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Hello Ash Class I hope you have had a good week and that you and your families are all keeping well.

 I hope you have managed to complete some of the activities  I set for you last week.

Here are this weeks  suggested activities.


There are 3 Easter dance programmes on BBC Lets Move pages. Your Mummy or Daddy will have to sign on to the BBC site (It's free) and the search for School Radio - Key Stage One  Lets Move Egg Stravaganza.



There are  lots of Maths  activities on Espresso. I suggest this week you look at KS1 maths Geometry and select the 2D and 3D maths activities. (Log on to” Pupil login Espresso discovery education”. Username student18242  Login  walshaw )

You can also practice counting in 2's 5's and 10's. Practice your number bonds using "Topmarks" site . Go to Maths and find  "Mental Maths Train." Only select" addition "and "subtraction" carriages on the train and work your way through the games.



This week you could complete the next 3 pages in your English Comprehension Book.

I hope you managed to learn last weeks spellings and did well in your test if Mummy or Daddy had time to test you.

This weeks spellings are : because, house, find, people, castle, purse. To help you learn these you could put them into sentences. Don't forget capital letters and full stops.

I have set some grammar and spelling work on Bug Club as well as setting new books for those of you who have been busy reading.

Espresso is a brilliant resource and you can all use it . Your Logins and passwords with the school code is on a sticker in your reading records ( The small sticker is near the beginning of your records as it was put in in Reception Class.) as well as in your pack if you were in school to receive one.  It is really important that you carry on reading  and that  Your Mummy,  Daddy or carers  carry on  reading stories to you.



There is a letter further down the page from Mrs Geelan. There are some music activities for you to look at.


-If you go onto Purple Mash you could go to Topics - History  - Famous People - Queen Elizabeth I.  Choose the Mind Map activity and write  the information you know in the boxes.
You  can complete some more of your new Learning Challenges this week.

Additional activities

Now we are coming closer to Easter you could look at the Easter story on Topmarks or on Twinkl

(Set up your own free parent account:

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS)


When you have looked at it you could write some sentences about the story.

Next Sunday  the 5th April is Palm  Sunday. You could draw a cross and decorate it with Easter symbols like eggs and flowers.

Jesus rode on a donkey to Jerusalem. Can you draw a donkey and  write some facts about donkeys?

You could make an Easter card for your family.

Try baking an Easter cake or some Easter biscuits. You could write instructions on how to make these.

If you go out for a walk or play outside you could look for signs of spring around you and draw these.

Don’t worry if you were not in school on the last day and didn’t get a pack. Just do any of the activities you are able to and remember I don't expect you to do all these activities. You may not have time to do any at all. They are just suggestions .

          Take Care  I am missing you all  Mrs Rothwell


Here are some Celebrity Classes . (I'm not sure about the age appropriateness, but you could take a look.)

9.00   PE with Joe Wicks

 youtube/The Body Coach


10.00 Music with Myleene Klass



11.00 Science with Maddie Moate



11.30 Dance with Oti Mabuse


13.00 Maths with Carol Vorderman


14.00 History with Dan Snow


15.00 English with David Walliams


17.30Food Tech with Jamie Oliver









Check us out on twitter under the username 'ccwalshaw'.

We regularly update it with pictures and tweets about different things happening in our class and as a whole school.






Important Dates



This half terms topic is " Who was the most powerful queen, Elizabeth 1st or Victoria?" During this topic the children will be finding out about the important events in the lives of  both queens and  some of their achievements. The children will then compare the two.

 P.E.The children will be learning new skills in hockey this half term on Thursdays and will continue to study dance

 on Fridays. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school at all times.

Maths- Following the Maths No Problem approach we will be looking in detail and developing our maths skills in:

Solving addition and subtraction word problems, multiplication, division, fractions and tens and ones. 

Phonics- We will be continuing work on phase 5 of the letters and sounds programme. In this phase the children will learn new graphemes for reading.


We will be working on the books   The Story Tree retold by Hugh Lupton   and  Poems for Performing by Julia Donaldson
       The reading skills we will be developing are:

- Applying phonic knowledge and skills appropriately
- Reading accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words
- Reading common exception words and words with more than one syllable
- Reading aloud accurately
- Discussing the significance of the title and events
- Making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
- Predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
- Developing pleasure in reading
The writing skills we will be developing are:
- Saying out loud what we are going to write about
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’
- Beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
RE-  The children will be finding out about  shrove Tuesday, Mothering Sunday and the  story and celebration of Easter.

SEAL Going for Goals.
Science -  Classifying Animals

PE days are Thursday and Friday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit on these days.

Learning at Home
Spellings will be sent out shortly.
Home Reading Books are changed every Friday.
Bug Club will be set on Friday’s every fortnight- please let us know if you have any trouble accessing the website and we will do our best to solve any issues.

Reading Books
We will change Year 1's reading books every Friday. The purpose of the home reading book is to consolidate decoding skills and comprehension and develop fluency and expression. Please read with your child each week, asking them questions about the story, and sign the reading record so we know to give them a new book. Any additional comments in the reading records are welcomed. Bug Club will also be updated every fortnight.

In school the children will also have two guided reading sessions each week. These sessions will provide differentiated teaching of reading and will secure progress by providing opportunities for children to practice their learning. We currently use a breadth of reading schemes including Bug Club books, Oxford Reading Tree, Collins and Big Cat.

In the teaching of Phonics we follow the Letters and Sounds programme  for 20 minutes daily.

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites! smiley

Letter from Mrs Geelan

Ash Class Photos

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