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Big Maths


Please click on the link for your child to complete their weekly Big Maths Challenges: (These can only be completed once a week online) You can also complete these challenges in paper form, which can be found in the CLIC pack below. 


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Check out our NEW CLIC pack!

Week beginning: 6th July 

In this series of Literacy lessons, children will be reviewing poetry and rhyme. Children will be listening to a poem and looking at 'syllables'. 


Success Criteria: 

  •  I can understand what 'rhyming' means
  •  I can clap out 'syllables'
  •  I can identify words that rhyme 
  •  I can use my knowledge of rhyme to plan and write my own poem 


Extension activities: (All links attatched below) 

  • 'Washing line' interactive rhyming game 
  • Rhyming Quiz
  • Can you write an acrostic poem? 

'Moving on' activities 

As we approach the end of the school year, we have prepared a selection of 'moving on' activities for your child as they move to Year 2!


Let's have a look back on the school year and think about our favourite memories and what we are looking forward to in our future class! 


Suggested tasks: 

  • Reflect on your time in Year 1. What has been your favourite memory? What has been your favourite class activity? Design a mini book of favourite moments in Year 1! 
  •  Write a letter to your new teacher. What would you like to ask them about year 2? Can you tell them a bit about you? 
  •  Design a logo or banner with your new class name



72nd Birthday of the NHS! 

Special celebrations are taking place this week to honour the National Heath Service (NHS) on its 72nd birthday. Can you design a birthday card or poster for this occasion. Send us your final designs and we will share them on our class blog!  


Watch CBBC Newsround daily to keep up to date with current events happening around the world.



Children's Art Week 


Children's Art Week is a UK-wide programme that gives children and young people the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of art activities online, at home and in schools across three weeks in June and July. Each week will focus on a special theme                                                                                    .


Our 2020 themes are… 

Week 1 (from 29 June): The Natural World
Week 2 (from 6 July): Connecting across generations
Week 3 (from 13 July): Literacy and creative writing          


Place Value: I can partition a 3 digit number.

Remember To:

  • write the 3d number 
  • draw the sticks 
  • copy the units digit 
  • copy the tens digit with a zero on the end 
  • copy the hundreds digit with 2 zeroes on the end




I know the Fact Families for 1d + 1d facts


Remember To:

  • copy the Learn It 
  • write the Switcher 
  • bring the total (sum) to the front, change the symbol and write the 2 switchers


Week beginning: 29th June

This week in Literacy we will listen to the story of Eddie's garden which will focus on instructional writing. The lessons will explore; plural nouns, suffixes and writing a set of instructions. 



Success Criteria: 

  • I can understand what plural nouns are 
  • I can add a suffix -s to a noun to make it plural 
  • I can write instructions 

Children's Bedtime Story - Eddie's Garden and How to Make Things Grow

Eddie's Garden and How to Make Things Grow by Sarah Garland This reading is purely for entertainment purposes. Please relax and enjoy. All rights reside with...


Developing Counting in Multiples

Let us look now at how counting in multiples of 2 can be developed further, and again the principles and practices involved can be applied elsewhere.


A nice way to show children the first 10 multiples of any number is by placing them on small cards attached to a metre stick (counting stick) at the decimetre intervals, like so:


Once children know the first 10 multiples of a number with instant recall then applying 'swapping the units' means ‘the thing’ being counted can be swapped from units to tens:


The Counting by Twenties Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Learn to count by twenties with this fun Counting by Twenties Song! This Skip Counting by 20s video is great for learning to count in the classroom, practici...

Learn it: Multiples of 2


At this step, there are only 4 further addition ‘Learn Its’ to generate recall at this step and they are all doubles.

This means at this step there are 4 very simple links to be made:

  • 6 links to 12
  • 7 links to 14
  • 8 links to 16
  • 9 links to 18

Learn it Jingle 6 + 6

Learn it Jingle 7 + 7

Learn it Jingle 8 + 8

Learn it Jingle 9 + 9

Practical maths activities to try at home:


Paper Plate Addition:

Split the plate into 3 – you can use this for addition/subtraction. You can use buttons, sweets, pasta, lego, bricks – whatever you have to hand. Encourage your child to write the number sentences to go with their addition plates e.g. 3+2=5 or 2+3=5

Number Bonds to 10:

A really good trick for number bonds to 10 facts – draw around your hand/your child draws around their hand and cut them out. Move the fingers up/down to make the different number bond facts. You can always fill up a pair of gloves with sand/flour/cous-cous/rice if you have any of these items to make some real life hands to use

Double it:

We love this activity! Using a small mirror place any items – pom-poms, sweets, lego, pasta etc... in front of the mirror. Get your child to count the total number from the real life items and those displayed in the mirror.

Practise number formation whilst writing the number sentences like shown below.

Lego Towers:

Using Lego towers – investigate taller/shorter – more/less. By building towers of two different heights the children can compare these in different ways. Place the towers next to each other – can they tell you the difference between the two towers?


You can introduce greater than/less than symbols as your child becomes more confident.

Maths problem of the day:


Check out our daily maths problem posted on our class blog by clicking here


Please remember to comment using your first name only. 


Make and create


Organised by The National Gallery


Learn how to take your pencil for a walk, and other ways to draw from nature, in this online art tutorial with Bethan Durie.

Be inspired by Van Gogh’s famous ‘Sunflowers’. Sketch something from nature you find on your daily walk, or plants and flowers you may have around the house. All you need to take part is a pencil and paper.

Did you know Van Gogh originally painted the ‘Sunflowers’ for his friend, the artist Paul Gauguin, to welcome him to his home as if he was giving him a big bunch of flowers? You could decorate your home with your creations, like Van Gogh, or turn your drawing into a card to send to someone you are thinking of.

Part of a series of ‘Make and create’ videos suitable for the whole family.

Make and create: drawing Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' | National Gallery

YouTube activities: The Natural World


Organised by Surrey Libraries 


Want to learn more about the world we live in?

Well, look no further! We have some exciting activities ranging from erupting volcanoes to Lego Animals. Check it out below

Wider learning: 

All over Britain, it's been a busy week for zookeepers, who have had to think of ways to help their animals to cope with the heat. So how do they do it? This week we would like you to carry out a research project about how animals keep cool in different climates. 


Suggested activities: 

  • Create an animal fact file (research animals from hot and cold climates) 
  • Create a poster to show a list of ways to keep animals cool
  •  If you were a zookeeper for the day, what would your duties be? Write a list 



Tiger cubs enjoy giant blood ice lolly to celebrate birthday at zoo!

Three rare Amur tiger cubs celebrated their second birthday with an unusual treat. Dmitri, Makari and Czar were surprised with a giant ice lolly made out of BLOOD at their enclosure at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

"With such a scorching weather forecast for the week ahead, we couldn't think of a better gift for the tiger cubs than a giant ice lolly - albeit made with blood rather than more traditional fruit!" said the Zookeeper Graeme Williamson.

Week beginning: Monday 22nd June 


This week we will focus on the story 'Man on the moon'' - by Simon Bartram. This book tells the story of a man (Bob) who works on the Moon and his daily commute to work on his rocket ship! When on the moon, Bob tidies, entertains, gives tours and educates.


Success criteria: 

  •  I can write in past tense 
  •  I can draw a map of a recount to remember key events 
  • I can sequence events in a story 
  • I can write a recount 


Extension tasks/suggested extra activities 

  • Can you write a recount about your weekend or a past event? 
  •  Can you add 'Time Connectives' to your writing? 

📚 Man on the Moon (A day in the life of Bob)- Simon Bartram




Maths Week London is all about building children’s confidence, nurturing a love of maths and sparking an interest in a subject that impacts all of our lives, every day! Get involved and share ideas, tweeting @MathsWeekLDN with #MathsWeekLDN.


Five Golden Rules for enjoying maths at home

  1. Maths is everywhere. Cooking, shopping, packing things into bags and boxes, planning a journey… even the buildings all around you. The more you look, the more you will see.
  2. Being wrong is OK. Don’t feel bad about mistakes – they are part of learning. If you, or someone else, gets to the wrong answer, then talk about it. How did you get there? See if you can come up with a better way to work it out.
  3. Believe in your own ability. Everyone has the potential to understand and enjoy maths. One of the UK’s biggest problems in maths education is children ‘catching’ their parents’ own low confidence in maths. If you don’t feel confident, this is more likely to have come from your life experience than your genes. You have the ability: you’ve just not had the chance to develop it. You probably use maths more than you give yourself credit for. So avoid suggesting that people in your family aren’t good at maths. Your children will believe it, and make it come true.
  4. Struggling is normal and healthy. If you can’t figure something out straight away, then you’re not alone. In fact, you are sharing an experience with professional mathematicians. It’s their job to get stuck on hard problems – sometimes for years! Some hints for getting unstuck include: Keep trying, try different methods, and try explaining what you don’t understand to someone else.
  5. Talking about how is interesting. Different people bring different talents to maths – and solve problems in different ways. If you ask someone else how they worked something out, you’ll learn something – even if you were both right.


Check out our daily maths problems on our class blog, by clicking here.

Windrush Day

On Monday 22nd June, we celebrate Windrush day. This is a special day to remember all the people from the Caribbean, who were invited to the UK to help rebuild the country after the War.

The Empire Windrush was the ship that carried more than 500 people from the Caribbean to the UK. People on board this ship were mainly from Jamaica, but there were also people from Poland, Trinidad and Tobago and Bermuda. 

Time to Get Creative 

Design a ship 

Many people travelled on the HMT Empire Windrush ship from Jamaica all the way the Tilbury here in England.

Design your own ship, you can make a ship, use lego, draw it on paper or even on a tablet. If you were going on a long trip what would you bring with you?

What makes me special?

Many people travelling on the Windrush had skills that they could use to help them in their new life in the UK. Every person is special and has something to offer in our world today. What makes you special? What are you good at? Is there anything new that you have learnt during your time at home?

Our world

Using google maps, a globe or a picture of the world. Where are we on the map? What country do we live in? Can you find the Caribbean? Have you heard of any islands in the Caribbean? 

One fact

We know that you are all great at learning new things. Why not learn one fact about the Caribbean and share it on the blog. Many passengers on the Windrush were from Jamaica. Can you find out a fact about Jamaica eg What is the national bird? What is the weather like? Or what their flag looks like?

Marking Contributions

One way to remember the contribution of someone who has helped to make the country a better place is to remember their contribution. There are lots of examples of  special stamps or images of people on bank notes to celebrate achievement. 

There are a very small number of people commemorated in this way from the Windrush generation. Use the book to find someone whose story connects with you, someone who had been a pioneer or a champion. Design and make a banknote, stamp, model of a statue or a short film about this person and upload them onto the blog!

Wider learning - BNF Healthy Eating Week



The challenges for BNF week @ home are:

1. Eat well

2. Eat more wholegrains

3. Have 5 a day

4. Drink plenty

5. Get active 

6. Be mind kind - help a friend or neighbour 

7. Try something new and keep going 

Food detectives! - Blindfold activity 


Explain that detectives need to use all their senses when they’re carrying out an investigation. 
In this activity, pupils are going to use their sense of touch, sight, smell and taste to find out about a particular type of fruit or vegetable. They will then use their findings to write a set of clues about that fruit or vegetable. 


You will need: 

- A blindfold 

- A selection of fruits or vegetables


Can you write good enough clues for another member of your family to guess what their fruit or vegetable is?

Wellbeing activities

Diary writing can be used to improve critical thinking and reflective development. It gives your child a chance to express their feelings by writing things down.


Can you keep a 'wellbeing diary' this week and track your thoughts and feelings? 

Hello from Mr Chughtai-Skillen

*please note this video can only be viewed via the school website as it is set to private*


Internet Safety

The Internet is a fantastic source of fun and learning, but it’s worth following some simple rules to help your children stay safe online.

  • Always sit with young children when they use the Internet. 
  • There are plenty of safe places for children to play and learn on the web (like the CBeebies website) Get to know them and save them as shortcuts in your favourites folder.
  • You can adjust browser settings and filters to protect children from unsuitable sites. Internet safety organisation Internet Matters has an interactive guide to setting parental controls across your whole house.
  • If you have older children who want to explore on their own, it is a good idea to keep the computer in a family room or a place you share.
  • Talk to your child about how to stay safe and let them know they can come to you if they find themselves in any sort of trouble.


Year One Useful Resources:




Ruby Class

Class Teacher: Connor Chughtai-Skillen

Class Teaching Assistant: Dawn Holmes


Turquoise Class

Class Teacher: Amy Carvall

Class Teaching Assistant: Lydia Kazibwe

Support: Zara Job


"By building self-esteem and confidence in a nurturing environment we try to open the way for a lifelong love of learning."


Year 1 Curriculum Map for 2019-2020


Half Term Topic Curriculum Area
Autumn 1st Half 'Staying Alive'
English: Labelling/lists/captions
Maths: Number
Geography: The Continents
Science: Our Body
Computing: We Are Treasure Hunters
History: Florence Nightingale
RE: Why are we thankful?
PE: Games
Autumn 2nd Half 'Memory Box & Toys'
English: Story Writing

Maths: Number: Addition And Subtraction,Properties Of 2D And 3D Shapes
Geography: Seasons
History: Bonfire Night/ Guy Fawkes
Science: Weather
Computing: We Are Celebrating
RE: Festivals of Light

Spring 1st Half 'Fairy tales and Castles'

English: Story Writing/Retelling
Maths: Number - Place Value; Problem Solving;Mental Maths, Time
History/Geography: Famous Kings and Queens
Science: Materials
Computing: We Are Story Tellers
RE: Hinduism
PE: Gymnastics

Spring 2nd Half 'Off we go to Mexico!'
English: Non - Fiction

Maths: Measurement -Time; Money; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
History/Geography: Geographical Comparisons
Computing: We Are Collectors
RE: Judaism

Summer 1st half 'The Enchanted woodland' English: Letter Writing/Invitations

Maths: Number - Division; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
Geography: Local Area Study
Science: Naming Trees And Plants
Computing: We Are Storytellers
RE: Christianity

Summer 2nd Half 'Carnival of the Animals'
English: Poetry

Maths: Geometry: Position And Direction; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
Geography: Name And Locate Five Oceans
Science: Naming A Variety Of Common Animals
Computing: We Are Celebrating
RE: Christianity

If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Amber Pearless.

Please read our termly curriculum letters for more information.

Autumn Term



In Year One, we have been settling the children into their new routine. Our topic is 'Staying Alive'  and we have been learning lots of exciting things about our bodies.  The children have been enjoying the story 'Funny Bones' and have been making  their own collages of skeletons and have had great fun dancing to 'The Skeleton Dance!' We have also been learning all about healthy eating and balanced diets. We started off by reading, 'Avocado Baby' by John Burningham and thinking about what would happen if we found a magic avocado!

Staying Alive : Role Play Day

Spring Term 1 


Fairy tales and Castles 

This topic focuses on History and Science. In Science we will be finding out about different materials and how we can classify materials into different groups based on their properties. We are looking forward to learning about lots of different fairy tales, including Aladdin and Rapunzel. We are studying the sequence of a fairy tale and looking at how we can include lots of descriptive vocabulary in our writing. In History we are exploring the features of a castle and comparing old and new. We are even making our own castle models on the workshop table.


                                    Spring Term 2

Off we go to Mexico! 


This term our focus has been on Mexico and Latin America. We have been exploring facts about the Volcano 'Popocatepetl' and tasting traditional Mexican cuisine. Year 1 also had 'Science Week' where we carried out a range of different experiments and were able to draw upon scientific vocabulary to make our predictions. 

Finally, we had a wide selection of fantastic costumes to celebrate world book day on the 5th of March.