Class 1 2020 - 2021

Mrs Dunwoody

Home Learning

As mentioned in this week's newletter we are now trying a more structured approach to home learning.

Please check the recent files to download where I will upload new work and lessons to follow. I hope you find this useful. Please feel free to still access the wide range of resources made available to you on the website.

*** PLEASE NOTE All new documents appear at the very bottom of the documents list ***

If you have any work you wish to share then it could be emailled to our Class 1 email address. Any parental queries are still to be sent to the school admin address.


VE Day Celebrations

Please see the new documents at the bottom of this page that can be used as we build up to the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Hope you enjoy the celebrations in any way you can. Maybe make some bunting and have a picnic in the garden.

Remote Learning

Whilst school is closed we will be posting work onto these class pages for children to access.  We hope you appreciate it will be logistically impossible for Staff to mark this work.  Thank you for your support during these difficult times.

Home Learning

*** PLEASE NOTE All new documents appear at the very bottom of the documents list ***

If you have any work you wish to share then it could be emailled to our Class 1  email address. Any parental queries are still to be sent to the school admin address.


I hope you have all enjoyed some of the work which has been made available for you. I have added our new homework menu for our Minibeast topic  "Where are all the minibeasts?". Also, have a look at the Easter maths and Cooking maths activities. I have also added  books and websites to further encourage learning to take place.

Have you had a look at the new BBC Bite Size lessons available?

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Talk to your child about how they are feeling, help them to understand and listen to what they are saying.  Explain it's OK to feel sad, but we need to find ways to make us happy - What makes them happy?  What do you enjoy doing?

Communication and Language Development

Keep that dialogue going., talking helps them express how they are feeling also provide activities for your child to act out or use their imagination to process what is happening around them.


Within Early Years we cover Number and Shape, Space and Measure.

Number-  Play and practical ideas will enhance your children's learning.  Continue to encourage your children to recognise, order and sequence numbers.  We have been looing at number formation, practice forming the numerals and counting out amounts to match.  This naturally leads on to adding/subtracting small amounts.   We have recently been looking at adding two amounts together to find the same total.  This is called number bonds and is a fun way for your children to manipulate numbers and building number sentences.  We have been doing this with numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.  Previously we have been looking at one more or one less so, introducing the idea of addition and subtraction.

Shape, Space and Measure- We have been using the lanugage of time, last week, yesterday, tomorrow, after lunch, before tea and we have introduced o'clock times.  We have been sharing who is tall and ordeering by length.  The children have enjoyed sorting and ordering items by weight and using heavy and light as comparisons.  Last half term we continued to recognise, name and talk about 2D and 3D shapes.   Please keep these conversations going.

I have added a walking maths activity, for when you are out on your walks...enjoy

Below is a folder with Maths activities to complete in addition to this, suggested websites are:


Have a look at the lego maths and garden maths activities to see if there is anything to challenge your child.

Literacy Development (English)

Enjoy the pleasure books can bring.  We have been sharing fiction (story) books and non-fiction (information) books - Keep doing this.  Promote reading, also as a way of relaxing and having some down time.  When sharing books talk about the various roles involved, author, illustrator etc.  Talk about the writing, what size the words are? and why are they this way?  Talk about the illustrations, predict what might be happening next, or what could happen.  Share whether they have enjoyed it and why? Would they choose other books by the same author?

Make your own books, encouraging the children to be the author and illustrator..

We have been working on phase 3 sounds  - play matching pairs, go on a sounds hunt.  Do the same with words we have been learning and remember to get those purple pointers out.

Below is a folder with English activities to complete in addition to this, suggested websites are


Mr Thorn phonics

The above website are offering free Home learning resources for EYFS, Rhyme, Spelling and Phonics .... Take a look

PE - Physical Development

Provide opportunities for large movementsand small movements, encouraging them to move in a variety of ways safely.  We have been starting our day with a variety of hand stretches, ask them to show you.

Encourage then children to recognise the importance of sleep, exercise and food.

Joe Wicks is doing a live class at 9am each morning.

Along with this we have added a list of websites for you to access that will keep your children active!

EYFS - Early Years Foundation Stage - BBC Teach


Understanding the World

Recall our science day event, talk and share what we did and have another go, changing elements- make a magical ice castle, using an old sand bucket and add items and or colours.  Spend time in the garden, discussing the changes we can see happening.



Expressive Arts and Design

'Dance like there is nobody watching' daft dancing I call it, encourage your children to move in a variety of ways and copy what they do and they can copy you, using favourite songs, make up a sequence of movements and add more.  This encouraged repartition, in turn developing skills in memory.  You know how we enjoy making and doing using found materials, mix the media up, adding colour and collage materials.   This area of the curriculum encourages imagination, act out favourite stories adding homemade props to further develop and add your own take on these stories.  Introduce sequels and change characters and make up your own stories. These ideas are to encourage you to create a scrape book.   I encourage you to represent these stories in a variety of ways, mark making, words, illustrations, photos, music and technology... and throughout all of these experiences talk and share your feelings. › government › publications › early-years-foundation-st.


EYFS Statutory Framework | From pregnancy to children aged 5 › eyfs-statutory-framework


This half term we where going to answer the question...'Where are all the minibeasts?' moving on from our work on the Living World around us and Change.  Here's some books and ideas to get you started and remember to always have fun and share the understanding taking place.

Some books and websites to get you started within the new topic “Where are all the minibeasts?”

The Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

The Bad-Tempered Ladybird – Eric Carle

The Quiet Cricket – Eric Carle

The Busy Spider – Eric Carle

The Snail and the Whale – Julia Donaldson

What the Ladybird heard? – Julia Donaldson (Next? On Holiday)

Billy’s Beetle – Mick Inkpen

How many Snails?  (counting book) Paul Giganti

Snail Trail – Ruth Brown

www:    (Making a minibeast fact file)

www:// creative    ( Minibeasts and their habitats)


www: activityvillage    (Minibeast crafts)

Twinkl -general ideas

BBC bitesize

Easy Peasy and Fun    (Minibeast paper craft)

BOWDLEFLODES.COM    (Art and Science ideas)   (Getting creative in the garden)

Primary Playground    (Backyard scavenger hunt)

@Mothercould    (30 doable at home activities)   (It’s OK to have time out)

Lego Challenge   ( set up and give ideas for your children to complete)



Music  - try The Ugly Bug Ball

               There was an old lady who swallowed a fly...

There are more files with SummerTerm 1 to work on and the above websites do add more ideas


Files to Download

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