Welcome to our Year 1 Page!

Below is a link to this lovely book. It may help those who are worried about coronavirus. Read this with your child as many times as they would like :) 

Some of the home learning - keep it coming Year 1 it's amazing! 

Our Show and Tell!

22nd May 2020

Our Show and Tell! 

15th May 2020

Good morning all! Hope you are all keeping well. Each Monday morning I will upload the home learning plan for the week. Please email me if you have any questions, queries, or you would like to share your amazing work! Have a good week and let me know how you get on with the tasks. 


The email address is; Year1@greatbentley.essex.sch.uk

Please email me at least once a week to 'check in' and send any work or photos of activities you have been doing. 

Download below for...'Summer week 6' beginning 25th May. 

 Summer week 6 learning grid.docxDownload
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Download below for...'Summer week 5' beginning 18th May. 

 IT in the home environment.pdfDownload
 Summer week 5 learning grid.docxDownload
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Download below for...'Summer week 4' beginning 11th May. 

 Character Profile.docxDownload
 musical instruments.pdfDownload
 potion problem solving cards.pdfDownload
 story mountain.docxDownload
 Summer week 4 learning grid.docxDownload
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Download below for...'Summer week 3' beginning 4th May. 

 fantastics poster.docxDownload
 Summer week 3 learning grid.docxDownload
 week 3 colour wilbur.docxDownload
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Life in Lockdown - the insiders story!

I would like to offer a challenge to you all. If you are interested in being published, we have had the idea of publishing a Great Bentley Family book entitled 'Life in Lockdown - the insiders story!' The motivation behind this idea is to firstly capture this unprecedented moment in history but also in true learning style to continue to offer inventive and exciting ways to enable our children to continue with their 'writing', We have identified that  for some this is the hardest area to motivate. It is my belief that we can self publish and therefore everyone that sends some writing for the book WILL have their own page.


If you are interested we would ask that the children take the challenge of writing from one the following genres:

-a diary entry - explaining how they feel about 'a day in the life of lockdown'

-Info text on how to stay safe. e.g a poster about how to wash your hands properly etc 

-letter - a letter that they may write to a loved one whom they have not got the chance to see


-Instructions on how to navigate social media (Zoom etc and how to stay in touch)

-A poster outlining the importance of internet safety


Something for our younger Great Bentley family members

-A text message sentence that they would send to someone they can't see

-A speech bubble containing a piece of advice for staying at home

-A speech bubble with a message of hope

-A poster (Same content as above)

-A poem Maybe using the letters from RAINBOW to structure a work or a line.


I would also like to run a competition for the front cover. The prize will be a copy of the book and a 'rainbow'.

It would also be nice to intersperse each page with pictures of children or of rainbows (in what ever creative form you decide). Therefore if you would like to send these also you will be very welcome. The whole ideas is to capture the history and encourage the writing, even if it is just a sentence. For younger children these sentences are just as valued as a larger piece of text. Therefore, please can we focus on the writing as well as the art. 


Please can you send your finished pieces to head@greatbentley.essex.sch.uk

Download below for...'Summer week 2' beginning 27th April. 

 Spell for a good friend.pdfDownload
 Summer week 2 learning grid.docxDownload
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Here are some of the fantastic pictures and learning I have received in the last few weeks! It's so lovely to see you all smiling and making delicious food! Take a look to see what your friends have been up to :) 

Download below for...

'Summer week 1 ' week beginning 20th April. 

 Make a Rain Gauge task 2.pdfDownload
 Season Favourites Home Learning Task.pdfDownload
 Summer week 1 learning grid.docxDownload
 Watching the Weather Task 1.pdfDownload
 Week 1 maths task.pdfDownload
 Week 1 writing task 1.pdfDownload
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 Food science experiments for the term.zipDownload
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'Easter Home Learning' week beginning 13th April. 

 Easter week 2 learning sheet.docxDownload
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'Easter Home Learning' week beginning 6th April. 

 Easter week 1 learning sheet.docxDownload
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'Home Learning' week beginning 30th March.

 Week 2Learning sheet.docxDownload
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'Home Learning' week beginning 23rd March. 

 Week 1 Learning sheet.docxDownload
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Our topic this Spring term 2020 is Monsters! But don't worry- only the funny fluffy ones :) 

Take a look at some of our wonderful learning from the spring term below...

We made Clay monsters!

Ahoy! Welcome to Year 1!

Our topic this Autumn term is PIRATES!

Please see our Autumn Term Letter below or download it using the download button. 

Are you getting your 20 minutes of reading a day? 

Why not try one of these :-) 

Happy reading!

 Parent letter Autumn Term.docxDownload
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Year 1 2018-2019 

Welcome to the world of Monsters Inc. 

This half term we have;

Been making monster traps to catch Randall, learnt to tell the time using chalk and hoops, written letters to our friends Sully and Mike and much, much more!

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows in our classroom!

Never Land!

Welcome To Year One!

We are so excited to start our new year in Year 1! Please have a look at all the learning that will take place this term by downloading the file below. We are already immersed the adventures of Never Land and cannot wait to learn more. 

We had the most amazing time at Highwoods Country Park last week. Here are just some of the great things we got up to!

 Parent letter Autumn Term.docxDownload
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See some of our wonderful learning below!



Music tasks for Summer term 

 Body Percussion CBeebies.pdfDownload
 Y1 Guided Listening.pdfDownload
 Y2 Guided Listening.pdfDownload
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Visit the website below for support with SEND and well-being!



Here are some of the songs we like to learn in the classroom!

Thank the NHS using Scratch Jr! 

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Our P.E days are Thursday's and Friday's. Please make sure you child has their PE kit on these days including the right footwear. Please also make sure your child is not wearing earrings on these days or is able to take them out themselves. 

Our homework will be set every Friday and due in the following Friday.  

Download our homework below!

 maths task homeworjk spring 1.docxDownload
 Spring term 1 homework map.docxDownload
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Here is an example of our writing in Year 1. We are all working this level of writing and will post different examples of it regularly. Keep your eyes open for some of your own writing to be on here Year 1!

We are reading 'FING' by David Walliams! It's very fuuny!

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