Home Learning-Final Week in Year 1 13th-17th July 2020

Hello everyone! The last week of your time in Year 1 is here! I can’t believe it. It has been a strange year but you have all worked so hard. I am really proud of you all. We had a little visit from the Gingerbread Man last week. He left us a note in school. The fun activities this week are all based around him. Have a great week and an even greater 6 weeks holidays. I can’t wait to see you all again in September when you will be ready to start Year 2!

All next week Durham Brass Festival 2020 is going virtual. 
The online festival will feature many of the BRASS favourites from around the world, including interactive and entertaining workshops hosted by the likes of Spanish amigos Artistas Del Gremio, Mouv ‘n’ Brass from France and the UK’s own Backchat Brass. There will also be special lockdown performances from more favourites, including Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, with their unique colour and sound bursting from the screen with some exclusive content for BRASS 2020
Click on the link below each day to join in with the music workshops


Monday 13th July 2020


Ask a grown up to click on the link to watch the story of the Gingerbread Man to remind you about what happens. Adults-  the story is on You Tube so please be aware to turn off after watching the story.


The Gingerbread Man has been to our school but no-one has seen him. Please write a description on a Wanted Poster. Describe what he looks like, what he is really like eg is he friendly, naughty, cheeky, shy? Put on the poster that if anyone sees him, let Mrs Bissell know.

Wanted Poster





Design a new outfit for the Gingerbread Man. You can use bits of material, foil, wrapping paper…anything you have that would work to make him look like a snappy dresser!


Tuesday 14th July 2020

Time to get busy in the kitchen. Have a go at making your very own Gingerbread Man- you can decorate it with icing and sweeties. Click on the link to find the recipe.


You have had a busy few months, it is important to take time to relax and slow down. I have given you some mindfulness pictures to colour. Try to stay inside the lines, use as many different colours as you can.

Mindfulness colouring



Wednesday 15th July 2020


Story sequencing


I Spy and Count



In the story of the Gingerbread Man- the fox tricked him by pretending to help him cross the river. What could you design and make that would help the Gingerbread Man to cross the river safely? draw your design first then see if you could make it out of junk materials.

Thursday 16th July 2020


Write a letter to the Gingerbread Man. Tell him all about yourself. Invite him to come and visit us in St Cuthbert’s. Tell him about all the exciting things we can do together. Don’t forget to put your name at the bottom so he knows who the letter is from.





Make an obstacle course – plan a route that the Gingerbread Man could take. Maybe you could use stepping stones? A bridge? See how many different actions you can use to get around the course. can you jump? skip? hop? crawl?

Friyay 17th July 2020

Happy last day!

Big Write

Think about all the things that you have done in Year 1. What have been the best bits for you? Did you love your PE lessons with Stu and Wayne? What about the Kurling and Boccia festival we went to? Was the Nativity your favourite thing….Lights, Camel Action- which part did you play? Did you dance? Have you loved your Year 1 Classroom with the computers, Beebots and our very own outdoor area? Maybe you have loved learning lots of new sounds or learning to count to 100 in 10’s, 2’s and 5’s?

Your Big Write is to tell me what your ‘Year 1 Highlights’ have been. I can’t wait to hear all about your best bits. Don’t forget to use finger spaces, capital letters and full stops and try to sit your letters on the line.

Big Write- Year 1 highlights


comparing numbers



Encourage the children to say what they treasure and why (challenge children’s perceptions of this) Share your their own ‘treasure chest’ (e.g. photo of special people, memorable artefacts). Ask your child to find something they treasure/a precious gift to share.

Walk around your home and garden, take photos/video clips/make lists of treasures around us (e.g. flowers, plants, tap for water). Share images, discuss the things we treasure and why.


– How did you feel when you received the treasure?

– What did you say to the person who gave you the gift?

– What did you do with the gift?

– What treasures do we share?

– How should we treat the treasures of this earth?

Children to make their own treasure chests. Maybe they could decorate a shoe box. Encourage them to put in it things that they consider treasures or photos of things they treasure. Get them to talk about why they treasure these things.

Have a wonderful 6 weeks off. Stay safe and keep washing your hands!