Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Yr 1 - Brilliant Bonsais


Welcome to...

The Brilliant Bonsais

We are GOLDEN and we SPARKLE!

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Wb. 08/06/20

 Week 2 Summer 2 


Welcome to this week's home learning Brilliant Bonsais. It was lovely to speak to so many grown ups last week and hear what you have been up to at home. I am so proud of you all! Make sure that you carry on using your SPARKLE and always trying your best. I'm still making our SPARKLY video so don't forget to send a picture/video of you doing something that your are proud of to our email address. This week's 'weekly message' is a little bit different but something that has got me thinking. Click on the star to find out and let me know if you read the different stories!


Speak soon,

Miss Newman :)


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1. Read aloud the extract from the story.


2. What does 'imagination' mean?


3. Draw and write about your imaginations.


4. Join Mrs Rowe for a phonics session.


5. Don't forget to practice your handwriting!













Maths No Problem – Challenge 6!


This week’s focus: number in the middle.


  • Test yourself completing ‘The Wolverine’ again!
  • Watch Mr Strachan’s video. Can you work out the pattern and remember how to use it?
  • Watch and complete Miss Newman's number in the middle challenge!
  • Use the rule to work out the answer to some tricky numbers.
  • Can you defeat ‘Captain America’?





Our New Topic is ‘The Circus’ 

Here are some activities:

  • Investigate the history of the circus.
  • Design a Poster to advertise your circus.
  • Learn to perform as a Ring Master of a Circus.


Watch Maddie Moate and Greg go live with science on Youtube every day at 11am!


Join in with a Joe Wicks workout every day at 9am!

Grownups - you're doing a fantastic job! Remember to take break as well. Make yourself a cup of tea and watch your children play in the garden. Take time for yourself where you can and don't forget to contact me if you have any questions. I am always here to help you!


Please remember to H5 on Marvellous Me, it let's me know you've seen it and that you're OK :)

Watch Your Friends Read!

Teachers have been busy reading books for you whilst you have been at home, so we thought it was your turn! Have a look at some of your friend's brilliant reading below, and email your teacher your reading if you are feeling brave enough.




Bedtime Stories

During our little break from learning at school Mrs Rowe and I will be regularly uploading YouTube videos to our class page. These will be of our favourite stories for you to enjoy! Remember to join in if you know the words.


Norman The Slug With The Silly Shell

Year 1 presents Room on the Broom

There is no dragon in this story

Topsy and Tim Learn to Swim

"You're called WHAT?!"

A Squash and a Squeeze

Somebody Swallowed Stanley

Can I be your dog?

There's a Monster in your book!

The Pout Pout Fish

The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet

Still image for this video


Purrrfect Pets!


This half term we are learning all about purrrfect pets. We are learning to write postcards, letters and diary entries using 'There's no cats in this book', 'Paddington Post' and 'Can I be your dog?' as our reading hooks. We have an exciting visitor to stay at school for a week and we can't wait to show you who it is!


In maths we will be learning how to solve word problems using all the skills we have learnt throughout Year 1 so far. We are beginning to learn how to divide and multiply,  using these skills to understand fractions. We are going to practice our fluency skills to help us defeat our maths superheroes.




We are continuing to use our baking trays to learn all of the fluency facts we need to do know by the end of Year 1!


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English and Phonics

This half term we will be focusing on non-fiction texts to write postcards, letters and diary entries all about our purrrfect pets. Alongside tricky words all children should now have phonics bug books which they can read at home. These are in sets and are linked with the sounds that your child is learning to read in class.

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Arfy the dog sent us a letter asking us if we will let him come and stay in our school. 

We asked Ms Sheppard and she said YES! So now we are writing back to him to tell him the good news.

Remember to read as much as you can (3x minimum) every week to earn a sticker on your RED TED. We love reading at Glade Hill and this term we are focusing on the children becoming independent readers. We will begin using the library during our ICT slot so that the children have a wide range of books to choose from, but don't forget that you can read a book from home as well!

How to Catch a Star

For World Book Day 2020 the children were invited into school in their pyjamas for our 'bedtime stories' theme. We focused the day around the book 'How to Catch a Star' by Oliver Jeffers. The children sequenced the story and then created ideas around how to help the boy catch a star. The children used their imaginations and created a fantastic story board! We love reading in the Brilliant Bonsais so the day was enjoyed very much by everyone.


World Book Day 2020!


As Scientists we will be learning how to compare different types of animals, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

British Science Week



As Geographers we will be learning to identify different weather patterns, linking to our science curriculum by focusing on the season of Spring and the changes it brings!



In computing we will be Lego builders and Maze Explorers. We will be following important instructions and use directions to complete challenges successfully.



As Artists we will be using a range of materials creatively to make collage animals in the style of author and illustrator Eric Carle.









We show good manners at all times.

We are kind to everyone and everything.

We follow instructions straight away.

Key Reminders:

  • P.E is on Tuesdays. Kits needs to be in school all the time during term. PE kit should consist of a white t-shirt and black shorts. Tracksuit bottoms and a sports jacket may be worn for outdoor PE.
  • Reading diaries are checked every FRIDAY, please remember to read at least 3x a week and sign your child’s diary to get a sticker on their RED TED.
  • Parent’s Evening is Tuesday 25th February and Wednesday 26th November.
  • Class email – /


Below are some useful website to help the children keep learning at home!