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Week beginning - 13.7.20


Hello Year 1!


Wow!  Only this week left before our summer holidays begin!


We are so proud of all your achievements this year and at how well you have all managed during the lockdown.  A huge well done to all of those children who have managed to complete their Studyladder and home learning activities each week.  It will be wonderful to have everyone back at school in September and to carry on with our learning together again.


This week I managed to dodge the rain showers to take a walk around Talkin Tarn.  It was lovely to watch the little ducklings swimming together and I was able to spot a few other creatures too!  

Our caterpillars have grown and changed so much in such a short time, although they're not butterflies yet I'm sure it won't be long, so keep checking on the link below to see how they're progressing.

This week's challenges carry on with our mini-beast theme to help you learn a little bit more about the creatures you might find outside in gardens and parks.  You can also pick up a pack with some more home learning activities to do during the summer break at the book swap session on Thursday. 


We hope you all have a lovely week and a wonderful summer holiday!


Year One team smiley

Activity 2: Story Time - Caterpillar Shoes


29.6.20 - 10.7.20

Hello Year 1

The children in school from year 1 want to show you some of the things they have been doing in school over the last couple of weeks .

They are missing all of their friends and cant wait to see you all soon.



Making Book Marks, Masks and Bracelets

Bug Hunt Part 1

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

U-Man and U Girl

The First Day Back In Sherwood


Week beginning - 6.7.20


Hello Year 1!


We hope you've all had a good week despite all of the wet and gloomy weather we've been having!

Well done again to everyone who has been busy on Studyladder this week, it would be fantastic if everyone managed to complete all of their activities by the end of term!  For those of you not in school, there are also some activity packs printed out for you that you can collect at book swap sessions on Thursday afternoons.


This week a special delivery has arrived to help us with our challenges...  

What's in the box?


Photos and videos will be added throughout the week so you can see how our four very hungry caterpillars get on.  Just click on the star above to see more!


We hope you all enjoy the challenges and have a super week!


Year One Team smiley 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

Activity 5: Insect Information

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Activity 7: Seven Days a Week | Days of the Week Song


Week beginning - 29.6.20


Hello again Year 1!


We hope you've all managed to keep safe and cool in the hot weather we've been having.  Well done to everyone working hard at home and school with your Studyladder activities.  We would love to see some more photos of what you've been doing at home, so don't forget to ask a grown up to send them in an email to:


I've (Mrs Weir) been enjoying some lovely early morning walks this week and was surprised by a beautiful deer running past me and bouncing away into the long grass.  Unfortunately it all happened so quickly that I didn't get the chance to take a photo! 


Charlie Bear has been keeping cool indoors along with my cats.  I think he has made good friends with my grey tabby cat - Oscar! 

Carrying on from last week, the next 10 challenges will help you to learn a bit more about animals and there's also a wonderful story by one of our favourite authors - Julia Donaldson.


We hope you have a fantastic week!

Year One Team smiley 

Monkey Puzzle | Julia Donaldson Stories

Activity 3: Compare The Animals

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Activity 7: Numbers - The Big Numbers Song


Week beginning - 22.6.20


Hello Year 1!


How are you all getting on?  I know that Mrs Lawson and Mrs Douglass are looking forward to seeing some more Year 1 children back at school this week.  Studyladder activities will be set for everyone to do as normal whether you are in school or learning at home.


This week's challenges have been inspired by some lovely creatures I've (Mrs Weir) encountered lately... a little rabbit that I met on one of my walks with Mr Weir, it was a bit too close to the busy road so we encouraged it back towards the fields!

We also had a very surprising visit from a squirrel who came to say hello!

Whether you're in school or continuing with your learning at home we hope you have a brilliant week.


Year One team smiley

One Springy Day - A Percy The Park Keeper story read by Nick Butterworth

Nick Butterworth reads his new story about Percy The Park Keeper, "One Springy Day".

Activity 4: What Are Mammals?

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Week beginning 15.6.20


Hello everyone. We hope you are all well and having a wonderful time with your families. Well done for all of your hard work on Studyladder. You are all amazing and we are missing you lots.


Boris Bear has been having a wonderful time during Lockdown.

Can you work out where he has been?





Have a brilliant week with your wonderful families.

Mrs Lancaster, Mrs Douglass, MrsWeir and Miss Chandler.

Week beginning - 8.6.20


Hello Year 1!


We hope you have all had a good week and are settling back into your home learning routines.  There has been some super work done by those of you completing your Studyladder activities.  A big well done to everyone for your effort, we are very proud of you and really miss seeing you all!


This week Charlie Bear decided to keep Mr Weir company at work.  As Mr Weir's job is to drive freight trains Charlie Bear has had quite an adventure!  First, Charlie Bear helped Mr Weir to get ready for his evening shift by packing his healthy tea and then it was time to climb on board the train for a quick lesson on how to work the controls!

Charlie Bear had a very busy time: making calls to the signal box, watching for the lights to change and having to wait patiently for the cargo to be loaded at the depot before setting off again.

The train that Charlie Bear was on is a modern train and is quite special because it can be powered by both electricity and diesel fuel.  Many of this week's challenges will help you to learn more about different types of trains and going on a train journey, we hope you enjoy them!


Have a wonderful week!


Year One team smiley

Activity 2: Magic Train Ride

Climb aboard the magic train for an unforgettable journey. At each stop, the train comes across new and wonderful things to look at and talk about.

Activity 8: Make Your Own Train

Activity 9: How do trains work? (Britain's Digital Railways)

From moving trains and lighting carriages to making sure we can charge our phones, the railways need power.


Week beginning - 1.6.20


Hello Year 1!


We hope you've all had a fab week and have made the most of the wonderful weather that we've been having.

This week I've (Mrs Weir) enjoyed some lovely riverside walks and I also decided to have a go at planting some seeds.  I usually don't have much luck with growing plants so I'm hoping that Charlie Bear will help me to look after them properly.  Some of this week's challenges involve a story with someone who planted some magic beans, can you guess the title of the story?


Have a great week!

Year One team smiley

Walk along the River Eden in Carlisle

Cress Seeds - Day 1

Mystery Seeds (possibly pumpkin!) and Runner Beans - Day 1

Activity 6 - Mrs Weir's mystery object!

Jack and the Beanstalk - FULL film | Primary English

The full BBC School Radio 14-part animation of the children's tale Jack and the Beanstalk, combined into one film.


Week beginning - 25.5.20

Happy Half-Term Holiday!

We hope you all take some time to have a lovely relaxing break from your home learning activities.

Don't forget you can still call into school on Thursday 1-3pm to swap your reading books!


Week beginning - 18.5.20


Hello again Year 1!


We hope you have all had a good week.  It is wonderful to see and hear how well you are all getting on with your learning at home, lots of you are now doing your Studyladder activities every day which is fantastic!  Keep up the good work everyone!

I (Mrs Weir) am very lucky to have Charlie Bear with me during lockdown and he really enjoyed joining in with our VE day celebrations at home. 

Charlie Bear has also been helping me with my daily exercises and with trying to improve my drawing skills because I need a lot of practice to get better!

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week.  This is to help everyone to understand that as well trying to keep our bodies healthy it is also important to take the time to think about how we are feeling and do things that will help to keep our minds healthy too.  Lots more information about this can be found on our PSHE and Health & Wellbeing pages, just click on the links below.


Can you remember the story 'Have You Filled A Bucket Today?'  When we read this story in school we talked about how we can do things to help fill up other people's buckets, making them feel happy, and by doing this our buckets will fill up making us happy too.  This week's 10 challenges will hopefully help to keep you and those around you healthy and happy!


Have a lovely week and be kind to others.

Year One team

Activity 1: Be Active!

Click a link for the daily active blast

STORY TIME - The Wolf's Colourful Coat

Activity 9: Think about the times that you have been brave and how it's good to share how we are feeling with others.


Week beginning  11.5.20

Hello Year 1

We hope that you and your families are happy and healthy.


We have had some great weather this week so we hope you have all been outside for your daily exercise.

Mrs Douglass and Mrs Lancaster enjoyed seeing some of you in school and at Book Swap this week, Don't forget to come on Thursday. Well done to everyone completing the tasks on Study Ladder, we hope you are enjoying them and we are really proud of you.


Friday 8th May was a very special day for our country. It was the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 11.


Here are some facts for you.


What is VE Day?

VE Day is Victory in Europe Day. It marks the end of World War 11 in Europe on the 8th May 1945, when the Nazi forces officially surrendered to the Allies.


When was VE Day ?

VE Day took place on 8th May 1945. VE stands for Victory in Europe Day, It marked the end of World War II in Europe when the Nazi forces surrendered to the Allies.


The day was a public holiday, where people sang and danced outside their homes, and held street parties.


What happened on the first VE Day?

On 8th May, people flocked to London to celebrate. Crowds thronged around the Mall and Buckingham

Palace to see Winston Churchill,  King George VI and the rest of the Royal Family. At 3 p.m. Churchill gave a speech to the nation, where he praised the British spirit throughout the war.


We wanted to share some pictures from our daily walk. People have been very busy decorating their houses and even the pavements! Lots of people had socially distant street parties and we're sure that you celebrated with your families too.








Have a good week everyone.

Mrs Lancaster, Mrs Douglass, Mrs Weir and Miss Chandler.

Weekly 10 Challenges - 11.5.20

Week beginning - 4.5.20


Hello Year 1

I hope you've all had another lovely week and are managing to keep yourselves and your families safe and well. 

Well done to everyone who has managed to get on and complete their tasks on the Studyladder website, you are all doing brilliantly with this!  Also, a big thank you if you have sent in a photo of what you have been doing at home.  We miss you all and just love to see what you've been getting up to!

I've (Mrs Weir) been celebrating my birthday recently and was very lucky to receive some beautiful cards and gifts which you can see below.  I know lots of you have also had your birthday (or will do soon) whilst we've been off and we wish you all a happy birthday. 

Another person, who you might have seen recently in the news, has just celebrated their 100th birthday!  His name is Captain Tom Moore (although he's just been made a Colonel).  He is now famous for raising over 30 million pounds for NHS charities by walking 100 laps of his garden.  However, he used to be in the British Army and served during the second world war.  This week, on Friday 8th May, is another special anniversary as it will be 75 years since the end of the war.  We call this VE Day (Victory in Europe) and all of this week's challenges are to do with this important event.  Can you complete them all?


Keep smiling and have a super week!

Year One team smiley

Weekly 10 Challenges - 11.5.20


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This shows some of the commemoration events that took place on the 70th anniversary of VE Day in 2015

Don't forget to send in your pictures to


Week beginning 27.4.20

Hello Year 1

We hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely weather.

Year 1 Weekly 10 Challenges - 27.4.20



Do you remember that we were looking at materials, their properties and uses in science before we finished school? I have taken some pictures of objects (things that can be seen and touched) that you might find in your home. See if you can name the object, the material (what an object is made from) and give a reason why that material was used. 

Well done to all of you who are managing to complete the work we set for you on Study Ladder. We hope that you are enjoying the activities and remember, just do your best.

Please keep visiting the other websites that you have access to, such as Numbots, Spelling Shed and Purple Mash.

There are some more ideas on the Weekly 10 Challenges for you to try. Also, remember your daily exercise!

Please Keep in touch and send us an email to let us know how you are getting on.


Have a great week.

Mrs Lancaster, Mrs Douglass, Mrs Weir and Miss Chandler

22.4.20 5 Mindfulness Exercises for Kids 🌟😊

Here are 5 easy and practical mindfulness techniques kids from the age of 5+ can use to self-regulate, calm down, tune into their listening and sharpen conce...

Week Beginning - 20.4.20

Hello Year 1

I hope you've all had a lovely Easter with your family and you're all keeping safe and well.  

It's been great to finally have some sunshine and I've really enjoyed noticing lots of signs that spring is here when I've been on my daily walk.  Have a look at my photos and see if you can spot them too!  I also took photos of some of the interesting human (man-made) and physical (natural) features in my local area.  Can you remember learning about those in our geography lessons?  Why not tell someone in your family all about them? Or even better, point out the ones you see when you go for your own walk!

Have you managed to complete the activities in your folders that we sent home?  

We've now set up some activities for you to complete each day on the Studyladder website.  Please try your best with them and don't forget that you can also visit the other websites that you have logins for e.g. Numbots, Purple Mash and Spelling Shed.

If you would like some more ideas for things to do then try the 10 challenges below or scroll down the page for other suggestions.


Don't forget to keep in touch and send an email to let us know how you're getting on.  

I hope you all have a great week!

Mrs Weir

Weekly 10 Challenges - 20.4.20

PhunkyFoods are releasing home learning packs  EVERY WEEK to print or to use as inspiration.

Each pack contains:

  • W fun, theme based worksheet focused on healthy eating
  • A delicious PhunkyFoods recipe that is simple and healthy
  • Phunky15 excerises to get moving
  • A mindfulness activity to relax


Week 2 home learning pack is available to download below (week 1 was Easter themed). The packs in the weeks to come will be available to download from their website:


Enjoy smiley

KS1 Phunkyfoods Home Learning Pack Week 2


School supported websites:

15.4.20 Kindness by The Juicebox Jukebox - Be Kind Kids Song Childrens Music New Random Acts Week Day 2020

Let's celebrate Kindness! Sing and dance with The Juicebox Jukebox new song "Kindness" featuring an all star cast of adorable kids who know what it means to ...

Can you dance and sing along to the video above? Can your special grown ups help you make a 'Kindness' picture collage? Please send it to us, we would love to see it!

Kindness makes the world go round!

Can you draw us a picture showing Kindness?

The Kindness Book | Read Aloud by 5 year old | Kindergarten Stories

No matter what other people choose to do, you can always choose to be kind -- and what a wonderful thing to be! Today's parents and teachers are looking for ...

Easter Holidays

PSHE Challenge

Are you missing your friends?


Can you draw a picture of your school friends. Why not display this on the wall and say hello every morning?


Please send us some pictures to we would love to see how you are getting on!


Take care everyone!

Miss Wilson 

We hope you are all keeping well during these very challenging times.  We are really missing spending time with our fantastic children and are trying to stay positive that we will be back in school soon.

In the meantime we will be updating this page to provide some home learning resources and activities for the children to keep busy with.  There are also lots of free online resources to explore in the section below.

We would love to see how you've all been getting on, please keep in touch by email to:

Stay safe and look after each other.

Year One team 

Here are a few more fun things to do! 

We're all going to the zoo tomorrow...