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An update on the Sunflowers!


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Sunflowers 20/4/20

Miss Rick and Mrs Carden are in the lead. Unfortunately the other sunflowers haven't germinated yet. sad

Sunflowers 27/4/20

Miss Rick and Mrs Carden have 4 leaves now. I replanted some others that weren't germinating.

Sunflowers 12/5/20

Some extra growth from new seeds. They are feeling a bit cold outside at night I think!

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Year 1 Curriculum Challenges Summer 1



Good morning Year 1!


We hope you have all had a wonderful half term and enjoyed the opportunity to get outside in the amazing weather. 

Just to remind you, from the Wednesday this week some children will be returning to school, and our teaching staff will return to Alwoodley Primary to teach children in smaller groups called ‘bubbles’. We are looking forward to seeing those children who are returning and hope that those children not returning continue to enjoy and engage with their home learning - we will try to make this as fun as possible!

You can still contact your class teacher in the usual manner, but Mrs Manning will take over the day to day running of the website, organising spelling tests on spelling shed, responding to emails and sharing photos. Her email is so please direct your emails regarding home learning to her from June 1st onwards.

The weekly tasks will continue to be set at the beginning of each week and split into Phonics, English, Maths and 1 extra curriculum area.  The Maths will follow White Rose Maths and we will be keeping what is taught in school consistent with the areas covered in the Home Schooling videos.

This week we will start our Geography topic around Kenya and will be linking this to our English work as much as possible. You could have a look at the 'Africa' section on the Odizzi website as a starting point for this. In English we will be looking at African animals and stories set in Kenya and our art task this week is to make a Lion mask - please see Wednesday's area for details on how to do this. 


Thank you to all Year 1 children and parents for your continued support and hard work. 



Mr Loudon and Miss Murphy



Good morning everyone!


Miss Murphy and I have been really impressed with all the home learning going on again this half term, and have loved looking at the photos and videos you’ve been sending us. It is lovely to see that your children are still smiling, and we are looking forward to seeing them again soon. 

As you know, from the week beginning 1st June some children will be returning to school, and our teaching staff will return to Alwoodley Primary to teach children in smaller groups called ‘bubbles’. You can still contact me and Miss Murphy in the usual manner, but Mrs Manning will take over the day to day running of the website, organising spelling tests on spelling shed and responding to emails. Her email is so please direct your emails regarding home learning to her from June 1st onwards.

There are no specific tasks set over half term but please make use of all the links on our Year 1 page. Mrs Walker found a fantastic resource from Leeds Museums that I have added to our list below. The next spelling test will be on Tuesday June 2nd.

Have a lovely half term break with your family, hopefully there will be lots of sunshine and the children can make the most of playing outside!


Mr Loudon and Miss Murphy



Good morning Year 1!


Firstly, thank you so much to everybody who completed the survey last week to let us know your intentions for the June return to school. If you haven't already done this, please complete it asap. If you need the link re-sending please contact your class teacher.


We have loved seeing all the work you have been doing last week - especially your creative art work and ideas for different animal habitats. This week we have some Spanish challenges for you and another Music session from Mrs Heap. These can be found in the links below. 


We are also going to starting to write our own diaries to record some of the things we have been doing day to day during this time. This might be something you can keep and look back on when you are older! 


Your teachers will be busy this week preparing things in school. If you have requested a paper based resource/home learning pack your class teacher will be in touch by text when these are ready with a day and time for you to collect this. 


Thank you for your continued support.


Mr Loudon and Miss Murphy




Good morning everybody! 


What a fantastic week we have had in Year 1 - we have been so impressed with all the work that has been sent through and all the VE Day celebrations that have taken place. Any VE Day letters or pictures that were sent through last week have been collated and made into a video and gallery by the History team. If you haven't seen this yet please visit the History page or use the link below to find this. 

Well done to all the children who took part in the spelling test this week, we have been very impressed by the amount of children practising their spellings and scoring 9 or 10 in their weekly test! We will continue with these weekly tests on Spelling Shed. This week in English we will be looking at non-fiction writing and linking this to an art and design task for the week which can be found at the bottom of the Monday section.

Finally, we hope you have all enjoyed the fun task set by Mrs Wyatt for the Bank Holiday weekend - we look forward to seeing your videos!


Mr Loudon and Miss Murphy



Good morning everybody! 


It’s been another busy week of home learning for lots of children in Year 1. Many children enjoyed the Owl Babies story by Martin Waddell and it was great to see lots of children take part in the spelling test on Tuesday. We have had a few issues with the Spelling Shed website recently, but hopefully they have been resolved now. Please let us know if you are still having difficulties with it and we will try to sort it out straight away. 

A big thank you to the 29 children who have completed the survey we sent out last week, and well done to the children who took part in Miss Heap’s music lesson - we know from your emails you enjoyed it a lot! The links to both the survey and the music lesson will remain on our Year 1 page, along with lots of other helpful links if you are looking for other things to do. Please feel free to look next week if you haven’t done so already.

The Maths has changed slightly this week. White Rose are no longer offering worksheets to parents via their website, so we have downloaded them all and put them underneath the link to the video each day. 

Finally, Monday marks the 75th anniversary of VE day. The History subject leaders at Alwoodley have set a special activity to mark the occasion, which we have set as an additional task for the week. Full information can be found on the History page, and there is also a link on Monday’s resources.


Mr Loudon and Miss Murphy



Good morning everybody!


I hope you have had a productive first week back after the Easter holidays. Although school is very different to how it used to be, it is good to see that many children (and adults!) are beginning to get used to new routines and learning at home. More and more resources are becoming available for home learning and with this in mind the Year 1 team have decided to rearrange our page to make it more accessible to parents/carers. There are separate English, Phonics, and Maths activities for each day of the week, along with all the usual links and resources which are still on our Year 1 page. Our spelling tests will still take place on Tuesdays and can be accessed via the Spelling Shed website. There are some extra activities that we would like children to have a go at too, namely our topic challenge grid and a survey asking the children about their time in Year 1. The survey has 10 questions and can be completed by the children, but it might be easier if an adult is there to support and write answers in the comment boxes at the bottom.


All of the activities mentioned above are not compulsory and are only there to help support parents and children at home. During these difficult times our main concern is that you and your family are happy and that your child is ready to return to school healthy whenever that time comes.


Mr Loudon and Miss Murphy