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Work for children isolating

Week beginning 28.6,21



In History we are looking at the seaside past and present and comparing what the seaside was like many years ago. Have a look at the slides and then think what it would be like to be on holiday 100 years ago and write a postcard home. Don't forget to use the personal pronoun 'I'.



In Science we are thinking about the 5 senses - Last week we thought about sight and this week we

are thinking about touch. Find 5 different items with different textures in your house - it could be cardboard - fabric - something like sellotape or blutack , ice or even the table in your kitchen.

Now write down on the sheet what they are and then think of a great describing word to explain how they feel - the sheet gives you some ideas. What would life be like if you could not use your sense of touch?


In PSHE we are thinking about being positive - Look at the powerpoint that we thought about last week and then have a go at the every cloud has a silver lining worksheet.


Here is a link to the unit about Sammy Squirrel that we are doing in school - try some of the games or the skills ideas  - any thing you can manage will be great.


Mimi the Mermaid | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

A Cosmic Kids yoga adventure with Mimi the Mermaid about perseverance and facing your fears.Have a go at some yoga with a sea theme!


We are looking at Special Places in RE - this week we are thinking about the pilgrimage that Muslims go on to Mecca. Look at the slides then write a diary entry about one of the special place Muslims visit on their pilgrimage.

Story Time: The Lighthouse Keeper's Picnic

Here is another story about Mr Grinling to enjoy - this time he is having a picnic! I wonder if the seagulls get involved again!..

Round the World Day

What a wonderful day was had by all - We loved finding out about our featured country Bulgarai. We dressed up in colours of the flag - Red,Green and White and then we took parts in different activites.

We collaged the flag of Bulgaria, found out some interesting facts about Bulgaria and even learnt to count to 10 in Bulgarian.

In the afternoon we played a tradtional Bulgarian Game - cat and Mouse and tried some delicious treats from the Bulgarian Shop.

We really had a lot of fun.

Learn to count to 10 in Bulgarian with your child.

PE kits and return to school

Hello everybody - we are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 9th March. Just a quick reminder to please come in P.E.kits for our P.E.days which are Monday and Wednesday.

Thank you

Mrs Brady and Mrs Lidgard.

Learning Packs Collection

The next set of learning packs are to be collected on Thursday 11th February between 13:00 and 13:45. This pack will cover all learning from 22nd February - 5th March. Please ensure that this pack is put to one side, ready to be started after half term. This time you will find a runner bean seed inside a green envelope and you will also be handed a plant pot! This is for our new topic in Science - 'Plants'. 


When collecting this pack, please return your child's current learning pack... Please keep all the learning materials for Friday 12th February. Thank you. 

Learning Packs Weeks 5 and 6

The next set of learning packs (for Monday 1st February to Friday 12th) are to be collected on Thursday 28th January between 13:00-13:45.


When you collect the learning packs, please also return completed work from the previous learning pack. We look forward to seeing all of your wonderful learning! 

P.E in School

Children attending provision in school every Monday and Wednesday will be required to go to school wearing their PE Kit. This will need to be suitable for the cold weather as PE will be taught outside, where possible. 


As the weather is getting colder, the classrooms are too! Please ensure your child has some warm clothing on under their school uniform (e.g. a long sleeved top, vests etc). Thank you.

TEAMS Live Teaching Timetable

Half Term Activity Ideas

The children have all worked incredibly hard this term. They have adapted so well to learning from home and to the changes in school too. Thank you to all parents and carers for your continued support during another very challenging time. 


We have posted some screen-free activities below which you might like to share with your child over the half term break. We hope that you find them enjoyable. 


Keep safe,

Mrs Brady and Mrs Lidgard smiley

Spring Term 1 
Remote Learning Resources
We have now changed the layout of the web page to help you locate learning with greater ease. Please see the days and weeks below to find learning materials.
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5

Children's Mental Health Week

This week is Children's Mental Health Week - to support Parents here are some useful resources from the Children's Mental Health Week Organisation. You may like to have a loook at some of the activities to support your child. There are also some helpful tips for parents .

Draw Your Feelings - Children's Mental Health Week 2021

For more activity ideas visit

The Squiggle Game - Children's Mental Health Week 2021

For more activities ideas visit

Week 6


Internet Safety Week

This week is Internet Safety week. In school we will be having an Internet Safety day on Tuesday 9th February. We will also be sharing this story for Year 1 on our LIVE Teams Sessions.

Please find a link to the powerpoint we will be using and another useful link from the BBC to help you talk about Internet Safety with your child.


Term 4

Dunelm Kindness Campaign 

Dunelm has contacted Hawthorn Tree to tell us of a wonderful kindness campaign they are running. Do you think you can help? 


Dunelm would like to spread kindness and care in the community by sending cards or pictures to local care homes from children like you! It has been incredibly hard for the elderly members of our community who reside in care homes and are unable to have any visitors. Therefore, by sending them a card or a picture, we can hopefully help to put a smile on their faces.


If you would like to send a card or a picture, please ensure that they are at the school office by Friday 19th March so that they can be quarantined before being delivered. The cards from our school will be sent to Hunters Creek and Manorgate Care Homes. 

Week 1
Week 2

Learning Support

As we're sure you are aware, some children in every class require some differentiated learning activities to help them maintain the same sense of achievement as their peers. If you know this is the case for your child, or you are referred to this section, this is where we will be posting activities for these children.


Equally, if you do require further support, or have any questions or concerns, then please do not hesitate to contact us via email or Seesaw.

World Book Day Event - 3rd March 2021

World Book Day is a celebration of stories. The day is marked in over 100 countries across the world. This year, I am delighted to announce that the Arts charity 'Settle Stories' has offered schools the opportunity to access a free online storytelling performance with professional storyteller Alia Alzougbi. You will need to book your place, using the link below. 


Arabic storyteller Alia will welcome our children to Ancient Arabia. Step into the story and be delighted for a mischievous hour as she recounts some of the lesser-known stories from the timeless collection of the Arabian Nights.


This will begin at 9:30-10:15am. I am aware that this will overlap with out Teams session. However, I am happy for you to join a little later that day. I hope you enjoy the performance!



Some parents have requested some additional work or spellings to practise. Please see a list below of spellings for your child to practise, these are optional and you may wish to practise five or six of these from the list each week. 

Learning support 


As I'm sure you are aware, some children in every class require some differentiated learning activities to help them maintain the same sense of achievement as their peers. If you know this is the case for your child, or you are referred to this section, this is where I will be posting activities for these children.


Equally, if you do require further support, or have any questions or concerns, then please do not hesitate to contact me via email or Seesaw.







Learning Packs Weeks 3 and 4

The next set of learning packs (for Monday 18th to Friday 29th) are to be collected on Thursday 14th January between 10:00-10:45.


When you collect the learning packs, please also return ALL completed work from the previous learning pack. We look forward to seeing all of your wonderful learning! 

The Smartest Giant in Town

Year 1 Spring Term Newsletter

Please have a look at our newsletter to find out all about the exciting learning opportunities ahead!
Year 1 Autumn Term 2 Newsletter
Lantern Competition

Today we have made clay hedgehogs to link with our science topic of deasons. We learnt about hibernation and some of the animals this affects.

We really enjoyed making our different shaped clay models. I wonder if you can see what we used for spikes?


Microsoft Teams Test!

I will be running a Microsoft Teams test on Thursday at 2 p.m! Further information has been sent out via parent mail. I hope you can join me, I look forward to seeing then!

E-mail contact details for the teaching team, in school hours, are;

Learning Support 

As I'm sure you are aware, some children in every class require some differentiated learning activities to help them maintain the same sense of achievement as their peers. If you know this is the case for your child or you are referred to this section, this is where we will be posting activities for these children.


Good evening,


We hope that you are all safe and well. We miss you already!


As you are aware, learning will now be taking place remotely. It will take some time to adjust to but we are all in this together. The most important thing is for your child to try their best – as always. We are hoping to create some videos for the children in order to make learning a little friendlier. We are trying our hardest to set these up and they will take a little more time for us to organise... please bear with us.


Please use my/our email addresses which are now at the top of this class page if you have any queries or concerns. Please remember that Seesaw is also a great tool to use to get in touch and to also be able to upload any learning onto your child’s ‘page’.


Please try to share stories with your child as much as possible and also encourage them to read whenever you can. Some great websites for phonics games are and The Oxford Owl website ( also has some fantastic resources to keep reading alive. Signing up is free and there are many ebooks which you will be able to find and pitch according to your child’s ability. The Read Write Inc ebooks will be particularly beneficial to the children as they link with our phonics scheme.


Parents’ evenings will still be taking place in the form of telephone calls. We look forward to contacting you over the next few days.


Please keep safe and keep smiling,

The Year 1 Team

Monday 12th October 


Please review the sounds shown below with your child by asking them to tell you the sounds one by one. If you child does not know all of the sounds, please don't worry - we are working our way through them. Once you have finished, you could ask your child to have a go at spelling the following words:

  • pit
  • bat
  • dig
  • shop
  • dish
  • bath
  • song
  • play
  • night
  • chair


There is also story for your child to have a go at reading - please scroll down!


I have then included a link to a phonics game which the children are familiar with...


Have fun!





Rag the Rat



In Maths, we have been using the part-whole model to begin to understand that a number can be partitioned into two or more parts. The use of this model helps us to have a clearer understanding of addition – the two parts are added together to make the ‘whole’. Today, we will continue to look at part-whole models using objects to help us. Please have a flick through the images below to see some different examples.


Once the children have had a look at these examples, can they try to use objects from around your home (e.g. lego, cars, dried pasta) to create their own examples? Alternatively, they could draw part-whole models on a piece of paper and draw dots in each section instead. Please share these with me using Seesaw, or via email!



Working from home is likely to mean more time spent on computers, tablets and the internet. Therefore it is incredibly important to ensure you are being safe whilst you are online. Please take some time to look at the documents below to make sure you are doing everything you can to stay safe online!

Tuesday 13th October
Start your day off with some fun exercises! Today we have included some of our favourite workouts from GoNoodle. 

Banana Banana Meatball - Blazer Fresh | GoNoodle

Patterns made of shapes, patterns made of grapes. Patterns in the air, patterns everywhere. Patterns in an app, patterns in this sing and dance alon...

The Pirate Life - Moose Tube | GoNoodle

Climb aboard a pirate ship and go this way, that way, forwards, backwards over the raging seas! Create a free account on now and find hundreds o...



Review the sound cards from yesterday and then ask your child to have a go at spelling the following words:


  • bug
  • net
  • had
  • wish
  • chat
  • bang
  • sink
  • play
  • beep
  • shirt


There is also another story to have a look at below...

Nip and Chip


For English today, please listen to our new text, ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs First Sleepover’ (video clip below!). Once you have listened to the story, please encourage your child to write a list of all the items they would take if they were going for a sleepover. It would be great if they could try and use some adjectives (describing words) too! This writing task is attached below.

English - Tuesday 13th October



We are going to continue developing our understanding of the part-whole model today. In particular, we will be looking more closely at the addition symbol. Please have a look at the following video for your session today:


There is also a task to complete. This is attached below.



In Science we have been learning all about the four seasons. Today, we are going to learn some facts about autumn. Please have a look through the powerpoint presentation which is attached below. There are several discussion points throughout this powerpoint - please enjoy these discussions with your child.


If it is safe and you are able to do so, please collect some autumnal objects from your garden with your child. Then, ask them to have a go at creating a piece of art work with these objects. I have included some examples below. Have fun!





Story time with Mrs Carr


Enjoy listening to Supertato with Mrs Carr. She misses you all lots! 

Story time with Mrs Carr - Supertato

Wednesday 14th October 
Kick start your day with some more fun GoNoodle moves! 



In our phonics session today, we will be learning all about the sound 'ou'. I have tried to record a video that is similar in style to the way our phonics lessons would run in school. However, it was a little bit different for me without any children to hear! Here it goes... 

Phonics - Wednesday 14th October



Have another listen to ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs First Sleepover’. Can you create a story map to show what happens in the story? Perhaps you could then retell the story to a sibling or to a grown-up. There is a template attached below but if you’d like to complete this in your own way, then please do so.



Have you noticed any patterns in your number sentences when you are using the part-whole model? Have you noticed that we use the same three numbers for each new example? This is called a fact family! Please have a look at the following video for an introduction to fact families:


There is also a task and a challenge question to complete. These are attached below. Be careful to check where the equals sign is - it might catch you out! 



Have a go at some of these activities and have some fun. Perhaps you could make up your own fitness routine too!

5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 1 | The Body Coach TV

It's great to get moving and it will help you to feel good too. Some of this workout might be a little fast-paced so please rest whenever you need to. Have fun!

Story time with Mrs Brady


A big hello from Mrs Brady! She really loves this story and wanted to share it all with you. Enjoy. 

Story time with Mrs Brady - Five Minutes Peace

Thursday 15th October 


Start off your day with some exercises from GoNoodle...



Today we will be reviewing the sound 'ir'. Towards the end of the session, your child will need to read the text 'A Bad Fox' (this is shown below the video) and then they will write a sentence. This is all explained in the video as well.

Phonics - Thursday 15th October



We are going to continue with our learning using the text ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs First Sleepover’. For today’s activity, you will find some sentences linked to the story but there are some words missing! Can you use the word banks to select the correct word in order to complete the sentences?



Today you will be finding bonds for numbers within ten. Please begin by looking at the following video: Remember, you can pause this video at any time or even rewind it to go over a concept again. Please have a look at the activities below in order to complete the session.


I have also attached a number line showing numerals and number words from 0-20. By the end of Year 1, we should all be able to read and spell these. It would be fabulous if you could spend a bit of time practising these at any time!




In R.E we have been learning about Christianity. What can your child tell you about the features of a church? What might they see  if they went inside a church? Have a look through the following powerpoint presentation and then complete the task at the end which is to design a leaflet/poster all about your local church. What is it called? Can you label the different parts of the church? Please share your leaflet/poster with us on Seesaw!

Story time with Mrs Lidgard - The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past!
Hello from Mrs Lidgard! We hope you enjoy this very funny story! 

Story time with Mrs Lidgard - The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past!

Friday 16th October 


Start your day off with some fab GoNoodle moves!



Today we are reviewing the 'igh' sound. There is also a book to read after this session. You will find the book below this video. 

Phonics - Friday 16th October



I would like you to imagine that you are going to invite someone for a sleepover party at your house. What will you do? What games will you play? What will you eat?


Today’s learning task is to plan your sleepover party! Please have a look at the template design below but feel free to create a plan in your own style if you wish to! Have fun.



Mrs Lidgard starts off our Maths session today... She's trying hard to remember how to count but she needs a little bit of help. Can you help her?

Mrs Lidgard's Maths Starter

Counting with Bertie Bunny!

Today we are going to begin to learn systematic methods for number bonds within 10. The following video will help to introduce this method to the children:


Please then complete the activities below. Can you create any more at home? We would love to see what you can do – please share them on Seesaw or via email!

Positive Power!

Here are some activities which are all linked to being positive. Of course, if you would like to write these down on a different piece of paper, that's absolutely fine. 


Well done for working so hard this week. Be proud.


Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Lidgard and Mrs Brady smiley

Monday 19th October


It's time for some GoNoodle to help you get ready for learning!

Today we are going to learn a new sound - 'oy'. Please have a look at the video below. There is also another book to read ('My Dog Ned') and a sentence to write once your child has read the book. We are really impressed with how hard the children are working. Thank you for sharing photographs of their spellings and sentences with us.

Phonics - Monday 19th October


This week we are going to continue our learning based on 'Harry and the Dinosaurs First Sleepover'. Today, we would like you to design and describe a new pair of pyjamas to wear at your sleepover party! Think carefully about what you would like these to look like and try to use lots of exciting adjectives.


What colour will your pyjamas be? Will they have your favourite book characters on them? What about your favourite superheroes? Will they be short or long? Fluffy or soft? 


Have a look at the template below. I am looking forward to reading your super sentences. Remember: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops!


Today we are going to be learning all about number bonds to 10. Please begin by having a look at the following video Remember that you can pause the video at any time so that you can have a go at working out the answers. Please use practical resources along the way if you feel that these help. Remember that the bar model is another way of showing parts and whole numbers, with each part being a different size depending on how big or small the number is.


Once you have looked at the video, please try the task below.


Super Sonic Training

Yoga and Mindfulness: Outside In The Woods | Cosmic Kids

Story Time with Mrs Brady

Story Time with Mrs Brady

Tuesday 20th October


Start your day off with some GoNoodle moves!

Good morning everyone! Today we are going to review the sound 'ar'.

Tuesday 20th Phonics


Today's activity is to write all about your sleepover party! You will need to imagine what happened at your sleepover party... Did you manage to do everything you planned? What games did you play? Did you sleep well? 


In the document below, you will find a page which looks just like the story map from last week. This is where the children can create a story map of their very own sleepover! On page 2, they will then need to write sentences to match each picture. 


Today we are going to compare number bonds. The children will need to use the terms ‘greater than/more than’, ‘fewer than/less than’ and ‘equal to’. They will also need to recognise the mathematical symbols for these terms which are: >, < or =. Please begin by looking at the following video:


There is then a task to complete below.

For Science today, we will continue our learning about autumn. Please begin by looking at the 'Hibernation' powerpoint and then have a look at the pdf story called 'Don't Hog the Hedge'. There is then a hedgehog craft to complete (see below for the instructions and the template). Alternatively, your child could write a list of all the facts they have learnt about hibernation. 
Just for Fun!

Story Time with Miss Bone - Elmer 


As some of you know, Miss Bone's favourite animal is an elephant. Here is a story which Miss Bone loved when she was at school(!) and she still loves it today.

Story Time with Miss Bone - Elmer

Wednesday 21st October


Move and groove along to GoNoodle!

Today we will be learning a new sound - 'ai'. The children will then have some words to spell, a book to read and a sentence to write. 

Wednesday 21st Phonics

Big Blob and Baby Blob


For English today I would like the children to become authors! I would like them to write a new adventure story for Harry and the dinosaurs - how exciting! Please have a look at the writing template below but feel free to use your own resources too. The children will need to draw the front cover of their story on the first page and also include the title of their new story here too. Please encourage the children to think carefully about what could happen in their story before they write it down. They will need to think about how stories are structured with a beginning, a middle and an end. I can't wait to read their stories! 


Example titles could be:

Harry and the Dinosaurs in Autumn

Harry and the Dinosaurs Go Fishing

Harry and the Dinosaurs Go Camping

Harry and the Dinosaurs on Holiday


Today the children will begin to understand word problems which are linked to addition (as well as their knowledge of number bonds to ten). Please begin by looking at the following video:


The children may need some help with reading the word problems today. Please encourage them to use practical objects to help them work out the answers to questions. 


There is also a challenge question to complete today!


5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 2 | The Body Coach TV

Tallulah the Owlet | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Thursday 22nd October 


Kick start your day with some fun exercises!


Phonics - Thursday 22nd October

The Chest in the Sand


We have now completed our 'Harry and the Dinosaurs' English topic. Well done to all the children for their super robot, dinosaur and pyjama designs, their ability to sequence and retell stories and for their comprehension skills this term!


For our last English session, I have provided some activities which link to our learning in Science. You will find an autumn word search, a writing activity about each season and also a writing template for the children to write about their favourite season. It would be great if the children could extend their sentences with some conjunctions such as 'and' or 'because'. There is also a Halloween word search to finish off with! 


In today’s maths session, the children will be continuing their learning on addition. This time, they will be learning how to add more. Please begin by using this video: and then complete the task below.


There are a number of word problems again today so your child may need further support in order to read them.


In R.E we have learnt that a church is a Christian place of worship. In History, we have been learning about St Botolph's Church, otherwise known as Boston Stump! Today, we would like the children to see if they can recall the things that can be seen on the outside of a church and also the items that can be found inside a church. The powerpoint below (which you used last week) will help to refresh this knowledge. There is also a labelling worksheet which the children have used already in class... we wonder if they can refresh their memory with this too! 


Once these tasks have been completed, we thought it would be fun for the children to create their own 'junk model' church or Boston Stump! The children could use empty boxes and cartons to do this. Some examples are shown below. Have fun! 

Holiday Activities
Visit Bell's Pumpkin Patch! Tickets must be booked in advance - see link below. 

This week we have been exploring ordinal numbers from 1st to 10th in maths. The children really enjoyed the opportunity to collect natural materials to sort for this particular activity. They worked in groups to collect a variety of materials, twigs, leaves and stones that they could use to test each others mathematical skills. 

They really have risen to the challenge in maths and shown their amazing abilities, they've even been teaching me a few moves when it comes to counting and dancing, and we've learnt so much already. 

Taking the learning outdoors

Welcome to Woodpeckers Class!


Wow! We have had a wonderful start to the school year! All of the children have really impressed us with their behaviour, their resilience to change and, of course, their love of learning. It has been wonderful to see friends reunited again after such a long time. We have certainly had a classroom full of smiles!

Mrs Brady will be teaching the class on a Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Lidgard will teach on a wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

We started our first couple of days in Year 1 with Art and PSHE activities. We have developed our own class rules, we have thought about who we can talk to if we have a problem or if we are feeling worried (both at home and in school) and we have talked about the changes in school which will help to keep us safe.

We have loved being creative! We painted self-portraits which will be displayed in the corridor for everyone to see. We area all very impressed with the artistic flair we have seen in lots of children. 

The past few months have certainly been a challenge and we understand that the journeys you have faced as families are all very different. We are gradually introducing more formal learning but we will gauge this according to the needs of the children.

We hope you have all received a copy of the Year 1 newsletter. We  will attach a copy onto this webpage too. A few further details are outlined below.

Mrs Freeston and Mrs Wroblewska --- are our TAs . Mrs Freeston works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Wroblewska works on Thursday and Friday. Mrs Ferguson and Ms Janisewska will also support us over the course of some afternoons each week.

 Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday and Redaing books are changed on a Tuesday and Friday.