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!

A very warm welcome to Sea Turtles' Class page

We are very proud to be named after one of the most amazing creatures on the whole planet.  Not only did sea turtles exist around 110 million years ago, which means they shared the planet with dinosaurs (yes, that's right, even Tyrannosaurus Rex!), but they can live to about 100 years old.  We think they must be incredibly wise creatures indeed... just like us!

It's so lovely to have all the children back to school after the last few challenging months.  Our new year 1 and year 2 children look as thought they have grown so much and I am delighted with how well they have settled into Sea Turtles.

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. 

I look forward to seeing you all from across the playground September (in-line with government guidelines of course!).  In the meantime, if you would like to contact me, you can do so contacting the school office.

Best wishes, stay safe and well,

Mrs Leigh
Sea Turtles' Teacher
Key Stage 1 Leader


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

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
















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



Purple polish



Last Stop on Market Street

‘The Busy Street’

Writing Frame

SLT assembly

Break time

Addition and Subtraction



Demonstration Reading



Book Talk

P.E Outside


BBC teach



Purple polish



Last Stop on Market Street

‘The Rainstorm’

Writing Frame

Class Assembly

Addition and Subtraction







Year 1/2

Spelling practise


Last Stop on Market Street

- coming soon

Guest Speaker Assembly









Purple polishing science/ foundation subjects


 Last Stop on Market Street

- coming soon






P.E hall






Last Stop on Market Street

 - coming soon

Celebration Assembly






Art and DT


Year 1: Addition and Subtraction
Verbal Fluency
Reasoning and Problem Solving

Year 2: Addition and Subtraction
Verbal Fluency
Reasoning and Problem Solving

Home Learning


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!

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.


There are further useful links and websites for learning here.


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.

Learning Archive

Weeks beginning 7.09.20 / 14.09.20


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

Can you tell what the story is about by looking at the cover first?  What questions do you ave about the story?
Afterwards, make your own patchwork sack by collage: stick lots of different materials on the template, or colour it in lot of bright and beautiful colours!

What could you put in your sack?  This week we have used our sounds to write the names of the objects we could put in our sacks.  If you're learning from home, have a go too!
Parents, the pages progress and become steadily more difficult, from phase 2 words up to phase 5 words.

Write a postcard to Grandma, from the Isle of Blowyernose: can you tell her about all the sights and sounds there?  What did  you like most (and why)? How did it make you feel after your exhausting adventure?
Here is another postcard template with some sentence starters if you get stuck.

Reading comprehension

Although you're unable to do the assessment at home, here is a comprehension activity all about pirates you can do if you're learning at home!
Make a map of Jack's Journey


This week we are practising our counting skills.
Year 1: counting up to 20 and beyond
Year 2: counting up to 100 and beyond
Year 2: extension activity

Year 1: Ordering numbers up to 20

We are also carrying our maths assessments in order to further support our children following lockdown.
Number formation

Geography and History:
To begin our Land A-hoy topic, can you make your own pirate treasure map.  You could even make a pirate hat and telescope!

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.

Film clip: Do baby animals look like their parents?
Here are some matching cards: they are useful for as a start point for talking.  Can you name the animal babies (eg cubs, puppies, foals, duckling...)

Film clip: The life-cycle of an animal

PowerPoint: All About the Human Life-Cycle
Sequencing cards: take a look, but could you make your own by using family photographs?

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