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Dragonfly - YEAR 1

Welcome to Dragonfly Class!

Meet the Team!  

Miss Barker
Class Teacher
Mrs Bosanquet
Teaching Assistant







Mrs Smith - 1:1 Teaching Assistant




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Hello lovely Dragonflies! I hope that you are all keeping safe and well at home with your families - you can check this website page to find daily learning tasks set for you to complete at home, just like we would be doing altogether in school! 

There will be lots of other ideas for you try at home too whilst we can't be at school together. Remember how important it is to get outside and get some fresh air and exercise and most importantly, have fun!! 

You can also start each day with a PE lesson at 9am with Joe Wicks on his youtube channel.....even I might join in with him -yes really!

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Just in case you have run out things to do already.........

Friday 3rd April 2020

Good morning Dragonflies and happy Friday!! Now today we would officially be breaking up for the Easter holidays if we were in school. 

We won’t be setting home learning over the Easter holidays. However, we have created some fun activities you could complete in the holiday. You can download it at the bottom of this page. Home learning from the last two weeks will still remain on the class page, should you wish to access it. 

I hope you have a lovely Easter with your family safe at home - I know that I cannot wait to eat some chocolate eggs!! xx

1. Maths Task 1 - please continue with the tasks on Mathletics

2. Maths Task 2 - We have another number based task to do today. This one involves you choosing a number that falls between two given numbers. There is more than one correct answer for these questions and for the challenge at the bottom you need to think of five different possibilities! Remember if you need any help with the maths tasks you can use a number line or 100 square using these links:  (100 square) (Number line)

3. English Task - Did you manage to write your letter yesterday? I hope it went well - if you are unsure, remember you can check with a grown up or an older brother or sister at home!

Learning Objective - To write facts

Success Criteria - Include a title, headings, key facts.

Activity - Today for the time capsule we would like you to write facts about yourself at the moment. This is something you will be able to look at in years to come when you open your time capsule! 

Look at the example below to get some ideas for the facts you might like to write - don't forget to change the details to be about you though as you don't want to be writing about me do you!! 


Maybe you could get someone to take a photo of you now as well or you could draw a picture of yourself to add to your facts if this is easier. 

** Time Capsule Construction!! **

Over the break you could look for a box or container to keep your letter and fact file and to use it as your Time Capsule. Perhaps you could decorate it? Find other things to put in your capsule like post, drawings, photos, news articles. Then once you have finished put your time capsule away somewhere safe and leave it! 

There are no spellings to learn over Easter, however if you wish to keep practising and playing the games on Spelling Frame then of course you are more than welcome to! :-) 


Thursday 2nd April 2020

Hello Dragonflies! I hope you had a lovely day yesterday. I'm sure lots of you have seen the rainbows up in people's windows while you have been out walking and did you know that there is now a teddy bear hunt taking place in people's windows!

Can you spot the teddy bear in my window? 

If you go out for a walk today, why don't you see if you can find any teddy bears hidden in people's windows as you go past? How many can you find? I wonder if they'll be tricky to find!

Here is today's home learning for you:

1. Maths Task - please continue with the tasks on Mathletics

Maths Task 2-  Our task today involves making two digit numbers from the number cards given in the picture. You need to make three different two digit numbers and then circle the biggest number! There is an challenge if you want to do a little extra today.



3. English Task 1 - Please complete your spelling test today using the 'ow' sound on Spelling Frame - Good luck, I will check your scores throughout the day to see how you get on 🙂 

4. English Task 2 - For the rest of this week we would like you to make a Time Capsule, a little like we did on our transition from Reception up to Year 1. Do you remember we made birthday cards, dragonfly and butterfly pictures and wrote wishes down and put them inside a box?

Well as we believe this time will be a very memorable time in history (maybe even something you will tell your own children about when you're older!) we would like you to make your own time capsule. 

The first step will be to write a letter to yourself in the future - which we will do today! 

Learning Objective - To write a letter.

Success Criteria - Write in the first person, remember capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

Activity - Write a letter to yourself to open in the future when you are much older. In the letter you could include the following:

*What is happening at the moment - why are we not at school?

*How you are feeling.

*What you have been doing since you have not been at school. 

*What you would like to be when you are older and all of this is over.

*Write down 5 things you would like to do when you are an adult.

Remember to start the letter with To......or Dear....... and end it with From........Once you have written your letter, keep it somewhere safe until tomorrow! 


Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good afternoon! Can you believe it is going to be Christmas tomorrow?!

Ha! I got you's April Fools Day of course!! April Fools Day is always on the 1st April every year and it's a day where traditionally people play tricks on each other. Have you had any tricks played on you?! 

Here are today's tasks:

1. Maths Task 1 - please continue with the tasks on Mathletics

2. Maths Task 2- Today we have a number task for you based on partitioning (breaking apart) numbers into tens and ones.

This sheet has set out how you partition each number using the part whole model that we use in class. If you want to make this easier you can choose simpler numbers with less tens or you could make it harder by trying to partition even larger numbers! You can also try it by using objects rather than numbers if you find it a little tricky. 


3. English Task - continue playing games and practising learning and revising the 'ow' sound on Spelling Frame. 

4. English Task 2 

Learning Objective - To learn and spell the days of the week

Success Criteria - Say the days in order, Think about spelling rules and patterns, Think about how many days are in the week.

Activity - Today we would like you to revisit learning, ordering and spelling the days of the week. This is something we did in class a while ago so you might be able to remember some of this from before! 

Click the the link below which will take you to the BBC bitesize website. Here you can watch a video about the days of the week and complete three different interactive activities!

Once you have finished this, can you spot the mistakes I have made when spelling the days of the week? Can you correct them by writing them out again? 

Mundai        Toosday         Wednezdai          Thirsday             Frighday           Saterday            Sundai


Has anyone been able to complete many of their ideas and activities that they put on their plan from last week?! Did you spell the days correctly at the top? Check to see!


Tuesday 31st March 2020

Hello Dragonflies! I hope you all had a good day yesterday and a lovely sleep last night. Please do not worry if you cannot complete all of the tasks on here or are finding things a little difficult - I know that is a very strange time for us all and everything feels a little out of the ordinary! You also don't need to worry about saving any of the work you have done to show me - there is no expectation for you to do this at all! However of course if this is something you would really like to do then go ahead and I will look forward to seeing it hopefully soon :-) 

I really wish that I could be there to answer any questions or any worries you might have, but if you do have any, make sure you tell a grown up at home. It always feels much better to tell someone doesn't it. 

I am missing you all lots, Miss Barker xx

Now let's see what tasks we have today....

1. Maths Task 1 - please continue with the tasks on Mathletics

2. Maths Task 2- To carry on with our money work we have found two activities for you to have a go at. There are purses with coins in and you have to work out how much money is in each purse!

Each purse only has 10p and 1p coins in, so use your knowledge of counting in tens to help you work out the amounts quicker! There is also an extra word problem challenge on the second sheet for you to have a go at too!

3. English Task - continue playing games and practising learning and revising the 'ow' sound on Spelling Frame. 

4. English Task 2 - 

Learning Objective - To identify real words and nonsense words. 

Success Criteria - Look for special friends (digraphs) and split sounds, fred talk each word, blend back together, is there a meaning for the word?

Activity - Look at the words below. Can you read them and decide if they are real words or nonsense words? Write them down into two groups. 

joil            chip               righ                 chockin                 play                 plood              grint     

spoil         brown             theest              clear                    plaw                 clue               spunch       

draw         spike

Can you make up your own funny names for these aliens using the following sounds in their names? 

aw                  ie                     ay                   ee

If you would like to practise this a little more or if you would just prefer to do it online click the following link!

** Art Activity **

If you would like something else to do today you could try this simple art and craft activity. Following on from our Andy Goldsworthy natural art, why don't you try some leaf rubbing? 

All you do need to do is go outside into your garden and find some different shapes leaves. Find some crayons or colouring pencils and a piece of paper and pop the leaf under the paper. Now just rub over the leaf with the crayon or pencil. If you are using pencils you will have to do this very gently! 

Monday 30th March 2020

Good morning Dragonflies!! I hope you have had a lovely rest over the weekend and managed to get outside for some fresh air. Pepper my dog has been very cheeky this weekend and has been trying to join in with my yoga! 

Don't forget, you can carry on practising your yoga like we do in school by clicking this link:

Today I would like you to try and complete the following activities for your home learning:

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics We have set extra number based tasks, so there are more activities to do today. If you want to go further you can also challenge yourself by accessing the live Mathletics. This will allow you to answer maths questions head to head with children from our class or from around the world! If you want to try this just click the green play button at the top of the screen.​​​​ Good luck!

2. Maths Task 2 - 2. Maths Task 2- I have found another little game for you to try. This game links to our recent work on money and recognising the different coins. You will need a few coins to play the game, so you may need to look in your piggy bank, ask an adult to borrow some or you could use plastic toy money if you have it! Here are the game instructions:

3. English Task 1 - please carry on practising the Spelling Rule 18 which is the 'ow' sound for this week. See how many different games you can try!

4. English Task 2 - Choose a favourite book from home. 

Learning Objective - To write a book review.

Success Criteria - Use of present tense, Writing in first person (I, me, myself), Capital letters, Full stops.

Activity - Read your favourite book with an adult or alone, whichever you prefer. Can you write a review about the book? Use the questions below to help you!

*What is the title of the book?

*Who is the author of the book?

*Is the book fiction or non-fiction?  

*What is the book about?

*Which characters are in the book?

*Why do you like the book? 

                  *What is your favourite part of the book?               

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Friday 27th March 2020

Well we've reached the end of our first week at home staying inside (mostly!) and getting used to a new routine. Well done, I am sure you are all still smiling and being your happy and giggly selfs! If you are missing school and your school friends (and me of course), try singing some of our favourite songs - I keep singing Shake Your Sillies Out whenever I am tidying or cooking at home - it reminds me of being with my lovely Dragonflies!! 

Have a great day :-)

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics

2. Maths Task 2- I have found a number game for you to play today and you can play with your family. You can make the game easier by choosing a number below 20 or harder by choosing a number above 20. See the picture below for the game instructions:

3. English Task 1 - Well done to those of you who practised all week and completed your spelling test on the sound 'ou'!! I am so proud of you and can see some of you have worked really hard. Could you now please log on and begin to practise the Spelling Rule 18 the 'ow' sound?

4. English Task 2 - I hope you enjoyed the rhyming challenge yesterday. Today I would like you to try and think ahead of next week and some of the activities that you would like to do to keep busy and active at home.

Learning Objective - To write a plan.

Success Criteria - Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, writing in future tense. 

Activity - Create a plan of things that you would like to do and achieve next week. You could write down each day and then some ideas of things that you would like to do. See my example below if you are stuck for ideas! Then you can use this as something to look forward to 🙂 

Try and remember to use your sounds for spelling each word!

**Fun Art Activity**

Have you ever heard of 'Dorset Art Spy'? It used to be a website about hiding books for children to find but they have now changed the name and decided to look for artwork that has been put up in people's windows. Each week has a theme and last week was rainbows, you might have seen some already!

From this weekend the theme is changing to friends and friendship. We have had a think and here are some of our ideas but wondered if you can come up with lots of lovely ideas of your own around the theme of friendship. Why don't you have a go and see who finds your artwork of their walks around the village?




Thursday 26th March 2020

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics

Well done to those of you who have been busy online practising, I can see who has been trying really hard.

We have set extra number based tasks, so there are more activities to do today. If you want to go further you can also challenge yourself by accessing the live Mathletics. This will allow you to answer maths questions head to head with children from our class or from around the world! If you want to try this just click the green play button at the top of the screen.​​​​ Good luck!

2. Maths Task 2- To follow on from our recent work on money, here is a toy shop activity for you to have a go at. Remember to record your pence for each new price! You could even make your own toy shop at home and practise writing your own amounts of money on homemade price tags!

3. English Task 1 - Please take your test on Spelling Frame using all of the practising you have been doing this week on the sound 'ou'! Good luck...I will check the scores tonight!! :-) 

4. English Task 2  -

As you can see I have been keeping myself busy by reading Tabby McTat written by Julia Donaldson! Have you read the story before? Maybe some of you have it at home!

Your task today is to spot as many rhyming words as you possibly can from the pages below......I found 7, can you find anymore? Can you write them down?

Can you look through other storybooks you may have at home and find as many rhyming words as you can in them? What do you notice about the rhyming words? Is there a pattern?




Wednesday 25th March 2020

Happy Wednesday Dragonflies!! Why don't you try remembering all of the Dragonflies names and take a register this morning just like I would to start the day?! How many names can you remember?

Today I would really like you to do the following tasks please:

1. Maths Task 1 - please carry on completing up to 30 minutes on number on Mathletics 

2. Engish Task 1 - spend 15 more minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 17 - 'ou' sound - There will be a test tomorrow! 

3. English Task 2 -

Learning Objective - To write a short story.

Success Criteria - Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, adjectives.

Activity -  Can you write a short story about going on your own magic bubble? Where would you go? What would you see? Who would you meet? 

Can you add in adjectives (describing words) to describe what you see and what the people look like that you meet?

Read your story to a grown up and see if they can come up with their own story!! 



** Challenge activity today! **

Click the following link to watch the animals live in Edinburgh Zoo!! My favourite is the panda - if you are lucky, you might even see them munching on some bamboo. 

You can also read some interesting facts underneath each webcam for the different animals. How many facts can you find out?! Maybe you could write some of them down! 

Enjoy your day and remember that we are all in this together and will be able to share so many exciting stories when we see each other again! 



Tuesday 24th March 2020

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics We have set new tasks on number! 

2. Engish Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 17 - 'ou' sound 

3. English Task 2 - watch the film: again.

Learning Objective - To create a setting description

Success Criteria - Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, the word 'and', adjectives.

Activity - Play ‘vocabulary ping pong’ word association game with an adult. The adult calls out a word and you try to say as many words as possible linked to the topic.

Suggested topics: beach, weather, sea, boats. 

Look at the pictures below:

         Image result for rocky beach

Can you write sentences describing what you can see in one of the pictures? Look for as many things to include in your writing and try to see if you can use any adjectives. I have written some ideas below!

sandy       rocky        beautiful        golden        blue        choppy        shallow         calm        smooth

The water at the beach is calm and bright blue. The golden sand is beautiful and smooth. 

** Challenge activity for today! **

As the weather is so lovely outside, make the most of it by going outdoors and creating a piece of land art, just like we did at school a few weeks ago! You can tell your grown up about Andy Goldsworthy and how we used his artwork as our inspiration. 

Collect as many different natural items as you can such as leaves, flowers, sticks, grass, stones and more!

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Great news! Ruth Miskin, creator of Read Write Inc, is running daily phonics lessons for children who are learning to read using RWI! 
They are scheduling Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home, these will be available for 24 hours after being shown. 
They are releasing three short Speed Sound lessons with one of their trainers every day for the next two weeks.
The films will be available at the times below and then for 24 hours after. 

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am 

They will also release a film of a teacher reading a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2:00pm every day. The poems will be available to watch again and again on YouTube.
Parents can sign up to either Read Write Inc Facebook page  or their YouTube channel



Monday 23rd March 2020

These activities can be completed in any order and with as many breaks in between! Parents and Carers - please praise your children for completed tasks and reward them with things like screen time, a cuddle, outdoor play, etc. It may help to stick with a routine day to day during the week to enable your child to become familiar with this new way of learning :-) 

1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics We have set new tasks on number! 

2. Engish Task 1 - spend 15 minutes on Spelling Frame practising Spelling Rule 17 - 'ou' sound 

3. English Task 2 - Watch the following film:

Learning objective - To create sentences using the word 'and'. 

Success Criteria (what to remember to use) - Full stops, finger spaces, capital letters, the word 'and'.

Activity - Think about a time you have been to the beach. Can you describe the beach? How did it look? What was there? Write down what you can see, hear, touch, smell and taste at the beach using the word 'and' in your sentences. 

For example - At the beach I can see seagulls and I can hear the waves crashing. 


Are you missing usernames and passwords?

Usernames and password reminders were sent home in the home learning packs. However, If you are missing passwords for Mathletics, Spellingframe or TT Rockstars please email and we will send you usernames and passwords as soon as possible.

Free E Books

Click on the link below to access free online ebooks including Read,Write,Inc and Oxford Reading Tree books to read with your children at home. All you have to do is register by creating an account and you can continue to enjoy reading at home!! :-)

Twinkl Access

You can also now access free teaching and learning resources from the Twinkl website for a month, by creating an account an entering the following code: CVDTWINKLHELPS 

Click on the link below to access this fantastic online resource!! 



Our wonderful hat creations after reading 'I Want My Hat Back'.

We designed and made our own hats using different materials and wrote about the designs in our English lesson.



The Alphabet

Now that we know our phonic sounds well and we are all able to read words we now need to know the names of each letter as well as the sound that it makes. 

We have been learning a fun alphabet song to help us along our way! Click on the link below to practise with us!

What have we been learning?


In our English lessons we have been focusing our learning around the story 'Owl Babies'. We have retold the story by acting it out and using pictures, thinking about how the owls have been feeling and writing sentences about the story. 


In Maths we have been focusing on numbers and place value. We have been looking at comparing different amounts, continuing number sequences and counting backwards. 

Welcome to Year 1

P.E. days - Monday and Thursday. Please ensure P.E. kits are in school for the week.

Reading Records  - These will be checked every Monday - please ensure they are in your child's bookbag ready to be handed in.

Topic - Our first topic this year will be 'The Royals'

Home Learning - Spellings - Spelling frame (online). Children can practise their spellings and then must take the test at home before new spellings are set on Fridays. 


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