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Class 1

Hello and welcome to Year 1


Class Teacher: Miss Thwaites 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Cowin 



Have a lovely half term, everyone. You (children and parents) have worked incredibly hard this term and deserve a well earned break! If you need activities to support yourself working from home, I have attached a couple of worksheets below. 


Speak to you week beginning 1st June. 


Miss Thwaites

WB 18/05/2020


Hi Everyone,

I hope you’ve had a great week. Please can I remind everyone to make sure you have filled in the letter sent out on Friday and returned it to the office via email by the end of today (Monday 18/05/2020).


Having spoken to many parents/carers over the week, I have had lots of discussion with people saying they need some time to catch up with some of the work set since we started online learning. Therefore, this week I have only set some maths work and uploaded a work booklet to give you time to work through things you may have missed. Please remember I do not expect to see evidence of everything and there may be an activity you can’t do or decide to improvise in your own way – this is fine.


If you were up to date with everything and would like more to do this week then please do not hesitate to ask me and I will happily send out more work. If you use Seesaw I will be sending some fun activities through out the week for you and your families to enjoy.


Maths- Summer Term Week 3- W/C 4th May Number bonds up to and including 20. Please follow the link and watch each video before you take part in the activity. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/


I have attached a number of worksheets you’re welcome to work on with your child unfortunately, Education.com have stopped providing the home learning activities I have been uploading, so they are slightly different this week. Remember you also have access to kids’ classroom secrets with your login and Oxford owl reading through our class login in posted previously.


Have a great week everyone, stay safe and keep smiling 


Miss Thwaites



Hi Everyone,

I hope you have all had a wonderful bank holiday weekend. Thank you for your continued efforts to complete work with your children. It is wonderful to see. Last night Boris Johnson announced that potentially, on the 1st of June, Year 1 children may return to school if the R rate continues to fall. At this moment in time we, as a school, do not have any further information in regard to how the government intend to implement this and what will be done to support the return to school. When we know more, we will be in contact you.


Please find the work for this week Below. The maths lessons build on last weeks work so it is important you have completed these first. 


Maths- Continuing to follow white rose maths I would like you to move on to Summer Term Week 2- WB 27th April by following the link. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ Please watch the videos then complete the activity. These are available on Seesaw or can be downloaded and printed.

English- Please see the linked picture below with activities I would like to you to complete linked to the story The Highway Rat. There is an activity for every day of the week.

It is important you know the story so if you have the book please read it. You could also search youtube for somebody reading the story or watch the animation created by the BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09kkt1k.


Music- If you haven’t already, please email me or complete the set activity on Seesaw playing a homemade instrument or an instrument you have in the house to Shot Gun by George Ezra.  I am so impressed with the videos I have been sent already. Well done.


Science- Can you complete the science lesson on bitesize called Basic Parts of The Plant- 6th May (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvbxt39). Once you have watched the videos and completed the quiz. Can you find a plant outside and take it apart to look at the different parts in the plant? Stick it on a piece of paper and label the parts.


You will notice It says week 1 independent study pack for the attached home learning pack. That is because they have moved to more practical workbooks in the last couple of weeks that I do not believe are as beneficial. However, if you like them you can make a free account with education.com and have access to 100s more.

I hope you have a lovely week.


Miss Thwaites


Weekly Work

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Hi Year 1

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are all well. As many of you know last week, I was in the hub school at Appleby Grammar School. I had a great week and loved working with children from different schools and teachers from different schools as well! I even took the tadpoles in to meet everyone. I am sorry I haven’t got our weekly work video attached yet, technology has failed me but I will hopefully have it added soon.

Please see attached activities below for the week and if you need any support contact me via email or on Seesaw.


I would like you to follow the progression of White rose maths Year 1 Week 1 WB 20/04/2020. Please watch the videos first and then complete the activities. These are uploaded onto Seesaw so you can write straight on to them using the app or you print them off.


English/ Reading/ Phonics

Winston Churchill

Who was Winston Churchill? Why do we remember him today? Produce a fact file/ poster displaying your information. Create a mind map or list of facts about Winston Churchill.

What was his job?

Why was he so important during WW2?

What was one of his famous phrases?

Can you describe his characteristics?

Why he was important?

You can read more about Churchill using these links from Twinkl and Ducksters. You may present this information in any way you choose or use this template.


CHALLENGE: Can you learn Winston Churchill’s Victory speech and record yourself presenting it?


Please continue to read and complete phonics tasks online using phonics play and other phonics websites.


Oxford Owl- I have created a class login that anyone can use to access ebooks linked to your child’s book band. Remember if you are unsure on the level your child is reading please look at the spine of your child’s book for the colour.

Login: year1ksps Password: year1


Please find in the activities section a task sheet full of activities your children could take part in this week linked to VE day.


As always, I have attached a home learning pack from education.com. If you haven’t had a look yet why not check out some of the teachers reading stories in the story videos section.


I hope you have a wonderful week.


Miss Thwaites

Hi Everyone
These are some suggested home learning ideas. Please do not feel you have to complete them all. We know you will have lots of lovely ideas of your own! Always remember that your children will gain so much from spending quality family time with you...playing board games, completing jigsaws, baking, painting, gardening, sharing stories, watching movies etc.
These websites are great for home learning and can be used on a daily basis:
Oxford Owl -Visit the website to access books on line to read at home.
PhonicsPlay.co.uk Focusing on your child’s phonics phase
Free user name and password for PhonicsPlay. User name:march20 password:home https://www.phonicsbloom.com
https://www.ictgames.com https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds
Lots of different games to explore:
Visit http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/
Week 6
Make a weekly weather diary. Draw and write about what the weather has been like or any new plants growing. Have you any other signs of Spring ?
Write to tell us about the fun things you have been up to at home. Draw a picture to go with it. Keep practising counting forwards and backwards to 100 in twos, fives and tens.


Using some of these tricky words to put into a sentence:
 me  my  be  her  was
Google phonics play and play the free games such as...  Dragons Den


Google Top Marks Maths and play the following:
 Play Level 1 Daily 10 and explore the different challenges.
 Spring Maths
 Make a poster to show how to keep safe online.


If you need to contact me this week please email me- amy.fairhurst@ksps.cumbria.sch.uk 


Mrs Fairhurst x 

Weekly Work 24.04.2020

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This information has been sent to us by the DofE today (20.04.2020). Both websites are easy to access and have really good online videos available if you would like to have a look. 


Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub

The sector-led Oak National Academy has today launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.

The Oak National Academy can be accessed here:

Launch of BBC Bitesize

The BBC has today launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.

BBC Bitesize can be accessed here:



20/04/2020- Week 5


Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend and managed to enjoy the sunshine. I have attached the next independent home learning activity pack for anyone that would like to use it.

This week in literacy, I would like you to read the story The Snail and The Whale by Julia Donaldson and complete the activities I have attached below. If you do not have the story at home please watch it on you tube, the BBC also has an animation of the story which is very good.

In maths, please have a look at the power point below based around time. In the classroom we have looked at telling the time to the hour. It is important your children consolidate this learning. Below is a link to make your own clock to help tell the time.

I would also like you to have a look at the story of Captain Tom Moore and create a birthday card for the veteran. Please send me a picture of the card so I can collate our classes work and send it to him. Remember to read regularly, exercise when you can and stay positive.


Miss Thwaites


Homemade clock- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7QYPcadfyg

Captain Tom Moore- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52333127

Weekly Work Video

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Here is a little video I have put together to celebrate some of the work I have received this week. If you would like to send me any pictures of your child's work, completed tasks or simply let me know what you have been doing please sign up for Seesaw or email me at Rachel.thwaites@ksps.cumbria.sch.uk.

14/04/2020- Week 4

Hi Everyone, 


I hope you had a wonderful Easter considering the circumstances. Please see below some of the activities I would like you to complete this week. If you are part of Seesaw, I have assigned some activities to you (they are the same stated below) and I will be assigning activities through out the week.

Maths- Look at power point around volume and capacity, please look at some of the questions posed and tasks. When completed create an experiment in your house to see which objects hold the most water. As part of this you may like to create a sensory bottle. These are fun and easy to make. I have added a link if you wish to do so.


I have also added another workbook to the activities folder that you may find useful.

English- Write a post card. I would like you to sit and write a postcard to an Alien. They do not know what is happening on Earth now but would like to know. Can you explain to them what has happened, how you are feeling and what you have been doing? You may want to include a picture. Remember- We can now use exclamation marks to help show emotion in our writing. Capital letters, full stops and finger spaces should ALWAYS be used.

Science- Become an nature spy. Go outside & find an object from nature to observe like a scientist. Use some of your 5 senses to observe: What does it look like? colour? shape? size? What does it sound like? Can it make noise? What does it smell like? What does it feel like? smooth? rough? soft? hard? Next, take a photo or draw a picture like a scientist with details & colour including labels.

Please make sure you are also reading when possible and have been completing exercise daily. Why not create a family dance together or take a nature walk and discuss the senses you are using.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any support.


Miss Thwaites.

Happy Easter Year 1!

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A little video to make you all smile. To get more videos, pictures and updates please make sure you have downloaded Seesaw. Happy Easter, stay home and stay safe.

Letter emailed 07/04/2020 reading at home

Week 3- 6/04/2020


Hi Everyone, 


This week I would like us to focus on learning how to use the app SeeSaw. I have sent you all an email about how to download the app and have assigned your child a simple task of creating something to tell me about a family memory (instructions on the app). This will be a learning process for us all so please be patient if I do not reply instantly (I am learning how to use it too). 


I have also added a new home learning pack into our home learning section. Please make sure you are reading every day and if you haven't already have a look at kids class room secrets (well done to everyone who has so far! I am able to see when you have been online and i'm very impressed). 


Thank you to everyone who has sent me pictures and even videos! It is lovely to hear from you. 


Enjoy the rest of the Easter holidays. 


Miss Thwaites 

To support learning during school closure, I have created a classroom account for year 1 with class room secrets. 

To access your child's account,  Visit Classroom Secrets Kids at kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk.


Your child's log in is Username: 239757name Password: name

eg. Username: 239757rachel Password: rachel


*Please note there are no capital letters*


This will give you access to online resources including teaching videos, online games, resources, printable worksheets and much more. 


If you have any issues accessing your child's profile, please contact me Rachel.thwaites@ksps.cumbria.sch.uk . 


Miss Thwaites

AHOY! Our group of landlubbers set sail and turned into a crew of sea dogs this week, ready to explore the life of pirates! Let's hope we don't need to battle down the hatches or leave anyone marooned! We will need all hands on deck to keep things shipshape. 

Once Upon A Time... Spring 1

Direction and using maps

Year 1 have been looking at using maps and how important it is to correctly direct people. We used our directional language to get to the cricket club! We also practiced by leading others around the hall to an object. The children worked very well with their partners telling them to turn left or right and how far. Well done adventurers!  

KS1 Christmas Party

KS1 Christmas Party 1
KS1 Christmas Party 2
KS1 Christmas Party 3
We couldn't contain our excitement for the Christmas party and meeting Santa.

Children in need 2019

Thank you to everybody in year 1 who donated money for children in need. We had a wonderful spotty day. In the morning we had a dance party like the characters in the book Pudsey's Great Fundraiser. 

Dentist visit

12/11/19- This week the dentists came to visit year 1. They told us how important it is too brush our teeth twice a day. We practiced brushing big teeth and reaching all the hard to get places. 

Remembrance Day 2019

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Remembrance Day 2019 2
Remembrance Day 2019 3

Year 1 created a remembrance day wreath to remember the soldiers and animals that helped in the war. The children drew around their hands and wrote thank you messages. 

Sponsored Walk 2019

The children had a wonderful time on the walk. They showed determination and supported one another through out.

Thank you to all the helpers that came on the day and those who sponsored.  

Well done to all the KS1 children who participated in the KSGS cross country event. You were all outstanding!





Class 1 have made an excellent start to their new topic, drawing around each other and labelling the different body parts.
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Learning links.

Please click on, explore and use these links with your child to further consolidate their learning.


http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html - Interactive hundreds square.

http://www.ictgames.com/counting.htm - Counting games.

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/letterformation.html - Letter and number formation.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/addition-and-subtraction - Addition and subtraction.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting - Lots of Maths activities please explore.

http://www.ictgames.com/addition.htm - Addition and subtraction games.

http://mathszone.co.uk/number-facts/number-bonds-to-20/ - Number bonds to 10 and 20.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks1_lessonplans/maths/2d_3d_shapes.shtml - 2D and 3D shapes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/telling_the_time/play/ - Time.