Today is your last day in school or your virtual day of Class 1. I would like to say a big thank you for all your hard work for the last two years. You have been great and I am looking forward to seeing you in Class 2. Have a lovely summer's break, be good and keep safe.
Over and out!
Love Mrs Deegan
Class 1 have been very busy completing their pirate work packs at home. It is fantastic that so many parents have collected the packs from school and encouraged you to complete them.
Here are some photographs of the work children have emailed to Mrs Chapman and Mrs Deegan. You definitely deserve a rest over the holidays!
Tuesday 21st July
Good morning! Have you listened to and chosen your favourite song yet? Don’t forget to email me your choice.
Tomorrow will be mine and Mr Deegan’s 25th Wedding anniversary. It is called a silver wedding anniversary. We are going to celebrate with our friends.
Sara has asked if we could do some work on Princesses as well. I have found some nice craft ideas to make.
I have also thought it would be nice to make some cupcakes and decorate them in a Princess way with edible glitter and cake decorations. You could make your own little crown and stick them on tooth picks to put on your cake.
If you don’t want to make Princess cakes turn them into Pirate ones instead.
When you have finished, why not eat a cake and listen to a story.
Well I can't believe this is our last Monday of Class 1! At the end of this week it will be the Summer holidays and everyone will be having a well earned rest. This week Mrs Chapman and I will be sending home your school reports telling your family how naughty you are!!! Not really! We also have all your great art work and work books for you to collect from school and a little gift from all your Teachers from
Class 1. We want to thank you for being a fantastic class. We will miss you
Please collect from school on Tuesday and Wednesday.
I saw this funny picture about how to wear face masks which I thought you might like. And how your cat can help you hold your phone!!!
After you have chosen and emailed your favourite song, settle down and enjoy a story.
See you tomorrow.
Your new teacher!
Ms Ganderson is really looking forward to teaching you all in September. She has already been teaching some Class 1 children on a Monday and Tuesday and is very excited to meet the rest of you. I hope you are all enjoying completing the transition activity she put on the class page. Remember to use your neatest writing and show Ms Ganderson how amazing you are!
Class 1 Work Pack
The final class work pack before the school holiday will be ready for you to collect from Monday 21st July.
Ms Ganderson will be adding an activity sheet for you to complete. Remember you don’t have to rush to complete all of the activities straight away. Take your time and do your very best.
Hello Class 1
It isn’t Mrs Deegan or Mrs Chapman talking to you today! It is Ms Ganderson! I will be your new Year 2 teacher when we come back to school after the summer holidays.
I have made a video to say hello
You can follow this link to hear my favourite book
Gorilla by Anthony Browne.
I hope you enjoy it!
I would really like to get to know you before the holidays so here is an activity for you to draw and write about you and your family. My email address is:
Mrs Nunez's Newsletter
Parents please read to find out which staff are leaving Bentinck this summer, they will be very much missed by all the teachers and children.
Please don't forget to email your cards and messages for the leaving cards. Well done to everyone who has already done this.
Mrs Deegan clearly explained what you needed to do last week, please scroll down if you missed it.
Good morning! It is very strange as normally at school we would be practising our Talent show, watching the Year 6 leaving performance and meeting our new Teachers.
Make sure you visit the website tomorrow as you will meet your new teacher for Class 2. Exciting! Mrs Chapman and I will be posting on Class R's class page as we need to introduce ourselves to them.
I would like to give a HUGE thank you and well done to Sohana who has completed all the 3 projects. She has earnt a whopping 30 tokens!
Here are some fun maths games to play. Don't forget BBC daily lessons, your Pirate pack and your 3 projects.
Monday 13th July
I hope you had a lovely weekend. The sun has been shining at last!
Can you remember our new foster dog Daisy has come to stay!
Can you remember what country she has come from? Yes it was Romania. She is very shy and needs us to be very patient and to teach her new things slowly.
Isn’t she sweet!
How have your 3 projects come on? I can’t wait to see them. Thank you to Sohana who sent some great photos of her puppet theatre and of her kite. She earnt 20 house tokens!!!!
Please look at the 3 projects from last Monday and have a go.
BBC bitesize Maths is Time this week so practise with your clocks and if you haven’t completed your Time worksheets, this is the ‘Time’ to do it!
What time is it when you find an elephant in your car?
(Time to get a new car!)
Don’t forget to look at what Maths lessons you have missed or you need to practise.
I love reading. I read every day. I miss reading stories to you at school. Here are some of my favourite stories for you to listen to. Grab your favourite toy, snuggle down and enjoy.
PIRATE PACK 3
A new pack will be ready to collect from school reception on
Monday 13th July.
Parents: Please help and encourage your child to complete activities on the class 1 page. Children in year 1 should take part in a wide range of activities – music, P.E, art, design and learning through play. All of these are as important as maths, writing and reading.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
On Monday and Tuesday this week children from class 1 and 2 made
pirate ships with Miss Ganderson. They look great!
Thursday 9th July 2020
Hello everyone. Yesterday was another drizzly wet day, I hope you found lots of fun things to do inside with your families.
It was a special day in my house, it was Sonny’s 16th Birthday. His Grandma made him a yummy chocolate cake. She is very good at decorating cakes and has made him a birthday cake every year since he was born. Today is Sonny’s grandma/my mum's birthday. She is now 69 years old (don’t tell her I told you !). We will all be going to visit her later to sing Happy Birthday and give her some lovely presents.
When Sonny was opening his presents yesterday Spencer kept running off with the wrapping paper. He was very funny!
I hope you are enjoying the work in this week's pirate pack. Well done to everyone who has emailed their work to Mrs Chapman already. Below are some extra pirate activities for you to do online.
Listen carefully to the Captain Whitebeard song and story.
Use your stick puppets to help you act out the story.
Click here https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/what-is-your-pirate-name and follow the instructions to find out your pirate name.
Mine is ‘Long Judy Sea Wolf’!
There are lots of educational pirate games and activities for you to complete in Swashbuckle on the CBeebies page. Perfect if it's a rainy day again. Let Mrs Chapman know which ones were your favourite.
Wednesday 8th July 2020
Good morning everyone.
Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th July
Good morning! I hope you have had a lovely weekend and not been blown away!
I am putting Mondays and Tuesdays work on at the same time as we are having a new foster dog. She will be arriving Monday lunchtime after a long journey from Romania. Her name is Daisy. I will show you some pictures of her when she has settled in.
How are your cards coming along for Mrs Benton and Mrs Burton. If you haven’t started, please make them and email them to Miss Chambers and Mrs Tibbits. Scroll down for last week’s videos to show you what you can make.
BBC daily maths lessons concentrates on Fractions this week. Big Stars please remind yourselves about a whole, half, quarter, how many halves in a whole and how many quarters in a half and a whole. Then I would like you to work on turning clockwise and anticlockwise.
Little Stars and Teddies I would like you to do the fraction activities. Also there are counting and adding activities for you to keep practising.
Practise any lessons you have found difficult.
I have 3 projects for you to complete over the last few weeks of school. I can’t believe we have nearly finished Year 1. We miss you all. You don’t need to rush these projects and do them all at the same time! When you have watched each video how to make it, write down a list of what resources you need then tick them off when you have got them. If you can’t get something, write me a note starting with:
To Mrs Deegan
and email it to me. Best handwriting please. Then I will see if I can get it for you.
Practical activities are so important for children to do as this helps them understand why they are learning something. Normally we would have done a lot of practical learning before we do any worksheets. These projects help children use lots of skills especially Maths so it is important for your child to have a go. Also reading, listening, concentration and writing skills. It develops perseverance and pride in their work. Also a sense of satisfaction and it helps them evaluate whether something worked or not and what to do about it. Vital skills for when they are growing up.
Project 1 – Making a puppet theatre
Hashim gave me the idea with the one he made. His is a 2D one so we are going to make a 3D one. Parents. This activity involves Maths – shape/measurement, Literacy-story telling, writing, Art and Design-using imagination/skills how to build and join.
Use a straw, pencil or a stick from the garden to make the curtains. You could use your pirate puppets to tell a story or make your own characters. Please video yourself acting out your own play. Exciting!
Project 2 – Making a kite
All the wind gave me this idea and looking at the photos when you had made parachutes with Mrs Chapman. Parents. This activity involves Maths – shape/measurement, Science-materials/weather, DT-construction.
Use tape if you haven’t got a stapler
Project 3 – Making bugs from natural materials
Plenty to see in the garden at the moment! Parents. This activity involves Maths – shape/measurement, Science-materials/minibeasts, DT-construction, Art-different textures and media.
Why don’t you make different bugs and look how they are different. You could also find some you tube videos to watch and learn about the bugs you have made.
Have lots of fun! I can’t wait to see them.
Here is a tour of the Tate gallery for kids. Looks lots of fun.
Class 1 have had a busy week in school this week. Take a look at the slides from Monday and Tuesday with Miss Ganderson.
Today we have baked cakes and decorated them The children have taken them home to have as a treat this weekend!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Friday 3rd July 2020
It’s nearly the weekend Class 1! I hope you’ve all had a happy and busy week.
I’ve been in school teaching some of class 1 this week, I’ll add some photos later today so you can see what we’ve been getting up to!
Please don’t forget to collect your second pirate work pack from school. It will be ready from Monday 6th July.
In the meantime I’ve added instructions showing you how to make a pirate hat below. All you will need is a piece of paper. When you have finished making it you could decorate it. Take a look at the work pack from last week for decorating ideas.
When you've made your hat put it on, pretend you're a pirate and try to learn this pirate jig!
Thursday 2nd July 2020
Hello Class 1. Look at the date above, have you noticed the month has changed?
It isn’t June anymore so what month is it?
Now watch the video and listen to the song. Then look at the questions and follow the instructions.
1. What is the first month of the year?
2. What month is it today?
3. What month comes after June?
4. What months comes before August?
5. In what month is Christmas?
Copy down each question and write your answer underneath. Everyone who does this in their best writing and emails their work to Mrs Chapman will win 10 house tokens!
Remember use a capital letter to start a sentence and for each month.
Tuesday 29th June
Why do bees have sticky hair?
-Because they use honeycombs!
Don’t forget this week to carry on working on your Maths and Pirate packs. Also there is BBC daily lessons to work through too. The Maths is about money this week and you all have some money worksheets in your packs. Here are some money activities you can do as well.
How are you getting on with your flower cards to Mrs Benton? Can you remember the beautiful Autumn pictures we did in ICT? Gorgeous. We will be sending all your great work home at the end of term.
We also sadly have another member of staff leaving this summer. Mrs Burton, who teaches Class 2, will be leaving. We will really miss her. Mrs Burton was the first teacher Miss Greyson worked with which was a long time ago. Like with Mrs Benton, we would like you to make her a card and write a lovely message to her inside with your name and Class 1 written too. Then email a picture of your card to Mrs Tibbits at
I thought you could make some rainbow pictures for Mrs Burton. You can use paint, pens, pencils, collage even lego to make rainbows. How about writing your message in rainbow writing too.
What did the baby find at the end of the rainbow?
Answer: A Potty Gold.
Here are some different ways to make rainbows. Why not listen to the song “Somewhere over the rainbow” from the Wizard of Oz while you are making your rainbow. Then finish off with a story.
Monday 28th June
Good morning! I hope you had a lovely weekend. It was lovely to see some of our class at school on Thursday and Friday. Some other children are coming in and working with Ms Ganderson on Monday and Tuesday. I hope they have lots of fun.
I have a message for you from Miss Chambers. Then I have made 3 videos to help you make flowers to make a card or garden to take a picture of.
Mrs Benton is Retiring.
Sadly, Mrs Benton will be leaving our school at the end of the summer term. She has been teaching for a very long time and she has decided to retire from teaching this year. This means she will be leaving all the other schools she teaches computing in too.
We will all miss Mrs Benton enormously and her fantastic computing lessons. As we can’t have a special assembly and give her cards and flowers like we usually do when someone leaves our school, we thought we could have a special retirement page on the website for Mrs Benton.
We would like you to make a special card, write a message or draw a beautiful picture to thank Mrs Benton for teaching you. You could even video a short message for her if you are feeling brave. Maybe if you have older brothers or sisters who remember Mrs Benton teaching them they could make a card or write a message too.
Please send your messages, cards or pictures to Miss Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 10th July. We will put everyone’s messages together in a special retirement presentation for Mrs Benton. Remember to put your name and class on your card or message so Mrs Benton knows who it is from.
Good luck and have fun making your cards and messages.
Here are the flower videos. Watch them all first then you can decide which flowers to make or have a go at them all!
While you are making the flowers why not sing along to ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams.
Friday 26th June 2020
Hello Class 1 it's nearly the weekend. Make sure you have lots of fun on Saturday and Sunday and spend some time exercising outside. What about completing a Joe Wicks workout in the garden or make up a dance. Try this Zumba workout, it's great fun!
You must come into school to collect your maths and pirate work packs from reception.
Mrs Chapman has put a surprise envelope in the Pirate Work Pack for each child who has been working hard at home and emailing to keep in touch!
Here are a few photos from today in school. We went onto the school field and pretended we were artists. Look at the masterpieces we have painted!
Have a great weekend everyone and take care.
Thursday 25th June 2020
Good morning everyone! I am enjoying having some of class 1 back in school today. We are using the class 2 classroom because it is bigger. The children have been working outside and ate their picnic lunch sat under a big tree! It is actually cooler outside than in the classroom.
Pirate work pack
There will be a Pirate work pack available for EVERYONE in class 1 to collect from the office on Monday morning. Children coming into school will take the pack home with them. I look forward to checking my emails for your super work next week.
Enjoy the sunny weather everyone. Don't forget to wear a sun hat, sun cream and keep drinking water to keep cool!
Wednesday 24th June 2020
Good morning class 1. I hope you have been enjoying the lovely weather and spending lots of time outside playing.
I am back at school teaching some class 1 children on Thursday and Friday this week. I am really looking forward to it! Because I will be busy teaching I won’t have as much time to update the website. However, I don’t want those of you still at home to miss out. So I will be making a work pack for you to collect from school. I will put a message on this page when it is ready.
The work pack will be all about pirates and we’ll be learning about them for the rest of this term. So for the next couple of days I would like you to:
1. Listen and read along to the pirate story.
Can you find any other pirate stories to read on Oxford Owl or YouTube?
2. Use to internet to find out some pirate facts.
Write your facts down and email them to Mrs Chapman.
3. Learn the pirate song and actions.
Tuesday 23rd June
Good morning! The month of June is racing by! I was looking at what I had put for you and your Parents to do on the first few days of lockdown. Have a look at them and see if you have completed any. If not keep trying.
zip up their own coat, do up their coat buttons
I would love you to write down the ones you have completed in a list. I am in the mood to give out lots of house tokens! Neat writing though please!
If you haven’t picked up your Maths pack, it is vital you do as it will be hard for your child to access the maths work on the website. You can collects them MONDAY – TUESDAY and THURSDAY – FRIDAY 9 am till 12 am. Thank you to all the Parents who are working hard with your children. It isn’t easy and we appreciate it so much.
Work steadily through the worksheets provided in the pack. There are your resources to help you. There are lots of videos and photos to explain how to do your maths work so please scroll down and look for them. If you need any help, please email me and I would love to hear from you. Also scroll through the website as Mrs Chapman and I have put a lot of work on here so there maybe activities you have missed.
Don’t forget BBC daily activities. They will really support your child.
This video and activity is for:
There will be resources and worksheets for you to collect from Wednesday. Good luck!
Monday 22nd June
Some of your children will be coming back to school this week. You will receive a letter which will tell you the times and days your child will be coming in. Please read carefully as it will keep everyone safe. There also is some booklets to read with your child to help them understand what is happening.
My goodness we have had loads of rain! It has meant I have been doing a few projects with my up cycling as I haven’t been able to get into the garden. I have been making flowers.
Scroll down to see how to make a spiral from Tuesday 9th June's lesson.
I promised Hashim I would teach him to make leaves so why not have a go making those too.
How to make leaves.
Don’t forget BBC daily lessons!
Here is a song from a singer called Bob Marley. It is called three little birds. I think it is a great song to listen to and sing along to in these funny times. Enjoy!
FREE LITERACY/SCIENCE and MATHS PACKS TO COLLECT
I hope you have been busy completing the work Mrs Chapman and Mrs Deegan have set you this week. There are 2 new work packs in Reception for each of you to collect. If you haven’t already done so please collect the packs, they will help you complete some of the work your teachers have added to the class 1 page.
Daily Class 1 Phonics
It is also important that you keep using your phonics skills to practise sounds and reading words. I would like all of you to try and complete phonics lessons at least 2 times a week.
Click here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ to go to today’s phonics lesson.
You can click on the same link tomorrow and a different lesson will be available. Read the slides below to find out what you need to do!
Taking part in phonics lessons will really help improve your writing, reading and spelling.
Wednesday 17th June 2020
Hello everyone, is it still raining? Have a look out of your window and describe the weather you can see. I walked into Nottingham on Sunday with Spencer and Mr Chapman and we got very, very wet! We had to shelter in a doorway near Nottingham Castle. It was Spencer’s first every time in town, he loved looking at the statue of Robin Hood.
Can you see the rain in the sky and bouncing off the pavement?
Do you think Spencer looks very wet?
Can you remember which creature likes to hop around in the rain?
Did you know the answer?
I hope you enjoyed reading the frog stories last week.
Scroll down and read Oi Frog! And Tiddalik the Frog again.
I walk Spencer next to two big ponds. Remember the swans you drew pictures of and wrote about live there. Sometimes we walk there just as it is getting dark. At the moment there are lots of baby frogs and toads all over the path. We tried to count them but stopped at 100! They were hopping everywhere and we had to be careful not to squash them with our feet!
One jumped on my hand and I quickly took a photograph. Look how tiny he is!
I have added some slides so you can find all about the life cycle of a frog. Read the information very carefully. Ask a grown up to read with you if you need help.
Tuesday 16th June
Good morning. I hope you are all well. It is funny teaching you through the website rather than face to face. We have heard from lots of you who we know are working very hard and have earned lots of tokens for the four houses. Fantastic! We haven’t heard from some of you so please try your best as we don’t want all your hard work you did at school to disappear. A little bit every day would really help you. BBC bitesize is great to support you too.
Please email us as we would love to see your work. Also there are packs to collect from school if you can’t access the website every day.
Can you remember our summer Talent show song in Class R? How about the song you learnt in Nursery when Mrs Hartley retired? Can you remember the words and the signing? Well I have put them on for you to enjoy again as we won’t be doing a Talent show this summer. Have lots of fun. Why don’t you teach someone in your family the words and the signs. Don’t forget the dancing too!!!
Today we are going to talk about your Superpower!
Reading is your Superpower! Reading a book, a recipe, on the back of a cereal box, a road sign and so on everyday will make reading easier and more fun. Keep practising your red and green words or your KS1 key words. This means when you read you will sound less like a r. o . b. o . t!
Also a story at bedtime really is very special for you and your family.
When you come into school to collect your packs, why not ask for some reading books too. We have some old ones which you can enjoy during this funny time.
So read every day, do some maths every day and exercise every day. Then spend time doing activities you love. Don’t forget all the things you have promised your family you are going to do to say thank you for helping you at home.
Here are lots of links to on line stories, books to read and games to play.
Monday 15th June
Good morning. Wow haven’t we had some rain. I heard thunder yesterday. Did you?
It is Father’s Day on Sunday 21st June. My Dad lives too far away to see him on Sunday but I will send him a card and speak to him on the phone. Here is a picture of him with me and my sister on holiday. His moustache looks funny!!
I would like you to make a card for your Dad, your Grandad, your uncle or your brother who helps you in your life. Make sure you write a lovely message in your card with a promise of something helpful you could do.
If you want to make him a gift, look at my up cycling page for a coin tidy you could make.
Here are the BBC daily lessons for the week.
Please keep practising your Maths. You need to keep learning:
Here are some photos, powerpoints and worksheets to help you.
Please keep practising your Maths. You need to keep learning:
Here are some photos, powerpoints and worksheets to help you.
If you do a little bit of Maths each day you will keep your brain fit and healthy.
Class 1 have been very busy earning house tokens this week.
Thursday 11th June 2020
Good morning Class 1. What a cold, rainy day it is today! Make sure you write about it in your diary and draw a picture to illustrate the weather. Hafsa emailed a copy of her weather diary, so she's earned more house tokens for Malala.
There is one animal who loves the wet, damp weather. That creature is a frog! Have a look at the frog who lives in my garden. He likes to have a swim in the bird bath and Spencer likes to drink the dirty water from it. Yuck!! So I try to fill it with fresh water every day.
You could do some research and find out some frog facts today.
The frog in my garden doesn't have a name. Can you think of a good name we could give him?
Rainy Day Story Time
Today is a good day to sit and listen to a story. I've added two frog stories for you to read and listen to - Oi Frog! and Tiddalik the Frog.
There are lots of activities about Tiddalik that you can complete. I am going to put together a work pack about Tiddalik for you to collect from school reception next week. I will let you know when it is ready.
Enjoy reading the stories with your families.
Wednesday 10th June 2020
Good morning Class 1. Lots of children have been very busy writing their weather diaries. Hashim was feeling very creative and presented his diary in 2 different ways. Take a look at Hashim’s work, which of his weather diaries is your favourite? Mrs Deegan reminded you yesterday that you can still make your own weather diary this week.
Hashim and Sohana's weather diaries have earned plenty of house tokens for Malala!
Snakes/Parrots - if writing a diary is tricky look out of the window each day and draw a picture showing what the weather is like. Add houses, cars, trees, birds and flowers to your drawing.
I took Spencer on a long walk all the way from my house to a place called Lambley Dumbles. It is a place with lots of huge trees and a stream running through the middle. A grown up who lives there has created a treasure hunt for the local children. There are lots of nature questions to answer and fun toys hiding in the trees. Take a look at the photographs I took. Can you name any of the toy characters or animals?
Monkeys/Elephants – make a list of the characters/animals and write a short sentence about each one.
Snakes/Parrots - use your phonics skills to write a list of the toys you can see and write one word to describe the toy.
The Scary Bridge
In amongst the trees was a very high, narrow foot bridge we had to cross. I was worried Spencer might fall off !
The bridge reminded me of a traditional tale we have read at school.
Can you remember which story has a bridge with a mean troll hiding underneath it?
The three goats in the story want to cross the bridge.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Three Billy Goats Gruff is the name of the tale. If you got the answer right you've earned a house token. Email email@example.com to let me know if you were correct!
I have added two versions of The Three Billy Goats Gruff story for you to watch and listen to. Join in with the words and talk about the story with a grown up.
Can you draw a scary troll?
I hope you enjoyed watching and listening to The Three Billy Goats Gruff stories. Now I would like you to draw your own troll.
You will need:
Watch the video below and it will help you learn how to draw your very own troll.
Everyone in class 1 can draw their own troll. Everyone who emails their troll to Mrs Chapman will earn 10 tokens for their house.
What are you waiting for?
Tuesday 9th June
Good morning. Yesterday it was Oceans day. It is all about trying to look after our oceans by reducing the amount of plastic we use and when we use it, to recycle it properly. Here is a website where you can learn lots of different things about plastic and the oceans. There is a lovely story called ‘Little Turtle turns the tide’ and some different activities you can do at home.
Try and think what you could do to help the oceans. Here are some ideas:
Can you think of anything else you can do?
Why don’t you try and make something from my up cycling page!
Get your clocks ready!
Little stars and teddies. Watch the video and then keep practising!
I have left some worksheets in the office at school if you would like to collect them. Ask for Class 1 and then your group. Tuesday to Thursday 9-11 am.
Big stars. Watch the video and then keep practising!
Monday 8th June
Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend even though the weather is very soggy at the moment. Don’t forget to keep doing your Weather diaries for Mrs Chapman as you will have lots of weather to draw and write about.
Here is the timetable for BBC daily lessons.
Look what I found in my house. In fact I have seen lots around at the moment. Have you? Look at how thin its legs are and how it is moving them.
I would like you to listen to this song and then to talk to your Parent about what you have done to make yourself proud. Maybe you have learnt to skip like Maariya or taught yourself to draw dogs like Hashim. You might have worked hard at a piece of work and feel proud of it. Then ask your Parent to tell you something they are proud of what you have done since you haven’t been at school.
I have been teaching myself to make roses as part of my up cycling projects. Look at the photos to see which shape I start with, how I change it and what it becomes. Then read the information how to make one. I want you to think what you could make and send me photos of your creations.
You will need:
Persevere, take your time and try your best.
Have lots of fun.
I found this lovely video of snails as they have spirals on their shells.
Tomorrow have your clocks ready!!!
Friday 5th June 2020
Good morning everyone, we hope you're having a good week and have been busy completing the tasks Mrs Chapman and Mrs Deegan have set you. The weather has changed so much this week so each day of your weather diary will look very different!
If you have made your bunting, bottle person and finished your maths work don't forget to check BBC Bitesize for the year 1 lessons.
We all hope you have a lovely weekend.
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
Good morning class 1, what lovely sunny weather we had during half term. It was Spencer’s birthday during half term, he was 5 years old. He finally had his coat trimmed so was able to go for a long birthday walk in the sunshine without getting too hot. He ate some yummy chicken for his tea!
Weather diary - drawing and writing
It looks like the weather is going to change this week. So for the rest of the week I would like you to check the weather each day and keep a weather diary.
Listen and sing along to this weather song. It's a colourful video so will help you with ideas for your weather pictures. You can also read and spell the weather words for your writing.
Also watch the days of the week song to help you remember how to read and spell the days of the week.
BOTTLE PEOPLE - Thursday 4th June
Look at the fantastic bottle people and read the stories about them. They are so much better than the bottle person Mrs Chapman made!
They have both earned many house tokens for Malala!
Lots of you still need to make your bottle people. So look at the slides again to help you.
Monkeys and Elephants - I would really like to see your sentences and stories too. You will earn lots of house points for writing them!
You now have lots of work to keep you busy this week. If you have already done some of the work Mrs Chapman and Mrs Deegan have set you remember to double check the class page and choose some of the BBC Bitesize lessons.
Bottle people - Making
Now it’s your turn! If you don’t have a plastic bottle what else could you use? I recycled things out of my bin and sewing box. You could use things from the creative packs you collected (there are more in school if you need them). Use your imagination. I can’t wait to see what you make!
Bottle People - Speaking
First of all tell someone all about your bottle person or animal. Tell them:
1. the name of your bottle person.
2. describe what your bottle person looks like. Use some exciting words.
3. what magical powers does your bottle have?
Next your bottle person wants to take you on an adventure. Describe:
4. where did you go on your adventure?
5. what exciting things did you and your bottle friend do during the adventure?
Bottle People - Writing
Lastly I’d like you to write all about your bottle person and the adventure you went on together.
Remember - don’t rush to make your bottle person and write your story. Take your time to think of a good story, collect what you need and do the very best you can. It is half term next week, this would be a good project to save until then. Especially if you will be busy preparing and celebrating Eid this week.
Tuesday 2nd June
How are your 4 pictures using 4 different media coming on? I have been sent some pictures, thank you, and a video explaining about his picture and what he has used.
When you have finished I would love to see them.
Don’t forget BBC bitesize. Some of the maths might seem easy to some of you but it is good to practise. Here is the week’s timetable.
Today we are going to continue with learning to tell the time. You will need your clocks from your maths pack. If you haven’t collected it from school, you will need to for this activity. Remind yourself what is the clock face, big hand (minute hand), little hand (hour hand) and the numerals around the dial.
Follow the correct activity for your group.
Here are some more activities to do. Ask your parent to use the timer on their phone.
Round the clock
https://www.splashlearn.com/time-games games on time
Little stars and Teddies
Here are some powerpoints to help you with O’clock and half past and some games play. Have fun!
Little stars and Teddies
Here are some more activities to do. Ask your parent to use the timer on their phone.
Do you get tired when you have to do it for more minutes?
Why don't you send me some videos of you doing these.
Monday 1st June
Good morning! I cannot believe it is June already!
Lola says hi!
I hope you had a lovely half term. I did as the weather was so lovely and I spent lots of time in my garden. If you celebrated Eid, I hope you had a great time.
As you know we had Oreo come to live with us. Well he has now got a new home and he is going to have lovely walks at Wollaton Park. He was so sweet.
This week I would like you to make a Thank you card to your family for all the work they are doing with you. Your family are doing a great job at a difficult time. In your card I would like you to promise 3 jobs that you can do to help them. Here are some ideas:
Think of anything else you can do which is safe for you to do
This needs to be an independent piece of work as it is a surprise for your family.
It was also Anya and Niamh’s 17th birthday. I always have to make 2 birthday cakes!!!
I also made them some bunting with photos of them when they were little.
I thought you might like to make your own bunting with your name on for your bedroom. Look at the photos of how to make it. Write your name on a piece of paper and count how many letters are in your name. That is how many triangles you need.
The paper that is left over looks like a butterflies wings to me. Maybe you can turn them into hanging butterflies for your bedroom too. You can colour and put patterns on both sides so you can see it when it is flying.
Remember don’t rush. You need to take pride in your work and know you have tried your best. Again be independent. You could also make one for the NHS to hang at your window. Have fun and send me some photos.
Class 1 have been very busy making colourful and creative models, collages and writing. We are so impressed with the enthusiasm of lots of our children. Look at the photos and see for yourselves! We are very, very proud.
The year 1 team hope everyone enjoyed their Eid celebrations this weekend.
Here are some of the lovely Eid cards you made for Mrs Fredericks, she loved each one of your emails.
Enjoy the rest of the May half term holiday. It's going to be lovely weather so you'll be able to spend lots of time outside.
Friday 22nd May 2020
Hello Class 1. We thought that you’d like to see this photograph, it made your teachers smile. Whose tooth has fallen out? She was very happy about it and thought it was very, very funny!
During half term your teachers are giving you a rest and won’t be posting work on the class 1 page. However, we will still read your emails and add your pictures to the class page. So to keep busy try and complete any activities you haven’t already done on our class page. You also have your bottle person task to complete. We can’t wait to see your bottle person and stories!
Mrs Fredericks is going to post some photographs of her Eid celebrations next week, so make sure you email her your Eid cards and wishes at the weekend. Arham has made her a beautiful card already, she will love it!
If you do celebrate Eid, all of your teachers hope you and your families have a lovely time together. It will be strange not being able to visit the mosque and family members outside of your home but we know you’ll make the most of being at home.
Eid Mubarak to you all!
Thursday 21st May 2020
Hello class 1 I hope you made the most of the warm weather yesterday and played outside in the sunshine. It was too hot in the sun for Spencer, he can’t take off his big woolly coat. I took him out for a walk at 7 o’clock in the morning when it was cool. Here he is enjoying his early morning walk.
The doggy hairdresser opened again this week and he is going for a doggy pamper on Friday.
1. What is the date on Friday?
2. Is Friday tomorrow or the day after tomorrow?
3. What day of the week comes before Friday?
I will show you all a photograph of Spencer when he’s looking all smart again!
Bottle People - Half Term Project
During the next few days I would like you to find an old plastic bottle and transform it into a person or animal of your dreams. I had great fun making my plastic bottle person. Because the weather was so nice I decided to make my person outside in the garden! Here's what I did.
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Good morning class 1. It’s going to be a lovely warm day today so try and play outside if you can. Make sure you are careful – wear a hat and cream to protect you from the sun.
Lots of the class 1 families will be celebrating Eid at the weekend. Take a look at the slides, especially if you don’t celebrate it, to find out more about Eid.
Writing about Eid
Read the slides again with or without help from your family and see if you can answer the questions. Copy the questions in your best handwriting and write your answers underneath.
If you are celebrating Eid this year write a list of the lovely things you will be doing with your family this weekend.
Mrs Fredericks is very excited that Eid is this weekend and is busy getting ready to celebrate with her family. She has also been making beautiful Eid cards to send to her friends and family. Look at the photographs of the cards she has made, there is also a photograph of her celebrating Eid last year with her husband and children, who are all grown up!
Making Eid cards
Why don’t you make an Eid card for Mrs Fredericks and email it to her (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a special message inside? It would make her very happy to hear from you at such a special time. Don't email your card for Mrs Fredericks before Friday, that will give you time to design something lovely.
You could draw flowers on the card you send her, remember Miss Greyson showed you what to do yesterday. Or decorate a picture covered in butterflies, just like Mrs Deegan demonstrated.
Remember to use your best writing when you write Mrs Fredericks a message.
Mrs Fredericks' YouTube Recipes
Click on the link and you'll be able to watch Mrs Fredericks' baking and making lots of her favourite recipes.
Why don't you try and copy one of her recipes and send a photograph of what you make?
Tuesday 19th May
Good morning. Let’s have a look at our budding Teachers showing you their confidence in explaining their activity. Fantastic!
Here are some You Tube videos you may want to watch about flowers.
Good morning Class 1. Its Miss Greyson here, I hope you are all well. Today I would like you to draw a flower. I will show you step-by-step how to do it.
Don't rush, take your time!
First draw a circle near the top of the paper, add 2 petals, 1 at the top and 1 at the bottom.
Draw 2 more petals on the sides and draw 2 small lines on each petal coming off the circle.
Draw 4 more petals in the spaces. How many petals should there be altogether? 4+4=?
Do you have the same number of petals as me? You now need to draw the flowers stem and leaves. You can choose how many leaves to put onto your stem. Don't forget to draw the veins on the leaves.
Finally carefully colour in your flower. You could use your favourite colour for the petals but remember the stem and leaves should be green.
You can just draw 1 flower or a whole bunch of flowers it is up to you.
I want to see your very best colouring so take your time.
Please email me your drawings. I would love to see them.
Monday 18th May
Good morning. Oreo came to live with us. He arrived at 9pm last Monday night. He started his travels on Friday morning. Can you work out how many days he took to get to my house? Oreo, and lots of other dogs, travelled in a van through lots of different countries. He started in:
Romania then he travelled through:
Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France. From France he travelled on a train under the sea to England. For Oreo and his friends to travel through all those countries he needed his own passport. Why don't you look at the different flags from all these countries?
Oreo is a lovely boy. He is 16 months old. He sleeps in a crate at night and loves lots of cuddles. We love having him.
If you would like to make him a card, write him a letter or draw him a picture please email it to me.
In Class 1 we do a lot of Maths activities through art. In fact this activity is art, design and technology, maths, literacy, ICT, geography, history and science. Wow! It helps give a purpose to what we are learning about.
This activity can be done over 4 hours, 4 days or 4 weeks. No not 4 minutes “Hold your horses Hashim and Layla!” or 4 months “Slow coach Sohana!”
It means we can really take our time and make it our best work, persevere and be motivated to take pride in our efforts.
We are going to create a picture with 4 parts to it. Each part is going to be made with a different media. That means using model making, felt pens, pencils, paint, material, collage, nature etc. This will make your picture interesting.
The first thing you need to do is decide on your theme. Here are some examples:
You may need to research any of these themes on You tube. If you do you are using your ICT skills. When you are looking at where they live or where they travel to, you are using geography. If it is something from the past like dinosaurs you are using History. All of them are using science as you are looking at something that is in our World. All of you are using design technology and art as you are making your own picture from your ideas.
I decided to do butterflies as I found some photos of when I saw some at the zoo.
This is my picture. I used box modelling for my 1st 1/4 Then I used felt tip pens for my 2nd 2/4. With my 3rd 3/4 I used paper and then my 4th 4/4 I used material. Can you see I kept to my theme? Each quarter has a different texture, which means when I touch it, it feels different as well as looking different.
Here are the instructions on how to make your picture.
Please email me your finished pictures. I can’t wait!
Also why don't you look at my up cycling page to see if there is anything you would like to make from recycling. Your parents too!
Friday 15th May 2020
Hello everyone, it’s nearly the weekend! Don’t forget PE with Joe this morning https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ. It’s so important that you keep fit at home, I’m enjoying the keep fit photos and videos you send. My boys are keeping busy walking Spencer and working out in the garden or garage. It’s very important to stay active, especially when you are at home for a lot of the day. Look at the video below can you do this at home? It looks like a fun game!
When you have finished being creative, write some sentences to explain:
Have a great weekend everyone!
Thursday 14th May 2020
Hello Class 1.
It is important that you continue to learn at home and complete the work that we set for you. We haven’t had as many emails as usual this week. Please complete your silly sentences (well done Maariya, Layla and Sara - your sentences were great and made me chuckle!) and any maths work Mrs Deegan has set this week.
You already know about the swans I see on my walk with Spencer. The swans are sitting on a nest of eggs and I can't wait for the cygnets to hatch. In the meantime, there are some other bird babies on the ponds this week. Take a look.
How lovely are the mallard and coot ducklings? Take a look on the internet to see if you can find any pictures or videos of other baby birds. What interesting bird facts can you find?
Class 1 Phonics
It is also important that you keep using your phonics skills and practice sounds and reading words. I would like all of you to try and complete phonics lessons today and tomorrow.
Click here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ to go to today’s phonics lesson.
You can click on the same link tomorrow and a different lesson will be available. Read the slides below to find out what you need to do!
Imagine you are all sitting on the carpet at school and taking part in a phonics lesson with your friends.
A daily job for you to do!
After you've finished your daily phonics lesson look at the sounds poster for your group (press pause to read your poster). Can you remember how to say each sound out loud? Have a go! Read the instructions of what to do on the slides, there is a daily job for you to do. It won't take a long time, you just need to keep practicing your sounds!
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Good morning class 1, I hope you’ve had a good start to this week and are enjoying the maths work one of your classmates and Mrs Deegan have demonstrated. The videos are great!
I spent Friday celebrating VE day with my family at home. We ate an afternoon tea; we made cucumber sandwiches, cheese scones and mini Victoria sponges. They were yummy and I used my granny’s recipes! We got dressed in our best clothes, Mr Chapman even wore a bow tie! Here’s a photograph of us sitting in the garden enjoying our food together.
Spencer had to have another bath yesterday, Mr Chapman kept complaining that he was smelly ! Spencer doesn’t like to have his ears dried with the doggy dryer. Look at the video to see how silly he was!
Today I would like you to speak and write some short silly sentences.
Read the slides below with a grown up to find out what to do first.
You have practiced speaking and sharing your sentences. Were they funny enough? Now I’d like you to write down your own silly sentences.
First get a piece of paper and draw lines to make 4 sections.
Neatly write a silly sentence in each box.
Then draw and colour in a picture to illustrate your sentence.
Write 1 silly sentence and draw a picture to illustrate it. If you can write 2 sentences I'll give you 3 house tokens!
I would love you to email me your silly sentences and pictures. Remember your houses need tokens!
Tuesday 12th May
Our brains are muscles and we need to keep them fit. Maths is a great way of doing this. A little bit each day will help. Also trust yourselves Class 1, you are great. Don’t give up and persevere!
“I think I can. I know I can.”
I have been lucky to have been sent some videos by great and confident budding teachers to help you with your maths.
Listen to how he is partitioning his 7 bricks. You can write them in a sum.
He remembered to flip it too. What a star!
Have a go with partitioning 10. You need your circle grid, 10 counters, pencil and paper. Look at the sheet and have a go. You can record them by drawing a circle grid and in a sum. Also try some of the challenge cards.
I would love to see your work as not many children have emailed me from your groups. Just take a photo of your work so I can see it.
Listen to how he is using his circle grid to work out questions very carefully. He is being very independent and challenging himself. Fantastic work.
Have a go at reading the questions. You need your circle grid, 20 counters, pencil and paper. You can record them in a sum. I would love to see the work from any Big Stars I haven’t heard from.
If you want to send me a video of you explaining some Maths work, please do. You maybe the next budding Teacher! I could have a snooze then!!!
Today we will be continuing in with our fraction work with dough. If you haven’t done last weeks’ lesson, you will need to do it before you do this activity. It is important to do this activity with dough if you can. It will help you understand fractions more. If you are struggling to get the ingredients, let me know and I will make a little dough pack up for you to collect at school.
Here is another activity you can do with fractions.
Next Monday, we are going to do some art work using our fractions. This activity can go over 4 weeks if you want so you don’t rush! If you need a creative pack, please collect one from school.
Next Tuesday we have our resident artist Miss Greyson demonstrating how to draw flowers. I can’t wait for that! Again if you need more paper pop into school to get some.
There will be some Maths packs ready for you to collect from school if it is safe to do so from Tuesday 19th May. It will have your name on so you get the right one. This will help you in our Maths lessons. If you need any ingredients to make the dough email me and I will leave some in the office. Pick up any of the other packs too.
Monday 11th May
Wow, what lovely weather we have had so far. It has really made my garden grow.
I am very excited as we have a new foster dog arriving this evening. His name is Oreo. I will tell you more about him when he has settled in. Lola has been getting ready for him. She has had a bath and a hoover!
On Friday it was VE day (Victory for Europe). It was a celebration of 75 years since the war with the UK and Germany ended. Lots of countries from around the world helped us. This was Teamwork at its best.
We celebrated by having a party on our front lawn with our neighbours (social distancing of course!)
Mrs Chapman put some lovely photos and information of her Grandad in the War. My Grandpa, my Mum’s Dad, couldn’t join the army as he had had a broken leg. He changed his job from a boot maker to an ambulance stretcher bearer. That meant that when someone was hurt he and some other people carried them on a stretcher to the ambulance and drove them to hospital.
My Grandad, my Dad’s Dad, was a Staff Sergeant and he worked in secret, developing tanks.
My Great Uncle Tom fought in the Army.
Can you remember we learnt about the four countries of the UK? Can you remember them? Can you remember their Capital Cities? Look at the worksheet, match the country with their capital city and their flag. Talk to your family about it. You don’t need to print it off or write anything. It is a talking activity.
The answers are on the next sheet.
There is a powerpoint to look at if you want to learn some more and a map to see how the UK looks. Also some recipes to look at, and maybe cook, from these countries. Yum!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/collections/easy_british_recipes Bread and butter pudding
Don’t forget to look on The BBC daily lesson website. Here is what is being taught through the week.
Also don’t forget to scroll down to look for any activities you haven’t done. We would love to see them.