St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

Week 12

Hello my lovely year ones, 


I hope you have had a great weekend! I know the weather hasn't been as sunny this past week but I hope you've still been able to spend as much time outside as possible. 


I am pleased to see lots of you playing the games on Purple Mash and uploading your own work to your files. Your lovely messages really put a smile on my face! This week I have set some maths, English and science. I hope you enjoy them. Keep going with the phonics Youtube lessons but remember, you only need to work through them in small chunks. 


I have also suggested some spelling games and spelling lists to use. These types of actvities are great if youre having a slower day. If prepared in advance, you can complete them whilst your grown-ups are a little busy. 


A reminder that Oxford Owl allow you to have access to the reading scheme whilst schools are closed: 


I hope you all have a happy week!

Keep smiling,  

Miss Ingham :) 


*Parents of those children who are coming back to school on the 15th June:


It is understandable that the children maybe worrying about coming back to school. It is a big change to what they have known for the past 3 months. Below this letter I have attached some recources made specifically to help address some of their worries and explain some of the changes they may experience. Please continue to keep checking the parent's Covid-19 page on the website for the most update information in school. Physical letters will not be sent home once we are back. We are looking forward to welcoming you back very soon!


Many thanks, 

Miss Ingham

Returning to school resources


White Rose Maths have started charging for the activity sheets. You can still watch the learning videos on White Rose if you found them useful and engaging for the children. 


The links below are a continuation of the new scheme from last week. The tasks, I think, are nice maths focused activities you can do at home. Pick, choose and adapt to suit the time/ resources you have. Don't worry if you dont have a printer at home, most of them can be done with out printing. 

Number bonds to 20

Last week we explored number bonds OF 20 - pairs of numbers that add together to make 20.


This week we are going to explore number bonds TO 20. These are pairs of numbers that make any number up to 20. For example: 11 + 4 = 15.


We are going to use a tens frame model to explore these. The children have used these before with numbers up to 10. A tens frame is a rectangular shape split into 10 parts, so we will be using 2x tens frames for numbers up to 20. 

Tens frame example

You can draw out 2x tens frames on a piece of paper or print them out if you have a printer (I have linked a printable document at the end of the maths block). You could even draw large ones outside with some chalk!


Gather two different types of counters e.g. 10 stones and 10 pieces of pasta.

You could even colour in and cut out your own coloured counters. 



Explore different addition number sentences using the tens frames - e.g. 10 + 6 = / 12 + 7 = 

I have attached a sheet of number sentences for you to use, if you wish to.  


Simplify the activity if needed:

 - Only add single digits to ten - 10 + 4 / 10 + 7 /10 + 2


Or add challenge if needed:

 - Add two single digits - 9 + 7 / 8 + 5 / 6 + 8


Encourage children to 'count on' from the greater number - 10 + 7  /  6 + 9


This week I have chosen another story from the popular author, Julia Donaldson. Some of you might have this book at home but if you dont I have some links to the story below. 



Task 1 – Tiddler the fish regularly makes up stories about why he is late for school. Can you make up and write down your own story for why he was late one day? Don't forget your precursive handwriting, capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 


Task 2 – Think about the moment when Tiddler was caught in the net. How do you think he was feeling, and why? An adult can help you write some adjectives to describe his feelings. Then use some of the adjectives to write a sentence. I wonder if you could use the conjunctions 'and' or 'because' to extend your sentences. 


Task 4 –  If you could dream up your own adventure, where would you go, and what would you do? Draw a picture of your dream adventure. Then write a few sentences to describe it. Don't forget your precursive handwriting, capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 





Here are the next phonics letters and sounds lessons on YouTube. Remember you can complete these lessons together in smaller chunks spread across a couple of days. 


A reminder to access Phonics Play website for recall games that can be done often to keep children familiar with the sounds and words they have learnt. 

Username: march20
Password: home

They also have decodable comics for children to read - may be of use for children who find the reading scheme online challenging:



Some animals have similarities, some are very different. Some animals live in water, some live on land, some fly in the sky. Animals have special features that help them to survive in the different places they live. 


We have looked at so far:

- what animals eat - carnivores / omnivores / herbivores.

- How we group animals - mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians and minibeasts.

- Minibeasts and their structures.


This week we are going to focus on fish and reptiles, and how they survive. Check out the videos below and keep your eye on Purple Mash for some related activities. 

Childrens stories about under the sea: