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School Closures!

Hello Everyone

Here is a new story and word for today and another Boredom Buster from Ben!

Take care

Mrs Bellingham

Due to the current unprecedented situation, we sadly cannot continue with the planned curriculum. However, the children in Class 1B will all be receiving English and Maths "Home Learning" packs to enable them to practice and revise certain objectives. I have also made a "Topic Booklet" so that they can do further learning about "Castles", which covers some of the other curriculum areas that had been planned for this theme.  


Please do not try to complete all the packs as quickly as possible - there is a "timetable" further down (and in their packs) to help you to structure and create a routine for their day - select one maths and one English activity (one worksheet from their packs) each day plus follow the Activity list in their "Castles" booklet to do one of those each time you see "Topic" on the timetable! We have a 15 minute breaktime at 10.30 and an hour's lunchtime at 12.00 each day.


There is also time in the weekly timetable for phonics, PE, the Daily Mile and story time - see below for links and suggestions! The phonics website "PhonicsPlay" has made it's resources free to all during this period and it's login details are

Username; March20 password: home


I will be putting a link up each day for a story for you and your children to watch and listen to together and there will be a daily "Word of the Day" posted (you can find the sheet for this in their pack and there is a link to an online dictionary for you below).



​Story Time

Today's story is "Owl Babies" by Martin Waddell

If you don't have a copy of the book, here is a link for you!



​Word of the Day

Each day's word is from our story - can you use a dictionary to "clarify" the word




 If you don't have a dictionary use this link


Don't forget to write the word and it's meaning on your chart - in the Home Learning pack! 

PE - Mini Gym

How to Make a Home Gym! The children have had a few PE lessons with Mr Woods who showed us how to make a mini gym - with "stations" like in a circuits class. Do each activity for no more than 5 minutes then change to the next!

* step up/step down on the bottom step of your stairs

*on the carpet - Superman/Superwoman

*tricep dips - on the bottom step of your stairs

*bicep curls - using 2 socks instead of 2 beanbags!

* ladders - lay out socks on the floor like the rungs of a ladder - jump through the gaps

Useful Links​

Phonics  https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/Flashcards.html (choose Phase 3 set as these are the most needed)

PE  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=388Q44ReOWE (dance)

         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAT5NiWHFIU (yoga)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME (Joe Wicks announcement for daily PE)

Meditation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtYIQiXyrs


Online dictionary https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english (just type the wordinto the search bar at the top of the page and press "return")




Ben's Boredom Busters!

Ben hopes you are all working hard and enjoying your learning but  he understands how it feels when you can't go out! Each day he will share an idea of something you could do just for fun!  


                                                                                             Make some salt dough and be creative - Ben has a link for you!


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and finally - the timetable to help you structure your days.......                          

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Have lots of fun learning together, stay safe and see you all soon!

Mrs Bellingham


For safeguarding reasons, if someone different is to collect your child at the end of the day, please let us know! You can tell us at the start of the day or by phoning the school office.



Our PE times change each half term so to avoid confusion, it is best if your child's PE kit stays in school for the half term rather than being sent home each week!
Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school (T-shirt, shorts and pumps/trainers) and that all items are clearly labelled with their name. We encourage children to practise getting dressed at home to help them get changed independently in school.
Snack is 20p a day (or £1 a week) for a piece of fruit in the morning. Please send your child's money in in an envelope with their name clearly marked.
Free fruit is provided in the afternoon.

Reading books:

Please read with your child every night and bring book bags into school every day. It is important that you sign and date their reading record when you have heard them at home!

Water bottles:

Children can bring in a water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day. It is school policy however, that drinks must be water only. Please make sure your child's name is written clearly on their water bottle.
Homework will be sent home each Friday, to be returned the following Monday!
Please ensure that your child does not bring in toys from home as we have found that these are often the cause of upset, especially if they are lost or damaged. 
Thank you for your support.​
Mrs Bellingham

Year 1 Expectations Booklet for Parents

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Please remember that school starts at
8.55am and
the classroom door will be closed at 9.00!
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Our Topic is "Heroes!"


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This term we are exploring "Heroes"! We will be using the wonderful book "Traction Man is Here" by Mini Grey as our focus.  We will be further exploring story strucure and sequences, characters and settings and the use of speech bubbles. We will create our own adventure for Traction Man. Also, we will be using the story as stimulation for many other activities. Some of those activities will include:

  • creating a healthy smoothie for a Superhero
  • exploring what it takes to be a hero
  • learning about real life heroes - especially a hero from Runcorn
  • using the internet to search for information about our Runcorn hero
  • exploring materials to design a mask or cape for a superhero


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​​We will be continuing with our daily phonics lessons.

In Maths we will be:



Counting to/across 100            

Counting in 1s, 2s, 5s & 10s                         

Identifying 1 more & 1 less                          

Reading and writing no's to 20                          

Using language such as “more than", “most"          

Using +, - and = symbols                            

Learning number bonds to 20                     

Adding and subtracting one digit and two digit numbers to 20, inc zero                 

Solving one-step problems, including simple arrays  


Using common vocabulary for comparison       

Beginning to measure length, capacity & weight

Recognising coins and notes                            

Using time and ordering vocabulary                   

Telling the time to hour/half hour                 

Using language of days, weeks, months            

Recognising and naming common 2D and 3D shapes


Recognising and using half and quarter




Our RE Theme is : "The Church"


We will be continuing to keep fit by doing our daily run - we hope to build up to a full mile by the end of Year 1!

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