Year 1

Week Starting 29 June 2020

Hello Year One!

We were so pleased to see your faces during our Class Meets. It would be lovely if you could prepare one piece of work, that you want to share with the rest of the class on the day of your Google Meet session. We hope to see even more of you this week! Remember to continue with the home learning on the days you are not at school.

Please see below for which day your child’s class will be holding their meet. There is also a timetable for the whole Trust on the website.

Whitehorse Manor Infants

Yellow class – Wednesday 1st July at 11:00a.m Nickname: yellow1

Green class – Thursday 2nd July at 11:00a.m

Nickname: green1

Jade class – Thursday 2nd July at 1:00p.m

Nickname :jade1

Brigstock Rowan class – Wednesday 24th June at 12:00p.m Nickname: rowan1

Astronaut class – Tuesday 30th June at 11:00a.m

Nickname: astronaut1

Shooting Stars class – Wednesday 1st July at 11:00a.m Nickname: shootingstars1

Cypress Lower

Blue Class – Monday 29th June at 2p.m Nickname: bluecypress

Green Class-Tuesday 30th June at 2.15 p.m Nickname: greencypress

Indigo Class-Thursday 2nd July at 11 a.m Nickname: indigocypress

Beulah Infants

Green Class- Wednesday 1st July at 11 a.m Nickname: greenclassmeet

Purple Class-Wednesday 1st July at 11 a.m Nickname: purpleclassmeet


In order to sign in you will need your child’s .306 LGFL log on details.  If you would like to attend the live session and do not have these details, please email us at with your child’s full name, class and school and we will email you back with their log on details. We will be recording the sessions for safety purposes and do ask that an adult is present with all children during these sessions. We are aware that some of you had difficulty logging into the meeting so please let us know and we will email you a link to a tutorial.

When you are not at school, keep doing your fantastic home learning. We LOVE seeing your work so please keep sending photos into We had so many lovely examples this week, we put them all into a video for you to enjoy!

This week the whole trust challenge involves reflecting on our Lockdown period and creating a Time Capsule to contain all our memories.

  • In literacy, we will be using a spoken word folk tale from Africa called Awongaleema;
  • If you need to recap any sounds  you can access  the DfE Letters and Sounds YouTube videos to support you;
  • In maths, we are learning how to count in multiples of 5;
  • In science, we are learning about fish ;
  • In geography, we are learning how to use simple maps and keys;
  • In art, we are learning to make a rainstick.

Please note that you will need a long cardboard tube for the art activity. Next week you will need a couple of paper cups to make a Djembe drum.

Activity 1 Activity 2 Activity 3
Monday Literacy – Orally retelling a story using a story plan Maths – count in groups of 5 Science- All about fish
Tuesday Literacy – Using conjunctions and correct word endings Maths – count and make groups of 5 Art – make a rainstick
Wednesday Physical activities Whole Trust Challenge-Time Capsule Music -learning to use different dynamics in our singing


Literacy – changing characters in a story


Maths – use repeated addition to count in multiples of 5 Geography-Mapping skills
Friday Literacy – changing problems in a story Maths- use multiples of 5 in arrays PSHE-reflect on our achievements

We are missing you! Enjoy your learning this week!

The Year One Team



1.Literacy warm up – sentence doctor–y

Literacy – Awongaleema story

Long before stories were written down, grown ups used to tell their children folk tales that were handed down from generation to generation. One such African folk tale is the story of ‘the name of the magical tree’. There are lots of different versions of this tale because it has been told and adapted many times over many years. We are going to be focusing our work on one version but there are many on YouTube to share and enjoy.

Listen to Miss Patel read the story and use the story plan on the power point to help you remember it.

Challenge: Once you have heard the story, use the story plan to re tell the story to someone else! Remember to use story language in your re-telling.

2. Maths – count in groups of 5

To download, click the link below.’s

3. Science – All about fish

Over this half term we are going to be identifying and classifying different types of animals. This week we are looking at fish. Use the power point below to help you develop your knowledge of fish and then there are some fun suggestions for activities you can do relating to them. (You don’t have to do them all!)

All About Fish


1.Literacy warm up – phonics revision

This half term in our phonics sessions we are going to be recapping different ways to make the same sound. Today, we are focusing on the ‘oa’ sound. The three most common ways of representing this sound are oa, ow and split digraph o_e. However, oe (as in toe), o(as in stereo), and ough (as in although) can also be used.

Your first challenge is to read the sheet below and identify as many different words with the oa sound as you can. This is also in the downloads if you wanted a printable copy.

Printables Altspellings Oa Phoneme Spotter

After that, we have a sorting activity for you to complete. There is a grid with all the different ways of making the ‘oa’ sound listed at the top and then some examples of words for you to cut and stick/ write in the correct column. This can also be done just using a piece of paper and a pencil.

Printables Altspellings Oa Sorting GridPrintables

Altspellings Oa Sorting Words

Literacy – speech bubbles

Today, we would like you to write as the 4 characters in the story – the monkey, the buffalo, the lion and the tortoise. In each speech bubble write why they went e.g ‘I went because I am the fastest,’ and what happened to make them forget the name of the tree. There are examples on the power point below to help you.

Awongalema Tree speech bubble power point.

Challenge: Use a conjunction and a -est word ending in your speech bubble.


2.Maths – count and make groups of 5


To download, click the link below.

3. Art- make a rainstick

Rainsticks have been used in many hot countries around the world, including in Africa to summon the rain and help the crops grow. For example tribes on the Sahara desert and Ethiopia are known to perform rain dances.

Listen first to the soothing sound of the rainstick. Then watch a performance of a rain dance.


Now it is time for you to learn how to make your own rainstick by following our attached PowerPoint presentation!


1.Physical Activities

First why don’t you practise doing some line jumps?

Then you can have a go at some throwing and catching challenges.

2. Whole Trust Challenge

Time Capsule Challenge

 What will you remember most about Lockdown?  Not being able to see family and friends?  Not attending school? Clapping for Carers every Thursday evening?  The quiet roads?  Going on your daily walk?

This week, we would like you to put all of your Lockdown memories in one place and make a time capsule to remember this historical event.

This website is a good place to start if you need some ideas of what to include:

There is also a checklist (see attached document) to help you but you can put in whatever you like – whatever reminds you of this time.  Your capsule doesn’t have to be big.  You could use a jar and fold everything up nice and small to be discovered some time in the future. Have a great time and don’t forget to email your time capsule photos to the home learning email addresses.

3. Music – learning to use different dynamics in our singing

Dynamics are how loud or soft the music is.

Go to the website and log onto the student section using the following details: Username: p697849 Password: brown
Click on the box called ‘Assignments’ then on ‘Unit: Year 1 in Review, Reflect, Rewind Replay – Step 5’ and complete the following tasks.
1. Listen to the snare drum getting gradually louder in ‘Boléro’ by Ravel and click on appraise to discuss the music.
2. Click on ‘warm up games’ and complete one of the challenges.
3. Go to ‘rhythm grid notation’ and try making up your own beat using notes of different durations (lengths).
4. Sing the song ‘In The Groove’. Try changing your dynamics by singing the song really quietly (this is called pianissimo) then really loudly (fortissimo).



Downloads for Wednesday


1.Literacy warm up – key word reading and spelling

Literacy  – thinking of other animals and why they went to the mountain

Do you remember on Monday we said there are lots of different versions of this story because it is a spoken word story? Today, we would like you to think of some other animals that might go to find the name of the tree and think of why they might go using the suffix -est. Eg The giraffe is the tallest, The hippo is the heaviest.

Other words you might like to use  – loudest, quietest, smartest, largest, youngest, oldest or any others you can think of!

You are going to be using the same worksheet tomorrow (to think of the problem) so today, only think of the animal and the reason. This is on the left hand side of the sheet. Do not fill in the problem section yet!!


2. Maths – use repeated addition to count in multiples of 5


To download, click the link below.

3. Geography – mapping skills

Lesson 1-Mapping skills


We are learning to understand what a map is, what a key is and how to use a simple map.


Points for discussion: · What are maps for?
· What does a map represent?
· How do we use a map?
· Which maps do you know?

 Activity: Use Google Maps to find some famous London landmarks (see attached guidelines).

Look at some of the symbols posters to get familiar with the way symbols are used in a key on a map to represent features and landmarks.

Activity: Match the map symbols to their photograph and meaning (see attached document).

For a detailed lesson click on the link below




1. Literacy warm up – grammar  -ed word endings

Join in with Miss Ubi as she explains when to use the -ed suffix

Literacy – changing problems in a story

We are going to be using the same sheet as yesterday so by now you should have thought of some other animals that could be in the story. Today, we would like you to think of the problem that could make them forget the name of the tree. Do you remember,in the story the monkey forgot because he bumped into an ant’s nest, the buffalo forgot because he tripped over a rock and the lion forgot because he stopped for a nap!

Can you think of a funny problem that might make your animals forget? For example, the giraffe may stop to nibble some leaves on the top of a tree or the hippo might stop to scratch his nose!

Try to think of problems for at least 2 of your animals.

Challenge: Use a conjunction in your writing – so, but, because, and.

2. Maths- use multiples of 10 in arrays


To download, click the link below.

3. PSHE – reflect on our achievements

It is nearly the end of Year 1 and now is the time to reflect on our successes. First join in with Naomi Wilkinson on bbc  to celebrate your belief in yourself!


What has been your favourite part in Year 1? Draw your picture and write a sentence about your picture underneath (see attached document).

Think about some of the things you have learnt in Year 1 and you are able to do now. Use the attached document to record your ideas as ‘I can’ statements.


Extra Activities

Listen to a different version of ‘The name of the tree’ by Odds Bodkin. It comes in two parts so you will need to click on part 2 when you have finished part 1.

Part 1:

Part 2:


Singing Assembly – You’ve Got A Friend In Me

Emotional wellbeing

Some of you may still be at home. We have some leaflets from Octavo to support with the transition back to school.

Check our mindfulness colouring pages too.

Outdoor creative activity

This week we thought it would be fun to paint with mud! Check our recipe in the attached document.

You can also make magic mud paint by adding 1 part of baking soda for 1 part of mud…

Science challenge

We have found a STEM challenge that you might like trying out outside: straw rockets

Please follow the instructions on the attached pdf document.

French taster

Today we will be learning how to name some simple items of clothing. Watch the presentation below.

Then listen to a funny song about clothes!


Join in singing a song with Mrs Quick!





Published on 29th June, 2020

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