Tuesday fun in the sun

Today the children had a PE lesson with Mr Adlington. They played cricket.

Then the children made chocolate crispy cakes!

Then the children made Easter crafts- look at these door wreaths some of the girls made!

Then the children used the Ipads and had lunch.

After lunch they played outside then went to plant some vegetables in Base Camp.

They planted parsley, carrots, beetroot and chilli peppers!

Lots of fun in the sun!

Easter Family Fun

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to say a huge well done for making it to the end of term and all of the hard work you have been doing at home. The Den staff are all so proud of you!

We will not be setting formal work for the next two weeks but feel free to choose from any of the family fun activities below:

  • Have an egg hunt around your house or garden.
  • Base some Easter cookies or cakes- see Evie’s photographs for inspiration!
  • Hold an egg race against your family- who is the winner?
  • Watch an Easter film (e.g Hop).
  • Build a Den inside or outside.
  • Have some egg-speriments (egg experiments) how high can you drop an egg without it smashing? What can you find around your house to protect it from damage?
  • Eat chocolate!

As ever, don’t forget to save your photographs to the school blog- we love to see what you are getting up to.

Miss Plimmer, Mrs McLeod, Miss Hammond and Mrs Fullerton

Happy Easter Year 1!

You have all worked so hard in your first two weeks of home schooling. We have been so impressed with the photos and work that you have shared with us this week, so please scroll back to last week’s post to find the star certificates! ⭐I am sure you can all think of something you are really proud of achieving this week – we would love to see your certificates shared on the blog.

We are now beginning the Easter holidays and we know you all deserve a well-earned break so we won’t be setting you daily Maths and Literacy activities. However, please keep up with practising your spellings and aim to read at least three times a week. Don’t forget you can access lots of free e-books using Oxford Owl (instructions are in reading diaries). 📚                       https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

We know that this break from school is going to be slightly different so we have created a list of fun activities that you can do –  without needing to leave your home! Please also feel free to look back on any of the Literacy and Maths activities (particularly online and PurpleMash games) that you have been set over the past couple of weeks – I am sure the children would enjoy playing some of these games again! Remember, there is no obligation to complete these, we just thought they may be useful to have…and fun for the whole family!

Year 1 Easter Activity Ideas

All of the links to the Easter activity ideas are below:

Easter Bunny Cutting Skills activity

Easter wordsearch

Scavenger Hunts

Easter egg number bond jigsaw

100 Things to do Indoors

Easter egg nest recipe

Fingerprint Minibeasts Craft Instructions

Minibeast Pebbles Craft Instructions

Outdoor Activity Cards

Sketching Tutorials – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5XMF3Inoi8R9nSI8ChOsdQ

We hope you enjoy having a go at some of these activities!

Happy Easter to you all,

Miss McCullagh, Miss Hailey, Mrs Goodwin and Mrs Lee x 😊

Friday 3rd April – Year 1 Maths Activity

Hello everyone,

You have been working really, really hard to learn the number bonds to 20 this week so today, you can choose your maths activities. Some are number bond themed and, as a special treat, some are Easter themed – you might like to choose one of each!

Friday 3rd Maths Activities

Easter Themed Maths Activities

The links to the online games are:



We hope you enjoy!

Year 1 Home Schooling Friday 3rd April 2020

Hello Y1! Well done for making it to the end of term and continuing all the amazing work at home that you would in class. It will make all the difference and we are incredibly proud of you all!

Here are some lesson ideas for Friday.

Friday is spelling day again – so can parents test you on the spellings you have practised at home all week? Again, please send your scores to Mrs Goodwin and Mrs Lee via the PurpleMash email as they cannot wait to hear how you get on.

Here are the next set of spellings which you may already have a paper copy of:

Year 1 spellings Spring Week 12 suffix ing

Mrs Goodwin’s Group spellings e-e

Mrs Lee’s Group (recap or er)

For Literacy today there is a final game linked to our theme of suffixes this week. This time we are looking at plurals. On PurpleMash a 2do has been set to match the singular (one object) to the plural (more than one object) e.g cat to cats. This is a fun memory style game so have fun!

We have also popped on a fun Science/Art activity as our topic of Materials comes to an end. Can you draw a picture of your house, choosing the correct materials it is made from? Here is a picture I have attempted of my house :) It is trickier than it looks!


New Den staff email address

Hello Den Parents.

A new Den email address has been created for you to email any of the Den staff.

This includes Miss Plimmer, Mrs McLeod, Miss Hammond and Mrs Fullerton.

The email address is: Newdale.TheDENteam@taw.org.uk

Feel free to use this email address to ask any questions, let us know how your children are getting on with their home learning tasks or to keep us updated generally.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Miss Plimmer, Mrs McLeod, Miss Hammond and Mrs Fullerton.

Phonics Video

Here is the eighth helpful video from Miss Hammond. She has created a video to help you continue practising your sounds at home! We hope you find it useful.

We will be uploading all these videos to the phonics section on the school website, accessible via this link


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