Welcome to Budbrooke Primary School

Year 1 - Elm 2022 - 2023

Miss Carroll

Miss Carroll

Miss Thorpe

Welcome to Elm class, 

Year 1 

School closure home learning lessons

English - Please follow the link below for an English lesson focussing on story writing. 


Maths Please follow the link below for a maths lesson focusing on telling the time to the nearest hour and half an hour, which we have been focusing on this week. 



Our new Spring 1 topic is called 'Land Ahoy' and has a Geography focus. 

Yo ho, yo ho, it’s a sailor’s life for me. Get your sea legs on, it’s time to sail the salty seas. Navigate, investigate and explore the world, just like Captain Cook. Make a boat, sink a ship, fly a pirate flag. Speak like a pirate, write like a poet, then weigh and measure a pirate’s booty. How do rescues happen at sea? Find out about brave volunteers and young Miss Darling, rowing her boat across stormy seas. Sing a sea shanty whilst cleaning the poop deck, then search the school grounds for Captain Longbeard’s hidden treasure. There’s land ahead. Let’s get this ship to port.


This term we are lucky to have onside delivering PE sessions on a Tuesday afternoon. Our PE lesson with Miss Carroll with then take place on a Wednesday afternoon. Please could children keep a drawstring bag containing their P.E. kit in school so they can change into their P.E. kit on the relevant days.

Reading and Phonics

Encouraging your children to read from a young age is essential and we will send a reading book and reading diary home for you to explore together.  Please record any reading you have done with your child in the reading diary.  

In year 1 we will deliver daily phonics lessons and we will introduce the children to new sounds as well as new High Frequency Words. Can we please ask that you practice these with your child and encourage them to use them in their writing. 


This term we will be looking at time. We will read and write times to the nearest hour and half an hour. 


If you and your child are keen to learn more about our engaging topic then please use some of the useful websites below. 



You may also wish to share some new books with your children. Below are some great suggested reads that link nicely to our topic. 

The Troll by Julia Donaldson

The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor by Katie Daynes

Grace Darling by Anita Ganeri

Captain Hook by Rebecca Levene



Each week we will send home English homework. This homework will be based on activities that we have done in class the previous week. ‚Äč

Homework will go out on a Wednesday and will be due in the following Monday. 

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