables. Tick the ones that you like the taste of and cross the ones that you don't like the taste of. Do you have more ticks than crosses?




What are these?

What does the farmer use them for?

When the farmer  plants them what do they need so that they can begin to grow?

What happens to the seeds once they are planted?

Which part grows up?

Which part grows down?

Why does the seedling break through the soil?

What is germination?


Can you plant some seeds in a jam jar so that you can watch them begin to germinate? You could keep a plant diary and make a note of how the seed changes. You could also take photographs or draw pictures to show the changes.



What were the children building?

Why did they make the doorway so high up?

Why did they use waterproof paint?


What is an owl pellet?

What did the children do with the pellets? Why?

Where did they put the finished bird box?

 Click on the picture to find out about owls.



Why not find out all about owls and make your own fact file about them?







Click on the book cover to enjoy listening to the story.



  Click on the picture to investigate the ow phoneme.



 Click on the picture to investigate ou and ow words.



Can  you make a list of words containing the ow and the ou spelling pattern? Can you choose words from your list and write some sentences using those words? Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.





Click on the picture to find interactive maths games.




Can you remember why the cows were being washed?

What do the cows eat in Winter and early Spring?



What was used to make the compost?

Where did the waste come from?

Why do farmers need compost? 

What does the shredder do?

Why do they add liquid?



Why did they need to find out the temperature of the compost?

What did they have to do to the compost if it got too hot?



   Click on the picture to Watch Series 3 Episode 3

                       Radishes and Farmers.




What sort of vegetable is a radish? 

Can you name any other root vegetables?

What do radishes taste like?

How long did it take the radishes to grow?

Why did they grow so quickly?

How were the radishes harvested? What happens to the radishes after they are harvested?


Plural means more than one



            one radish                                              four radishes        




Can you write the plural of these nouns?

cup - ______

apple - _______

bee - ______

glass - _______

brush - _______

car - _____

flower - _______

bunch - _______

Can you write  4  sentences  using both the singular and plural form of your chosen nouns?






 Click on the image to get moving and practise your spelling and grammar at the same time.



How do birds take care of their eggs? What does incubation mean?

How long does a bluetit have to sit on her eggs until they hatch?



How long does the sparrow hawk have to sit on her eggs until they hatch?




What was the first job that the farmer did with the children?

What was in the buckets for the pigs? How old were the pigs?

Which other animals did the farmer check on?

What job did the children do to help to care for the goats?

What do farmers do when they go to the market?

How did the farmer let the auctioneer know that he wanted to buy the animals?



What were the children learning to build? What did they use? 

What did the children have to think about when choosing a place for their shelter?

Why do some animals need to build shelters?


These children have built a small shelter in their garden.


Can you design and build your own shelter to protect a small animal?

What can you use? (lego, bricks,twigs, soil?)

How will you test that your shelter is strong enough?




 It should be noted that the White Rose Maths work sheets are not offered free from this week. However if you follow the link to bbc bitesize you will find other activities which link to the day's learning and also a further link to the Classroom Secrets website which offers appropriate worksheets.  


This week Day One revisits making ten. Remember number bonds to ten? Well, this week they are going to be needed as they are put to use in addition problems.


Day Two revisits subtraction within 20.


Day Three introduces the children to thinking about and using a methodical approach to solving a word problem. 


Day Four uses what the children have previously learned about comparing numbers to compare number sentences.


Day Five is the weekly Maths Challenge.





There are lots of rules when changing words from singular to plural.



We are going to look at just two of the rules





Home learning Week beginning 4.5.20

 Click on the picture and watch Series 2 Episode 5 and Series 3 Episode 1.






Down on the farm.

  An English farm in 1912.



  An English farm from recent times.


What can you see that is the same or different about these two pictures? What things have changed and what has stayed the same since 1912?


Nouns are naming words.(Eg. chair, table, leaf)  Remember a noun is the name of a person, place or thing.

Can you make a list of nouns that you can find in the picture? Why not ask others from your family to have a look and make their own list. Have they got the same answers as you? Who can find the most things?






What was Storm trying to do at the beginning of the programme? Why did she have a problem?

Who are Holly and Ivy? What do they do to help on the farm?

Can you remember the instructions the farmer gave to the horses to direct them?

Come on in = turn left

Get over = turn right

Whoa = stop.




Click on the left and right sign to find out more about giving directions.




Click on Hip Hop Granny to get moving and learn more about directions.



Can you give directions to your adult to get from one place in your home to another place in your home?






What is the name of the flowers that can often be seen growing in the forest at this time of year?

What shape are the flowers?

What colour are the petals?




Can you investigate the oo phoneme? Make a list of words with the oo, ew, ue, u and u_e spelling choices.

Click on the picture and watch this alphablocks episode to help you.





The children looked at chicks.

One day old chick.


Three weeks old.

How have the chicks changed? Can you think of some words to describe the one day old chick? Can you think of some words to describe the three weeks old chicks?


Can you use your words to write a comparison of the one day old chick and the three weeks old chicks?



Get crafty

Click on the image for instructions for chick themed paper crafts.



Where was the tea farm?


Which part of the plant did they use to make the tea? 

What did they have to do to the leaves before they could make a cup of tea?


Can you think of any other leaves that we use for food or drink? Can you make a list? 




Click on the picture and watch the video that explains the life cycle of the frog.



Can you draw and label your own life cycle of a frog?


Click on the picture to see instructions to make a paper frog. If you haven't got any green paper you can use white paper and add colour using crayons or felt tips.



Where were the duck eggs that the children were looking at? Why were they kept in an incubator?

How long had they been in the incubator? How many more days did the children have to wait until the ducklings hatched?



How old were the ducklings the children saw? 

How did the children care for the ducklings?



What was the farmer planting? Why did the farmer use a computer to help him to plant the barley?



What is barley used for?




Click on the picture to find out how chocolate is made?


What is a chocolatier? 

What did the children learn to make? Why did the moulds have to be spun around? 

What did the children do to the eggs once they had set?



Draw the outline of an egg. Draw how you would decorate your egg. What things would you put on your egg?



Who was Christopher? What was his hair made of?




What is watercress grown in? How do they harvest the watercress? 



What job are the children doing?


Can you write a set of instructions to tell someone how to sort and pack the watercress?




What flowers did the farmer grow?

How were they picked?


The daffodils were put into bunches of 10 flowers.



Can you count in steps of 10 to 100?

 Click on the picture to practise counting in 10s. (remember to set it to 10s)


Can you count backwards in steps of 10 from 100 to 0?


If you had 5 bunches of daffodils how many flowers would you have?

If you had 3 bunches of daffodils how many flowers would you have?

If you had 8 bunches of daffodils how many flowers would you have?

If you had 20 flowers how many bunches of 10 could you make?

If you had 70 flowers how many bunches of 10 could you make?

If you had 60 flowers how many bunches of 10 could you make?






Did you know that it is a bank holiday on Friday to celebrate VE Day?

What do you know about VE Day?

Can you use the internet to see what you can find out about VE Day?

Will you be celebrating with your family? Why not make some flags and bunting to decorate your home?





   This week's learning is about working with numbers within 20.


The first lesson revises number bonds to ten and then looks at the link with number bonds to 20. Tuesday's lesson focuses on fact families and looks at the relationship between addition and subtraction facts. On Wednesday this learning is reinforced through the use of the whole part model. The fourth lesson of the week teaches counting on as a method of addition. The children are familiar with this week's concepts but this teaching expands on their previous learning.




Home Learning Week beginning 27th April 2020


Do you know what season it is?                                            

It's Spring!

What do you know about the Spring?

Let's find out together with Storm and JB, Down on the Farm...


              Click on the picture and watch Series 2 Episodes 3 and 4




Where did Storm say asparagus is grown? Why is it grown there? What did the children use to measure the asparagus? What special clothes did Storm have to wear in the packing factory? How is the asparagus sorted? Where does it go?





How many birds names do you know? Make a list of as many as you can. You could look in books and on the internet as well. Choose your favourite and make an information sheet about it. You could draw a picture of your bird and then write on what you have learned.

Think about

The food it eats 

The nest it makes

The eggs that the female lays and what their lives are like.


Click on the goldfinch above to go to the RSPB website to help you.



What words can you think of that use the phoneme ir as in bird? Make a list of them. There are two other phonemes that make the same sound, er as in rubber and ur as in burger. Can you create two more lists of words which use those phonemes?






Many birds need the trees for food and shelter. What kinds of trees were the children planting? What are the small trees called? Can you remember what the children did when they planted the trees? How many trees did they plant altogether?




JB went to a farm where they have cows. Can you remember what the baby cows are called? What about mummy cows and daddy cows, what are they called?

Where do the mummy cows go when they are going to have their babies? What other animal was taken inside to have their babies. (Clue: think episode 1). Why do the babies have numbers on their ears and where are they taken after they are born?  



Have you seen any rapeseed fields around Warsop?

How did Storm harvest the rapeseed? When it went to the factory how was the oil removed from the seeds?

After the oil is collected, what does the farmer do with the seeds?



What does Joe put over the soil where the carrot seeds are growing? Do you know why? How does the harvester pick the carrots? Can you remember what type of carrots the children were picking? Did you notice how they sort the carrots? 





Have you ever been to a farmers market? What did you buy?

What did JB buy at the market? What other things were there to buy?  




Storm read a poem about rabbits and the things that they were doing. Do you remember that a verb is a doing word? What verbs did she use? Why not draw a rabbit and label your picture with as many verbs which describe what the rabbit is doing as you can. 







Have you seen alpacas before? What do they eat? Why did Vicky put a halter on the alpacas?







Who went to the mill? Did you see how the mill is powered?

What happens to the grain at the mill? 

Can you write sentences to describe how the grain is made into flour and what the flour is used for? 

Don't forget to start your sentences with a capital letter and end them with full stops. Best handwriting mind! laugh



A spring poem by Shirley Hughes read by Mrs Boyle

Still image for this video



  Click on the icon for this week's learning.

Summer Term week 2.

This week's  learning follows on from last week. The first lesson is about grouping to find half of an amount. The second is about identifying halves and quarters of shapes and the third is about finding a quarter of an amount. The final lesson is about  problem solving. 


Don't forget to look out for the Friday Maths Challenge coming soon!







Let's get creative! Can you use natural materials from your garden or collected on a walk to create a picture or pattern? You could use stones, grass, leaves, sticks, seeds or flowers. Make sure you ask your grown-up first though! 



Learning through Play with things you may have around your Home 


Why not practice your phonics at home in this fun way using playdough?  Find the phase 5 phonemes in the back of your Hetts  Lane Reading Record. Write them down on pieces of paper or card next to a small ball of play dough (balls of tin foil could also work). Ask a grown up to say a phoneme and you use a toy hammer (or wooden spatula from the kitchen) to splat the phoneme they have said. To extend the game why not ask a grown up to say a word containing a certain phoneme e.g adult: “Splat the ay sound in train." You then hopefully splat the “ai” opposed to “ay” or “eigh”.




Another phonics and spelling activity to try. Write down some tricky spelling words like “said” or “because” (there are handy lists again in the back of your Hetts Lane Reading Record) onto some small balls. Place the labelled balls into a box and then use masking tape (or ribbon) to create a web over the box of balls. Then use a pair of tongs to take out the ball and then have a go at reading and spelling the word on the ball you have picked out.




Also you could continue to learn those tricky but common words with the help of one of your favourite books at home. Pick out four or five words from the back of your Reading Record and see how many times you can find them within your book. Why not have a go at writing the words after or add some Maths to this activity by creating a tally to show how many times the word appears in your favourite book. 




Why not try some Maths and PE combined? All you need is some pieces of paper or card with numbers drawn on, the stairs or some steps and a soft ball or bean bag. Ask an adult to ask you a Maths based question and you have to aim to knock down the correct answer. This could be used in so many ways…

  • Number recognition – Can you find and knock down 9? 13? 27? 38?
  • Number bonds – If I call out a number can you knock down the number that you would need to make 10? 100? 1+9, 2+8, etc 30+70
  • Addition questions that could be done in head or by writing down
  • Subtraction questions
  • X table questions




A fun way to practice spelling is to use lego bricks and a pen. This could be done to build up phoneme by phoneme e.g t/r/a/c/t/or for tractor or s/n/ai/l for snail. Or lego could be used to start to look at spellings with suffixes like in the picture below. You could use this play to help you learn some spellings of the verbs you've found rabbits do. For example crunch/ing.




Do you sometimes get some of your numbers or letters the wrong way round when trying to write them? For example do you sometimes write a P when you meant the number 9? Or do you sometimes get mixed up with tricky letters such as an s? Well this next activity can help. Ask a grown up to write the letter or number you have been finding a little tricky on a piece of card and then you use tin fall to make the correct shape of the letter or number.




A note for grown ups

These ideas are mainly taken from two great educational based play professionals on Instagram called Play Hooray and Becky's Treasure Baskets. Both of these ladies have children around the same age as those in year one. They post lovely ideas and always say what the educational opportunities could come from the play activities they post about. Well worth a follow if you have Facebook or Instagram.


Home learning Week Beginning 20.4.20


Click the picture to watch Down on the farm. Series 2 Episodes 1 and 2.


Did you enjoy seeing the Spring lambs?

Can you remember where the mother sheep were taken to have their lambs?

When the lambs are born what does the mummy sheep do?

Can you remember what the lambs have to eat?

Who feeds them?


Can you write a list of words that rhyme with sheep? You could use words with the digraphs ee or ea.


You heard a poem about ducklings which described what they do and what they look like.

Perhaps you could write a poem about the lambs. You could start by thinking of some describing words for the lambs and think about what they do.



    JB told you all about the Spring.


Can you create a picture to show what Spring time is like?

Use what you already know and what JB has told you to help. You could use crayons, felt-tips, paint or collage or even a mixture of all of them!



Did you like the school garden that JB visited?

What were the children growing?

Why not design a garden of your own. What would you grow in it?

Label it to show the plants you would grow. Can you add adjectives to your plant names?

What could you cook with the plants you have grown?                                                        





Did you know that rhubarb was a vegetable? Have you seen any growing before? Do you like rhubarb crumble?

What fruit could you use to make a crumble? 

Can you make a list of all the fruits you can think of? Put your fruit list in alphabetical order.





What were the names of the farm machinery we saw working?

Can you remember what they do?

Have you seen any of them in the fields before?

What was pulling them? Yes! Tractors. Find out more about tractors in Episode 2 of Down on the Farm. 

Why not draw your favourite tractor. Can you label it?


What did farmers use to pull their machinery before tractors were invented?



Storm went to learn about how the farmers round up and move their sheep. Who did she meet? Do you know what her job is called?

What did Anna-Lou use the dogs for? How does she tell the dogs what to do?

How did Anna-Lou teach Storm to work with the dogs? What  words do they use to tell the dogs what to do?


  Use this link for Summer term week 1 (w/c 20 April)


Use White Rose Maths to complete this week's maths learning. Each day there is a short video which shows clearly the learning for the day. This starts with a warm-up of revision questions and is followed by clear teaching of the concepts of doubling, grouping,  sharing and halving. There are follow up tasks which can be printed or done straight from the screen with paper and pencil. Pause the video whenever you need to give yourself time to work out the answers.


Why not try some practical activities of your own? You could share/halve sweets, counters, bricks between yourself and your toys or your family.




And finally for this week we have found a website where you can make your own music!

With chrome music lab you can experiment with different sounds. Have fun!

Hello Year 1. 28.3.20

We hope you have had a good week learning at home and you have been able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine in your garden. There are lots of signs of Spring to see. Daisies are appearing on the grass and buds appearing on the trees. What else can you spot? 


Learning at Home

An Introduction To Year 1.

Reading Homework.

We want your child to develop a love of reading.

It will make a huge difference to your child's progress if they read at home  and practise their keywords every day.

Why not...............

  • Read to them and talk about the pictures and what is happening in the story. 
  • Joining the library will enable your child to experience a wide range of different books.
  • Encourage your child to read labels when you are out and about.
  • Write little messages for your child to read.
  • Play I-Spy to develop phonic understanding.
  • Make your own books using photographs or pictures cut from magazines and add your own text.