Friday 15th January

To all the children in Class one,

We want to say a big Well Done!

Each one of you is working hard, both in school and at home.

You clearly are all superstars and WOW, our minds are blown!

You have all worked so hard this week we want to give you a bit of a break now it is Friday. Have a go at the Phonics, Reading and Maths tasks then the rest of the activities are optional. This afternoon we want you to relax, snuggle up on the sofa and watch your favourite film! You have deserved a treat!

Today’s tasks:

  • Phonics
  • Reading
  • Maths

These tasks are optional:

  • English
  • Fun Friday Activities
  • Storytime!

Now chill out and watch your favourite film!


Have a go at this game on Phonics Bloom. Read the question and answer yes or no to let the penguin cross the bridge.

Remember to use your phonic sounds to help you read the questions!


We have assigned a book for you to read on epic!

Once you have read it there is a quiz to complete at the end of it.


You have all been doing a great job in Maths this week, so today we would like you to play a board game. Lots of board games help you to develop your counting skills. As we have been looking at numbers to 100, Snakes and Ladders might be a good one to choose. If you do not have this game, you could make your own snakes and ladders and stick them onto the 100 square with a bit of Sellotape. It’s always good to have a big snake that goes right from the top back down to the bottom!!

English (Optional)

Pobble writing

Just like we do in school on a Friday, you can have a go at doing some independent writing using a picture stimulus.

This is an independent task so the children can get on with it on their own and you can see what they can do!

You can choose which picture you want to write about then choose to write a story, a letter, a postcard, an information text or a set of instructions about it! Remember to write in clear sentences and add lots of detail with some super vocabulary.

Fun Friday Task (Optional)

Spell your name through exercises!

Use the different activities for each letter to spell out your name!

Story time! (Optional)

We thought you might like to hear a story to finish off your week!

Thursday 14th January

Another amazing day of learning yesterday Class 1, you make us so proud!

Sebby’s film trailer:

Today’s tasks:

  • Phonics
  • Handwriting
  • English
  • Maths
  • Computing
  • PE


Tricky words!

Watch this video to help you practice some of your tricky words.

The first time you watch it keep the sound on and see if you can say the word before they do, then watch it again with the sound off and see how many you get right!


Pick 5 of the tricky words from the video.

Write each word out 3 times, as neat as you can.

Now put each word into a sentence and write it out making sure you form each letter correctly and use finger spaces!


Taking Flight.

The little boy experiences lots of different feelings and emotions through this film / story.

Today I want you to draw / make a feelings graph to show the how boy’s feelings change throughout the story.

Think about what happens to the boy through the story, how that makes him feel then how those feelings change.

Keep pausing the film as you watch it to record the changes in his feelings.

Here are a few examples and templates you could use to give you an idea.


Counting/Practical – Based on what I am seeing in school and feedback, it would appear that although the children are confident at counting in tens they are finding it hard to switch between tens and ones.

Today I would like you to continue to practise using the 100 square and the base 10 equipment to count up to a number.

Moving from tens to ones

You may want to spend some time helping your child to go from the tens number to the next number and helping them to recognise where they are on the 100 square.

20 – 21 or 30 – 31 or 50 – 51

Counting to 25

You could use 2 different colour objects to cover the tens and ones as you count.

When counting 10, 20 cover the numbers with a blue counter. When counting 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 cover the number with a red counter. This will help your child to see the switch from counting in tens to counting in ones.

Encourage them to recognise that when you count in tens you move down the 100 square and when you count in ones you move across.

Write the numbers

If you child mistakenly counts 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 because they do not change to counting in ones, ask them to write the numbers as the place each block.

If they write 30 when you they get to 21, ask them to make 30 using just the ten rods. Look at the difference between the 3 tens (30) and 21. Hopefully they should begin to recognise their mistake.

Thank you for a great idea!

Why not make your own abacus. Put your tens on one stick and your ones on another to make a number.

Roll a dice to decide how many Cheerios to add to the tens and then the ones.

It looks like the number 24 (10, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24) has been made so far. What number will it be when another ten is added?

Task – I would like you to show me these numbers in as many different ways as you can.

15 23 32 46

We have used tens grids, a 100 square and base 10 equipment this week, but there are lots of other ways to show numbers. I look forward to seeing all your ideas on Seesaw or through the Class 1 email.


Last week we looked at ordering instructions and using code to tell a computer what to do. Many of you had a try at the activity on Purple Mash and were able to get your fish to move up, down, left and right. Some of you even managed to get your fish to move ‘when clicked’.

When you write a code, it is easy to make mistakes. The steps might be in the wrong order, a step might be missing or it might need more detail. These mistakes are called Bugs.

Watch the clip from BBC bitesize to find out more.

BBC Bitesize –

Can you spot the bugs in these codes and write the correct ones?

Freddy is designing toy traffic lights. He programs a car to stop when the lights are red and go when the lights are green.


If red, Go.

If green, Go

Sam is writing a program for a washing machine. He needs it to wash, then rinse and then spin the clothes.





Now have a go at the Coding activity in your 2DOs on Purple Mash. Click on the videos as they will help you as you go along.

I have also added a paper coding activity below.

Help the pirate find his treasures by writing the correct code.


This term in school we would have been starting to learn some basic gymnastic skills

We are going to start with some basic balances.

Join in with this video:

Can you create some of your own balances now?

How long can you hold them for without wobbling?

Can you think of different balances on different parts of your body?

Send some pictures and videos of all your balances!

Keeping fit and healthy

I know lots of you are going for walks, bike rides and scooter rides, getting lots of fresh air but here are a couple more fun active ideas for you if you want to keep active throughout the week:

Joe Wicks is delivering live PE lessons on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 9am, these are available to do at a later date too from his YouTube channel…

Cosmic kids yoga is another fun one to do with lots of different themes to choose from….

Wednesday 13th January

I can’t tell you all enough how proud I am of you and how impressed I am with all the work and activities you are completing! It makes me smile when I see how hard you are working and how much you seem to be enjoying doing it all!
Give yourselves a big pat on the back and your mums and dads too!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Today’s tasks!

  • Phonics
  • English
  • Maths
  • Art
  • Wellbeing


I have set a 2do on Purplemash today for you to practice your a-e, e-e and i-e split digraphs


Watch the full story:

Were your predictions of what happened in the story correct?

Did you like this story?

If this story was a book it would have a blurb or if it was a longer film it would have a film trailer or advert.

Can you give a ‘snapshot’ of the story without giving the whole story away?

You could film this like a film trailer or write it like a blurb for the back of the book. Remember to give a summary and to interest the reader or viewer but leave them wanting more!

Blurb Examples | Teaching Resources


Counting – Practise counting in 10s using any of the activities from yesterday.

Next you will need your 100 square. If you have not collected yours from school yet, please use the one below on screen or download the one from yesterday.

Today we are going to practise finding numbers on a hundred square, then counting up to check we have found the correct one.

So if I say the number 25, you would circle or place an object on the number you think, then count up the tens and along the ones to check you have the correct one.

10, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25.

For the number 42 you would count 10, 20, 30, 40, 41, 42.

Repeat with different numbers. Talk about how they were able to find the number.

They know it comes after 20. They recognise it is in the row where the numbers with 2 tens are (excluding 10s numbers). They know it is in the column where all the numbers have 5 ones. They know it is closer to 1 than 100 so look nearer the top.

Practical – We are going to practise making numbers using our base 10 equipment.

Other options!

Don’t worry if you have not got your Maths pack yet. You can use all sorts of things for the tens rods and ones.

Spaghetti (10) and raisins (1)

French fries (10) and frozen peas (1) You may need to work quickly!!

Sticks (10) and stones (1)

or you could build them from Lego or make them from paper.

If I wanted to make 43, I would need 4 tens rods and 3 ones. Encourage your child to count in tens and then ones as they place their equipment down.

10, 20, 30, 40, 41, 42, 43

Repeat with different numbers.

You can up the challenge of the task by asking questions like:

Make me a number bigger than 30.

If I added 10 more, how many would I have now?

Make me a number smaller than 50 that has 3 ones.

Make me a number between 30 and 40. How many tens would I need?

Task – Use the tens rods and ones to help answer the questions on the worksheet below. You can print the worksheet or display on screen and talk through the answers with your child. Do not feel you have to copy out the worksheet. A comment through Seesaw is enough to explain how your child is getting along.


This is Christopher Corr’s Joy Alphabet

I want you to create the letter of your name in this style!

You could use paint, coloured pencils or collage using different colours and textures of paper stuck down.

Be creative and adventurous with colours, shapes and styles!

If you want more of a challenge you could do your whole name in the style of Christopher Corr’s Joy Alphabet letters.

I can’t wait to see them!

Here is mine,

Well being Wednesday!

I though I would share a story with you, I’m special, I’m me! by Ann Meek and Sarah Massini.

Excuse my assistant who wanted to help me!

It is really important to remember that even though we are all different we are special and being different is what helps to make us special.

I want you to think about the things that make you special!

Alfie told me the things that make him special and I wrote the, down for him. You can record yours in a similar way or take a video or be creative and think of a fun way to do it!

Tuesday 12th January

You all had a fabulous start to the week yesterday, really proud of you all!

Today’s tasks.


Don’t worry about printing, just write the words down, 1-12.

e.g. 1. snake


Look at the picture below with the boy climbing shelves in the garage.

What feelings do you get from the garage?

Is it creepy/ dusty and old/ exciting etc?

What can you see on the shelves?

What kind of things do you think might be inside the boxes in Grandpa’s garage?

Try to use descriptive language and lots of adjectives.

There are boxes with ‘photographs’ and ‘memories’ written on them – what could the things inside show?

What could the trophies be for?

·Look at the shelf you can see in the garage. Can you think of some descriptive sentences to describe where things are what they are:

E.g. ‘On the dusty shelf, there are piles of old newspapers’ Have a go with other objects that you can see.

Try and make them as descriptive and interesting as possible!


Well done everyone for all your work yesterday. We all work at different levels, so please help your child to access the work according to their ability. Again on Purple Mash you will find a talking book which will allow you to access the counting part of the lesson in a more interactive way.

Apologises Class 1 my voice recording has an echo on and it is not working properly. I will try again in the morning and send a message through Seesaw as soon as I am successful.

Counting – Practise counting forwards and backwards from any number to 50. When using larger numbers you may wish to still give your child a few numbers to help them sequence. For example, if you want them to count on from 35 start by saying 33, 34, 35,… before going straight to ‘Count forward from 35.’ Counting backwards is also more difficult and may need a lead in. If you have managed to collect your 100 square from school, see if your child can point to the corresponding numbers as they count.

Next practise counting in tens. You can do it in lots of different ways, such as

1) Just counting in 10s to 100.

2) Touch the corresponding 10s number on the 100 square/number line as you count.

3) Play Ping Pong – You say 10, your child says 20, you say 30, your child says 40 etc.

4) Roll a dice. If you roll a six, then count up 6 lots of 10 – 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60.

5) Challenge 100. The aim is to get to 100 in 3 rolls of the dice or less.

1st roll – 4 (10, 20, 30, 40) 2nd roll – 2 (50, 60) 3rd roll – 3 (70, 80, 90) No I didn’t make it this time – How many more would I need to roll?

Practical – Have up to 50 objects (Pasta, Cheerios, small toys..) ready.

Today I would like you to look at counting and recording larger numbers by grouping objects into groups of 10 and counting on. For example,

How many do I have?

Place the objects on the tens frames. Remember don’t count each object.


10 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Some children may count

10 20 27

as they recognise the 7 image straight away.

Encourage your child to see that they have

2 tens and 7 ones

so 27 = 2 tens and 7 ones

If you don’t have tens grids then another way is to make piles of ten objects. Count your piles in 10s and then carry on counting in ones any leftover objects that don’t make a pile of 10.

Grab a handful of objects.

Can you estimate how many there are?

Use your tens grids, or piles of 10, to help you count how many objects you have. How close were you to your estimate?

Keep practising with different amounts of objects. If your child finds it challenging keep your amount of objects below 20. Remember to encourage your child to see how many tens and ones they have.

Task – Practise counting and recording larger numbers by grouping objects into groups of 10 and counting on to answer the questions. I recognise that some children are finding it difficult to record on Seesaw so I have just done a PDF worksheet for you to print or display on screen and talk through the answers with your child.


All the things that surround us are made from different materials.

Get your thinking cap on!

How many materials can you name?

I wonder how many you managed to come up with? Have a look at the picture below. The objects are made from different materials. What do you think they are made from?

We use a wide range of different materials daily; these might include:

  • metal
  • plastic
  • wood
  • glass
  • ceramics
  • fabric
  • rubber

Choose a material that you know. Go on a hunt around your house. How many things can you find made from that material? If you know lots of different materials you could try and find an object made from each type.

Take photographs or draw the things that you find and add labels to show what they are and what they are made from.

Monday 11th January

I want to start by saying a big well done to you all! You have all had a brilliant start to your home learning. I can see how hard you have all been working and sharing it all on Seesaw. Let’s have another great week this week and remember to keep having fun!

If you don’t remember your log on for epic reading I can resend it via email.

Here is a snapshot of Friday’s fantastic work!

Today’s tasks!!


Split digraph.

Write out these sentences and fill in the correct missing word using the selection given.

Practice reading the sentences.


I have set a 2do on Purplemash to practice spelling some compound words, 2 words that go together to make a new word e.g. football and farmyard

You will also get a spelling booklet with your maths pack, you can work on this over the next few weeks and move through it as quickly or slowly as you need to. If you need more practice of words with a specific sound then do this before moving on!


We are going to start some new work today which will take us over the next 2 weeks

The pictures below are all from a story.

The pictures from the story have got a bit jumbled up. Can you put them in the order you think they might go in to tell a story?

Who are the characters in the story?

You can choose now whether you:

  1. Have a go at writing what you think the story is or
  2. Write a sentence to go with each picture describing what you think is happening

Don’t worry about having the pictures printed out, I have assigned this activity on Seesaw so you can number the photographs directly on to the given template or just write a little note for each one to help you remember, e.g. Sitting, photograph, shelves, park as you order them.

Extra activity for this week!

I thought this was a fun activity you could try at some point this week.

Make a hot air balloon!


On Purple Mash, in your 2DOs, you will find a talking book which will allow you to access the counting part of the lesson in a more interactive way.

On the interactive lesson I am going to keep between 1-20 today until you get your 100 square, but you can use bigger numbers if you are more confident.

Counting – Practise counting forwards and backwards from any number to 20. It is easier if the children are given a few numbers to help them sequence before giving them just 1. For example, if you want them to count on from 15 start by saying 13, 14, 15,… before going straight to ‘Count on from 15?’

When you only get 1 number it can be a little trickier, but we can do things to help us out. If I didn’t know what number came after 12, I could start counting from 1 to help me out. However you can do it in a quicker way. Now I know you can all count to 10, so instead of starting from 1 we can start by counting from 10. 

10, 11, 12, 13.

What numbers come after 15 18 14? Practise counting up from 10 to help you work out the answer or to check if you were right.

Practical – Have 20 objects (Pasta, Cheerios, small toys..) ready. Grab a handful to make a pile of objects. Try to have an amount between 10 – 20.

Can you estimate how many there are?

Place the objects in a ten frame to help count the objects. Encourage your child to start counting from 10 rather than count each individual object once they are in the frame.

Have several turns using different amounts of objects.

Task – Practise counting on from 10 to answer the questions. I have put the task as an activity on Seesaw but you can also download the activity below.


Historians ask all kinds of questions to help them learn more about the past. They look at different artefacts and talk to lots of different people.

Our history unit this term is ‘The history of flight’. I would like you to think about what you would like to find out more about or tell us what you know already.

I know that some people used to make wings and flap their arms to try and fly, but I wonder if anyone managed to get off the ground for more than a minute?

Here are a few more photographs to help you with ideas. Please continue to share your work/ideas through Seesaw or the Class 1 email.

Friday 8th January

Wow! What a super day you had yesterday! Well done on all your hard work, below is a snapshot of what you got up to!

You wrote some fantastic instructions for building different models! Have a go at following someone else’s instructions to build something new.

Friday’s tasks!


Practice your a-e split digraphs using this game:

Click on each letter in order to make the words listed on the left hand side.


If I could fly….

What do you think it would be like if you could fly?

Today I want you to do some writing for me starting with, If I could fly…….

Think about some of these questions to help add lots of detail to your work:

How would you fly? Would you have wings or a flying machine?

What would it feel like?

Where would you go and what would you see?

Remember to write in clear sentences, use finger spaces and add lots of detail! I can’t wait to read them.

After you have done your writing, can you draw a picture to go with it? It could be of you in your wings or your flying machine or what you see when you are flying!

Story time!

Here is a story for you to enjoy!


Today we are going to be looking at quarter, half and three quarter turns. I will give you a few ideas to get you started, but as usual you can always come up with your own activities too.

When we turn we can turn clockwise, which is the same way a clock hand moves, or anti-clockwise. If you put an object in front of you and turn it clockwise you will turn it to your right.

Get an object and practise turning it quarter, half and three quarter turns clockwise.

You can stand still and a family member can tell you to turn quarter, half and three quarter turn clockwise too.

You can also draw or cut out 2 of the same images and practise sticking them down according to the turn you are given like the image below.

On Seesaw I have also set you a simple task. It is the first time I have had a go at this, as I am learning just like you, so fingers crossed it all works ok!! (Mrs Plant)


In Music we like to listen to different songs to appraise them. Choose one of your favourite songs and answer the following questions.

Why do you like the song?

What instruments can you hear?

What is the style of music? – rap, blues, pop, gospel etc.

How is the song put together? Does it have a chorus? Does it have an instrumental?

Now have a go at creating your own piece of music using 2Beat on Purple Mash. Click on 8.1.2021 My Music in your 2DOs. I look forward to hearing what you create.

Thursday 7th January

Wow! Class 1, what a great start to your home learning! Here are some of the things you did yesterday!

Celebrating With Our Clients
An amazing start to our work on the artist Christopher Corr
I really enjoyed reading your letters about what you did over Christmas.


Today we are going to look at the split digraph a-e

Watch this video and read the words, if you want to challenge yourself more, turn the sound off and do it by yourself!

Now you know lots of a-e sounds, I want you to pick 5 of these sounds and put them into a sentence. Remember to start with a capital letter and end with a full stop!

Have a go at this game on phonics bloom. Start with a-e words then you could challenge yourself with other split digraph sounds.


This sentence is very clever as it includes every letter from the alphabet.

Why don’t you check and see if it does? Write out the sentence then slowly say the alphabet, as you get to each letter, cross it out in the sentence. Is every letter in the alphabet in the sentence?

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Now I want you to do some handwriting practice with this sentence. Write it out as many times as you need to as neatly as you can, forming every letter correctly!

The Quick Brown Fox #2

Lego fun!

I know how many of you love Lego and building and creating so many wonderful things so I thought you might like to watch this:

Now I want you to have a go at building something using lego or duplo or any other sorts of building toys you have!

Don’t worry if you don’t have lego, just make something with what you have or even draw a picture step by step.

As you are building it I want you to take your time and think about each step you are doing.

Write each step down as you build as if you were giving someone else the instructions to make your model. Think about the Maths you did yesterday using positional language.

You could take a photo of each step as you go to help remind yourself of each step.

DIY Lego Instructions - Home - Homegrown Learners | Lego instructions, Lego  instruction books, Lego craft
Building Bricks Useful Instruction Words Mat (teacher made)

Once you have completed your instructions I will share them on here so we can have a go at making each other’s!

I started writing my instructions for making a lego house but I haven’t finished them yet!

As an extra challenge, can you help me finish my instructions to build the house?

Watch this video to help you!

Here is a 30 day lego challenge that might be fun for you to do over the next few weeks:

Image preview


We can use the words forwards, backwards, left and right to give instructions to make something or someone move. Can you think of an activity to help you practise using/following these instructions?

Below are a couple of ideas to get you started.

Draw/print your own grid and practise writing/following instructions to get to different places.

You could even create your own 3D grid.

Can you get to the beach without getting caught by the alien?

Make an obstacle course. Can you guide someone around it?


This term we would be looking at coding. Click on the link below to watch a video to introduce coding.

You use code to tell a computer what to do. Before you write code you need an algorithm.

An algorithm is a list of rules to follow in order to solve a problem.

Algorithms need to have their steps in the right order. Think about an algorithm for getting dressed in the morning. What if you put on your coat before your jumper? Your jumper would be on top of your coat and that would be silly! When you write an algorithm the order of the instructions is very important.

Watch the video below to find out more.

Here are my steps for running a bath.

Put the plug in.

Turn the mixer tap on.

Fill the bath to half way.

Turn the mixer tap off.

Get in.

Copy out the steps onto separate pieces of paper. Can you put them in the correct order again? Put them in the wrong order and discuss what would happen? Take a step away. What would happen? Do you think I have included all the steps?

Now have a go at the Coding activity in your 2DOs on Purple Mash. Click on the videos as they will help you as you go along.

Wednesday 6th January


We would love to hear all about your Christmas!

Write us a letter telling us about your Christmas.

Think about:

What you did,

What presents you got,

What you ate,

Who you were with,

Where did you go,

What your naughty elves got up to!

We can’t wait to read about everything you did and all your new presents! Remember to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.


This term we are looking at the Artist Christopher Corr. We will be exploring his work and his use of bold bright colours.

Have a look at some of his pictures on the different pages of his website:

Which is your favourite image and why?

What is the picture of? What is happening?

What makes the picture stand out to you?

Is there anything you don’t like about it?

How do you think this picture was created? Was it painted, drawn or collaged?

Now have a go at recreating your favourite image. You could draw it or paint it just remember to use bright colours!


From next week we will begin a more structured sequence of Mathematics activities. These will include daily counting, practical activities and recorded written work. For this we have made a home learning resource pack for each child. This includes a 100 square, number lines, number fans, base 10 equipment and dice. We will contact you tomorrow with arrangements for collection.

This week we will be focusing on positional language activities as it will help with Coding in Computing.

So today we would like to start you off with this image to spark your mathematical imagination.

Can you come up with an activity to help you practise describing where things are?

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Hide and seek – Choose an object from your house to hide. Finder tells the hider where they must hide it. – ‘Can you hide it under something?’ Give the finder clues using positional language if needed.

Can you find it? – Create/draw your own find it picture. Describe where the objects are found.

Position Map – Create your own map to include several objects. Can you position them in, on, next to, under, behind, in front of or between other objects? You might do a map to space and have an alien on the moon and a rocket behind a shooting star.

Where am I? – Build a structure from objects/construction toys. Use a smaller object to practise positioning it based on instructions given by another member of the family.

‘Put the Lego figure on the bridge.’

Welcome back Class 1!

Unfortunately we aren’t welcoming you back into the classroom like we would like to but we are ready for a new term of learning which will hopefully be just as fun as last term.

Daily activities will be uploaded on here for you to complete. You can complete tasks in your homework book, or take photographs or videos and upload what you have done to your Seesaw account.

Please remember what we have learnt about Internet safety and make sure you stay safe online.

This term our theme will be Up, up and away!

We would love to know what you would like to learn or find out about during this theme.

Have a think and either write it down or record yourself and upload it to your Seesaw account.

Getting to know you!!

Good morning everyone – it’s Mrs Plant. I was really excited to return to Brandesburton Primary and get to meet you all.

Unfortunately you are not in school, but I was hoping that you could share something that helps me to find out a little more about you.

You could:

* Take a photograph of you doing something you enjoy – building a lego model, baking, drawing etc.

* Draw a picture of yourself and/or write a few sentences to tell me something about yourself. (See your 2DOs if you would like to do it on Purple Mash)