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We will post school work on this Notice Board on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you need to contact us please use the following email addresses:





We have created a password protected Y1 page which allows us to post children's work and photos safely.  You will receive a parentmail with the Y1 password. Please do not share this beyond our immediate Y1 community.


We hope that you and your families stay safe and well. Here is some advice from the Healthy Schools team: Staying Healthy - Information for Parent 

We hope you are settling in well to the your new learning routines. In addition to the tasks that we are setting for you to do, it would be wonderful to see pictures of other activities and skills that you are also learning at home. It could be anything from learning how to tie a shoelace, following a cooking recipe, some gardening, or sewing on a button. 

If for any reason you are unable to do the tasks we have set, there is nothing to worry about. We hope they will be helpful! Tasks will disappear as new tasks are added (on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) so you could take a screenshot of any task you want to save for another time.

In some activities we have provided a mild, hot and spicy challenge. Go with what your child is comfortable with doing. If they find mild relatively easy then they can go on to complete the others too. Do as much as is manageable for you.

  • Some parents have asked about using Class Dojo at home. If you go to www.classdojo.com/beyondschool/ you can set up your own account and create your own Dojo monsters! You can give points for home learning, chores etc. Unfortunately we can't add you to our school Dojo system but you can still set up your own version to use at home. 
  • Jigsaw (our PSHE provider) have offered parents and children two original stories from the Jigsaw Families Programme. You can listen to the audio with your children.

    Jigsaw Family Programme

  • We all know how important regular exercise is for our physical and mental well being. Many children and their families are enjoying the daily PE sessions with Joe Wicks. Please click on the link below for a range of websites and apps which will help you keep physically fit and active at home. 

PE at home

Friday 3rd April


Today we would like you to do a punctuation activity where you will need to put the full stops and capital letters in the correct places. There are two videos to watch first which you will see on the attached link. There is also a Spicy challenge you may want to try, where you need to put the inverted commas (speech marks) in the correct places.

Full stops and capital letters activity

Inverted commas activity


You will need to log on to Purple Mash and you will see a Matching Models place value activity in the alert section where you need to match the 'models' to the correct statement. Remember, to help you find the answers you can use objects such as blocks, Lego pieces or drawings to help you. You do not have to complete it all in one go but can save it and go back to it.   


For this activity we would like you to watch the two videos about healthy eating (please see the attached link) and then complete the 'eat the rainbow' challenge. Your challenge is to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables this next week and record the different ones you eat. You may want to draw a picture to go with the names of your fruits/vegetables or you can take photos. 

Please note you will need to 'register' as a parent to be able to watch the videos on the 'Premier League Primary Stars' website. It is free to register and very easy and then you will also be able to access all the other fun, educational resources on the site. 

Eat the rainbow challenge

As a further challenge (for this weekend or over the Easter holidays), you could make a shoe-box garden, just for fun. Please see the attached link. We can't wait to see your creative ideas!

Shoe-box garden activity


Below is a link to a phonics website where you can choose individual phonemes (sounds) from Phase 2 up to Phase 5. We would like you to complete the Alien Escape activity where you will need to look at each picture and move the letters to spell the word correctly. Ensure that the children are sounding out the words in full phoneme by phoneme and not guessing. A good place to start would be the digraphs (two letters that make one sound) in Phase 3.

Phonics bloom - alien escape activity


Fun Challenges:

  • Have a go at Mrs Mile’s Alphabet Challenge!

    The theme this week is Disney. Can you name 26 different Disney cartoons or films beginning with each letter of the alphabet?

    E.g. A = Aladdin

    Are you up to the challenge?

     The Alphabet Game 1

  • How about Mrs Smith’s Easter Challenges.

    An eggsellent Easter Challenge:

    Decorate an Egg Challenge

    Riddle Quiz!:

    What’s the hidden message?

    Have a go here:

     Easter Riddle Quiz

  • Lego Challenge:

    What can you build using Lego or other building materials? Send us some photos of your best creations.

    Visit here for some ideas and inspiration:

    Lego - Lets build together


Spellings will be set every Friday. Get your adults to quiz you each Friday morning (or whenever is convenient). You can record them in your book if you wish. Your spellings this week are based on the sounds /ch/ and /sh/:













Please spend at least 10 minutes reading a book every day! Keep a list of all the books you read at home.



Please ensure to practice correct letter formation each day. For today practice the letter 'f'. Complete two full lines, remembering to start and finish on the line, keep letter size consistent and include finger spaces. You can also practice again the previous letters.

Handwriting practice  


  • Please be active at some point each day. Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) is leading live lessons all week at 9am. If you miss these, they will be available to stream later in the day. Below is the link along with others that may be useful for keeping children active.
  • Joe Wicks PE Lesson - https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 - Monday to Friday – 9am live on YouTube.
  • Cosmic Yoga - www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/
  • Brain break clips/ dancewww.gonoodle.com – It is free to sign up! We use this resource lots at school so the children will be familiar with it.


Other websites that might be useful: