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Friday 10th July

July 9, 2020 at 6:11 pm


It is Friday again!! You have all worked really hard this week – well done.

Today you can have a go at…

Spelling – Practise writing all the Year 1 key words. Make a poster to remind you which their/there/they’re to use.

Handwriting – Practise your cursive writing and have a go at joining up.

Library – Enjoy another pirate story and a funny song!


In one of your recent packs there was a list of the Year 1 key words. Keep practising reading and writing all of these words. Below are some fun ways to learn your spellings.

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This link will take you to the Oxford Owl website. There are some good ideas and activities here to help your child with their spelling.

Many children get mixed up when using their/there/they’re. Watch this video and have a go at the quiz.

You could even make a poster to help you remember which one to use.


It’s story time! Enjoy this pirate story…

Enjoy this funny song too…


The children, in school, have enjoyed learning about position. This fun dance helped them remember their left and right. Have a go at home – get all your family dancing!

Photograph Time!



More learning fun!

Can you believe that next week is our last week in Year 1!

Have a lovely weekend and we will blog again on Monday.

The Year 1 Team

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Wednesday 8th July

July 7, 2020 at 8:39 pm


Year 1 you are doing such an amazing job with your learning at home – keep up the good work! Let’s have a look at what we have planned today…

Pirate tasks – Complete some of the pirate tasks from Monday’s blog or from the list in your pack.

Reading – Enjoy reading a book. Complete one of the comprehension tasks from your pack.

Maths – Continue to describe positions and problem solve with position and direction.

Pirate fun!

Are you enjoying all the pirate tasks? What have you done so far? Look back at Monday’s blog for a reminder. There are also some great activities on the BBC Bitesize website…

This is a great game to help practise naming the continents and oceans. Click here to play.

Here is another story to enjoy…


Lesson 3 – Describing positions

This week we have been using the language forwards, backwards, left and right. You may want to practise positions by going on a treasure hunt! In today’s lesson, we will continue to describe different positions.

Watch the video here:

Can you use lego or cubes to create your own tower? Describe the position of the blocks using the words above, below, in the middle, left, or right.

Have a go at the activity sheets.

Lesson 4 – Problem solving with position and direction

In today’s lesson we are going to use all of our knowledge of positional language to solve a range of problems.

Watch the video here:

Have a go at the activity sheets.


Well done to Max, in 1G, he is the first person in Year 1 to get a gold certificate this year! Will anyone else get their gold?Every Friday at 10am the 1G children, who are in school, are playing on Live Mathletics. 1P children are also playing Mathletics live on Thursday afternoons at 1.30 pm. If you are working from home you can join in the fun too and challenge a friend! Just click on Class Challenge and find your class mates.

We will blog again on Friday. Please send any photographs by 1pm on Thursday, so we can add them to our Friday photograph gallery.

Bye for now,

The Year 1 Team

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Monday 6th July

July 5, 2020 at 9:29 am


We hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Here is what we have planned for the next few days…

English/Science/DT/Art/History – Various pirate related activities.

Phonics – Read and write alternative spellings for oa/oe/ow/o-e. Complete the phonic screening.

Maths– Describe turns and describe positions.

PE – To run in and out of objects against the clock.

Ahoy there my hearties!!

How exciting we have got a letter from a pirate!!

In your pack there is a sheet filled with pirate themed ideas and activities. You can choose whichever you want to do over the next two weeks. You might even want to write a letter back to Captain Redbeard telling him about your work. This week the children in school will be…

  • Researching pirates and writing pirate facts
  • Drawing, labelling and describing a pirate
  • Making their own treasure chests
  • Making a pirate ship and testing if it floats or sinks
  • Designing a flag for their pirate ship and writing a description of it

Have fun with your pirate tasks. We can’t wait to see and hear about what you have been doing. There are some great videos, games and pirate tasks on the CBBC website.

Here is a story for you to enjoy and get you thinking like a pirate…


This week we are looking at alternative spelling patterns for the oa sound.

Can you read all the words in the table below? Can you think of any more words that include these phonemes? There are also plenty of phonic tasks in your new pack.

Join in with this phonics lesson…

There is also an oa/oe/ow/o-e game on Spelling Shed to help you practise spelling these phonemes. There are also lots of great free games on Phonics Play. Well done to everyone who has completed the phonic screening using the 2018 words. Please keep sending us your photographs of their answer sheet.

Word of the week

This week our word is…

Can you read this word? Do you know what it means? Can you use it in a sentence?


Lesson 1 – Describe turns

Have a go at this flashback first.

Watch the video here:

Complete the activity sheets.

Lesson 2 – Describe positions

Have a go at moving forwards, backwards, left and right. Can you follow some instructions and move an object of your choice forwards, backwards, left and right? Watch the video here:

Have a go at the activity sheets.


For this activity, you need 3 objects to layout on the floor. The challenge is to see how many times you can run in and out of the objects and back in 60 seconds! Good luck, let us know how you get on.

Have a great few days and we will blog again on Wednesday.

The Year 1 Team

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Friday 3rd July

July 2, 2020 at 6:55 pm


You have made it to Friday! Well done 1P and 1G children for working so hard this week.

Home learning pack

There is another pack to collect from school today. Look carefully inside as there is a little gift and message from all the Year 1 staff – well done for working so hard at home.

Look at what you can do today…

Spelling – Spell the names of the numbers from zero to twenty.

Handwriting – Keep practising your cursive handwriting. You could even have a go at joining up!

Library – Enjoy listening to a seaside story.

Maths – Problem solving with money


This week we are learning how to spell the number names from zero to twenty.


Can you form all the lower case and capital letters correctly and the right size?

Now you can have a go at joining up. In your pack there is a handwriting booklet so you can practise writing the Year 1 words joined up. Take your time and make sure that your writing can still be read.


Enjoy listening to this seaside story by Julia Donaldson

Maths – Problem Solving with money

Well done for all of your hard work recognising and counting money this week! Have a go at solving these problems. Can you give reasons for your answers? Use ‘because’ and prove it by giving examples.

It’s Photograph Time!



What other fun things have we been doing?

Fun with coke and mentos!!

Remember to click on a photograph to make it bigger.

Have a super weekend and we will blog again on Monday.

The Year 1 Team

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Welcome to 1GK

July 2, 2020 at 5:46 pm


Hello RB and welcome to 1GK. We are so excited that you are in our class in September. We have so many fun activities planned. You are going to learn so many new things and go on some fantastic school trips. We love making things, reading stories, using computers, cooking, music, exploring and so much more.

Soon you will be getting a welcome booklet which will show you what to expect moving in to Year 1. We have heard such fantastic things about you from Miss Bray so we know you are going to enjoy Year 1. Are you wondering what happens in Year 1? Let’s take a look…

Meet the 1GK team

In 1GK we are so lucky to have 2 teachers. Mrs Kumar will teach you on a Monday, Tuesday and some Wednesday’s. On a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Mrs Galbraith will teach you. Mrs Thornton will also be helping you to learn.

Friends in 1GK

You will still be with all your friends.

The new 1GK class

Outside in Year 1

You will have a new area outside our classroom to explore and play in. As well as joining the Year 2 children on the playground and adventure at play times and lunchtimes.

How we get in to school

You will come in to school through a different door. We have to go through Mrs Broadhead’s classroom (known as 1P classroom now) to hang up our coats. Our toilets are just next to the cloakroom.

Our cloakroom and toilets

Our classroom

In 1GK you will have a drawer like you had in Reception where you can put your snacks. Your school bags will go in your hive box. The classroom will look a little different, but there is still going to be lots of fun things for you to do…


At lunchtime, Year 1 eat in the hall like you did in Reception. You may find you are just sat at a different table but still with all your friends.

Getting ready for Year 1

We understand that you have had a different kind of year in Reception. In September we know how important it is for you to be happy and have fun at school. So the main job is for all the staff in 1GK to make sure you have an enjoyable time.

Ready for a game of bingo?

If you are stuck for something to do over the summer holidays then why not try our game of bingo. See if you can get 3 activities in a row completed or maybe you can get a full house by doing them all! (Bingo sheet attached should you wish to print it out) It is just a bit of fun!

Email contact

If you have any questions you can send us an email. Our addresses are [email protected] and [email protected]

We are looking forward to welcoming you in to 1GK in September. Have a super summer break.

Mrs Galbraith, Mrs Kumar and Mrs Thornton

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Welcome to 1B

July 2, 2020 at 5:45 pm


Welcome to class 1B! I am really looking forward to meeting you all in September and I am super excited for all of the fun learning we are going to do after the summer holidays! I have heard so many good things about you all from Mrs Puddiphatt and I have also been lucky enough to get to know those of you in my bubble.

You will receive a welcome booklet which will include photos of your new classroom, your new entrance and all of the fun learning areas that you will be able to explore. You can look through this during the summer holidays.

Staff in Year 1

In Year 1, your teacher will be Mrs Broadhead and your LSA will be Mrs Booth.

What will it be like in Year 1?

In Year 1 you will still be with all your wonderful friends from RP.

You will use a different entrance into your new classroom. The entrance will look like this:

When you come into the classroom you will hang your coats up in this cloakroom:

There are also toilets inside of the classroom. They look like this:

At playtime in Year 1, you will be able to have lots of fun in these outside areas:

At lunch time in Year 1 you will eat in this dining room:

There will also be lots of opportunities for learning through play in your classroom. Some of the areas you will be able to explore include: the home corner, construction area, arts and crafts and a book corner. You will also have access to the Year 1 outdoor area that your classroom opens up onto.

Getting ready for Year 1

We know that Reception has been a little different for you this year so our main priority is making sure you are happy, settled and having lots of fun in your new classroom.

Ready for a game of bingo?

If you are stuck for something to do over the summer holidays then why not try our game of bingo. See if you can get 3 activities in a row completed or maybe you can get a full house by doing them all! (Bingo sheet attached should you wish to print it out)

Email Contact

If you have any questions you can always send me an email at:

[email protected]

I can’t wait to meet you all in September. Have a fantastic summer break!

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