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Monday 22nd June


This week we will be focusing on the theme "All About Us". We will be looking at the wellbeing of ourselves and our emotions. 


We will be reading the story "The Colour Monster". 

You can read this story and discuss how each colour makes you feel and what it reminds you of. You could draw them! You can design your own monster and write about his character. We would love to see your work so please upload them on our Year 1 Display Board on Purple Mash. 

   Sefton School Games Week (Starting 20th June)

Please share your celebrations, videos, photos from National School Sports at Home 2020 via twitter@NorthSeftonSG.@birkdaleprimary


It would be fantastic to see as many young people and their families from across North Sefton having fun and taking part #NSSWtogether.


Please see the activity timetable below. 


Class 1R


June 2020 Update


Welcome back after half term everyone! Mrs Campbell and I hope you all have had a well deserved break during half term. We hope you had fun in the sun and lots of fresh air!


We have been so pleased with all your learning at home whether that is on Purple Mash, Phonics Play, BBC Bitesize, Maths Factor or/and Whiterose. Please share any work you loved doing on our Year 1 Display Board on Purple Mash as we love seeing what you have been up to...instructions on how to do this are further down this page!


Keep having fun learning !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 



Sefton School Games Week (Starting 20th June)

Please share your celebrations, videos, photos from National School Sports at Home 2020 via twitter @NorthSeftonSG. @birkdaleprimary


It would be fantastic to see as many young people and their families from across North Sefton having fun and taking part #NSSWtogether


Please see the activity timetable below.

Are you looking for some inspiration for different

things to do at home?

Try some of these websites for ideas..... 

A list of useful resources from Sefton council. 

This website includes plans for rhyming multi-sensory stories with Makaton and links for music activities. There are also videos on how to learn how to juggle, play boccia and making sensory dough. 

Some nice English and Maths activities that you can print off at home. 

These are free learning packs.

This has some nice links and practical ideas for things to do. 

We know a lot of you have enjoyed your own projects at home- you could use this website to explore some more ideas for Science. 

Some nice little PE based activities. 

Mental health and wellbeing document from British Psychology Society. 



Year 1 Homework Information 


Please keep visiting this page regularly for updates as well as using Purple Mash. 

VE Day Celebrations


The following links give you ideas to celebrate VE Day Friday 8th May. 

Covid - 19 Time Capsule 


You could create you very own Covid - 19 time capsule to record this moment in history. Download the file below, print it out and complete the activity sheets. You could also add your own personal belongings to it as well. 

1st May Update


Mrs Campbell and I have loved speaking to you over the past week and hearing what you have been up to. We are so proud of you all for having a go at Purple Mash and having fun learning. We have loved hearing that you have been baking, learning to ride a bike, playing in the paddling pool, gardening and so much more! 


The Share a Story month finished at the end of March but we still really want to know how many stories you have shared! Keep a note of how many you counted at home! 


My Life in Lockdown


Mr Sheeran has set a challenge for's to write about My Life in Lockdown. All schools in Southport are taking part and it would be so lovely if your work could be included. See the letter in the link below for more information and how you can take part. 


Purple Mash Display Board


Also, we know that some of you want to share your home learning with us on Purple Mash so we have set up a Year 1 Display Board on Purple Mash. See the document below on how you can upload photographs of children's work. 


Celebration VE Day


On Friday 8th May it is VE Day, help celebrate by decorating your house/garden in red, white and blue and have a picnic. Please share any pictures on Birkdale Primary's Twitter. 

Documents - My Life in Lockdown, Year 1 Display Board Information, Celebrating VE Day Information

Summer Term Learning from Home


This link below is from BBC Bitesize who are putting three lessons a day to suit all ages and abilities. 

Summer Homework - If you want to continue with your homework book we have added the homework sheet we would usually stick in your Homework Book. You may want to do these alongside Purple Mash. 

Summer First Half Term Homework

Lovely music activities that you can use at home. Lovely to share as a family - and individually too.  Music is a wonderful medium to help us all - listening and making - it is a great way to bring us all together!

Camerata mini music makers: 


Marvellous Musical Podcasts – David Walliams


RSNO (Royal Scottish National Orchestra) Music Challenges


Royal Opera House, creative learning at home

Useful links


Each week we will add/update useful links to support learning at home. 

Monday 6th April Update


Hi everyone, just a little update from the Year 1 team. We are all missing seeing your smiles each morning and teaching you. We would like to thank everyone who has been completing the Purple Mash activities. We love seeing your work each day and reading your comments. We hope you and your families are safe and well and your all having fun learning at home. 


We know it is the Easter Holidays now but we know that some of you will still love to learn and need some structure each day so we will continue to provide homework on Purple Mash for you to work through at your own pace. 


Phonics is a key area of learning in Year 1 so if you have not already done so have a look at Phonics Play (the link is below) - the children are familiar to this at school. Also if you Google - "Top Marks Phonics" there are some good games on there for the children to play. 


We miss you lots and keep checking our Year 1 class pages for more information over the coming weeks. smiley


School Closure Information

Advice on structuring your day at home

Websites for Support - This website is usually subscription based website and is a firm favourite with Year One. They have a huge range of fun phonics games for all levels in the Early Years and KS1. 


To access it at home use the website (Username: march20 Password: home)


1R Class Page


Welcome to our class page. Here you will find lots of interesting and useful information about our class. 


Class Teacher: Mrs Ramsden


In our classroom throughout the week we have a fabulous team of adults supporting us too...these are Mrs Pennington, Mrs Willocks, Mrs Stewart, Mrs McCormac. 




PE Days: Tuesday (Outdoor) and Thursday (Indoor) 






Homework will be sent out each half term. Each child will get a blue homework book with an information letter printed on the inside cover. We ask that children work through the activities at their own pace and then each half term we will collect them in and the children will share their work with the class to celebrate their work. 




Reading at Home


It is important that you encourage your child to read at home. Each day the children will bring home their reading book and their reading diary. To change their book there is a box in the classroom and the children can put their book in the box each morning for it to be changed. An adult at home needs to sign that the book has been read. 




Autumn Term


In the Autumn Term we have lots of exciting activities planned. In English, we will be using a range of texts including Zog and The Jolly Postman. In Maths, we will begin the term focusing on our number understanding in particular place value, addition and subtraction. Later on in the term we will be learning about The Gunpowder Plot and what Guy Fawkes got up to! In Art we will be looking at the artist Paul Klee and the work he created. In Science, we will be investigating materials and our senses. These are just a few of the areas we will be learning this space to see photographs of us in action! 





                                          Spring Term


During the Spring term children in Class 1R will be busy learning about Animals! In Science, children will learn about the six different animal groups and this will lead into recognising the difference between herbivores, omnivores and carnivores! This animal theme will be reflected in English where one of our texts is "Lost and Found" by Oliver Jeffers. Children will then look at non-fiction texts based on penguins! In Design and Technology children will have the opportunity to make their own animal puppets using felt, glue, a needle and thread! In art we will be looking at the patterns on animal skins and discussing how to make the different shades of colour. Our work will be on display in the Year 1 corridor so keep a look out! 


Parents Evening is in the Spring Term and everyone is excited to show their families their work they have achieved so far in Year 1!