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A BIG hello from Year 1

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A little something from the children of Year 1 to put a smile on your face.  Posted with permission of their parents.  Big thanks to William's Dad for patiently putting this together.  We hope you like it...

Hello Year 1,


I hope you've had a super half term, enjoying the glorious sunshine!

It was nice seeing some of you playing in the park during the holidays. 


I have loved your fabulous home learning over the last term and am looking forward to receiving more. 


I hope, like me you have enjoyed learning about dinosaurs and Mary Anning and are looking forward to our new topic 'Oceans'. There's lots to discover!


Please keep sending in your amazing work, I am looking forward to hearing from  you.


Kind Regards


Mrs Hunter




The 'oa' sound can also be spelt 


(oa) coat, float, boat


(ow) low, show, grow, window, rowing boat


(oe) toe, Joe, doe, woe


(o) no, so, go, echo


(o_e) bone, home, woke, stone


Learn the sounds and write your own sentences using a selection of the words.





This week we will be looking at the book 'The Snail and the Whale' to coincide with our topic 'Oceans'.


First watch the reading of the book attached. Notice how the author has used rhyming words. 


After that, look at the text from the book which  I have attached and highlight or write down the rhyming words you find on each page. 


When you have completed this, draw pictures from the book (2-3) or design your own pictures, and use your list of rhyming words to write your own sentences. 


I have also added some worksheets on compound words to complete. 




Please see the following PDFs from White Rose which cover mass and capacity. 


I have included an additional work sheet on counting to 100 - Place value



In science this week we are learning about amphibians. Watch the BBC bitesize video clip and answer the questions on the website. 


I have also attached a comprehension sheet about amphibians.



First watch the video about oceans on BBC bitesize and then look at the power point attached. 


Following this label the oceans on the map provided or draw your own map and label it.



Can you use your computing skills to find a picture of the 5 oceans? Copy this picture and save it in your 'Topic' file. 



Christians think God loves humans and has given humans many gifts, including these ten: animals to care for, imagination, life, the Earth, love, beautiful days, food, water, our brains, each other.


Draw these images on separate pieces of paper and then put them in order of which you think is the most important. 


Some people say ‘nature’ provides these gifts, but Christians thank God for all these things.


Consider together what a mum or dad is like, and list ways in which you think that God might be like a mum or dad, but also unlike a mum or dad (for example, visible/invisible; gives you life; gets asked for things and sometimes says ‘yes’ or ‘no’).



Can you make a collage of the ocean? I have attached some ideas for you to have a look at.



Remember to keep active!


Either continue with the Joe Wicks work outs, run a mile around your garden, or have your own mini sports day! Have fun!





Please find attached a website which contains soothing sounds, which can be used to meditate. We have tried meditation before at school. Some children may find meditation useful to relax at night before bed or at times when they feel anxious. You may like to start with the soothing sound of the ocean...

Mary Anning Powerpoint by Eleanor

Super home learning by Year 1

Hello Year 1,


Well done for another super week of home learning!


It's so nice to see what you are all getting up to so please continue to send in your super photographs and videos.


It's forecast a lovely warm week this week so we'll all hopefully enjoy lots of fun outdoor learning (I'll be looking out for fossil hunters in the park!). 


Take care


Mrs Hunter



'igh' can also be spelt 


 (igh) light, bright, sight


 (ie) pie, lie, cried, spied, tried


 (y) by, my, July, spy, reply


 (i-e split digraph) bike, like, ride, bite, line


 (i) mind, find, kind, child


Please practise reading and spelling the words and using them in sentences. 



Mary Anning was a famous fossil hunter dating back to the 1800s. Watch the video attached and answer the questions about Mary Anning. 


After you have watched the video can you write one or two diary entries for Mary Anning? Don't forget to write the date at the top of your diary entry and remember you are Mary Anning! I'm really looking forward to seeing these!


If you manage to complete the diary entries why don't you have a go at the days of the week activity sheets?



For those of you who are following the White Rose scheme of works this week we are looking at comparing length and height (taller and shorter) on BBC bitesize and Whiterose maths

Daily maths lessons

White Rose Maths Home Learning  includes 5 daily lessons for each of the week's objectives. Every lesson comes with a short video showing clearly & simply how to complete the activity. We follow the White Rose programme of work in class so the children are familiar with the format & resources used. Follow the link to access the video input

This week's videos are under  Home Learning,Year 1 -Summer Term week 5


The activity sheets and answers for White Rose maths can be found below


Fridays lesson is a challenge and can be found on bitesize







Extra learning on position 



Watch the attached video and then draw and label pictures of all of the reptiles you can remember from the clip.



Can you research Mary Anning and maybe make a power point presentation or cut and paste some pictures of her with the fossils she discovered?


 On Thursday Christians all around the world celebrate Ascension day.

Ascension Day is one of the earliest Christian festivals dating back to the year 68 CE. According to the New Testament in the Bible, Jesus Christ met several times with his disciples during the 40 days after his resurrection to instruct them on how to carry out his teachings. It is believed that on the 40th day he took them to the Mount of Olives, where they watched as he ascended to heaven.


Watch the video clip about Ascension day and then can you make a model of Jesus' Ascension like the one Mrs Bolland has made laugh

Picture 1



Can you make some fossil rubbing art like the pictures below? 

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3


Remember to keep active! 

You could make up your own dance this week or it would be nice to see how many of you can remember our Shakira Waka Waka dance moves from PE! (Videos would be amazing!)

Fantastic Ascension Day models

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Leighton RE 2.mp4

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Look out for Dylan's fossils in the park!

Hello Year 1,


We hope you are all well and have enjoyed the bank holiday VE celebrations!

Please send in any photographs!

Well done for another super week of home learning.


All the best

Mrs Hunter and Mrs Sewell



The long e sound can be spelled 


ee  (feet, creep, tree) 


ea  (dream, eat, flea) 


e_e split digraph  (eve, scene, Pete) 


ie (believe, thief, chief) 


y (merry, happy, funny)


Please practise reading and spelling the words and writing them in sentences.   



Can you predict what will happen in the story Littlest Dinosaur and the Naughty Rock?

Have a look at the picture on the work sheet attached and then draw a picture of what you think will happen and label it or write sentences.


Watch the video clip of the story and then write a letter to the littlest dinosaur explaining how he could have behaved differently. 




We are looking at how to add and subtract by going through 10 this week.  Please use objects to practise this with your child.


The worksheets for this are no longer on the white rose page but instead are on the bbc website.


This is a concept we looked at just after Christmas but it is challenging so don't worry if your child does not understand it straight away. 


New learning for children about finding a quarter


Look at the power point about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and then complete the sorting activity.



Can you think this week about peace and kindness?  Did you know that churches help lots of people in our communities?  Can you design a poster to encourage people to give food and blankets to people who don't have any?  


Remember to keep active! 

You could make up your own dance this week. If you do, don't forget to send me the video!



We have loved seeing all of your art projects.  This week could you make a collage of a dinosaur.  You can use any scraps of paper or card or fabric  you have in the house. Or you could natural materials from outside.   It might look something like this when you have finished: 



Super home learning by Mabel

Super home learning by Max

Hello Year 1, 


Thank you so much for your beautiful video! It's so nice to see all of your smiling faces.  I have watched the video numerous times already and will watch it again when I need a little cheering up. All of the staff at Norton Free have seen it and they absolutely love it too, it's made our week!!


We've had another fantastic week, with many of you learning new skills. I really love to see what you've been up to so please keep your emails coming. 


It's a short week this week. We've got a bank holiday on Friday to celebrate V E day. I've attached a power pointing explaining V E day and some nice craft activities, under 'art', to help you and your families celebrate in style (please send any photos). 


Hope to see you all very soon


Mrs Hunter


p.s I love the song choice in the video too! It reminds me of our dance lessons in PE laugh




Hello Year One


We have all been missing you so much so it was fantastic to see you in your video.  Thank you for making the effort to make it.  I have watched it over and over again.  It looks like you are all learning lots of exciting new skills while we are not at school and I look forward to hearing all about them when I see you all again.  


Mrs Sewell xx 



At present, all learning which children participate in will hold some value. From learning to bake a cake and ride a bike to mastering your times tables and writing a diary. However, for some, time to support your child may be limited whilst working from home and learning may require prioritising each day from a list of tasks set by each class teacher.


Norton Free staff are, where possible, continuing to set tasks which are linked to our Year group curriculum plans in order to minimise the impact on future learning and ensure that pupils are continuing to receive age related and relevant activities. From Monday 27th April all learning set will have a key to prioritise learning.


Green will indicate that this learning is essential and is part of a series of lessons which will impact on future learning. These take first priority. Amber will indicate that these are tasks set in isolation. These should be completed but are not part of a series of lessons. Red will indicate extension activities or additional challenges which are to be completed after all other learning.

Maths - Halving

Please continue to learn maths actively. Halving can be built into playful activities to make learning fun. 


The 'oo' sound can also be spelt 'u', 'oul'


foot, good, wood


put, pull, push, full


would, could, should


The 'ai' sound can also be spelt 'a_e', 'ay'


rain, pain, tail, main


came, shake, amaze, cake


day, stay, way, clay


Please practise spelling the words and writing them in sentences.


In English this week can you write your own littlest dinosaur adventure story?


This work should be completed over a period of 3 days


Before you write your story, use actions to act your story out to your adult like we have done before in class. Remember to use actions for full stops and capital letters to make sure you put them in the right place.


When you have practised retelling your story a number of times using the actions, you can then draw your story map.


Finally, use your story map to help you write your story. Remember to use full stops and capital letters in the right places.  


In science we are continuing to learn about reptiles. Can you label the parts of the lizard on the attached work sheet? Alternatively draw and label your own lizard using the information on the attached document.  


Now you know all about dinosaurs can you make a dinosaur booklet? This could include a timeline, a drawing of Pangea and information about what dinosaurs ate and how big they were. 


The learning here  enables pupils to think about friendship, forgiveness and peace in terms of their own lives. Watch the short video clip and discuss why it is important to forgive. Discuss times we have forgiven others.  


For art this week I thought it would be nice to create something to help us celebrate V E day (Victory in Europe Day).  The day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end.

Please see attached for V E day crafts


Remember to keep using your IT skills.

This week you could find some photographs of reptiles and save them to a file or maybe type out some of your story for English.



Remember to keep active! 

You could make up your own dance this week. If you do, don't forget to send me the video!laugh

Zaevian and his brothers do PE in style!

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Eleanor's scene from Littlest Dinosaur 


Charlottes walk a mile

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Mabel's amazing pterodactyl

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Hello Year 1, 


It looks like you've had another fantastic week of learning.


Thank you all for the lovely pictures and videos you have been sending in, they really brighten up my day!


I hope you are enjoying our dinosaur topic. This week we are traveling back in time to see what the continents were like in the Jurassic period. 


In maths this week we are moving on to arrays and doubling. Arrays are objects, pictures or numbers which are lined up neatly in rows and columns. Arrays represent the multiplication concept. When equal groups are represented in equal rows an array has been formed (egg boxes may be useful for this). Please continue to make maths fun by using active learning.


I am really looking forward to hearing from you again this week!


Mrs Hunter




Maths - arrays and doubling




If you cannot access the phonics power point please see below the list of sounds for this week.


The sound 'or' can also be spelt 'al', 'our', 'augh'


for, fork, stork


talk, walk, fall, stalk


pour, court, fourteen, your


taught, naughty, caught, daughter


Please learn a sound a day and write sentences using the new sounds. Please highlight the fact that 'or' can be spelt in different ways. 



In English this week we are going to write speech for the characters in the 'Littlest Dinosaur 'story. Please remember capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. You may also like to use question marks or exclamation marks in your work. 



In science we are going to learn about reptiles. Please watch the short video on the link and then carry out the quiz and games which follow. 



Please watch the video about the super continent 'Pangea'. Children can draw and label the super continent following this clip if they wish to do so. 



In art this week. Can you paint a dinosaur using your hand prints?



In RE this week we are looking at acts of peace. Think about four kinds of peace: peace in my own life (in my heart?), peace with other people (no fights?), peace in the world (no wars?), peace with God for Christians (being forgiven).  Can you paint (or find) a picture to express one or two of these types of peace? Paint this onto a  heart shape. 

Can you remember learning about the religious act of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar?


Ramadan is taking place now all across the world!


This year Ramadan started on the evening of Thursday 23 April and will end Saturday 23 May. 

Here are some questions about Ramadan to see if you can remember what we have learnt. The answers can be found in the text below.


Why is the crescent moon significant to Ramadan?

Can you remember some of the things that Muslims do during Ramadan?

Can you remember what the meals are called that Muslims eat when they break their fast during Ramadan?

Fasting is one of the 5 ______ of Islam.


Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and traditionally begins with the sighting of the crescent moon. Because of this, the date varies every year – depending on the lunar cycle. The month is a time for reflection, fasting and to be with family and friends. Fasting during Ramadan – which is one of the five pillars of Islam – takes place from sunrise to sunset.

Suhur is a meal consumed early in the morning before the fajr prayer. Once Suhur has been eaten, individuals fast for the whole day and then break it with Iftar





Please use your computing skills to research  information on our topic dinosaurs. You could cut and paste some pictures of dinosaurs onto a word document and save it in your own folder.


There is also a free app from Jnr Scratch available, if you would like to try your hand at computer coding. 



Remember to keep active by taking part in; Joe Wicks daily PE sessions, Zumba, Cosmic yoga or mile a day. 

Super home learning by Max!

Martha's amazing dinosaur acrostic poem

Hello Year 1,


It looks like you have had a very busy week, judging by the amazing pictures I have been sent. Please keep them coming!


I hope you're all enjoying our new topic 'dinosaurs', there's lots more to learn and write about in English too.  Please let me know if you discover any more interesting facts. 


It looks like we're going to have nice weather again this week so please make sure you make the most of it. Playing outside is lots of fun and can be a great way to incorporate mathematical learning!

Here are a few ideas to get you started;


Share snacks on a walk or picnic in the garden (grapes would be good for this!)

Break fallen twigs and share them between the family

Draw a circle on the floor and split it into sections - share objects such as cars or shells into the sections 

Collect natural resources on a walk and share them out

Draw circles in the mud and have a go at target practice - try to throw shells into the circles. Is it odd or is it even?

(Try to incorporate mathematical language; multiples, lots of, divide, share, equals)


Please let me know of any other maths games you come up with and remember to read regularly. 


Have a good week


Mrs Hunter


p.s We are kindly asking all kids across the UK to make him a virtual birthday card to say thanks.” Use the hashtag #makeacardfortom.





For maths this week we are looking at multiplication and division. I haven't put on as many questions this week, as I think multiplying and dividing is something that can be done actively and practically in Y1. Please see ideas for maths games in introduction. 


Children begin by using stories which link to pictures and concrete manipulatives to explore making equal groups and write statements such as ‘there are ___ groups of ___.’ They will recognise and explain how they know when they are equal or not. Children see equal groups that are arranged differently so they understand that the groups look different but can still be equal in number. At this stage children do not explore multiplication formally.

Maths Questions



In English this week we are focusing on the 'Littlest Dinosaur' book by Michael Foreman (You are not expected to buy this book, I have added a link to Youtube).


The first lesson is to look at the front cover and predict what you think will happen in the story. Please make sure you use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in your work. 


The second lesson involves listening to the story and completing the comprehension sheet. 


The third lesson is to improve sentences by adding adjectives. 


You do not have to work on the sheets I have attached. This work can be done on plain paper. 



It appears that a few parents are having difficulty accessing the phonics power points I have been uploading to the site. Please see below all phonics sounds covered while we have been working from home.


Week commencing 20th April:

The sound 'air' can also be spelt, 'ere', 'ear', 'are'

hair, stair, pair

there, where, everywhere

pear, bear, tear, wear

care, dare, square, stare

Please spell these words and then write them in a sentence


Week commencing 13th April

The sound 'ar' can also be spelt 'a' and 'al'

car, market

father, rather

half, calm, almond, lip-balm


The sound 'ur' can also be spelt 'or', 'ear'

surf, turn, burn

word, world, worse, worm

learn, pearl, earth, early

Please spell these words and then write them in a sentence


Week commencing 30th March

The sound 'u' can also be spelt 'o'

nut, fun, sun

son, come, some, done, none


The sound 'ear' can also be spelt 'ere', 'eer'

fear, near

here, mere, severe, interfere

beer, sheer, career, steering

Please spell these words and then write them in a sentence








Please watch the video clip on how to group plants into seeds/no seeds. 

On your daily exercise or in your garden, have a look at the plants around you and take photographs, memorise or even take a tiny sample of them (take care if doing this).  When you get home you can use your IT skills to identify them i.e. seeds/ no seeds and make your own chart. Alternatively, if you have taken cuttings they could be stuck on the grouping sheet I have provided (or a plain piece of paper) and labelled.


Science - grouping plants

Topic - Dinosaur timeline - Please look at this PP with your child and then ask them to make a dinosaur timeline

D&T - Dinosaur evaluation form


We continue RE with good news stories from the Bible. Please watch the video clip with your child, which shows how Jesus forgave Peter. Discuss as a family how we forgive others and then ask your child to make a poster showing forgiveness, demonstrating how we can forgive others. 



Please continue to stay active for PE. Activities could include; Joe Wicks workouts, Zumba dance and walk a mile.

Kaley learning Makaton

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Kaley decided she wanted to teach herself Makaton whilst working from home. What a fabulous idea!

I hope you have all had an enjoyable Easter break and are ready to get back to work smiley

Please see below, summer 1 knowledge organiser and work for week commencing 13th April.


Please feel free to email me your achievements and let me know if you would like them putting on the class page.


Kind regards 

Mrs Hunter

Knowledge organiser - Summer 1

Maths - Our focus this term is sharing. This can be made into fun activities both outdoor and in and often takes place when we are least expecting it. Please go through the PP before starting on the worksheets.

English - Please look at the prefix 'un' PP before completing the worksheet. The fact file should be completed after researching a dinosaur of your choice. This could be done by using the dinosaur cards attached or by using your computing skills to search the internet.

Online Safety - Please share this power point with your child to help keep them safe online

Science - Take a closer look at the flowers you see on your walks and think about how they grow and reproduce.

D & T - Can you design and build a dinosaur out of junk modelling? I have attached a few ideas from a famous artist to inspire you. These will be evaluated next week. Please email me images of your creations if possible.


Zumba kids is a great way to enhance your physical exercise at home

Home Learning - Martha's dinosaur fact file power point

Y1 Easter activities

Sound mat

Sound mat  1






Please use this enjoyable resource with your child. We are currently working on phase 5 phonics. 

Hand writing - If you would like to support your child with cursive hand writing this booklet is available to buy from Amazon

Further information about our current topics can be found on our knowledge organiser. These topics will be updated regularly