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Class 2

Sorry for the delay in adding today's tasks for Year 1. It is slightly different over the next 2 weeks as the children are joining us for transition days. Do what you can with the tasks, and feel free to send photos to your teachers once they are complete.


Keep working hard everyone... we're nearly there!

Tuesday 7th July - home learning challenge

Alternative sports day

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Year 1 work:

Phonics- Today, draw a poster with as many Year 1 common exception words on it. Make it as colourful as possible! Use the Year 1 common exception word mat to help you to write the spellings correctly. (The link for the Year 1 common exception words is below.)

English- Use the ‘un PowerPoint presentation’ to introduce the ‘un’ prefix. Remember, when you put ‘un’ at the beginning of a word, it changes the meaning to the opposite. Download ‘un prefix worksheets’ below and choose which challenge you would like to complete (star 1, 2 or 3).

Maths- Today, you will be working on ordering numbers. Have a go at ordering numbers on the caterpillar- Download the ‘Year 1 ordering numbers’ challenge by clicking on the link below.

Art – It is a drawing and colouring type of afternoon! Choose a colour by number (to either 10, 20, 50 or 100) to create your own Elmer the Elephant. Then, download the ‘step by step drawing jungle animals’ worksheets and pick an animal to draw. Could you draw the animal in its surrounding habitat? Enjoy!

Monday 29th June 2020

Year 1 work:

Phonics- Complete the Phase 5 real and nonsense words for ‘au’ worksheet. Colour the real words in one colour and the nonsense words in another. Click on the link below to download it.

English- Use the ‘-s and -es PowerPoint presentation’ to introduce the plural noun suffixes. (Plural means more than one.) The ‘Plural noun suffixes -s and -es word mat’ is a resource to help you when completing both worksheets. Download the worksheets below.

Maths- Think about all of the direction words you may use when commanding someone to move. Complete the position and direction White Rose worksheets. (The links to download are below.)

Art- Create your own ‘Sunshine dot art activity’ (link below) using cotton buds and paint.

PE update from Samantha Patching

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Here is the Year 1 work for Monday (below) and Tuesday this week. Year 2's, keep following Bitesize :) .


Phonics- Today, download the PDF document ‘Phase 5 pictures and captions matching activity’ below. Using your phase 5 phonics knowledge, read the captions and match them to the correct picture.


English- Click on the link below to download the ‘Bats’ reading comprehension task. Read through the text, using your phonics knowledge to help you and answer the questions. Please try to answer the questions in full sentences.


Maths- You will be focusing on partitioning numbers to 100. This will jog your memory on the work we have done previously on ‘tens’ and ‘ones’. Use this link to practise first - and then complete the worksheets on the link below ‘Year 1 partitioning numbers to 100’. If you would like an extra challenge, complete the worksheets below titled as ‘Year 1 comparing numbers to 100’.


Art/Geography- Today, we will be using different mixtures to work on creating awesome explosions from within our volcanoes! – It would be great if you could have a go at making this at home too and send us the photos/videos to share at school and on the website :) 

Monday 22nd June 2020

Year 1 work:

Phonics- Decide which animal mosaic grid you would like to colour in using the colour key for phase 5 sounds. The worksheets are below today's lesson.

English- Choose your favourite animal. Draw out the animal and label its different features. After that, I would like you to come up with as many amazing adjectives as you can to describe the animal. Once you have built up a word bank, write as many descriptive sentences as you can to describe the animal. Remember to:

  • Use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces
  • Extend your sentences by using the word ‘and’
  • Read your sentences aloud so you can check it makes sense
  • Use at least one adjective in each sentence.

Maths- Use this link to consolidate what you have learnt on money. Have a go at all of the sections: sorting, ordering and counting. It will also help you to practise counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s.

Art/Geography- We will be continuing to build our own volcanoes out of papier mache and then finish them off by painting them! – It would be great if you could have a go at making this at home too and send us the photos/videos to share at school and on the website :) 

Monday 22nd June 2020- Phonics colouring in grids

Week commencing 22/6/2020


Hello to you all!


I am super excited to be back in with the Year 1's, starting from the 22nd. I cannot wait to see your smiling faces on Monday!


Please send pictures of your fabulous work and what you have been getting up to as I always enjoy seeing what you've been doing!


I hope you are all keeping well, having fun at home and learning lots. 


Take great care of yourselves, I am missing you all so much!


Love from,


Miss Wood



Week beginning 15th June


Hello everyone! I hope you are keeping busy and having fun at home. Remember to keep working hard! I have added the learning for Monday and Tuesday for you to have a go at whilst at home.



phonics - we will be thinking more about split digraphs and how they change a vowel into a long sound. On the worksheet you will need to choose the correct work to fill in the blank spaces. As an extension, you could try to find some words in a story book that have a split digraph in them.


maths - we will be thinking about using different coins to make totals. We will be recapping how to make 20p using different coins and then moving on to larger amounts of money. The worksheet is to be used as a refresher of how to use coins to make totals. Start with the smaller totals and colour in the coins that you will need to make the amount in the purse. Once complete, ask your parents to give you total to find (up to £1) and then draw the coins that you could use. You could even use real coins if you check with a grown up first!


english - we will be using the worksheet to plan a very simple story starter and then use this to create our own story about an ogre/monster. Fill in the gaps to help build your ideas and then draw the ogre in the square at the bottom. We will then be continuing to write our stories ready to read out loud to the group.


mental maths - if the ipads are working (they've been playing up a bit!!) we will be doing some 'Hit the Button' quick recall of number facts including number bonds and times tables. Here is the link: See if you can challenge yourself and beat your own score. 


art/geography - over the next couple of weeks, we will be building our own papier mache volcanoes. It would be great if you could have a go at making this at home too and send us the photos/videos to share at school and on the website :) 


Resources for Monday





phonics - there are 2 tasks for phonics today. The first is a wordsearch. Find the words in the grid and then use each word in your sentence remembering to use capital letters and full stops. Then the second activity needs you to work out the missing word and draw a picture in the box to show you understand. All of the words use a split digraph.


maths - again we are focusing on money and coins. Count up how much money the King has on each of the days, then choose how much he has on Sunday. We will then be finding the total of how much he has altogether! Purse Puzzles needs you to explain or 'reason' your methods and answers. Read the question carefully and use the box to 'prove' your answer using an example. You could draw around real coins or draw a picture to explain.


english - we will be using 2 short comprehension activities today to allow more time to continue working on our volcanoes. Read the passage at the top of the sheet and then answer the questions below. Remember to use the words from the text to help form your answers. 


art/geography - we will carry on making our volcanoes with many layers of newspaper and watered down pva glue.

Resources for Tuesday


I hope you are well and staying healthy. With this in mind, I'm adding a weekly PE ideas document. Have a look to see if there are any activities that your child could attempt. Depending on the age of your child/children, activities might need to be adapted. Activities can be done on any day. Have a go. Stay fit and healthy. Fight the virus!


Kind regards,

Mr Clow.

Week Commencing 8th June 2020


Welcome to another week of Year One learning. It was very strange to be in class last week with only a few year ones. I hope that you are keeping safe and are being very helpful at home. Below are Monday and Tuesday's learning, I hope my computer skills are up to scratch and you can see all of the documents. Please contact me if there are any problems.


I would love to see some of your work, so if you would like to email it back to me I would be very pleased.


For my amazing Year Twos, keep going with BBC Bitesize, I hope it isn't long before you can re-join us in school. If you need any help, or just want to send me an email to let me know what you have been up to, I would like that very much. 


From a teacher who is missing her class very, very much.

Mrs Mitchell

Monday 8th June 2020


Here are the worksheets for Monday's learning. 

Phonics: looking at the split digraph i-e. Can you find the real words and the nonsense words?

Mathematics: working on addition, subtraction and division.

English: we are using pobble365 again. Choose the correct date and work through the questions and tasks set.

Topic work: in school we will be creating artwork inspired by Wassily Kandinsky. 



Tuesday 9th June 2020


Here are the worksheets for Tuesday's learning. 

Phonics: looking at the split digraph a-e. Can you find the real words and the nonsense words?

Mathematics: working on addition, subtraction and making 10.

English: we are using pobble365 again. Choose the correct date and work through the questions and tasks set.

Topic work: in school we will be exploring shapes, textures and patterns inspired by the work of Van Gogh. 

Week beginning 1st June


Hi everyone! I know some of the Year 1s will be joining us in school this week, so for those that are learning at home, I have attached some of the activities that we will be doing so that you can try them if you would like to.


Our general structure will include:

phonics - Monday - 30 minutes focusing on split digraphs. followed by children using the split digraph table to write the words into the spaces. It may be easier to cut the pictures out and then write next to it as the space is quite small.

Tuesday - 30 minutes focusing on split digraphs. Using words in sentences. Then choose the correct word to add to sentences on worksheet.


mental maths - the 'start up' worksheet is designed to be done independently using physical apparatus. Feel free to use pasta shapes, cheerios or lego to help, or work these out in your heads. (There are two pages, one for each day)


Main maths - Monday - we will be recapping building numbers using 'sticks and dots' or tens and ones. Practice drawing some numbers. Ask your parents to say some numbers for you to draw. You can then try the maths worksheet.

Tuesday - matching numbers and objects. Try the worksheet, and then you can use real objects to make your own numbers.


English - we will be using Pobble365. Choose a day in the top right corner. Then pick at least one of the tasks underneath the picture prompt.


Creative - Monday - we will be designing our own underwater discovery. We will be drawing it on the paper worksheet and then using any materials to create it. Maybe paint, collage or 3d models.

Tuesday - either continuing with underwater artwork or moving on to the new bird discovery task.


I hope this helps - please do feel free to send in photos of the work to your class teacher.


Good luck!

Year 1 - Monday

PE ideas

Hi there,

I hope you are all keeping well. I’ve attached a letter from Samantha Patching our North West Essex School Games Organiser. On the letter is a link for some further PE ideas in case Joe Wicks has worn you all out! You can choose activities from any week. It is important that your child/children are engaging in some form of physical activity.

Kind regards,

Mr Clow.

Hello Class Two

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Class Two, Miss Wood and I are missing you so much. We have enjoyed reading and looking at your work and photos. I hope you like this video, I even washed my hair for you. Keep up the good work!

Week 6 home learning w/b 27.4.20

Week 5 Home Learning (WC 20/4/20)

Week 4 home learning- wc 13.4.20 (optional)

Week Three Home Learning (WC 6th April 2020) (Optional)

Week 2 - home learning (week beginning 30th March)

Week beginning 23rd March - working at home

Working from Home Activities 
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Please continue with the phonics bloom (free) activities.


Dear Class Two,


In the event of school closure, we are wanting you to complete a few activities at home. As you know you should always be reading daily ( . It would be a good idea for you to practice your spellings and your common exception words which Miss Wood and I have put on the website. Remember to log in and have fun with TT Rock Stars ( we look forward to seeing the results when we get back to school.  

Marvelous Maths

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Year Two have been working really hard with their division sums this week. They have been working out how many different groups of thirty you can make. Great work guys.

Phenomenal Phonics Year One.

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My lovely year ones working so hard on their phonics this week. They are a clever bunch.

My Happy Hand Writers

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I know it might be hard to see the amazing handwriting my class have been doing but I am so proud of how focused and dedicated these children are. The progress they are making is fantastic.  


Welcome back to Spring One!


Miss Wood and I hope you have had an amazing Christmas and New Year and we are looking forward to the year ahead.

We would like you to know that PE is now on a Monday (Dance with Amy) and Wednesday with (SCS).  


Spellings and times tables will be given out on a Monday and tested on a Monday. 


This Terms Overview


During this half term Class 2 will focus on the book, The Tear Thief, by Carol Ann Duffy. Looking at poetic writing, character descriptions and interesting sentence structure. There will also be a focus within reading on inference and comprehension.  




This term Class Two will be investigating and exploring multiplication and division. The children will learn about division by grouping and sharing. They will use their knowledge of the 2,5 and 10 times tables to solve mathematical number sentences and reasoning questions. We will then move on to statistics, looking at pictograms, block diagrams and tally charts. Towards the end of the term we will be studying geometry.



Science this term will be looking at materials:

  • Identifying and naming a variety of everyday materials

  • Comparing the suitability of everyday materials

  • Comparing and grouping materials



Our history topic this term will be the Great Fire of London. The children will discover how the fire started, they will be sequence the main events around the Great Fire and know the impact that the fire had on modern life. 



This term the children will be taught word processing and looking at internet safety.



Every Monday the children will be participating in dance with Amy and will be learning a Bollywood style choreographed routine. Wednesday will consist of the children learning with SCS. 



The children will be learning composition by creating and developing musical ideas. They will also apply their knowledge and understanding when listening to a range of music.



Children will be discussing and learning about being safe in and out of school. This topic is mainly practical with the use of drama as a tool to express themselves. 



The children will be using the style of Claude Monet to recreate his famous painting ‘The Woman with a Parasol’. We will be using everyday materials to create this piece of art work as a link to our science topic.





What an amazing day we had on Monday, Nick Butterworth came in to talk, draw and read with the children. We were all enthralled and had an amazing day. The children were a shining example to the school, showing Mr Butterworth how polite, kind and eager they are to learn from a famous author.


Gosfield you made us proud.

The Fabulous Mr Butterworth.

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Amazing Independent Home Learning

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These superstars have been writing their own stories and working hard on revising their mathematics that we have learned in class. It is so nice to see their hard work and how proud they are. 


I would love to see more of the children's achievements in all areas in and outside of school.


Mrs. Mitchell.

Independent Writing.

So far this week we have been working on our independent writing skills. The children are working so hard to remember all of our grammar, spellings, handwriting and sentence structure within their writing and I am so proud of them. Amazing work class two.

Just a quick note to say spellings and times table tests will now be on a Monday. Furthermore, TT Rock Stars will be up and running again asap.

Thanks, Mrs Mitchell.

Retelling the Story of The Twits.


What amazing actors Miss Wood and I have. I asked the children to be horrible like Mr. Twit, some of these pictures are so funny (my little Elsie!). We had great fun acting out the story of the Twits and then writing a reflection on how we preformed.


This inspired the children to then write some amazing stories, just like the Twits. Well done class two.

Homes and Houses

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Miss Wood has been teaching the children all about homes and houses this term. The class have learned a vast amount about the different homes we live in and how houses have changed over the years. I did have to put this picture up as I love Noah's face in this. Can you spot him?


Well done Miss Wood, the children are loving their topic.

Amazing Mathematicians

Class Two have been working on place value this half term. We love to work practically using base ten, abacus', tens frames and counters to solve problems. The children are hard at work using our mastery approach using whole part models too.

Welcome Back to Class Two.


We hope that you have had a relaxing summer break and are ready for a fun filled exciting year of learning. 

Miss Wood and I have attached our first newsletter; an overview for the coming term, as well as homework. We will also send a paper copy home for you to read at your leisure. 


During the first two weeks back, we are planning a YEAR 2 parents meeting to talk through the year ahead and the KS1 (SATS) expectations. Date: TBC


PE will take place on Tuesday afternoons, therefore, please make sure that the children have a named PE kit in school by the 3rd September 2019.


We look forward to the year ahead,

Miss Mitchell and Mrs Wood.


September Newsletter

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Autumn Term Overview

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