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Year 1 Teacher- Mrs Watts

Teaching Assistant- Mrs Hartley

PPA- Mrs Chowdury

A big "well done" to Millie who has designed this fantastic logo for our #Team Dines Green topic. It looks fabulous! 


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Just For You by Mercer Mayer - Little Critter - Read Aloud Books for Children - Storytime

Sometimes, even when we are trying to do our best, things can go wrong! This story shows us that we don't have to be perfect, we just have to be the best we can be.

Thankful by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Archie Preston

Even though I am getting a bit fed up, I am thankful that I have my family and that we are healthy. What are you thankful for?

The Invisible String By Patrice Karst | Children's Book Read Aloud

During lock-down there are times when we miss people we love and we really want to see them. Did you know that we are connected to everyone we love with our own invisible string? This story shows us how, even if someone special is not right there with you, they are always connected to your heart...

Year 1 Week 4 (Week commencing 27th April 2020)

On Thursday 23rd April we are celebrating 'World Book Night'. This is the perfect time to snuggle up and share stories with your family at home. Look out for Mrs Watts reading one of her favourites,'The Highway Rat', on the school story page of Dojo!


"Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" read by author Carol McCloud

Our mini home learning topic is #Team Dines Green. Let's help each other and our families if we are feeling lonely at home. Let's also make plans to have some fun together when we get back to school!

Year 1 Week 3

Here is the planning for home learning week 3.


Stay strong and look forward to the happy times ahead!


#Team Dines Green heart


Easter Challenge

Jimmy Cliff - I Can See Clearly Now With Lyrics

This week Starlings should have been performing this song in the Easter assembly. Starlings you make everyone so happy when you sing this! Sing it loudly at home! Let's cheer up the world!

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

A boy named Liam discovers a patch of plants in an otherwise plant less city. The plants thrive and eventually take over the city with all the people becomin...

Welcome to Year 1 Starlings Class Page


Teacher - Mrs Watts

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Hartley


As school is closing due to Covid 19 we are preparing resources, plans and activities for parents so that children can continue learning at home. 

We have attached documents to this page for you to access at home.

Your child will also have a pack of resources to take home.


I am always available to contact via 'Class Dojo' or email. Please contact me if you have any questions during the school closure period. 


Useful Websites for extra home learning


The BBC Bitesize website has useful resources and games for maths, literacy (including phonics) and science.

Another useful website with interactive games for all areas of the curriculum. The ‘Homework Help’ section is also helpful with information on many topics.

Packed with resources! We use some of the maths games to support mental maths practice for example. Many games and activities linked to all curriculum areas. Links to other useful websites are also on here. You can search by subject or Key Stage


A website with many games linked to different areas of literacy learning.

A website children are familiar with as we use it in school. It links to the phonics phases and has some very good games for helping to consolidate phonics skills.

Another site useful for phonics games and printable activities

Another useful set of games related to literacy/phonics. I especially like Airport X-Ray, Premiership Words and Silly Bull.

Useful reading/phonics games with many areas of learning e.g. alphabetical order, all phonic patterns, rhyme.

Lots of good ideas for supporting with punctuation and other sentence level learning.


Some of the same games also on Top Marks website. Lots of excellent ideas for practising mental maths skills.

There is a small subscription to this website although many games you can try for ‘evaluation’ and can play anyway. I really like ‘Table Mountain’ for learning times table facts.

Excellent series of games and activities linked to all areas of mathematics. We have used some of the money activities and always use the large hundred square – excellent for supporting all calculations and counting activities.

The nrich website contains many excellent maths challenges for children. The one, two or three stars show how challenging they are. Excellent for getting children to apply their problem solving skills across different areas of mathematics. Again, some of these ideas are adapted for use in the classroom. There is a good ‘student area’ with online activities

Another site with many fun but challenging activities linked to all areas of maths.