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'Opportunity For All To Succeed'

Thursday 2nd April 

Good morning Robins. Please remember to log on to MyMaths, Purple Mash and Phonics play- there are lots of activities available. 

Below is the problem of the day.

Don't forget you can contact Year 1 on the new email below:

Wednesday 1st April

Good morning Robins. If you are having any problems accessing any of the home learning or have any questions, you can now contact Year 1 on this new email:

Below you will find the problem of the day:

Tuesday 31st March 

Good morning Robins class. Please find attached the maths problem of the day. Don't forget to keep practising your number bonds to 5, 10, 20 and 100.

Are you keeping up with your phonics and reading activities? 

Keep practising your handwriting? I have attached a copy of a handwriting sheet showing cursive writing with some high frequency words; try putting these words into a sentence. 

Perhaps you could keep a diary.

Keep on blogging via Purple Mash.

PE should be this afternoon- have you tried the Joe Wicks workouts?

Monday 30th March

Good morning Robins class. Again, well done to all of those children who are logging on to Purple Mash and My Maths, don't forget you can also log on to Espresso and the Teach Your Monster to Read programmes. 

Below is the Maths problem of the day:

English: Instructions: Can you use the attached instruction sheet to help you write some instructions on how to brush your teeth? You will need to put the instructions in the correct order.

Perhaps you can also think of instructions on how to get dressed or how to wash your hands?


Friday 27th March

Good morning Robins! Well done to all of those children who are managing to access Purple Mash and Espresso, don't forget to use the blogging on Purple Mash- go to the sharing icon, shared blogs and then click on one of the Robins blogs.

See maths link below for more activities: 

Thursday 26th March.

Good morning Robins- Please find attached a maths problem for you to solve.

There is also an 'imperative verb' word mat for you to use. What sentences can you think of? These words are used to give instructions.

Don't forget to log on to Purple Mash, My Maths and Espresso. 


This week at school we should have been learning about imperative verbs; these are known as 'bossy verbs'. I have attached a word mat for you to use. How could you put these words into a sentence?

Wednesday 25th March. 

Good morning Robins Class. It is great to see that lots of you are using My Maths, don't forget the Purple Mash To dos and the blogging page. Here is anther link that you may find useful:


Also take a look at all of the useful website below:

Tuesday 24th March: Good morning Robins Class. I hope you are all well. Please find some more Todos on the Purple Mash programme. Don't forget there is also the class blog; please blog me to let me know how you are getting on.


 Welcome to Robins Class 


Due to school closure, we have added some home activities that you may wish to complete with your child whilst school is closed. Please check the class page daily for any new resources. Your child will have brought home some of the activities already, however some of them will need to be downloaded. There are a number of websites also available for home learning, along with Purple Mash, My Maths and Espresso.



Welcome Robins Class, please take a look below at the different links that you and your child can access to help with their home learning. If you have any questions, please log in to Purple Mash and use the blogging page. This can be accessed by using the 'sharing tab' which will then take you to the class blog.

White Rose, the maths curriculum we currently use in school, has created home-learning for most year groups. It will be updated regularly.It relies on worksheets but most of them do not need to be printed off, so children could work on paper.

Here is the link:

The BBC has lots of different activities, see below:


Children's author, Oliver Jeffers, is also reading his books live on instagram then putting them on his website daily. Go to His books are charming and beautifully illustrated too!


The following link:… sends you to a fantastic resource of different levelled e-reading books.All for free!


 1 5-7 RE Today and NATRE home learning Easter.pdfDownload
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 Creative Writing Prompt Question Writing Frames.pdfDownload
 Fiction Reading Revision Mat.pdfDownload
 Non-Fiction Reading Revision Mat .pdfDownload
 Poetry Reading Revision Mat .pdfDownload
 Reading Mat Guidance.pdfDownload
 Robins - Example-Remote-Learning-Daily-Timetable.docxDownload
 Snakes and Ladders Addition to 20 Board Game Board Game.pdfDownload
 Year 1 One More and One Less Maths Mastery Game.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Science Learning from Home (Animals, Including Humans) Activity Booklet.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Science Learning from Home (Everyday Materials) Activity Booklet.pdfDownload
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 Year 1 curriculum outline ammeneded 2019-20 (1).docxDownload
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Spring Term
Welcome back to the Spring Term 2020

This term we will be exploring the topics:
Spring 1 - 'Heading South for the Winter' and 'The Great Fire of
Spring 2 - 'Secret Garden'.

In Heading South for the Winter, the children will be learning about Antarctica and penguins in particular. They will be using their Geography skills to locate Antarctica on a map.

We have found that the Great Fire of London is a popular History topic that the children really enjoy learning about.

In Science, the children will continue to learn about Seasons, focusing this time on Winter. They will also be looking at Materials, identifying what different things are made of and describing them.


The children will be looking at place value within 50, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, addition and subtraction to 20, measurement, number bonds to 5, 10 and 20.


The children will continue to have daily phonics sessions usually from 9.10am – 9.30am for approximately 20 minutes.
In Year 1 we follow the Letters and Sounds programme which is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.
Progression is monitored closely by teachers. Children in Year 1 have a phonics screening test administered in the summer as directed by the Department of Education.



Please could you listen to your child read each evening and please remember to sign their book each time they read. There are rewards given both by Mrs Lewis and Mrs Denton for continuous reading at home; it makes a huge difference to the children's progession in reading.

Your child's teachers will also hear your child read as often as possible, both individually and in groups as part of guided reading; and of course throughout the day as part of whole class learning.



The children will be using their writing skills in both fiction and non-fiction texts; focusing on neat handwriting, capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and extending their sentences.


PE and Dance

Dance lessons this term will be on a Monday and PE will be on Tuesdays. Please could we ask you to make sure that your child has their P.E kit in school every day.

Spring 1 the children will be learning some gymnastics in PE.

Spring 2 the children will be participating in outdoor P.E lessons whenever possible so you may wish to make sure they have a tracksuit top and bottoms at school. Please could you ensure that all items of clothing (PE and uniform) are named.



Welcome back to the second half of the autumn term.

This term our topic is Topic is 'Toys, old and new'. The children will be investigating toys in the past and  how toys are different today. They will also be given the opportunity to use their designing skills. 


In Science they will be looking at materials which will link into what different toys are made of. 


Homework and Spellings.

Each Thursday, the children will be bringing home some spellings; they will need to complete these each day and have their folders with them every day at school so that they can complete their spellings at school also. On Thursday they will have their spelling test. They will also be bringing home some homework, either literacy or maths; this needs to be returned each Monday.





Autumn 1

Robins class have settled in very well and have adapted well to Year 1. Here is a general time table of each day with a few variations!

Children come in at 9am and the register is taken.

The children then go off to their phonics groups for approximately 20 minutes. They then continue the morning with Maths and English with playtime and assembly in between.

They have their lunch just after 12pm and then go out to play. The children then come in to class again at 1.15pm for registration and then do some quiet reading. The children will then complete some Topic work, and either PSHE, RE, Music, Science or PE.


Phonics and English

The above site shows examples of what each letter sound makes.

Phonics are an essential part of the children’s learning which enables them to read and spell accurately. The children bring home some phonics spellings every Friday to help reinforce their learning. Spelling is also an essential part of the curriculum; below are a few common exception words that the children are expected to know by the end of Year 1. 



a are ask be by come do friend

full go has he here his house I is love me

my no of once

one our pull push put said says

school she so some the there they to today was

we were where you your



Please try to read with your child each night, they should be bringing home a reading book and also a book that focuses on phonic skills. We try to change their books Monday, Wednesday and Friday as long as they have read the book. Please ensure that if you have listened to your child at home then you sign their books. They will then get a sticker, 10 stickers means that they are awarded a prize out of the Robins goody box. They will also continue with the Reading Challenge and aim to achieve the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum awards.

The children also have a weekly guided reading session which really helps the children’s comprehension skills.

In English the children have been learning about captions, lists and labels. They have also been learning about poetry and have been reciting several different poems. Over the next few weeks they will also be looking at stories in familiar settings and non-fiction books.



Our topic for this half term has so far covered Autumn and All about Me. The children have been completing lots of art work using paint, pastels and sketching. They have also been labelling parts of the body and learning about their senses.



Each Monday of this term the children participate in Dance sessions with Miss Holly and PE with Mr Knight on Tuesdays. Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit every day and that it is named. Now the weather is beginning to change please could you ensure that your child has jogging bottoms and a top also as they will continue to complete PE outside for as long as the weather allows.



We continue to use the SEAL theme which is currently New Beginnings. We also follow the Values scheme. During September we will be looking at Respect. 


Please find below some useful websites: 








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