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St Mark's Music - Thank you to everyone that joined in, especially the awesome children in year 1!


Hello Year 1!

I hope you have had a lovely half term! As Miss Brockwell is back at school teaching some of your class, I will be uploading your work from now on. Don't worry, Miss Brockwell will still leave messages for you here sometimes and she still wants to see your work. I'm sure she would love to see the story you wrote over the half term, so please email it to her. I know it is strange that you are still at home and that we can't be at school, but we are all in this together and that's the best way to be. Keep washing your hands, staying safe and laughing! 

Miss Hankins


Friday 5th June 2020
On Fridays from now on we will be doing part of a new history topic. At the end of the unit we will make a big poster all about what we have learned, so make sure you are focused and learning as much as possible each week. 
Out unit is all about Queens of England. Today you will find out which queens we will be learning about and talking about the types of places they lived in. First go through the slides, then you can do the cutting and sticking activity. If you want a further challenge, there are some photos on the work sheet with questions - talk about them with your adult. 


Thursday 4th June 2020

Here is a video of someone reading The Day the Crayons Quit.  Listen to the story and think about how the reader is acting differently for each crayon by changing their voice. Your task is to read the letters from the story (just pause the video so that you can read from the screen) and act differently for each crayon too. If you would like to use your whole body to act that would be great! 


Wednesday 3rd June 2020


As an extra challenge, play this phonics game and see how well you do.

Phonics Game


Today I would like you to do some more work on measurement. Watch the video and then do the sheet. 

worksheet video


Today you will be learning about onomatopoeia. This looks like a tricky word but it is said like this: on-a-mat-a-pee-a. Practise saying that out loud. 


First look at the slides, then you can practise using onomatopoeia in your writing. 

Slides Work


This term we will be learning about how people believe that the world was created. 

Today we will start with the Christian and Jewish creation story. Watch this video that tells us how Christians and Jews believe that God made the world. 


I would like you to make a poster showing the different days of creation according to the Bible. 

1. Take a piece of paper and fold it so that there are 8 sections. 

2. Number each part 1- 8.

3. On each section, draw what happens on that day of creation. 

Here is an example:

St Andrew's Leas on Twitter: "#creation Our Bible story this term ...

Tuesday 2nd June 2020 


On Tuesdays this term I will be setting you an art project to do. It would also be great if you could do some sort of cooking. This could be helping your adult prepare dinner or it could be some baking. Here are some recipes - bbc good food 



Today we will be learning about an artist called Henri Matisse and some of the art he created. 

Henri Matisse 1869–1954 | Tate

This piece of art work is called The Snail. 

Here are some questions that I would like you to think about:

- What colours can you see?

- What shapes can you spot?

- Why do you think it was called The Snail?

- How do you think Matisse made this? (Painting, colouring, cutting and sticking...)

- What does it make you think of?

- How does it make you feel?

Your task today is to make some art inspired by (similar to) The Snail.  You can use any materials you have, it can be of anything. Make sure you think about the type of colours and shapes that Matisse used as well as thinking about how he made it. 

If you would like an extra challenge, you could use the internet to look up some more of Matisse's work and create more art based on his other works. 


Monday 1st June 2020


As an extra challenge, play this phonics game and see how well you do. 

Phonics Game


Today I would like you to work on measurement. Watch the video and then do the sheet. 

video  worksheet


Today we will begin a new writing topic. 

First, go through this slide show. Slides

Second, watch this video:

Finally, complete this description of the pictures. Description



Half Term w/c 25.05.2020

Literacy - This is how I would like you to plan for your story! You can see there are three parts to planning, beginning, middle and end. This will help you to organise your ideas. Remember when you plan a story you do NOT write in full sentences. I have used my map and my character description to plan for my story. 

Beginning - You need to include:

* character - adjectives

* setting - adjectives

* first actions

Middle - You need to include:

* main part of story

* where your character goes

End - You need to include:

* final actions

Music - Explore this site and be creative:

Reading - Read as much as possible this week!

Oxford Owl Username: st marks lambeth   Password: mark

Summer Term Week 5 w/c 18.05.2020

Monday 18th May 2020

Reading - As we have been in lockdown for a while with no access in libraries or extra books from school please use the link to access more stories online:

Oxford Owl Username: st marks lambeth   Password: mark

 Maths - This week we will be looking at directions and movement. Today I want you to learn the Cha Cha Slide, a song that was very popular when I was in year 6.

Literacy - The planning stage of a story based on the story 'The Great Explorer' - This is video one where you will be thinking about where you would like your own character to go on their adventure. You will be creating a map indicating the main places your character will be visiting on their travels. (Sorry about the background noise!)

Topic - This week I would like you to learn about the countries of Europe and try to remember the capital cities of some of them. You can use this map to help you - the red dots are the capital cities. 

Countries of Europe  Capitals of Europe

Phonics - 

 Tuesday 19th May 2020

Phonics - 

Reading - As we have been in lockdown for a while with no access in libraries or extra books from school please use the link to access more stories online:

Oxford Owl Username: st marks lambeth   Password: mark

Remember to also use today to do some cooking, to be creative and to catch up on any incomplete work from Monday! 

Wednesday 20th May 2020

PE - To keep with our theme of the icy climates of the world I would like you to join Andy's travels to the freezing Arctic to see what you can find. He leaps with an Arctic fox, swims with eider ducks before meeting a huge, hungry polar bear (maybe this is the one in our story The Great Explorer?!): Andy's Wild Workouts | Arctic 

Reading - As we have been in lockdown for a while with no access in libraries or extra books from school please use the link to access more stories online:

Oxford Owl    Username: st marks lambeth       Password: mark

Maths - Today we are continuing looking at direction using the key words left, right, up and down. Please watch the video - the work is set this time throughout the video so you will need to pause at different points to have a think and to give you time to answer. Remember if you have any questions please do ask - at the end of the video my iPad ran out of battery so the example is incomplete: I would like you to complete the example sentence and then write your own sentence for the movement of the orange dot as seen in the image below the video.


Literacy - LO: I can use adjectives to describe a character. Today you will be thinking about what your character's personality and appearance will be like. Be as creative as possible! (There is one spelling mistake in the video below - can you spot it?)

Science - Save the Dinosaur waterproof test:

The idea is to colour in each dinosaur and cover them with different test materials. Once each dinosaur is completely covered spray with water and uncover to see which dinosaur is the driest!

Materials which do not absorb water are said to be waterproof. An umbrella made from paper, or pan made from chocolate wouldn’t be very helpful so it’s handy to know the properties of materials when making something new.

Follow this link for the instructions and further details

Dinosaur Worksheet

 Phonics - 


Thursday 21st May 2020

Phonics - 

Friday 22nd May 2020

Reading and Phonics - Watch one of the stories in the Story time section! Then watch the last phonics video this week: 

Maths - This is a very messy pirate has left his stuff everywhere! Can you follow the directions and help him gather and help him gather it all up? Remember you only need to do one sheet - 1 star = Bronze, 2 star = silver and 3 star = gold.

Directions - help the messy pirate worksheet 

Literacy - This will come later in the afternoon and can be done across the weekend ready to then write your story as half term work!

RE - We have been learning about the Lord's Prayer for the last month. Today I would like you to draw something that might help you to remember the prayer. This could be one big poster with a picture for the important parts of the prayer, or you could draw a sequence of little pictures to remind you of which line comes next. Here is an example of what someone else has done:
Pray and Draw the Lord's Prayer Booklet - That Resource Site

Art - Today I would like you to create an image which will be used as the front cover of your story that you will be writing next week. I have put a selection of book covers below to give you some inspiration - remember if you include too many things on the page it may not look as good! We want people to see the front cover of your book and want to read it. Also think about what your story will be called - I am going to be calling mine 'The Great Adventure'! Include your title and your name (as you will be the author of your story) in your image.

  Video Message

Cosmic Kids Yoga 

All Yoga Disco I will update the yoga video once a week.

 Story Time

Here you will find some stories I have read for you, keep checking back as more will be uploaded each week: 

Don't Call Me Sweet by Smriti Halls (Read by Miss Brockwell's Auntie Lianne)

Ruby's Worry by Tom Percival

The Great Explorer by Chris Judge

When Angus Met Alvin by Sue Pickford (Read by Miss Brockwell's Best Friend Beyza)

Mrs Armitage Queen of the Road by Quentin Blake (Read by Miss Brockwell's Best Friend Madison)

Summer Term Week 4 w/c 11.05.2020

Hello Year One!

Thank you to those of you who have sent me work continuously this will really support you in your learning! If you have not please ensure you send me work this week please. Big shout out again to Melodee and Eva who has remained engaged throughout this time. I know this is a tough time but even one piece of work is better than none.

I look forward to calling you this week and finding out about how the past two weeks have been. Be prepared to tell me what you have been doing!

Miss Brockwell

MathsThis week I would like you to do WEEK 1 of the learning that can be found on the White Rose Home Learning Site. Watch the video for each lesson and then complete the worksheet - please do not feel like you need to print the worksheet out, you will need to get used to writing out your answers anyway for when you go into year 2. We started to do this before school had to sadly close - it does take longer but you will get quicker!

Lesson 1: Introducing Weight and Mass (We have looked at weight and mass before so this should be a recap!)

Lesson 2: Measure Mass

Lesson 3: Compare Mass

Lesson 4: Introduce capacity (Again we have looked at capacity this is not a new concept!)

Lesson 5: Measure capacity

White Rose Year 1 Home Learning Site

I will also upload a video explaining part whole models on Friday (sorry for the delay) as I have noticed a few of us still making mistakes.

Literacy - Today I would like you to write a book report/review of a book you have read last week! I know Melodee read The Whistling Monster last week so I look forward to reading her book review on this. Remember a book review can be both positive or negative if you did not like the book you read try and explain why you did not like it as you are either trying to convince people to read the book because it is good or to not read it because it is bad.

I would like you to lay out your report like this:

Send for a Superhero Book Review Example  

TopicTo continue our geography project, I would like you to pick one country in Europe to write a fact file about. You can use the internet to do as much research as you like about your chosen country, then fill out the fact file template below. 

 Country Fact File

Science - This week I would like you watch the videos following the link below and then have a go yourself! Of course if your parents let you, you can eat the chocolate after (I love to eat melted chocolate with strawberries or bananas):

At what temperature does chocolate melt at?
Art - Today I would like you to draw or paint a picture of a building. It could be a building that we have learned about this year, or a building that you can see from your window, or a building from your imagination. Pick 1 and draw it in lots of careful detail. Think about how big things are and if they are in front or behind other things.  Here are a couple of examples:


RE - 

PSHE : I would like you to start keeping a journal so that when you are older you will be able to look back to when you were 5 or 6 and had to stay indoors to keep safe from the Corona Virus. I would like you to include:

*Dear Diary*

*The date - either long or short up to you*

*One thing you are grateful for*

*One thing you found funny this week*

*One thing you thought could have gone better*

*A reflection of what you have done during the week*

and as always....

*Full stops, capital letters and finger spaces!*

Try to make your journals exciting too so that future you will enjoy reading about what you got up to during this time.

Phonics - Only watch one a day please:

Summer Term Week 3 w/c 04.05.2020

Friday 8th May 2020 marks 75 years since VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, when the Second World War came to an end in Europe. The long anticipated news resulted in spontaneous celebrations breaking out across the nation. A national holiday was declared and people from all walks of life came together to mark the moment.

 The website has lots of ideas for bunting, music, colouring posters for children and adults to put up and display - and 1940s recipes!

VE Day

Other excellent websites with information, images and good ideas are:

English Heritage Site The BBC

Dance - 

Learning and performing a 1940s dance such as the Lindy Hop Swing

What is Lindy Hop:   What is Lindy Hop Video

Find someone at home and learn how to do the Lindy Hop yourself! I will upload part 1 and you can find the other parts in the suggestions section next to the video!

 Literacy - 

Please do these activities in the order they are uploaded in as there will be a sequence to them.

Activity 1: focusing on our adjectives - describing words! You need to choose appropriate adjectives to complete sentences to advertise a job as a brave explorer. Gold = three stars, Silver = two stars & Bronze = one star - you can find these at the bottom of the sheets attached. Please encourage your children to challenge themselves. Answers can be found at the end of the document.

Brave Explorers Job Advert Worksheet


Activity 2:  focusing on adjectives again to describe the Northern Lights that can be seen in our story The Great Explorer! I want you to write a paragraph describing the Northern Lights. Challenge yourself and see if you can include commas when making a list. Below I have attached a powerpoint of more images of the Northern Lights to give you a bigger picture of what these look like! 

 Northern Lights PowerPoint

Extra task on the Northern Lights - do some research on the Northern Lights to include in your Summer Term project looking at the World around us!


Activity 3: Today I would like you to write a diary entry from the view of Tom in The Great Explorer. I want you to imagine you are writing from the Hot Air Balloon looking over the Northern Lights. Remind yourself of what has happened so far in the story. You will need to include everything that has happened in detail from the beginning of the story. This will take you longer than one session to write please do not rush it! 

success criteria

*Dear Diary*

*Capital Letters, full stops and finger spaces*


*Time order words - I will attach examples of these as a link here*

 Remember do NOT use rubbers, edit your work with a red pen or pencil!

 Science - Staying with our theme of ice I would like you to think about how Polar animals stay warm in the cold environments that they live in. I will attach a few science experiments for you to explore this theme.

How Do Polar Animals Stay Warm?


Maths - This week I will be setting you work from the White Rose Home Learning Site. You can find the break down of the learning here along with the link to the page. Please watch the videos and then complete the tasks. 

* Lesson 1 - Part-whole relationships number bonds

* Lesson 2 - Fact families - linking addition and subtraction (1)

* Lesson 3 - Add together and find a part

* Lesson 4 - Add more and count on within 20 on

 * Lesson 5 - Friday Challenge!

Please ensure you are completing the Summer Term Week 3 (w/c 4th May).

White Rose Year One Home Learning

Topic - This week you will be looking at the countries in the UK. We did look at these back in September so this should be really good revision to see what you can remember! Please watch the video below:

Now I would like you to label the countries that make up the British Isles and their capital cities - in the boxes please draw the flag of the country (you will need to do your own research with an adult to find out the final country that cannot be seen in this video).

The British Isles Labelling Sheet

Music - 

Learn to use the voice expressively and creatively by singing songs and using chants and rhymes.

This lesson includes:

    • a video about warming up
    • a video showing you how to sing call and response
  • three practice activities

Music Lesson

RE - We are continuing our RE unit all about The Lord's Prayer. Click on this link to find your second and third lesson. 

Lesson 2 Lesson 3

Art - Today we are going to be staying on the theme of the Northern Lights - it is one of my dreams to go and see them in real life one day! But for now I would love you guys to be creative and create your own versions of the Northern Lights. I would like you to look at the powerpoint I have created which looks at examples from the artists Laura Iverson, Frederic Edwin Church and Natalia Stasishina. You do not need to use acrylic paints or watercolours if you do not own these. You can use anything you may have in your house from colouring pencils, chalk, paint, collage etc. Get creative - let's create our own gallery! 

Northern Lights Art Lesson

parents please email me your children's work over the weekend:



Phonics - This week I will upload a new phonics video every day Monday to Friday so please check back every day for this! It is so important that you keep up with your phonics as it will help with both your reading and your writing.




Summer Term Week 2 w/c 27.04.2020

Monday 27th April 2020

Maths - So this week we will be looking at place value and money. For this activity I would like you to draw the dienes (as I know you probably won't have any at home).

Please represent the following numbers: 19, 35, 49, 96 and 20
Challenge: 129


Literacy - I would like you to watch me read the story The Great Explorer by Chris Judge (found in Story Time). This will be our key text for the next few weeks. I would like us to focus on the second page of the story:

Look at Tom's face in the image above, it says that he was shocked. What do you think you would do if you had found out that your Mum or Dad had got lost whilst exploring the North Pole? Please write a short paragraph explaining how you would feel and what action you would take if this was to happen to you.

Success Criteria

*Full stops & Capital letters*

*Finger spaces*

*adjectives e.g. shocked or worried*

Please send me this once you have done it - remember no rubbing out! Use a red pen/pencil.

Topic - We are going to start a new geography project today. I would like you to recap what you already know about the 7 continents of the world and what they are called. Watch the videos we know and love, you can also do some research on the internet with an adult's help. I will also attach a PowerPoint for you too. Make notes in your continent workbook that I will attach after the video: the more work you put in now the better your final project will be.

Continents PowerPoint

Now complete this work book, make notes of key facts and anything else you find interesting:  Continent Workbook

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Science - Learn about the seasons, the weather associated with them and day length. This topic links very well with our maths learning on the months of the year and time. Follow the link, watch the two videos and complete the activities:

BBC Bitesize Seasons

Literacy - Watch the story The Great Explorer again. This time we are going to focus on what Tom had in his backpack. I would like you to choose three items that can be found in Tom's bag and explain why you think he would have chosen to pack these. Think about these key questions:

*What item is it?*

*What would they be used for?*

*How useful would this item be?*

Then I would like you to draw yourself in the middle of the page with a bag on your back just like in the story. What would you decide to pack if you were going on an adventure? Think outside of the box and be as imaginative as possible - remember you would need to carry this on you back so you would not want it to be too heavy!

Maths - Today we will be recapping the topic of money. Like the science for today ,I will put a link so that you can watch some videos on how to work out a value with coins (see if your parents have some coins at home to help you too). Then complete the quiz. I will also put some values under the link that I would like you to create yourselves with either real coins or if you do not have these at home draw them out. If needed you can re watch the video on place value as this will really help with your understanding of the values of coins!

How to work out a value with coins


   1) 15p                  4) 75p

     2) 30p                 5) £1.50

3) 45p                  6) £3

PE/Music - Today we will look at the Kokuma Dance Company perform to the beat of African Drumming.

  Dance Video

This clip will introduce you to rhythmic movement. I want you to watch the clip and try to clap hands or knees in time to the music. Then listen to a similar piece and try to jump, hop, skip and jog in time to the music. Changes in height of movements can be explored and make sure you use your arms and shoulders too. See if you can use simple repeated actions to create your own dance routine to the music.

Friday 1st May 2020

Parents please remember today Is the deadline to email this week's work to me please.

I look forward to seeing all of your hard work, please send through all the work you have done so far this week - I will make a special mention to those I can see who have worked particularly hard! I am marking all work and providing feedback to those that gets send me their work too.


From next week I will be providing a lanyard to children for the following:

Effort & Hardwork

Kindness & Compassionate

Being Joyful and Positive

Self Control & Collaboration

Accountability and Leadership

Last week Lucas received 'Being Joyful and Positive' and Trojit received 'Effort & Hardwork'.

Parents if you believe your child deserves a lanyard for any of the above please email me which one with a reason why.

 Maths - Today will  be the last day we look at money. Please watch the video and then answer the questions at the end of the video (I will also put these below the video). I want to see you use the dienes to work out your answers - this will make it so much easier for you.


1. 7p + 11p  =                             4. 13p + £2.45  =

2. 35p + £1.20  =                      5. £2.15 + £1.75  =

3. £1.50 + £1.35  =                    Challenge: £5.50 + 26p  =


Literacy - Today we are going to look at words from our story The Great Explorer that use the suffix -ed to change the words from the present tense (something that is currently happening) to the past tense (something that has already happened). In the video below I show you three key rules for changing our route words to the past tense using the suffix -ed. Watch carefully and have a go yourself.


Worksheet - Suffix -ed


RE: We are starting a new RE unit all about The Lord's Prayer. Click on this link to find your first lesson. 

Lord's Prayer Lesson 1

Art: Get creative with the objects in your house!


Summer Term Week 1 w/c 20.04.2020

Monday 20th April 2020

Maths - So this week we will be looking at time. I will be uploading videos from now on teaching the new learning. The task will either be at the end of the video or a link will be attached as a word document below the video - this time the task is at the end of the video! Please send any questions you may have to me as well as the completed work, thank you!


PSHE : I would like you to start keeping a journal so that when you are older you will be able to look back to when you were 5 or 6 and had to stay indoors to keep safe from the Corona Virus. I would like you to include:

*Dear Diary*

*The date - either long or short up to you*

*One thing you are grateful for*

*One thing you found funny this week*

*One thing you thought could have gone better*

*A reflection of what you have done during the week*

and as always....

*Full stops, capital letters and finger spaces!*

Try to make your journals exciting too so that future you will enjoy reading about what you got up to during this time.

 Literacy - Today will be an editing lesson! Below is a video of an example of a Diary Entry from the work I set on Friday 3rd April 2020 but there are quite a few mistakes! Can you spot them all?

*Parents please pause the video before I begin editing so that the children can see how many problems they can identify - this can be made into a game, who can find the most*


Once you have watched the video, please edit your work that you have written and send me the finished Diary Entries - remember to do this once a week!


Phonics - Log in to Busy Things (LGfL) - Key Stage 1 - Year One - English - Phonics Programme - Phase 2, 3 & 5: Basic letters and sounds - Letters and their sounds

Follow this pathway and have a go at playing these games. 

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Maths - This lesson will look at telling the time using the key word o’clock. I would like you to complete the starter first, then move onto the video and finally complete the worksheet. I look forward to seeing your work.





Telling the Time Worksheet

Art -  This task is called 'Notes to a Future Self' and is based around the work of British Jamaican Photographer Vanley Burke.

If you would like to have a look at some of his work you can do so by following the link to his website: http://www.vanley.co.uk/


Friday 24th April 2020

Maths - This lesson will look at telling the time using the key word half past. There will be times in the video where I will ask you to either tell a parent the answer or you can write them down if they are not able to sit with you for this. Then there will be a piece of work underneath the video for you to complete. This will be our last lesson on time for a little while and we will recap on some place value and money next week.



Children's Work