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Welcome Back!!

Hello Mannington Class:

Just to say thank you to everyone who is now using Google Classroom. That is where all the work will be set from now on - Please continue to either use the Google Docs that I add to each activity OR print of or write in your writing books. New books can be collected from school please could you let me know first if you need one. Topic Grids can still be accessed from here if needed. Many thanks for all the hard work you have done so far. Keep busy!!

27th April 2020

Hi everyone, what a wonderful weekend we have had.

A new week and new activities to do. Remember to accept the Google Classroom invitation on your Emails. If you are having problems CLICK this link to find step by step instructions.

Sorry I ‘m not sure if you have been able to use this link. Try it again as I think I have made it available to everyone now. If you still have problems please email me.

You will need to accept an invitation to join, it was sent to your child’s email on the 17th of March by Mr Gleeson.

Maths and Phonics activities are in the red boxes below.

20th April 2020

Hello again, I hope you have had a wonderful Easter and you are ready to get back to doing some more fun learning.

Thank you to everyone who has accepted the Google Classroom invitation (on your child’s email - details can be found in the front of their Yellow Reading record book, alternatively e-mail me directly and I will try to help you out.) I will also continue to put lessons on this page too as not everyone has been able to access Google Classroom yet.

This week there is another page of My Maths to do, phonics (see below in the red boxes) and a new set of homeworking challenges to try. We will continue with the Plants topic, find out about an artist called Andy Goldsworthy and then move on to the topic of Materials.

Other activities I have put on Google Classroom.

3rd April 2020: Google Classroom is now up and running. Please check your e-mail and accept the invitation to join. Then have a try at using the link to Espresso that I have added. I will check in again over the weekend to see if you have been able to access it. Thank you for the messages and photos that have been emailed to me. There has been lots of brilliant work and activities happening to keep you busy, learning and having fun too.  Have a lovely Easter break and keep doing the activities if you would like to or perhaps try making some Easter nests.        or if you can print out make a lovely Easter basket.

Keep happy.

Mrs Longworth. 

In the event of school closure I have made a Work Pack for you to enable your child to continue to learn from home. I have sent home with your child a new writing book and a pencil to keep their work in one place. There is also a Common Exception Word activity booklet to work and a Nature Detective and a Growing Plants Topic activities sheet, choose as many of the activities you can to do.

As always please continue to read with your child and encourage them to read to you daily and record in their yellow reading record cooks. The ORT e-books are great to use click My Class Login and enter username and password as shown below:

Username: mannington       Password: read2020


In phonics we are concentrating on the sounds

11th May 2020: ways to say ‘a’ ‘e’ and ‘i’

4th May 2020: ow and oy

27th April 2020: aw, au and ir

20 th April 2020: wh and ph

27th March: ew, ue and u-e

20th March: ie, i-e, oe and o-e.

27th March 2020: There is access to more           reading books at Collins Big Cat ebooks

Click on teacher portal and enter:


Password: Parents20!               Then click Login

     24th March 2020 There is now access to Discovery learning Espresso Phonics  (and Coding).

I will send details to your child’s e-mail.

Practising with all Phase 3, 4 and 5 sounds is essential to develop quick recall of the sounds.  (Phases 3, 4 and 5)  Dragon’s Den, Picnic on Pluto and Buried Treasure have been used in the classroom.


Please use MyMaths:   

Username:  holtprim                          password: circle

We are looking at:

Week beginning

11th May: Number

4th May: comparing length, weight and capacity

27th April


There will be a different set of activities each day!

20th April

Lesson:3 Odds, evens and multiples (there are 8 activities to do)

27th March

Lesson:2      Introducing number and place value    

                     (the box is highlighted blue)

Click on Lesson and work through as many of the 10 activities as you can.

If you have them at home try to play number games like Bingo, Snakes and Ladders or other dice/number games.

There is also where your child can access lots of fun maths games and activities. Again your child’s email and password are required and the school code is holtcp. I can also access Sumdog to see which activities your child has completed.

Your child’s Email log-in details are in their Reading record book. If your child completes any other work that they wish me to see then they can email it to me at

If you have any IT questions Mr Gleeson is happy to assist

Topic - Choose your favourite activities from the grid, One or two each day would be great. Please feel free to adapt the tasks to suit your child and present them in any way you like.

Year 1 Homeworking Grid

Materials: 11th- 22nd May

Make an umbrella for a teddy or a toy.

Write about what you did.

Find a ball and see how high it can bounce.

If you have a football and a tennis ball (or any different ones) see which one bounces the highest.

Help to do the recycling at home - sort it into different materials.

Then play this game

Try Pokemon Yoga

Watch this video.

Make a seat for a teddy or a toy - it must be strong enough to hold it and not break!

Find things that are hard and strong and things that are soft and bendy. Draw them or take a photo of your collection.

Make a super junk model rocket that can travel to the moon and back.

Find things that are made of wood and things that are made of metal.

Draw them or take a photo of your collection.

Recycle an odd sock and make a sock puppet.

Or make some stick puppets.    


Find a ruler or tape measure. Look for something stretchy, like a sock. Lay it flat and measure it to the nearest cm. Then stretch it and measure it again. How much does it stretch? 

Try other materials.

Design a new house for the 3 little pigs that the wolf won’t be able to blow down. What materials would you use and why? Draw your design and label.

Choose your favourite superhero and design a new outfit for him/her. Can you label the clothes.

Build a bridge. You can use Lego or newspaper or cardboard, whatever you can find. Is it strong enough to dive a toy car across it? Send in a photo.

Watch this video

Write labels for each material and put them on items around the house.

Plastic   Wood     Metal

Fabric   Cardboard  Glass

Paper    Clay         Stone

Leather           Rubber


Design a medal for a war hero/heroine

Use the War time recipe book and choose one to make.

Make a paper ‘Spitfire’ plane

Make some bunting to hang in your window for VE Day 8th May.

Colour it red, white and blue.

Or cut triangles out of magazines

or newspaper to make recycled bunting.

VE Day - World War II  Week

Watch this video and learn or join in with the song if you already know it.

Have a VE celebration Teddy bears picnic in the garden with your toys. Perhaps you could make some jam sandwiches or jam tarts.

Colour or paint a picture of children celebrating VE Day.

Make a paper party hat for the VE Day celebrations

20th April 2020/27th April

Watch this video of the life cycle of plants.

Write 3 ways seeds can be spread around.

Make a paper ‘helicopter’ sycamore seed.

Go on a leaf hunt, how many can you find? Use this sheet to help you find out which trees you saw.

Draw and colour or paint a tulip. Do you have any in your garden?

Find some leaves and make a picture. Make a person or an animal.

Collect some daisies or leaves. Make additions and subtractions.


4 + 3 = 7

7 - 3 = 4

Play ‘I’m thinking of a number’ with a grown up.

Remember you need to give a clue to find the

answer e.g. My number is 4-2 or to find my number you need to double 3….


Flowers and              Trees

Find out what a plant needs to survive.

Write a list of all the things plants need to stay healthy.

Look in the garden to see if you can spot any bees.

Find out why bees are Important to flowers and plants.

Draw a picture of a bee or an insect.


Use playdough to make spring flowers (you can make it at home)

Draw beautiful butterflies to make doubles for numbers to 20.

Try to measure around the trunk of a tree. Use a tape measure or your hands or arms.

Design a treehouse - make it as amazing as you like. What would be inside it?

Do bark rubbings of different tree trunks. Is the bark the same on each tree?

Choose any wild animal and find out where it lives. Write three facts about its habitat and create a picture of it.

Design and make your own invention. What job does it do?

Look out for birds in the garden. How many different kinds can you see? Draw tally chart to help you count them.

Have a look in your garden for mini- beasts. Draw pictures of what you find and label them.

You could even look up some interesting facts about the creatures you find.

Ask a grown up for some coins, can you make a pattern using different coins? Draw around them and label them. How many of each coin have you used? You could even add up the coins and find out how much your picture is worth.

Find a plant or flower in your house or garden.

Using a pencil, sketch the plant or flower in detail.

Could you label the parts of the plant?


Write an animal story. Perhaps it will be about a rabbit or a fox or a magical animal.


Make a home for a mini-beast e.g. Log pile home for wood lice. Draw a picture of your design.


Make a mini-beast from natural materials.

Use sticks to make some shapes in the garden, how many different ones can you create?

Find a book to read. Share the story with someone at home then draw a picture of your favourite part or write a book review.

Plan and write a story about an enchanted garden. Perhaps you can make this into a mini picture book with your own front cover and illustrations.

Can you learn all the ways of making 20? Try writing down the number sentences and learning it off by heart. Get your family to test you!


Make an explorer tent in your house or garden. Imagine you’re an explorer! Take some photos or write about your adventure.


Become a leaf explorer and see how many different types of leaves you can find in your

garden. Can you use them to make a picture?


Imagine you are climbing Jack’s beanstalk. Can you count the leaves all the way to 100?

Can you count backwards as well?

What if you jumped up to leaf number 36 or 47 or 58? Can you count on to 100 starting from there?

Does someone in your family have a vegetable garden? Ask them what they grow. Draw a picture of a vegetable garden and label all the vegetables.

Make a list of the fruit and vegetables in you fridge/kitchen. Which ones are your favourites? Sort them into different colours. Draw and label all the green ones.

If you have a garden find out which plants grow in your garden?

Look at them and draw some of them carefully. Can you find out the names of the plants?

Remember to continue to read at least five times a week and record your reading in your reading record.

Sorting leaves.

Not all leaves are the same. Some are simple  some have more than 1 leaf on a stem some are prickly. Can you sort leaves into 3 groups. Take a photo.

Have a go at making a homemade vegetable pizza with an adult. Talk about where each ingredient comes from. Now show ½ and then ¼. Can you find ½ and ¼ of any other everyday objects?

Growing Plants

Plants need water, air and sunlight to grow. Can seeds grow without soil? Grow your own cress/chive head to find out! Take photos or draw pictures to show how the cress grows.

Create a repeating pattern using fruit and vegetable printing. Imagine each fruit/vegetable represented a different number (2, 5, 10), can you show number patterns in a sequence of prints?

Practise halving and doubling numbers to recall fluently. Ladybirds may help you, perhaps you could make your own? Cover over one wing to show half of a number, can you remember halves and doubles without looking?

Keep a  food diary for a week to show which plants you have eaten and the parts of the plant they come from (stem, flower, root, fruit/seed)

Put a bean seed in a small clear sandwich bag or a jam jar with damp cotton wool or kitchen roll and put it in a sunny place. Look at it every day and keep it watered. See how it begins to grow. Keep a bean diary with pictures of what happens to the bean.

Find and read or listen to a story that is about a plant or seeds. Use the ideas from the story to write your own plant story.

Find out about spring flowers. Draw or paint a picture of them. Can you label the parts of the plant – petals, stem, leaves and roots.

I hope you and your child find lots of interesting activities to keep you learning.

Mrs Longworth.

Other activities are accessible on