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With Today's timetable, It is advisory to complete the afternoon art lesson in the morning just to allow maximum drying time for the paper mache.

Good Morning Year 1 laugh


I hope you all had a fabulous day yesterday and managed to complete some super work with your grown-ups. I just wanted to mention, I absolutely loved to see the videos and pictures of you all yesterday via SEESAW.





Today in our Art and Design lesson we will be beginning to make a paper mache hot air balloon.


For the lesson, you will need: 

  • 1 small balloon 
  • lots of strips of newspaper or thin paper 
  • a small jug/cup/bowl to put your balloon onto whilst doing the paper mache
  • a spoon to mix your paste 
  • some glue or paste mixture 
  • something to cover your table


Recipie for making the mache glue:


Flour and water (like Miss Martin in the video below)

Make up the paste in a large bowl by mixing the flour and water in equal quantities e.g. one cup of water to one cup of flour. Grab a wooden spoon and give the mixture a good stir to get out any bumps. Add a splash more water little by little until the consistency is thick and glue-like. Sprinkle in a few tablespoons of salt to prevent mould.


PVA glue and water

If using PVA glue, decant a small amount into a dish, add a little water and mix well. Or follow the instructions on the back of the packet to make up wall paper paste.


hot air balloon paper mache with Miss Martin



In the video below Miss Martin and George are talking you through a phonics lesson just like the ones we have in school. In the video Miss Martin and George will introduce you to a new phase 5 sound each day and re-cap the phase 3 and 4 flashcards. For the lesson you will need either a whiteboard and pen or a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. Enjoy! laugh

Phonics with Miss Martin and George



In English today we are going to be looking at the different types of text. We are going to be looking at the difference between fiction and non-fiction text. PLease watch the presentation below and complete the cut and stick activity below.

fiction vs non-fiction





On a Tuesday afternoon, we usually take some time to allow the children some quiet reading time where they can choose to read any book they wish from the classroom or their own school reading books. Whilst this is happening the staff will change their reading books. Please allow your child some time this afternoon to sit quietly and enjoy a book they wish to read independently.


If you have read all your reading books from school, you can read some phonetically decodable comics online. These can be found at Decodable comics ( or you could access the Oxford Owl website which is an ebook library where you can choose from the ages 4 - 7 or 7 - 9 for reading. You can log in by : 

username  : best

password : class


Click here to take you to the website : Oxford Owl for School and Home

If you would like to change your school reading books, please email Miss Martin and we can arrange a day and time that is suitable to come and drop your old books off and to collect some new ones.


►STORY TIME! laugh

Stick man read by Miss Martin and George

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