Ellie’s Pandemic response!!

Ellie, I just love this artwork. I think it’s a really interesting idea to record this time away from school in a creative way. It would be amazing if children submitted their thoughts and feelings (like a diary) about being at home or school during this time. It could be a poem, a picture, some words or a recording. Remember use our email to send us your amazing work. year1@corrie.tameside.sch.uk


Personal Target Challenge!

Hello Year 1

Thank you so much for all the super photos and messages about the learning you are busy with and the fun you are having at home. It is really keeping us cheerful while we are missing you. I was sent a great video clip of Harley reading The Gruffalo all by himself which was one of his personal targets. That got me thinking… This would be a really good opportunity to set some new personal targets and work on them.I would love to hear from you about what targets you have set yourself and how you are getting on with them.Remember they can be anything at all you really want to achieve. Make them achievable, small steps and  work out how you are going to get there. Post a blog to let us know how you are doing and encourage your friends.

Have fun!

Mrs Ethell, Miss Richards and Mrs Baguely


Message to Year 1 Parents / Carers:

We are committed to supporting you at this difficult time and doing what we can to ensure children’s learning and development continues as much as possible under such exceptional circumstances.

We are available to contact via the class email during normal school days /working hours to support with any queries / advice regarding your child’s learning and the activities we have provided.


We have planned a structured programme of tasks and activities to make sure children staying at home while school is closed have opportunity for continued learning.

Much of this learning can be accessed online as part of what school normally provides through websites such as Active Learn, Reading Eggs etc.

For those children who do not have access to online resources we have provided a take home pack of activities for every child as an alternative.

A timetable of learning for the next two weeks is stuck inside the exercise books included in the packs. A copy is also available to look at here: WEEK 1, WEEK 2.

Children have been given two reading books with their diary, which will need to be returned to school when school opens again or when you collect new learning packs provided in 2 weeks’ time.

In addition, children have been given storybooks from our book swap initiative. If you return these storybooks, we can swap them for you when you collect your new packs (if other families have returned them).

Below are links to all the online learning platforms that school currently offers and your child has login details for (We have stuck all their log in details into the exercise books included in the packs).

In addition to what we currently provide, you can find details of other online resources that you will find useful that are free to use at this time.

Can parents/ carers of children who are eligible for school care at this time make sure their children bring into school the pack they have been provided as it will be used for their learning provision in school.

We will keep you informed when new packs become available and will update this class page with new resources for the coming weeks.

Please adhere to the guidelines published by Public Health England and keep your children in the home unless they are with you to get some fresh air. They should not continue to mix socially with their friends.

We sincerely hope that you and your families remain safe and well at this time and we look forward to welcoming you back as school as school is allowed to re-open.


Miss Richards, Mrs Ethell and Mrs Baguely.


Reading Eggs


Active Learn


Spelling Shed


5 a day fitness


Additional sites / apps that can provide good quality learning support free of charge:

Phonics Play

Monster Phonics

Oxford Owl


Welcome to Year 1 Class Page


Happy New Year!

Although right now the Winter days are cold and dark, January brings the first Spring Term at school which means brighter days are on the way!

Take a look at what’s new this half term…

The Year 1 children made an amazing discovery in our first week back – mysterious eggs appeared at school and a letter from the University of Manchester asking us to help them locate some important missing dinosaur exhibits! We will be looking at information texts about dinosaurs to see if we can identify if the eggs we have found could be DINOSAUR EGGS! We will be looking at the features of simple non-fiction text and writing our own entries for a Year 1 Dinosaur Encyclopaedia.


Our focus in Phonics this half term will be to continue Phase 5 learning alternative sounds that letters we already know sometimes make when reading words.


This term Year 1 making a visit to Denton Library. We would encourage as many children as possible to join the Library so you can continue to develop a love of reading at home. Best of all …it’s FREE!

Please continue to use Reading Eggs regularly at home also (Reading Eggs login details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems).


Don’t forget YEAR 1 READING MORNING, every Monday morning 8.50am -9.20am grown-ups are most welcome to come and join their child, share a story or find out some facts

from our lovely collection of books. What a fantastic way to start your child’s week by being a super reading role model!


For more information of how and what we teach in spelling in Year 1 and what words to practise at home please use the links below:

Practising Spellings at Home

Year 1 Spelling Rules

Year 1 Key Words for spelling /reading




We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy. We will check reading records every Wednesday with homework. We will change their book twice a week only in line with school policy. This is to encourage more depth of comprehension and more fluency practise. Pleases return reading books and records every day.


The children in Year 1 love their Maths lessons! Our Maths themed story books Maths area are really popular in reading morning and in independent choice learning time. Miss Daunt is working in Year 1 this term as part of our SHINE project using number /maths stories and rhymes. She will be working with some children and parents on using Maths story activity packs at home. Our work in Maths this half term will focus on:
Place Value

Say the number one more or less and two more or less using a number line or a 100 grid; locate 2-digit numbers on a 100 grid and a 1-100 bead string; read, write and say 2-digit numbers and understand them as some tens and some ones

Number Facts

Revise pairs to 5, 6, 7, 10 and doubles to double 6; derive subtraction facts; understand a symbol being used for an unknown; use number facts to solve simple addition and subtraction word problems; find pairs of numbers with a total of 8

Adding and Subtracting

Add by putting the larger number first and counting on (numbers up to 100), spotting unit patterns; count on from 2-digit numbers; add a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number

3D shapes / Time

Name, recognise and know the properties of 3D shapes: cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder and sphere; begin to sort 3D shapes according to properties; order and name the days of the week and months of the year; recognise and name the seasons

Numbers and Counting: Fractions

Count on and back in tens from any number; begin to count in 5s and 2s recognising multiples of 5 end in 5 and 0; chn begin to count in 2s; estimate a number of objects within a range and count by grouping into 10s or 5s


As part of Year 1 weekly Homework children should complete Active Learn Maths games at home inked to their work in school. (Active Learn log in details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems).




Year 1 also have access at home to TTRockstars where they can practise their times tables fluency. Again regular practise at home will help your child be more confident during Maths lessons in school.







The Science topic this term will be all about animals including humans. The children will be labelling parts of their body, identifying a range of animal parts and learning all about the five senses including an investigation to explore taste. They will be learning to categorise and classify animals according to their characteristics and use terminology such as carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. They will work be working scientifically to investigate mini-beasts in our local school grounds and use a range of graphs to present statistics. We will also be walking to Hulme Woods to record our Winter season and weather. We will need parent/carer volunteers to support with this and will notify you via parentmail.                              .’


Our exciting new creative curriculum topic for Spring is JURRASIC FOREST DINOSAURS! We will be asking and finding answers to simple questions about the past in the time of Dinosaurs known as the Jurassic period. We will learn about where and when the dinosaurs lived and why they became extinct. We will be revisiting the continents of the world to make a fossil finding map. We will be exploring what fossils are and what we can learn from them using simple sources of information. We will also be finding out about the lives of Mary Anning the famous fossil finder and natural history expert David Attenborough.

Our design and make task this term will involve building model dinosaurs with moving part. Fossils will inspire our artwork this term as we explore clay, make rubbings, prints, imprinting in and modelling with clay.

To celebrate and consolidate our learning during the topic we end the term with a visit to see a full size dinosaur skeleton!!





In RE we will be starting a new unit called ‘What makes some places sacred?’. The children will be exploring a range of World Religions and compare/contrast in more detail a Church, a Synagogue and a Mosque.  We will use our visits to St. Mary’s, our RE artefacts in school and Virtual classroom experiences to research different places of worship and explore why these places are considered sacred and to whom. We will use art, drama and circle time to explore this theme creatively.


The children will be following a unit called ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ from the Knowsley Planning Scheme. This will involve the children practically learning about algorithms and beginning to learn Code which will be linked directly to our topic and will be a fun, game based unit. The children will be using code to make Daisy Dino move around a game following a set of instructions.

The children are developing their Dance skills in PE this term with special lessons from one of our Sports Development coaches. In Gymnastics we will be ‘Rocking and Rolling!’. Using mats and some simple apparatus while copying and remembering actions, making a sequence, showing contrasts (such as small/tall, straight/curved and wide/narrow) and learning to hold a position whilst balancing on different points of the body.
PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays this term.
Please make sure that a complete PE kit is in school every week.

Our school follows a scheme called Jigsaw and this term our Year 1 children will complete a unit called ‘Dreams and Goals’. After thinking about our successes and achievements we will be setting simple personal goals and recognising how we can best learn to achieve them. We will take a goal and break it into small steps. Working with a partner and celebrating our successes together, exploring how difficult challenges make us feel and recognising how it feels to overcome difficult challenges will finish off our Dreams and Goals puzzle piece.


Our Music lesson in the first part of Spring 1 explore to songs to learn and perform:Rhythm In The Way We Walk (Reggae style) and The Banana Rap (Hip Hop style). Through these songs and different musical activities we will be developing our understanding of lots different musical dimensions but particularly pulse, rhythm and pitch. We will listen and respond to popular tunes including Happy (Pharrel Williams) and When I’m 64 (The Beatles).



In Year 1 homework is given on a Friday and expected back every Wednesday. Children will be expected to complete a maths activity on Active Learn, a spelling activity on Spelling Shed, read their reading book at least twice and complete an activity from the DINOSAUR homework menu.

Children are encouraged to be as creative as they wish and can choose how to present their homework so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

Remember children are registered and have log in details to use all the following learning APPS at home:

TTRockstars, Active Learn, Spelling Shed and Reading Eggs

Children also have home access to Espresso which allows them to explore interactive resources covering the entire Year 1 curriculum and is a great place to find child friendly

information and appropriately levelled activities to support all areas of the curriculum.



Click on the link here for a copy of the  homework which is also stuck in children’s Homework Book. Find a Homework Help Pack on the Class Page of the School website or pick up a pack from your child’s teacher at school.

F.A.O. Mrs. Ethell or Miss. Richards to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk


Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile.

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED


HOMEWORK CLUB is available after school if you are unable to complete homework at home. Ask teachers or school office staff for details.

The Old Denton Police Station/ Victoria Park!

The Old Denton Police Station! The Old Denton Police Station used to be a court room inside. All police officers used to sleep there over night and pretty much lived there. It is now located in the police museum on Newton Street in Manchester. Since it had closed down years ago it has now been transformed into apartments. It was built in 1896 and sadly closed down years after it was built. Victoria Park! At Victoria Park there are a lot of fun activities to do at this place. You can play tennis and there are places to hide. There is also a place where little kids can have fun at the play ground. There is also a band stand there to. But years ago the band stand was broken and then it was rebuilt so you can still see it there today.


Weather Reports

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Today year 1 explored weather forecasting.  We watched clips of the TV forecasting the weather.  We looked at the British Isles and discussed North, South, East, West.  We decided/predicted the weather for the different parts of the country before advising the audience of how to prepare for the day based on the weather!