Non-uniform day this Friday 20th May, please bring something in for the class hamper. / We have places available in some year groups! Please contact us for more details.

Year 1 Miss Bone

I have attached some Power points, video clips and interactive games to support the home learning booklets starting on June 29th.

Our topics are Africa, multiplication and money and a pirate story called Sayeeda.


Flags of Africa


Mrs Ingamell's has asked me to tell you about this year's

Sports Day!

Obviously it will be very different BUT exciting too.

I have attached all the documents you need below to enter the great Hawthorn Tree SOCK Sports Day! Yes you did read that correctly - this year's Sports Day is all about socks!!

Please have a look at the activities, Mrs Ingamells will hopefully be loading some videos of how to do each activity on Monday, but there are explanations on the sheets for each activity.

Once you have completed your activity sheet and filled in your scores you should send that sheet back to school so all the scores can be added together for each team.

These Power points will help you with your Science home learning booklet on Senses. The next home learning pack can be collected on Monday 15th June.

Read Write Inc online learning

We are very excited that Read Write Inc have started doing online lessons on their youtube site (follow the link below). 

Children in year 1 should be recapping on set 2 sounds and then learning set 3 sounds. Your child in school would be doing speed sounds, followed by word time reading and then spelling as the phonics element of their English lesson, before they practise reading a book. The RWI youtube channel are doing a new set of lessons each day, which are then available for 24 hours so your child can do them at any point during the day. Watch all three videos in order, your child will just need a pencil and paper to spell some words.

All children are working at a different level so if your child is still not secure in their set 1 sounds (single sounds of the alphabet and the special friends sh, ch, th, qu, ng, nk) then show them the set 1 videos daily. If your child is secure with these move onto set 2 sounds, then set 3 videos. If your child really enjoys them, they could do set 2 and set 3 videos, or set 1 and 2 videos if needed.

They should really enjoy the routine of doing RWI again, just as we did at school. We hope your child is retaining the sounds we have learnt and enjoying applying them in any reading or writing they are doing. If you have any problems or need guidance on the RWI phonics, please e-mail me on 


I have just discovered a nice set of resources from The Royal Mint.

They have Peter Rabbit interactive games, a competition to design a new 50p coin, some Paddington Bear colouring activities and lots more...

Just an idea that some of the class might enjoy whilst working from home.

Some of the resources are aimed at KS2 so might be of interest to older siblings/family.

Activities the children might enjoy over Easter!

Mrs Graves has signed our school up to Numbots (an online maths resource base) Please read this carefully so you can access all the activities.

Here a few ideas to help keep your child active during the school closures.

Herbivore, Carnivore or Omnivore?

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In English this week, we have been learning the meaning of vocabulary found in our non-fiction text linked to dinosaurs. The children created six vocabulary cards for the words: carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, digest, diet and extinct. Whilst we did have a debate about whether extinct means an animal stinks(!), we soon learned the true meaning of the word.

In order to create their vocabulary cards, the children drew a picture to represent the meaning of the words and then wrote a definition on the back. Once the children had completed their vocabulary cards, they swapped cards with a partner to hold one another's up (picture side) and 'test' their knowledge.

All the children have truly amazed me with their conscientious approach to this learning task.

Supporting Children in Need

We were so lucky to have a visit from Pudsey Bear yesterday! It was very exciting to see him! We also looked wonderful in our chosen outfits to support Children in Need today. Thank you for your kind donations. 

We Will Remember Them

Stained Glass Windows

In RE this term, we have been learning about Christianity. We have talked about churches and thought about what they are used for. We have also looked at the different parts of churches, both inside and out. We made these beautiful stained glass windows. They all look amazing in the sunshine today. 
All children in Year 1 explored a range of mathematical activities during our maths workshop this morning. It was wonderful to be able to show our grown-ups the many practical ways in which we explore shapes and numbers to help us learn. Thank you to all the children for being exceptionally well-behaved and enthusiastic in their learning. Thank you to all the parents who came along and had some fun too!

The Wonder of Autumn

In Science this term, we have been learning about autumn. We have observed changes outside and explored many different natural objects linked to autumn. We had so much fun making faces out of our autumnal objects this week!


Thank you to those of you who brought in extra objects from home too. It is wonderful that you are continuing your learning at home smiley

Terrific Ten Reading Awards

We have been so inspired by the text 'Harry and the Robots'! Having read the story and sequenced some pictures from it, the children then created an adventure story with their very own robot! Their story maps really helped them to sequence their writing, along with providing them with the pleasure and excitement of being both an illustrator and an author! 

Marvellous Maths!

As part of our mastery approach in Maths, the children were introduced to the terms and symbols for 'more than/greater than', 'fewer than/less than' and 'equal to'. The children created their own symbols with lolly sticks and enjoyed a practical introduction to the terminology. The children have amazed me with their skills. 


Whilst we pretended that a crocodile had to compare the amount children in a group and eat the most, no children were actually eaten... phew!

Dinosaur Bones!

Check out our dinosaur bones!


Having been inspired by our English text (Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs), all children designed and made a dinosaur bone! They thoroughly enjoyed this process and it has also supported their skills in DT. The children were then extremely reflective and wrote an evaluation about their dinosaur bone. Well done everyone!

Welcome to Robins Class!


We have had a wonderful first few days back at school. It is absolutely fantastic that you have all been ready for learning on time each day and that you have been so enthusiastic about your new learning experiences in Year 1. Well done everyone! 


Important information:

  • Our PE session is on a Monday afternoon.
  • You will have a spelling test every Thursday. Your spelling folder will be given to you every Thursday with new spellings for you to learn over the course of the week. 
  • You can choose a book from our class library every Friday! This is an exciting opportunity for you to take some of our wonderful school books home. Please ensure that you return these every Friday so that you can swap it for a new one!


Mrs Carr, Mrs Wroblewska and I are so excited for the year ahead... We are going to have a SUPER time in Year 1.