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Welcome to Year 1!



Dear year 1 families, 


This week we will be bringing back our good morning and end of the day story videos!!!!!!!!!! 

We are incredibly excited for this, so I hope you find time to watch these :) . In addition to these, I will be doing a prerecorded live lesson. This week's is on Thursday. I will be recapping some phonics, and introducing the tasks for the Talk 4 Writing. 

They can all be accessed on the school video page...  

How do I find this page?  click children, then the School video page. alternatively, follow this link: https://harlaxton-c-of-e-primary-school.primarysite.media/ 



After considering the RWI and phonics resources available for home learning, I have redesigned the RWI lessons so that they have a more accessible format and can be repeated as much or as little as necessary for your child. I will be focussing on the  speed sound element which develops your child’s fluency with some short writing tasks associated with this. The main drive will be reading fluency and a minimum 10 minute read on a book associated with your child’s reading level. I have also planned further English resources including reading comprehensions and writing tasks. Please ensure that your child continues to revisit and reuse the speed sounds they have revised earlier and these are used when completing these further English tasks.


Reading books: 

Please remember, you can access new reading book through the Oxford Owl website: 


Username: harlaxton1  password harlaxton   . 

Please ensure to read stories that are your child's current level. 


Uploading your work: 

Thank you to all those parents who have uploaded work via PM. It allows me to keep a close assessment of your children while you are remote learning. If you can start to use the 'Work' tab at the top of the PM page, then 'upload' your child's work that way, then I can see the images much better. There is no need to upload every piece of work that your child completes. Please keep ahold of it and I will file it with your child's home learning work once we return to school. However, If we specifically request to see some work, or you feel your child had worked incredibly hard and you would like this piece to be showcased then please upload this through the PM 'Work' tab as previously described. 



Please do not feel the need to print all resources out. We are more than happy for your child to write their answers on paper or an exercise book. 


Myself and the year 1 team will be in contact with you throughout this lockdown on a weekly basis. If you feel you need any extra support please contact the school, or leave a message for me on the class Purple Mash blog.



I will continue to register all children through the blog. I understand that not everyone will be able to support their children by 9am. Please can you let me know your child has engaged with the learning by 5pm. If there are any issue with accessing the learning please contact the school and we will try our best to support you in any way we can. I politely request that at the absolute minimum, you ensure your child is reading everyday, is counting, subtracting and adding within 20 and is practicing their phonics everyday.  


Private and personal information 

if you need to contact me with private or personal information please do this formally through the school email. 


I wish you and your family good health, 


Kind regards, 


Mr. Rowe 



Remote learning 18.1.21 weekly plan

Looking for a Good Morning video? 

The file was much too large to be on this page. I have added it to the school's video page. 

Please click, children, school video page, then year 1 playlist. Alternatively, follow this link: https://harlaxton-c-of-e-primary-school.primarysite.media/playlist/year-1

Morning Guys, 

My Monday 18th afternoon story is in on our class video page, or you can follow this link. https://harlaxton-c-of-e-primary-school.primarysite.media/media/monster-story-teller-chapter-one-monday-18th-after, enjoy.

Mrs Bailes

Tuesday's Good Morning 


We will be uploading all videos onto the school's video page as they are all too large. 

Good day, 


Remember, Mr. Rowe has done a prerecorded live lesson. You can locate this in the school's video page, or follow the link in the remote learning plan. 



Year 1 Christmas and Art winners

Great Fire of London Art

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2D Shape Monsters

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Harvest Festival

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We have been very creative this year with our Harvest song. As we are no longer allowed to sing inside the classroom we have been singing all around the school.

Warning: produced by a very bad videographer (Mr Rowe) in a mixture of difficult environments.

Talk for writing: I Love My Daddy Story

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The year 1s have been imitating and innovating the I Love My Daddy story book.

I Love My Daddy: Innovation

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These are links to games that can help you tell the time.








Oxford Owl has a range of reading books available, some books similar to those we have at school as well as some newer titles. Use the school login details to access - choose my class login.  

Username: harlaxton1 password: harlaxton


Online Safety Activities
Acorns Keeping Fit!

60 mins-a-day.mp4

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Part of our learning like when we are in school is to keep fit and active. Please watch the film below and start to record your activities. Look at the sheets below to see how to record what you have done.

Links to useful websites:


Your children have their usernames and passwords in their home-learning book.





Purple Mash



Read Write Inc Daily phonics



White Rose - Daily maths lessons



Oak National Academy - online lessons



Classroom Secrets Kids - interactive resources on a range of subjects (you will need to create a free account)



Number Blocks



Online stories



Nature Detectives - lots of activities to complete outside



Some different activities to complete outside



P.E Activities








Leader in Me


On a daily basis, the children try to demonstrate our core values within school. As we aim to practise them so often, they become good habits that we can use not only in school but also at home too. 


  • Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood(Listen Before You Talk)
  • Habit 6: Synergise (Together Is Better)
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

Growth Mindset


This year we will be helping the children to develop a Growth Mindset. This aims to increase their resilience, perseverance and independence in their learning. Further information can be found by following the link below.

British Values



Homework will be given out weekly on a Friday, to be returned by the following Wednesday.  It will comprise of one piece of work with Maths, English or Topic related.


There will also be weekly spellings given for our test.

Useful Websites for additional homework ideas.

Links - please click to open