Home packs are available to be collected from the school office from 9am Tuesday 5th January for any who would prefer printed resources. Please look below to find daily learning.

Week 8 Timetable

Good Morning Hummingbirds. Welcome to the last week of Online Learning!  

Attached below, you will find an 'Online Learning Timetable' for the week. It has ALL your learning in it for the week, including the links to the teaching videos that you must watch each day. We will attach any worksheets you need on SeeSaw

We will ask you to complete and upload some of your learning this week to SeeSaw. Then, I will be able to check your work and give you feedback. It has been great seeing all that you have done so far. 

Please continue to check our class page everyday for new messages. 

Everyday this week, there will be a Google Classroom meet at 9.10am along with a phonics lesson  and a extra lesson uploaded daily to SeeSaw.

Thank you for all of the amazing learning you have done so far this term. I can't wait to see you next week! 

Miss Good


File icon: pdf Year 1 Online Learning Timetable - Spring 1 Week 8.pdf [pdf 177KB] Click to download

Friday 29th January 2021

Good morning Hummingbirds class,

I am very excited to say that we will be seeing you all live on Monday at 9:10 in our google classroom meet! Please ensure that you have your google classroom login and are able to sign in today. If you are having any issue please contact the school through the main office via phone or email.

Here is a step by step guide to logging on:

Step One: Search Google Classroom on the internet, click the first link. 

Step Two: Type your username in along with @stmaryangels.co.uk -> your email will look similar to this -> mpik1213@stmaryangels.co.uk

Step Three: Click next and enter your password e.g. house48

Step Four: Click 'Agree' and Select 'Student' 

Step Five: You will have reached the class homepage 'Hummingbirds' 

If you need support with Google classroom please go through the powerpoint below or click on the Google classroom image to take you to a video explaining how to log in and more.

*We will still be using seesaw to post all of your child's work - google classroom will be used only for live video communication*

I can't wait to speak to you all on Monday. Have a great weekend,

Miss Good

File icon: pdf [579509]parentcarer-guide-to-google-classrooms.pdf [pdf 3MB] Click to download

Thursday 28th January 2021

Good morning Hummingbirds,

Have you ever wondered what an Artic winter is like? It's pretty dark and chilly and they only have a few minuets of day light everyday! If you would like to find out more then watch the CBBC newsround clip here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/55766369.

Thank you for all of you super work on Seesaw, I saw some brilliant tree and flower designs for our science!

Happy Learning!


Miss Good

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Good morning Hummingbirds!


You are making me such a proud teacher will all of the brilliant work that you have posted on Seesaw! Today I would like to set you a little challenge. I would like you to try and learn something new. You could learn how to say hello in another language, learning a new dance move or even learn to make a new tasty snack. 


Make sure you share all of your new skills with me on seesaw. Have  a brilliant day!


Miss Good


Tuesday 26th January 2021

Good morning!

It was brilliant seeing all of the lovely photos of you having lots of fun in the snow. Thank you for sharing them with me!

Today I thought I would share some happy news https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/50434875. It features some pandas and polar bears having lots of fun in the snow top.

Keep up all you amazing work and don't forget to check seesaw for todays lesson.


Have a great day,

Miss Good

Monday 25th January 2021


Happy Monday Hummingbird class!


I hope you all  had a lovely weekend. Did you enjoy the snow on Sunday? I would love to hear about all the fun you had this weekend on seesaw. Your timetable for the week is uploaded above so make sure you check out the lessons for this week and keep an eye out for your daily bonus lesson from myself, Miss Pike and Miss Percival!


Have a great day,


Miss Good

Friday 22nd January 2021

It's Friday! I hope you have had a fantastic week of learning.

I am a very proud teacher - well done to you all. 

I thought I would share with you some news about our planet - have a look here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51376710  and see what you think! 

Have a fantastic weekend, 

Miss Good.

Thursday 21st January 2021

Hello Year 1!

I hope you are all doing okay. Everyone at St Mary's is so proud of everything you are doing. Keep up the hard work - you are doing brilliantly!

Here is a joke to make you smile:
Q: Why did the man run around his bed? 
Because he was trying to catch up on his sleep!

Have a fantastic day,

Miss Good :)

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Hello Hummingbirds! How are you all today?

I hope you enjoy the joke in our picture today - it made me smile!

Have a look at today's happy news here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/50434875

It features a 15 foot snowman looks like, some happy dogs and one dog that's taken to cuddling cats! I hope you enjoy it :)

Miss Good.

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Good morning Hummingbirds!

I hope you and your families are well. It was so lovely to hear your fantastic responses to all of our lessons yesterday - well done :) Remember to always try your best and stay positive. It can be really hard sometimes but I think you are all doing an amazing job.

I hope you have a lovely Tuesday - don't forget to look for my morning message on Seesaw!

Miss Good :)

Monday 18th January 2021

Happy Monday Year 1! I hope you had a wonderful weekend with your families, even if the weather wasn't brilliant! 

I hope you are looking forward to another week of home learning - we will soon start our new topic in English :)

Don't forget - every day this week, I will post you a special morning message on SeeSaw. This week, I will also record a Phonics lesson for you to join in with every day! I hope you will enjoy it.

Have a great Monday,

Miss Good :)

Friday 15th January 2021

Happy Friday Year 1,

It’s the end of the week! We hope that you have had a great week of learning. It was great to see some of your faces on SeeSaw yesterday!

Today, why not try and join in with Joe Wicks’ PE lesson? Have a go using the link on our weekly timetable. 

Have a fantastic weekend. We can't wait to share more learning with you next week!

Miss Pike and Miss Good 


File icon: docx Year 1 Online Learning Timetable - Spring 1 Week 2.docx [docx 198KB] Click to download

Thursday 14th January 2021

Good morning, Year 1! 

How is your week going so far? We hope that it is going well! 

Today we are very excited to share a Story Time with you! We will be reading you one of our favourite Fairy Tales so make sure that you log on to SeeSaw to find it! 

We hope that you have the  most amazing day! 

Miss Good and Miss Pike 

File icon: docx Year 1 Online Learning Timetable - Spring 1 Week 2.docx [docx 198KB] Click to download

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Good morning Year 1! 

Did you know that this week is Universal Letter Writing Week? In the past people used to send letters if they wanted to contact other people. Today, people usually communicate in other ways such as through phones or computers. This week is to remind people what it means to send a letter. How do you feel if you get a letter? How do you feel sending a letter? Can you think of who you have sent a letter too recently? You can learn more about letters through this episode of Come Outside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZOAqqrW0GU.

Have a great day!

Miss Pike and Miss Good

File icon: docx Year 1 Online Learning Timetable - Spring 1 Week 2.docx [docx 198KB] Click to download

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Hi Year 1! 

Thank you again for sending all of your amazing work to us on SeeSaw. It is lovely to hear from you. 

Make sure to check the document attached below for today's learning. If you are completing your own work at home don't forget to send us some pictures of what you have been up to! 

To put a smile on your face this morning take a look at this video of some robots enjoying a good dance! https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/55601777

Miss Pike and Miss Good 

File icon: docx Year 1 Online Learning Timetable - Spring 1 Week 2.docx [docx 198KB] Click to download

Monday 11th January 2021

Good Morning Year 1! 

We hope that you had a fantastic weekend! 

Firstly, we would like to say a massive thank you to you and to your parents for all of your hard work last week.

This week we will be moving more of our work onto SeeSaw. Thank you to everyone who has already been completing the activities set. It has been lovely to hear your voices!  If you haven't used SeeSaw yet please ensure that you can log on as it is where you will need to go to complete your activities. 

From now we will ask you to submit around three pieces of work a day.  Below you can find the overview for this weeks learning. We understand that it can be difficult to complete everything so please try your best and aim for a Maths, English and Phonics lesson each day. if you have any issues with this please let us know.

We are also very excited to announce that we will be filming a Story Time for you to watch later this week, so keep an eye out for that! 

We are missing seeing all of your smiling faces. We will continue to write a message to you on here, so continue to check in each day! 

Have a great day! 

Miss Good and Miss Pike 


File icon: docx Year 1 Online Learning Timetable - Spring 1 Week 2.docx [docx 197KB] Click to download

Friday 8th January 2021

Hi Year 1,

It’s Friday! We have made it to the end of our first home learning week. Did you enjoy it?

As we’re sure you know germs aren’t always a good thing, particularly at the moment!

There is however a day dedicated to something called JoyGerm. Today is National JoyGerm Day which was created as a day to remind people that spreading positivity and kindness will help other people to be kind and positive too.

Today remember to laugh, smile and be caring. Today spread joy to those around you by telling them at least one kind thing each.

We hope you have an amazing weekend!

Miss Pike and Miss Good


Today you are going to be learning all about past tense verbs. Remember a verb is an action - if you can do it then your word is a verb. Some examples of verbs include running, walking and talking!  Can you remember what we add on to a verb to make it past tense?

Check out today’s lesson to find out here or click on the picture above. 


In this lesson you will see one more and one less represented in different ways and make links between them. Check out the lesson here or click on the picture above. 

Book Talk

Today, I would like you to log onto Reading Wise and have a go at practising your phonics. You can log in through Wonde or use the Reading Wise log on that was sent home. You can click here or on the picture above. 


Today, you will be starting our first lesson on our new unit called 'Oceans and Seas'. Today, we will be learning about the 5 oceans on our earth and the location of them in relation to the 7 continents. We will be ordering them in size and discussing why the oceans are always in motion. In this lesson you will need a pencil, a piece of paper or an exercise book and your wonderful brain. Click here for your lesson today or on the picture above. 

Thursday 7th January 2021

Happy Thursday Year 1!

As we head towards the end of the week we thought we would share some happy news with you!

Click the link to see some of the cheeriest news we could find for you this week: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/50434875

Wasn’t that the cutest baby hippo you’ve ever seen? If you could have any animal as a pet what would it be?

Don't forget - you should have been emailed a password for SeeSaw. We've really enjoyed seeing your work and we hope you like taking part in the activities! 

Have a brilliant day!

Miss Good and Miss Pike

File icon: pdf Zoom to the Moon.pdf [pdf 460KB] Click to download


Today, your main character is having a bit of a problem. How do you think your character is feeling? How might they act when they are feeling this way? What might they be thinking?

This lesson will help you to plan an amazing problem for your story. Remember you can always share your work with me - I love seeing what you have done! Click here for today's English lesson or click on the picture above. 


In this lesson, you will position numbers on a number line in order and justify your decision.

Challenge: Can you create a number line to 20 using objects that you have at home?

Click here for today's lesson or click on the picture above. 

Book Talk

Above, I have attached the story of 'Zoom to the Moon'. I'd like you to read the story and then have a go at answering the questions. You can use a coloured pencil to help you find the information. You can do it! 


In this lesson, we are going to be planting kidney beans. You will need soil, stones, a pot and a kidney bean but if you do not have these resources available, you can watch Miss Harris plant a bean. We will be looking at what a seed needs to be able to grow into a healthy plant. Click here for today's lesson or on the picture above. 

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Good Morning Year 1!

Today is very special day as it is Epiphany. Epiphany celebrates the day that the three Wise Men went to visit Jesus. Can you remember what gifts they gave him? What gift would you have brought Jesus? Don't forget to take part in our daily prayers - you can click here to access them. 

We hope that you enjoyed your learning yesterday. Take a look below to find out what we have in store for you today!

Have a fantastic day!

Miss Pike and Miss Good

File icon: pdf RE - Lesson 1 Home Learning.pdf [pdf 197KB] Click to download


Today you are going to create your own story map for Jack and the Beanstalk.  You are so good at learning these in class. I would love if you could send me your story map creations. Maybe you could record yourself performing your story or perform it to your mum, dad or even your pet! Check out the lesson here or by clicking on the picture above.  


In this lesson you will see how a tens frame is used to count a group of ten. Then, you will count how many more there are to make a teen number. Why don’t you make your own tens frame at home? Draw a tens frame on a piece of paper and use your creativity for the counters. You could use toys, coins or even sweets as your counters!

Check out todays lesson here or by clicking on the picture above.

Book Talk

I'd like you to log onto Bug Club and read one of your chosen books. Don't forget to click on the bugs to answer the questions! 


This term, we are starting our new topic - 'Local Church'. We'd like you to read the story attached about Joe and his Grandma with your adult and then answer these questions:

  • What do Joe and Tim like to do at Grandma and Grandad’s?
  • Who are the people in the photographs?
  • Who are the special people Joe tells you about?
  • Can you think of some other people who may have been special for Grandma?

Then, using the sheet attached above, can you think of someone who is special to you and draw them? Can you write down why they are special to you?

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Good Morning Year 1 and Happy National Bird Day!

Did you know that Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards and Larks can sing when they are flying, unlike most other birds, who only sing when they are perched? Perhaps today you can find out some more interesting facts about these birds?

We hope that your learning went well yesterday.  Today for your learning we have attached links to the Oak Academy website, which is what you used during the first lockdown to learn.

Take a look below to find out what you will be learning about over the next couple of weeks. We’ll give you a hint…Once upon a time...

Have a great day!

Miss Good and Miss Pike


First check out the story of Jack and the Beanstalk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5rxfLRgXRE

Over the next two weeks you are going to be writing your own version of Jack and the Beanstalk. You did an amazing job changing the characters in our Polar express unit before Christmas. I can’t wait to see what creative ideas you come up with for jack and the beanstalk! Maybe you will have a mermaid searching for her stolen shells or even a dinosaur who’s lost her egg.

Check out today’s lesson here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-ideas-for-a-created-story-6hj30r


In today’s lesson you will be learning how to count up to 19! You will be counting sequences and using pictorial and abstract representations. You could always use objects in your house to make different numbers to 20. E.g. you could show me 15 pieces of lego or 13 socks. Check out the lesson here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-count-from-1-to-19-and-match-pictorial-and-abstract-representations-of-these-numbers-chgkjt


Today we will be looking at the sounds ar. How many words can you think of that use this digrapah? Check out your phonics lesson here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vAAxD-53q0

PSHE- Health Heroes

In this lesson we will understand how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We will look closely at physical activity, rest, healthy eating and dental health. We will identify the benefits of these areas. Finally, you will create a video to instruct people in one of these areas. Check out the lesson here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/health-hero-c8w6ac

Hummingbirds Class (P/Year 1)

Monday 4th January 2020

Dear Hummingbirds,


Happy New Year to you all and your families! I hope that you had a lovely time celebrating over the Christmas period with your family! Sadly, we will not be seeing each other at school for the next two weeks due to the Coronavirus. However, it is really important that we all stay safe during this time. 


Below I have linked some activities that you can do today. Remember to try your best and complete as much as you can - it's really important to keep learning and give our brains a work out :)


Each day, it is important that you get up as normal and get dressed. It is important that you do the tasks set for you, as your learning is important and will help you in your future. We know that many of you have siblings that may also need to use ipads/laptops so doing online learning can be tricky. We will keep this in mind when we plan your lessons so that you do not need to overly rely on electronics.

Remember that you need to think about your parents as they will need to do some work too. If you are able, try to work as independently as you can and do what you are asked to do straight away.

Don't forget to check back here tommorrow as we will be giving your parents more information about what the next two weeks will look like.

Have a good day!

Miss Good

File icon: pdf New Year Worksheet .pdf [pdf 879KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx All About New Year .pptx [pptx 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Maths Worksheet .pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download


Normally if we were at school, I'd get to hear about all of the fun things you did during the holidays with your family. I've attached a report for you to write all about your holidays. Try to use interesting adjectives in your writing (E.g. red, beautiful, soft). Don't forget to use your brilliant handwriting - show your adult how beautifully you can write!


Today, I'd like you to have a go at working through the worksheet attached. It covers a range of topics we have done so far this year. There are three worksheets you do not have to do all of them but they are there if you would like to challenge yourself. This will help you to remember some of our learning before the holidays. Don't forget to show me all the different ways you could work it out (fingers, counters, part-part whole).


It's really important that we keep practcing our phonics daily. Check out the following youtube clip for a full phonics lesson. If you are finding this phonics lesson a little tricky there are lots more phonics lessons to check out on this channel. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4Z34zid4XU)


At the beginning of every new year, people normally make something called a 'resolution'. This is normally a goal or a promise to keep during 2021. I'd like you to think about what you would like to achieve this year - it could be to make your bed everyday, or to try to do one nice thing for a different person each day. I've attached a sheet below to help you :)

You can also check out the powerpoint above all about traditions that we normally celebrate this time of year. Think about what has stayed the same this year and what has changed. Maybe you've even started a new tradition.

Christmas Homework

Good afternoon Hummingbirds,

I can't believe that it is the end of term already and what a term it has been! From crazy crocodiles visiting our classroom at the beginning of the term to cheeky elves causing mischief in our classroom and even a surprise visit from Santa! We've learnt so many new things from subtraction to story writing to environments and gone back in time to medieval Christmas. It really has been a busy term!

You should all be so proud of everything that you have achieved so far this year, you have made me a very happy teacher!

As Christmas is a time for spending time with loved ones for homework this half term I have set a festive bingo challenge. See how many points you can get and bring in your score in the new year. 

If you would like to do a bit more learning over the holidays Sumdog, Readingwise and BugClub have lots of activities you can do.


Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Miss Good

Friday 11th December 2020

Hi Hummingbirds, 

What can I say? You have all been super stars this week. Your Nativity performances were perfection! I cannot wait to watch it! 

In addition to this we have been learning about 3D shapes in Maths, have started to plan our own fantasy stories in English, have been on a virtual school trip to the Zoo in Science and learnt about Medieval Christmas traditions in History.

For your homework this week I have sent home a worksheets that will help you with your place value to 20. In English I have sent home a worksheet to help you with your past tense verbs (-ed) and a 'ee' phoneme spotter worksheet. 

Please ensure that practise your spellings this week. This is very improtant as it will help you to learn to read and write. 

We have our Christmas Jumper Day is on the 15th December so don't forget to wear your best Christmas Jumper! 

Have a fantastic weekend! 

Miss Good 

Friday 4th December 2020 

Hi Hummingbirds, 

How is it December already!? Time flies when you are having fun! 

Well done for all of your hard work this week. This week we have practised writing simple sentences with full stops and capital letters in English, as well as how to describe a setting using adjectives. We began our Shape topic in Maths with a 2D shape hunt around the playground, we learnt what global warming is and how we can protect our planet in Science and wrote Advent Promises in RE. What a week! 

Thank you for bringing in so much chocolate for the 'Reverse Advent' campaign that the school is taking part in. Together we have filled a huge box all ready to go! Thank you also, to those who have bought in their Nativity outfits. We can't wait to film next week! 

For homework this week I have sent home two sheets to help us identify what 3D shapes are before we begin our learning of it next week. For English I have sent home a phoneme spotter worksheet for the 'oa' digraph and a worksheet to write simple sentences about The Polar Express. 

Don't forget that we have another SumDog competition to take part in this week. Make sure you log on each day to take part, even 10 minutes a day would be fantastic for your learning. We will not just be competing against other classes at St Mary's but against other schools in London too! 

Have a fantastic weekend! 

Miss Good 

Friday 27th November 2020

Dear Hummingbirds, 

I am so, so proud of everything you have achieved this week. You have worked so hard to learn about Christmas traditions and how we prepare for Christmas, the different strategies we can use to subtract, how a polar has adapted to survive and finished off our non-chronological reports brilliantly. I hope you are as excited as I am to start learning our new topic, The Polar Express. If that wasn't enough, to top it off we have also been learning our Nativity dances. Phew, what a week! 

For homework this week I have sent home a 2D shape colouring sheet to prepare you for our next Maths topic. In English I would like you to practise your capital letters and full stops on the worksheet I have sent home. I will also put some games to support this on Bug Club. To practise your phonics I have sent home a worksheet for the 'igh' sound. Try to spot all of the 'igh' trigraphs and underline them. 

Have a fantastic weekend. You have all been amazing this week! 

Miss Good

Friday 20th November 2020

Happy Friday Hummingbirds, 

I hope you've had a great week. This week we have learnt about the characteristics of polar bears in Science, compared different types of medieval housing in History, continued with our subtraction strategies in Maths, planned our non-chronological reports in English, began our Judaism topic in RE and discussed what it means to be a good friend and how to identify what bullying is for anti-bullying week in PSHE. 

For homework this week I have given you some worksheets to practise some of the phonic sounds that you are struggling with. 

In Maths I would like you to complete the subtraction colouring worksheet I have given you. Work out the subtraction number sentences. The answer will help you find the colour you need for each part.

Your English homework this week focuses on alliteration. Match the correct picture to the adjective to create alliteration. If you have time over the weekend, researching your favourite polar animal will help you with your hot task next week! 

Have a great weekend! 

Miss Good 



File icon: pdf Subtraction Plant Colouring.pdf [pdf 333KB] Click to download

Wednesday 18th November 2020

This week we have been learning all about the digraphs /qu/ and /ch/. This week why not try practice your spellings using the spelling spiral. See how many times you can fit your word into the spiral.

File icon: docx 18.11.2020 Qu and Ch.docx [docx 84KB] Click to download

Friday 13th November 2020

Dear Hummingbirds, 

I hope you have had a fantastic Friday! This week we have been learning about adjectives, nouns and alliteration in English, how to subtract in Maths, the difference between polar carnivores, herbivores and omnivores in Science, what Remembrance and Peace mean for us in RE and learnt about Medieval jobs in History! 

For homework this week I have sent home a comprehension for you to complete. Ask your adult to help you with the reading if you need it. I have also sent home a subtraction worksheet. 

To help learn the tricky words that we need to know take a look at the following videos: 

Phase 3 Tricky words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

Phase 4 Tricky words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4

Have a great weekend! 

Miss Good


Wednesday 11th November 2020

This week in phonics we have been looking at the phonemes /y/ and /z/. Click the document bellow to see the /z/ and /y/ words that you need to practice for this week! If you are looking for some creative new ways to practice your spellings check out the spelling menu below. Try lots of new ways and see which one is best for you!

File icon: docx 11.11.2020 y and z.docx [docx 87KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Spelling menu.pptx [pptx 4MB] Click to download

Friday 6th November 2020

Happy Friday Hummingbirds! 

We had a very exciting start to the week this week when a crocdile escaped from the present that was delivered to our classroom before half term. We went on a crocodile hunt to find it but had no luck, so make sure you keep an eye out for it this weekend! 

In Maths we have been learning how to add more to a given number, in English we have started learning how to write a non-chronological text, in RE we have discussed the importance of Godparents and learnt about what the Baptismal Candle is, in History we have thought about what the tradition of Christmas means to us and in Science we compared the Polar Regions. What a week!

I have sent home some worksheets with you to complete for your homework this week. 

For the English please read through the text with your child and ask them the questions on the sheet on the back. As an extention try write a fact about the Penguin.  

For Maths I would like you to complete the number sentences to 10 using the tens frames. 

Please continue to log on to Bug Club to find your reading books and games to play. 

Have a fantastic weekend! 

Miss Good 

Friday 23rd October 2020 

Hi Hummingbirds! 

We've made it to the end of the half term, and what a half term it was. I am so proud of the progress you have already made especially with such a long time off! It was so lovely talking to your parents this week and being able to tell them how much I love having each and every one of you in my class.

I hope that you have a wonderful break. I have sent a couple of books home with you. You can also log on to Bug Club to find more books to read and games to play! 

I have sent home some Maths and Phonics activities for you to do over half term. Please only do as much as you have time for/feel capable of. Half term is for resting after all. I have attached them below if you would like to see the online versions. 

I have also sent home half term spellings for you to practise. 

I hope that you have a wonderful half term. I think that I will be going on a lot of Autumnal walks. I can't wait to hear what you do! 

Miss Good 

File icon: pdf phase 2 phonics.pdf [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: html Number Bonds Activity Book.html [html 75B] Click to download
File icon: html Guided Reading.html [html 75B] Click to download
File icon: pdf phase 3 phonics.pdf [pdf 729KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Half Term Spelling PDF.pdf [pdf 283KB] Click to download

Friday 16th October 2020

Hello Happy Hummingbirds! 

This week we have been learning about alliteration, adjectives and have drafted our own version of the poem we have been learning in class. In Maths we have continued to learn the part whole model and have begun looking at fact families and in RE we have been learning about the Month of Mary and the Hail Mary. We have also been focusing on Black History Month this week. We have learnt about Ruby Bridges, Floella Benjamin and Claudia Jones. Can you tell your adult some facts about them? 

For your English homework this week I would like you to focus on learning the text map that is attached below. We have been practising it in our lessons and next week we will adapt this text into a winter poem. Can you use your senses to think of what happens in Winter?

For your Maths homework I would like you to play the fact family game following this link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

Please continue to use Bug Club to access your reading books and to find phonics games linking to what we have been doing in our phonics lessons this week. 

I hope you have an amazing weekend! 

Miss Good 

Wednesday 14th October 2020

This week in phonics we have been looking at the phonemes /j/ and /v/. Click the document bellow to see the /j/ amd /v/ words that you need to practice for this week! If you are looking for some creative new ways to practice your spellings check out the spelling menu below. Try lots of new ways and see which one is best for you!

File icon: pptx Spelling menu.pptx [pptx 4MB] Click to download
File icon: docx Week 3 Spellings.docx [docx 100KB] Click to download

Friday 9th October 2020

Hi Hummingbirds, 

I hope you have had a lovely week.

This week in English we have been learning all about Autumn in preperation for writing a seasonal poem. The poem we have been learning in class can be seen in the photograph should you wish to continue your leanring at home. In Maths we have been learning addition through the part-whole method and in Science we planned next week's investigation about how leaves change colour. Can you remember what you predicted? In Mind Up we learnt about different parts of the brain and what they are used for. In RE we began our new topic of Baptism. In Geography we travelled to Antarctica and finally, in PE you ran a marathon. What a busy week! 

For your Maths homework this weekend I have attached a worksheet for you to practice adding using the part whole method. 

For your English homework I would like you to practise your phonics, particularly the following sounds, by watching the videos following the links below. Make sure to look at the way the letter is facing!

i, j and ck

i- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdTMYjHXNqI&list=PLm2RM2K7CuCQ6rmzzXsHTlKfd6BkWFelP&index=5

j- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zFI6oUWn_w

ck- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9-dRkYkUDg&list=PLm2RM2K7CuCQ6rmzzXsHTlKfd6BkWFelP&index=14

To practise your spelling click on the document attached below. This has changed so that you can now challenge yourselves as you learn. Try to learn as many as you feel capable of.

If you would like an extra homework challenge this weekend October is the start of Black History Month. Our school will be taking part in a writing competition to celebrate. To take part you will need to write an 150-200 word review of your favourite book by a Black author OR a piece of fabulous writing answering this question: “Who is your favourite Black author and why?” The winning entry will be given a bundle of books by Black authors for our school. Good luck! 

In support of  Mental Health Day, Mrs Waine shared an assembly with us, which focused on ways that we can look after our mental health. She would love to see one thing that would help you to feel calm and ready to learn or something that makes you happy. This could be baking, reading, taking a walk, creating art. If you would like to share this with us please send an email to office@stmaryangels.co.uk with a picture of your child's activities.

Thank you to those of you who handed in your reading books. Please remember to hand these in on a Thursday. We will provide you with a new physical book on Monday. In the meantime please log on to Bug Club to find your online book and more phonics games that link to the sounds we have been doing this week.

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss Good 

File icon: pdf Part-whole to 10.pdf [pdf 39KB] Click to download

Wednesday 7th October 2020

File icon: pdf Week 3 Spellings.pdf [pdf 74KB] Click to download

Friday 2nd October 2020

Dear Hummingbirds, 

It's Friday, yay! Can you believe it is already October? Time flies when you're having fun! 

This week you have achieved so much. You have performed in our Poetry Day Assembly, completed your first ever spelling check and written your own version of After the Fall. I could not be a prouder teacher if I tried this week! 

In addition to what is mentioned above we have been learning ordinal numbers and the number line in Maths, we learnt about the different parts of the leaves through leaf rubbing in Science, created a piece of artwork to showcase what the Creation story means to us in RE and travelled to Asia in Geography where we wrote our names in Chinese characters. 

On Monday I will be checking to see who has been logging on to Bug Club to access their reading books. If you are having a problem logging on please let me know by emailing the office. 

For Maths homework this week I have attached a worksheet which focuses on the number bonds to 10. Colour in the rainbow to work out which numbers add together to make 10 and complete the number sentences below it. 

For your English I would like you to go for a walk and observe the weather outside, what does this do to the sky, the trees, the leaves on the ground? Can you write some sentences about this?

You all did so well in your first spelling check so make sure you practise your spellings again this week. We have our own spelling books at school so you do not need to bring spelling books in with you. This is just for you to practise your spellings at home. It is always good try try and write your spelling words in a sentence if you can! 

Have a great weekend! 

Miss Good 

File icon: pdf Spellings [pdf 249KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Number bonds to 10.pdf [pdf 267KB] Click to download

Friday 25th September 2020

Happy Friday Hummingbirds!  

Another week has flown by. We have been equally as busy this week! 

In English we have been learning how to use capital letters and full stops in our sentences and have looked at the differences betweeen nouns and verbs. In Maths we have been continuing to learn about the greater than, less than and equals to symbols. We have learnt how to dress for each season in Science and have 'flown' to Africa in Georgraphy. Finally, we have been learning more about the Creation of the world and what new beginnings mean to us in RE. 

I have sent home your spelling books today. For this week's spelling we will focus on some of the naughty tricky words that might confuse us in our writing. This book is for you to practise your spellings in so you do not need to bring it back in to school. We will have another book for your spelling checks here in school and will send a sheet of your spellings home with you each week. 

In Maths next week we will begin learning about ordinal numbers. These are the terms 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. I would like you to try and use these terms over the weekend. For example, if you are helping with the cooking, when you are getting changed or even when you are brushing your teeth! E.g. First, I pick up the toothbrush, second, I put the toothpaste on, third, I put the toothbrush in my mouth etc. If you would like to take this learning further I have also attached a colouring Ordinal Number worksheet below.

For your English homework I have attached a worksheet below. You will need to sort the words into nouns and verbs either by cutting and sticking the words or by writing them down. Take a look at the picture above to see the difference between the two types of words. 

Next week we will celebrate National Poetry Day at school. This will take place on Thursday 1st October, and the theme this year is Vision. 

Please read the letter attached to find our how we will celebrate this event at our school. The poem that we will be learning as a class 'I'm glad to be me' is attached below.

Don't forget to log on to Bug Club to find your new reading books and to find new games to practise your phonics.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! 

Miss Good

File icon: pdf Ordinal Numbers.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Nouns and Verbs homework.pdf [pdf 252KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Spellings [pdf 259KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf High frequency words [pdf 834KB] Click to download
File icon: docx National Poetry Day 2020 final.docx [docx 571KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Hummingbird's Poem.docx [docx 116KB] Click to download

Friday 18th September 2020

Hi Hummingbirds, 

What another great week we have had at school. In English this week we learnt more about of the story of After the Fall through our text map and that nouns are names of people, places and things. In Maths we found one more and one less than a given number and whether a number is greater than, less than or equal to another number. In RE we learnt about how God created the world through the Creation Story and used our senses to observe the weather in Science. Finally, we travelled around Europe in our Geography lesson. Phew! What a week!

This week we have been recapping phase 2 and 3 phonic sounds. To continue your learning at home I have put some games on Bug Club, which you can access through the logins I sent home earlier this week. 

To practise your Maths try to compare numbers using the terms greater than, less than or equal to. You can do this by comparing physical objects, for example, the amount of toys I have is greater than the amount you have, or by writing numerals and comparing them (a really engaging way to do this is by using Top Trumps cards!)

Have a fantastic weekend and make sure to keep a look out for Humpty Dumpty!

Miss Good 

File icon: pptx SMA Welcome Meeting Year 1 FINAL.pptx [pptx 376KB] Click to download

Welcome back to Year 1! 

Welcome Back to Year 1! 

I have really enjoyed teaching and getting to know you all this week. You have all taken Year 1 in your stride and have settled back into school life so well. I am already a very proud teacher! 

You may have noticed that we have a new class name. Can you remember what it is..... Hummingbirds! For your homework this week I would like for you to do some research on what a hummingbird is so that you can tell me lots of interesting facts about it next week. 

To read at home please continue with the books on Blug Club. You can log in here https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 with the same log in you used last year. There are also fun phonics games to enjoy on here too!

This week we have been learning all about numbers to 10. We have represented them using objects and counted forwards and backwards to ten. It would be great if you could continue doing this at home. We will also be learning about one more and one less than a given number next week. Perhaps you can try and practice this at home too?

Please see attached below this term's curriculum newsletter for more information about what we will be learning and PE days.

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss Good

File icon: pdf Year 1 Hummingbirds.pdf [pdf 305KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Autumn 2020 [pdf 708KB] Click to download