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Friday 22nd May

May 21, 2020 at 3:10 pm


Well it has been a very different half term. Well done to everyone for all your hard work. Here is a summary of today’s learning…

Computing – Algorithms – to develop your instructions to include direction and steps.

RE – To learn about Eid.

English – To read and write tricky words.

Library – To enjoy listening to a story.


This is our last week learning about algorithms. Hopefully now you are able to give specific directions to move an object or a person. This week it is all about challenging yourself. On Purple Mash there are a number of challenges which will help you develop your ability to give very direct instructions to move an object to more than one place.

Log on to Purple Mash and go to 2Go. At the bottom left there is the gold challenges cup. Click on that and start your first challenge.

For each challenge you choose it will instruct what it is you need to do. As you can see above they have introduced numbers, these are for the number of steps/squares you want to travel. For the challenge above I had to change the direction of the car and add the number of steps/squares it needed to travel. Let us know how you get on, good luck!

Tricky words

It is Friday – tricky word day! Today we are reading and writing…

Can you write these words in a sentence? There is a new game on Spelling Shed that has all the Year 1 tricky words on for you to practise. Can you spell them all? On the school league table 1G are in 4th position and 1P have moved into 6th place – well done everyone! Keep practising your spelling!

Happy Eid al-Fitr

We would like to wish all our Muslim families a ‘Happy Eid al-Fitr’. We hope you enjoy celebrating the end of Ramadan.

Please click on the link below to learn more about Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.


Story Time

It’s Friday story time. Sit back and enjoy this book…


Look at our beautiful butterflies. Do you know what type of butterfly they are? Today we let them all go free. Look out for them flying around Farsley!

Let’s celebrate the end of half term by looking at all your amazing work…



Other subjects

We wish you all a lovely bank holiday weekend. We look forward to seeing some of you back at school on Monday 1st June.

The Year 1 Team

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Wednesday 20th May

May 19, 2020 at 4:28 pm


You’ve nearly made it to the end of the week, almost half term. Here is what we have planned…

English – To complete your animal facts.

Phonics – Revise er/ir/ur. Do the phonic detective sheet and play the game.

Grammar – To learn about the suffixes ‘ed’ and ‘ing’.

Reading – To enjoy reading a book. Have a go at a comprehension sheet from your pack.

Maths – To measure length and recognise and name 3-D shapes.


We are revising…

Can you have a go at the phonic detective sheet? There is also a ‘Four in a row’ game to play. Keep writing your silly sentences too!

Don’t forget there are lots of fun games on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

Remember to use your free login: March20 Password: home


We have looked at the prefix ‘un’. Today we are learning about suffixes. A suffix is a letter or group of letters that goes on the end of a word that changes the words meaning. We are going to look at the suffixes ‘ed’ and ‘ing‘.

Below is a link to BBC Bitesize, click to find out what a suffix is…


Now can you have a go at completing this work. These sheets are in your packs. For the ‘Messy Magpie’ activity choose 1 of the activities, maybe challenge yourself to complete a trickier one.


Are you reading lots of books at home? Don’t forget there are plenty of books on Bug Club, Oxford Owls and Collins Big Cat. You could challenge yourself and read a book from the next level.

Here is a funny Winnie the Witch story for you to enjoy. They are in lockdown too…

You could also have a go at one of the comprehension activities from your pack. Remember everything you have learnt from the Reading Dogs. Did you spot them on last Friday’s blog?


Lesson 3- Measure length (2)

Well done for all of your hard work so far! This is our second lesson of measuring length.

Watch the video here and have a go at the activity sheets.

Extension challenge!

Lesson 4 – Recognise and name 3D shapes

Today we are recapping 3D shapes. What are 3D Shapes? Can you remember any of the names? Join in with this 3D shape song!

Watch the video here and have a go at the activity sheet.

Extension challenge!

Keep working hard! You are all doing great.

We will blog again on Friday.

The Year 1 Team

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Monday 18th May

May 17, 2020 at 2:41 pm


Welcome to this week’s home learning, the last week of this half term. It is all about animals this week…

English – To write animal facts.

Phonics – To revise the phonemes au/aw/or.

Maths – Compare length and height and measure length.

Science – To learn about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.

PE – 60 second burpee challenge!


In science we have started to learn more about animals. So we would like you to write some animal facts. You can present your work in different ways. You could make an information book, a leaflet, a poster or a fact sheet.

You need to think about…

  • The title of your writing
  • Do some research on animals from different groups – amphibians, mammals, reptiles, birds and fish.
  • What facts are you going to share? What is your animal? Where do they live? What do they eat? Are they a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore? How do they move?


We are revising these phonemes…

Enjoy the Alphablocks making au/aw words!

Have a go at the phonic detective sheet and the dice game. Who will win today?

Use these phonemes to write your own silly sentences. Can you use an adjective in your sentence today? Don’t forget to add them in the comment section below. They make everyone laugh! Here is mine…


Lesson 1 – Compare length and height

In this lesson we will be using the key words – tall, taller, tallest, long, longer, longest, short, shorter, shortest and the same. Can you remember the best ways to compare objects? Can you remember the difference between length and height?

Watch the full video here and have a go at the activity sheet.

Extension challenge!

Lesson 2 – measure length

Today’s lesson focuses on measuring length. We have looked at this previously so we should be getting even better at this! We can use different objects to measure. What might we use? How can we make sure we measure correctly?

Watch the full video here and have a go at the activity sheet.

Extension challenge!


This week we are learning about what animals eat. Have you heard of the words herbivore, omnivore and carnivore?

Watch these two short videos to find out more…

Are you a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore? There is lots of information, games and quizzes all about animals on Purple Mash. This will help you with your animal fact writing too.


How good are you at burpees? Let’s see how many of you can achieve a gold medal! Good luck.

We will blog again on Wednesday.

The Year 1 Team

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Friday 15th May

May 14, 2020 at 4:25 pm


Well done on all your hard work this week. Here are some activities for you to try…

Design Technology – To build a bridge for ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’

Computing – To give direct instructions to move a bee

English – To read and write tricky words

Library – To enjoy a story

Design Technology

We hope you have been saving lots of boxes and tubes.

What is a bridge?

A structure to cross and open space or gap. Often used to cross water, valleys or roads.

Where have you seen a bridge? Have you been on a bridge?

Things to think about when making your model:

  • How will you fasten your materials together?
  • Will your bridge open upwards or another way?
  • Will it have somewhere for the troll to live?
  • Will your bridge have a troll trap?
  • Will your bridge have any decorations on it?

Once you’ve made your model can you see it is strong enough for an animal to cross over it. We look forward to seeing your models. If you don’t have any boxes or tubes perhaps you could use Lego or other building bricks to make your bridge. You could even make a bridge on Minecraft!

Challenge: Can you make your bridge 30cm long and can it hold a can of beans?


We have seen some super work on algorithms. This week you are going to think about how you can give direct instructions to make an object move using the programme 2Go in Purple Mash.

First of all you need to log in to Purple Mash and in the search engine put 2Go. Now launch the app. Click on the right arrow to choose which background you would like.

Before you start we need to make sure you have the correct tools to use. Click on the grey wheel at the top – this is the settings button. We are using the left, right, up and down buttons.

Next you need to click the tab on this page which reads ‘general’. We are then going to choose allow programming (slide right) . This will allow you to select a number of instructions/directions to move your object.

You need to choose where you would like to move your object to. I chose to move the king to the house. Click the purple directional arrows on to your grid. Then press play to see if your object gets to where you wanted them to go. There are lots of different backgrounds to choose from. Have fun!

If you get stuck with any of the above there are video tutorials on the app which will explain everything.

Tricky Words

It’s Friday so it must be tricky word day! Practise reading and writing these words.

Can you write these words in a sentence?


It’s library day! Enjoy this story. Can you spot our ‘reading dogs‘ listening carefully?

I still haven’t heard from CBeebies!!

There are lots of lovely, free books on the BookTrust website. Click on the link below to listen to them.


Look how much they have changed! They have made their cocoons and they have hardened. How long will we have to wait before they turn into butterflies?

Let’s see what you have been doing this week…



Other subjects…

Remember to click on a photograph to make it bigger.

We enjoyed our chats on ‘Google Meet’ this week. We are looking forward to some bingo fun next week!!

Have a fantastic weekend. See you here on Monday!

The Year 1 team.

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Wednesday 13th May

May 12, 2020 at 3:30 pm


We hope you are having a super week. Here is what else is happening this week in our learning:

English – To write the story of ‘The 3 _______’ using your story plans

Grammar – To know what the prefix ‘un’ means. How to use the prefix ‘un’.

Phonics – Revise oi/oy. Do the phonic detective sheet and play the games.

Maths – Addition and subtraction problems

Science – To learn about different types of animals. Sort and classify them.


So now you have planned your story based on The 3 Billy Goats Gruff, it is time to write it. Don’t forget..

  • use the correct punctuation – capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks.
  • use adjectives/describing words to make your story even more interesting.
  • use different sentence starters. Can you use any time words? First, next, then, after then, finally.

When you have finished writing your story read it to someone in your family. Do you need to edit and improve it with a green pencil?


So far we have learnt about how to use ! and ? correctly, plurals, apostrophes and this week we are focusing on ‘prefixes’.

A prefix is a group of letters that are added to the beginning of a word, which can change its meaning . We are looking at the prefix ‘un’.

Click onhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mxrwx/articles/z9hjwxs to find out more about prefixes.

There are 2 activities you can download, if you can’t print them out don’t worry they will be in your next pack or perhaps you could work out the answers by looking at them on your screen.


Today we are revising…

Can you have a go at the phonic detective sheet? There is also a ‘Roll and read’ game to play. Keep writing your silly sentences too!

Don’t forget there are lots of fun games on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 

Remember to use your free login: March20 Password: home


Lesson 3 – Add and subtract worded problems

For today’s lesson we will be looking at word problems. Think back to all of the methods we know. Can you find the answer by choosing different methods?

For example: Miss Pinnock baked 8 chocolate cupcakes and 4 strawberry cupcakes. How many cupcakes does Miss Pinnock have altogether?

This is an addition problem. 8 + 4 = ?

You could use the number line method.

The part whole method:

You might pretend that the cupcakes have turned into another resource in your house, for example Lego, and add together 8 pieces and 4 pieces to find an answer.

Is there a faster way to work it out? You might place the largest number in your head and count on.

As a challenge, can you create a new method?

Watch the full video here and then complete the worksheets:

Challenge yourself! Can you complete this extension task?

Lesson 4 – Compare number sentences

For this lesson we need to think back to these symbols! What do they mean?

Here we can see that 1 is less than 3. 2 is the same as (or equal to) 2. 3 is greater than 1. You could make your own symbols using sticks to compare numbers first.

Watch the video and have a go at the activity sheets:

Extension challenges!


Over the next few weeks we will be learning lots of facts about animals. Do you know if an animal is an amphibian, mammal, reptile, bird or fish? This short video will tell you more…

There is also lots of information on the BBC Bitesize website. Click on the link below…


Can you complete this sorting activity? If you can’t print the sheet you could draw your own animals. (This sheet will be in your next pack) Our English lessons next week will be linked to animals too.

Lucy’s in Lock-down

This is a brilliant ebook that you may wish to share with your children. It is a story that explores how children might feel during the current lock-down and explains that it is natural to have negative feelings. It helps children understand that many other people are feeling the same way.


We will blog again on Friday.

Bye for now!

The Year 1 Team

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Monday 11th May

May 10, 2020 at 1:10 pm


Welcome to week 6 of home learning. Parents and carers you are doing a super job. Here is what we are learning this week…

English – To plan a story based on a traditional tale.

Phonics – To revise the phonemes u-e/oo/ew/ue.

Reading – Enjoy reading a book. Have a go on Bug Club or Oxford Owl.

Maths – Add by making 10 and subtract within 20.

PE – To practise under arm throwing, focusing on accuracy.


This weeks story is ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. Listen to the story. Can you remember what happens? What does the troll say?

Now you remember what happened we would like you to plan a new story which follows the same pattern as ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. You need to think about the following things:

  • Who will be your 3 good characters? Will you have a troll under the bridge or something/someone else?
  • What will your characters say as they go over the bridge?
  • What will happen at the end of the story?

Now it is time to write down your ideas, you can do this using the planner attached or on a piece of paper. Start by drawing pictures of your characters. You will use this plan to write your new story on Wednesday.


We are revising these phonemes…

Have a go at this phonic detective sheet. Can you think of any other words?

Use these phonemes to write your own silly sentences. Can you use a conjunction and adjective in your sentence today? Don’t forget to add them in the comment section below, we like reading them! Here is mine…

There is a new game on Spelling Shed for this weeks phonemes. 1G are still in 2nd place. 1P are catching up and are now in 8th position.

Remember your child day can take part in the government Phonics lessons  every day at 10.30am or you can use the link to catch up on previous lessons.


Are you enjoying reading your books on Bug Club? Please let us know if you need more books adding. There are lots of free reading books on https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/  Theo B recommends the Oxford Owl books. He loves the Nok books!

There are some great ideas on the BBC Bitesize website. Click on the link below to play this fun game. You will need to use all your English knowledge and skills to help the superheroes.



Lesson 1 – Add by making 10

Lesson 2 – Subtract within 20


This week we are practising our throwing skills and seeing if we can be accurate with our throw. Let’s find out how to play ‘climb the ladder’. Don’t forget to warm your bodies up before trying this game.

We will blog again on Wednesday. Don’t forget to keep checking your junk folder as we think some of our emails are going in there!

The Year 1 Team

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