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So we thought you might like to do some fun challenges! Below you will see some video challenges we have set for you all. Can you beat our scores? 


Have fun joining in and see if you can beat our score. We would love to see some of your videos, so please share them! Remember no cheating! 


Hope you have as much as we did!!



Miss Reed's challenge

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Miss Harrop's challenge

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Miss Park's challenge

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Miss Harker's Challenge

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Miss Scanlon's Challenge

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Tabby McTat - Read by Alan Mandel

Tabby McTat is purr-fectly happy, singing along all day with Fred the busker. But when Fred gives chase to a thief, the two are separated. Will they ever fin...



Get all cosy and comfortable and listen to the Julia Donaldson story Tabby McTat. Can you describe the cat and write a few descriptive sentences?


Can you make a Missing Poster and draw a detailed picture of Tabby McTat? Then can you describe his features using lots of adjectives! Discuss the cats personality and what he may like or dislike. For example he loves to sing.


I know you all have fantastic ideas and can be very creative with your drawings! Have fun and share your work.

Morning Year 1,

I hope you are all well and enjoying this beautiful sunshine! We are all missing you very much and can't wait to see all your happy faces!


Remember to keep working hard with:

  • Number Bonds to 10 and 20
  • Counting forwards and backwards from a given number
  • adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers
  • Counting in your 2's, 5's and 10's
  • Recognising 2D and 3D shapes
  • Practicing to tell the time


Stay safe,well and happy


From the Year 1 Team !



The site above has some fun active activities you can do as a family. I know our children love taking part in  PE lessons, so I thought they may like to join in with some of these fun activities. 




Draw yourself as a Superhero!!


What are your special powers? 


Describe your costume? 


Do you help people? 


Can't You Sleep, Little Bear by Martin Waddell (Animated)

This is a lovely bedtime story. Get all cosy and enjoy the story.

Science (in the garden)

  • Talk about a garden that makes you feel happy. Can you draw a picture of this garden and label?
  • Draw a plant you like and label
  • With help of an adult, can you use the internet to find different common garden plants and flowers. Write a list of the ones you find
  • Design your own garden. Make sure to include the common flowers and plants you have found online
  • If you have a garden, go into the garden and see how many common flowers and plants you can find. If you have a magnifying glass take a closer look!

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch - Give Us A Story!

Mr. Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, finds himself in a titanic battle between good and evil with some ravenous seagulls. See how he comes out on top with a ...

Some tasks you may like to do relating to the story


  • There are lots of interesting words in this story! Can you write a list of them and find out what they mean?
  • Write a recipe for something that may go in Mr Grinling’s lunch
  • Write instructions to make a delicious sandwich. Can you then make that sandwich for your lunch?
  • Can you write a list of adjectives (describing words) to describe Mr Grinling’s lunch?


Have fun! 

A London architecture firm called Foster and Partners have created some fab printable templates which allow you to ‘build your own city’, including a skyscraper! They look great: you can colour them to suit your own design initiative and print as many as you want, meaning your city can become a real family effort.

What is really useful is the practice it will give you working with 2D and 3D shapes. It’s a great opportunity to try and predict what shape you think a building will become just by looking at the net of 2D shapes.

Come on you budding architects, why not have a go – I’d love to see pictures of your growing city!


Hello again Year 1!


We hope you are all well and enjoying the activities me and Miss Harrop are putting up for you. We have put a variety of activities up for you that we thought you would enjoy doing this week. Hopefully we will see you all soon. 

Stay happy, safe and well!


We miss you all and hopefully we will see you soon.

Miss Harker and Miss Harrop 

Try these six 'Outdoor Activities' for at home!

In my class the children really enjoy listening to The Lorax. I found this video of Danny Devito reading the story and thought you would like to get all cosy and listen to it. 


You could write a   character description describing what the Lorax looks like.  Why is the Lorax so special?  What message is the Lorax trying to get across?


What was your favourite part of the story?


What happened at the beginning of the story? 


What happens when the trees get cut down? 


Why are the animals sad when all the trees are gone? 


Hope you enjoy watching this story! see you all soon 



'THE LORAX' by Dr. Seuss - Read by Danny DeVito

This week in School we would have been learning about VE (Victory in Europe) day on Friday the 8th of May. This marks the end of WW2 when Germany were defeated by the allied forces. In this video you will see Winston Churchill addressing the United Kingdom on the 8th of May 1945. Watch the video and talk about how people might have been feeling. Look at how many people were celebrating the end of the war. 

V E Day in London - 1945

V E Day began with Mr Churchill's broadcast officially announcing the end of war in Europe. Londoners took to the streets in celebrations which continued for...

Never Give Up

The children really enjoyed this short inspirational Video. I thought they may like to watch it and talk about their achievements and what they have been successful with.

When I was on a walk I took some pictures and thought you could write a story using my photos. Can you think of a beginning, middle and end? 


It is going to be a story about you? 

Will it have magical creatures as characters? 

Who may live under that bridge? 

What animals might chose to live in the huge tree? 

What might be lurking under the water? 


Remember your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.


Have a go at writing your own stories. Remember to use lots of description in your writing! 




Remember to keep practicing your number bonds to 10 and to 20

Practicing your 2's, 5's and 10's times tables

Practicing adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers.

Writing and recognising your numbers to 100

Counting forwards and backwards from a given number.  



In my class we liked to play guess the 3D shape. I used to describe the shape,  and the children used to guess what shape I was thinking of.  

For example:

I have no vertices and I am round what am I? 



We also liked to play with the stop watches. Why don't you have a challenge with your family how many star jumps, hops, skipping and other types of movement  can you  do in 30 seconds. Who will be to do the most? Will you draw with a family member? Can you beat your previous score? 


Have fun !  


Hello Year 1 Can you make your own obstacle course using chalks? Why don't you have a go!

Jack and the Beanstalk story with questions relating to the story. Can you answer the questions in full sentences. Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Miss Harrop has also wrote a lovely poem for her class

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Miss Harrop hopes her class are well and happy and she can't wait to see you all very soon!

A little poem to make my class SMILE

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Hello to my lovely class
I wrote a poem as I am missing you all
Hope you like it!

I have uploaded one of my favourite  stories I used to like to read when I was a little girl.  Listen carefully to the story. 


I would like you to write character descriptions about the animals in the story. 


For example: 


The little red hen had shiny red feathers and a sharp pointy beak.  She had large beady eyes and wore a delicate white hat with a pretty blue ribbon tied carefully around the middle. 


The little white mouse was grey and white. It had bright pink ears and a long thin tail. The mouse was very lazy! It curled up tight onto a grand red chair in front of a glowing fire. As she snoozed she listened to the crackling of the fire. 


Have a go at writing your own character descriptions and sharing your ideas with your family. 


You could draw each character in the middle of your page and write description words around your picture to help you to build your sentences. 

Have a go and try your best !


Scholastic's The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen

Cluck o'clock

This is a lovely story about chickens on the farm and what they get up to every hour. Why don't you see if you can follow the story and set the times on the clocks you made as you listen?

Morning everyone!


In year 1 we learn to tell the time. We focus on half past and 0'clock. Can you practice reading clocks in your home ?


Can you make your own clock using paper, paper plates, stones?


I will share some ideas I found that might help you. I will also attach a worksheet you could do as well! 





In my class we sometimes liked to calm down after play times or after lessons. The children really enjoyed doing yoga and I thought they may like to do it at home.  It is a nice way for the children to relax and feel calm after a busy morning or afternoon.

Take care and stay happy and safe 

Kids Yoga with Bari Koral: Clap it!

Kids Yoga with Bari Koral: "Fly Like a Butterfly" by Radiant Child Yoga & Bari Koral

Morning boys and girls. Hope you have had a lovely week so far in the sunshine. I found these activities and thought you would enjoy them. Have a lovely weekend and I hope to see you all soon!

Y1 - here is a science challenge linked to your learning about weather. Don't forget to tweet us any pictures!

Y1 Writing project - Don't forget to tweet @MeynellSchool a copy of your stories!

How to Tie a Shoe Step by Step

Year 1 Challenge:

See if you can learn how to tie your shoe laces. Watch this video to help you. .

When I was walking in the park I could hear the birds tweeting. I have put a video up of what I could hear. This gave me an idea! 


I thought you might like to make bird feeders for your garden. This is a great way to see garden birds visiting your gardens. If you do not have a garden, you could put your bird feeder in your local parks.


What you need:

  • Toilet roll or kitchen roll tube
  • Peanut butter or lard
  • bird seed
  • String 



  1.  Smother a cardboard tube in peanut butter/lard.
  2. Roll your tube in bird seed and thread some string through the hole. 
  3. Tie it up in your garden where birds can safely eat from it. 


How many garden birds will you spot? 


Maybe you can research the different types of birds that visit our gardens. 


You could make your very own bird book with lots of facts.  


Hope you enjoy this activity and remember to send photos in so we  can see ! 


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Hi year 1 !


Do you think you could make a self portrait of yourself? Or could you make the face of one of your family members? 


Have a go and use your imagination. 


You could write  about what materials you used and what items you used for each facial part. Try and use description in your writing.


Maybe you could write instructions on how to make one to give to a friend. 


Hope you have fun! 

Math's Challenges:


  • Practice your 2s, 5s and 10s times tables 
  • See if you can recognise and write your numbers to 100
  • Count forwards and backwards from a given number
  • Practice  your addition and subtraction. Adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers. 
  • Practice your number bonds to 10 and 20
  • Have a look around your home for 3D shapes.  

Special message to you all from the farm

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Spring Time

Hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine. I went on a lovely walk this morning and made a little spring video for you all. Can you talk about spring with your family? What farm animals are born during spring time? What flowers can see you see outside? Can you see any birds? Can you make a spring fact sheet?



In my video you will see some farm animals. Can your write sentences about my pictures. You could try use first, next, after that, then and finally. For an extra challenge try use adjectives to describe what you can see!


I have also uploaded some pictures of flowers I saw on my walk. You could get your creative head on and do some observational drawings.


You could also try and have a go at writing a spring rhyming poem.


Hope to see you soon, have fun with these  activities and I will share some more ideas soon!

Stay safe,  happy  and keep smiling!




 Hi Year 1 


I thought you might like a Science challenge!


What you need:

A  container to put water inside

Kitchen Foil                                                             

A coin 


Using only these resources can you make the coin float?  Good Luck and remember to send photos in.  

Writing Activities


Hello Year 1 ! I thought you would like these writing activities. Use the purple writing books we gave you to write your sentences. Lets get creative! 

Remember Capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. For a challenge see if you can put some adjectives in your sentences. Have fun writing and don't forget to upload your work. We would love to see it! 

Hello Year 1! Hope you are all well and enjoying  your Easter holidays.  I thought you might enjoy some Easter Baking whilst at home. 


You will need:


200g milk chocolate, broken into pieces

85g shredded wheat, crushed                                        

chocolate mini eggs




1. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl placed over a pan of simmering water. Pour the chocolate over the shredded wheat and stir well to combine.



2. Spoon the chocolate wheat into 12 cupcake cases and press the back of a teaspoon in the centre to create a nest shape. Place 3 mini chocolate eggs on top of each nest.  Chill the nests in the fridge for 2 hours until set. 


3. Enjoy eating your Easter Nests!


We would love to see  some photos of you all having fun in the kitchen baking!  

Search around your house and garden - how many shapes can you find?What material are they made of? Can you do a real life drawing of one?

Numbots can help us with our number bonds, place value, number sense and much more!

Crickweb has lots of maths learning games to explore...

Are you a Timestable Rock star?

Visit Literacyshed.com to explore fantastic animations and activities!

Listen to and read exciting books.

Let's get moving with BBC's Super mover activities!

Let Go Noodle help you to relax, focus, calm down or get you moving to help use up excess energy!

Why not mix it up and try one of the sections on BBC bitesize? Plenty to explore!

Easter Activities