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Wednesday 20th January 2021

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Message From Your Teachers...


Good Morning Year One. How are you all? Welcome to a brand new day of learning and what a fun day we have ahead of us! Today you will be having all your usual morning activities of Maths and English and then there is another History lesson on Nelson Mandela for you to complete. It is a very exciting day today as I have also added some brand new activity cards for Forest School which you may wish to try out this week and explore this week. This is on the Extra/ Challenge Section of the class page and it is not compulsory. However, it is a fantastic opportunity to get outside and I promise you will enjoy it! Again please ensure you post your work on the blog if possible. I so love seeing all your wonderful photos and messages everyday! Keep up the hard work children!smiley


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 wonderful Wednesday everyone!


Kind Regards,

Miss Murphy and Mrs Lynch


A quick message to ALL Year One parents:


The following text has been sent out to all of you today:


Please ensure that you are registering and putting your child's name on the Daily Register every day, EVEN If they are using a paper learning pack at home that you have collected from the office. I need everybody to do this so I can see who is learning at home each day. The register can be found on the Year One Class Page  and there is also a link below. Many Thanks




Basic Skills- Grammar


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.




Please join us and Father Gary at 10am today for Mass. Take the time to reflect on your week and your own personal relationship with God.

10.00 AM Mass 20th January - St Sebastian


Click on the image below to find your daily Phonics lesson. 


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


Positioning Numbers to 20 on a Line



Today we are learning all about question sentences. Read and go through the lesson PPT below and then read and complete the worksheet PDF. You need to write a question for each picture that you see. For a challenge see if you can write three question sentences that you have about the story Not Now Bernard.

Lesson PPT English Question Marks 20.1.2021

Question Marks Scaffold Writing Task Sheet

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 20.1.2021

History- Who was Nelson Mandela?


Watch the video below of the lesson. Then complete the questions/ sentences on the sheet document below.


History Question Sheet 20.1.2021

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

🐟 Kids Book Read Aloud: THE RAINBOW FISH by Marcus Pfister

.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

Welly Wednesdays

Forest School at Home



Over the last few days, Miss Mapother has very kindly been creating some Forest School Card Activities that you can all try at home. This is so those learning at home do not I feel like they are missing out and can get involved in similar home learning forest  activities. Below you can find a forest school card for this week with an activity on. I will be uploading a brand new one every week on Wednesdays. ENJOY! 




Design A Car Competition


Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Forward Thinking Birmingham are proud to announce a 12 month charity partnership with Mercedes (LSH Auto UK). They are kicking off the partnership by launching a design competition, working with children and young people in the Midlands of which some may be accessing support through our STICK team.


They want us, as a school, to invite our  students to create a Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle livery design on the theme of ‘positive futures’. The theme brings together the importance of supporting our children and young people to give them the best start in life and championing renewable energy for the positive future of our planet. Or to put it simply looking after our planet and ourselves.


The winning design will be wrapped onto a White Mercedes-Benz A Class A250e and will tour LSH Auto UK’s Mercedes-Benz dealerships across the Midlands, starting at Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham, before moving on to Mercedes-Benz of Erdington, Mercedes-Benz of Solihull and Mercedes-Benz of Tamworth before returning to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The winner will be invited to ‘unveil’ the car in the showroom (when it is safe to do so) and will receive some awesome Mercedes themed goodies as a prize.


The closing date for entries is Friday 29th January 2021 and a winner will be chosen by 12th February 2021. Find the attached document template below.


We look forward to receiving your entries and best of luck!



PE At Home Dance- Week 3

Birmingham Commonwealth Challenge


We all know you understand how important children's health is during the school's closure period- The Chief Medical Officer suggests that children participate in 60 minutes of moderate/ vigorous physical activity each day in order to maintain health. This challenge is a  a great way for families to stay active at home and you can even win prizes for yourselves and our school too . To help families stay on track during the Covid-19 UK lockdown, the website has created a free resource that links to the PE  curriculum and enables families to earn sports equipment for their primary school and Love2Shop vouchers for their family, by being active at home.


Here's how it works in 4 simple steps:


1) Download the free resources from the website; both interactive (online) and printable versions.


2) Do 15 minutes of Physical Activity with your child at home. Anything that elevates your child's heart rate through movement counts. We have included some great ideas of the types of activity you can do, on the leaflet.


3) Mark the relevant day on the Commonwealth Map.


4) Once completed, submit to to be in with a chance of winning sports equipment for your school and a Love2Shop voucher for you and your family.


Please click on the green link below to go to the Birmingham Commonwealth Challenge Official Website and find out more information.