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The time We Spring Cleaned the World

A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children. Illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.

Time Capsule activity booklet

Friday 17th July.

Happy holidays and well done for all the hard work you have done at home. Fancy finishing with a Friday Maths Quiz?

Tuesday 14th July

A cross-curricular mini project on Dragons!

Monday 13th July

Maths: Telling, writing and comparing TIME.

Friday 10th July 

Get ready for Year Two !

Tuesday 7th July.

A cross-curricular mini project on 'Garden Visitors'.

Monday 6th July

Maths: Fractions.

Find a half and a quarter.

Friday 3rd July

English; simple sentences.

Tuesday 30th June

A cross-curricular mini project on SUPERHEROES!

Today is the feast of St Peter and St Paul. 29/6/20

Maths; week beginning Monday 29th June

Friday  26th June

The Book of Butterflies. Watch the short film clip and then complete the activities below.

Leunig - Book of Butterflies

National Sports Week letter (beginning on Monday 22nd June).

Maths: week beginning Monday 22nd June.

Friday 19th June

English: Watch the short film below, called 'A Cloudy Lesson'. Use this guide for questioning and discussion.

A Cloudy Lesson

Now that you have watched the film, what do you think the man and boy are saying? Draw a picture of your favourite part of the film and add speech bubbles , showing what you think they might be saying to one another.

Fancy a challenge? Can you design your own cloud wands?

Draw your own wand shapes for the clouds you would like to make and try to sketch the cloud to match each one.

Have fun!!

Maths: week beginning Monday 15th June.

Thursday 11th June 2020

To follow on from 'World Oceans Day'...

Go under the sea and explore, using your skills in Maths, phonics, geography and so much more! How many of the activities can you complete?

Click the link below:


If you have trouble  accessing the links in the interactive document above, I have put some of them here:

Thursday 11th June 2020.

Tricky words board games. Can you read and remember them all?

Monday 8th June. Talk for Writing: Brian Bear's Picnic!

Monday 8th June is WORLD OCEANS DAY!

Have a go at some of these activities:

Fancy an extra challenge? Complete this 'World Oceans Day' acrostic poem, you might need some help with this one!

When you have finished, draw a picture of your favourite word (or line or animal in the ocean) take a photograph of your poem and your drawing, then send them to me on Dojo. I would LOVE to see them!

Thursday 4th June

Tomorrow, the 5th of June, is 'World Environment Day'.

Think of 5 ways you could help our world. Complete the sheet below on how you can help and send me your ideas on Dojo, I'd love to see them!

Thursday 4th June.

Click on the link below to explore minibeasts. There are lots of activities here, across different subjects, with a minibeast theme.

Thursday 28th May 2020

Watch the short film: 'Once in a Lifetime'.

Complete the activity booklet below.

Once in a Lifetime

Thursday 28th May. White Rose Maths.

(An alternative week 6)

Pentecost Sunday

(Sunday 31st May 2020)

Receive and welcome the Holy Spirit. 

Thursday 21st May: Watch the short film about the clocktower...

Afterwards, have a go at some of the activities beneath.

The Clocktower

Monday 18th May. Talk for Writing: Sayeeda the Pirate Princess

A reminder ... Borrowbox

Learn to 'finger spell' ... have fun!

Thursday 14th May

Watch the short film about the caterpillar and his shoes!


Afterwards, could you design some insect shoes of your own? 

How about a mini-beast hunt? You could sketch what you find...

See more activities below and have fun!

Caterpillar Shoes

Time to get active and have fun with UEFA PLAYMAKERS..

English; week beginning 11th May: choose the correct word to describe the location of animals... (prepositions)

For week beginning 11th May: Exciting Science... sink or swim?

Some fun drawing - roll a dice to create a creature


VE Day: Morse Code challenge!

English. Tuesday 5th May.

Develop vocabulary through phonics!

The 'Small Town Superheroes' have urgent missions for you; from sequencing sentences to perfecting punctuation. Can you help? Click the link below.


White Rose Maths.

For the week beginning: Monday 4th May.


Year 1.  Summer term, week 3.

A week's lessons and activities. Click the link below:

Maths on The Move! Active me at home.

Fun maths activities to get you moving... counting steps; windows and doors in your home; handles and body parts! There's a traffic light game and many more...

Just click on the link below and go to year 1/year 2 ...


BBC Bitesize Geography.

Join the Pirate Bunnies on their world adventures in this fun game!

Click the link below!

Science. Fun with ICE!

Year 1 Talk for Writing. Pippety Skycap; a tale of mischief.

Some 'egg-citing' science fun at home!

Maths on White Rose:(Beginning Monday 27th April)

Week 2, Summer term.

Finding half and a quarter, some problem solving and a Friday challenge!

Click the link below.

English on BBC Bitesize daily lessons

Reading lesson (Friday 24th April).

Daisy and the Trouble with Life by Kes Gray.

A chance to listen to a new story; sequence the events and predict what might happen next.

Click the link below.

Letters and Sounds for home and School approved and funded by the Department of Education.

Open the letter below. Then click on the link which will take you to the lessons on You Tube. There is a handy guide to the lessons; an introduction to Year One lessons; lessons begin properly on Monday 27th April.


Sophies's stories: Stay home Superheroes

Have you heard of Captain Tom Moore? He raised £18 million by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.There are many people of a similar age to Captain Tom in our own community who are missing their families and friends. Do you think you could send a drawing or letter to them? It would make their day! Click on the link below.

Year 1, Talk for Writing. Sidney Spider

White Rose Maths:

click on Year One (home learning)


Have a look at each week's resources. Each day, there is a powerpoint to watch and an activity to go with it. Week 1 focuses on Mass, Capacity and Volume. Have fun!


Twinkl home learning- just some ideas to support you!

Get healthy and active!

Apps with fun games to help with learning at home!

Welcome to Year One Class!


Welcome to the Year One page of our website.

The Year One team consists of Mrs Dagens, Mrs Jones, Mrs Harrison, and Mrs Duffy (and the children of course!).

On a typical day, we start with guided reading.  While one group reads with Mrs Dagens/Mrs Jones, another will read with Mrs Harrison and the rest of the class work independently on a range of phonics, handwriting or reading activities.  After that, we take an English lesson, where we explore different stories, texts and poetry and try our own hand at writing. It can be a lot of fun!

During break time, we have a good chance to run around, play with our friends and have a drink and a snack - very important if we want to concentrate during lesson time.

After break, we focus on our mathematics skills, such as counting and recognising number facts. Then, before lunch, we have our Letters and Sounds session where we use our phonics skills. It's very important to know the building blocks of English if we are going to become excellent readers and writers!

For lunch, we sit with our friends and either enjoy the food prepared by the lunchtime staff or our own packed lunch. We also play out and make use of the school equipment.

After lunch, every day takes a different path, learning about Jesus through RE, art, history, science, PE and many other wonderful things.

At the end of the day, if there is time, we will do Show and Tell or listen to a story. We're pretty tired by then, so it's nice to see mums or dads and go home for our dinner.


Sound Mats

Here are the sound mats which are used by the children to support them with their spelling in class.



Phonic Screening Check words

Phonics Video (password 'strcps')

Children take daily phonics classes at St. Teresa's RC Primary School throughout the Foundation Stage and KS1. During this time they learn to recognise the letters and groups of letters (graphemes) that represent the different sounds in English (phonemes).

All the time, they learn to blend - or synthesise - the sounds that the letters make to read words (decoding) and write what they hear to spell (encoding).

This approach is proven to accelerate the process of learning to read, although must also be used in conjunction with other skills such as sight reading, reading for meaning and understanding English grammar.

This video can be used daily by your child. It mirrors part of the phonics lessons that they receive in school, in particular a game called 'Speedy Sounds' in which they are asked to quickly recognise and pronounce various graphemes.

The graphemes 'a-e', 'e-e', 'i-e', 'o-e' and 'u-e' represent the long vowel sounds in words such as 'make', 'bike' and 'dune' and are called 'split digraphs'.