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Children's Mental Health Week - check out what the Duchess of Cambridge has to say about it!  Click on the picture to watch the You tube clip.  Find ways to express yourself this week!   

Please have a look at the Wellbeing Collection for some lovely ways to help you and your children to focus on well being, mindfulness and for some ways to express your self!  Keep strong everyone :)

Home Learning Spring Term   

Here we are again!  I am feeling very sad about having to teach from home and I know you will all be feeling anxious about it all too.  I just want to remind you that I am here and will support you in any way I can.     

I have made a new home learning pack - consisting of phonics and maths worksheets which will be available for collection from the school front entrance from WEDNESDAY morning.  The December 'Pack' is also there - if you did not collect it before.  Please be mindful and keep your distance when collecting packs.   The phonics sheets will cover Phase 5 'sounds' some of which we have done and some of which will be introduced in the coming weeks.  The maths focusses on building on the autumn term's learning ie moving from numbers to 10 and moving to working with numbers to 20.    There is also a card worksheet which has a number line and 3 tens frames (to cut out) - these will be really useful for accessing and practising the maths tasks later in the term.  For the first 2 weeks, we plan to focus on English - led by Mrs Thompson and then the focus will shift to maths and so on.   

We will be holding daily ZOOM meeting at 10am, which will involve a mini lesson with a task to follow it and a chance for children to tell us about their home learning experiences.  ZOOM invites will be sent via Purple Mash     Email so please check your Mash Mail  for the link.

I will also put the English and Phonics tasks on this page (daily) and some ideas for daily maths learning as well as a Take your Pick Challenge for the other subjects.

The children should be doing (at least) one English and one Maths activity everyday PLUS one activity from the 'Take Your Pick Subject Challenges' everyday.  There will be Purple Mash 2Dos too - including a daily reading 2Do! 

I know some of you are keen to have new reading books so we have opened up the little  outdoor library - which will hold a range of 'colour banded' home readers for you to swap.

It seems a lot I know but giving you such a range will hopefully mean that there is something for everyone and you can choose whatever best suits you.

Please remember to continue to read daily and try to join us for as many zoom sessions as you can. We are realistic and realise that it might not always be possible.

Once again, I will do my best to provide as much support, guidance and help as I can. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns via email

Stay safe everyone and ... Good Luck !

Story Time Zoom for Year 1

Wednesday 24th  at  2:30 pm

Let's read a story and share our work!

World Book Day is getting closer - 4th March - Join us for hot chocolate and a Bedtime Story! 

Whole school event - watch out for school emails with more info.

Our Stars

Things to remember:

Please have the following in school EVERY day:

Your home reader and reading record

PE kit including socks and tracksuit (ALL named please- even socks!) 

Water bottle - we will send it home every Friday for you to wash

Coat - we may go out even if it is raining!

Wellies and spare socks if possible.

Please keep the office informed about any medical, or dietary needs and let them know if there are any changes to your contact details.

Every single one of you !

Home Learning

Aim to achieve at least 20 points during the term.  This should take approximately 10 hours excluding reading and Maths work.  You must complete the 3 star tasks.  1 task should be completed each week - 6 this half term, in your pink learning log.  Your learning log must NOT be returned to school every week.   Please return it the week before half term.   Colour in or cross off each task on the menu as you finish it.  Remember to apply our learning powers and edit your work to make sure it is the best you can do.  Check your spelling, punctuation and presentation. 

Don’t forget to read daily and sign your reading record.  PRACTISE CORRECT LETTER FORMATION PLEASE!



  • Read for at least 10 minutes every day.

  • Practise number bonds, doubles and halves (numbers to 10 then 20)

  • Count on and back in 1s 20  and find one more, 1 less/fewer than any number to 20 








Marvelous Maths Games

There are many more on Topmarks website.   Don't forget NUMBOTS!

Try to stick to numbers 0 to 20 to calculate with but practise counting

to and back from 100 in 1s.