Home Learning – More Maths

In addition to the online learning…here are some more maths resources that can be used alongside the others



We are also learning about the symbols for

…greater than  >

…less than   <

…equal to  =


Here are some links that make this learning fun…










The Big Pumpkin

In English we are learning about stories which have repeated language in them.

Here is a link to the story we are studying.

Some ideas we are exploring in class are . . .

  • Retell the story orally and write it.
  • Create character puppets and retell the story.
  • Draw the characters from the story and label them, including their features and personality traits.
  • Change the pumpkin to a different vegetable.
  • Plan a new story! Set it somewhere different; under the sea, in the forest, in dinosaur land. Once upon a time there was a whale and he planted some seaweed . . .

Watch this version.


There is no narration! Can your child narrate the story?

Can you child create a dance to the story and use the music to help them?


In art we have been describing, sketching and making clay pumpkins!

20+ Pumpkin ideas | pumpkin drawing, pumpkin, pumpkin sketch

Home learning packs

If your child is self-isolating there is online learning on the information page that you can access.

If you are unable to access this then you can contact school and come and pick up a paper-based home learning pack.

Home Learning – All Year Groups

If your child needs to learn from home during Autumn Term, please access their year group information page (in Parents News / Classes) for links to teaching videos and learning activities that will help them to make progress during their time at home! Please post their learning onto Seesaw as teachers will be checking journals weekly – they can’t wait to see how you get on!

If you need any help accessing any of the learning, please speak to your child’s class teacher…they are always happy to help!

Children Entering Year 1 In September 2020 – Holiday Challenge

We can’t wait to meet you and have you in our Year 1 class!

“To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be.” (Anonymous)

Over the summer we would like you to make a Memory Box of all the things you have done, thought or felt throughout Covid 19.

Decorate a cardboard box. You can put pictures, objects, drawing or writing inside your box. The more creative the better!

For example, you might draw a picture of the time you camped in your back garden or a recipe to remind you of all the baking you did! If you’ve celebrated a birthday you could put a birthday card inside. You could write about a time you felt very sad or a time when you helped someone and felt proud. Your memory box will be unique because it will represent your time over the past few months.

We are going to share and display these in class in order to reflect on and talk about the impact this strange and tricky time has had on us.

Click the link below to see some examples.

 Holiday Challenge For New Year 1 Children

Stay safe over the summer and we look forward to seeing you in September.

Miss Reese and Miss Hullin


Year 1 Our Final Week Of Challenges

This year has been a very different and strange one! But it has taught us many things too . . . one being, how much we have loved being your teachers! And that we truly love our school!

This is the last week of home learning challenges we will set before the summer holidays. Thank you so much to all the parents who have engaged with us and with these tasks as we know it has been a very challenging time. But we hope you’ve had a much fun as possible!

We have planned some reflective tasks so that you can think about the year that has passed and look forward to the next. Let’s make next year better than ever!


Tasks 1 Happy Memories

Think about what you have done in year 1.

Can you think about specific times? Christmas/ Halloween disco/ Learning about the story Cinnamon etc/ Project time.

Think about who you made those memories with; your friends and teachers!

Write about your favourite memories.

You may like to present it in a creative way like the one below. Draw a sketch of your head. To display your written memories next to. You could embellish it with pictures and colours of the things you have described as happy memories.


Memory maths –

Having a good memory is so important in order to gain knowledge! This week we will focus on fun memory games to support your child’s maths development.

Play a game of pairs using numbers appropriate for your child.

GAME] Memory Card game, 100% Blueprints - Unreal Engine Forums

You could use 20 cards – on half the cards write numbers, on the other half draw pictures that match.


Tasks 2

Make and use emotions pebbles to discuss when they have felt this way in year 1.

Emotion Stones,emotion stones,emotions,emotion stones,emotions ...

Make statements using the pebbles:

I was scared and nervous when we did our Christmas Production. But I felt proud when my mummy watched me sing.

I was happy when I built the titanic from blocks.

Make your own emotions pebbles using felt tips!


Design a Year 1 Memory box.

Mosaic Memory Box -- Travel with kids part II Babyccino Kids ...

Decorate it using craft items.

Are there any messages you’d like to put in there? Messages of hope?

Put in pictures.

Draw pictures.

Can you think of any artefacts you might put in?


Memory maths –

Play a game of snap using number cards.

In pairs begin by placing a card in the centre of the table and taking turns to put another on top!

When two numbers/ pictures are the same the person has to shout out, “SNAP!” and they take all the cards!

Playing card game of snap. Hand rushing down onto cards playing snap.


Tasks 3 Introducing . . . yourself to your new teacher.

Write a fact file about yourself for your new teacher.

What do you want them to know about you?


Memory maths –

Play a game of number bingo!

Make your own bingo cards by choosing numbers.

Bingo Numbers 1-20 – Smart Kids

Put numbers into a hat and call them out. If they are on your bingo card cross it out.

Your child could also be the bingo caller as this involves them recognising and reading numbers.


Tasks 4 Hopes and wishes

Listen to this song . . .


Make stars to wish upon!

Write your wish on a star for next year: I wish that I get to play with my friends next year. I wish that school stays open all the time next year etc.

Easy Star Craft for Young KidsShooting Star Wishes Kids Craft | Make and Takes


We have loved having you in our class this year! Thank you for all being super stars!

Please keep reading and talking throughout the summer holidays! Stay safe and take care.

We look forward to seeing you again when you will be in year 2.

Lots of love and best wishes from Miss Reese and Miss Hullin.


Year 1 Home Sports Day Ideas!

As we haven’t been able to enjoy Sports Day this year, here are some alternative ideas that you could try at home, in the garden or even during a visit to the park!

Task 1 Design and create a timetable of different races . . .

10 am Running races.

Great Garden Games for Kids | Kids running, Games for kids, The ...

10:20 am Egg and spoon.

Super Skills: Egg and Spoon Race - CBeebies - BBC

10:20 am Three legged race! (Warning: This should give you the giggles!)

Have a three-legged race! Use belts or bandanas or whatever you ...

3:00pm Assault Course – using furniture you have at home; climb under tables, in and out of chairs, jump on cushion stepping stones etc.

AFC Scotland on Twitter: "🍃 While we're all being asked to stay ...

Put on your sports kit and get competitive with your family!


Task 2 Timed challenges

How to use the Timer in the Clock app on iPhone and iPad | iMore

Use a timer on your phone to see how long it takes you to . . .

  • Run around the garden 5 times.
  • Skip around the garden.
  • Do an assault course.

Compare your time against your family. Who was the fastest/ quickest?

Write down the times in a table to keep a record.


Task 3 Design and make medals and trophies.

Use junk modelling materials like these . . .

4 Ways to Make a Trophy - wikiHowCelebrate The Games With A Medal Craft For Kids | Play | CBC Parents

Or a simple salt dough recipe . . .

Salt Dough Olympic Medals! - The Imagination Tree

2 cups of plain flour

1 cup of salt

3/4 of a cup of water

(Some food colouring if you would like to change the colour.)

Mix together these ingredients so that they create a dough. Shape, press into and mark the dough. Leave to dry out or bake on a very low temperature for two hours until hard to touch. Thread a piece of string or ribbon into the hole and wear your medal with pride!

Or even edible medals! These would go down a treat!

Medal cookies

The recipe is here – https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/medal-cookies


Task 4 – Research an athlete of your choice.

If you are feeling motivated – create a fact sheet or book about them!

Famous Athlete Research Project: Perfect for Summer Olympics 2020 ...Mo Farah announces he will return to the track in Tokyo 2020


Task 5 – Watch clips from the Olympics on YouTube alongside your child. Discuss the equipment, flags and nationalities, who came first, second etc.

You could write a report about a race that you found very exciting! First do a commentary for the video, so you know what to write. You could record this on your phone for your child.


Look at our earlier posts for other active home challenges, including paper plate tennis, dancing on newspaper stages, balloon fun and calming yoga!

Helping your child with emotions and feeling angry…

If your child is feeling lots of emotions at the moment…from feeling sad to angry, please don’t feel alone…lots of parents are experiencing the same thing. This experience has been very confusing for children…

This is a nice resource we found on Cbeebies…using Love Monster

For a rainy day….

If your child enjoyed the Little Red Riding Hood ballet … there are more stories performed here…

Three Little Pigs-

BBC iPlayer - CBeebies Presents - Three Little Pigs: A CBeebies Ballet





The Elves and the Shoemaker-

BBC iPlayer - CBeebies Presents - The Elves and the Shoemaker: A ...








Year 1…more tasks if you need them…


You will know the story really well by now!

Think about the key characters and what they might look like –

Little red riding hood | Red riding hood story, Red riding hood ...

Use whatever you have in your house to design and make your puppets. What type of puppet will you make? A stick, glove, toilet roll etc…or maybe story stones (glue pictures or draw with felt tips)

Here’s some that might inspire you . . .

Painted rock story stones - Little red riding hood (stickers ...

Toilet Paper Roll Little Red Riding Hood Craft - Red Ted Art ...


Now for the best part! Use your puppets to perform a puppet show to your family! Or at the window for passers by!




Measuring capacity using standard measures.

Cupboard search!

Is almond milk over? | The Tylt

Look through your cupboards; which containers hold liquids?

Look at milk, juice, washing up liquid, liquid soap, orange juice etc. Look for the standard measurements on the side. 4 pints, 350 ml etc.

Pyrex Glass Measuring Jug Transparent, 0.5L: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen ...


Using the three containers from yesterday, use a measuring jug to find out how much water each cup holds.

Play this online game and read the capacity of the rocket container.



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