St Andrew's C of E Primary School

Respecting one another and learning together, to be the best that we can be

Park Lane, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 9HD


Hello everyone!  

Thank you for all the work and photos submitted last week.  You have all been very busy setting up your work places and completing tasks each day.  We are amazed with how grown up you are being for your adults at home.  Keep up the hard work this week!

This week's activities are below.  We will introduce each day's activities on Dojo in the morning - this will be in line with our own weekly timetable that the children in school will be following.  Phonics and reading are taught daily alongside the other subjects.  The webpage below will allow you to see an overview of the week if you wish to pick and choose from the different areas to suit your own schedule. We will be setting 2dos on PurpleMash matched to each week's learning so don't forget to log in and have a look.  

Remember to try your best and stay in touch! 


More daily lessons across all subject areas are still available to dip into on BBC Bitesize and Oak National Academy if you require them.  The BBC bitesize lessons and educational programmes are being broadcast on TV from the 11th January.  On TV there will be three hours of primary school programming on CBBC between 9:00am and 12:00pm, Mon-Fri.  These curriculum-based TV programmes will run alongside the BBC Bitesize collection of educational resources, which will continue to provide online learning at home for pupils.  The Bitesize Daily lessons will also be shown on the Red Button service on TV and all episodes will be available on catch-up on demand on iPlayer. 

Thank you BBC!!


This week, we are going to work towards making our own nonfiction text all about castles! Read through English Week 2 below to guide you through the lessons. The Powerpoints have audio on each slide of us reading the information aloud for the children. 

Look for this icon  on each slide


 Castle Features Home learning Powerpoint 1 audio.pptxDownload
 Castle Features Powerpoint 2 homelearning audio.pptxDownload
 English week 2.pdfDownload
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We started Phase 5 in our Phonics lessons last week.  This is something that is taught everyday in Year 1, with at least three sounds introduced each week.

Daily lessons attached here...



 Phonics week 2.pdfDownload
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We do a LOT of sorting between nonsense and real words in Year 1 building towards the Phonics Screener in June.  Have a look at Phonics Play as we use it a lot at school.  Lots of games to choose from and they are offering free access to their site again due to lockdown.  Games such as Dragon's Den, Picnic on Pluto and Buried treasure are fantastic for practising blending.  

Grammar                                  This week we will be recognising a sentence.  We have been learning how to write sentences - now let's see if we can recognise a sentence.  Try to fix the sentences in the powerpoint and then have a go at completing the tasks.


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We will practise spelling each week based on the sounds that we learnt in phonics the week before.

 Week 2 spelling list.pdfDownload
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Reading comprehension

We would normally be working towards guided reading groups at this point in the year.  These groups are when we get chance to really start working on our reading comprehension together.  We would do this once a week.  Try the reading comprehension activity below.  They cover sounds that we have already covered in class.




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In Year 1 this week we will move on to addition and subtraction within 20.  Please read through Year 1 Maths Week 2 below to guide you through this week's lessons.

We have uploaded extra sheets for those who would like extra practise. These will be included in the printed packs in the foyer.


 Addition and subtraction booklet (pack).pdfDownload
 Addition and subtraction to 20 using a numberline (pack).pdfDownload
 Subtraction-from-20-number-line-worksheet (pack).pdfDownload
 Year 1 Maths Week 2.pdfDownload
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For the next few weeks, we are touching on a unit that we will visit again in the summer, learning all about our senses. Take a look at Super Senses Week 1 to guide you through the week's activities.

 Super Senses Week 1.pdfDownload
 Touch Scavenger Hunt.pdfDownload
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This week we are going to be using our history and geography skills to think about castles.

 medieval-castle colouring.pdfDownload
 Topic wk 2.pdfDownload
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We were hoping to start using PE Passport in school this half term.  They have some home learning resources that we can introduce you to and share in school too. These include different challenges and video clips.  You can have a look here...

Of course PE with Joe is back and live from January 11th every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am for 20 mins.  We will be getting involved at school too.

We also use these websites for mind or movement breaks.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Super Movers

Jump Start Jonny

Useful Websites

These are some useful website links for Year 1.  We use a lot of these in school with the children.

Games for phonics/maths/literacy