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Welcome to Year One

Year 1 – 


Today we have something new for you!

We have managed to get a subscription to which allows you to practise maths, spelling and grammar. The log in for it, is the same as your Education City log in - username and password.        So click the link below and check it out!

On Thursday there is a national competition which you can take part in. It starts at 8am next Friday (3rd July) and closes on 9th July.  Only maths activities will qualify for the competition. 

Before the contest starts, it's good for you to play Sumdog for a couple of sessions. This should make sure you're through the initial diagnostic test phase, which runs automatically the first time you play.




At the end of Year One, we would normally be learning to start joining our letters in our handwriting. Below, there are some sheets for you to begin practising at home, if you want to. 


The formation of the letters are all as we have been doing since Reception, but now we are adding a lead-in stroke that starts on the line, goes into the letter and then has an exit stroke.  Have a go, and let us know how you get on. Don't worry if you find it hard. Everyone does at the beginning! Also, we will practise joined up handwriting all the way through Year 2 and beyond. 

                          WEEK 7 - W/b  13th July 2020
PHONICS - Don't forget you can play any of the games on Phonics Play, anytime!
MONDAY - Spelling Test today - it's the last one! We would love to know how you do.




This week we are continuing with Tiddler, so you may want to watch the story video again in the Video Resource Centre, to refresh your memory.


Tiddler is often late for school, but one day he gets lost altogether. Can you design a lost poster to help with finding Tiddler?

Don't forget to include important details like his appearance, where he was last seen and what to do if you spot him.


Today we are talking 'contractions'. if you contract something you make it smaller. In our English work a contraction is when we use an apostrophe to connect two words together to make one word that has the same meaning -

do and not ►don't

you and are ► you're

Can you see which letter has been removed and replaced by the apostrophe?

Look through the Powerpoint below and see some more examples. Then have a go at the worksheet.


Today we are going to continue with our work on speech marks and speech bubbles. Tiddler's classmates are often saying "Tiddler is late!". In the link below there are lots of pictures of characters from the story - can you choose one and follow the example to use speech marks to show what that character might have said in the story.


A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a factfile about whales. Today we are going to choose a sea creature each and compile a factfile about it. You may want to use the internet to find some interesting information about your chosen creature. For example - did you know an octopus has 3 hearts?

There are some links below to help you. You can do it onto the format sheet in the link or draw a picture and write straight into your book.


And last but not least to finish the school year - there is a comprehension activity for you to do. It's all themed around the beach.


 Monday to Thursday, we will follow the White Rose maths. So on Monday,  follow the link to White Rose. We're doing Week 12 (w/c 13th July).


Unfortunately, the link automatically takes you to w/c 18th of May, but if you click on the '+' symbol next to Week 12 (w/c 13th  July) it will take you to the videos for this week, which is based on making arrays and equal groups.


Please watch Lesson 1 and do Monday's worksheet, then Lesson 2 on Tuesday, Lesson 3 on Wednesday and finally, Lesson 4 on Thursday.   On Friday there is a Maths Challenge for you to have a go at that is based on the learning in the week.


'Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!'

This term we are looking at the seaside, both from a geographical (features such as lighthouse, cliff, rockpool) and from a historical ( What was a Victorian seaside like?) point of view. As well as learning how to use a map and an atlas.

Over the last 7 weeks, we have looked at the seaside both past and present - but what have we learned?

This week we are going to use everything we know to make comparisons between the seaside many years ago and the seaside of today. The aim is to write sentences that show both the differences and the similarities between the two.

Remember there are some things that began a long time ago but are still around now.


Sticking with our seaside theme for the last time this week.

Both in the Victorian times and today you can go to the seaide and use a telescope or binoculars to look into the distance and maybe out to sea. Below is a picture for you to complete by drawing in what you can see through the binoculars. You could either draw things you might see during victorians times or at the beach today.

If you enjoyed these Benji Davies stories, we have added two more of his to The Video Resource Centre for you to watch, just for fun!       'Grandma Bird' and 'Grandad's Island'

COMPUTING - ongoing.


It will be impossible to complete our Computing element of our curriculum this term. However, the BBC has a great online program, which teaches your child to touch type correctly. This is a great life skill and is fun too. Follow the link below.



Please email us more photos of yourselves, if your parent is happy for them to appear on our slideshow. 

Welcome To The Year Group Power Point