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Please use the resources on this page to continue your child's learning at home. The page should have everything you need to support them. I will be updating it very regularly so please check this page daily where possible. Please use the blue exercise book (sent home last week) to record all their brilliant home learning or any note book, exercise book or folder you have will be great. Thank you for all your ongoing support. I know you will do a fantastic job. Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you need any further advice or support via the office email address office@nc.huish.education (just put the teacher' name in subject box). We are very happy to help!


Take care

Miss Pople, Mrs Salt, Mrs Morley and the Seahorse Class Team


*Please do not spend more than 20-30 mins on each of the activities below. Please spend the rest of your days eating, sleeping, playing, being outdoors, reading, creating, exploring and spending time with your family.


Rainbows for NHS Nightingale 

I am sure that many of you will have already heard.

NHS Nightingale (the new purpose-built hospital) are looking for bright pictures and messages of hope drawn by children to decorate their bare walls. I know that Seahorse Class would be brilliant at this! With Mum's and Dad's permission, you could email a happy drawing, rainbow or positive message for them to use. This is the email address that it suggests on the NHS Nightingale Facebook Page: hub@nhsnightingale.net



Thursday 2nd April 2020


Maths - Subtracting 

Previously, we have looked at subtraction under 10. We can use objects to take away, cross out to take away (useful for pictures), subtract on a tens frame and subtract on a number line. We can also read and write calculations using - and =. For the rest of this week and for a few lessons after Easter we will look at subtracting within 20. This lesson is a recap lesson just to remind us about what we already know. 



  • Have a go at using your tens frame, number line or objects to complete these calculations:

17 - 5 =        19 - 3 =      20 - 8 =       15 - 4 =       13 - 0 =      14 - 4 =     18 - 1 =


Should:                                                                        Could: 


                                                                                           Ex: Remember calculations can have more than 2                                                                                              parts e.g. 20 - 2 - 7 = 11 and you can also start with                                                                                          the whole e.g. 11 = 20 - 9


Please use the link below to watch and join in with the RWInc. Set 3 Speed Sound Sessions available via Facebook or Youtube at 10.30am or 1.30 pm. Please continue to recap all of your Set 3 sounds (sent home a few weeks ago). 



Tricky Red Words/Common Exception Words

English - small chunks of writing (continued)

At the end of the week we are going to create our own information texts about Isambard Kindom Brunel so we will need some chunks of writing (these could be a couple of sentences or more if you have lots of ideas). 


The Thames Tunnel Company

The Clifton Suspension Bridge

The Great Western Railway

The SS Great Britain

His Childhood

His family


  • Choose one of the subheadings above or any others you would like to write about and talk to Mum and /or Dad about what you know. I am sure you know lots already!
  • Remember to Write the subheading at the top.
  • Don't forget to think of your sentence, say your sentence, write your sentence, read your sentence and check your sentence carefully. 
  • Use the sentence toolkit below to check each sentence. 
  • The things in green are things that you might like to add to your sentences to make them more interesting for the reader.

PSHE - Road Safety


  • Where do you feel safe? Why?
  • Who do you feel safe with? Why? 
  • Who keeps you safe? Is it their job?



  • Today we are going to think about crossing a road.
  • Why do you think roads could be dangerous?
  • How can we keep ourselves safe when we cross the road?
  • Use some of the resources below to learn about: STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, THINK





Possible Ideas

  • You could practise STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, THINK next time you go for a walk. Check Mums and Dads are doing this too.
  • Use chalk or paper to create a road on the floor and role-play crossing it safely.
  • Make a road safety poster to teach others.
  • Write some instruction to tell others how to cross the road. 



Wednesday 1st April 2020


Maths - What can you do in a minute?


  • Keep practising your months of the year song. Can you sing/say the months in order on your own? 




  • Remember that 1 minute is 60 seconds. Think about how long a second is.
  • Close your eyes. Can you guess how long a minute is? Ask Mum or Dad to time a minute on a watch. Put your hand up/open your eyes when you think it has been a minute. Were you close? Try again. 
  • What do you think you could do in 1 minute? 
  • What would take less than a 1 minute?
  • What would take more than a minute?
  • Have a go at the 1 minute challenges below.


  • Can you create your own 1 minute challenges. 


Computing - Coding


  • Find the website https://www.j2e.com/jit5#turtle
  • Spend some time reminding yourself how to move the man using the arrows.
  • Remember that an 'algorithm' is like a set of instructions and that these appear in the blue box.
  • Have a look at my algorithms below.
  • Will they work?
  • Can you spot any mistakes?
  • Can you fix my mistakes and create a new algorithm?


going to the blue house                going to the trees                     going to the supermarket


Tuesday 31st March 2020

Keep up the PE activities today as you would normally have two PE sessions with Mr B. Alternatively try Joe Wicks' PE with Joe Tuesday 31st March workout.

In our Guided Reading session today, we would have been finishing off our transport in the future work from last week. Please continue to design a mode of transport for the future. Remember that it can be built from logo, junk modelling or be drawn. Send your designs in to office@nc.huish.education FAO: Mrs Morley.

Mr Bulbeck's Home Exercises Key Stage 1 PE



Fitness and exercises you can do in your home or garden.


*Star Jumps

*Spotty Dogs


*Touch Jumps ( touch the floor and jump up high)

*Running on the spot




*Shapes (long and thin)

*Star (long and wide)

*Tuck (small)

*Straddle (bend at hips, legs straight and arms with arms shadowing)

*Pike (same as straddle with legs together)


Balances (large and small body parts)

Create sequences using the above shapes and balances as well as jumps and rolls.


These are good websites for more ideas







Monday 30th March 2020


Maths - Add by Making 10

Start off by practising your Number Bonds to 10 (you are going to need these today). 


Must: Use your tens frame to decide which of these make 10. 

6 + 4 =        7 + 5 =       3 + 2 =       5 + 5 =     2 + 8 =       0 + 1 =    10 + 0 =    


Should:                                                          Could: 




Tens Frame







Challenge Words






English - Information Texts


Remember, the title tells you what the whole information text is about. Today we are going to have a look at subheadings. Subheadings tell you what a chunk of writing is going to be about e.g. If the title of our information text is Isambard Kingdom Brunel one of the subheadings might be Boats or The Clifton Suspension Bridge or His Family. 



Can you think of a good subheading for each of these chunks of writing? Mum and/or Dad can help with reading. 

Should: Choose of of the information texts below and think of a good subheading for each chunk of writing. 
Could: Can you think of subheadings that are questions e.g. What do dogs look like?

Science - Ice


You will need a piece of ice, a timer and a camera (if you have one).

  • Place your ice on a plate or tray and look at it (do not touch it yet). 
  • Can you think of any words to describe your ice?
  • Touch your ice gently. What does it feel like?
  • What do you think will happen to the ice in 5 mins, 10 mins, 15 mins?
  • Come back to your ice in 5, 10 and 15 mins to see what has happened. Take photos to record what it looks like now. 
  • How could we help our ice to melt faster? Discuss and test ideas together.
  • What would happen if we put salt on our ice? 
  • Explain how the ice has changed. 


More ideas:

Hello Seahorse Class

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Friday 27th March 2020


Maths - Number Bonds to 20 (continued)

Please continue to practise your number bonds to 20 using the games and resources from yesterday (see below). If you would like some extra activities you could:


  • Play a game of Number Bonds to 20 Bingo.


  • Make a number fan to practise your number bonds to 20. 


  • Play Number Bonds to 20 Snap



You may need to set up an account to use the Twinkl resources above. Twinkl are currently offering all parents 1 months free access to their resources using this code CVDTWINKLHELPS. Just go to...

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer. There are lots of other great resources on there too. 

Show and Share


On Fridays we would normally have a Show and Share Assembly.

I would love to hear about the things that you are proud of this week. I thought it might be nice to share some of these on our class page each week (with parents' permission). If Mum or Dad would like to send a quick message or photo of something you are proud of to go on our class page then please email these to the school office (put Miss Pople or Seahorse in the subject box) and I will pop them up as a slideshow. 

Phonics- Alien Words 

Can you use your phonics to read these alien names?

You could do the dots and dashes.

Have a go at writing your own alien names using the sounds we have looked at this week.



  • Names need capital letters
  • You must be able to Fred-Talk them (sound them out)
  • Long letters, tall letters, small letters
  • They can't be real words

Alien Words

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Mindfulness - Gratitude 


In Seahorse Class, we often spend time sharing what we are grateful for (when we line up, when we do the register or during circle time). We put our hand on our heart and tell each other one thing we are thankful for. This could be a person, a place, a thing,  a feeling, an activity or anything else you can think of. Have a go with your family.


  • What are you grateful for today? Why?
  • Can you each think of something different?
  • Can you think of 5 things? 10 things? 20 things?

Useful Links and Resources


Read Write Inc. - Set 3 sounds


Brilliant news! From Monday, Read Write Inc are going to be streaming live set 3 speed sound lessons daily for the next 2 weeks. All children in Seahorse Class are working on either reading or spelling using their Set 3 Sounds so this would be really useful for everyone. The sessions can be accessed via Youtube (link below) or Facebook at 10.30am and again at 1.30pm. I would highly recommend planning these in to your days if at all possible. 



With most children now accessing lots of their learning online it is increasingly important that children (and parents) understand how to stay safe when they are using technology. ELIM have a useful poster to help remind children how to build healthy habits with technology. 




Please remember to encourage children to use child-friendly 'safe' searches like the ones below. 



The most important thing that you can do to support your child's learning at home is to continue to read every day. This could include: school books, home books, library books, e-books, magazines, recipe books, instructions, signs and labels or ideally a mixture of them all. Don't forget to discuss any new vocabulary and model asking and answering lots of questions (Who? What? Where? Why? When? Which? How?). Oxford Owl have a lovely selection of free e-books https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ . All you need to do is register (for free) and search for your child's book band level (colour) or RWInc. Level (colour). If you are not sure, have a look at the books in their book bag. Please continue to practise their Set 3 sounds sent home over half term. 


Author of the Moment


In Seahorse Class, our Author of the Moment is Roald Dahl. We have already read Miss Pople's favourite 'George's Marvellous Medicine' and were half-way through 'The Twits'. Here are some more books you might enjoy:

  • Esio Trot
  • Fantastic Mr Fox
  • The Giraffe and the Pelly and me
  • James and the Giant Peach 

Play is a huge part of what we do in Year 1 and a very important part of learning. 

Please use the links and websites below to get some ideas or use your own incredible imagination to enrich your child's play. I will keep adding to the list.




Children all over the country are creating and displaying rainbows in their windows as a sign of hope and positivity (here is mine).


  • You could make your own rainbow using paints, felt tips, crayons or any other super ideas you have.
  • You could look for rainbows when you are out and about.


Picture 1

Welcome to Seahorse Class!






Miss Pople - Monday, Thursday and Friday

Mrs Morley - Tuesday

Mrs Salt - Wednesday

Mrs Perry -Teaching Assistant (am)



Giga-Byte Award



About Us


This Year, Seahorse Class is a fantastic bunch of happy, friendly and eager Year 1s. We are feeling very grown-up now!

We are very proud of our work in Seahorse Class and enjoy showing off the clever things we can do. We love to have fun with our friends and work together. The classroom is always busy; whether we are drawing, exploring, painting, reading, singing, role-playing, modelling, writing, investigating, counting, problem solving or using the computers. Lots of our learning is through play and exploration (especially in the afternoons). We are encouraged to be as independent as possible, from sorting out our own book bags, snacks etc in the mornings to selecting resources to support our own learning. The displays in our Classroom help us to learn, including our Working Walls, which we use during Maths and English. The Working Walls remind us what we are learning today, our long term aim and have lots of examples and vocabulary that we can use in our own work.


The adults in Seahorse Class work with us in small groups and help us to achieve our 'next steps'. We discuss and reflect on our learning every day and are encouraged to peer-assess and self-assess our work regularly.



The displays of our work are changed regularly and parents are always welcome to come and have a look at what we have been doing. There are two parents' evenings during the year which give parents opportunities to discuss our progress. In our cloakroom there is a 'Wonderful Writers' board where we celebrate our amazing writing. Each week, we give a certificate to someone who has been working really hard in our 'Show and Share' assembly on Friday.



On Fridays, we are given one piece of Maths homework (in our orange homework files) to support our learning at school that week. Please complete this and return the file to the homework tray as soon as it is completed so that we can mark it.


It is important that we read at home regularly too! If we read 5 times during a week we get a golden ticket. At the end of each term a golden ticket is picked at random to decide who will win a book token.


As part of our RWI sessions we are given a few spellings to practise at home each week.



During the Spring Term we will be exploring 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel’ linked to our topic Inventors.


Below is a copy of our Curriculum Overview for this term.




Curriculum Overview - Isambard Kingdom Brunel