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Year 1 Emperor Penguins

Welcome to Year 1 Emperor Penguins Class!

From the 5th January 2021 school will be closed

and we will be starting Meadlands-at-Home.


Please log on to the Year 1 web page every day for Miss Bunker's & Ms Cotter's daily letter and pre-recorded number and phonic videos. 

Friday 22 January 2021

Maths 22.1.21

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Thursday 21 January 2021
Wednesday 20 January 2021

Phonics EA sound


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Story time 20.1.21 - Hairy MacLary

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Tuesday 19 January 2021
Monday 18 January 2021

Phonics 18.1.21

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Ravi's Roar 18.1.21

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Friday 15 January 2021

Find & make number bonds video

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Thursday 14 January 2021
Wednesday 13 January 2021

Literacy - Story time with Mrs Cotter - Mr Wolf & The Three Bears

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Tuesday 12 January 2021
Monday 11 January 2021
Friday 8.1.21
Thursday 7.1.21
Wednesday 6.1.21
Tuesday 5.1.21



Teachers: Miss Bunker








Support Staff: Mrs Kelly - Teaching Assistant (HLTA)








Support Staff: Mrs Skinns - Teaching Assistant (AM)









Class Ambassadors: Katelyn & Ollie

Welcome to the Year 1 Emperor Penguins Class. 

On this page you will find the following information:

1. Curriculum for the year.

2. End of year objectives (what the children should know by the end of the year).

3. Work expectations.

4. Blended learning (work for your child if they are absent or the class/school has been closed due to coronavirus).

Part 1: Curriculum for the year ahead.

Part 2: End of year objectives (what children should know by the end of Year 1).


Book Look - Writing

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 Step 1 is our non-negotiables - those things all children should remember consistently when writing in Year 1.
Step 2 demonstrates what a child needs to achieve and be fluent at to be working at the Meadlands expected standard
Step 3 demonstrates what a child needs to achieve and be fluent at to be working at the Meadlands exceeding standard.

Book Look - Reading

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Foundation Subjects

Part 3: Work Expectations.


By the end of Year 1, children's letters are expected to be formed accurately (see letter formation rhymes in phonics section) and writing should be legible, consistently sized and sat on the line. Children are not expected to join their writing in Year 1, however as we move through the year, staff will begin to teach pre-cursive and cursive writing to those who are ready to progress.




Part 4: Blended Learning


If your child is absent but waiting for a coronavirus test result to return to school or having to self isolate due to symptomatic household members, then they can access school work on their class page right here! Work will be uploaded every Monday morning. Children are expected to follow the timetable and complete the lessons in their Meadlands-at-Home books, returning these to their class teacher, once they are able to return to school.


If the class or school is having to isolate we will be in touch with you regarding how to access the Google Classroom learning.

For more information, please refer to our Blended Learning Policy.


Parents & carers, if your child is isolating and completing work from home, the following websites can supplement the work we have provided. These are easy to access and navigate and you will find video lessons and video clips which support the learning that the teachers have provided: 

Oak National Academy provides video lessons for reception up to Year 6 

BBC Bitesize provides primary resources for children

Spring Term 2021
Blended Learning January 
Blended Learning December 2020
Week beginning 14.12.20
Week beginning 7.12.20
Blended learning November 2020
Week beginning 30.11.20
Week beginning 23.11.20
Week beginning 16.11.20
Week beginning 9.11.20
Week beginning 2.11.20
Blended Learning October 2020
Week beginning 19.10.20
Week beginning 12.10.20
Week beginning 5.10.20
Blended Learning from September 2020

Blended Learning March 2020 - July 2020

Parents and Carers of children in Year 1. Miss Bunker will update this page every morning by 9am with instructions for the day of learning. Please make sure you read her letter and complete the work. If you have any questions please email Miss Bunker and she will do her best to reply to you.


To help you explain to your child about why school has closed, read Miss Tadman's Social Story together: 

Blended Learning 20 - 22.7.20

Year 1 poem - the sound collector

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Phonics 1

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Phonics 2

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Phonics 3

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Phonics 4

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Blended Learning: PE Lessons 

Whilst at home we would still like you to keep fit and healthy. We would like you to complete Mr Penberthy's 30 minute whole school workout, do 1 a day whilst at home: PE Page 


Blended Learning: Music Lessons 

Complete your music lesson, you can find the instructions from Mrs Pearman here: Music Page 


Blended Learning: PSHE and Pastoral Follow Miss Davies' advice on keeping calm, happy and safe whilst at home. Make sure you complete her 30 minute whole school PSHE/Mindfulness activity, 1 a day whilst at home: Pastoral Page 

😳We have lots more interesting things to share with you about our work and even our special class door. Please excuse us while we update our pages.
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