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Year 1 - Bluebell Class

Welcome to Year 1 - Bluebell Class!




Who are the staff in Bluebell Class?


Mrs Ives            Mrs Redshaw

(Class Teacher)     (Teaching Assistant)

We are always happy to help, at the end of each day (Except Wednesdays) we are on the door and available for any questions or queries but please wait for all children to be collected. 

Returning to school on June 1st


Welcome back Bluebell Class!

I hope you've had a relaxing half term and are ready for our new topic 'Land Ahoy'.

Please see the PowerPoint below for more information regarding what to expect when/if your child is returning to school. I hope you find the information reassuring and informative.

Home - Learning Term 6 - Land Ahoy


Welcome back Bluebell Class! This term our topic is 'Land Ahoy'.

Below is a word document titled 'Term 6 Week 1 Home Learning' which shows the lessons and activities for each day. Depending on the lesson, I refer to a website, PowerPoint or worksheet that will be needed in order to complete the lesson. Please evidence the children's work in their home learning books that were sent home.


Home - Learning Term 5 - Beachcombers


Welcome back Bluebell Class! This term our topic is 'Beachcombers'.

Below is a word document titled 'Term 5 Week 6 Home Learning' which shows the lessons and activities for each day including Phonics, Reading, English, Maths and Topic. Depending on the lesson I refer to a website, powerpoint or worksheet that will be needed in order to complete the lesson. Please evidence the children's work in their home learning books that were sent home.

Beachcombers Term 5 Week 1 W/C 16.04.20

Self - Isolation Home Learning


The children have been provided with hardcopies of activities for English, Maths and Phonics as well as a variety of activities for a range of subjects on our class page. I have provided these resources so that parents and children have a wide choice of activities available to them as well as ensuring that there is enough work available as we are unsure of the timeframe as to when the children will return. There is also a weekly timetable suggestion which is a guide as to how you may wish to structure your week. I have also included a 'Daily Reflection' sheet which the children may want to complete each day. Please use the exercise book that was provided to record the children's activities and home learning. Thank you for your continued support during this time.

Story Time - Dogger



Below is a range of activities and websites that cover the different strands within English, which include Writing, SPaG and Reading.




-Imagine that you’ve just discovered a completely new, weird and wonderful plant or flower. Wow! Draw it and label it. Can you answer questions about your creation? What colour, shape or texture are its petals and leaves? Does it have a perfume? Is any part of it safe to eat? Where does it grow? Give the plant an exciting name.

-Write instructions for planting a seed or bulb using key verbs such as dig, push and fill.. Reread your instructions to check that they are easy to follow and are effective. Add photographs or diagrams to illustrate each step.

-Design the front and back of a seed or bulb packet including the plant or flower name, a picture of the plant, instructions for planting and guidance for care. Provide clear information including information about the best time and place to plant it.

-Compare different versions of Jack and Beanstalk discussing characters and events. Choose which version they prefer. Plan their own version of the story using a similar structure. Consider plot variations such as ‘What seeds does their character plant? What happens? What is the problem? How does it get resolved?’

-Write questions for a plant or gardening quiz. Copy onto strips of paper, remembering to use a question mark and ensuring the correct answer is known! Fold each one and put it into a box or bag. Draw out questions to ask each other.




We are encouraging the children to read for at least 20 minutes per day whether it’s reading a hard copy or an ebook.

To access free ebooks please follow the website below. Initially you will have to register for free to access the ebooks.

Click the ‘Books’ tab and then click Free ebooks for ages 3-11. Click the levels down bar, then book band and choose the colour book your child is currently reading.

-Read information books, gardening magazines or research online to find out some interesting facts about flowers. Make a ‘Did you know..?’ poster to show what you’ve found out.

-Read a non fiction text about plants and find it’s features. Can you spot a heading, subheading, caption, label, photographs, pictures, index, contents and blurb?

-Imagine that a large plant has grown in the classroom overnight. Consider questions such as ‘How did it grow there? Where might it lead?’ Read and discuss the traditional tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. What adjectives can you think of to describe the different characters?



Helpful websites include:

Phonics play is a website which provides some fun free phonics games which the children are familiar with. Click on Picnic on Pluto and sort the real and alien words. Should you wish to play another game, please click on the tabs labelled Phase 3 to 6 on the left hand side of screen.

Phonics play are also providing a free subscription with the Username: march20 and Password: home.



Please open the PDF document below titled 'Maths Resources' to see a range of online games, which aid the children in a range of areas that we have covered in class including, place value, ordering numbers, sequencing numbers, addition, subtraction and shape. All of the relevant games below can be found on:


There are also a wide range of activities to support the children's learning which can be printed.



Our current topic is 'The Scented Garden' and therefore the activities suggested are to help consolidate their learning. I have included activity sheets that can be printed and some supportive powerpoints.



In the past two terms we have explored geographical skills and locational knowledge. The resources below are to support and consolidate the learning we have done in class.



This term we have been learning about Holy Week and the Easter story. Below is a powerpoint of the Easter story as well as some activities related to what we have learnt this term.

Reading Maths Workshop KS1

Pictures of fluency

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Pictures of fluency 6
Pictures of fluency 7

What does our classroom look like?

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What does our day look like?

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What are we learning this term?


Term 4


In Term 4 our topic is 'The Scented Garden'.


Tiptoe through the tulips as your senses discover the blooming foliage and enchanting fragrances of flowers and herbs. Round and round the mulberry bush we go, planting bulbs and seeds and then watch them grow!


Explore the astounding world of the scented garden, but you must be careful, there are some wild and dangerous plants out there that do astonishing things! So don't just touch.


In Science we will be learning about plants! We will be identifying the different features of a plant and learning about what they need in order to grow and be healthy. 


in Geography we will be exploring our local area to discover the human and physical features around our school. I wonder what plants we will find!


In Art  we will be exploring a range of artists, seeing how they use plants as inspiration!


Term 3


In Term 3 our topic was called 'Bright Lights, Big City'!


Put on your best outfit because you're invited to have tea with the Queen. Use your best manners and comb your hair, as one will not be amused if you don't!


What do you know about England's capital city? Let's find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks.


Step back in time and discover what happened in the Great Fire of London. Where did it start? How did it end? Create a model of the bakery on Pudding Lane...then burn it to the ground to recreate the Great Fire. Stand well back and watch how the flames spread! London's burning! London's burning! Fire, Fire! Fire, Fire!


In Geography we named and located the four countries within the UK and their capitals. We also used simple compass directions and locational language to describe features on a map.


In History we explored the Great Fire of London, creating a timeline of the events and understanding how the fire began and effected the city.

Term 2


In Term 2 our topic is called ' Towers, Tunnels and Turrets'!


See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer's aim! Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower!


In English we will be reading the classic story of Rapunzel. We will be pretending to become Rapunzel, imagining what it would be like to be stuck at the top of the tower. Would you try to escape or would you stay? 


In Science we will  be conducting investigations to find out how we can make a bridge stronger and stiffer using only marshmallows and spaghetti! Furthermore we will be learning about materials and their properties as well as investigating which material would be the best to destroy a tower.


In Art and DT we will be designing, making and evaluating our very own castle out of recycled products. Can you name the features of a castle?



Term 1


In Term 1 our topic was called 'superheroes'! 


Kerpow! Intergalactic greetings, young heroes. It's time to rescue the planet from the evil villains! Who's your favourite superhero? Spider-Man? Wonder woman? Maybe your heroes are ordinary people who've achieved great things. Or is it those people who saves lives in our emergency services that you admire most?


In English, we read a story called 'Traction Man'. We followed the adventures of Traction man, seeing how he defeated the bad guys and saved the damsels in distress.


In Science we were learning to identify, draw and name different parts of the body as well as linking them to our senses. What do we use to help us hear? What do we use to help us see? Taste? Feel?


In History we learnt about the fantastic heroine Rosa Parks and understanding her important role within history.


What does our learning look like?

What was shared at the meet the teacher session?

What homework is given in Bluebell Class?

How do we reward children in Bluebell Class?


We believe in positive praise and always seek opportunities to reward the children. The children start the day on the “sunflower” and if they do something special they are rewarded by being put onto the “honey pot”. They then receive a sticker and share their good work with the class.

Picture 1 (Special award)
Picture 2 (Start of the day)
Picture 3 (A reminder for sad behaviour)
Picture 4 (Repeated sad behaviour and a visit to Mrs Kemp)
List of sounds and game ideas to practise phonics at home

Useful websites/Apps or resources?


Here are some useful websites:


Here are some useful resources:

Examples of our cursive letter formation and letter families: