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Sharman (Rec/Y1)

Hello and welcome to Sharman class page.

Our class is named after astronaut, Helen Sharman. Helen was the first British citizen and female to go into space, participating in a mission to the Soviet modular space stationMir in May 1991.

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Happy New Year to you all. We know this year has not started off as any of us would have hoped. We would have loved nothing more than to welcome your children back to school after the Christmas break, however, due to current circumstances this is not possible and therefore we will be returning to online teaching. 

You should have received a home learning pack before we broke up for Christmas, this pack includes resources your child will need to enable them to learn from home successfully. We have spare copies in school if you have misplaced these – a date will be sent out shortly to allow you to come to the school office and collect them safely. 

Weekly catch ups on Microsoft Teams and the opportunities to share work and news from home will allow us to keep in touch and support you and your child. We are only ever a phone call away if you wish to contact us about any worries/ concerns you may have, or just a chat! 

Keep safe and we hope to see you all very soon. 
Miss Innes and Mrs Pfupa x


Home Learning

Suggested Maths activities using home learning packs…

Introduction to home learning packs…

Speed sounds, green words and red words…
Suggested phonics activities using home learning packs…

Timetable for Learning

Please find a suggested timetable on the link below, please do not feel like you need to stick to this rigidly. This is helpful to use to ensure your child has a consistent routine but we understand that the home is a very different place to school. Please allow your child lots of time to play and relax and not to place too much pressure on the activities we have planned. Take this time to enjoy learning alongside your child.
Suggested timetable overview:

Sharman suggested Timetable


Super Sentences

Please watch our video tutorial on what ‘Super Sentences’ involve. 

Your super sentences this week are found below: 



Watch the speed sound session on the webpage with Miss Innes. Place the green sound cards (from the pack) in front of your child and ask them to make these words inside the 3 box frame:
bag, cut, hen, hop, jam, man, run, van, wag, zip.
Can the children make up their own words and read them to you?


Watch the speed sound session on the webpage with Miss Innes. Show the children the CVC pictures (From the pack)– How many can they write in 1 minute? Have a couple of go’s to see if they can beat their score.


Watch the speed sound session on the webpage with Miss
Children draw a bin and a treasure chest and make their
own set of golden treasure coins by drawing 10 circles on
paper and cutting them out. Ask the children or an adult
could write these words on to the coins: bag, cat, fun, jug,
box, zin, yip, tam, wum, shug.
The children have to sort the coins to decide if they are real
treasure words or they belong in the bin and are silly words.
Have fun!


Watch the speed sound session on the webpage with Miss
Hide the red words around the house. Children find the
word and have to say a sentence with the word in for
example if they find ‘the.’ Children might say, “The boy sat
on a chair.”


Watch the speed sound session on the webpage with Miss
Play splat the sound. Put out all the sound cards from
the pack. Say a sound to your child and ask them to
splat that sound. Can they think of a word beginning
with that sound.



it has just been the weekend, can you write a sentence
about what you have been doing at the weekend.
Remember to use a capital letter, finger space and full


Ask the children to make a list or a booklet of
things that they can see. Use the pictures from
the pack or write some things they can see in their
For example:
I can see a car.
I can see a bus.
I can see toys.
Encourage children to sound out the words they
are unsure of. They don’t have to be spelt
correctly as long as they have wrote down the
sounds they can hear in the word. Make sure the
children use capital letters, finger spaces and full
stops in their sentence.
Can you write 5 of these sentences?


Talk about different thing the children can do e.g.
run, jump, walk, sit, hop.
Ask the children to write 5 short sentences about
things that they can do.
For example:
I can run.
I can hop.
I can sit.
Remember to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

Ask your child to help you write this week’s
shopping list. In a list the words need to go
underneath each time. Encourage children to use
their phonics to hear the sounds in words.
Remember they do not need to be spelt correctly.

Use the sentence starter pictures from the pack to
write a sentence to match the pictures.



Cut out the number cards in your pack and place them face down.
Your child turns over a number one at a time and says which
number it is. When all the number cards have been turned over,
they can then make their own number line to 20 by ordering the
cards correctly.
Ask your child some 1 more and 1 less questions. What is 1 more
than 7?
What is 1 less than 15? Etc.


Use the 2 10’s frames and spots in the pack. Write down these
addition sentences for your child to see.
5 +5 =
3+6 =
4+4 =
2+7 =
10+2 =
Encourage your child to put the spots in the different frames and
then count them altogether to find the answer for example,
5+6= 11
If your child is confident, ask them to try some more

Watch the number blocks episode on you tube:
Show children the part/part/whole model from pack.
Choose a number between 10 and 20 to go in the top circle and
put the same amount of spots in the circle. The children can then
separate the spots in to the 2 circles below to show how the whole
number can be separated.

The picture below shows an example of using the part part whole model by separating 7.


Show children these 2D shapes:

Can the children spot any of these around them, e.g. the door
might be a rectangle, the windows could be square, help your child
to find more of these shapes around you.


four of the 2D shapes above and make a shape poster.
Children can draw the shapes and write/label their properties.

For example a rectangle has:

2 long sides, 2 short sides, 4 corners.


Creative Curriculum


Floating and sinking experiment
What you need:
• A bucket of water (preferably transparent)
• A variety of items, some of which may sink and which will
How you do it: Bring out a tray containing a mix of different items,
holding up each item in turn and have the children guess if it will
float or sink. Of course, you have to make sure that you’ve got items
that’ll do both!
Children can make a table of their findings with either words or pictures

Watch Mrs Curtis’ video on floating and sinking


Discover whether ice melts faster in hot or cold climates .
Freeze some small objects overnight in two tubs. In the
morning take them out and notice what has happened to the
water. Keep one tub inside and one outside. Which will melt
the fastest? You could use warm or cold water to speed up the

Have some fun on You Tube today with the how to draw a….. videos.
This should be supervised by an adult at all times.

Andy Goldsworthy is an Artist who uses natural objects to make
pictures with.
Have a look at these examples:

Use the internet to look for some more examples of his work. 


Could you create a piece of Art like Andy Goldsworthy using things you collect outside –
leaves, sticks, stones, shells, flowers and so on. Take lots of photos of
your creations.

Mrs Pfupa collected a few items on her daily walk and she found some pegs in her garden and created this art work. 

Support Materials

Handwriting/ Letter Formation

We teach the children their letter sounds using the Read Write Inc phonics scheme. Each letter sound has a picture to support your child writing and reading the sound. Below are the pictures and how we form the letter, using pre-cursive handwriting. It is important your child remembers to ‘whoosh up’ at the beginning of the letter to ensure they are forming it correctly. 


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Click the link below to find out how to form the letter sounds 
Read Write Inc Formation Rhymes 

Useful websites/ videos


(How to say the sounds we have been learning) 

(Teaching your child to read simple words using Fred Talk)

Maths at home

Maths booklet


Practical ideas

EYFS home learning pack

Purple Mash


Mini Mash has lots of different activities to choose from and can be accessed at home. Your child has their own login details, they are able to complete activities and save them into their tray for me to look at. Purple mash includes:

  • Reading and writing (including phonics)
  • Numbers and counting
  • Games
  • Simple city
  • Music
  • Drawing and painting
  • Role play

Daily Stories

Our Favorite Five

Each half term we focus on five books. We read these books often so that the children children get to know them very well, they learn about the different characters and how the story is structured. They are often able to re tell the story themselves. You will find the books we are focusing on this term below. Mrs Curtis will be reading them each week for the children to watch and listen to – watch this space!

Spring Term 1 

  •  The Tiger who Came to Tea
  • Cops and Robbers
  • Knuffle Bunny
  • The Way Back Home
  • Lost and Found


Please send the work your child completes to our Class Microsoft Team’s page (we used this for parents evening). I love to see what the children have been getting up to at home and how hard they have been working. Please bare in mind all members of the class can see what is being posted.

I will make sure I update the web page regularly and share any photos on this section.

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