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Welcome to Year 1


  A very warm welcome to Year One

Here is the Year 1 teaching team.


Mrs Smoczyk (Class Teacher)

Mrs Toon (Class TA  )

Mrs Nelson (Class TA)

Miss Stone  (TA)

Mrs Muddara (Care Assistant)






  Summer Term  1


 PE will be on  Tuesday and Wednesday


We would love to hear about all the positive things the children are doing and achieving at home. Please send positive comments to school via email or on a slip of paper.

Positive things  could include, helping around the home, learning a new skill such as being able to tie  shoe laces .

The comments will be  shared with all the class and put on display on the 

We can all shine display.

 We can all shine.

  Return to School

Monday 8th March


 I am looking forward to seeing you all again .

The school day will be 8.50am - 3.10pm


 PE  for Spring Term 2 will be Wednesday and Thursday.


 Spelling list  spelling test 12.3.21







  World  Book Day

   Here are some activities to choose from.

  Reading at Home

To help the children read more at home we have joined Oxford Owl online reading.

 Please read the attached letter for more details.


 Year 1

  User Name  IFYear1

  Password   OwlBooks


  Spring 2    Can we eat all we grow ?


 Home learning activities for Spring 2

 Week 1.3.21

Live lessons Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  class page activities.

 Tuesday Afternoon is Active Tuesday.

 Each week  choose different activities from the list below.

 Wednesday is Wellbeing Wednesday

 Each week choose  different activities from the list below.

 Friday is Arts and Crafts Friday

  Each week choose from the activity list below

   You have all been very busy learning at home.   Here are just some of the photographs I have  been sent.

  Spring Term 2     Remote  Learning


  Week  1.3.21


 Phonics  ea



  Say and write a sentence about each picture using conjunction and.

Understanding the use of "AND" For Kids | Grammar Grade 1 | Periwinkle

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Order events during a typical day.

You can use pictures, sentences or both.

Using the words earlier and later say and write four or more sentences about the activities you did during the day.


 Parts of a plant

 Also visit

BBC bitesize  - What are the parts of the plants


 Phonics   ow      slow

Phonics ow Sound Song 'Snow Flow Slow Glow' A funny kids phonics song

The Phonics ow Sound Song - a fun song to help your child learn & understand the phonics sound ow. Gives examples of how to pronounce the phonics ow sound an...


 Using conjunction and

  Maths  Time








 Write about yourself using conjunction and to join ideas.

 For example,

I like playing with trains and cars.

I went on holiday and it was very hot.










  Phonics   CVCC Words

 Circle or write the correct word to match the picture.

 Extra Task write a sentence about each picture.

  Optional Task

 Play the word snakes and ladders game or make up your own word game.

 English   Jack and The Beanstalk


Read the story Jack and the Beanstalk.

Using pictures sequence the story. You can use the pictures provided or draw your own.

The Story of Jack and The Beanstalk - Fairy Tales for Kids

Jack and the BeanstalkOnce upon a time there was a boy named Jack who lived with his poor widowed mother. They had sold almost everything they owned to buy f...

  Sequence or draw  4 pictures from the story.

  Extra hard task sequence 8 pictures.


  Try to read everyday.  Make a reading record list of the books you have read.

  The Oxford Owl password is at the top of the class page.

 Maths  Weight  Problems

  Read and solve the weight problems.  Record your findings.

  Active  Tuesday

 Choose one or more activities from the list at the top of the page.

 Wednesday 24.2.21


 Phonics  ir

 Write a sentence about the ir pictures below.

Extra hard task  

Write your own ir poem.

 Wellbeing Wednesday

 Look at the list of ideas at the top of the page.


Here are some ideas form Mrs Smoczyk

 Make and play your own board game.

  Use lego  or boxes to build a castle for the Giant.


  Thursday   25.2.21

  Phonics   ey  word search

  Complete the word search or make up your own ey word search.


 Jack and the Beanstalk

   Sequence 4 parts of the story.

 Write a sentence for each part using the sequencing words





  Maths  Measures


 Using a ruler or tape measure, measure objects in your home .

Record the length in centimetres.

  For example  pen = 12cm

 Topic  Spring Power Point


  Signs of Spring.

Look at the Power point.  Think and discuss 

  What are the signs of spring ?

  Make a list of your ideas.

 Extra task

 Write full sentences about your ideas.

 For example.

  The weather is getting warmer.

   I can hear more birds singing.



 Draw a picture of something that represents spring.

  Friday 26.2.21

Phonics sound out and write the words to match the picture.

You can record on the worksheet or write a list of the words.


Listen to the story Jack and the Beanstalk.

Retell and  write the story.


 Are you taller or shorter than 1 metre ?

 What other things can you find taller than 1 metre ?

 Measure the height of family members.

Record how tall they are in metres and centimetres.

Order family members by height.


Extra Task

Measure some of your teddy bears and dolls in centimetres.

Order by size.

 Remote Learning   8.2.21









  Monday 8.2.21


Phonics  wh

  Extra Task

Write a sentence about each of the wh words.

  English  8.2.21


 Listen to the story.

Answer the questions using full sentences.

Storytime for Kids The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb read by LLL

This to this beautiful story about loss by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb. Read by Little loves Library.

 Maths  8.2.21
 Topic PHSE  Friendship   8.2.21

 Look at the friendship  power point.

Create a poster- What makes a good friend.

 Tuesday  9.2.21

  Phonics  oe

  English  9.2.21


 Listen to the story Paper dolls (link above)

 Make a list of the nouns in the story.

 Remember a noun is a person, place or thing.

  Maths  9.2.21


Word problems

  Active Tuesday

 Choose activities from the list at the top of the page.


Try this weeks Mansfield School Games Challenge.

You can send the results directly to Mansfield School Games or to me and I will forward it.

 Wednesday 10.2.21

  Tricky Words

Phase 4 Tricky words

 Wellbeing Wednesday

 Try this breathing exercise 

 Breath in slowly for the count of 4 then breath out slowly for the count of 6.

  Repeat 6 times.


 Also choose some activities from the Wellbeing Wednesday list at the top of the page.

  Thursday  11.2.21


 Phonics  au

 Read the words  below and write a sentence about each of the words.

Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and punctuation.








 11.2.21    English       Adjectives


 Add adjectives to the list of nouns you made on Tuesday.


  For example    noun  girl

  add  adjective  little  girl


 Noun  scissors

 add adjectives  sharp silver scissors

  11.2.21   Maths

  Addition and subtraction word problems.

 11.2.21   Topic

To show awareness of the past using correct vocabulary.


The paper dolls  went into the little girls memory.

Think about some special events in your own life.

Talk or write about these memories using some of the key vocabulary below.

Before, after, new, old, young, old, younger, youngest, older, oldest, years ago, next, then, different, changed.

  11.2.21  Topic  Materials

  Design a new outfit for a doll.

Think about the purpose of the outfit.

What materials will you use and why?

What colours will you choose ?

 For example, will the outfit be warm or cold weather, will it need to be waterproof, warm, sparkly ?

Draw and label your design.

Extra Hard Task

 Have a go at making your outfit.

  Friday   12.2.21


 Phonics  au

12.2.21      English  Writing


  Retell the story Paper dolls.

  Use adjectives in your work.

 For example

  The naughty boy had a pair of sharp scissors.


 12.2.21  Maths


 Word problems.

 Solve the word problems.

You could have a go at making up your own word problems.

  12.2.21  Craft  Friday


 Have a go at making your own paper dolls.



  Remote Learning   Week 1.2.21

  1.2.21  Phonics oy


 Phonics 2.2.21


 ph watch the clip.

What objects around your house can you find with the ph sound ?

Make a list of what you find.

Extra Task

Write sentences about the objects you found.


Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ph/

Get more activities, more resources and of course, more Geraldine, from Mr T's Phonics - here: We make le...


  Read and add the correct punctuation   

   .  ? !

 English 2.2.21



 Writing Sentences

Write simple sentences about the pictures.

 Use a capital letter, correct  punctuation and finger spaces.


Weekly Writing 


Write about an  activity  you did this week.

What was it ?

Why did you enjoy doing it ?







Toys History Fact File


Read and answer the questions.

 Extra task   Write your own fact file about old and new toys.

  Active Tuesday

  Science  4.2.21

 Complete after the teams lesson at 1.30pm

  Toy Photo Art

Have a go at creating a scene with your toys. Take a photograph of your  creative art work.

  Remote Learning Week 4

  25.1.21 -   29.1.21


 Live lessons  Phonics  9.15 am

                      English  10.15 am

                      Maths  11.30 am


 Please note the later start. This is to allow the children in school to join in  with the sessions.

 Weekly Spellings









   Monday   ir


  Play this ir game


 With a partner throw a dice.

 The number you roll you need to read a word on that number line. For example, if you roll a 3 read a word on the three line.  Cross or tick if you read the word correctly . The player with the most  words is the winner.

 Tuesday ue

 Friday  Reading

 Look at a book

 Can you find the tricky words  some, one, said, come, have , what in the book ?


 Look for different sorts of punctuation . 

    .  ?  !


 Using punctuation  . ? !

 Monday using a full stop.


 Look at the pictures from the story.

For each picture say and write a sentence which uses a full stop at the end.


  Extra Challenge

 Add the rainbow grammar colours  to show subject, predicate and punctuation.

  Tuesday  Question Marks  ?


 Use the pictures from the story to write questions.

 Question words

 Who, What, Where, How, When.

 Wednesday  Exclamation Marks  !


Use the pictures from the story to write speech bubbles which use exclamation marks.

 Thursday  Writing


 Using your own toys and imagination make up your own toy adventure story.

You can  choose how you record the story.

It could be a written story, story map, comic strip or mini book.

In the story I want to see you use the punctuation we have looked at this week, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks.    . ? !

  Friday  Tricky Words


 Join in with the Tricky Words song

 Complete the word worksheets.

  Tricky Word Word Search


 Use the tricky words to make a  word search.

Phase 4 Tricky Words Song Sight Words Song for said, have, like, come, some, what, when

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  Maths   Money


 You will need a selection of coins.

 Sort the coins  by their value.

 Using your times table Knowledge  find the total amount in each set of coins.


How many different ways can you make the total 10p, 20p and £1 ?

  Extra Challenge

  How many ways can you make the total 50p ?

 Tuesday  Adding coins
 Wednesday Making given amounts
  Play Top Marks Money Game


Using Money


 Play Shop Keepers

 Make a Mini shop

 Add price labels to the items.

 Ask a family member to play shops with you.

 Have a go at being both the Shop Keeper and the Customer.

  PE and Physical Activity


 It is recommended that children take part in 60 minutes of daily physical activity each day. This week I am setting you the challenge of being active for 60 minutes everyday. Below are some ideas  to help. Keep a daily record/ diary of the physical activity you do each day.

  Mansfield School Games Home Challenge

Have a go at this cushion challenge and enter your data into the Mansfield School Games Personal Challenge.

  Art  Patterns


 Look for different checked patterns in your home.

 Have a go at copying one of the patterns or create your own.

  History   Toys


 Using your own toys create a toy timeline.


Which of your toys is the oldest?  How do you know?

Which toy is the newest ? How do you know ?


 Take a photograph or draw the toys in the timeline.

Write about the newest and oldest toy you have.

When did you get it ? What is it made from ? How does it work ?


 Design and Technology


 Using  materials such as boxes and cartons create something you could put your toys in.


 Describing materials.

 Find different objects around your home.

 Use different words to describe the materials.

 Key Vocabulary

  bendy, stretchy, hard, smooth, transparent, rough.



  Remote Learning Week 3   18.1.21

  Teams Lessons 

 9am   Phonics

 10am  English

 11.30  Maths


 Spellings  18.1.21







  Phonics   Week 18.1.21
 Thursday  and Friday Phonic tasks

  English 18.1.21


 Traction Man  adjectives

Traction Man is here - Books Alive! Read Aloud children's book

Books Alive! Read aloud Traction Man is here by Mini Grey. The everyday hero performing extraordinary bravery in the realms of the home. All in a days work f...

  Listen to the story Traction Man.

 Draw a picture of Traction Man

 Use adjectives to describe Traction  Man

You might use words such as brave, happy, calm, handsome.


 An adjective is used to help us to imagine what a person, place or thing is like.



Use adjectives to describe your toys.

For example,

 The red Lego brick.

 The big red Lego brick.


  The cute dolly.

  The small cute dolly.

  Use adjective to write short sentences about characters, and objects from the story Traction Man.


 For example, 

 The green suit.

 The frightened silver spoons.

 The big angry dishcloth.



Sequence the story Traction Man.


Create a comic strip retelling the story Traction Man.

Add captions and speech bubbles to your story.

 Friday Extended Writing


 Write the story Traction Man.

Try to use different adjectives in your story.

Use capital letters, finger spaces and  full stops.

  Math  18.1.21

 Look at BBCBitesize 2D shapes Key Stage 1 

What are 2d shapes?

  Make Shapes

Using pencils, sticks or strips of paper create 2d shapes.

 Count the sides and corners.

 How could you make a circle?

 How many sticks would you need to make an octagon ?


The Counting by Fives Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Count by fives from zero to one hundred! Skip Counting with an original animation and song... don't skip it! Our 2ND CHANNEL is on Patreon! ►► https://www.p...


  Design and Technology

  Design and Make a Sock Puppet

  Step 1

  Design - Draw and label your plan / idea.

  Step 2

  Make - Using your plan make the sock puppet.


  Use joining skills such as glue and sticky tape.

With ADULT  SUPERVISION try using a sewing stitch. ( This is optional)


If you do not have the resources to make a sock puppet a detailed design will be fine. 



  Science      Transparent Materials


 Transparent means  a material that allows light to pass through it so that the object behind can be seen.


Look through an empty clear plastic drinks bottle.

Can you see through the bottle ?  If you can it is a transparent material.


 What other objects/ materials can you find around the home that are transparent ?

 Make a list of your findings.


Extra task 

  Write a sentence to explain what the word transparent means.



  Body Percussion  Follow the Power Point

 Make up your own body percussion pattern.

  History  Toys in the past


 With an adult look at the Power point.

Talk to the adult about toys and games they played with in the past.

  Write 3 facts you have learnt.

 Art  Patterns


  Using different patterns  design a pair of gloves.

Draw around your hands to create a template.

  PE  Yoga

Frozen | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

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  PHSE   Keeping Healthy



 Name five things to help keep you healthy.


  Remote Learning Week 2   11.1.21


  Teams lessons

   9am Phonics

    10am  English

   11.30 am  Maths




Read and highlight the u-e words








  For each spelling word say and write a simple sentence.


  For example


  What time is it ?


  The dog jumped out of the bin.


 Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and correct punctuation.

Story Time 'This is the Bear' by Sarah Hayes

Story time with Ms. Lewin Donaldson reading the story 'This is the Bear' by Sarah Hayes and Helen Craig #primarymummy

   Write simple sentences about each picture.


  Highlight the subject  predicate  and punctuation .

  Writing sentences

Use capital letters, finger spaces and  full stops.

This is the....

 Highlight the subject

   This is the boy with red socks.

  Thursday  Story  Map

Listen/ watch the story This is the Bear.

 Create a story map adding captions and speech bubbles.


  Friday Extended Writing

 Retell and write the story  This is the Bear

 Remember to use

 Capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

 Try to use this weeks spellings in your story.

 Use your story maps to help sequence the story.




Subtraction using a number line.

Power Point 12.1.21

  Look at the Power point

Discuss your findings with an adult.



  Use your hands to hold objects.

  Feel which item is the heaviest and which is the lightest .


  Order 3 household objects and order by weight.



  Find an object that weighs 

100g    500g  and   1kg

  Additional/ Optional  Task


  Bake a cake

  With a grown up bake a cake.

  Look at the weight of the ingredients packaging.

  Use scales to weigh out the ingredients.

  Curriculum  11.1.21



Look at the criss cross pattern images.

 Using materials you have at home create your own criss cross pattern picture.

  Science  Materials

  What different materials can you find in the garden ?


 Look around your garden can you find things made  from 

  wood, plastic, metal, rock, glass or cloth. ?


  Draw a map of your garden and label the different materials you find.






  Toys / Materials


  Sort your toys by what materials they are made from.

  Which material are most of your toys made from ?



 Old and New Toys


  Ask an adult to read the Toys Power Point to you.


  Draw a mind map of what you have learnt about old and new toys.

  A mind map is pictures and words to show what you understand , know , or wish to find out about a topic. Below are a few examples.

  Physical  Education


Cosmic Kids Yoga

Try the challenge card activities

Joybob The Polar Bear | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

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   PE  Yoga

   Remote Learning


 Week  4.1.21


  Live lessons will be  on Teams

  Monday - Thursday

   9 am  Phonics

   10 am  English

    1 pm Maths

Linked worksheets can be found below.


Other Curriculum Activities will be on this class page.


Extra activities can also be found on the SEND page.

Look in Key Information Send Information.


 You do not have to print the work sheets.  Answers and findings can be recorded using just a pen and paper. 



 Please email photographs of completed work or send me a quick email message about how you are getting  on. 

   Phonics, English and Maths

 Worksheets. If possible to be completed after Teams lesson.


Can you read the split e-e words ?


Adding on Powerpoint

  Curriculum Topic Activities


  5.1.21  Materials   Distinguish between an object and the materials it is made from.


  Look around your house.

 Can you find objects made from the following materials

glass, wood, plastic and metal.

  Draw and label the objects you find.

  6.1.21  Going for Goals


   Think about what you would like to achieve this year.

It could be a new skill such as being able to tie your own shoe laces, to know your 5 times table, to ride a bike on two wheels.

 Create a poster to illustrate your personal targets. 

  7.1.21    Art    


  Using a pencil sketch a picture of a toy. Use the pencil to shade areas.

  Friday  Activities

Kippers Toy Box

This is a children's picture book story Read Aloud by Caroline Finch. Suitable for ages 3-8 years old - or any age really. Story by Mick Inkpen



  so        went  


  no        from


  do        last



  Retell and write the story Kippers Toy Box.


  Try and use this weeks spelling words in your story.


 Active Maths

One more   One less


 On small pieces of paper write different numerals. Ask a grown up to hide the numerals around the house.

 You have to find the numerals and record the number that is one more and the number that is 1 less.



  8.1.21  Get active with Joe

5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 1 | The Body Coach TV

Great for all ages but aimed primarily at Key Stage 140 seconds work | 20 seconds restMarching On The SpotStar JumpsLow Sprint ShuffleSquatsClimb The Rope

  Active  Challenge Cards.


 It is recommended that children are physically active for 60 minutes everyday.

Try some of these active challenge cards.

 Homework Challenges



  Play Phase 3 games on Phonics Play


  Look at some of the fun learning activities in Year 1
  This week we have had lots of fun making pizza and having a mini athletics competition.



    We are learning to hear, say, recognize and write letter sounds.


     s  a  t  p  i   n  m  d  g  o c  k  ck  e  u  r  h  b f  ff ss


      v w x y j  qu


     ch  sh  th  ng  ai  ee  oa  oo  ar  or  ur  ow  oi  era  air  ure  er.


  Can you read and spell words containing the above letter sounds ?




   Number Words


 This half term we are learning to read and spell number words.


     1     one                       6  six

     2     two                      7   seven

     3     three                   8   eight

     4     four                     9    nine

      5    five                     10  ten




We are learning to write numerals correctly


 Single digit numbers


 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


  Double digit numbers  such as

   12     25    46   72    89   94

This term we are learning to count in 10's 2's and 5's.


 10  20  30  40  50  60  70  80  90  100.


2  4  6  8  10  12  14  16  18   20


5  10  15  20  25  30  35  40  45  50  55  60  65  70  75  80  85  90  95  100


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