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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...

Have a lovely summer everyone. See you in September!

Hello Year 1, 


We've made it to our last week of home learning together. 


I hope you have enjoyed the work which has been set. I have really enjoyed seeing your fantastic achievements! 


I wish you all the very best for year 2. I am sure you will all love having Mr Smith as your teacher. He is very nice!


I hope you enjoy our final week together learning about the seaside. 


Have a wonderful summer.


Take care


Mrs Hunter and the Y1 team



This week in phonics we are going to learn more about past tense.



This week in English we are going to make an acrostic poem about the seaside. 


Here's my attempt, I'm sure yours will be much better!


See the sparkling sea

Everyone splashing and jumping

Always wearing sun cream

Sun shining in the sky

Ice cream melting in the heat

Days that leave us with lasting memories

Enormous fun for everyone!


(See template attached)


I have also attached a seaside power point for you to have a look at and then write a couple of sentences about what you would like to do at the seaside.



I have added some reading comprehension sheets about animal habitats.



This week in maths we are looking at time. What time do you have your lunch and dinner? What time do you go to bed?


You could also use chalks to draw a clock face outside. Ask your adult to help you by standing on the clock and taking turns to be the hour and minute hands. Alternatively, you could use sticks as the hands of the clock.



This week in science we are looking at rock pool habitats. Have you ever looked inside a rock pool to see what you can find?


Watch the short video clip about coastal habitats on BBC bite size and then answer the questions.


The second video clip gives you more information about the creatures you may find in a rock pool.


I have also attached a beach habitat sorting activity for you to do.



In art this week can you make, paint or draw your own rock pool? Design your idea first and make a list of what you will need for your art work. I am looking forward to seeing what ideas you come up with!



Looking back and Looking forward  

This week we are going to be looking back and then looking forward at what our experiences have been like in Year 1 and what they might be like in Year 2 .
Do you remember when you moved up from foundation after the summer holidays into Year1? Can you remember standing outside the classroom door, waiting to be let in by your new teacher? How did you feel? Nervous, anxious, excited or even happy? Who was in your table group? Take a few minutes to think about the questions above.
Our memories of you when you first arrived in Year 1 are, some of you were nervous and anxious, some
happy and excited, to some it was just another day in school but in a different class year. You each dealt with [transition] moving on to your new class in different ways. We are so proud of how you had all grown and settled into being Y1 pupils. 
 In March this year, your school life changed, and learning for you was different,. You have all managed brilliantly. You have coped and have shown resilience. We have been learning about resilience in school if you cannot remember what it means ask mum or dad. Resilience is really good to have!
Take a look at the clip below 
Imagine the disciples going back to school and being in the classroom waiting for their teacher. Can you guess who their teacher is?  You're right it was Jesus! He taught them very important things. 
Looking forward 
It's back to school again in September and some of you are probably feeling excited and you can't wait to meet up with your friends again. You might be nervous or a little scared because of the new things you will have to face and school will have changed a little since you were last there. You will have a new teacher. On your first day back your teacher may ask you some questions to see how much you know. Some of you will put your hand up and wave it in the air because you know the answer. Just like the disciples waving their hands in excitement did. Some of  you might just sit and listen because you're not sure. Don't worry
moving on is a journey that we all take and our teachers are there to guide and help us. We know that when you move on to Y2 you will make more memories to cherish. To help you on your journey, it might be nice to make a Memory Box.
Memory box - You will need the following.
1 shoe box, 1 small mirror, felt tips, crayons , paints, coloured paper or an old catalogue or magazines for decoration and paper to put written memories on.
If your shoe box is printed on, you will need the catalogue or magazines to cut out your favourite things to stick onto the box. This will make it really personal to you. The small mirror is to glue onto the inside of your lid. Each time you open your memory box you will see yourself looking back at you and how you've changed.


Your Memory Box may be something you would like to keep throughout your school years.
Below is a song that reminds me that Jesus is always by our side.


One more step around the world I go
Mrs Bolland.



Remember to keep active during the holidays. I have been enjoying learning dances from different cultures whilst working in foundation stage. I have attached some links for you to try.

Super home learning by Y1

Super poem Noah!
Fantastic poem Martha!
Super rock pool habitat Martha
Super sorting Martha!
Wow ! Mrs Green fingers!

Hello Year 1,


I hope you have had a lovely weekend, it's been a windy one. I took my dog for a walk at Curbar and it was very fresh!


This week in literacy/topic we are going to pretend that we have been attacked by pirates like Christopher Columbus and then washed up on an island!!


We are also going to start some transition activities to prepare you for your new class in September. You will find these activities under PSHE.


Many of you have sent in some super home learning, please keep it coming. 


We miss you all


Mrs Hunter and the Y1 team






This week we are continuing with phase 6 phonics and we are going to learn how to use the suffix 'ed'


As you now know Christopher Columbus was a sailor. His first voyage nearly ended in disaster as his ship was attacked and set on fire by pirates! Columbus only survived by swimming to land.


Ask your family to act out the scene when Christopher Columbus was attacked by pirates. What did the crew see? How did they feel when they first saw the ship approaching? How did they react? How did Columbus get help?


When you have acted out this scene pretend you are Christopher Columbus washed up on an island - You find a bottle and use it to send a message and get help.


Write a message on a piece of paper explaining what has happened and where you are (see scroll attached). Good luck ship mates!


Remember to use capital letters full stops and finger spaces. Try to extend your sentences by using conjunctions (and, so because) and adjectives in your work.  


In maths this week we are revising fractions


LO To know the impact of summer on Oak, ash, willow, pine, holly and horse chestnut trees.


Remember how the above trees looked in autumn, winter and spring. When you go for a walk notice how the trees look now in summer.


Draw a picture and label the changes the trees go through during each season. 


I have also attached a bitesize clip about different season to help you.



Can you make a trap for the pirates who attacked Christopher Columbus?


You could even make a life size one and try it out on your parents!



This week year 1 we will be taking a look at Prayer and Praying.
What is Prayer?  Prayer is what a Christian says to God, prayers are
 spoken words. 
What is Praying? Well praying is a way in which Christians communicate
with God through prayer.
It is not only Christians that pray, other religious faiths pray too, Jews,
Muslims, Hindu's, Catholics and more.
Why do people pray? Sometimes people pray because they are feeling
happy and want to thank God or they may feel troubled and are wanting
God to give them peace.There are many things people pray for and about. 
Perhaps they are praying for others, it might be for people they know or may
not know. It could be something they've seen on TV or in a newspaper and 
they feel that they should pray for that situation.
Many Christians believe praying makes their relationship with God closer.
Below are some activities about Prayer and  Praying, a video clip and a print
off activity is attached.
Look at the pictures, these are all situations which a Christian might PRAY about.
Look at the sheet with the PRAYERS on, these are some of the words a Christian might
say to God.
You will notice a space underneath each picture, carefully cut out the PRAYERS which
match and glue them in place. Also you will notice 4 empty spaces, these are for you 
to draw 2 pictures and write 2 prayers  of your own, one about family and another about
a beautiful day.
Mrs Bolland.



Why don't you try some circuit training in the garden? This could include running on the spot, skipping, press ups and bunny hops. Try to get your grown ups to join in too!


Do whatever you like doing to keep fit and healthy. My favourites are dancing and jogging!



This year has gone so quickly and you are all going to be year two children very soon. Mr Smith is looking forward to teaching you all and he is asking me lots of questions about every one of you. So could you help me out by telling Mr Smith all about you.  


Mr Smith really likes reading letters.  Could you write a letter and tell him who your friends are at school, what are your favourite things about school, and something you are really good at.  


Remember to impress Mr Smith by using capital letters and full stops and sounding out your words carefully.  Make sure that the tall letters (b, d, f, h, k, l and t) are taller than the other letters.  


Now you can put your letter in an envelope and send it to:

Mr Smith

Norton Free C of E Primary School 

Matthews Lane


S8 8JS


Or your parents could take a photo of your letter and email it to Mr Smith at


Mr Smith will be looking forward to reading all of your letters. 


Can you also take a piece of paper and draw a huge jam jar on it.  In the jar write down your hopes and  dreams for year two.  What are you looking forward to? What do you want to get better at? Who do you want to work with? What do you hope that you will learn in PE? Maybe you can think of some of your own ideas.  When you have finished, decorate your jar in bright colours to make it stand out.  I can't wait to see them. 


Mrs Sewell x 





Super home learning by Martha!

Super home learning by Y1

Hello Year 1,


I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. 


This week in topic we are going to find out what it was like to sail with Christopher Columbus! I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it myself...


Please continue to send in your work and keep in touch. 


Kind regards 

Mrs Hunter



Please note; This week is the start of national art week. The focus this week is 'The Natural World' week 2 is connecting across generations and the final week is literacy and creative writing.


Please see the link below for information 



We have moved on to phase 6 phonics, well done year 1!


This week we are looking at words which are past tense and learning how to spell words with more than one syllable.



This week in English we are going to spend some time thinking about what life would be like aboard Christopher Columbus' ship...


Take a look at the power point which is attached and then ask someone in your home to act out what it would be like to be Christopher Columbus sailing on the ship.


You could sit on your living room floor and pretend you are using the oars in stormy weather... Think about what the living conditions were like on board? What did the sailors eat? Did the sailors become ill?  How did Christopher Columbus feel when they discovered land??


Following this please write diary entries for at least three days at sea. Before you start think about what might have happened on each day...


Please see attached diary entry guidance.


Remember capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. This work should be written in past tense.  


I have also added a polysyllabic worksheet to complete. 


Hand writing booklet



This week in maths we are revisiting money. Why don't you have a go at counting the money in your money box? 



This week in RE our theme centres around peace. What do you think peace means?


Watch the two clips about different meanings of peace.


Peace At Last (Story) -


Children For Peace -


What did you notice about the different ways in which peace can be thought of? 


In the story of Peace at Last, Father Bear was having a terrible time trying to find peace. He tried all sorts of ways to get to sleep but just couldn't .


The children talked about the ways in which they see peace and how peace can happen. What do you think? Do you agree with what they were saying or have you any other thoughts on peace ?


In the Bible the disciples and Jesus greeted each other with "Peace be with you" and replied with "And also with you". Jesus did not want his disciples to be afraid or feel fear. It calmed anxious feelings and gave his disciples a feeling of peace.

Today in churches this greeting is still shared by Christians.


Another peace that we can have is inner peace. The peace inside of us, what does it feel like. How can we find out what it feels like? Below are a couple of activities which may help you explore that feeling.


Activity - Find somewhere to sit that is a peaceful, calm or beautiful space. Look at some pictures of nature, animals lying down in the grass enjoying the warm sun on their backs or bathing in rivers. Beautiful flowers in meadows. Pictures of buildings such as Churches or Monasteries can also bring about a feeling of peace. 


Activity - Create a quiet corner or me space, a place to go when you want to be calm, quiet or just to relax in.


Activity - The third and final activity this week is to make a paper dove, the dove is a symbol of love and peace. Write on the dove all the things that peace means to you.

                 We will look forward to seeing your doves of peace.


Mrs Bolland



In science this week we are going to look at the features of a fish. Complete the fish labelling work sheet attached and then watch the video clip from come outside. 


After watching the clip (below) from 'Come Outside’ at 5mins 14 to 8mins 10- can your child answer the questions on the 'Fishy Facts' work sheet?





Can you make a poster about your favourite fish? First, search the internet for fish pictures (with parent support) and copy and paste them onto a word document.


After that, label the fish and write on your most interesting fishy fact! 


Can you create your own dream like paintings based on the painting below by Salvador Dali. I have provided a template of a ship for you to create your own sails, with creatures such as butterflies or birds.


You could even source some natural materials to make your sails or design your own ship!


Thank you Mrs Cave for the ideas!


I am looking forward to seeing your works of art. 




The lovely video clip about the hedgehog and the tortoise may help your child to understand social distancing. 


Thank you Mrs Lawton for sourcing this



Why don't you try some circuit training in the garden? This could include running on the spot, skipping, press ups and bunny hops. Try to get your grown ups to join in too!

Super home learning by Y1

Hello Year 1,


I hope you've all had a lovely, exceptionally long, weekend! laugh


Did you know that Sunday was the longest day of the year? Find out more in our science activity this week...


We are continuing with our topic on oceans and this week we are going to learn about a famous explorer!


Please keep sending in your fantastic work.


Hope to see you all soon


Mrs Hunter



The (sh) sound can also be spelt...


(ci) special, social, official, 


(ti) station, patience, mention, position


(s) (ss) passion, sure, sugar, session, mission


Please learn these words and write them in a sentence



June 22nd (28)



In English this week we are going to write our own sea creature riddles. Write at least 3 riddles or even make a book of riddles! Remember to illustrate your work so it is attractive to the reader. See attached work sheet.


Don't forget to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in your work and always check what you have written. 


I have also added a suffixes work sheet for you to have a go at.



Please see the White Rose work sheets attached for this weeks maths. 


Remember maths activities can also be done whilst playing and having fun. 



In science this week we are going to learn about Summer Solstice!


Read the power point with your adult and then complete the comprehension sheet. 



This week we are going to discover who Christopher Columbus was...


Watch the short video clip attached and then draw a picture of Christopher Columbus on his travels. You could even make a biography about him on a power point or a word document!   



This week in art can you either sketch a portrait or make a collage of Christopher Columbus? Remember good art takes time! Look at the details in the painting and lightly sketch your picture. 



Portrait of Christopher Columbus



This week in RE we are taking a closer look at how we can show thanks in our daily lives.


A few weeks ago you looked at the story of Jesus and the 10 lepers. Jesus had done the same for each one of them, but only one returned to thank him.
Recently you, your parents and neighbours stood outside together as a community and clapped for the NHS.
This week we are thinking about how we show thanks in our daily lives. Think about the things that are done for you by your family members, friends or even your neighbours.
When you receive a gift, it's something you don't hesitate to say thank you for.
Small things, however sometimes go unnoticed so you might not always think to say thank you. Look for those small things.Things you know you could say thank you for, like when someone is helping you to tie your shoelaces or even picking something up you've dropped. These maybe things we expect others to do.
Saying thank you and clapping are actions of appreciation. It's always nice to receive a thank you. Below are some different ways to say thank you to someone. 
THANK YOU CARD- Not one bought from the shop. Make your your own wonderful creation . 
A THANK YOU LETTER-  Write a short letter to someone, tell them how you feel about what they do for you. 
SOMETHING NICE- A great way to thank someone is by doing something for them. It may be making a drink, a sandwich, tidying up or watering plants whatever you do will be much appreciated and maybe even a pleasant surprise. 
Here is a song called thankful , we hope you like it.


Mrs Bolland


King of the Jungle.mp4

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RE Assembly songs

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Who put the colours in the rainbow.mp4

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Use the soothing sounds website attached to meditate.

Some children may find meditation useful to relax at night before bed or at times when they feel anxious. 


I have also added a link to GoNoodle Melting which the children enjoy in school.

Amazing artwork by Year 1!

What a superb painting by Freya!
Fantastic sketch by Martha!

Super home learning by Max

Super home learning by Y1

Hello Year 1,


I hope you've all had a nice relaxing weekend and have managed to get some fresh air and exercise. I went for a run with my friend in Graves Park on Saturday and bought a cup of tea from the café! blush (I saw Mr Smith in the park too)


I hope you are all still trying hard with your school work. I had some fantastic work sent in last week. Please continue to send in your pictures, we love to see what you've been up to. 


This week is Oxfam water week... 

Water is a fundamental right for every person in the world, yet many people are without access to the water they need. Oxfam has been supporting communities to overcome water vulnerability for over 50 years. I have attached a power point about Oxfam water week, which raises awareness and explains how we can support the cause.


Please continue to keep in touch


Mrs Hunter 


Oxfam water week activities


The Duchess of Cambridge to lead an online assembly


Tomorrow, the Duchess of Cambridge will lead an online assembly for the Oak National Academy during which she will speak about the importance of mental wellbeing among children. The theme of the Duchess’ assembly is ‘spread a little kindness’ and is based on a lesson plan which is available on the Mentally Healthy Schools platform. This platform was developed in collaboration with children’s mental health charity Place2Be and encourages children to explore ways in which they can show kindness and recognise the benefits of kindness to others.

The Mentally Healthy Schools platform can be accessed here:


11am on Thursday 18 June



The 'oo' sound (spoon, boot, soon) can also be spelt...


(ue) clue, blue, true, issue


(u_e) flute, rule, rude, spruce


(ew) blew, drew, screw, chew, threw


Please read the words and practice writing them in sentences.



15th of June (27)



Have a look at the PowerPoint attached which contrasts The United Kingdom and the Caribbean and then watch the tourist video clips for both places.


Following this write two post cards from the Whale and the Snail to their snail friends,  explaining what they saw on their journey to each of the countries. 


Remember to include capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Can you also challenge yourself to include adjectives and conjunctions in your work?


Don't forget to draw a picture on the back of each of your post cards! 




This week in maths we are looking at arrays, doubles, equal groups and sharing.


This week in science we are classifying animals into their animal groups.


Please see the attached Power point and then complete the work sheet attached. 



RE this week is about being thankful and sharing.


Watch the video clip 'Jesus feeds 5000'. You can follow this by carrying out the activities shared by Mrs Bolland below. 


We sometimes find it hard to share, whether it be toys, games or even our friends. Jesus in the clip shared his food of 5 loaves and 2 fish with complete strangers. 

We only go without eating for a few  hours between our snacks and meals. Can you imagine, not eating nearly all day? How does it feel when your tummy rumbles? In our world there are many people that go without food for days sometimes longer.


Next time you sit down to eat perhaps you might think of them or say a little pray for them.


Activity - Fish Race.
You will need a newspaper, pencil or pen and a pair of scissors.
1) Draw a large fish shape on the newspaper and cut it out.
2) Draw a large fish for each of your family members and cut them out also.
3) Each person will also need an old newspaper, magazine or book, these are to waft the fish so they move.
4) Go out into your garden and race your fish, have fun.


Activity- Family treat.
Bake bread, buns or a cake with mum or dad, or both of your parents. Enjoy sharing your bakes together. Why not share your home bake recipe with online friends



In art this week can you make a porthole from a ship?



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!


Use the soothing sounds website attached to meditate.

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 sounds of the ocean...


I have also added a link to GoNoodle Melting which the children enjoy in school.

Fantastic porthole Martha
Super post cards Martha
Well done Martha
Fantastic work Martha
I would love to go there Martha!

Super home learning by Y1

Super post cards Harriet!
Fantastic illustrations Harriet

Hello Year 1,


Well done to all of you for getting back into learning after the half term break!


I have enjoyed my first week back at Norton Free, although it has been a very different experience. 


I hope you are all enjoying our new topic 'Oceans'. There's lots more to discover!


Please continue to send me your work. I love to see what you are all up to. 


I miss you all


Mrs Hunter


P.s Monday 8th of June is world ocean day!! I have attached a link to the' world ocean day' website where there will be lots of fun activities for you to do. I have also added extra sea life art activities. 



The 'oo' (moon) sound can also be spelt 


(u_e) use, cube, tune, muse


(ue) venue, rescue, argue, due


(ew) stew, few, new, nephew, renew


Please practice spelling these words and writing them in a sentence



Phonics 8th of June (26)



This week in English we are going to write a travel guide for sailors. Look at the Power point from last week about the 5 oceans of the world.


Can you write a travel booklet for the snail and the whale, describing the different oceans and what the Snail and the Whale might see on their journey. This work could also be done on your computer (see examples attached).


Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Always remember to check your work by regularly reading it through . Decorate your booklet so it is attractive to those using it.  I am looking forward to seeing these!


I have also added a plurals work sheet. 



In maths this week we are revising counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s and adding equal groups.

Please see work sheets below.


I have also attached an additional work sheet on partitioning numbers.



In science this week we are taking a closer look at frogs. I have discovered some very interesting facts!  Can you chose four of these interesting facts, draw a picture illustrating the fact and then write the description below. See work sheet attached. 



This week in topic we are looking at the human impact on oceans (pollution).


Watch the short clips about pollution and the impact it has on sea life. Make a poster to raise awareness, explaining what we we can do as individuals to help.




Watch the clip of Jesus and the Lepers


Use the emoticons showing different emotions to match the characters on the clip to the emotions.


Act out: feeling ill, being ignored, getting better, saying thank you.  Imagine how Jesus might have felt about the leper who came back, and the nine who didn’t.  What do you think and feel about the story?


Can you make an origami frog? see template attached.


See attached for ideas to celebrate 'World Ocean Day'



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!


Use the soothing sounds website attached to meditate.

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 sounds of the ocean...

The Snail and the Whale travel guide by Freya!

Fantastic home learning by Max

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


Summer 2 Knowledge organiser



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 containing 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 sounds 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



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


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






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