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Hello families.

Hoping that you are all keeping well. 

Please find some information from the Good to Know Newsletter.

ParentZone have rounded up a list of 24 great summer reads for children of every age, guaranteed to get even the most reluctant of readers hungrily turning those pages. Click here for more information

Parent Zone have produced a list of 22 summer learning resources that children will love. Click here for Summer learning resources that children will love.

CEOP have produced a new family activity sheet for the summer holidays which involves explore favourite videos together. Click here for information.

Change for Life have produced information for families with ideas for healthier meals and exercise tips for children. Click here for Change4Life.

Public Health England has launched a major new adult health campaign. COVID-19 has affected the whole country; for almost everyone, life has had to fundamentally change. But it has also prompted many people to reflect and think more seriously about their health. Click here for Better Health.

Remember to please get in touch if you need anything from us at school. - -

Take care all and Stay Safe.


Morning Families;

Hope you are having a good summer break and staying safe. Remember to work on those key skills and use the suggested website in your Summer booklet below; as well as the websites that you have your logs ins for; Oxford Owl, Education City; Active Learn. Make learning Fun!!

Don's forget the Sandwell Libraries challenge and activities with the Silly Squad, Sign up and have fun. Please see the Activities book for the library below.

Summer Revision Skills Booklet

To the families of Ocker Hill Infant School,

Thank you for all of your support and engagement with the home learning tasks, challenges and projects.

It has been a very strange time and this has become the new normal. We appreciate your interaction and thank those that have sent learning/messages to teachers.

We hope that you have found the learning useful and it has helped to keep working on key skills. This will really help as children prepare to move to their new classes.

We are uploading a 'Summer Skills Revision Booklet' for you to work through in your own time which will keep your brains ticking over the Summer holidays. If there are any queries please contact staff via email this week.

Thank you

Active Learn Primary School Code - 3k7j

Update - all Education City log ins should be working.

Year 1 Learning

This page is for Year 1 Learning over the coming weeks of school closure. This page will be regularly updated for you to access learning and ideas with your child.

Please find below the information that was sent out with your learning book.

Learning at home.docx Y1.pdf

Hi Daffodils and Sunflowers,

Welcome to your home learning page. We hope you are looking forward to doing some exciting learning at home with your family - you can enjoy showing people in your house just how much you have learnt! We will add some new activities for you regularly and a 'Question of the Day' for you to research. (Please scroll down for document) These will support the tasks on your home learning sheet that was sent home in your folder. Please work through these and remember to read every day too! Some of the tasks are things you have already learnt, but you can practise these skills and retrieve some previous learning to check how much you have remembered. Also remember to stay active! There are some ideas for PE/Yoga on the online learning homepage.

You can also complete a project on something that you're really interested in. This could be a Science topic, your favourite animal, Space, a different country or a Sport. We would love to look at these when we are back at school together.

You don't need to complete all of the tasks in one day! Remember to spread them out and do a few each day. Try to practise some counting and reading every day though to keep up your skills.

Remember, work hard and have lots of fun! We miss your smiley faces each morning so keep smiling for us and stay safe.


Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield


New books from The Maginatian Press

The Magination Press write a range of books about families and how different all families are. They have wrote books and resources for talking to children about racial injustice.


Book - Something Happened in Our Town - Something Happened in Our Town aims to answer children's questions and to help them identify and counter racial injustice in their own lives.

 Emma and Josh heard that something happened in their town. A Black man was shot by the police. "Why did the police shoot that man?" "Can police go to jail?"


Read the story here - Book - Something Happened in Our Town 

Book - Lulu the One and Only - Discusses Family differences - But being a mix of Mama and Daddy always brings around THAT question. I hate THAT question. "What are you?"

Why not ask 'Who are you?'

Read the story here - Lulu, the One and Only - or listen here - click here for the story.

06.07.2020 - OHI Ourselves Project

Morning to all the OHI families.

Here is hoping you had a good weekend with families.

With the times forever changing and 2020 being a very different year to us.

Today we launch a new project 'Ourselves'.

Below you can click on links to see the Staff from Ocker Hill Infant and Nursery 2020.

You can click on the links to see the different members of staff and find out a little bit about them.

Now all we ask is that YOU ALL do the same.

With your families, can you create; anyway you would like;

Ourselves, about you so you can tell us all a little bit about you.

What are your interests? What is your favourite colour? What do you like to do in your spare time?

This is a great way to share info about the OHI family that we are.

Send your chosen designs for your project to - 

We can't wait to see and read them. 

Get creative!!

Click here for Mrs Faulkner

  Click here for Mrs Strange

  Click here for Mrs Griffiths

  Click here for Miss Bumford

  Click here for Mrs Golding

Click here for Miss Bailey

  Click here for Mrs Hobin

  Click here for Miss Clark

 Click here for Miss Stevens

  Click here for Miss Gittins

 Click here for Mrs Perrow

 Click here for Miss Eastwood

 Click here for Miss Richards

  Click here for Miss Bodenham

Click here for Miss Havenhand

 Click here for Miss Clay

 Click here for Mrs Newell

Click here for Mrs Beckett

 Click here for Mrs Sherwood

  Click here for Mrs Heath

  Click here for Mrs Bull

 Click here for Miss Pickering

  Click here for Mrs Powell

 Click here for Mrs Hughes


A Huge Thank You to all of those that took part in Sports Wellness Week.

Check the PowerPoint for what your teachers did over the week.

It is very important to Keep Fit; Stay Healthy, Look after your Well-being, Not Judge, Be Kind, Show Respect, Stay Motivated, Be mindful, Think, Keep Learning, Stay Connected and most of all

Be You; 

You Matter, 

Make a Difference, 

Be an OHI Sports Wellness Hero!!

Remember to scroll down for Week 5 Learning!

See what your teachers have been doing in Sports Wellness Week.

Friday update - 3rd July 

Hi Year One,


Only a few weeks left now in Year One! You will soon be hearing about your new class and teacher - it's very exciting and you can look forward to September.

For now, there are some more home learning tasks for you and next week we will add some summer skills work.

Remember to keep sending messages to our email.

Keep Smiling!


Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield


Here is a presentation about the silent letter 'k' from Twinkl.

Here is today's learning about silent letter spellings (from Twinkl)

There are some activities in the links below at the bottom of today's update.

This maths activity helps you practise lots of different skills including counting patterns, addition and subtraction.

Have a go at these maths quizzes from Twinkl. There are more in the documents link at the bottom of today's update.

Have a look at these instructions from Twinkl to help you make your sundial. (See learning tasks)

Wednesday update - 1st July

Hi Year One,

Here is your Wednesday update. It's July! Another month has gone by...
There are some more spelling challenges for you and some phonics activities to revise everything you have learnt so far.

We are also looking at a new skill in Maths with measuring.
If you have made your Queen Victoria style crown, maybe you could send us a photo at
Stay safe and take care

Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield

Can you complete the phonics challenges below? There are a mixture of skills for you to work though. Remember to look back at your phase 3 and 5 sound mats to help you.

Today's Maths learning is about Measuring. Have a look through the presentation to remind yourself how to use a ruler correctly and writing the correct measurement.

There are some activities below for you to complete and some extra tasks in the resource links at the bottom of today's update.

Have a look at this powerpoint from Twinkl about the life cycle of a butterfly to help you.

Summer 2 - Week 5 Learning - 29.06 2020

Hi Year One,


Another week gone by! Only 3 weeks left in year 1 this year….time is flying!

I hope you enjoyed your sports and wellbeing week last week – there were lots of fun activities and things to think about. – We had lovely weather for it too!

We are continuing with our Victorian theme this week and there are some craft challenges for you to complete (see learning tasks below)

There are also some basic English and maths challenges for you to complete and some division work on finding half and quarter of an amount.

Your teachers have sent you a letter so ask your family to check their emails if you haven’t already seen this.

Keep smiling!


Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield

Here is your English and SPaG learning. There are some challenges and mixed grammar 'workouts' for you today which bring in lots of the skills that you have worked on over the year. (Activities are taken from goodstuffresources.

Today's phonics learning looks at another alternative pronunciation (c) and there is a Twinkl powerpoint below to help you. Can you complete the sorting task?

This week we are looking at division. (Focus on finding half and quarter of a quantity by dividing by 2 and 4) - See explanations below and tasks.

Can you complete the division challenges below?

Can you match any of the pictures of the leaves below to any you find in your garden or on a walk?

26.06.2020 - Sport Wellness Week - Finishing Friday

WOW WOW WOW Families

How has you wellness Week been? Good, Challenging, Exciting; Tell Us!

It is Finishing Friday! Which could only mean Crafts time; make those medals, make those trophies

YOU are an OHI Wellness Hero!

What have you done to change this week? What new skills have you learnt?

So get those totals and tallies completed and to us at

Revise some skills!

We say Congratulations for being an OHI Wellness Hero. Congratulate yourself!

Remember to keep using Chirpy and bounce.


´Remember; You cannot get through a day without having an impact on the world around you; What YOU do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind what kind of difference you want to make!!

25.06.2020 - Sports Wellness Week - Thinking Thursday

Good morning Families; Good morning Thursday.

Thinking Thursday!!

Hoping that you are all well....

What a week for Sports Wellness Week.

We hope you are getting lots of exercise activities in (click here to see them again) and also having time to interact with the other activities that have been put up.

How was your mindful colouring in the sun and heat; mine was very warm although the view from the window was lovely.

So today we have Thinking Thursday; what are we challenged to do today? Think; look, observe, show awareness, show respect, show kindness.

The world is full of people that are all different; but remember we area a social community team that should work together to make change.

Think about your favourite footballer; your favourite athlete, your favourite actor, your favourite singer. Most likely all very different but all with passion for what they do; celebrating team work and unity as well as togetherness with differences.

Check below for activities for Thinking Thursday; what can you change, 

What OHI Super Power will you show!?

24.06.2020 - Sports Wellness Week - Well-being Wednesday

Hey all OHI families.

How are your sports activities going? How are your discussions?

Well, half way through the week and today is Well-being Wednesday - That's right; as well as your health, You must look after your well-being. How I hear you say!

Dissolve a thought - dissolve those thoughts away, keep your head space clear and remember the 5 ways; 1 - Connect, 2 - Take Notice, 3 - Keep Learning, 4 - Be Active, 5 - Give.

Click Here for the list of Sports Activities

So go for walks, connect with the nature and the sights; Stop and think, how are you feeling; How does something make you feel; Take a chance for new opportunities and experiences; Move that body, come on stay active and of course, give a little, what could you give and take a moment to be mindful, listen, do a colouring, share your thought, be humble.

So Give it a go.... Look after your well-being... Take that opportunity to take notice and connect and most of all, be active and Be YOU!

Have a good day all, you are all amazing!

23.06.2020 - Sports Wellness Week - Try New Tuesday

Tuesday can only mean Try New Tuesday - What is your challenge today? Remember to try some more physical activities from list today and challenge yourself. Try something new!!

This could mean, try some new foods, are you starting to try and eat your 5-a-day - are you trying to try something to wear - are you going to try and say hi to someone new - are you going to try and be a different well being character - come on today is that day. Challenge yourself to use the document below and see if you can get to Point Score 10 for Trying New Foods!

Read the PowerPoint today and see what 'Your New' is going to be.

Be You, Try New, Stay a OHI Well-Being Hero!

22.06.2020 - Sports and Wellness Week - Motivation Monday

It is Sports Wellness Week!!

Check below for the information linked to Sports Wellness Week. It is a week of showcasing a healthy living and exercising as well as looking after your Well Being. 

The week will be filled with Sports, Thinking points and time to reflect, try new things and become a Well Being Super Hero!!

Last half term, it was meant to be our Sports day. Unfortunately, we won’t get a chance to do this altogether this year. But ……  why not bring Sports Day into your household?  You could compete against your family- brothers, sisters, dad, mum, carers, grandparents or even the dog!


There are certificates to send out too however, you can make your own certificates/rosettes/trophies.

Please remember one thing……


This is a fun activity and the main idea is to have FUN with your family and have some reflection time with your Well Being.

Are you ready, Get Set, Let's Go!!

It's Motivation Monday - Check the PowerPoint above, the Sports above and the information below including your 'I Matter Tree' ' Coping Calendar and some Inspiration Posters.


Summer 2 - Week 4 Learning 22.06.2020

Hi Year One,

Another new week – hopefully we are going to have more sunshine this week for you to enjoy – remember our tips to stay safe in the sun.
We have some more activities and basic skills for you to practise – see the learning task sheet below.
This week is also Sports and Health Week and there will be a new challenge online for you – please check the home learning pages for updates.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK – Why is 21st June called the longest day of the year when all days are the same length?
Remember to send your work to
Take care and stay safe,
Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield

This week we are learning about Division by sharing. We are looking at dividing by 2 to find half and by 4 to find a quarter of a quantity. - Look at this presentation to help you more and complete the challenges below.

Can you complete these halving and quartering division bar models. One example is done to help you.

Can you make your own minibeast hotel for your garden? Have a look at these instructions from Twinkl:

Summer 2 - Week 3 Learning - 15.06.2020

Hi Year One,

Another week has gone by!

We hope you are all okay and are enjoying the new topic all about Victorians. There are some new challenges for you this week including about what it was like in a Victorian school. This week we would have turned our classroom into a Victorian school for the day so instead we will imagine with a virtual one.

I have attached some activities and presentations to look at to help you with the new learning.

In Victorian times, children were expected to do ‘arithmetic’ which is like our Snappy maths and trying to work it out in your head. They used to have to practise and chant times tables etc so we have set you some work on multiplication.

Your family might tell you that when they went to school it was still strict like the Victorian times and that you are lucky now! Maybe you could ask older members of your family about their time at school to see how it was different.

We hope you enjoy this learning over the next few days, please scroll down for resources and activities to support tasks in learning document.


Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield

Update Monday 15th June

Here is a powerpoint from twinkl about Schools in Victorian Times - t-t-2548880-ks1-schools-in-the-past-powerpoint_ver_1.pdf...did you know this is how different it was?  Here are the rules from the Victorian School - victorian-class-rules-poster---t.pdf - would you have been able to follow them at all times?  Maths - maths---multiplication.pdf  Can you complete the arrays for the multiplication questions  - arrays-task.pdf -  We would like you to investigate Victorian Trasnport and how this was similar/diferent. Can you recognise any of the pictures in the document - t-t-4886-transport-old-and-new-photo-powerpoint-_ver_1.pdf  Have a look at this powerpoint at some old and new transport - what can you find out - victorian-transport.pdf Do you notice any similarities or differences?

Update - Wednesday 17th June

Hi Year One,

We hope you are all ok.

This week we are learning all about Victorian Schools and we would like you to imagine what it would have been like as a child in a Victorian classroom. (See learning tasks below)

There are also some more multiplication challenges and a craft challenge for you to build a Victorian classroom model!

We hope you enjoy the new learning tasks and please remember to send an email to show what you have been up to.


Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield

Wednesday - year-1---17th-june.pdf Here is an example of the Recount pretending to be a Victorian child. You can use the structure from this to help you. Remember to try and think of your own sentences.english-learning.pdfrecount-example.pdf

Here is another alternative pronunciation challenge - today is 'i' - alternative-pronunciations-sorting-task---i.pdf

Here is your maths learning update continuing with multiplication. Today we are looking at how we can solve worded problems and use arrays/counting patterns to help us. - maths-learning.pdf

Can you complete the worded multiplication problems in the document division-and-multiplication-challenges.pdf  You could draw the arrays to help you.

Victorian Handwriting - victorian-writing.pdf

Here and website and documents/activities to help you:

Here are some websites to help you:

Multiplication arrays game -

Counting patterns:

Multiplication learning: 

 Template to write recount - recount plan lined template.pdf

Minibeast resources from Twinkl:  Minibeast hunt tally chart - t.pdf  minibeast mindful colouring - t.pdf  minibeast photos - t.pdf

minibeasts body parts word mat - t.pdf

Update - Friday 19th June

Hi Year One, 

We hope you are all ok and enjoying learning about the Victorians. Here are some more learning tasks for you. 

I know this week hasn't been as fun with the rain! Hopefully next week the sunshine looks set to return. Remember that we are very proud of you all, miss you lots and look forward to seeing you when we can.

Keep smiling,

Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield

Friday update - year-1---19th-june.pdf. We are continuing to work on multiplication this week and here are some more challenges for worded problems for you to have a go - maths-presentation.pdfHere is a presentation about using the prefix un- from Twinkl - phonics-presentation.pdfCan you complete this prefix un- activity from Twinkl? - activity-sheet-using-un--words-in-sentences---t.pdf

Remember this Sunday (21st June) is Father's Day and you can do lots of lovely things at home to celebrate this occasion. Have a look at the presentation from twinkl father-s-day.pdf to see some traditions/information on Father's Day - t-t-2547479-ks1-fathers-day-information-powerpoint-_ver_2.pdf

Read this story from Twinkl about the Cautious Caterpillar - cautious-caterpillar-story---t.pdf and see if you can remember the life cycle of a butterfly 

Summer 2 - Week 2 Learning - 08.06.2020

Hi Year One,

Here are some more learning tasks for you to have a go at. We are continuing with our new Victorian Topic and would like you to carry on with your research. This week we are focusing on Victorian Toys and how these were very different. There were no tablets or internet for us to play on. Lockdown would have been very different wouldn’t it!  See here for your new learning tasks: Monday update

This presentation is about writing an advert for a Victorian Toy. Have a look at the photos/information links and then work your way through to see if you can write an advert for the gift shop at the Museum. Please send them to we would love to see them!

Have a look at this presentation about using different coins to pay for items. See the home learning task chart above for more information. Can you count these sets of coins and find the total? Counting Money Remember to use your place value and counting patterns to help you. Have a look at this story from Twinkl about an Old Toy Room... The Old Toy Room

Take a look at these photos of old Victorian toys photos from Twinkl, does anybody in your family know what they are?

Can you complete this alternative spelling chart from Twinkl for 'ai' spellings. See the learning task chart for more information/examples.

Miss Clay leads PSHE in our school and she has made a little update presentation about keeping happy and healthy in these strange times! Have a look here.. Well being Update by Miss Clay

Here are some Website links and documents to help you with Today's learning:

Websites - Money games: - -

 History resources: - - information on Victorian games including instructions to make your own spinning top!

Alternative Spellings for ‘ai’ -

 Documents from Twinkl: - temperature chart.pdf - Old toy photos.pdf - ordering coins value.pdf

Wednesday update - 10th June

Hi Year One,

Here is your Wednesday update.- We hope you are all keeping well and are staying safe.

Remember our new Summer topic is all about going back in time to find out what it was like in Victorian Times.

Here are your new learning tasks below. There are some more alternative spelling challenges and some old fashioned poetry to look at – there is a funny poem from one of Mrs Sherwood’s favourite poetry books.

There are also some more money challenges/activities and some Art work linked to a Victorian artist called ‘William Morris’.

There are also some old photos to look at and a challenge to compare Tipton now and in the past.

Keep working hard – we are very proud of you all in these strange times!

Keep smiling

From Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield

Friday update - 12th June

Hi Year One,

Here is your Friday update. We hope you are enjoying learning about Victorian Times and are finding out lots of interesting facts!
Next week we are going to be stepping back into what it would have been like in a Victorian school but for now we are continuing with our work on Toys.
There are some English challenges for you to do using suffixes that we have been practising over the last few weeks.
There are also some money challenges to buy items from the ‘Victorian Toy Shop’ and find the totals to help your Maths skills.
See if you can re-create some William Morris inspired artwork by looking at the photos too. Please send these to we would love to see your creations!
Keep smiling and making us proud,
Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield

Friday Update - Can you complete the sentences using the words under the suffix headings in the table? Can you complete the Victorian Toy Shop Challenge? Click here for the questions... Have a look at this PowerPoint from Twinkl about the differences between old and new toys. Can you find out which materials they are made from? Have a go at these daily phonics challenges in this Twinkl PowerPoint:

Welcome back after Whitsun break - Summer 2 - 01.06.2020

Hello Year One, 


We hope you are staying safe and well. Hopefully you've been able to relax this week and enjoy the lovely sunshine during the Whitsun break.

Thank you to all of those that have sent work to your teachers, you are working very hard and we are really proud of you! We are really missing your big smiles but most importantly we want you to keep safe and keep being fantastic!

This week we are first uploading you some basic skills to get you back into the swing of things, and then later in the week we will launch our new Summer topic.

As official Summer is approaching, we have planned some Seasons work for you and some SPaG (Spelling and grammar). There are also some retrieval quizzes for Science and some Maths challenges.

Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield xx

Monday Update 1st June

Monday Update

Have a go at working through these Maths; Money and English; SPAG Quiz activities and presentations to support you with the activities above in the learning chart.

Have a look at these Seasons photos and story Seren's Seasons from Twinkl. Have you recognised any of the changes in the environment recently?

Wednesday 3rd June - Update

Hi Year One,

Now we have had a few days to settle back into our home learning again, I would like to launch our new Summer Topic.... 'BACK IN TIME'.

Over the next few weeks we are going to be learning about Victorian Times and making comparisons to modern day life.
We will look at different aspects including homes, jobs, schools, toys etc and the reign of Queen Victoria.
This week we would like you to research and see what you find out.
Have a look at the learning tasks and resources below.
Remember you can send your work to – Please put your Class in the Subject Box.
Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield


Here are some resources and websites to help you:

English and Phonics

Past tense quiz -

Irregular verbs in past tense -

Maths Addition and Subtraction language -

Other Resources

Victorians -  Information on Victorians -

 Maths activity - missing numbers part part whole.docx

Some activities from Twinkl for you to have a go at. Tricky Word Spotter activity.pdf Queen Victoria Fact File.pdf  Past and Present sorting.pdf

Imagine Victorians Photo Pack.pdf

Friday 5th June - Update

Hi Year One, We hope you are all ok.

Here is your Friday Update

Please look at the new learning tasks below.

Today is also ‘World Environment Day’. After our Save the Planet project we hope you are all thinking about how you can do a little more to help the environment.There are some updates on the main home learning page for you to look at too

 Please note all supporting website links and documents are below the presentations - (please scroll down in this section)

Can you spell the words shown in the pictures on this alternative spelling chart from Twinkl? Have a look at the learning document which shows you example of the different ways to spell the ee sound.

Take a look at this presentation about World Environment Day from Twinkl.

Here are some website links and documents/activities to help you complete these challenges:


Please use your espresso login (at the top of the home learning page) and search suffixes. You will get lots of activities and can choose ‘ed’ based tasks.

Phonics play activities –

Currently they are offering free access to their subscription resources

Username – march20            password: home

Click on the tab ‘phase 6’ and play the past tense game

Vowels and consonants -

Suffixes lesson -

 Maths - This video explains how to solve a missing symbol problem -

 Weather forecast:

 Activities and documents

Different rules for adding suffix 'ed' for past tense: Phase-6_adding_ed--4--Sassoon-DB2013.pdf Phase-6_adding_ed--2--Sassoon-DB2013.pdf

Phase-6_adding_ed--3--Sassoon-DB2013.pdf Phase-6_adding_ed--1--Sassoon-DB2013.pdf

from Twinkl:

vowels and consonants.pdf  temperature chart.pdf  missing symbol activity.pdf  add or subtract activity.pdf

Missing number challenges - Missing number challenges

Geography Project Final Message 

Click here for the final message from Mrs Dutfield and the staff from OHI.

Geography Project 'We Love Our Planet' Friday update 22.05.20

Week's work - letter-to-launch-your-homework-project.pdf a-message-and-lesson-from-mrs-dutfield-.pdf ideas-for-your-homework-project.pdf poster-template.pdf  

Please send your entries and ideas into our email by Monday 1st June 2020 and you can receive a certificate for your hard work! 

Click here for your weekly newspaper.

 Friday update 

Good morning Ocker Hill parents and and children! This is Mrs Dutfield and I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for all of your hard work! Many of you have sent us your project ideas to our home learning email and your teachers have loved looking at them! We are so proud of you. 

Your teachers have been working really hard on the 'We Love Planet Earth' project too! Click here to see lots of messages from your teachers, giving you some ideas for both your project and every day lives to help keep our planet safe!

 We hope you enjoy it!

Mrs Dutfield (Class Teacher and School Geography Lead) xx

Friday 15th May 2020

Hello to Year One and families, thank you so much for all of your hard work! We have loved seeing what you have been getting up to on our email. We really miss you and hope you are safe and well! This Friday you have a phonics and spelling games, some shape challenges and a chance to explore 'What I Would Like To Be' with some resources to help. We hope you have enjoyed you 'People Who Help Us' topic! Mrs Dutfield and Mrs Sherwood x 

Click here for the Friday Update. Click here for Maths - properties of shape andClick here for When I grow up.

Here are some resources to help you with your tasks... 

Maths Shape

BBC Bitesize shape songs and videos -

Twinkl 'Guess My Shape' riddles game -  2d and 3d shape guess the shape game.pdf

Twinkl identify and colour 2D faces activity - Name and colour 2D faces on 3D shapes.pdf

Phonics Spelling Common Exception Words

Spelling online Little Birds game -

Twinkl activity sheet Mr Whoops - Activity Sheets Mr Whoops.pdf 

What I would like to be... 

Twinkl activity sheet - When I Grow Up, I'd Like to Be... Activity Sheet.pdf

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Hi Year One - here is your midweek update.

Thank you for sending your work and messages to your teachers, we love to see what you have been up to. Please continue to send these to 

These updates are going to help you practise some more basic skills in English and Maths. There are some spelling and grammar challenges for plurals and some work on shape.


Click on each link to explore the following -Phonics Vowel digraphsGrammar Quiz - Adding s/es Maths

Monday 11th May 2020

Good morning Year One and families! We hope you enjoyed your bank holiday and VE day! 

We would like to thank you again for all of your lovely messages to our school email account. Please continue to send us your work and messages on the

This week we are learning, in English, a new 'People Who Help Us' story called 'The Zoo Vet'. Through that you will be learning information on what vets do to help animals and you will be learning how to write 2A sentences and spelling days of the week. In Maths we are learning how to tell the time, remembering fractions on a clock can help us to read and write time too! 

You also have phonic challenges, DT challenges and science challenges too! There are also some Zoo Vet P.E challenges for you to enjoy with your family. We hope you enjoy them! 

Update - English Twinkl have shared this new story; The Zoo VetMaths timePhonics

Here are your resources, videos and power points to support you, enjoy!

English - The Zoo Vet Writing

Word mat to support spelling- Word Mat Writing Task.pdf A Twinkl information power point about vets- Vet information powerpoint Twinkl.pdf

What is a vet? Video  A visit to a vet Video 

Maths - Time  - Telling the time interactive online game-

Twinkl drawing the hands on a clock activity sheets- Drawing hands on a clock - oclock times Twinkl.pdf  Drawing hands on a clock- mixed half past times Twinkl.pdf  CHALLENGE- drawing mixed times on a clock face Twinkl.pdf 

DT Sculpture challenge  - Play doh video of how to make a police car-

Information videos about emergency vehicles-

Science- The life cycle of a plant -  Life cycle of a plant Twinkl power point lesson- Lesson Presentation Life Cycles.pdf  Mabel's Magical Garden story-  - Life cycle of a plant cut and stick activity- Activity Sheet Sunflower Life Cycle cut and stick ordering.pdf

P.E- The Zoo Vet -  P.E The Zoo Vet animal movements Animal movements PE MoveThe Zoo Vet Workout Twinkl.pdf 

Phonics- mixed Phase 5 challenges- Phase 5 I Spy Games- I Spy and Read Activity - Phase 5 Set 1.pdf  I Spy and Read Activity - Phase 5 Set 2.pdf  I Spy and Read Activity - Phase 5 Set 3.pdf  - Phase 5 phoneme spotter comprehension-  ea Phoneme Spotter Comprehension.pdf  Split Digraph Phoneme Spotter Comprehension.pdf

New Horizon Guided Meditation- The secret garden   Enjoy!

 Thursday update - Hi Year One, 

Another update today before a bank holiday tomorrow. This is a very special celebration this year as it marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. (See more below)

Please continue to send us your work and messages on the 

There are some more challenges and activities for you here for the next few days.

Stay safe and we look forward to receiving your work through email.

From Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield

Phonics - phonics-update.pdf - Maths - Days and Months - maths---days-and-months.pdf  -VE Day - ve-day.pdf  -  VE Day information PP - ve-day-information-powerpoint.pdf 

We'll Meet Again

Lyrics - we-ll-meet-again---lyrics-1286-.pdf

You may hear this song lots on the news at the moment. It was made famous during the Second World War by Vera Lynn. Maybe you could learn the words and sing along.

We'll Meet Again - Backing Track.mp3

Have a look at this plants knowledge organiser from Twinkl for Science Tasks - plants---knowledge-organiser.pdf

Wednesday 6th May 2020 midweek update

Hello Year One, thank you so much for all of your hard work at home! Mrs Dutfield and Mrs Sherwood are so proud of you. We have loved looking at and replying to your messages on our home learning email! Thank you!

This week is 'Deaf Awareness Week 2020' so there are some activities below to learn from! You may want to have a go at signing in British Sign Language (BSL) today. It is so very important that we make our world communication friendly, for all of our friends and community in it.

We will also be learning how to spell numbers to twenty as words and will be continuing with split digraph phonic challenges which we began on Monday's update. 

Wednesday Update - wednesday-6th-may-year-one.pdf

Here are some resources, games, songs and activity sheets to enjoy....

Maths - Reading and spelling numbers-

Numbers as words song and video-

Numbers as words jigsaw reading game (Twinkl) -Numbers as words, numbers and pictures jigsaw 1-20.pdf

Numbers as words word search (Twinkl) -Number words 1-20 wordsearch.pdf

Numbers as words writing practice (Twinkl)- Writing practice 1-20 spelling sheet.pdf

Phonics- Split digraphs -

Split digraph reading video-

Missing words split digraph challenge (Twinkl) - Missing words split digraph activity.pdf

Phase 5/split digraphs yes/no question game (Twinkl) - Phonics yes or no question game cards.pdf

Deaf Awareness Week 2020 -

Deaf Awareness information powerpoint (Twinkl) -Deaf-Awareness-Week-Powerpoint Twinkl.pdf

Nursery rhyme songs video in BSL to enjoy -

Greetings in BSL to try at home (Twinkl) - Sign language greetings.pdf

Summer 1 - Week 3 Learning - 04.05.2020

Hello year one!

We hope you and your families are well and staying safe. Here are some more activity ideas and challenges for you to do this week. We have added resources and website links below to help you.

We miss your smiling faces and hope that we get to see you all really soon.

from Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield 

QUESTION OF THE DAY -  Do all plants and trees lose their leaves in Autumn?

Summer 1 - Week 2 Learning - 27.04.2020

Hi Year One!

We hope you're all ok and staying safe. Here are some more activities for you to do at home. There are resources below to help you too.

QUESTION OF THE DAY - Can you research emergency service vehicles from the past? How have they changed over the years?

See you soon

Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield

Friday update- friday-update-y1.pdf

English - english-challenges-friday.pdf

Maths - Number bonds - number-bonds.pdf

Wednesday update 29th April


Hello to our Year One children and families! This is your mid week update with some added fun activities for you to enjoy! Thank you so much for working so hard at home, Mrs Dutfield and Mrs Sherwood and all of the Year One team are so proud of you. Today marks International Dance Day so we want you to get involved! Some information is below for you to learn more. Today's work includes....

-worded addition and subtraction problems

-researching and answering questions about people who help us

-enjoying International Dance Day! 

Resources and videos are below for you to enjoy. Have fun!  

Wednesday update- wednesday-update-29th-april-year-one.pdf

Maths - Addition and subtraction worded problems Twinkl-

.Addition and subtraction worded problems.pdf

English - People who help us questions Twinkl-

People who help us questions.pdf

English- People who help us information videos, enjoy!



Police Officer US

 P.E - International Dance Day presentation Twinkl- 

Twinkl- International Dance Day presentation.pdf

This half term we have a new topic called 'HAPPY TO HELP'. This is all about People Who Help us. This is especially important at the moment as we thank those who are helping everybody at this time. Each week we will still upload you some work/challenges for different subjects and some resources to help you.

Remember to work through these in your own time each week and most of all stay safe!

Miss you all,

Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield xxx

This week's learning - 27.04.20

QUESTION OF THE DAY - Do all emergency services wear the same uniform? Why/why not?  


  • Phonics - This week we are continuing with our phase 5 phonics with a focus on the sounds ew, oe and au. 
  • English - What is a question? Can you use a question mark correctly? Can you design some questions to ask the key people who help us? Please see presentation below. 
  • Maths - Mixed addition and subtraction- can you use your knowledge of place value to solve the problems below? Do you need to count on or back for this problem? Can you record an addition or subtraction calculation? Please see presentation below. 
  • Science - Plants - can you sort plants into flowering and non-flowering groups? Do all flowers, plants and trees provide seeds to reproduce? 
  • Also this week: History, PE and Art!

Please see your learning tasks and resources below:

Monday update- year-1---27th-april-year-one.pdf

English-  year-one-english-questions-board-27th-april-2020.pdf

Maths-  maths-year-one-27th-april-2020.pdf

Maths tens and ones video-

English- Roy the Zebra Question Mark Game

Science Flowering/non flowering information video-

Science Twinkl Flowering and non flowering information posters -

Flowering plant information poster.pdf

Non flowering plant information poster.pdf

Science Twinkl Flowering/non flowering plants sorting card game-

Plant groups sorting cards game.pdf

Colouring Twinkl People who help us mindfulness colouring-


Art - Play dough recipe -

Summer 1 - Week 1 Learning - 20.04.2020

New challenge -  Plants topic

Can you recognise and name any of the flowers, plants and trees on the document below?

Have you seen any of these in your garden or when you are out for your daily walk?

Also try this plants quiz -

Welcome back after the Easter break! We hope you had a lovely time relaxing with your family and hopefully you have been able to enjoy the sunshine. 

This half term we have a new topic called 'HAPPY TO HELP'. This is all about People Who Help us. This is especially important at the moment as we thank those who are helping everybody at this time. Each week we will still upload you some work/challenges for different subjects and some resources to help you.

Remember to work through these in your own time each week and most of all stay safe!

Miss you all,

Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Dutfield xxx

This week's learning - 20.04.20

QUESTION OF THE DAY - Do all plants and trees grow from a seed?


  • Phonics - This week we are continuing with our phase 5 phonics with a focus on the sounds oy, aw and ir. 
  • English - What is a question? Can you compare a question and a sentence? Can you use a question mark correctly? 
  • Maths - Place Value - can you make numbers using tens and one e.g. 25 is 2 tens and 5 ones. Can you order numbers to 100 and put mixed numnbers in order? 
  • Science - Plants - can you draw a plant and label the parts? Are all plants the same?
  • Also this week: Geography, PSHE, PE and St George's Day!
  • RE - This week also sees the beginning of Ramadan. This is a very important time for Muslims around the world. This month is a time of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. This time runs from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next. Find out more by clicking the links below.

Please see your learning tasks below: 

Update - year-1---20th-april.pdf

English - questions.pdf

Maths - ordering-numbers.pdf


Here are resources and activities to help you:

Parts of a plant -

What do plants need to grow?

What makes plants grow? Quiz -

Ordering to 100 game - You can change the numbers you use in the game menu.

Yoga story activity - 

Ramadan information


Here are some resources from Twinkl to help you with subject work: 

Information on parts of a plant  - t-t-10000130-parts-of-a-plant-powerpoint_ver_1.pdf

People who help us quiz -  t-t-253744-people-who-help-us-quiz-powerpoint_ver_2.pdf

St George's Dayt-t-5501-all-about-st-georges-day-powerpoint  -_ver_1.pdf

St George's Day StoryT-T-5489-St-Georges-Day-Story-Powerpoint.pdf

What plants need - t-sc-409-what-does-a-healthy-plant-need-powerpoint_ver_3.pdf

Firefighter story - t-or-271b-charlie-the-firefighter-ebook-pdf-version_ver_4.pdf

Phonics game (Phase 5)  t-l-52686-phase-5-nonsense-or-real-words-football-powerpoint-game_ver_4.pdf

Plants book -  tg2-sc-02-plants-interactive-ebook-_ver_8.htm

Question marks and full stops - t2-e-443-using-a-full-stop-question-mark-or-exclamation-mark-to-punctuate-a-sentence-spag-power_ver_2.pdf

St George's Day wordsearch.pdf

Plants and flowers mindful colouring.pdf

Making questions - au-h-25728-how-to-pose-questions-powerpoint_ver_1.pdf


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Have a go at these Easter activities:

Easter Egg matching game 

Easter activities -

Here are some activity ideas from Twinkl - easter basket.pdf

easter bonnet design.pdf, 

Easter chick.pdf

easter wordsearch.pdf

Here are some ideas for Easter cooking - 

Week 2 learning

Week beginning: 30th March - This weeks learning includes:

QUESTION  OF THE DAY - Can you find out about different species of owls?


  • English - Practise reading/writing tricky words there, what, when, out, called, looked, asked. Can you write these words from memory? - try making up your own sentences with one or more of these words.
  • Share the book 'Percy the Park keeper- After the storm' and talk about the characters, the setting and the plot. 

    Do you know how to retrieve information from a book? We use the character Rex Retriever in school to help us find key information in a text. A power point on Rex Retriever is attached for further information. Please see power point ‘After the storm comprehension’ on home learning page to answer some quick fire questions about the book. 

  • Science - 

    Can you sort animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores - what does this mean? Please see attached resources (videos, power points) on home learning page to help you find out more.

  • Maths - 

    Can you work out simple division problems by sharing amounts equally- e.g. 10 shared into 2 groups, what is 12 divided into 4 groups? When we divide in Year One we share sets into halves and quarters, meaning we share an amount into equal groups of 2 or 4. Please use the division lesson power point which poses questions that you can solve practically on screen.

  • R.E- you may also want to share the Easter Story with your family in preparation for your holidays! What is the meaning of the story for Christians? Why is the story so important to them and their religion? How might they celebrate?
  • Please see learning document below for this week for more learning ideas.

Week 1 learning...

Last week's learning - Week beginning: 23rd March - Last Week's learning included:

QUESTION  OF THE DAY - What habitats can Owls live in? Why are these suited to them? 

  • English - Practise reading/writing tricky words have, said, like, what, people, called, asked, once. Can you write these words from memory? - try making up your own sentences with one or more of these words.
  • Share the book 'Owl Babies' and talk about the characters, the setting and the plot. Do you know any facts about Owls? - Please see powerpoint on 'Owls' below to learn more.
  • Science - Can you name any more nocturnal animals - what does this mean? Please see attached resources to help you find out more!
  • Maths - Please practise counting in patterns 2's, 5's and 10's. Can you work out simple multiplication problems by counting in patterns - e.g. 2 lots of 5, what is 10 x 4? - See learning document for more problems to solve. 

Please see learning document below for this week for more learning ideas.

Week 1 Week 23.03.30 - year-1---23rd-march (1).pdf

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