During these unusual times our teachers are thinking of new ways to connect with their classes, this is increasingly involving new technology! Please understand that our teachers are working hard to regularly set work for children online and to virtually monitor and possibly interact with the children. This may look slightly different for each class at the moment, as each teacher is navigating their own journey with this new technology. Therefore, we ask that you continue to be supportive during these unprecedented times and not necessarily expect instant replies to queries and understand that sometimes feedback may just be a "like or a smiley face"! If we all work together we will come through this stronger and with an increased sense of community! Happy learning!

Welcome to the Clever Clownfish Class page!    



We are an amazing Year 1 / 2 class of clever and caring Clownfish.

Our teacher is Miss Brewster, our teaching assistant is Mrs Baker and our individual needs assistant is Ms Appleton. 

Did you know that Clownfish get their name from the bold colour strokes on their body, like a clown's face paint.


Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to the Clownfish Class Page

I am so proud with how well our new, year 1 and year 2 Clownfish children have settled into class.

Below you will find information about our school routine and our learning for the term.  I will be continuing to update this page regularly, so please keep visiting. 

If you would like to contact me, you can do so by contacting the school office.

I am really looking forward to working with you all this year.

Best wishes, stay safe and well,

Sarah Brewster

Clownfish Class Teacher          



Children, remember your e-safety rules: make sure you let your parents know you are online and share what you are learning about.


Please find below the learning activities for this week. If you and your child need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, your child will still be able to access the same learning as the children take part in at school. If you have any questions, please contact me through Class Dojo. You can upload the work your child has completed in their Class Dojo portfolio. If you need login details for Class Dojo, please contact the school office. 

Best wishes,

Miss Brewster




Maths Parent Work Books.

Please choose the appropriate year group for your child.

Year 1 parent work books
Block 3 Shape
Block 2 Fractions
Block 5 Money
Block 6 Time
Year 2 parent work books
Block 1 Place Value
Block 3 Money
Block 1 Division
Block 2 Statistics
Block 4 Fractions
Block 2 Time
Block 3 Measurement














Term 2

I hope you have all had a relaxing break. Our topic this term is 'Street Detectives ', a geography and history topic with a focus on Rye.

Our writing texts for English will be, ‘Last Stop on Market Street’, by Matt De La Pena and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, by Lari Don.


Our class book is Last Stop on Market Street.  Here is a video of the illustrator, Christian Robinson, reading the story himself!

We are beginning this week by learning how to construct super sentences and punctuate them perfectly!


Timetable 24.11.20


8:30 – 8:45

Reg and staggered entry

8:45 – 9:05


9:05 – 10:05





10:30 – 11:30



11:50 - 12

12:00 – 12:45


Book Talk

Cross Curricular

1:15 – 2:50







Last Stop on Market Street

Listen to Last Stop on Market Street. Link below 

Activity: Describe two of the characters on the bus.

SLT assembly

Break time

Y1 and Y2 addition and subtraction

Click on the maths booklets in the table above. 

Year 1 Block 1 Place value within 10.


Year 2 Place value



Demonstration Reading



Book Talk

Guided Reading Groups

P.E Outside


BBC teach

and Charanga





Listen to Last Stop on Market Street. Link below 

Activity: Write about how CJ feels when he listens to the man playing his guitar. 


Class Assembly

Click on the maths booklets in the table above. 

Year 1 Addition and subtraction


Year 2 Addition and subtraction.



Guided Reading Groups



Adult animals and their babies.

Activity below time table.





Year 1/2

Spelling practise


Listen to Last Stop on Market Street. Link below 

Activity: Describe the last stop on market street. What can you see on the street? Can you describe the buildings?

Guest Speaker Assembly


Click on the maths booklets in the table above.

Year 1 Addition and subtraction.

Year 2 addition and subtraction.



Guided Reading





Activity: Design a map of our school playground. Remember to add a key. 




 Spelling practise


Listen to the Last Stop on Market Street.

Activity: Describe the Soup Kitchen CJ and his Nana volunteer at. 



Telling the time to o'clock and half past. 


YR 2 Telling the time at o'clock, half past , quarter past and quarter to. 





Guided Reading

P.E hall




Power Point and activity below table.









Listen to Last Stop on Market Street. Link below .

Activity: Write about how CJ feels about volunteering at the soup kitchen. 



Celebration Assembly


Yr1 and Yr 2

Role play shops making amounts and adding amounts. 







Guided Reading



Paint or draw what you can see out of your window.



Monday - Friday See time table above for daily writing activities. 


Click on Maths work books above the time table.

Monday Year 1 Place Value within 10.  Year 2 Place Value.

Tuesday Year 1 Addition and Subtraction . Year 2 Addition and Subtraction.

 Wednesday Year 1 Addition and Subtraction Year 2 Addition and Subtraction.  

Thursday Year 1  Activity Telling the time Year 1

Thursday Year 2 Activity Telling the time Year 2  

Friday Year 1 and 2 Money 

Money Powerpoint

Items to buy and sell

Further items to buy and sell

Money word mat



Adults and their babies Adults and their babies PowerPoint

Activity 1 Adults and their babies

Activity 2 Cut and stick activity

Activity 3 Sorting game

PSHE Kindness -Kindness PowerPoint

PSHE Activity - Kind and unkind sorting activity

Geography- To draw and map with a key of the school playground.

Art- To draw or paint the view from your window.


Websites to help with Home Learning

ClassDojo children can post stories, pictures, and videos of their work on ClassDojo, either in their portfolio or via a message for me to put in their portfolio. If they like, I can even share it with the whole class. It is a great way to stay motivated and connected. The app and website are free to download / use. I look forward to seeing their work.

How to help your child with maths at home for parents
Maths dictionary for parents
Mathsbot for helpful manipulatives like dienes, numicon, counters and numberlines
Top Marks offers numerous learning games and activities in all subjects
National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics
DK Find Out! Excellent for curious minds


Reading with your child

Oxford Reading Owl for free books
Open Library books to borrow
Reading Eggs Phonics, spelling and reading activities. Children have received login details. 

  • Take turns to make plans and predictions before reading: ‘I wonder if… what do you think?’ ‘You think… Oh, I thought…’ 
  • Recap to check ideas and understanding as your child is reading: ‘So, you think that…’ ‘Did you expect…to happen?’ ‘Why do you think that happened?’
  • Use encouragement and praise to keep children engaged in reading: ‘What brilliant ideas…let’s see what happens.’ ‘You thought so carefully about... What might happen now?’
  • Share prior knowledge and past experiences that link to what is being read: ‘Have you learnt about…at school?’ ‘Do you remember when we watched…and found out about…’
  • Tune-in and listen to your child – be curious about their interests: ‘I didn’t know you knew so much about…’ ‘I love reading stories about...with you.’

At school we use the Reading Rainbow to give children a reading focus (a lens to read with) and sentence starters to answer questions. 


Staying active

When you are self-isolating and feeling well, it is important to keep active physically as well as mentally.

Cosmic Yoga 
Unicef learn with me - crafting, baking and dancing activity videos from around the world by children for children.


Online Safety

The National Online Safety website provides, among others, guides with tips for parents to help keep children safe online. We have posted a few of those guides below for your information. Please visit https://nationalonlinesafety.com/hub/guide for more. 

Online Safety
Safe Online Remote Education
Social Media
Among Us

 Archived  Term 2

Science Basic Needs

Basic Needs PowerPoint and Activity 2

Basic Needs Activity 1.


Year 1 Addition and Subtraction

Number bonds within ten Powerpoint

Activity 1 Number bonds

Activity 2 Extension Number bonds extension


Year 2 Addition and Subtraction

Children to practise counting in 2's, 3's 5's and 10's .

Activity to count and colour counting in 2's, 3's 5's and 10's on a hundred square. 100 square for colouring and  counting 

Addition - Activity Adding three single digit numbers

Science Hygiene Powerpoint 

Experiment and activities included on the Powerpoint.





Monday Year 1  Addition


Monday Year 2 Telling the time

Wednesday Year 1 Subtraction

Wednesday Year 2 Fact Families

Thursday Year 1 Repeating Patterns

Task 2    Caterpillar repeating patterns

Thursday Year 2 - To write number bonds and their related facts on paper. 


Science- Autumn Scavenger Hunt


Book Talk- Pirate Poetry Powerpoint

Activity- Book Talk Activity


R.E- Creation Story sequencing

Activity- Creation activity wheel

Noah's Ark- Noah's Ark Power Point






Page numbers refer to the White Rose plans.  These give additional background and questions you can  use when you discuss learning with your child.

Year 1 PowerPoint: this weeks PowerPoint begin on slide 85

Year 2 PowerPoint: this week's PowerPoint begin on slide 117


How to have a healthy balanced diet.

Healthy Eating Power Point

Create your own balanced diet


Book Talk 

Book Talk Power Point

Book Talk Activity





Year 1 PowerPoint: this weeks PowerPoint begin on slide 66

Year 2 PowerPoint: this week's PowerPoint begin on slide 66




















Home Learning


Our class book is Jack and the Flum Fum Tree.  Here is a video of Julia Donaldson singing the story herself!

We are beginning this week by learning how to construct super sentences and punctuate them perfectly!

BBC Supermovers - Alphabet song
Alphabet and alphabetical order PowerPoint
Alphabetical order activity sheets

Learning Steps

  • Say the alphabet in order, saying the names of the letters not the sounds.
  • Put the alphabet in order
  • Match lower and upper case letters.
  • Put words in alphabetical order.
  • Sentence stacking - demonstration writing, using Writing Rainbow
  • Writing sentences, using capital letters to begin the sentences and for proper nouns.
  • Writing sentences, using a full stop at the end of the sentence.
  • Choose a part plot point of Jack and the Flum Flum tree to write, using capital letters and full stops correctly.
  • Read writing aloud for sense and accuracy.

Number bonds to 10, 20 and 100

Geography and History:
Maps: Using atlases and Google Earth, can you find the UK?
Which continent do we live in?
Label a map of the UK with the different countries.
Where are the capital cities?
What are the different flags for each nation in the UK?
Can you name the seas surrounding the UK?

Sea shanties and songs of the sea:  Catch up on your music by enjoying lessons 1 and 2 on BBC Teach's Sun, Sea and Song.

Our topic this term is Animals, Including Humans.  We will be learning about how animals grow from babies into adults, and that adults have off-spring



Year 1 and 2 Learning@home.


Year 1 and 2 will be using Purple Mash to support learning across the curriculum.  Each child's login details can be found in their contact book which will be sent home shortly.



We use ClassDojos in school to reward children for brilliant conduct and fantastic learning.  Invites have been sent to the parents via e-mail so that the children can share their learning with me.  If you have not received an invitation to join, please check your junk/spam folders.  Otherwise, please contact the school by phone or email telling us the e-mail address that you would like to be contacted on; I will do my best to resend you the information you need as soon as I can.
How children sign in to Class Dojo at home.
How to change your Dojo monster!



Oxford Owl have a wide range of e-books available to read online.  Many are similar to the colour-banded books we use in school and there is a useful guide that links you to the appropriate level of books for your child.  In addition, many have an audio facility and some have activities linked to the text.

These can all be found in the Oxford Owl for Home area of their website. We have a class login that you will be able to find in your child's home-school contact book.

Remember also, that reading and re-reading favourite books is an important part of learning to read and developing  a love of reading that should not be underestimated so please take time to enjoy family picture books and stories that you already have at home.

Inspire Schools/KM Charity Team Buster's Book Club - Inspire ...

Weekly Reading Following feedback from parents, children and Buster Book Club:

We are going to continue to run Busters' Book Club; this is a great scheme which celebrates reading children do outside school. Reading daily is so important and we would like them to read for 15 minutes daily.  Even if it isn't their school reading.  The children can send in their reading minutes on a Thursday as the classes with the most minutes will win extra treats!



At Rye Community Primary School, we teach phonics at Key Stage 1 using the 'Letters and Sounds' programme.  Phonics Play provide a wide range of resources that support this and are currently offering a free log-in the username march20, and the password home.



Further ideas for home learning activities:

  • Board games
  • Memory games
  • Listening games
  • Cookery
  • Gardening
  • Phonics and spelling games.
  • Look at newspaper articles.
  • Create to-do lists (with bullet points).
  • Bingo
  • Origami
  • Get bored... children are creative geniuses when they have 'nothing' to do!


Additional resources

Year 2 Resources for academic year 2020-21 - Coming soon


Coming soon

Here are handwriting pages that we use in class.  The letters have been grouped as they are formed in similar ways, apart from Blue family which have their own distinctive shapes.  Forming letters correctly help the children to begin joining their letters clearly.  It's a good idea to make sure that handwriting is practised sitting with a good posture at a table.  They can be done independently and, as long as they hold the pencil or pen correctly, they can use any writing equipment they like.



To help explain Covid -19 to your children you might find these especially helpful.

A story book that aims to help children understand  and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced.
With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, 'My Hero is You, How kids can come to terms with COVID-19' explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.

Nosy Crow is an award winning, small, independent children's book publisher who have produced Coronavirus: A book for children.
Illustrated by the wonderful Axel Scheffler and crammed full with great information, this free digital book will be useful to children, parents and carers.





CBBC Operation Ouch!

In this special episode, Dr Chris, Dr Xand and Dr Ronx explore the science behind the current Coronavirus pandemic, answering all your questions along the way about why the outbreak occurred, what the virus does to your body, and how patients are being treated. 

While Dr Xand has been unwell at home with Coronavirus symptoms, Dr Ronx tells us how her emergency department have been caring for patients. Meanwhile, Dr Chris finds out about the latest advancements with a vaccine, and an exciting medical collaboration with Formula One to create ventilators for hospitals. And Mini Xand is joined by Mini Chris and Mini Ronx to give you some top entertainment tips for staying at home.


Useful Links and Websites


 Kid Normal

This first book, by Greg James and Chris Smith, is available as a free audiobook.      

It's available here, through Amazon, or via other online audiobook outlets.

David Walliams 

Every day at 11am, you can listen one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!  There is also a catch-up available so you can listen to any stories that you might have missed or re-visit some of your favourites.












Children, remember your e-safety rules: make sure you let your parents know you are online and share what you are learning about!


Our Term 6 topic in Year 1 is, ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers’.


We will be learning about domestic and wild animals. We will be researching and writing facts about different animals. We will read, ‘We’re Going on a Lion Hunt’ and ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’.




Week beginning 20.7.20

Transition and Summer activities.

Powerpoint Cautious Caterpillar

Transition from Year 1 to Year 2 activity

End of year activity

Summer Maths Booklet



Week beginning 13.7.20

Term 6 Week 7 Learning Plan

Below are the activities for this week. 


Monday Maths Powerpoint

Monday Maths Activity

Tuesday Maths addition and subtraction word problems

Wednesday Maths Reasoning

Thursday Maths Number bonds

Friday Maths Problem Solving


Tuesday English Activity 1 Suffix ed

Tuesday English Activity 2 Prefix un

Wednesday English Comprehension

Thursday Rye Writers 

Please read through the story The Magic Porridge Pot and create your own comic strip to retell the story. 

The Magic Porridge Pot Powerpoint

Comic Strip Template 

Rye Writers for Friday or Monday 20th or Tuesday 21st July

 A Time Capsule

This week, we'd like you to create a letter to your future self to be buried in a time capsule. Please take a photo or email your letter over so it can be added into our collection. It will be buried in the allotments and hopefully discovered in the future!

Keep your letters creative and imaginative.

Time Capsule Questions

Time Capsule Letter to my future self template.


Science Powerpoint Animal Bodies

Science Bizarre Beasts

Scavenger Hunt


Rosa Parks Powerpoint

Rosa Parks Activity


Art Rainbow Fish



Please continue to read daily and record it on your reading record on Purple Mash. 




Week beginning 6.7.20

My Back to School Bubble’ is a FREE e-storybook which aims to help children understand the new protective measures that may be in place at their school, in an age-appropriate way. It reinforces public health messages including the importance of hand and respiratory hygiene, while reassuring children that everyone makes mistakes, helping to combat feelings of anxiety, that have been reported by parents.

Term 6 Week 6 Learning Plan

Below are the activities for this week. 


Monday Maths Powerpoint

Monday Maths Activity 1

Monday Maths Activity 2 Instructions

Monday Maths Activity 2

Tuesday Maths Powerpoint

Tuesday Maths Activity

Wednesday Maths Powerpoint

Wednesday Maths Activity

Thursday Maths Activity

Friday Problem Solving


Tuesday English A day in the life of a cat.

Wednesday English Comprehension

Thursday/ Friday English Powerpoint

Thursday / Friday Comic Strip


Science Powerpoint

Scavenger Hunt


Geography Powerpoint Oceans of the world.

Geography Powerpoint Continents of the world.

Geography Activity Labelling continents and oceans


Animal Craft


Nature Wands

Rye Writers

This week we would like you to read through the story powerpoint of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Then create a comic strip to retell the story. The powerpoint and comic strip template links are above. 



Please continue to read daily and record it on your reading record on Purple Mash. 




Week beginning 29.6.20

This week is Sports Week. I will be setting beat the teacher challenges on Dojo Monday, Tuesday , Wednesday and Friday.

(Family) Sports Day     

On 2nd July we will ask our children at school and at home to take part in six challenges.

· Throwing challenge (bucket and ball / soft object)

· Standing long jump

· Egg and spoon race

· Agility challenge

· Object balance

· Family relay challenge

See Sports Day Powerpoint below. 

Please fill in your scores on the Sports day Score Sheeet and upload them on to Dojo.

Term 6 Week 5 Home Learning Plan

Below are the activities for this week. 


Monday Maths Measuring in seconds, minutes and hours.

Tuesday Maths Comparing Time

Wednesday Maths Months of the year and special dates

Thursday Maths Measuring in seconds

Friday Problem Solving

Friday Maths Investigation


Wednesday English Comprehension Tour De Yorkshire


Science Powerpoint

Monday Scavenger Hunt


Water Safety Powerpoint

Activity Water Safety Poster

Sports Day

Sports Day Powerpoint

Sports Day Score Sheet

Rye Writers

Rye Writers this week, we will be writing a Newspaper Report on a Rye Primary sporting event of their choice! This could be either a report of Sports Day and written afterwards on the Friday, Sports Day from a previous year, or another significant sport-related event that has taken place at a different time.

Rye Writers Newspaper Template

Newspaper Powerpoint

Newspaper word mat

Newspaper Planning Sheet


Please continue to read daily and record it on your reading record on Purple Mash. 


Week beginning 22.6.20

Term 6 Week 4 Home Learning Plan

Below are the activities for this week.


Monday Maths Activity 1

Monday Maths Activity 2

Tuesday Maths 10 more and 10 less Activity 1

Tuesday Maths 10 more and 10 less Activity 2

Wednesday Maths Activity

Thursday Maths Powerpoint

Thursday Maths Activity

Friday Maths Problem Solving


Tuesday English Powerpoint Ordering Sentences

Tuesday English Ordering sentences

Wednesday English Comprehension

Thursday and Friday English Rye Writers Powerpoint

Rye Writers Comic Strip Template


Science Powerpoint

Science Activity 1

Activity 2 Scavenger Hunt


PSHE Powerpoint Sun Safety

PSHE Sun Safety Poster


STEM Activity Bird Feeders


Rye Writers

This week we would like you to read through the story powerpoint of Little Red Riding Hood. Then create a comic strip to retell the story. The powerpoint and comic strip template links are above. 



Please continue to read daily and record it on your reading record on Purple Mash. 


Week Beginning 15.6.20

Term 6 Week 3 Home Learning Plan

Below are the activities for this week.


Monday maths days of the week

Monday maths yesterday, today, tomorrow

Tuesday maths powerpoint months of the year and seasons

Tuesday maths Months and seasons

Wednesday Times of Day

Thursday Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s

Friday Problem Solving


Tuesday English Powerpoint Using a Sentence

Tuesday English Using a Sentence

Wednesday English Comprehension


Science Powerpoint Butterfly life cycle

Science Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Science Scavenger Hunt


STEM Mud Face Sculpture


Rye Writers

Complete writing a letter to a resident in a local care home in Rye. Or write a letter to a friend or family member telling them what you have been doing.




Week Beginning 8.6.20

Term 6 Week 2 Home learning plan.

Below are the activities for this week


Monday Maths Powerpoint Coins

Monday maths Ordering coins

Monday maths coin detectives

Tuesday Maths Powerpoint Recognising coins

Tuesday maths Recognising coins

Wednesday Maths Adding Coins

Thursday Maths Counting mixed coins

Friday Maths Problem Solving


Tuesday Powerpoint Recognising a sentence

Tuesday Activity- Recognising a sentence

Wednesday Comprehension


Science Powerpoint Frog Life Cycle

Activity 1 Frog Life Cycle

Activity 2: Scavenger Hunt


Powerpoint Queens Birthday

Activity Design the queen's birthday party invitation


Powerpoint Andy Goldsworthy

Please continue to read daily and record it on Purple Mash. 

Rye Writers

This Rye Writers is set for the next two weeks.

Please could you write a letter to a local care home in Rye. Residents would love to hear from the children during a time where contact is not allowed.

What you write about is up to you. It could be about things you have been doing. Please begin your letter with ‘hello’.


Please upload letters on to Dojo. They will be sent to the English Lead to pass onto the local care home.



Year 1  Bubble Weekly Timetable                                                          

This is the timetable for the children in the Year 1 bubble.

The children in the Year 1 bubble are given the same activities as the children learning at home. 

Click on the link below to see the timetable.

In School Year 1 Bubble Weekly Timetable



Week Beginning 1.6.20

Term 6 Week 1 Home Learning Plan

Below are the activities for this week.


Monday Maths PowerPoint Ordering Numbers

Monday maths sheets

Tuesday Maths Powerpoint Comparing Numbers

Tuesday maths sheets

Wednesday Maths Powerpoint Counting to 100

Wednesday maths sheets

Thursday Maths Powerpoint Partitioning Numbers

Thursday maths sheets

Friday Problem Solving


Tuesday Powerpoint Commands and Exclamation

Tuesday Commands and Exclamation Marks

Wednesday Comprehension

Please continue to read daily and record it on Purple Mash. 

Rye Writers to follow.


Science this term will be about animals.

Science Animal Classification Powerpoint

Animal sorting activity

Minibeast Hunt Activity


Activity 1 Building a bridge

Activity 2 Making a butterfly feeding table


Rye Writers.

It's time to put your poet hats on again. This week we would like you to write a poem about what you see under our sky.

It could be about nature, weather or animals. Your choice and once again all poem entries will be sent to Blue Peter.




Weekly Reading Following feedback from parents, children and Buster Book Club:Inspire Schools/KM Charity Team Buster's Book Club - Inspire ...

They are going to continue running the scheme from home. The children can send in their reading minutes on a Thursday via Dojo. There won’t be target minutes as before – parents can just send in how many minutes their child has read for/what they have been reading. This is completely optional, but we have ‘reading from home’ certificates that can be awarded virtually for those that participate.  Please use the reading record found in the Purple Mash 2Dos so you can track reading progress.

Read with Ted:   Boy Reading Book To Teddy Bear High-Res Vector Graphic - Getty Images   

The Book Club are also asking for parents to take a photo or a video of their child reading with their favourite cuddly toy, and tweet it to @inspireschools1 with the hashtag #ReadWithTed. There’s going to be a special ‘prize’ awarded to their favourites and a shoutout from Ted on the Book Club blog! Alternatively, you can always send the picture to me, and I can pass it on to Miss Brunton who will share it through the Portal.




30 Days Wild!  

Our topic next term is 'Wriggle and Crawl'.  This June, The Wildlife Trust's annual 30 Days Wild project compliments our learning beautifully by encouraging us to join thousands of people taking part! We want you to do one wild thing a day throughout the whole month: for your health, wellbeing and for the planet. That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.

In preparation, it would be great if you could register and download the home-learning resources they provide.

You can register for their resources here.

Our Term 5 topic in Year 1 is ‘The Enchanted Woodland’.




Dear Parents and Carers,

In order to support you and your child with home learning we have made a learning overview which, like a timetable, breaks tasks down in to an easy to follow structure. There will be a new overview weekly to cover our learning of this term’s topic and ensure the skills needed from the National Curriculum are taught. We hope that you find it useful and as always you must work in a way that is suitable for you. We look forward to seeing your learning on our class DOJO page. Have fun and happy learning!

Please click on the link Term 5 Week 5 Overview link below.

Week Beginning 18/5/20

Term 5 Week 5 Home Learning Plan

Below are the activities for this week.


Telling the Time Power Point  Monday

Monday Maths

Maths Power Point  Tuesday

Tuesday Maths

Wednesday Maths

Odd and Even Numbers Power Point Thursday

Thursday Maths

Thursday Maths Activity 2

Friday Problem Solving


Tuesday Conjunctions

Wednesday Comprehension


What a plant needs to grow .Power Point

What a plant needs to grow activity.

Nature Scavenger Hunt


Map of the UK

Name the capital cities of the UK and its surrounding seas


Ideas for a woodland home for a magical creature.


How to make a wormery.

Remember to read daily. 

Daily Reading

Following feedback from parents, children and Buster Book Club. Buster Book Club is going to continue running the scheme from home. Please can you send in your child’s reading minutes on a Thursday via Dojo. Please can you state how many minutes your child has read during the week and what they have been reading.

Thank you

Read with Ted

The Book Club are also asking for parents to take a photo or a video of their child reading with their favourite cuddly toy, and tweet it to @inspireschools1 with the hashtag #ReadWithTed. There’s going to be a special ‘prize’ awarded to their favourites and a shoutout from Ted on the Book Club blog!


This Week’s Home Learning

Week Beginning 11/5/20

Term 5 Week 4 Home Learning Plan

Below are the activities for this week.

Mondays Maths Lesson

Tuesdays Maths Lesson

Wednesdays Maths Lesson

Thursdays Maths Lesson

Friday Problem Solving

Tuesday Comparing and Correcting Suffixes

Wednesday Comprehension

In science this week we will be studying flowers. We will be looking at the life cycle of a flowering plant and going on a flower hunt.

Life cycle of a flowering plant.  Power point

Flower hunt


Rye Writers

This week’s Rye Writers is a competition.  The School Mystery Story Writing Competition. Please click on and read the link below for details.

Clownfish would come under category 1. A picture story. A maximum word count of 50 words. If you are entering the competition please can you upload your story on Dojo and email a copy of it to me. I will pass on your stories entries.

Thank you

Miss Brewster

The School Mystery Story Writing Competition



Win £5000 of book tokens for our school!

You know the importance of a good school library: reading for pleasure doesn't just support children's learning, it improves their well-being too.

We'd really appreciate it if you would nominate our school for this fantastic prize, and please ask your friends and families to do the same.  There are no tricky questions to answer (unless it's to find the school postcode, which is TN31 7ND!), and the nomination takes less than a couple of minutes to complete. 
You can nominate Rye Community Primary School by following this link.



BBC - A History of the World - Object : Wooden Toy Spitfire 1940


Week Beginning 4/5/20

Week 3 Home Learning Overview

Below are the activities for this week.

Monday Maths Problem Solving

Tuesday Maths Problem Solving

Wednesday Problem Solving

Thursday Maths Problem Solving

Friday Maths Problem Solving

Monday English Giant Image

Tuesday English Prefix un

Wednesday Comprehension VE Day

Science this week is about evergreen and deciduous trees.

Science Power Point

Rye Writers

Evacuee Boris Bear has arrived in Rye. Please write a postcard home to his family telling them about his journey to his new home.

Postcard Template for Boris Bear


VE Day Activities


VE Day Wordsearch


Spitfire Glider


Design a VE Day Medal

Wartime Recipes

VE Day Colouring



Additional resources

'What Was It Like?' is a free e-book on Oxford Owls and might be a useful book to read together before writing.
Biff, Chip and the gang have a magic key adventure that takes them to war-time London where they experience an air raid warning and going to the train station ready for evacuation.

It might give the children a sense of what it was like to be evacuated so they can them imagine how exciting it must have been for the war to end so they could return home.




Week Beginning 27/4/20


Term 5 Week 2 Overview

Below are the activities for this week.

Maths Lesson 1

Maths Lesson 2

Maths Lesson 3

Maths Lesson 4

Maths Lesson 5

Jack and the Beanstalk Story

Jack and the Beanstalk Comprehension

GPS Questions

Science Functions of a Tree

 Art Van Gogh Sunflowers /files/clownfish/Van_Gogh-s_Sunflowers.docx

Rye Writers

(27.04.20) Magical Pathway Where could this mysterious, woodland pathway take you? What might you find along the way? Where could it lead? What problems might you encounter? Create an adventure story, imagining your journey began here, at the start of the path.

Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 3

Additional resources

Woodland Word Mat

Fantasy Story Word Mat

Story Mountain


Week Beginning 20/4/20

Term 5 Week 1 Overview

Below are the activities for the week.

Maths Lesson 1  Making Doubles

Maths Lesson 2 Grouping

Maths Lesson 3 Sharing

Maths Lesson 4 Find a half

Maths Lesson 5  Comparing Mass

GPS Questioning Tuesday's English

Reading Comprehension Seren's Seasons Wednesday's English

Science this term will focus on trees and plants.

Labelling the parts of a plant

Labelling the parts of a tree.


Garden Birds Bar Chart

I Spy Scavenger Hunt

Art - Bird pictures for inspiration. 

Bird Pictures

STEM- Build  a birds nest



The Enchanted Woodland Home Learning Ideas   Topic based ideas you could try at home. 


W/C 20.4.20  Rye Writers 

Thursday and Friday’s English Tasks

Please can you plan and write up a newspaper report, reporting on a mysterious sinkhole that emerged just over from the school playground.

Links for planning a newspaper report and a newspaper report template are below.

 Newspaper Report Planning Sheet /files/Year1/Newspaper_planning_sheets.pdf

 Newspaper Report Sheet /files/Year1/Newspaper_template.docx



A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced. With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.


Nosy Crow is an award-winning, small, independent children’s book publisher. They made this free digital book because they felt that children and parents might find it useful. 




http://ryeprimaryschool.schudio.com/images/SeaTurtles/English.jpg Phonics

During the summer term, parents and carers will be able to access daily phonics lesson by clicking on this YouTube link Letters and Sounds for home and schoolAll lessons are introduced by celebrities, including children’s TV presenters. There are three sets of daily lessons to choose from and lessons can be selected from those most suitable to the child’s year group and reading ability.

From Monday 27 April, a new phonics lesson will be uploaded every week day during the summer term and afterwards, each lesson will then be available to watch at any time during the summer term.  


Useful Websites for Further Learning 

The government now have a list of online education resources to help children learn at home.

The list includes subject-specific resources for:

ClassDojo - To keep our class community spirits up! Please use this website/app to keep us updated with your home learning activities via the Class Story or Portfolios. I would like to share your work on the class story . Please write if you would really love for your home learning to be shared.

PurpleMash - Please use PurpleMash to keep us updated, and there are lots of fun games and activities on there too!

Twinkl - Use code UKTWINKLHELPS for one free month of ultimate membership. - Lots of resources for every subject.

Classroom Secrets - Lots of resources for every subject.

Top Marks - Educational games for lots of subjects, a particular favourite is 'Telling the Time'.

White Rose Maths - The scheme of work that we follow at Rye Primary, there are lots of resources for Year 3.

Oxford Owl - Lots of reading books online, as well as other resources . Free to join.

Read Theory - Lots of books.

Open Library - A website for you to borrow books.

CBBC Newsround - Keep updated with child friendly news.

Teach handwriting - Help you practice your handwriting for a pen licence.

Pobble365 - English and writing activities.

GoNoodle - Lots of videos to help keep you active. These include dancing, yoga and stretching.

Cosmic Yoga - Lots of great yoga videos.

Oak National Academy- Online Classroom and resources

BBC teach - Free primary resources.




White Rose Maths Lessons

Lesson 1



Lesson 2



Lesson 3



Lesson 4



Lesson 5



Term 4 Update

Thank you to all parents, guardians and carers who have signed up to Dojo. Thank you for all the wonderful learning you are supporting your child with at home. Thank you for sending me lots of amazing home learning. I love seeing what my Clever Clownfish have been learning at home and I miss you all very much.

If you have not joined our Dojo Classroom yet please check your junk/spam folder in case your Dojo invite has been sent there. If you cannot find it, please send me an email via the office, using the email address you would like the invite to be sent to. I look forward to seeing all Clownfish signed up soon.

Remember to look on Purple Mash I will be adding new 2Do tasks weekly. Please explore Purple Mash and try out different activities.

A Rye Writer task will also be uploaded weekly to the Clownfish page.

I wish you all a safe and Happy Easter. Don’t eat too much chocolate!

Take care.

Miss Brewster

Rye Writers- 

Week 2 (06.04.20): Dinosaur Invasion Design a 'Missing' poster for this Dinosaur, which was found flying across the top of our school building! Focus on the description used to describe the dinosaur's appearance, key characteristics and where it might be travelling to. You can include this picture or your own drawing on there as well!

The Great Year 1 Easter Egg-citing Egg-stravaganza... Let's get cracking!

It's nearly the end of term!!  Here are lots if Easter activities that you might enjoy taking part in.  It would be great to see some of your work and creations on our Class Story on Class Dojo!


The Easter Story

Easter is a festival that is celebrated by Christians all over the world.

Watch this video
to learn more about
this spring celebration.



5 Dojos

Make your own Easter hat!

Time to get creative!   

Design and make your own hat using things you find around the house.

Download the instructions here.


20 Dojos

Easter Basket

Do you think you might be getting any Easter treats?

If so, you may need to make one of these handy Easter baskets!

Print out your favourite design or use or copy the outline (better use a ruler!) and make your own design.

10 Dojos

The Easter Story
Sequencing Activity

Print out these pictures of the Easter story.

Put them in order and then use them to retell the story.

5 Dojos

The Easter Story

Use these cut-outs to make puppets.

Use them to tell the story.

5 Dojos

Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

Follow this simple recipe to make these tasty Easter treats.


20 Dojos

The Mystery of Eggleton Village's Smashing Easter Egg Hunt

The eggs have been hidden all ready for the annual Eggleton Easter Egg hunt but disaster has struck!  Someone has smashed all the eggs.

Can you and your family work out who dunnit?

Use all your code breaking and detective skills to solve this mystery.

20 Dojos        Answer Susie Jewel
(The answers will be posted here on Friday... but the number of Dojos will reduce too!

Easter Maths

Download this Easter-themed maths pack.  It's not too tricky so you should be able to whizz through it!

10 Dojos

Easter Story Colouring

Colouring pages

Get out the pencils, pens and paints to have some colouring fun!

To earn Dojos, write the part of the Easter Story to go with the picture.

Extra points will be given for terrific writing that uses, perfect punctuation, super spellings, noun phrases and expanded noun phrases...
You know the drill year 2!


Easter Scavenger Hunt

Finally, here's a Easter hunt that you can set up for your family, or that your parents can set up for you!

Ask them to download the clues here, choose your prize, and set it up!

Have fun, and don't eat too much chocolate!


Other activities you might enjoy!

Easter English Activity booklet

Easter Maths Activities

Easter Pencil control

Easter P.E

Easter P.E 2

Lego Challenge

Scavenger Hunts - these come from a great page that you might want to explore for further ideas

Top 10 Easter Activities for Families

Activity Village

EGGstra Fun Easter Activities

Easter Activities for Kids



Year 1 Home Learning 30.3.20



Hello Parents, Carers and Clownfish,


I hope that you are all well, having fun and enjoying your home learning. Please continue working through your home learning packs at your own pace.




Our English focus this week is using suffixes and prefixes in sentences. Please complete the activities below. Then challenge yourselves to write your own sentences.


Prefix un    file:///C:/Users/sassy/Desktop/30.4.20/Prefix%20un.pdf


Suffixes er and est file:///C:/Users/sassy/Desktop/30.4.20/Suffixes%20er%20and%20est.pdf


Suffixes ing and ed  file:///C:/Users/sassy/Desktop/30.4.20/suffixes%20ing%20and%20ed.pdf



Reading and Phonics

Please listen to your child read for at least 15 minutes each day.  As this time also allows for talking about the text you will find additional ideas for discussion in this pack along with VIPERS talking-points. Please support your child with reading the phase 3 and phase 5 phonic sounds. Phonics mats are in your learning packs. Please use www.phonicsplay.co.uk to play phonics games.


Oxford Owl follows the same book bands we have in school and has a range of ebooks for your child to read. 




Please continue to read these words daily. Please pick 5 or 10 of the Year 1 common exception words to practise spelling each week.


Common exception words for year 1



1.   the

2.   a

3.   do

4.   to

5.   today

6.   of

7.   said

8.   says

9.   are

10.  were

11.   was

12.  is

13.  his

14.  has

15.  I


16.  you

17.  your

18.  they

19.  be

20. he

21.  me

22. she

23. we

24. no

25. go

26.  so

27.  by

28. my

29.  here

30. there

31.  where

32.  love

33.  come

34. some

35. one

36.  once

37.  ask

38. friend

39.  school

40. put

41.  push

42. pull

43. full

44. house

45. our






White Rose Maths Home learning videos and maths resources. We use this approach in school. This weeks maths is weight, mass and capacity.


Lesson 1



Lesson 2



Lesson 3



Lesson 4



Lesson 5





I have set a Science Fair Test for you to plan and do on Purple Mash. You will find it under your 2Do tasks.



I have set an Easter Art task for you to do on Purple Mash. You will find it under your 2Do tasks.



I have set up a Dojo classroom and all parents have been invited to join. I have already received some fantastic home learning. I are looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous work.


Stay safe, have fun and keep well. Miss Brewster 



Further help with writing, can be found on this link to some live lessons.

To help the children continue to grow as writers and improve their writing skills, you can take part in these daily (live) writing lessons. The sessions are led by Jane Considine, who devised the writing approach we have adapted at Rye Primary School. The aim is to write a story with all the children in the UK every day. The sessions start each day with an input at 9.45am. At 10.30 she will give more guidance and share some of the ideas she has received. At 12.30 she shares more good work to celebrate. Deadline for entries is 2pm each day.  

Click here to watch a short video from Jane, explaining how the sessions work.


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