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Monday 18th January 2021

Monday 18th January 2021

A Message From Your Teachers...


Good Morning Year One. How are you today? I hope you have all had a restful and relaxing weekend at home with your families and are excited for a brand new week of learning. Thankyou once again for your amazing work and posts last week- it was such a joy to see them all. We also had over half the class complete their Online Big Maths Tests and Spelling Test using j2blast which is fantastic news- well done everyone! Please continue to post your wonderful work on the blog this week and I will continue to respond to it as quickly as I can. Don't forget you can also upload your work onto j2files where I can see it, respond and give feedback.


For this week, we are learning about Numbers to 20 in Maths, focusing on comparing, ordering and finding different number patterns. For English we will be concentrating on the the second half of our story of Not Now Bernard, using different reading questions and grammar exercises to help us understand more about the text. I have also added a brand new story time to the class page for you to enjoy- every day I will upload a video of a different story that you can listen to at the end of the day to finish of your day of learning. Listening to stories is so important and enjoyable too! As it is Monday there is also a brand new Joe Wicks workout- make sure you join in to get your daily exercise at home. If you love your learning and fancy an extra challenge I have added some information at the bottom of the page about the Blue Peter Youtube Channel where you can do lots of fun activities, watch awesome videos and even earn badges- wow!

Remember, if at any time you have any queries about the home learning or if you need any support, please send me an email to the address below -


Have a fantastic Monday! laugh


Kind Regards,

Miss Murphy and Mrs Lynch




Basic Skills- Grammar


Liturgical Assembly- 18.1.2021


Today's we have a short video assembly based on yesterday's Gospel where John the Baptist calls Jesus the "Lamb of God". If you click on the link below it will take you straight to the video assembly and it only lasts five minutes. Enjoy!

Keeping Fit and Active




Can you complete the Joe Wicks Workout for Children this morning? Click on the picture of Joe above to begin!

Collective Worship


Please click on the picture below to go to the Collective Worship we are doing in class this week.





Then play a Phonics Games off the Phonics Games Website below. Click on the link to access the games and HAVE FUN!



Maths- Counting to 20 and Pictorial Representations Worksheet



We are now focusing on the second half of the book 'Not Now Bernard' which you can see below.


If you do not have the book at home to read please watch the video by clicking on the following link:


Answer the following inference and explanation questions today on the second half of our story:


1. Why didn't Bernard's person listen to the monster?


2. How do you think the monster felt and why?


3. Can you explain why the monster bit Dad?


4. What do you think the monster enjoyed doing much- watching television, reading the paper or playing with toys? Explain why.


5. Was it a real monster? Can you explain what you think might have happened?


6. How did the ending of the story make you feel?




Weekly Spellings to Practise Daily


You can also access your weekly spellings online using J2 blast which is on the BGFL App Launchpad. You can practise your spellings online here and play lots of fun games to help you learn them throughout the week! I have outlined some simple instructions below for how to find J2Blast and get practising your spellings!


Big Maths- Beat That and CLIC Tests


Please click on the PDF below and find the Beat That Test and CLIC Test with your name on. ( There should be 2 tests each.) Please print, practise and complete at home each day Monday- Thursday. You can then do your final online test on Friday morning.


Please do NOT do your online test until FRIDAY MORNING so I can then see the final test results for everyone after you have practised. Your online Big Maths test should be your final test score and should be done at the end of the week. (anyone who gets a full score for 2 weeks running will be moving up to the next level!)

Big Maths CLIC and Learn It Tests

Big Maths- Class PPT

Big Maths PPT 18.1.2021

RE- The Annunciation



Read the PPT document below and then write a recount of the annunciation, pretending that you were Mary and saw the angel. You will find in the PPT lesson the features that you need to include in your recount. Don't forget to also write about how you felt when you saw the angel- were you happy, confused, frightened?! 

RE PPT Lesson 18.1.2021

Daily Mile- Get Moving!




This is your daily reminder to have a break from your work and to keep healthy and active! You need your exercise so make sure you now run around your garden for 15 minutes or go on a 30 minute walk.

Online Work 


It is time for you to practise your online Maths and Reading Phonic Skills. You can either try and move up a level on Numbots or read some books or sound lessons on Active Learn, complete your Big Maths Tests online or try out some spelling games on j2blast.



Numbots helps children with their sums and with counting and recognising numbers. This is very Year One friendly and helps children to improve their Maths fluency and recall in addition and subtraction facts.



Active Learn  has access to thousands of online reading books to help the children practice their Phonic sounds and become fluent readers. The more books they read the quicker they will progress in their reading so you need to be using and accessing this website regularly.



Big Maths helps them to recall number facts quickly in their learn its test and practise their skills for their CLIC test on Friday.  



You can now access your weekly spellings online using J2 blast which is on the BGFL App Launchpad. Don't forget that you will have to sign into BGFL first and then access the j2blast through the app launchpad. You can practise your spellings online here and play lots of fun games to help you learn them throughout the week! 


The links to all pages are below.


Story Time


Every day I will be uploading a brand new 5 minute story for you to listen to to finish off your day of learning. Click on the youtube video below to watch our end of the day story for today. I hope you enjoy it!

Extra/ Challenge


Blue Peter Channel


Blue Peter have launched Blue Peter on YouTube  at CBBC  for entertainment for children outside of home-schooling hours now we’re in lockdown.


Blue Peter is the longest running kids TV show in the world and they are  uploading videos to it  regularly that are suitable for 5-11 year olds. They  have world record breaking challenges, arts and crafts, environmental videos, cooking and baking how tos, inspirational films, gaming, celebrity appearances, dance routines and music performances. They also explain and  feature ways of getting a Blue Peter badge, behind the scenes footage and extra content about our incredible presenters Adam, Lindsey, Mwaksy, Richie and Henry the Blue Peter dog.


You can subscribe to the channel using the following link - (it’s y completely free to subscribe!) and there is also a live programme on CBBC at 5.00pm every week, or on BBC iPlayer. ( don't forget to watch!)

PE Stay At Home- Dance ( Week 3)