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Peter Gladwin Primary School

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Meet your new Year Two teacher! 

 Welcome to Year 1

 This is where you will find home learning, support, websites and ideas during school closures.

Please email to ask questions, share home learning or just say hi and let us know how you are. We would really like to hear from you. 



Hello Year 1. We hope you are happy , healthy and keeping busy. We miss you all a lot and think about you every day. We have loved seeing photos of the activities you have been doing at home. We will continue to share English and Maths learning with you each week and give you ideas about other fun things you can do at home. There will be a Maths activity and an English activity for you to do every day-if you can. Don't forget to read every day and do some exercise too. The Joe Wicks live work outs are really fun or you could set yourself another active challenge. How about some jogging, walking or jumping? You could even teach your families the Mr Man game or the Buzzy Bee game?  Keep scrolling down this page to find the Art Challenge, stories and links to other websites. Whatever you do-the most important thing is that you and your families are happy and healthy. 

We'd love to see your learning so take a photo of the activities you are proud of and ask your family to help you email it. You may end up on the website! You can also email us just to say hi and send us a quick message-it would make our day.

Have fun! From Miss Ford and Mrs Ford 

English Home Learning WB 18.5

Our English activities will be based around The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson this week. I know lots of you have heard and love this story. If you have a copy of the book at home then share it with your adult. You can also listen to the story here: The Snail and the Whale Story and watch the animated version of the tale on BBC iplayer: BBC iplayer The Snail and the Whale (30 minutes long).

Printing the sheets is optional but downloading and looking at the sheets will help explain what each task is. 

Day 1: Listen to the story then draw and write about your favourite part. On Day 2; find the messages that the snail wrote on the rock and on the black board. Copy the messages in your best handwriting and then think of another message the snail might write. You can use the sheet to help you or you you can write your messages in your exercise book, on your own paper, with chalk, with paint, with glittery glue or anyway you like! Day 3- The snail would love to see more of the world! Think of another animal she could travel on or a different mode of transport she could take. Then think of 4 new places the snail would like to visit. Use the frame to help you plan your ideas or just draw them directly into your exercise book. If you'd like an extra challenge - have a go at writing your own story about the snail going on the new adventure. Download the whale paper to write onto or just write the story in your book. Day 4- the snail would now like to write a thank you letter to the whale. Use the planning frame to plan what the snail would write in her letter. If you'd like an extra challenge; use your plan to write the letter from the snail to the whale (paper included for optional use). 

On Day 5; we are going to look at the story 'Somebody swallowed Stanley' by Sarah Roberts. You can listen to the story here: Somebody swallowed Stanley . After listening to the story; talk to your adult about how you can look after the creatures that live in the sea. How can we stop plastic from hurting wildlife and polluting the sea? You could write or draw your ideas. Then make a poster encouraging people to look after the sea and the creatures who live there. Posters have to include: big writing, short sentences, a clear message and pictures. They can be colourful and bold and give people information. Please download the ideas sheet to help you

 Day 1 Activity.pdfDownload
 Day 2 Activity.pdfDownload
 Day 3 Activity.pdfDownload
 Day 3 Extra Challenge.pdfDownload
 Day 4 Activity.pdfDownload
 Day 4 Extra Challenge.pdfDownload
 Day 5 ideas for poster.pdfDownload
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Phonics and Spelling Home Learning WB 18.5

This Week's Spellings/ Common Exception Words: come, some, once, one, friend 

Online Phonics Lessons: Click here for the videos: Letters and Sounds for Home and School 

I'd also like you to practise reading the tricky words we have learnt so far. Go to: Phase 5- Train your Brain to Read Tricky Words Game- Choose a word- pick any from phase 5a. Please do 3 a day. If you'd like a challenge; pick words from phase 5b. 

Don't forget to practise some handwriting too when you write your spelling words- use your lined book, hold your pen or pencil correctly and follow the PGS script (see home learning folders).

Are you enjoying reading stories from: There are lots of e-books to read here! There are lots of reading resources on: too. 

Maths Home Learning WB 18.5


This weeks learning is addition and subtraction - Summer Term Week 3 (w/c 4th May)

* Please note we are working 2 weeks behind the pace of the white rose home learning!


Day 1 Part-whole relationships number bonds

Day 2 Fact families - linking addition and subtraction

Day 3 Add together and find a part 

Day 4 Add more and count on within 20

Day 5 Friday challenge

Other Home Learning Ideas WB 18.5

1.Put your goggles on and explore what is happening under the sea! Follow this link to watch a live stream of a tropical reef. Live Cam Tropical Reef . Click 'Oceans' and explore any of the environments. Can you sketch the creatures that you see? 

2. Think back to the story 'Somebody Swallowed Stanley'. We can all help to protect the sea and other places in our local area from plastic pollution. One thing we can do is use our own reusable shopping bags but we might have a few old plastic bags at home. You can make a kite out of an old plastic bag! Follow the instructions below. 

3. Have a go at some 'recycling art'. See the photos below for some inspiration. 


 Instructions for making a kite plastic bag.pdfDownload
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English Home Learning WB 11.5


This week we will find out a little bit more about sea creatures. Start with a reading comprehension activity (Day 1); read the information page and then answer the questions. You may need a little help reading some of the tricky words. If you’d like to really stretch your brain; download the copy that says ‘extra challenge’. By the end of this week we will write sea creature Riddles. On Day 2- think about and answer these questions; what is a riddle? Have you ever heard or read a riddle? What is special about a riddle? Can you find an example of a riddle? Write your ideas down if you would like to.

 Some riddles rhyme (but not all of them)! Look at the power point and practise matching rhyming words. Complete the activity (draw lines to match the words that rhyme) and have a go at the extra challenge. On Day 3- look at the animal riddle Power Point; then read the riddles on the activity sheet and write down which animal you think the clues are describing. Finally, have a go at writing your own animal riddle. I have included some animal paper but you don’t have to use it- it does contain some helpful instructions for writing your own riddle so have a look. Day 4- Now let’s think about sea creature riddles; first read the clue cards and match to the correct sea creature card. Afterwards, use the sheet and word bank to write sea creature riddles. Day 5- Now choose your best riddle from yesterday (or make up a new one) and write it in your best hand writing on the sea creature paper or in your book.  I am looking forward to reading your riddles and guessing your sea creatures!

 Day 1 Activity Reading Comprehension EXTRA CHALLENGE.pdfDownload
 Day 1 Activity Reading Comprehension.pdfDownload
 Day 2 Activity Rhyming Words Extra Challenge.pdfDownload
 Day 2 Activity Rhyming Words.pdfDownload
 Day 2 Powerpoint Rhyme.pptDownload
 Day 3 Activity Reading Solve the Riddle.pdfDownload
 Day 3 Activity write your own animal riddle.pdfDownload
 Day 3 Powerpoint Animal Riddles.pptxDownload
 Day 4 Activity Create Own Riddle.pdfDownload
 Day 4 Activity Sea Creature Cards -Match to the Clue.pdfDownload
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Phonics and Spelling Home Learning WB 11.5

This Week's Spellings/ Common Exception Words: here, there, where, love, ask

Online Phonics Lessons: Click here for the videos: Letters and Sounds for Home and School 

Don't forget to practise some handwriting too when you write your spelling words- use your lined book, hold your pen or pencil correctly and follow the PGS script (see home learning folders). 

Maths Home Learning WB 11.5

This weeks learning is the final part of the Fractions unit - Summer Term Week 2 (w/c 27th April)


Day 1 Find a half

Mathematical talk

How can we find half of an amount?

How can you check that you have found half?

How many equal parts should you have when you have split the objects in half?


Day 2 Find a quarter

Mathematical talk

How many parts does my whole have?
Are my parts equal or not equal?
How many equal parts can I see/count?

Day 3 Find a quarter 

Mathematical talk

How many objects do I have? How can I share them equally into four groups? What is one quarter worth?

How can I quarter this amount?
If I have 2, and it is a quarter, what will the whole look like?
What will the whole be worth?


Day 4 Problem solving 

Day 5 Friday Maths Challenge (Q1 & 2) 

 Lesson 1.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4.pdfDownload
 Lesson 5.pdfDownload
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Other Home Learning Ideas WB 11.5

  1. Science challenge 1- sort animals into the categories 'animals that live in the ocean' and 'animals that do not live in the ocean'.
  2. Science challenge 2- sort ocean animals into categories according to their characteristics; 'animals that have fins' and 'animals that do not have fins' etc. 
  3. Science challenge 3- label the parts of a fish     (see below to download all the challenges)
  4. History- last week you might have made a personal time line. Have a look at this website and find out about toys in past. Have a go at putting the toys in order on a time line (go to 'main session' and 'the shelves' for this activity). You can explore all the other games too. 


 Science challenge 1.docxDownload
 Science challenge 2.pdfDownload
 Science Challenge 3.pdfDownload
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Maths Home Learning WB 4.5

This weeks learning is the final part of multiplication and division and the start of fractions.

From this week you can't access the worksheets to go with the videos online so we have added them for you below. 


Day 1 Make Doubles

(The learning is under the week 1 - w/c 20th April drop down menu)

Day 2 Make equal groups (grouping)

Day 3 Make equal groups (sharing)

Day 4 Find a half

Day 5 Friday Maths Challenge 

 Lesson 1.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4.pdfDownload
 Lesson 5.pdfDownload
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Daily Fitness and Yoga

Each day at 9 am Joe Wicks will hold a live PE lesson. A great way to start the day and keep fit and healthy.  Please Click for the link to the lesson. 

In Year 1 we also love Yoga with Jamie. We use Cosmic Kids which also features meditations, stories and dance. It's a nice way to slow down and relax after a busy activity or to get energised after lunch! Please Click here for the link to the website. 

Year 1 Home Learning Gallery

These are the topics that we are learning about in Years 1 & 2

 A Walk In The Woods

On The Move

Beside The Sea

Home Learning for Bedside The Sea

Craft Corner Inspiration

Some ideas to get your creativity going!

Story Time 

You can watch astronauts read stories all the way from space CLICK here to be amazed. 

Listen to an audio story at StoryNory CLICK here to choose one. 

Find a story you loved listening to in class at Storyline online  CLICK here to find the whole library. 

Miss Ford's friend Miss Kelly is reading a story every day with her dog Bear! Bear is so cute and he loves listening to stories too. Watch her HERE