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Home Learning Topic Menu - Under The Sea 

W/C 18.5.20 (week 5).


Dear Class 1,

We hope you have all enjoyed a lovely sunny weekend.  Below you will find the Home Learning Topic Menu for the next two weeks. It focuses on the topic Under the Sea. There are lots of fun activities suggested to keep you busy, and we have also included some stories based on some creatures found under the sea. Have fun exploring!

The Class 1 Team.

Commotion In The Ocean by Giles Andreae

A delightful collection of short poems about creatures that live under or near the ocean. The large brightly coloured illustrations by David Wojtowycz give a...

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale The Snail and the Whale, a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldso...

Barry The Fish With Fingers

Barry the Fish With Fingers by Sue Hendra part of 'Bedtimes Deserve Books' Episode 1'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'

Dougal's Deep-Sea Diary

By Simon Bartram Published by Templar

Happy May Class 1!

Happy May Class 1! 1

Reception - please also play the phonics games we are posting on Tapestry.

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Class 1 Parents/Carers


Updated 15.5.20


Well done Class 1, we are really enjoying hearing and seeing about the lovely home activities you are doing, please ask your grown ups to keep posting on Tapestry for us to see.  We hear you are enjoying the activities we are setting you and watching the daily story time/ phonics games we are posting on Tapestry.  Keep going, you are all doing really well!


Reception and Year 1 Home Learning Topic Menu

Above you will find a Home Learning Topic Menu. This is where you and your child can pick and choose from a menu of topic ideas, such as Science, Art, Geography, History, R.E, Design and Technology and Physical, in addition to the weekly English and Maths lessons suggested above. Your child does not have to complete all of the activities on the menu, and there is no set completion date. They may work through them at their own pace, and we will provide a new topic menu fortnightly with fresh ideas to help inspire and engage the children in more hands-on, creative activities. The theme of the first menu is Spring. We may be at home, but hasn’t the weather been beautiful and there is so much changing around us at this time of year, which the children always love exploring. Perhaps you could incorporate some of the activities into your daily walk, or in your garden if you have access to one.

Please find above the Spring Hunt and Animal Matching attachments, included on the topic menu.


Reception and Year 1 Music

In addition to this, the children can continue with their music learning at home using the online music platform Charanga, which can be accessed here:

 Your child should have received their student username and password, simply log on and you will see your child’s first music package called ‘Big Funk! Bear’. Click on this and your child can work through some, or all, of the activities.


If you would like to show us what you have been doing at home you can upload onto Tapestry as normal.



As well as the above links remember to join up for a free trial of - this is great for reading, vocabulary, spelling and comprehension.  Also continue to play on the Prodigy game - we are enjoying seeing you progress.



Staying Safe online

As the children are working online more frequently, please find some helpful websites below which give advice and guidance on how to keep your children safe:


Home Learning Suggested Timetable 


  • You can start the day with a healthy exercise session from Monday - Friday live P.E with Joe Wicks - YouTube channel The Body Coach TV.
  • Phonics -  Log into Tapestry for a phonics recap with a class 1 team member.  
  • Reception - Go through sounds learnt so far and have a go at making and reading words.  Phase 2  and 3 tasks on are good fun.  Find the attachment above for sounds in phase 2 and 3 taught so far.  
  • Year 1 - Have a look at the spellings (weekly spellings attached above) and phonics -  -  have some good phonic games.  


  • See the links above to the weekly plan for English and Maths.




  • Remember to check Tapestry after 5pm for the end of the day story read by a member of the Class 1 Team!


If you have any questions or would like to speak to one of us, please contact and we will contact you asap.


Kind regards from the Class 1 Team!




Class One this year has Reception and Year 1 children taught by Mrs Daisley and Mrs Rafftree. The children’s learning takes place within several areas.  The main classroom has two separate carpet areas, with an adjoining small group room and outdoor area which allows for Free Flow playful learning, essential for accessing the Foundation Stage curriculum.  There is also an outdoor garden environment created by the children and parents to further enhance outdoor learning for all of the school. Inside we have areas for mathematical investigations, book sharing, mark making, group learning as well as accessing technology with our Ipads, laptops and interactive smart board.


In addition to accessing physical activities in our outdoor area, children have two opportunities to participate in P.E each week, taking part in team games, dance or gymnastic skills over the course of the academic year.  The children also take part in Golden Mile.


The children all read each day. This can be individual reading with a teacher, teaching assistant, voluntary reader or through guided group reading in our daily Phonic sessions.  Books are sent home for children to share with a parent or carer. We also have library books available for children to select and share at home.  Our phonics teaching uses resources from ‘Read Write Inc.’ and provides a fun way for the children to learn their sounds.