Purple Mash
Week commencing: 29.6.20
I hope you all are well and have had a nice weekend together. Please log in and have a look at this week's 2dos on the Purple Mash website.
As ever, if you have any problems, please send me a Dojo message and I will try my best to support you.

Take care and have fun Year 1! xx

School work - Home Learning Pack
This pack is available to pick up from the school office.

Maths Reasoning - counting to 100/one more and one less to 100

Maths Arithmetic - addition and subtraction/fractions and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s
Reading - Fiction: Stop telling fibs! and Non Fiction: Rainforests
Grammar - Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation quiz with answers
RWI - YouTube speed sounds lessons daily at 9.30/10 
Science - How to grow a plant. Sequencing activity
Learning Challenge - New topic: Would the Beatles have won the X Factor?
RE - Read the script and answer questions on how Jesus rose from the dead. Make an ‘Easter garden’.
Spelling Shed - 'oa' assignment
Word of the day
Purple Mash
Week commencing: 4.5.20
 Welcome back to a new week of Home Learning. I hope you all had a good, relaxing weekend!
 Please log-in and have a look at this week's 2dos on the Purple Mash website.
These tasks do not require a printer and can be accessed through a laptop, tablet or phone.
If you have any problems, please send me a Dojo message and I will try and help you.

Alternatively, there are packs of work available at school for collection at the office. Again, if there are any issues please let me know so I can support you.

I miss you all and look forward to hearing from you or seeing your photos for the Home Learning Gallery.

Stay Safe xx

Resources from CAFOD
Please find attached some great Home Learning resources from CAFOD.
Week commencing 20.4.20
Welcome back to another week of Home Learning. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break and managed to enjoy some sunshine! 

Please have a look at this week's tasks. Remember that you can send photos of your work on Dojo and we can upload them onto our Home Learning Gallery :)

We miss you all and look forward to hearing from you. 

Miss Turner and Mrs Osiac xx

Maths Reasoning - Telling the time to half past/comparing times
Maths Arithmetic - addition and subtraction/fractions and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s
English - Literacy Counts booklet
Reading - Fiction: The Farmer and his Sons comprehension and Non Fiction: Farmer Grows an Enormous Turnip
Grammar - Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation quiz with answers
RWI - YouTube speed sounds lessons daily at 9.30/10 
Science - New topic on Plants. Label parts of a flower and understand its functions
Learning Challenge - New topic: Would the Beatles have won the X Factor?
RE - Make an Easter Cross. The children will decorate the empty cross to celebrate Jesus rising from the dead. You can use the template or create your own. 
Spelling Shed - 'ir' and 'ur' assignment
Word of the day

RWI are streaming three, short Speed Sounds lessons for children to watch at home every weekday on our YouTube channel. Please subscribe!

Each lesson is ten minutes long and available for 24 hours.

Repeats of lessons streamed up until Friday 3rd April will be shown during the Easter holidays (excluding Bank Holidays).

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST) - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds 10.00 am - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds 10.30 am - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

After the Easter holidays, we will:

  • Continue Sets 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons
  • Add lessons to help children read words with Set 1 Speed Sounds and spell words with Set 1, 2 and 3 sounds

Once each set has been shown, we will replay one a day from each set.

Click here for our YouTube Speed Sound lesson schedule.


Look out for Story Time three times a week too!

Holy Week and Easter
Hello lovely Y1 families. To help you celebrate Holy Week andEaster, y1 and 2 have put together a collection of ideas including art, prayer, music and outdoor learning. We hope you enjoy some of the activities over the Easter holiday period. Please do send us some pictures so we can share your amazing work on our schoolwebsite gallery. Have a peaceful Easter, Mrs Osiac and MissTurner.

Art and craft

CBeebies Easter information video for kids

Lego Easter story

Easter songs to learn

Prayer activities
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcEoZGcuJNU (jelly beanprayer)
Holy Week Prayers
Week commencing 30.3.20
Please have a look at this week's tasks.
Remember that you can send photos of your work on Dojo 
 Take care and stay safe

Useful websites to support learning at home

Here are some websites to assist you with your child's learning.


General websites


Website full of educational resources. A month’s free access will be given if school’s are closed, A code will be sent out if this happens.

Setting up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/  offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS



Fisher Price has a lot of interesting play and learn ideas here – simply select your child’s age from the ranges provided. With step-by-step instructions, Fisher Price highlights the learning skills your child will be developing while having fun with you!


Boomerang is a highly engaging, fun and fast website, featuring kids favourites like Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry. The ‘lets create’ section has a great selection of crafts and recipes for children to try, as well as some great colouring in pages.


Learning Games for Kids has lots of learning games for kids - divided into school year groups - so you can find the right level of games for your child. It covers everything from vocabulary to geography, literature and maths.


CBeebies has some great learning games, quizzes and a huge selection of topics to explore. Some of the topics include food and simple recipes for children to follow, and arts and crafts ideas to recreate. Highly engaging and beautifully designed.


Top Marks is aimed at children aged three to 18 years old and is an independent educational website for kids, parents and teachers. It’s free to use and links through to useful online resources for subjects including maths, science and languages.


Excellent site aimed at children aged from three to 12 years old. It has interactive games to teach children about maths, reading, science and languages. There's also a community where your kids can safely interact with the gang of colourful characters.

You can access a free 21 day trial but you need to subscribe after this period to access the content – various subscription packages available.


It’s free to use and includes animations, revision flashcards and interactive sections to help your kids learn.


Free online education resources and games


Numeracy and Literacy games




Shaun’s Game Academy is aimed at primary school children and above. Based on Aardman Animations Shaun the Sheep character, it lets children design their own game, learn how to code and even win prizes.


Learn computer science



Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.




101 free and fun science experiments to try at home


If your little one loves space, then they'll love Nasa Kids' Club. There, they'll be able to find out how much they'd weigh in space, test their roving skills on Mars and complete other space-related activities.


One for the parents to explore. Funology offers parents a great selection of kids’ recipes, science experiments, magic tricks to try, games to play, as well as clever jokes and trivia.




a YouTube channel of art activities for kids





Let kids brush up on their global history knowledge with this easy-to-navigate website. History For Kids is a collection of short, funny poems for children, based on stories from days gone by – the Great Fire of London, Ancient Greece, Vikings, and lots more!


From famous battles to ancient wars, kids can learn all about the history of Britain, as well as other countries on this fun website. BBC History for kids also teaches kids about historical figures, such as Shakespeare, Napoleon Bonaparte and Martin Luther King. They'll be mini historians in no time.


National Geographic Kids is great for children aged six to 13 years old. It has some stunning images and interactive games and colouring books. A lovely site for children to learn more about animals, wildlife and the world around them.


In Year 1 they have to be able to: name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas



In response to the ongoing situation, PhonicsPlay is free to use during this period.
Children can use the site at home without their parents needing to subscribe. To access the resources all you need to do is log on using the following details.

Username: march20
Password: home


Register for a free trial and get 30 days free access to reading resources.


a fun game to help children with phonics and the art of reading


cbeebies stories and rhymes.



Oxford Owl is aimed at children aged three to 11 years old and is free to use. It helps children learn reading and maths, and there are also top tips for parents to help your child with their learning. There are also over 250 free ebooks.




This American website (hence the name Math, not Maths) is a great way to help improve your child's sums and ability with numbers. Cool Math 4 Kids has tons of puzzles, brain teasers and fun ways to do maths. Choose from Alien Addition, Dirt Bike Fractions, Demolition Division and lots more!


Free activities and online resources


Teach maths fluency

Week commencing 30.3.20