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Friday 17th December 2021

Happy Friday everyone! We have posted some Maths, Guided Reading, Phonics and P.E. tasks online today to keep you busy.


We hope you all have a lovely holiday. Stay safe and we can't wait to see you all in the new year!


Mrs Goldsworthy, Mrs Barnes and Mrs Monroe


Your sound today is ir (ir as in twirl). Make sure you are using your magnet eyes to Fred Talk read the words and you will need a pencil and paper to write down your spellings.


Today, you will be comparing groups of objects.  You will need a pencil and paper to answer the powerpoint questions and to complete the worksheet.  We can't wait to see your super work after the holidays!

Guided reading

Can you order the events from our story? You might have to discuss where the pictures go with a grown up or your brothers or sisters if you can't print the file off. An extra challenge would be to draw a story map so you can learn the story off by heart. Good luck Year 1!


A special Cosmic Kids yoga adventure for the Holidays! 🌈

Thursday 16th December

Happy Thursday Year One! We hope that you did your tasks online yesterday and can't wait to see your super work after the holidays.  


Today, you have some phonics, maths, guided reading and science tasks to complete. We hope you have a lovely day!


Mrs Goldsworthy, Mrs Barnes and Mrs Monroe


Guided Reading

You will be answering questions from the different pages of the Christmas Jolly Postman Book. For your first part of your task, you will need to describe the workshop and an extra challenge would be to write a sentence about the workshop. We can't wait to see our super writing after the holidays!


Today, you will read an write words containing the 'ow' (ow as in snow) sound. Make sure you are using your magnet eyes to Fred Talk read the words and you will need a pencil and paper to write down your spellings.


Today, you will be working out one more and one less of a number up to 20.  You will need a pencil and paper to answer the powerpoint questions and to complete the worksheet. Happy counting Year One!


Watch the online lesson all about the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates. Can you tell us the differences between them?

Wednesday 15th December

Hello everyone! We are missing you all and hope you are staying nice and warm at home.  This morning, we will post some phonics, Maths and English work for you to do.  Then this afternoon, we have some art for you to do. We would love you to bring your work in after the holidays.


Take care, 

Mrs Goldsworthy, Mrs Barnes and Mrs Monroe

Guided reading

We started reading a new story on Monday called 'The Jolly Christmas postman'.  Today we have a fun activity for you to have a go at. First watch the clip of Santa reading the story to help you remember what happened, then have a go at the activities on the documents below. Have a think about the parts of the story you liked and didn't like.


Click on either phase 3 or phase 5 if you would like an extra challenge. Choose a sound that you find a little tricky.  You must remember to Fred Talk read the word. Is it a real word or a fake (alien) word?


For this lesson, you will need a pencil and some paper to record some answers. Can you recognise tens and ones up to 20? If you bring your work in to show us then you will get a dojo point! 


Have a go at this step by step Christmas picture, I would love to see how you get on. Bring in your creations when we are back at school for a dojo. I think you will agree that Miss Henderson did a fantastic job of drawing a nutcracker! Click on the link below.

Wednesday 9th December

This week we have begun counting backwards and forwards to 20, recognising numbers to 20 and writing them too. The children had great fun on Monday sorting number and representation cards with a partner. 


In our morning busy time session we have been creating 2D shape patterns, rolling a sound dice and writing as many word as we can think of with that sound and practicing our cutting skills.

Friday 3rd December 

The children have been reading a story called Cinnamon by Neil Gaiman. We have then been learning how to re-tell the story off my heart by writing a story map and adding in lots of actions.  The children were so fantastic at their story ending that we had to film them! Well done Year One!

The ending of our story map.

Still image for this video

Wednesday 24th November 


The children have had great fun in maths this week learning about 3D shapes!  We have built 3D shape towers and described the layers to our partner, been out in the school court yard spotting real life 3D objects and we have sorted the shapes into different categories. Our ability to name and recognise 3D shapes has really begin to stick.  Perhaps you could help at home by spotting shapes on your way to school. Watch this video below to practice the shape names. 

3D Shapes - BBC Bitesize Maths

3D shapes are not flat shapes, they are solid shapes like a football or an ice cube.Can you make yourself into a 3D shape?

Naming and recognising 3D Shapes

Friday 19th November

Our children took part in a Diwali dance work this week. They were fantastic at listening to the dance teacher and learning the routine. Well done Year One!

Wednesday 10th November 

This term our topic is India and we have begun by reading the story One World Together. We have added the link below if you would like to listen to it again at home. 

In the past week we have been learning about India's geography, culture and the buddist faith. Two of our favourite activities have included tasting India food and Indian dance with Mr Danquah in P.E.  The children have had lots of fun and were able to describe the foods they tasted as well as their likes and dislikes.  Some of the children even asked for more they thought it was so delicious!   

One World Together | Everyone's Welcome in the CBeebies House

To watch more CBeebies visit -'s Welcome in the CBeebies House.Ben has a message for you from our house to yours.Ca...

Wednesday 3rd November

Last term,  we went on a trip to the Quayside as part of our art lessons. Firstly, walked along the Newcastle Quayside and then we sat on the Millenium Bridge so we could draw a field sketch of the Tyne Bridge. After that, we went up the the viewing platform in the Baltic art gallery and then drew another field sketch of the Baltic. We had a great afternoon!

Our Trip to the Quayside

Friday 29th October 

We had a fantastic spooky day on the last day of half term. We read some scary stories, did some frightening maths problems, drew some super pictures and played lots of games!