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Church of England Primary School

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Year 1

Happy New Year to you all! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas holiday. 

Obviously we have to partake in online learning for two weeks and below is the timetable for the week beginning 04.01.21. It probably will look really overwhelming, but please do not panic! I wanted to plan a normal school week as best I could remotely, however, I don't expect absolutely everything to be completed! I have added a few extra little activities which the children can get on with independently, and simplified some of the learning tasks so that not all need complete adult supervision. I am always available on Class Dojo, or the end of the school office phone if you need me, and I will be posting daily video clips so the children can see me and I can explain each day. 


Any work that your child does complete can be posted on their Dojo profile, or emailed to me at and I will mark it.


Below I have written a little explanation for each subject for next week. I hope this is clear for you, but like I said please get in touch if you need anything at all!


Stay safe and well! Miss Forman smiley


Year 1 children will be beginning the addition and subtraction block (to 20). They will be adding by counting on, adding ones using number bonds, finding and making number bonds, and adding by making 10. The video clip links are located on the weekly timetable, and the worksheets are located below. There is no worksheet for Monday as this is a practical lesson. 


Our new topic is Paws, Claws and Whiskers! I am going to save what I had began to plan for when we return to school, but I have kept the topic and just added some extra books and activities that coincide with it. I am not going to tell you the book focus for this week though as we have a big reveal on Wednesdays lesson! 

I will send daily video clips of me explaining the English tasks this week, but there is a rough outline on the weekly timetable. 



Phonics is absolutely huge in year 1, and it is vital the children are saying the digraphs correctly. The year 1 children were doing so so well with the phase 5 digraphs, and I don't want to introduce any new digraphs until we are back at school, so these two weeks are going to be great for recapping. You will see I have put a digraph to focus on for each day in the weekly timetable. The children need to say the sound, segment and blend the words provided, and then complete the activity. I will do a little video clip for phonics with the digraphs so that everyone is saying them correctly, as I know phonics seems like a foreign language sometimes! 

Reading Vipers

In school we use reading vipers as part of our guided reading sessions. We are going to be looking at the book Meerkat Mail and I hope the children will enjoy it! I will be talking to you more about Vipers when we are back at school, however, for now the children will be focusing on page 1 and 2 for next week and answering certain types of questions- there are 5 boxes which means one to be completed each day. My book is at school so as soon as I get in on Monday morning I will take a photo/video the pages so that you can use them for the week. 


For handwriting it would be great if the children could practise writing the Year 1 common exception words. The list is below smiley


Below are the resources you will need for Geography and Science. I will explain all of the topic lessons in more detail during my daily video clips!