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But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded

2 Chronicles 15:7

I can do all things through him who strengthens me

Year 1

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Home Learning

During school closure, we will be posting daily updates here with information to support your child’s learning at home.  Please check the page daily.

On our home page you can find Collective Worship with Reverend Gareth.

Hi Year 1
I hope you are ok and being good 😊. I would love to hear how you are and how you are getting on with your learning. Please post a quick message on the class padlet, If you are unable to I will give grown-ups a quick catch up phone call by the beginning of next week.

A Joke a Day

Why can’t Elsa from Frozen have a balloon?

Because she will “let it go, let it go.”


Some useful links for phonics and maths games to support your child with home learning.


Phonics play - www.phonicsplay.co.uk


Top marks interactive games - www.topmarks.co.uk

Home Learning PE Activities

Week beginning 13 July

Year 1

This is our final week of PE before the summer holiday break. I hope you have managed to keep active during your time at home. Here are your final challenges to have a go at.
Monday: Pokemon workout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBnslXGCNDw
Tuesday: Sock workout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQIL-1Hmnsw
Wednesday- Teddy bear workout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_Cxfdcb8Js
Thursday- Super Mario workout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MweLoNF8pA
Friday- Star Wars workout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SlBL_6wMNo

Week beginning 6 July

This week is Sports Week!! As we can’t have our usual Sports Day competition, it will be a little bit different this year. I have put together a collection of challenges for you to complete over the week. The attached document will explain each of the activities and what you need for each one. This is your chance to get competitive, to try and beat your own scores, others in your household and even those in your class. Remember to take lots of photos and videos to share on your class padlets so we can all see what a wonderful job you have all done! Let battle commence!! Enjoy and Good luck everyone!

Sports Week Activities

Week beginning 29th June

Now we are into summer and the weather has been getting really warm, so make sure you are drinking lots of water to keep hydrated!

Warm up your bodies with the first video. For the second videos you need to choose your favourite and then complete the movement for your choice. Feel free to repeat the video and choose a different movement each time.

Monday: Level up! Warm up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO-R5EfG_N4
Would you rather- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfI97d3d0cc

Tuesday- Level up! Warm up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO-R5EfG_N4
Would you rather- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5nmBr8WsCo

Wednesday- Level up 2! Warm up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu--9fOkOJM
Disney dance challenge- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUSgKSgS4-E

Thursday- Level up 2! Warm up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu--9fOkOJM
Would you rather-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZAOubaXcfQ

Friday: Level up 2! Warm up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu--9fOkOJM
This or that- choose your favourite- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5PUx4zGeZA

Week Brginning 22nd June

Tuesday 23rd June is National Olympic Day, so this week you will be having a go at traditional games played from different Olympic nations. The 2020 Olympics was set to take part in Tokyo, Japan, so each day there will be a Japanese game and one from another country. There are a lot of countries that take part so I have selected a few.  On Friday you will have a Friday Challenge which will get you outside and exploring nature.
Here is the official Tokyo 2020 video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENMhrEVa4XQ When it does get to take place, it’s going to be INCREDIBLE!
What can you find out about Japan? Here are some questions as a starting point. Share in some of the things you found out about the host nation in your class padlets.
 Question board

What is Japan’s national sport?

How many active volcanoes are there in Japan?

What is a popular Japanese dish?

What popular Japanese activity means ‘empty orchestra’?

What does a traditional Japanese home have instead of walls?

What food is eaten almost every day in Japan?

What currency does Japan use?

Japan is one of the world’s biggest producer of what?

Traditionally, what do Japanese people sleep on at home?

What is one of Japan’s traditional dances?

How many islands make up Japan?

What is Japan’s traditional dress?

Japan: Tokyo 10 Listen Up.
If you are in a school bubble, use your jumper as a blindfold or close your eyes. Your partner should use clapping to help get them to a chosen final destination.
Africa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6UX0eGo4AU
Gather approximately 10 sticks (or as many as you like). You will need a ball (or as used in the video, a ball of bags, or even lots of pairs of socks). Choose one person who has to try and collect all the sticks. Everyone else has to work together to hit that person below the waist. Whoever is successful in making contact then has to try and collect all the sticks. It can take more than one go to collect all the sticks. If you manage to collect them all without being hit, place them down on the floor and have another go- or as many goes as you like until you are hit. You get 1 point each time you pick them all up. Decide how many points is the target to win.
Non contact in school- individual stick per person. Play in pairs with one time keeper. Each child has 30 seconds to try and retrieve their stick. Their partner must do all they can to prevent them retrieving it. It is non contact so it is all about dodging. You can decide in your groups how many points you need in order to win! Make sure you keep changing around so that everyone gets a go at each element.

Japan: Tokyo Ten Kendama.
If you are in a school bubble, you could use a rolled up piece of paper or bring a sock ball from home. You will have to try this without a cup.
France: Un, deux, trois soleil- like grandmother’s footsteps. Mark out a length of at least 15-20 meters (depending on how much space you have. This is a little bit like the game what’s the time mr wolf. You have one person at one end who will shout Un, Deux, Trois, Soleil (Which means 1,2,3 Sun!). They will turn around and anyone caught moving will be sent to the start to try again. Everyone else must try and get to that person without being caught moving. They need to tag that person and run back to the start without being caught.
If you are in school, a non contact rule applies. Find a stick/stone as a marker and lay them out in line with the person shouting the instructions. You just need to get to your marker and then run back without being caught.
Petanque- This video explains how to play the game so you can have a go at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSzQd0-g6so
If you are in a school bubble- have an individual pebble and aim towards a jack placed by the teacher.

Japan: TTT Active challenge play with no equipment
Anyone can do this as it requires no equipment
Spain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj5wslWkPdw Here are some traditional Spanish games for you to have a go at. You may recognise some of them. If you don’t have the equipment, you can improvise. For example The Frog- you can use whatever you like as a target to aim closest to. You can use sock balls or paper instead of balls for throwing activities.
If you are in a school bubble you will have to be selective about the activities you can try. Where possible try and improvise in a way that you don’t have to use any equipment. 

Japan: Tokyo Ten Janken
Anyone can do this as it requires no equipment.
Caribbean: Goma- A game played with rubber bands where the object is to capture as many of the opponents' rubber bands as possible. Players stand facing a wall or other vertical flat surface and bounce their rubber bands off the wall. If a player's rubber band falls to the ground and overlaps any rubber bands currently on the ground, then the overlapped rubber bands are captured. Use as many rubber bands as you like.
The most popular game in the Caribbean is cricket. This can be played with 2 or more people. One person uses a bat/racket, pan or anything they can to shield their legs/feet from being hit. When the ball is thrown you need to hit the ball away. The more space you have, the better. If the batter is hit in the legs/feet they swap with the bowler. You can score by number of ball hit, the amount of time batting or you can create a space that the batter has to run between to score runs after after ball.


Friday Challenge

Week Beginning 15th June

This week you are testing your throwing skills. You will be focussing on aiming towards a target and working on the accuracy of throwing underarm.

Monday: Set a target. Using either balls, socks or shuttlecocks, see how many you throw and land in the target. If it’s too hard, move closer to the target or use a bigger target. To make it harder, stand further away or use a smaller target. You could play against a partner to see 1) who can land the most on the target. 2) Who can get all of theirs into the target first. 3) Who can hit the target from the furthest away.

Tuesday: with a partner, use a ball or pair of socks and see how many throws you can successfully make, without dropping it. If you don’t have a partner, how many can do you complete by yourself without dropping it? How many can you do in 30 seconds? See if you can beat your score or keep throwing and catching for as long as you can.  

Wednesday: using rolled up socks, aim to sink the oppositions ship. You could use a towel as a target and lay it on the floor. Stand roughly 5m apart, behind your towels. Agree how many socks/shuttlecocks are needed to sink their ship. Once you have thrown all your arrows (pairs of socks), a point is awarded to the winner if the ship is sunk.. Reset- and go again. If neither ship is sunk, reset and go again. Decide between you how many points you need to win.

Thursday: Create a ‘net’ by making a line on the floor using whatever you can find. If you already have a net, then you can use that. Make the playing area as big as you like. Mark out a court. Aim to hit the ball over the ‘net’ and land inside a target in the court. It can be as big or small as you like. You could also have more than 1 target. 1) see how quickly you can throw all your pairs of socks into the target. Can you beat that score? 2) play against a partner to see who can throw theirs into the target on the other side of the net, the quickest. 3) See how many throws and catches you can make, throwing over the net without dropping it.  

Friday: Paper fitness: watch the video to explain the rules. Have a few practices and then see what score you can get. Play against others in your household to see who can score the most points. Remember to throw underarm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9XIGs_lu4g

Week Beginning 8th June

Here are some more challenges for you. Watch each video and they will explain how each activity will work. You may do each activity as many times as you like.

Monday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDEOS8oLCrU If you don’t have a scarf to use, try using a plastic bag, small towel or clean tissues.
Tuesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA4XN3Pynig Sock ladder challenge: How many did you complete? Why don’t you work your way up to find out the longest amount of time you can manage without stopping? You may want to challenge other people in your household to see if they can complete more than you. 
Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfSl3G0p4u0 How many throws does it take for you to knock over the tower? How many can you get in a row? Have a competition with those in your household to see who can do the most. You can make the tower as tall as you like. You may want to challenge other people in your household to see if they can complete more than you. 
Thursday: Warm up using this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALrdpsWYoJs  Dino challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5vj6jH4R_s If you don’t have a dinosaur, you can choose your favourite toy and follow along with the workout.
Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kRnJzVjTd8 The floor is lava. Find something you want to save and create a circuit to save them. The floor is lava so you cannot touch the floor otherwise you must start again but you only have 3 lives. You can also then try creating a circuit outside for you to get across without touching the lava floor. You could get someone else in your household to set out a circuit for you.

Week Beginning 1st June

Here are some more challenges for you. Watch each video and they will explain how each activity will work. You may do each activity as many times as you like. For some of them you may need someone to work with you but most of them you can do by yourself if needed.

Monday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv-n9au6pgM Sock challenge: Can you beat the time? See who can do it the quickest in your household. Can you complete it more than once without putting your foot down?

  • Challenge: stand a few paces back from a piece of paper. Standing on one leg, throw your sock to try and get it to land on the paper, hop to pick it up, pick it up and hop back to where you started, without putting your foot down.

Tuesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJauZLtMfeU Star jump challenge: Can you beat the score in 10 seconds? Now try 20 seconds or even build up to 30 seconds. Who can do the most in your household?

  • Challenge: can do you star jumps without stopping, to your favourite song?

Wednesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_24zvLccN0s Speed bounce challenge: Can you beat the score in 10 seconds? Now try 20 seconds or even build up to 30 seconds. Who can do the most in your household?

  • Challenge: try hopping side to side over the sock. You could also try jumping forwards and backwards rather than side to side.

Thursday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfh4SY6zT8M Spotty dog challenge: Can you beat the score in 10 seconds? Now try 20 seconds or even build up to 30 seconds. Who can do the most in your household? Challenge: create a course to go around just doing spotty dogs.

Friday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmaIiYTYQiw Baby shark challenge: Can you beat the score in 10 seconds? Now try 20 seconds or even build up to 30 seconds. Who can do the most in your household?

  • Challenge: Can you do this to the song baby shark? How far through the song can you get without stopping? Who can carry on for the longest amount of time?

Week Beginning 18th May

Here are some more challenges for you. Watch each video and they will explain how each activity will work. You may do each activity as many times as you like. For some of them you may need someone to work with you but most of them you can do by yourself if needed.
 Monday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciN7RoiB9Lc
Tuesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltZDzlEeP_4&list=PLnwoPgo24bhmqV8Y76iXnwYw9T9AlxbqJ&index=4&t=0s

Wednesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLBI5KvarD8&list=PLnwoPgo24bhmqV8Y76iXnwYw9T9AlxbqJ&index=24&t=0s

Thursday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhXbrMPRYGk&list=PLnwoPgo24bhmqV8Y76iXnwYw9T9AlxbqJ&index=2&t=4s

Friday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDKKTWrIyUY&list=PLnwoPgo24bhmqV8Y76iXnwYw9T9AlxbqJ&index=6&t=0s

Week Beginning 11th May

Here are some more challenges for you. Watch each video and they will explain how each activity will work. You may do each activity as many times as you like.
 Monday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIElQTPVc3Q&list=PLnwoPgo24bhmqV8Y76iXnwYw9T9AlxbqJ&index=15&t=0s
Tuesday https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Animal%20Moves.pdf  

Wednesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALmZzLVORas&list=PLnwoPgo24bhmqV8Y76iXnwYw9T9AlxbqJ&index=27&t=0s

Thursday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDs7STstjH4&list=PLnwoPgo24bhmqV8Y76iXnwYw9T9AlxbqJ&index=26&t=0s

Friday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g3DA6CIyNk&list=PLnwoPgo24bhmqV8Y76iXnwYw9T9AlxbqJ&index=29&t=0s

Week Beginning 4th May

Well done if you managed to do all of last week’s challenges. I hope you are keeping moving everyday! Here are some more challenges for this week for you to have a go at. If you find some of them tricky, you can always try a few times. Practicing will make it easier! Remember to keep eating lots of fruits and vegetables and drinking plenty of water. I wonder if any of you have tried something new and healthy during your time at home? Remember to stay safe and keep moving!


 Tuesday- all about breathing






Week Beginning 27th April

Well done if you managed to do all of last week’s challenges. I hope you are keeping moving everyday! Here are some more challenges for this week for you to have a go at. Remember to keep eating lots of fruits and vegetables and drinking plenty of water. I wonder if any of you have tried something new and healthy during your time at home? Remember to stay safe and keep moving!

Week Beginning 20th April

Welcome back! I hope you have managed to have a good Easter break whilst staying at home. I have some more PE challenges for you. Have a try at each of these videos by copying the moves as best as you can. If you want to repeat any of the videos, then you can. Don’t worry if it is tricky, the more you practice, the easier it will get. Remember to keep moving, drink lots of water and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables and most importantly, stay safe!

Monday https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/awesome-rainbows


Tuesday https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/dinosaur-stomp



Wednesday https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/hopscotch



Thursday https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/lmnop



Friday https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/pirate-prep



Easter Break

Hello everyone! I’ve really missed teaching you all over the last few weeks. It’s the Easter Holidays now, but it doesn’t mean you can’t stay active.

You can continue with the Joe Wicks workouts on his YouTube channel, (I will keep doing them too!), or you can redo some of the other activities that I have set over the last couple of weeks. You might have found other ways to keep yourselves moving too, which is wonderful. Keep those going if you can! Remember to keep drinking lots of water, and getting plenty of fruits and vegetables into your diet so that you can continue to stay healthy.

Stay safe and enjoy the break.
Miss Cox

Week beginning Monday 30th March

Well done to everyone who managed to complete a challenge every day last week. If you managed to complete all of Joe Wicks videos, amazing effort as I know he worked you all very hard. If you managed to complete my shorter challenges, again, super effort to make sure you are keeping moving everyday. You are all Sports Stars! Joe Wicks is continuing his live challenges so here is a reminder of the link to his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 Keep moving everyone, you are all doing a wonderful job!

Remember, keeping healthy isn’t just about exercise, but about your diet too. Make sure you are thinking about what you are eating and drinking. Remember to get your 5 a day of fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated. You will feel so much better for it! As a side challenge, maybe you could take a photo or draw a picture of a healthy meal you have had this week and share it in your class padlet. It would be a good opportunity to share ideas with each other, to find out what you like and don’t like. Maybe you might come across a healthy food that you have not tried before that you could try.
Stay safe everyone, keep washing your hands and keep moving!

Remember to warm up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlbCrGqToaw 

Monday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Frrt4cCXQ
Tuesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCTg3Q70pzM
Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLe28krvntU
Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I91Ox3acemQ
Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfR-XqcMjGo&list=PLAwOTEJXH-cNO5hwDnG5_4MZssRF0NWkc&index=7&t=0s

Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. Here is a reminder of last week’s video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyvuaL_2avY  

Week beginning Monday 23rd March

This week, Joe Wicks the Body Coach is doing live workouts for children at 9am each day from Monday to Friday. Here is the link to his youtube channel so that you can follow them at home. You will be doing some of his other workout challenges during this week too! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

We want you to keep active in your time at home, so have a go at each of these Active Workouts. Active workouts are a great way to get lots of exercise in just a few minutes. Each workout is 5 minutes long and will get your heart beating faster. Your mission is to complete a video each day. If you want to challenge yourself, you can repeat the videos as many times as you like or retry the videos from the other days. The more you practice, the easier it gets. Have fun and keep moving!

Don’t forget to warm up first!  Complete this video before each of the Active Workouts.

 Monday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&t=16s
Tuesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbFqQarDM50&t=19s

Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbVr38Bhe7E&t=330s

Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7CX0_7sLTA

Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MBEyQIlrfo
Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. Follow this video for cool down stretching and breathing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyvuaL_2avY  

Our 30 Things Challenge

Our 30 Things Challenge is a seven year endeavour to be completed by pupils during their time with us. We have worked with children, parents, staff and governors to identify our own twenty-five tasks and combined it with five selected by our academy trust, which will be common to all children attending a LAAT school.

We have now turned these ideas into our very own “My 30 Things Passport”, which will be updated as each challenge is completed. We feel sure that you will agree that in order to meet their thirty challenges the children will be kept busy over their seven years with us!

For those children further up the school, or who join us later on in their school journey, we recognise that it may not be possible to meet all thirty before they leave us but we will endeavour to meet as many as possible in the time we have available.  

View the
"My 30 Things Passport"

Year 1 Class Staff

Miss Goulding

Miss Goulding

Class Teacher

Miss Hume

Miss Hume

Teaching Assistant Mornings

Miss Markillie

Miss Markillie

Teaching Assistant Afternoons

Collective Worship
with Reverend Gareth

Coming back to school in a bubble,
a book for children

Childline 0800 1111

Water Safety

Hi everyone,  I hope you are all keeping well and staying active.  Unfortunately we are not able to go swimming at the moment, however this week is Drowning Prevention Week so I thought it would be nice to at least think about swimming and water safety.  There are some activities here that you may like to do, either print off, do in your books or on plain paper. 

When you are out and about near rivers, lakes or at the beach or playing in paddling pools, remember to follow the Water Safety Code to keep yourself and others safe around water.

Mrs Rous, Swimming Teacher

Drowning Prevention Week

Science Week w/b 9 March

How can we make the ice melt quickly?

LI: To observe changes over time

I can predict what I think will happen
I can observe carefully
I can talk about the results


LI: Science - Today I am getting better at describing the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food and hygiene.

World Book Day 6 March

In preparation for World Book Day the children were asked to make a ‘story in a jar’. As you can see the children have clearly put lots of thought and effort in their story jars. We really enjoyed trying to solve the clues to work out which story the children had put into their jars.

During World Book Day we celebrated our love of reading by sharing stories all snuggled up with a hot chocolate. We are now looking forward to borrowing the sequel to ‘Supertato’.

Learning about Islam 20 January

During our learning about Islam and we have been discussing the reasons why Muslims give thanks to Allah during prayer. We talked about what it means to be thankful and explored this further by writing thank you cards to our class mates. All of the children gave and received a card and we talked about how it made us feel to give but also to receive kind words.

Counting in 2's 4 December

We are learning all about pairs, counting in 2’s and doubling this week. The children were able to work together as a team to put themselves in the correct order when counting in 2’s all the way to 50!

Gist 20 November

We really enjoyed our Wednesday morning with Gist learning all about road safety. First we practised crossing the road safely in the playground, we hope the children told you all about ‘stop, look, listen and think!’ After that we learnt about the stopping distance for lorries and we were even allowed to have a look inside the cab!

Fantastic Week! 1 November

What a fantastic first week back after half term! In maths we have been busy learning about 2D and 3D shapes, we rounded off the week by making 3D shape patterns. In P.E the children enjoyed using hockey sticks and tennis rackets to develop their ball skills.

Little Daffodils 29 October

As part of their centenary celebrations, Taylors Bulbs have launched a nationwide campaign to get children planting bulbs this October. As part of The ‘Little Daffodils’ initiative Baytree Garden Centre visited us on Wednesday to deliver pots, bulbs and compost. We were so pleased to be able to give the children the opportunity to learn more about nature and grow their own flowers. It would be wonderful to see some pictures once the daffodils have bloomed.

Animals UK 8 October

We had a fantastic morning with Animals UK. We enjoyed learning about the different animals and the children were very brave when they held the python!

PE 26 September

We are really enjoying our P.E lessons with Miss Cox. In today’s lesson we were able to explore the apparatus, it was really exciting to climb the ropes for the first time!

Madagascar Homework 6 September

We would like to say a massive thank you for all of the children’s amazing pieces of homework! We have enjoyed hearing about the animals in Madagascar.