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Badsey First School

Badsey First School

Year 1 - Class Kestrel

Summer Term - Friday 3rd July

We made it to Friday! I bet you are all ready for your weekend!




Videos to help you get ready for coming back to school. These can be watched in order to go through the whole school day or individually based on the questions you would like answered.

*New Video* 'What does my classroom like like?' for Group 2 here

'How do I get into school?' Video 1 here

'What does my classroom look like?' Video 2 here

'What happens at break time?' Video 3 here

'Which toilets do I use?' Video 4 here (Watch out, Miss Smith, for those pesky hand dryers!!!)

'Where will I eat my lunch?' Video 5 here

'What happens when it is home time?' Video 6 here

Please watch these as many times as you need to so that you feel confident and are as ready as possible to come back to school.

Thank you Miss Davies for your wonderful camera skills :-)





I have a new comprehension about looking after dogs here for you. There are 3 different levels. Find the correct level for you but challenge yourself. Now some of it might be too tricky so just 'Be Determined'. You can also continue to read at home using Oxford Owl if you feel these are too difficult.

Please read with and to your child as much as possible. Use this website here and log-in to access lots of free reading books at your child's level.

Username: KestrelBFS

Password: Badsey

Please keep up with your excellent reading year 1.

Stories to listen to:

The Disgusting Sandwich here

Man on the Moon here

Supertato here

Commotion in the Ocean here

Giraffes Can't Dance *NEW VIDEO* here

*New phonics activity packs*


These phonics booklets have a focus on tricky words, so choose the correct Phase for you and have a go. If you can't recall which phase you are on, then have a look at each one and see which sounds you recognise.

Don't forget Phonics Play is a good place for online games here


There is a new Talk for Writing booklet here for you. I will also leave other resources throughout the week for those who would like even more work to complete.

 Creative Writing - These are lovely question prompt sheets to get you using your imagination. There are plenty to choose from.



Please continue with your Year 1 words using the routine below. You can find the Year 1 list of words here

  • On Monday - 'Look, Say, Copy, Write, Check' on 5 of these words. Write each one out 10 times. Maybe choose the words that look trickiest to you.
  • On Tuesday - Choose 5 other words and write them out 10 times using rainbow writing (pick some different colours to write them in).
  • On Wednesday - Use a dictionary/online dictionary to find the meanings of 5 of these words that you don't already understand. Talk them through with an adult.
  • On Thursday - create 5 sentences, using each spelling word in a sentence.
  • On Friday - Ask someone to read out some of the words (in a different order to the list on here) and try to test yourself. Can you spell them correctly? If you get any wrong, write them out again a few times then test again


There is a video to help you with your handwriting here

Fine-Motor Skills

Activities and ideas here and here will help your child to build up the muscles in their hands. This will help with pencil control and handwriting. The handwriting warm-up videos herehere and here will also continue to help.




I have a new booklet here for you all about measurement. Now, we didn't do a lot of measurement learning in school due to the closures, so it will be really useful for you to look through it again with an adult. I will then add further resources throughout the week too.
Position and direction Map - You can do this with an adult on the computer screen if you can't print it off. Follow the instructions and then see where you end up!
Have a look at the position and direction games on Education City too!

Child Number graphy, kids cartoon PNG | PNGWave


Today, you have free reign to continue looking at some of the videos and activities on BBC Bitesize. You can choose different areas to learn or revise and each video has activities to complete afterwards. Choose something that interests you and see how you get on! I hope you learn something new as lots of this would have been covered throughout the summer term. Enjoy!


We haven't done R.E for a little while so I thought you might like to do some today. Let's consider what places of worship are and how they might be different special places, for different religions around the world. Reflect first and think about whether you have been to any places of worship. I know you have definitely been to one at school! Go through the pwoerpoint here and then have a go at the picture cards here deciding which religion each place is associated with. No need to print here, you can just talk it through. Remember we must 'Be Respectful' and whilst some of these places may seem strange to some of us, they are completely normal to others in the world.

Great Synagogue (Plzeƈ) - Wikipedia



I wonder if you can a have a deeper think about the oceans today. We have previously discussed in class the difference between the land and the sea. Now, I wonder if you can begin to think about the names of the oceans that we have here on Earth. This is something you will learn further about in Year 2 but as you have time at home, I thought you might like to start thinking about it now. Click here to go through the powerpoint and there is also a fun video here to watch. Then have a go at labelling the 5 oceans here. If you can't print it off, you can just try verbally labelling them with an adult and pointing to where they are.

5 Oceans of the World, List, News, What You Should Know



As we come towards the end of our time in Year 1, it's a lovely time to reflect on some of our amazing memories that we've had this year. I remember doing this when I was in school and I still have some of my memory sheets even now that I look back on. Click here to have a go at completing some of your favourite memories from the year. Try to think really carefully as we've managed to do lots this year in Kestrel class. If you can't print it, you can create your own boxes on a page and write your memories down in each of them and then decorate your page beautifully.

Lorena Canals "Happy Heart" Rug - Interismo UK


Linking to our recent topic on habitats and animals, today we will consider which things are alive, dead or have never been alive. Watch the powerpoint first, here. Then have a go at either the following activities:

Sorting cards - You could go through these on the computer with an adult and decide if they are alive, dead or were never living

Worksheet - this is worksheet with a bit of writing, so some of you may prefer to just stick with discussing the picture cards. You don't need to print it off, you can copy it directly onto paper.






During this strange and difficult time it is important that we look after our mental health. In class we have talked before about doing our favourite activities to help us feel happy if we are a bit sad, such as colouring, listening to music, getting some fresh air, etc. there are some really wonderful resources here and here for you. They are booklets with lots of ideas to help keep your minds healthy. You don't need to print them - just write down or draw anything you like onto paper. There is also a lovely story for you to read with some activities attached here.




New Pack: If you'd like to try some new games and activities to keep you moving, then click here for a new booklet packed with some fun ideas. You can also find more games at

real PE at home – online learning resources

real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity.

There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access real PE at home:

The website address is: 
Parent email:
Password:  badseyfirs

Other Subjects



As well as the great maths lessons, BBC Bitesize is providing excellent daily lessons and learning in other subjects such as history, geography, science and computing. The link to the Year 1 web page is here if you would like to do some extra lessons with your child.



shout-out corner 

Hi Scarlett! It is so lovely to hear from you. I am so pleased to hear about how hard you have been working. I can see all of your fantastic work on Education City which is excellent and you must let me know if the famous singer replies to your email! I miss you and hope that I can see you soon xxx


If you would like to email the school to show me what you have been up to then please do so at please also email here if you do not have an Education City log-in and I will get one sent to you.


Helpful Website Links

*If you are looking for some inspiration, the website Twinkl has a free subscription at the moment and there are some wonderful resources. Create an account using this link here and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS to access everything for free.* (children require their personal username and password provided by school)