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Autumn Term Home Learning

This page is for anyone who is having to self-isolate (or stay home for other reasons), so that you can keep on top of your school work and come back confident and happy. 


It might be helpful to make yourself a daily timetable with:

- wake up time

- jobs (making your bed, cleaning your teeth etc)

- school work

- exercise time (dancing, developing a new skills, playing in the garden)

- developing your own interests time (maybe a lego project, cooking, making a book)

- relax/choosing time

- a set bedtime. 


Having a fairly regular routine will make the transition back into school much easier, but will also make you feel happier as you know what to expect each day (and easier for your grown up as they know what you are doing next!). 

English Lessons


Day 1. Click on the link below and listen to the story of the Gruffalo. Using the link below play Menu Matcher game.


Day 2. Listen to the story again. Can you retell the story to an adult?


Day 3. Can you draw the deep dark woods? Who else lives in the deep dark woods? Can you draw them?


Day 4. Can you draw a picture of the Gruffalo? Include as many of his features as you can. eg. Purple prickles, orange eyes.


Day 5.  Can you draw a story map? What happens at the beginning of the story? What happens in the middle of the story?

What happens at the end of the story?

Summer Term 2020

Thursday 16th July

We might do a bit more practical halving numbers in school today, so you could continue this, but it is your LAST DAY of Year 1, so I will not set you an official maths lesson.


You have a seven week holiday ahead of you, which could easily fly past, so today would be a great day to make a plan. 


Think of all the things you would like to do or achieve by the end of the summer. You could make your list on paper or on a computer to stick up ready to cross off. I have put an example below that you could use. You could try and include:


a.  3 things you would like to cook, prepare or bake. 

b.  3 places you would like to visit. 

c.  3 people you would like to see. 

d.  3 skills you would like to work on. 

e.  3 games you would like to play.

f.  3 jobs you could help with in the house. 

g.  3 new fruits or vegetables you could try. 


This will help make sure you have a brilliant summer as you will have so many things to plan and look forward to!


Miss Clarke smiley

Phonics Lesson 49

Wednesday 15th July



Good morning Year 1, we hope you are enjoying your final week of home learning! For your English job today have a go at this summer themed word search. This will help you to practice your reading skills and is also fun! I wonder if you could create your own word search about a topic that interests you? 

Wednesday Maths

We have done 2 days on doubling, now we are looking at halving. This is something you can practice in so many ways - sharing the last potatoes with 2 of you at dinner, sharing out sweets between you and a friend... To half a number we are splitting it into 2 equal groups. I have put a Powerpoint to help you as well as some sheets, but if your grown up has 20 minutes free, they could just give you different objects or numbers of toys to half. 

Halving Powerpoint - Teaching Pirates to be Fair

Phonics Lesson 48

Tuesday 14th July




Good morning Year 1 and welcome to Tuesday. Today I would like you to write all about yourself and reflect about what has changed about you since the start of Year 1. Have a look at the template attached below and have a go at answering the questions. You have all grown up and changed so much since the beginning of Year 1 and we are all so proud of everything you have achieved. heart

Tuesday Maths

Today we are carrying on learning about doubles. I will attach the Powerpoint and some sheets below for you to try. However, a more fun practical way would be for you and your grown up to take turns putting out objects then the other person has to double them. For example, if your grown up puts out 3 lego bricks, you would add 3 more to make it 6. Or if you put out 4 smarties, your grown up would add 4 more to make it 8...


Tuesday PE

Last week of the school year definitely call for a Sports Day. You could do one for today or plan one for with family at the weekend. You could have egg and spoon races, Space Hopper races, 3-legged races, an obstacle course.... Use your imagination! And I would love to see some photos!

Phonics Lesson 47

Monday 13th July

Today we are revising doubles. To double a number you add that number twice. So double 2 is 2 + 2. Double 3 is 3 + 3. If you have paint, a fun way to practice this is to have a rectangle of paper, put dots on one half, then fold it before it dries so the dots 'double' onto the other side. I will put pictures of my examples at the end of the pictures below. If you don't have 'art' paints I used a bit of wall paint, or nail varnish might work well too. 



As this is our last week of home learning I thought it would be a nice idea for our English lessons to do some fun end of year activities, like we would have been doing had we been in the classroom as normal. This year has been very strange and confusing for us all but I hope that by doing the English jobs I have planned for us this week we can think back to the happy memories we have made this year,  look forward to the fantastic summer we are all going to have, and start to get excited about coming back to school in September in Year 2! heart


So your first English job of the week is the A-Z of the school year. For each letter of the alphabet I would like you to think of something you have learnt or have done this year, either at home or at school, that begins with that letter. I have attached a template below to help you but this can be done on any of your own paper. Have fun remembering all of the great times! 

Phonics Lesson 46

Friday 10th July




It's Friday Journal time again! This is the second last Friday Journal of this school year! How time flies. Think carefully about the week you have had and what you have particularly enjoyed. What has made you feel really happy this week? Has anything made you feel sad or worried? I hope this week has been wonderful and I hope your weekend is going to be even better! 


Creative Curriculum


Well done Year 1 the banquet was a roaring success and the King and Queen are very happy with everything you planned for them. The only thing left to do is to write a thank you letter that they can send to their guests. They would like to thank them for coming and tell them that they had a great time and tell them that if they have another banquet in future, they will most certainly be invited. As the King and Queen have been so impressed with your preparations so far, they have given you this job. Have fun! 


Again there is the choice of Powerpoint or pictures below. 

Don't forget to send us photos of highlights of your week or photos of your Friday journals to show us (and your friends) what you have been up to!

Phonics Lesson 45

Thursday 9th July




After all of the wonderful planning you have been doing this week, today is the day we write out the Paper Bag Princess story and put all our hard work to good use! As you write the story think carefully about:


  • Starting your story in a traditional way, influenced by other stories you have read.
  • Making sure you sequence events of the story in the right order, using your three part story plan to help you. 
  • Punctuation. 
  • Ending your story in a traditional way, influenced by other stories you have read.




Have a go at this reading activity all about jelly fish. 

Thursday 9th July - Maths

Today's Maths task is to practice counting in 5's. Remember you have 5 fingers on each hand and 5 toes on each feet to help you. Maybe you could draw round your hands onto paper and count up in 5's on these. I drew round my hands and started a 5s path across my flat - see the photo below! I will put some song links and worksheet ideas again to help (I'm sorry, I believe I put the same link twice yesterday!).

Phonics Lesson 44

Wednesday 8th July 




Following on from yesterday's story map job, today I would like you to think about the beginning middle and end of the story. Separate your paper into three sections and label them beginning, middle and end. Then in each section draw one picture to summarise each part of the story. I would also like you to write a sentence to summarise the section and to match the picture you have drawn. 


Creative Curriculum


The royal banquet is fast approaching and the King and Queen are getting very excited! There is only one thing left to do and that is to plan what the room will look like. Draw a sketch of how you would like the banquet room to look. You can choose the furniture and the decoration, including wallpaper pattern and carpet. Make it as detailed as possible and enjoy being creative interior designers!


Today's maths is to practice in 2s. Count in 2s out loud, count pairs of socks, sort lego into pairs and count in 2s...


You could play throw and catch or passing a football counting up in 2s.


I am attaching some links to songs below to help you too.

Phonics Lesson 43

Tuesday 7th July




We are continuing our story planning today with a story map. You retold the story of the Paper Bag Princess yesterday so today I would like you to represent the story with pictures. Draw a picture to represent each main event of the story in the correct order. This story map will help you to write your story later on. 



Tuesday 7th July - Maths

Continuing Odds and Evens today. I have attached the powerpoint and some sheets which I believe can be completed online, no printing required smiley


PS. How is 'Plastic Free July' going? Have any of you made any changes? How can you REDUCE your use of plastic in the house? What can you recycle? What can you reuse instead of throwing away? Yesterday in school, we used coffee tubs and plastic bottles to make musical instruments to play with. At home, I am using bars of soap instead of hand soap, shower gel and washing up liquid. 

Phonics Lesson 42

Monday 6th July - Maths

Odd and Even numbers today. I have uploaded a song link and Powerpoint, plus slides as usual if you cannot open the Powerpoint. I have also included a worksheet for anyone who has a printer and wanted an extra. 

Please find video tutorials for this week's White Rose Maths lessons here: 



We are preparing to write our own stories and we are going to use The Paper Bag Princess to help us. So today I would like you to make sure that you know the story really well!


First I would like you to retell the story to an adult using a big, clear voice with lots of expression remembering all the main events in the story. 


Then I would like you to do some drama! I would like you to pretend to be one of the characters in the story (Princess Elizabeth/ Prince Ronald/ the dragon) and take the hot seat. Ask a grown up to ask you questions and you have to answer the questions in the way you think that character would answer. This is one of our favourite activities to do in the classroom so I hope you enjoy it just as much at home!


Creative Curriculum


Preparations for the royal banquet are still underway. Today the King and Queen would like you to prepare some music they can play for their guests at the banquet. You could use objects around your home to create and play your own musical instrument. Or you could write and perform a song. Be creative and have lots of fun. 

Phonics Lesson 41

Friday 3rd July

Today we are revising fact families.


For example, if we had the numbers 3, 4 and 7, the facts family would be:


3 + 4 = 7            

4 + 3 = 7            

7 - 3 = 4             

7 - 4 = 3


For today's maths task, can you write fact families for each of these sets of numbers (4 number sentence for each, as I have above)

a)   1, 2, 3

b)   3, 5, 8

c)   8, 6, 14

d)  10, 5, 15


To finish, can you think of one of your own?




English- Friday Journal


Happy Friday everyone! That means it is time to write your Friday Journal. What have you done this week that you have enjoyed? I have enjoyed taking my dog Buddy for walks to get fresh air and exercise for us both. I am looking forward to finding out about your week! smiley


Creative Curriculum


The King and Queen are very happy with their outfits and can’t wait to wear them for their banquet! Now they would like you to think about the menu for their banquet as they want to impress their friends with some lovely food. Have a look below at some of the foods that would have been served at a medieval banquet for some ideas. Write your own menu for the banquet in a list using bullet points.

Phonics Lesson 40

Thursday 2nd July

Today's maths requires lots of thinking. It would be helpful to have some paper and a pencil, and maybe some lego bricks or other 'bits' to sort. 

I wouldn't do ALL the slides. I would choose maybe 4 or 5 to have a go at. 

Science - 2nd July 2020

I'm sure you have heard a lot about the problems of plastic on the telly. Lots of plastic is still tricky to recycle, lots of people don't even put the recyclable plastic in the recycling bin and we are still using FAR TOO MUCH! Lots ends up finding its way onto our beaches, into our rivers and into the sea. Scientists think that if we don't change our habits, that in 30 years times there might be more plastic than fish in the sea, which would be very sad!


So other scientists are working out ways we can use less plastic, clear up plastic rubbish and get plastic out of the sea. 

You can be a scientist too and help our planet. 


'Plastic Free July' has just begun, and lots of people are trying to use as little plastic as they can. Hopefully after July they can carry on their new habits. 


For science, I would like you to make a poster with 5 ways your family can work together to reduce plastic waste through July (and beyond) then stick this up on your wall for your family to see. I would love to see some of your ideas. Here are mine:


1. I have bought a reusable cup, and have a refillable water bottle so if I go out for a cup of tea or cold drink I will get them to put it in my cup. This also means I won't have to buy water or pop in bottles when I am out and about. 


2. I never buy fruit or vegetables wrapped in plastic if there is a choice. 


3. I have switched to Quaker Oats, which just come in a recyclable cardboard box with no wrapper inside. 


4. I now buy the HUGE cardboard boxes of clothes washing powder. No plastic and one cardboard box lasts months. 


5. I am going to the beach every week or 2 to pick up rubbish, and put what I can in the recycling. 


Miss Clarke smiley





Today I would like you to use superlative adjectives to describe the two characters we have been thinking about- Elizabeth and Ronald. Refer back to the PowerPoint I shared with you on Monday to remind yourself of what a superlative adjective is. Here are two examples:


Elizabeth is the prettiest princess in the land. 


Ronald is the meanest Prince in the land. 

Phonics Lesson 39

Wednesday 1st July


Wow! I can not believe it is July already. As it is the first day of a new month I thought it might be nice to do something a little different today for your English job. I would like you to write an acrostic poem with the word July. The first letter of each line in your poem should spell out the word July and should have something do with July. Use the template below if you'd like. 

Creative Curriculum


The King and Queen are very excited about their upcoming banquet and all of their friends have been invited. Now they would like you to design an outfit for them both. I’d like you to draw a picture of an outfit you have designed for the King and an outfit you have designed for the Queen. The outfits should be in a traditional style, have a look below for inspiration.  

Phonics Lesson 38

Wednesday 1st July - Maths

Today's Powerpoint is below, and if you cannot access Powerpoint I have put a simplified picture version too. Keep playing on Hit the Button too, it tests a variety of your basic skills. 

Tuesday 30th June - Maths

As a change from the usual Powerpoint, today you are going to have some choices, to help you develop your understanding of money. Here are some ideas, or your grown ups may have some ideas of their own..


  1. Your grown up could lend you some coins (just for the day) and decide on a price for each toy or activity you might like to do that day. In order to do each thing, you must try and pay with the correct amount of money using your maths skills.
  2. You could look at the Smyths Toys or Tesco online shopping sites, to explore and get an idea of what different things cost. If you had £10 (or a different amount of imaginary money your grown up decides on, depending which site you look at), what could you buy?
  3. Order coins from the one which is worth the least, to the one which is worth the most.
  4. Get 2 coins (under £1). How much do you have altogether? Choose 2 different coins etc. How about 3 coins?



Uh oh! As you know in the story of The Paper Bag Princess, Prince Ronald goes missing when he is taken by the dragon. This makes Princess Elizabeth very upset. Sometimes when people, animals or things go missing people make missing posters to try ask other people to look out for the person that is missing. I would like you to do that today for Prince Ronald. You will have to think carefully about what he looks like and the last place he was seen. Maybe you could even offer a reward to the person who finds Prince Ronald. Don't forget to draw a detailed picture of him so that people know what he looks like so they can look out for him!

Phonics Lesson 37

Monday 29th June

I am so proud of Logan W this week, who was frustrated by the amount of litter people drop, so has been doing something about it and getting it cleared up. I have done some early morning trips to South Shields sands dunes 4 or 5 times in the last few weeks, as there was an awful lot of rubbish dropped there, and have collected about 15 bags of recycling to bring home and put in the recycling bins!  

What could you do to look after and improve your local area? I would love to see photos of what you do, maybe we can choose some Year 1 Environmental Stars!

Miss Clarke smiley

Monday 29th June - Maths

Maths - better than above pics if you have Powerpoint



Today we are going to have a go at something a little bit different. We are experts at using adjectives now so today we are going to think about comparative adjectives. A comparative adjective is a word that is used to compare one thing to another, or in this case one character to another. I'd like you to turn your attention to Ronald today and compare him to Elizabeth who we thought abut last week. What kind of character is he compared to her? Are they very different or are they similar? For example:


Ronald is nastier than Elizabeth. 


So, nastier is the comparative adjective.


Can you think of any others?


If you would like to learn some more about comparative and superlative adjectives have a look at this information PowerPoint

Creative Curriculum


We are going to imagine that we are planning a banquet at a castle. You are in charge of making sure that the King and Queen have everything they need to throw a brilliant party for all of their friends. The first thing we must do is invite people. What important details must you remember to include on an invitation?

  • The date of the banquet
  • Where the banquet will be
  • What time it will start
  • What you should wear

You can decide where you would like the banquet to be. You could choose a castle you have learned about or you could imagine your own castle. Everything is up to you- use your imagination!

Phonics Lesson 36

White Rose Friday Family Challenge

Friday 26th June



Good morning Year 1 and happy Friday! We hope you have had a great week and enjoyed the lovely sunshine. As usual your English job today is your Friday Journal. What have you really enjoyed this week? What are you looking forward to next week? Remember it is always a good idea to say your sentence before you write it. Count the words in your sentence using your fingers as you say them and then count the words you have written- do the numbers match? I bet I don't need to remind you of these important things, but I will anyway!


smileyCapital letter at the start of your sentence and for names.

smileyFinger spaces between each word.

smileyFull stop at the end of your sentence. 


Creative Curriculum

Today we are going to be thinking about some different events in history that we have learned about this year and we are going to place them on a timeline. You might need a grown up to help you with this job as you may need to do some of your own research to refresh your memories. The events I would like you to put on a timeline (starting from longest ago to most recent) are;

  • Newcastle castle being built
  • Dinosaurs live
  • You are born
  • The Great Fire of London

I have attached a sheet that you might want to use if you have a printer, some scissors and glue. Otherwise you could create your own timeline on a piece of paper and place each event on yourself by drawing a picture.

Phonics Lesson 35

Friday 26th June - Maths

Hopefully another sunny day, so a quick maths lesson for you today. I would like you to go on 'Hit the Button' (link below), click on the 'Number Bonds' section and practice your bonds to 20, and addition and subtraction within 20. If this is tricky, go back to the '10' section then work up. 

Then have a lovely weekend!

Thursday 25th June - Maths

Thursday 25th June - English

Today we are going to think about the main character in the story- Elizabeth. You practised sorting verbs and adjectives yesterday and today we are going to be using adjectives to describe Elizabeth. Read the adjectives on the sheet carefully and decide which adjectives you think describe her. The adjectives that are relevant to Elizabeth should be stuck or written on the target, and the adjectives that do not describe Elizabeth should be stuck or written further away from the target. We have done this for other characters before in school so hopefully you remember it! If you don't want to use the target board, simply make a list of the relevant adjectives and maybe you could add some of your own!

Phonics Lesson 34



Today we are going to be thinking about different types of words. We are going to be sorting verbs and adjectives. Can you remember what a verb is? Can you remember what an adjective? Test yourself and then watch these videos:

Now your memory has been refreshed I have a sorting activity for you to do. I have picked out verbs and adjectives from our story 'The Paper Bag princess', your job is to read each word carefully and decide whether it is a verb or an adjective and sort them into columns. 


Added challenge- can you come up with an action to match each verb?

Phonics Lesson 33



Read the story below to a grown up. Were your predictions from yesterday correct? Today you are going to practice your comprehension skills. That means that we are going to find out how much you understand about the story as you read it. So read the story carefully and answer the questions about what you have read. Don't forget to check back in the story if you are unsure of any answers. 

Phonics Lesson 32


Follow this link to find the video links for this week's White Rose Maths activities. 

Annabelle and Jake, you are superstars for sending healthy meal pictures! Who else can draw, make or cook a healthy meal this week?



This week we are going to start looking at a new story for our English lessons. The story is called 'The Paper Bag Princess' and I am very excited because it is one of my favourite stories! Today I would like you to look at the front cover and make a prediction of what you think the story might be about and what events you think might happen. Please find a picture of the front cover underneath. Think carefully about the title of the story and the illustrations. 

Creative Curriculum


Today we are going to learn about a castle that is very near to our homes. Can you think of a castle close to us? I was thinking about Newcastle Castle. Have you ever visited this castle? I would like you to read through the PowerPoint below to learn a little bit more about the history of the castle. Then I would like you to write 3 facts that you have learned. For this you can either use the lined writing pages in your home learning pack with space for a picture, or some of your own paper.

Phonics- Lesson 31 - Year 1

White Rose Maths Friday Family Challenge (questions 1 and 2 most suitable for year 1 children)



I can't believe it is Friday again! That means that today I would like you, as usual, to write in your Friday Journal. What have you really enjoyed about this week? What would you like to do next week? 


I hope you manage to think of lots of lovely things from this week that you have enjoyed, and you all have a great weekend. laugh


Creative Curriculum


Today I would like you to make an instruction manual on how to be a good knight. Think about all the things you should do, and things that you shouldn’t do. You could use the earlier PowerPoint or your own research to help you.





We are going to use our wonderful imaginations again today. I would like you to imagine that you have climbed a beanstalk. What would you love to find at the top if you could choose anything in the world? I think I would choose a land full of puppies and dogs to play with and unlimited amounts of chocolate to eat! What would you most like to find at the top of the beanstalk?



Wednesday 17th June




Today we aren’t going to be thinking about a character in the story, but instead we are going to think about one of the story settings- the castle! We are experts at using adjectives in sentences so this shouldn’t be too tricky today. Think carefully about the adjectives you choose and how they fit into your sentences. Don’t forget to reread each sentence to make sure it makes sense!

Creative Curriculum


Today we are going to learn more about the armour that knights wore. Use this fun interactive program to dress the knight and then label the knight.


Wednesday 16th June - Science and Maths

Again today,  I thought we'd have a more science focus again as a mini break from all the tricky maths! Use the science powerpoint I have made to plan, draw and label a healthy meal. I would love it you then emailed me a photo of a really healthy meal you have enjoyed eating this week. I will put them together at the end of the week.

Miss Clarke smiley


Some maths games for if you fancy a 5 minute game...

Tuesday 16th June - Science

I decided to do a mini (optional) maths lesson and bigger science lesson today for a change. The science is about fruit and vegetables and where they grow. I have put 2 powerpoints, the first is an information powerpoint, the second is a quiz and I have also put an information video for you to watch. 

When you have finished, look at the worksheet I have made. Draw a tree on a piece of paper like on my worksheet (or you could print it) then see how many fruit or veg you can draw and label, deciding which grow in the tree, which grow on the ground and which grow under the ground. 



We are going to think some more about the character of Jack’s Mum today. Even though she is an important character in the story, we don’t know a lot about her. I thought it might be interesting today to put ourselves in her position and think about what she might be feeling throughout the story. I’d like you to write a diary entry as Jack’s Mum reflecting on what has happened to her and what has changed for her from the beginning of the story to the end of the story. For example, how did she feel when she had to ask Jack to sell their cow, what was she thinking when Jack came home from the market with beans? Was she shocked when she looked out of her window to discover a beanstalk? Was she worried about her son when he climbed the beanstalk? And finally how does he feel now that she is rich?





We are continuing to think about Jack and the Beanstalk this week to help us with our English jobs. Today we are going to think about the character of Jack’s Mum.


Firstly, I'd like you to draw a picture of what you think she looks like.


We know that Jack and his Mum did not have a lot of money at the beginning of the story and that is why Jack’s Mum asks him to go to the market and sell their cow. However by the end of the story they are rich. I would like you to write a shopping list of all the things that you think jack and his mum would like to buy now that they are rich. You can include practical things like food, treats like cakes and chocolate and you could even include very extravagant things like a swimming pool or a pony! Let your imagination run free.


Creative Curriculum


This week we are going to be thinking about knights. Today I would like you to do some research about how boys would become a knight and write down some facts that you have found out.


Use the PowerPoint below to help you. 

Friday 12th June - Maths

More work on telling the time today and the start of next week. 

The week AFTER next we will be coming back to money maths, and using money to recap different maths skills from through the year, so if you have any coins you can put aside, this could really help you. 


On a different subject, I have decorated a new stone for Colin the Covid Snake, so will go and add it this weekend. I wonder if lots of you could decorate some more really bright, colourful stones to add with your name on? I will look out for them when I go... smiley

This week, BBC Bitesize have partnered with Premier League Primary Stars to bring you some football themed activities, videos and quizzes! Follow the link below for the Year 1 lesson.



Another week has passed! So as always now is the perfect time to reflect on the week by writing our Friday Journals before the weekend. We hope you have had a fun week and that you are all still enjoying your learning. 


Creative Curriculum


Today I would like you to draw yourself doing the job that you applied for on Wednesday. Think carefully about what your uniform would look like and any equipment you might need to help you to do your job.




You are going to use your brilliant imaginations again today. How do you think Jack must have felt when he saw the magic beanstalk in his garden? I would like you to have a think about what you would like to grow if you planted magic beans and write about it. Have a think about what it would look like and how it would make you feel.


Wednesday 10th June

The maths today is to make your own clock. You can be as creative and artistic as you like. It might be just a picture, you might figure how to make one which you can move the hands on. 

Can you find out what the inside of a clock looks like online?

Which hand moves fastest? Which hand moves slowest? You might have a clock which you can take down and wind on the time. How much does the little hour hand move for each full turn the big minute hand makes?



Can you make a list of characters in Jack and the Beanstalk? Who do you think the main character is? Usually if a character’s name is mentioned in the title of the story, they are the main character. So Jack is our main character. Today I would like you to use adjectives to describe Jack. We are going to build sentences in small steps like we do at school. So first I would like you to think of adjectives to describe Jack and write them down. Then I would like you to put each adjective into a sentence, saying each one out loud. After that, I would like you to put those adjectives into sentences written down. Always remember to read your sentences to make sure they make sense.


Creative Curriculum


Today I would like you to choose one of the jobs you looked at on Monday and write your own job application. Use the sheet below to help you with ideas.



Follow this link to find all videos for this week's White Rose Maths 


Can you imagine how amazing it would be to climb a beanstalk? Well today you are going to use your imagination to pretend that you are Jack standing at the top of the beanstalk and looking all around you. I would like you to consider your 5 senses.


heartWhat can you see?

heartHow do you feel?

heartWhat can you taste?

heartWhat can you smell?

heartWhat can you hear?


Use adjectives to write a descriptive paragraph. If you would like, you could draw a picture of what you can see too!




I would like you to choose one of your favourite books at home. Read your book to a grown up and talk about the story and the characters. I would like you to think of a different ending to the story. You can either write your own alternative ending down or you can say it aloud to your grown up. 




We are continuing to use Jack and the Beanstalk to help us with our English jobs. Today we are going to use our non-fiction writing skills to write instructions for how to grow a beanstalk. I would like you to use a time connective at the beginning of each step (first, next, then, after that, finally) and I would like you to sequence the steps with bullet points. You could also make a list of equipment you may need to help you.


Creative Curriculum


This week we are going to be thinking about different jobs that people had in castles. Read through the PowerPoint below to learn about jobs at the castle. I would like you to choose one of the jobs and write a job advertisement for it. Think about the duties you would be expected to undertake, character traits, working hours/ days and how to apply for the job. Use the sheet below to help you with ideas.


Friday 5th June

The end of the week again already! I know lots of you have been working hard on your money knowledge. If your grown-ups have any spare change see if they can put it aside then you can practice counting with it (though they may want it back after!).


I apologise to anyone who has sent photos through today, my email is playing up and annoyingly I can't get to them tonight. I will try and figure how to fix this tomorrow so I can get anything you have sent posted online. Well done for a great workout effort to the Zumba group this morning. Sadly I'm told that needed to be the last one but get yourselves onto GoNoodle to practice the dances then we can have another go next time I see you smiley 


Miss Clarke smiley




White Rose Maths Friday Challenge

The most suitable questions for Year 1 are questions 1 and 2. laugh



It's Friday again so that means it's Friday Journal time again! Remember to start your Friday Journal entry with the sentence stem " This week at home I have enjoyed". Don't forget it always helps to say your sentence before you write it. Try cou ting the words on your fingers as you say the sentence. As always remember:


enlightenedCapital letters

enlightenedFull stops

enlightenedFinger spaces 




To include

yes An adjective 

yesA verb 

yesA sentence made longer with 'and'. 

yesA time connective 


Creative Curriculum 


Today I would like you to write a sentence for each part of the castle to tell me what that part was used for.


Thursday 4th June




Today we are going to think a little bit more about the characters in the story. Do you think Jack did the right thing to steal from the giant? I would like you to pretend that you are Jack and write a letter to the giant to apologise for stealing his belongings.






Today I would like you to draw a story map of Jack and the Beanstalk. Your work yesterday will help you with this job today. Draw each event of the story in the correct order on a sheet of paper. You could add a key word/ phrase or a sentence for each picture.


Creative Curriculum


Today I would like you to read through the information PowerPoint about different parts of a castle then I would like you to draw a castle and try to include all of the parts you have learnt about in the PowerPoint. I would also like you to label your castle with the name of each part.


Tuesday 2nd June - Maths

Today is the last day of 'counting to 100' work before we move onto 'money'. Therefore I decided the best way to revise is playing the games, so I have added the links below. 


This morning's dance crew - you were awesome! I have had technical advice and couldn't figure what happened with the sound, so if you are joining me again in the morning, have some music ready and you can just all mute your zoom while we dance! Here is the link:

Meeting ID: 711 3364 9796

Password: 8Dpx9C






This week we are going to be thinking about Jack and the Beanstalk. This is a very familiar story to most of us so today I would like you to retell the story to someone in your house. Try to remember all of the character’s names and important events in the correct order. You could turn this into a drama activity and act the story out.




Have a go at this Jack and the Beanstalk reading comprehension. You could either write your answers on a piece of paper or say your answers to a grown up. 


Monday 1st June

Welcome to June! Your maths is below as usual, with a little animal challenge mixed in! For anyone who is planning on logging onto Zoom at 9:30am tomorrow these are the details again:



Meeting ID: 741 3893 0731

Password: 6rpQbC


Please try and be on by 9:35am latest if you are joining us as I'll not be able to let people in once we've started (I'd have to keep pausing the video!) We'll see if it works/how it works!


Miss Clarke

White Rose Maths



As our new topic for this half term is castles, all of our English work will be around stories involving castles. Today I would like you to think of as many stories as you can that involve castles. I would like you to make a list of your stories using bullet points. You could even challenge somebody else in your house to see who can think of the most stories!


Creative Curriculum


I would like you to watch this video today as an introduction to our new topic castles. Look carefully at the images of the castles in the video as this week we are going to think about the different parts of castles and what they were used for.




Friday 29th May

I can't believe it's nearly the end of May!!


1. Maths today is ordering numbers to 100. There are slides as usual to help, but the best thing that you can do is have a go on the caterpillar and/or coconut game, selecting the numbers to 100 option. 


2. Optional science is making 'Oobleck'. Very satisfying. It just needs cornflour. 


3. Some of you may have seen the colourful stone snake which has been started in the park by the pond. It would be brilliant if more of you could paint a stone to add to it. We are going to see if we can get the snake long enough to go all the way around the pond!! Can you spot the rainbow rock which I decorated? (it has my name on!) Billy and Emily B have already put theirs there too. Maybe if you do one, you could put your name or initials on too for your friends to spot. 


Miss Clarke smiley

Thursday 28th May

You will be pleased to know that today's maths is making and playing a game smiley You will just need some pieces of card or paper to write on - I have made you instructions on the slides. 

Wednesday 27th May Maths - Playing games for revision!

Tuesday 26th May - Maths



As under normal circumstances this week would be May half term I have decided that English lessons this week will be slightly more fun and interactive. I will be posting links to games/ websites/ activity ideas. You can pick and choose what you would like to do. Remember the most important and best thing you can do is to keep reading everyday.

Creative Curriculum


Our next Creative Curriculum topic is castles. Your challenge over this half term week is to build your own castle. You can use whatever you like to build your castle- let your imagination run wild! Don't forget to send pictures to us and have fun!

Monday 25th May

I've put the exercise links first today - you could do these to get wide awake before you start. They are grown-up friendly too, so you could get your grown-ups joining in to keep them fit! wink


As you know, next week is both a bank holiday and half term week. Therefore, many of you might choose to have a school work free week, and use the week to relax, do projects, get crafty or whatever else you enjoy. However, a few parents (and children) are preferring to keep to a weekday routine. Therefore, we will continue to put up lessons/activities next week, but as always these are just here for those who would like them. 

Friday 22nd May

Friday White Rose Family Challenge


Here is your Friday maths challenge. Challenge 1 is probably most suited to Year 1 blush


As always today I would like you to reflect on the week and write in your Friday journal. Take this is a speaking and listening opportunity to ask your grown ups what they have enjoyed this week and take some time to plan activities for next week that in normal circumstances would have been May half term. 




heartCapital letters 

heartFinger spaces 

heartFull stops 

heartUse 'and' to make your sentences longer.


Friday (or weekend) Science

Which of your senses do you use to taste food? Does food taste different if you cannot see or smell it? Get your grown up to find a little selection of foods to taste. Put on a blindfold and hold your nose. Taste the different foods. What are they? Try each one the first time with the blindfold AND holding your nose, then a second time just with the blindfold. 

Creative Curriculum


Ahoy year 1!


Thank you for your help after my last letter to you, you were right I was in North America. Did you manage to label it on your map? I had a fantastic time in North America but as you know by now I don't like to stay in one continent for too long! I have travelled south. Do you know compass directions? I have seen the most amazing things in this mostly very hot continent. I have sailed my ship down past the Amazon Rainforest. I have been to watch a football match of a team playing in bright yellow shirts. I have seen a huge statue called Christ the Redeemer. Can you guess where I am and label it on your map?


Cheers mates


Pirate Pete

Have a go at this interactive lesson and write about what you learn in your continents book. 

Thursday 21st May

I have attached a link to a hundred splat square below, for if you would like this to help with your numbers to 100. It's the one we use in class which makes the fun noises... smiley



Today for your English job I would like you to have a go at this interactive lesson on BBC Bitesize. It is a fun way to practice phonics sounds and being able to use them in our writing- this is such an important skill and something that we need to keep reminding ourselves of so that we don't forget. Have fun!



Read the story carefully and then answer the comprehension questions. Remember if you are unsure of the answer you can read the story again to help. 


Wednesday 20th May



Good morning Year 1, hope you are enjoying your week so far! Today for your English job I would like you to have a think about the continent Pirate Pete is visiting. Did you manage to guess yesterday that he is in North America? Some of the best theme parks in the world are in North America so today I thought it might be fun for you to design your own theme park! You will need to think of a name for your theme park and design some different rides and attractions. You could draw your theme park, build it with Lego, draw it on a computer program- use your imagination! Once you have designed your theme park I would like you to write a paragraph to advertise your park. Your advert should make people really want to visit your theme park so think carefully about interesting and exciting words you could use. 


Creative Curriculum 


Have a go at the interactive lesson to learn more about North America. 


Wednesday 20th May - Maths

Again, there are a couple of sheets in your pack which will support you with today's maths. I have put a picture of the sheets on the last slide. You could have a quick game of Hit the Button halves as well, maybe you could keep a record of your score each time to try and beat it!

White Rose Maths

Tuesday 19th May

You might want to start with 5 minutes on Hit the Button practicing your halves. 

Then today's maths is looking at quarters. If you split something into quarters, you are splitting it into 4 equal parts. Can you find anything you can cut, break or share into quarters? 

If you have picked up your latest pack, there are a couple of good sheets to help you practice your quarters, using your coloured pencils to colour a quarter of each shape. 

White Rose Maths


English 19/5/20


Today I would like you to design your own pirate map of your house and surrounding area. You can label each part of your map sounding out any unfamiliar words. Think carefully about what you can see when you go for a walk near your home and what you can see when you look out of your window. For an extra challenge can you add an adjective to describe each place? E.g beautiful park, super shop etc.


Creative Curriculum


Ahoy Year 1!


Thank you for all of your help so far, because of you I have had an epic journey around many continents of the world but I need your help again! I have arrived at a new continent. I have seen The White House, The Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and the Statue of Liberty. I had such a fun time visiting Micky Mouse in Disney World. The president's name is Donald Trump. Where in the world am I?


Cheers mates,


Pirate Pete


Where do you think Pirate Pete is now?  Can you label this continent on your map and write about it in your continents book?

White Rose Maths

Optional Den Making - Saw these and thought you might enjoy them! Courtesy of Ikea.

English 18/5/20


Today I would like you to practice your sentence writing skills. Below I have put up a link to a writing activity with picture prompts and key words to help you and give you ideas. You can either print a sheet off to write your sentences on, or simply use your own paper and have the prompts on your screen. 



White Rose Maths- Friday Family Challenge

English 15/5/20


Today is Friday Journal day, the perfect time to reflect on the week and think about all the fun and lovely times you have had at home. Talk with your grown ups about your week and listen to them about what they have enjoyed too. Then you will be ready to write all about it. 


This week at home I have enjoyed giving my dog Buddy a haircut. His hair was getting very long and making him too hot walking in the sunshine. I have also enjoyed making crunchie tiffin using a recipe Miss Procter sent me. I enjoyed eating it even more! 



Creative Curriculum

Today I would like you to have a go at this online lesson all about Africa to find out some more information about this amazing continent.

Friday 14th May Maths

Thursday 14th May


White Rose Maths


English 14/5/20


Ahoy Year 1,

Thank you for your letters yesterday. The continent that I am in right now is very hot as I am very close to the equator. Do you know what the equator is? Maybe you could find out more about it! I have seen some amazing animals in this continent. I have seen elephants, lions, tigers, rhinos and zebras! Can you guess where I am? I haven’t seen my pirate crew in quite a while now and I would love to tell them about this amazing continent. Could you help me? I’d like you to send a postcard to my good mate Pirate Paul describing this continent for me.  

Cheers mates

Pirate Pete


So, can you guess where Pirate Pete is?


Have a look at this information PowerPoint all about Africa and write a postcard to Pirate Paul.


Wednesday 13th May

Happy Wednesday! Today's maths lesson and another game to practice your skills is posted below as always!


Just a note: the school are also now posting the daily 'White Rose Maths' sheets. This is not connected to the lesson I have posted. We were informed some parents were using this free resource, which is now no longer free, so we are putting it up for those parents smiley For anyone else, please don't let this confuse you, I promise I am not suddenly setting double work!


I've posted an optional science experiment too, might be one you'd like to try, or save until the weekend. 

White Rose Maths

English 13/5/20

Thank you for your help yesterday Year 1 Pirate Pete has been found! But you know what he is like, he doesn’t know where he is! I would like you to write a letter to him today to ask him about where he is so that we can use his clues when he writes back to us to work out where he is in the world. Think about the questions you would like to ask him to find out some important clues. Maybe you could ask about the weather, animals he has seen, human features he has seen and physical features he has seen. I will email them to Pirate Pete!


Have a go at this Pirate reading activity.



Tuesday 12th May

For today's maths, start with the video below, put the sound on mute and try and give the directions yourself. Once you have worked through the slides, the link to the pirate game is underneath. 


For your exercise, I have posted the links again below, you could choose Zumba or a fitness workout again. 

White Rose Maths


English 12/5/20

Good morning Year 1. I haven’t heard from Pirate Pete in a little while and I wondered if you could help me. I’d like you to create a missing persons poster for him. We know that he loves to travel the world but we don’t know where he is right now! Missing persons posters describe what the person looks like, tells you where the person was last seen and includes a picture of the person. I hope we can find him!

Creative Curriculum

Today I would like you to choose a famous pirate from the PowerPoint and create a fact file about them with facts you have learnt. Don’t forget to draw a picture too!


Monday 11th May

Good morning all!

I hope you all had a lovely, relaxing weekend! Your maths for today is below, and underneath I have put 2 links for either a fitness workout or a zumba dance workout. You could stick with Joe, or if you are ready for a change you could pick a different one of these each day. I'll keep posting the links so they don't disappear down the page. 


I know I promised challenges too, you can find these on the Year 1EC class page so that they didn't get muddled with your work here. 



I've heard lots of people are doing baking, crafts and all sorts for VE Day, we would love to see photos, or even videos of your singing along to 'We'll Meet Again'! 

White Rose Maths


I will be posting a daily link to an additional optional maths lesson from White Rose Hub.

11/5/20 English

Today is the day to write the final part of our stories. How is the problem going to be solved? Think about what your character can do to come up with a solution. Will your story have a happy ending? Think about stories that you know for inspiration.

*Note for grown ups- at this stage children are not expected to write overly detailed stories. As long as their story clear beginning, middle and end in three parts a couple of sentences is enough for each part. 


Journal- As we didn't write a Friday Journal last week maybe you could write a list of 3 things you would like to do this week/ are looking forward to this week. 


Creative Curriculum

Today I would like you to label Asia on your map and I would like you to write up any information you have found out about Asia in your continents book to help Pirate Pete with his journey. First test yourself to see how much you remember but if you are struggling to remember  anything after the weekend have a look back at the video from Thursday to remind you.




VE Day

Friday 8th May

Completely optional Maths and Science below, as it's a bank holiday 1) because I forgot it was a bank holiday when I was planning and 2) because I know some of you like to keep on your routine. The maths is just making and playing a game though, and the science is just drawing a picture. 


I've decided I will post the challenge tomorrow afternoon, then it doesn't get muddled in with the maths and science!

Miss Clarke

Garden Flowers picture for Science

Thursday 7th May

Hello Year 1! Today's maths is below as usual. I forgot it was a bank holiday tomorrow so I have maths ready! I will put it up tomorrow anyway for those of you who are enjoying your routine, but you are perfectly entitled to have a relax day instead.


Having said that, I have a great idea for a bank holiday weekend challenge which I think some of you might enjoy! Watch this space, I'll have the information up here by Friday morning!


Miss Clarke smiley

7/5/20 English


Today I would like you to think of a problem that your character might face. Are they lost? Has their parrot flown away? Think about how your pirate feels when they are faced with this problem and use adjectives to describe their emotions. This is the middle of your story, so don’t write about how the problem is solved today!



I would like you to have a think about your favourite story book that you have in your house. First read your book to yourself and then read your book to someone else in your house. Then answer the following questions:


Who is the author of this story?

Who illustrated this story?

Who is the main character?

How does the story end?

Why is it your favourite story?

Who else do you think would enjoy this book?




Wednesday 6th May

If you haven't seen it already, then I very much recommend you and your grown-ups start your day watching the video link below. A lovely poem to get us all thinking. Do you think there is anything you might do different after the lockdown compared to before...? What have you especially enjoyed?


On a different subject, I have heard that Ella has drawn penguins and Australian animals to go in her window for you to spot, and Joshua has drawn an otter. Have any of you spotted any of your friends' window animals yet?


Wednesday's Science

I think you will be getting pretty good a identifying plants and flowers not so I thought we'd get a bit trickier. Today's hunt is trying to identifying trees, so you need to get close to see the shape of the leaves. If the Tuesday's night weather forecast is right then I think today should be sunny, so a nice day to get out hunting. Did you know a scientist who studies trees is called an Arborist? 

English 6/5/20


Today we are going to start our pirate stories about our very own pirates. This is the beginning of your story so you should introduce your character to the reader. This is where yesterday’s activity comes in useful to help you. You should also think about describing the setting of the story- the pirate ship. Think about how you could use adjectives to describe your pirate’s ship. This sets u the story for the reader and it should make the reader want to continue reading the rest of the story that you will write during the rest of this week.


Creative Curriculum

Ahoy year 1,

Thank you for finding out more about the UK. I am a pirate who travels the world but I think it is very important to learn about where you are from me hearties!

I have set sail again and as you know by now I am not the best pirate as I keep getting lost! I am in a new continent now. This is the biggest continent in the world! It has 48 countries. Some countries here are very hot and some are cold. The biggest country in this continent is Russia, which is also the biggest country in the whole world! I have also visited China, India and Japan. Where in the world am I?

Cheers mates

Pirate Pete

Follow the link below to learn more about today's mystery continent!


Tuesday 5th May - Maths

Today you are working on doubling numbers. I made myself a 'Doubling Ladybird' and used Cheerios to help me (see my picture on the last slide!)

5/5/20 English

Today I would like you to use your imaginations to create your own pirate. I would like you to first draw your pirate and colour him/ her in. Then I would like you to use adjectives to describe your pirate thinking carefully about both their looks and personality. You can choose to just write key words or sentences about your pirate to build up a clear picture about what they’re like. The more detail you include the better because it will help you with writing a story about your pirate during the week.

SPaG (spelling and grammar)



smileyMini Non-Work Making People Happy Task smiley

I know you all like your daily outings AND that lots of you live quite close, so I had an idea for over the weekend and next week. Think about everywhere Pirate Pete has visited so far. Can you draw one of the animals that Pirate Pete might have seen so far and write the animal name? Make sure the name is really clear, then stick it in a window where people can see it from outside. 

THEN, next week when you are on your walk, you can see if you spot any animals in windows that your friends have drawn. I know lots of you are chatting online with friends, so you could tell each other what you have seen, and where! Send me photos if you find any!

Miss Clarke 


Monday 4th May - Maths

Happy Monday all! Below is your warm up maths sheet for today, then today's powerpoint is doubling. Try the questions then you could make some ladybird cards of your own to test your doubling skills. 

Monday 4th May - PE

One last try at beating your score for this challenge. Remember, the ball (or whatever you are throwing) has to go above head height. If you're getting too good you could try clapping twice between each throw. Or touching the floor!

English 4/5/20


 Today we are going to practice using question marks. We have done this at school so I hope you can remember where we need to use them. We ask questions every day and we answer questions every day. Can you think of a question you have asked somebody today? Can you think of a question you have answered today?

We are going to think of questions that we could ask Captain Cutlass. Say your questions out loud first, thinking about how many words there are in your sentence and the order of the words. Don’t forget to end with a question mark. Remember when you use a question mark, you don’t need a full stop!


Creative Curriculum


Ahoy year 1,


Thank you for your help last week, I know that I am in Europe! I know that you all live in England which is a country in the UK in Europe. I decided that I would like to visit the UK because you have all been so kind and helpful to me. I would like you to find out more about the UK before I set sail again.

Cheers mates,


Pirate Pete


Friday 1st May - Maths and Science

Your Maths warm up pdf is below, then (as it is Friday) today's maths is a problem solving challenge. Science is another plant hunt to continue to develop your plant identification skills (plus a good excuse to get out and about!). 


Last day of work for the week, then it's the weekend! Who can think of some really imaginative things to do this weekend?

1/5/20 English


Today I would like you all to become authors. I know a lot of you really love to use your imaginations to write your own stories so I thought it might be a nice idea for you to write a story about Captain Cutlass. Think carefully about:


heart The characters in your story

heart How your story will begin (introduce your characters to the reader using adjectives to describe them)

heart What will happen in the middle of your story (a problem your characters encounter)

heart How your story will end (how the problem is eventually solved)


You could also be an illustrator and draw pictures for your story. 


Friday Journal 


If you would like to do you could also do your Friday Journal entry for this week too. 


Creative Curriculum 


Use your continents book to write up information you have found out about Europe. Can you name some human and physical features you can find in Europe?


Human feature- built by humans 

Physical feature- an aspect of nature 

English 30/4/20


Today I would like you to pretend that you are a pirate on a desert island. I'd like you to write a message in a bottle for somebody to find in the future. You could write about everything that has been happening since school shut. Think about what you have been doing and how you have been feeling. 

Creative Curriculum

Ahoy Year 1!


Thank you for all of your help teaching me about Australia. I had a super time there but a pirate never stays in the same place for long! I have set sail again and I have reached a new continent. In this continent some countries are hot and some countries are cold. I have visited the UK, Spain, Germany and France. Which continent have I arrived on?


Cheers mates, 


Pirate Pete

Follow the link below to learn more about the continent. Don't forget to label the continent on your map!
Thursday's Maths Activity Mat and Powerpoint
I thought this was a lovely activity to complete. Some of you might be able to print it, or you could just make a list or poster of your own. smiley

29/4/20 English


Today I would like you to write up your instructions you thought of yesterday. You should have thought of 5 instructions which start with the following time connectives:


  • First
  • Next
  • Then
  • After that
  • Finally 


As you are writing sentences today don't forget:


yesCapital letters

yesFinger spaces between words 

yesFull stops


When you have finished your sentences read them to an adult and check that each sentence has a time connective, a capital letter at the start, a finger space between every word and a full stop at the end. 




Can you make your sentences longer by using 'and'? 

Creative Curriculum


Pirate Pete is having a great time in Australia. The weather is very different to what it was like in Antarctica! Today I would like you to design a weather symbol for what you think the weather will be like in Australia. 



Wednesday's Maths

Under the usual powerpoint are a worksheet, printable game and an online game. I will add the worksheet and game as both Word and PDF for you. 

Science - Spring Hunt Checklist

Don't forget I posted instructions on Monday to show you how to tick off pdf checklists on your phone or ipad if this helps smiley
Tuesday PE - Can you spell your favourite animal, doing the right activity for each letter? 

28/4/20 English


Today you are going to pretend that you are the captain of your very own pirate ship! You can choose your own pirate name and you can name your pirate ship. You must give orders to your pirate crew just like Captain Cutlass does in the story. You don't need to write down your instructions today, we will be doing that later in the week. I would like you to use time connectives in your verbal instructions today. Can you remember the time connectives we have used this year?


  • First
  • Next
  • Then
  • After that
  • Finally


You should start your sentence with a time connective and then a bossy word. Can you name the time connective and bossy word in this sentence?


First scrub the deck.


The time connective is first and the bossy word is scrub. Bossy words are verbs that tell you what to do. 


So today I would like you to practice your bossy sentences ready to write them up later this week. You can even use your best pirate voice!



If you don't have a printer at home write down your answers on a piece of paper. Alternatively you could discuss your answers verbally  with a grown up. 

Phonics Sound of the Day



Can you spot the ee sound in this story?

Tricky Word of the Day


Today's tricky word is are. Can you write 5 questions that begin with are? Remember your capital letters and question marks. 

Monday 27 April - Maths

Happy Monday All! smiley Just a head's up - I made good use of a box of Cheerios for maths this week and next, which I found very helpful. Obviously you don't specifically need Cheerios - you might use pieces of lego, pasta, other cereal, beads, blades of grass - but having something small to count and sort into arrays will come in handy!

Miss Clarke

Monday PE - Round 2!

Some of you told me your scores in your email last week, who can beat last week's score?

27/4/20 English

Good morning Year 1! Today we are going to draw a story map of Five Minutes to Bed. To help you with this you should watch the video of the story again and listen carefully to everything that happens in the story. Then you will need a piece of paper. You are going to draw pictures of each thing that happens in the correct order. If you struggle to remember what has happened in the story, don’t worry you can always refer back to the video. We have drawn lots of story maps for different stories in class so hopefully you remember doing it. You don’t need to write any words today, you are retelling the story through pictures. When you have finished you can talk somebody in your house through each picture and tell them what is happening at each point of the story.

Creative Curriculum

Ahoy year 1!

Thank you for all your help so far on my journey. You told me I was in Antarctica; it was far too cold for me there so I have set sail again. I have arrived at a new continent and it is very different to Antarctica! The weather is very warm and the sun is shining. I have seen kangaroos and koala bears! I have also crossed the Sydney Harbour Bridge and seen the Sydney Opera House. Where in the world am i?

Cheers mates,

From Pirate Pete


Can you help Pirate Pete? Which continent do you think he has arrived at? Watch the continents video again and have a guess thinking carefully about the clues in his letter.


I hope that you have guessed that he is in AUSTRALIA. On some maps this continent is called Australasia. Can you find out some information about Australia and write about it in your continents book? Don’t forget to mark it on your blank map as well if you were able to print this. You could even track Pirate Pete’s journey so far.

Phonics Sound of the Day

Our sound of the day is the ai sound. Can you complete these ai words?





Tricky word of the day

Today’s tricky word is you. Can you write you in chalk on the ground outside?

Friday 24th April - Maths

Don't forget to send us some photos of what you have been up to this week! We've already had some lovely pictures from a few of you - keep an eye on our class pages to see your friends!

Friday 24th April - Optional Science

I picked some optional creative science for the weekend...

How to edit/ work on a pdf on your phone or ipad

Today I've made you a little set of instructions, so you know how to complete pdfs (like the science hunts or future sheets for other subjects) on your phone or ipad. Unfortunately I don't have a tablet or other types of phone to test this, but hopefully there is a similar app or option. 

24/4/20 English


Today is Friday Journal day! Every Friday at school we write about what we have enjoyed doing at school that week and draw a picture to go with our writing. Before we write we have circle time so that we can hear about what our friends have enjoyed and sometimes that gives us new ideas and jogs our memories. I think this is a lovely way to reflect on the week and be thankful for all the learning and fun we have had. So today I'd like you to reflect on the week with your grown ups and anyone else in your house. At school when we have circle time we start our sentence with "this week at school I have enjoyed" but as we are at home you can start your sentence with "this week at home I have enjoyed". At school we find it helpful to pass around Lingey Bear and only the person who is holding Lingey Bear can speak, everybody else must listen. Can you choose one of your favourite toys to pass around today? We find that saying what we want to write first really helps us when it comes to writing it down. 


Don't forget to send us a picture of your Friday Journal so that your teacher can read your lovely writing and put it on the class page for your friends to see too. 

Phonics Sound of the Day

The sound of the day is ng. Can you complete these ng words?


ri __


so __


stro __


pi__ po __


Hangman- Can you play hangman using ng words with a partner?

Tricky Word of the Day

Today's tricky word is be. Can you write 5 sentences that include the word be?

Can you read the tricky words as they fly out of the beehive?

Ongoing Weekend Challenge


How many of these things can you already do? How many would you like to learn before coming back to school?

Thursday 23 April Maths

I'm sure you know I'm the forgetful one out of the 2 teachers - I've been very forgetful and forgotten to upload the daily activity mats I found for you too! Some of you might have these in your packs too. They are a good little daily revision sheet to make sure you don't forget any of your maths from the Autumn Term. I will try and remember from now! Miss Clarke
Thursday Exercise: This is the same sheet as Tuesday, but today can you spell one of your friend's names?

23/4/20 English



Today I would like you to have another look at the adjectives you thought of yesterday and think about how you can put these into sentences. For example if you thought of the adjective ‘bossy’ yesterday to describe Captain Cutlass, today you could write ‘Captain Cutlass is bossy”. As an extra challenge today I would like you to use the conjunctive ‘and’ to make your sentences longer. Eg. Captain Cutlass is bossy and he likes to shout at his pirate crew.” Let’s see if you can check your sentences to make sure they all contain an adjective and ‘and’. Remember to use the sound mats I posted yesterday to help you. We are writing sentences today so you must also remember:


yes Capital letters at the start of your sentences and for names.   

yesFinger spaces between words.

yesFull stop at the end of your sentence.

Reading 23/4/20


As we have been learning about Antarctica this week, here is a reading comprehension activity for you to do all about Emperor Penguins.smiley

23/4/20 Creative Curriculum


Here is a super Go Jetters episode all about Antarctica! Does it teach you anything new that you didn't already know about the continent? 

Phonics Sound of the Day


Our sound of the day is the th sound. Can you complete these th words?







Tricky Word of the Day


Today's tricky word is 'we'. Can you read a book and count how many times you find 'we'?

Don't forget to clap our carers tonight, make as much noise as you can!

Wednesday 22nd April Maths

Wednesday 22nd April Science - I hope this pdf opens on your phones or tablets then you can do the hunt in your garden or on your daily walk. Can you take a selfie of you with one of the plants? 
In class children use sound mats to help with their writing in every lesson. Children are encouraged to sound out each word and if they are having difficulties with spelling they should locate the sound on the soundmat to help them. This will help children with their spelling at home too. smiley

22/4/20 English

Today we are going to think about the character of Captain Cutlass. We are going to use adjectives to describe what he looks like and what his personality is like. We have used adjectives a lot in Year 1 to describe different things and people,  but just in case you need a reminder of how to use adjectives have a look at the PowerPoint below.

What I would like you to do is draw a picture of Captain Cutlass in the middle of a piece of paper, using the pictures from the YouTube video of the story being read from yesterday. Make sure you leave room around the edge of your paper because you are going to write adjectives that describe Captain Cutlass around the outside of your picture. Just write adjectives today, we will be putting them into sentences later on in the week. 

Creative Curriculum 22/4/20

Thanks to your super pirate ship designs for Pirate Pete he is now on his journey around the world. But uh oh! He is in trouble already...


Ahoy there Year 1,


Pirate Pete here. Thank you for your pirate ship ideas, I've got the best looking ship on the whole of the seven seas! I just have one problem... I forgot to bring a map! I am a bit of a forgetful pirate but that's alright because I have all of my Year 1 mates to help me now! I have arrived at a very strange continent and I'm not sure where I am. This continent is covered in ice and snow. There are icebergs in the ocean. I have spotted Emperor Penguins and Seals. I am freezing!

I think I am either in Australia or Antarctica, which continent do you think I am on?

Please help Year 1!

Thanks mates

Pirate Pete


So your first job is to decide where you think Pirate Pete is- Australia or Antarctica. Use the clues in his letter to help you. Watch this video that teaches you about each continent. That might help you make your mind up too!

By now I am sure you have guessed that Pirate Pete is in .....


Well done if you used the clues to guess correctly. We can now let Pirate Pete know that he is in the coldest continent Antarctica. I hope he packed his coat! I would like you to make a fact file of everything you have learned about Antarctica to help Pirate Pete learn more about where he is.


You can use the continents book that is in your home learning pack to write down what you have learned on the Antarctica page. We will be using this book alongside this topic as we learn about the different continents this term. This should be seen as a working document and not completed all in one go.


If you don't have a paper copy you can download a copy below.




 To help you with your Antarctica page today have a look at the information posted below. 

Phonics Sound of the day 22/4/20


Today's phonics sound is sh. Can you guess the sh words?


wi __


__ op


__ ot 


di __


Can you put those words into sentences? 

Tricky Word of the Day


Today's tricky word is 'she'. Can you put this tricky word into 5 sentences? 

Tuesday Maths - keep practising counting in 10s today!

Today's exercise challenge...

English 21/4/20


Now that we have had a look for clues on the front cover and made predictions about the story it is time for us to hear the story together. Please click on the above link to listen to the whole story and see if your predictions were correct!


To get to know a new story better in class we like to use drama to reenact the story. Can you make a list of characters you might need? First of all let's try one of our favourite activities- hotseating. Pretend you are Captain Cutlass and have your grown ups ask you questions. Remember you must give answers that you think Captain Cutlass would give. 


E.g "Why do you want your pirate crew to go to bed?" "Because they have lots of work to do in the morning!"


Then you could give each person in your house a character and act out the story together. You could even use pirate voices! This is a fun way to get to know the characters and events of the story better and will help with writing later on. Have fun!


Reading 21/4/20


Read the text with a grown up carefully, thinking about what is happening as you read. Then answer the questions about what you have read. Answers can be found on the last page. 

Phonics sound of the day - ch



Tricky word of the day- he 


Tricky word treasure hunt- write today's tricky word 'he' on small pieces of paper and hide them around your house or garden  for someone to find. Each time a word is found you must say a sentence containing the tricky word.   Our favourite tricky words song!



Happy Monday Year 1 and welcome to the start of the Summer Term! I hope you have all done better at making your Easter chocolate last than we have!


We'll be posting lessons and ideas each day to help you keep on track. You might like to create yourself a timetable to give your day some structure (obviously including plenty of play time, creative time and some fresh air!)


We are doing half the lessons each, so Mrs Clydesdale will be giving you ideas for English and topic (and I know she always has amazing creative ideas too) and I (Miss Clarke) will put up Maths each day as well as some PE or Science. Remember, these are just to help you. Just do what you can, and remember you have our email address to keep us updated with what you are up to, or to ask us if you are stuck. 

Monday Maths

Today's is quite a short lesson with being the first one back. The main focus is to practice counting in 10. You can do this practically if you like. Can you count to 100 in 10s while hopping on one leg? The other leg?! The last 3 slides are challenges for those of you who like a second challenge. 

You don't need anything except what you have in the house for any of these lessons EXCEPT I found a box of Cheerios (or similar cereal/dried pasta) very useful when I was trying out the lessons I have made for weeks 2 and 3! 

Monday PE

Monday English


Our new special class story this half term is Five Minutes to Bed By Richard Dungworth. Don't worry you do not need to buy the book as there is an interactive version online (but we don't need that today!) Today I would like you to have a good look at the front cover and make a prediction about what you think the story will be about and what might happen. Can you find any clues in the illustrations? Can you find any clues in the title? Can you give reasons for your predictions? 


Front Cover

Creative Curriculum 


 This half term our topic is Pirates! I have an old friend named Pirate Pete who just loves to sail the seven seas! The only problem is he just keeps getting lost along the way. I received this email last night:


Ahoy mateys!

Mrs Clydesdale has told me that your new topic is pirates and that you will be learning all about continents and oceans this half term! I am just about to set off on a new world adventure and I would like to take you all with me and help me along the way. I would like to make some changes to my pirate ship. Can you help me? 


Cheers mates!

Pirate Pete


So your first job is to design a pirate ship for Pirate Pete. You can be as imaginative as you like and add lots of cool gadgets! As Pirate Pete sets off on his world adventure you will need to use the blank map of the world posted below as we will be locating continents together as we go along. 

(Please note that the continent of Australasia is sometimes called Australia, both are correct)




Happy Friday! ITV are making a very special ITV logo featuring artwork created by kids at home across the nation. So, for a chance to be part of it, draw, paint or sketch us your best picture. Then ask your grown up to post a photo of your artwork using #ITVKidsCreate and @ITV to Twitter or Instagram.


For all details visit:


Maths Challenge:


I am thinking of a number. 

My number is less than 40. 

My number is greater than 35. 

My number is an even number. 


What might my number be?



Good morning Year 1. It's Thursday again and that means tonight at 8pm we will all be out at our doors to clap our heroes working for the NHS and other key workers who are keeping us safe. Don't forget to make as much noise as you can!

Some of you might know about Tom Moore. He is an amazing man who has so far raised £12 million for the NHS. His aim is to walk 100 laps around his garden before his 100th birthday on April 30th. If you would like to make/ send him a birthday card here are the details you need:



Good morning Year 1 and welcome to another lovely sunny day! blush While school has been closed for most children I have been keeping myself busy making delicious treats in the kitchen and I know lots of you have been as well. I've collected some easy recipes for you to follow with a grown up if you would like to. Who knows, maybe we have a future winner of the Great British Bake Off at Lingey House! If you do make anything don't forget to send us pictures! 


Good morning Year 1! As I opened the curtains this morning I felt very happy when I saw the lovely sunshine, blue skies and could hear the birds singing happily in the trees. That made me wonder, what makes you happy? Could you have a think about that with your adult and choose 5 things that make you feel happy? It's always good to start the day with positive thoughts. smiley


Another thing that makes me happy is dancing! I know that you all love dancing too and are super dancers. Oti Mabuse is a professional dancer who dances on Strictly Come Dancing. She has dance workout lessons for the whole family on her YouTube channel.



Hello Year 1 welcome to a brand new week! We hope you have all had a lovely Easter weekend full of yummy treats!

While we are safe at home there are lots of people who are still going to work to help to keep us all safe. I thought it might be a nice idea for you to write a letter or draw a picture for a key worker to say thank you. You may have a key worker in your family or know somebody who is a key worker. You could stick your pictures or letters up in your window for passers by to see. Maybe you could write a kind message to your postman/woman or bin men/ women. If you do this remember to send us pictures for our class pages. heart





Hello Year 1. I hope you are all safe and well. Today's fun idea is to make your very own Easter bunny face using cotton wool balls and a paper plate. You could even make this a mask by cutting two holes for eyes. Have fun x 



We hope you are enjoying this very strange Easter holiday so far! Today's fun idea to keep you busy is an Easter scavenger hunt that you could do with your family.



What a lovely sunny day it is today! If you are lucky enough to have a garden I hope that you are playing outside in the fresh air. To make the most of the sunshine you could try shadow drawing with your toys like the pictures below. 


Have a lovely day x 




Good morning Year 1!

We hope you have had a lovely weekend and have been safely making the most of the sunshine at home. As today is the first day of the Easter holiday we will be posting fun Easter activity ideas over the next two weeks so keep checking back for new ideas.

Why not make your own cute Easter chick? If you don't have coloured paper/card you could always use plain paper/card and colour it in. Maybe you could write a story with your chick as the main character and use your creation to act it out. 
We all know how important and fun it is to read, we hope that you are still reading every day at home. If you read a book/ comic/ magazine that you have really enjoyed please tell me about it and I can tell all of your friends about it on this page. 


Nearly the weekend already! And haven't you all just packed so much in this week!


As Friday is normally Friday Journal day, I thought it would be nice if you could all do a Friday Journal. How you choose to do this is up to you, but I would love if you would all email me a photo of what yours looks like. 


Some of you might like to do an ongoing journal through the next few weeks. This would be brilliant to look back on as I know you're all doing so many exciting things that you wouldn't do in a normal school week. I have attached a whole big journal below which some of you might enjoy. If you have a printer (don't worry if you don't, I don't either) then to be honest I think you could be creative and do a better one yourself. You just need some paper and bit of imagination....

Lockdown Journal Document


Happy Thursday! I might do some exercise before breakfast, I wonder how many of you are keeping up your daily exercise? 


This half term in maths we had just started learning about weight, length, height and capacity. Remember you can measure in whatever you like!


1. How many teddy bears tall are you? How many teddy bears tall are your grown ups? Maybe there's a tape measure in your house you could learn how to use.


2. Find some empty containers. Which one holds the most water? Which one holds the least? How do you know? You could get a little cup and see how many cups of water each one holds. 


3. Can you order your toys from tallest to shortest?


4. Get baking (I know lots of you have already) then you can start learning about the different units we use to weigh, and how to weigh them out. 


5. Games for your computer or tablet - I will put a link below for some games using measures. These are on a website called ''.

01/04/20 - Check in

I was just wondering how any of you were doing with those challenges I set you on Monday? Have you managed to check off a few more?


I'm having awful bother at the moment with these animals invading my flat at the moment! Have any of you tried it yet? Remember you type in the name of an animal to google on a phone, ipad or I think tablet, scroll down to where it says 'view in 3d' and the animal appears in your home! Then you can also find out some information about the animal. I would love to know if you've had any visitors and what you have learned. Here's some of mine...

My favourite visitor was the penguin that came through my balcony door. Did you know that Emperor Penguins can grow up to 1.3m tall. Is that taller than you?


Good Morning! Happy April Fool's Day! (Don't tell your grown ups, then maybe you can play a trick on them, it has to be before Midday though!)


I wonder if any of you had a go of the making shapes task yesterday? If you try it any time this week, we'd love if you would send us a photo. We will put the best ones on our class web page.


As it's a new month, I thought we'd have days and month related tasks today. There's lots you could do to practice these, here's some ideas:


  • This is one for when you're outside having your daily exercise. Ideally on a field or at the park. Each have a set of months of the year cards in your pocket/bag. Start on the same line. Take turns lucky dipping a month out of your pocket/bag. Take the right number of steps for the month, for example April is the 4th month so you would take 4 steps. Keep going taking turns. First to the finish line wins. 
  • Fancy Dress: Make some cards with the months of the year. Put them upside down and shuffle them up. Pick a card, then you have to run and put the right clothes for that time of year. (Maybe have a pile of clothes like hats, sunglasses etc out near you or the other end of the garden, to save a big disasterous mess in the bedrooms!)
  • OR you could draw and dress a person for each month of the year, and make these into a chain or mobile. 
  • Another activity with months of the year cards. Have them face down and pick one out. Can you say 2 or 3 facts about that month? It might be what season it is in, what happens then, what the weather is like or what you might wear.
  • Read books - The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Funnybones have a days of the week focus. Don't worry if you don't have the book, I'll put a link to an online version below, then you could have a competition to see who can remember what the caterpillar ate each day. 
  • Add people's birthdays to a calendar together.You could even make/decorate a calendar.
  • I'll put the link to our Months of the Year song below. Can you sing it? Y1EC, can you remember the actions to help you know which month belongs to which season? Maybe you could video yourself doing it, and send it to your friends in Y1AC?
  • Make some day, number and date cards so that each day you can pull out the right ones and stick up the date. 


I'll add some links and ideas below. Don't forget, these are all just ideas to help you, so that when you are looking for new tasks to do, hopefully there is always something somewhere on this page which you haven't yet done! If you do any of them, remember to send us photos so we can see what you've been up to.


Happy Wednesday!



Months of the Year task


I wonder if you're all keeping up the exercises? I wonder if your grown-ups are....? I have switched across to this page, and will continue to post as normal, but on this one. I believe you have all been sent an email address by the school. This is so you can send us pictures of what you are getting up to at home. We will upload these to our usual class webpages. This might be tasks you have completed (or are in the process of completing) that we have sent you, or I know lots of you have thought of lots of exciting ideas of your own to do! 


Have any of you started the weekly challenges that I posted yesterday? Here is another idea for today - how many different 2d or 3d shapes can you make and name? You could make these from toothpicks, lolly sticks, spaghetti, cotton buds, sticks, or whatever other stick-like things you can find! You can then stick the corners together with plasticine, jelly sweets, marshmallows, bread....use your imagination. I'd love to see photos of these with the name written on a label!


Remember, all these are ideas. You might do some of these today, tomorrow, next week or not at all, but they are here to help you. 


2d and 3d shapes



Good morning all! Hope you had a lovely weekend. A little birdy tells me you've all be especially busy and creative at home, helping with the cooking, cleaning, building things, doing Art, Maths, English and lots more! I'm so impressed with you as always!

I have created a challenge sheet for you this week. I have put a picture version and also one you can download, then you could maybe highlight or cross out each challenge you complete on your computer (or some of you may even have a printer).  You could pick one or 2 to do a day, so don't worry if it takes you a few weeks, you can compare with friends where you are up to!

I've also explained below about a great new feature I found for you on Google last night!


Enjoy and be good for your grown-ups!

Home Learning Challenges - you could pick one or 2 a day...

Word version documents of weekly challenges to download

On a phone, ipad or might work on a tablet - go on Google, type an animal, scroll down to where it says 'View in 3D'. This Tiger appeared in my room and was eyeing up my hairdrier!


Happy Friday Year 1! I hope you are all looking after your grown ups. Not too far until Easter now, so today I have found you some ideas for Easter crafts. I've tried to find crafts which only need things from around the house like toilet rolls, socks, maybe some bits of paper or card and colours. You could make them as Easter presents for your family to make them smile.


Have a lovely weekend, see how creative you can be, how much exercise you can do and keep finding time to read.

Easter Craft Ideas


Another sunny day! Hope you are all doing well. I wonder how many of you did tasks about sound yesterday? If you just want 2 little things to do today, find a book you enjoy to read to a grown up and either practice some counting in the house or garden or try one of the maths games online. 

The weather might not stick so if you can get out in the garden then make the most of it. Think about all of your senses this time. 


Touch - Can you find something soft? Spiky? Squishy? Hard? Rough?

Smell - Can you find things that smell nice in your garden? Maybe your grown up might have herbs and spices which smell nice in the garden or kitchen? 

Sound - Sit in the garden, or by an open window, with your eyes shut. How many things can you hear? Write them down. 

Sight - Draw 5 things you can see. 

Taste - Challenge for while you are not at school. Try 5 different foods you have never tried before. What do they smell like first? Are they crunchy? What do they feel like in your mouth? What do they taste like? What did you like about it?


Happy rest of Thursday!


Good Afternoon Year 1! Another sunny day!


We had just started learning about senses in Year 1 science, so I thought today we could all focus on sound. How do we hear sound? Without doing anything to annoy your grown ups, what in your house makes an interesting sound? Pick one thing. Now test what affects how you hear this sound. What if you are further away from it? What if you have your earmuffs or hat on? What if you are having your bath later and your ears are under the water when someone makes the sound. Does it sound different? Why do you think this is?


Here's a crafty challenge for you. Can you make a musical instrument? Or a set of musical instruments? You might put bits of lego or dry rice in a bottle. You could use elastic bands round a box like a guitar. See what noises you can make and how you can make the noises change. Have fun!



Good Morning Year 1! I wonder how many of you were exercising with Joe Wicks at 9am? Don’t forget all the bits I added yesterday, maybe you could use them to create your own timetable. I’ve added a new maths game below, I checked and it works on phones too. Also David Walliams is reading a story every day, you could listen while your grown ups are busy.


Good Morning!

I hope you have all been able to enjoy the sunshine at the weekend, whether in the garden or just getting all the windows open to blow away the cobwebs!

I know getting started on how to organise your time this week might be a bit daunting for some people, so I have attached some documents below with a potential timetable, ideas and activities. 

I will stress that there is no obligation to even open these! They are just there for anyone who would like. 

Don't forget Joe Wicks at 9am too if you're feeling energetic (or need a wake up!). See below!

Thinking of you all...


Rise and Shine!

I spotted this today, Joe Wicks is going to do live PE sessions on his YouTube channel at 9am Monday to Friday next week. What a great, positive way to start the day! Maybe everyone in the house can join in!