Trinity All Saints C of E VA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Church Street, Bingley, West Yorkshire BD16 2PP

01274 564977

Year 1 & 2

WEEKLY UPDATE w.c. 30/3/20 

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Watch the video showing signs of spring. Have a think about other things we expect to see as spring arrives. Then choose one of the following activities to complete:

  • Write a poem about the things we see in spring. Can you include all of your senses?
  • Write a diary from the point of view of a new lamb. What would it be thinking about? How would it feel to be skipping around the field with its friends?
  • Write a list of all the things we see in spring time. Can you think about the things that will change as we move through spring towards summer.

You could also draw or paint a picture of a landscape in spring, compose a piece of music that sounds like spring, or collect some natural items to make a nature collage! Listen to Vivaldi's piece of music called Spring for some more inspiration:


 Watch the video to remind yourself about how to use column addition and subtraction. Complete at least 5 additions and 5 subtractions. If you were crossing the tens in class, make sure you challenge yourself to keep doing that at home!


 Visit the website and choose an experiment to complete at home. Make a prediction of what you think will happen before you begin and then see if you were right! Make sure you ask an adult for help, and make sure it's OK to use all the things you need.


Why don't you try making one of these snap puppets? Watch the video and work out what you will need. It doesn't matter if you haven't got any coloured paper - decorate a plain sheet yourself! Watch the video again, pausing it after each step so that you can have a go. Take a photograph of your puppet and tweet it to us.


Free online E-Book library for you to access at home:

 Keep your kids reading and engaging with stories!

Vooks is a great resource to use in the home with your child.  Vooks is a streaming library of ad-free, kid-safe animated read-aloud storybooks, trusted by teachers and enjoyed by millions of children around the world every week.  It is an entire library of storybooks, brought to life, to help encourage the love of reading.  You can sign up for Vooks and use the take-home resources to help keep your children reading 20 minutes a day during these extraordinary times.
Sign Up Link:

Work for Children

During the school closure, we want to make sure your child still has access to the education to which they are entitled. Alongside the home learning packs from your child's teacher, there are countless online resources that can be accessed at home. Some need to be printed, but many can be used on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Here are some of the ones we think will be the most useful to you at this time:


Phonics is one of the most important aspects of children's journey in learning to read. Please make use of the free access to the website as there are so many interactive, fun games for children to play.  Phonics Play have made all their resources free during this difficult time.  Log on using the details USERNAME: march20 PASSWORD: home

Also try YouTube for 'Mr Thorne's Phonics'! 



We know some parents may be unfamiliar with cursive handwriting, so this is a website that demonstrates how to form each letter:

On desktop, the username is jk3889 and the password is home

On tablet, the username is jk3889 and the swipe passcode is from top left, down to bottom left, and across to bottom right (an L shape)

The children can practise their handwriting on lined paper - try using the common exception words and putting them into sentences!



White Rose Maths have made their resources available to parents during this time.  They have a video for each day along with a work sheet.  Some of this work your child in Year 1 or 2 may have covered already but it will do no harm to have a recap.  The videos are the 'teaching' part which will hopefully take some pressure off you as parents.  If you do not have access to a printer they can look at the sheet online and answer the questions as best they can in the exercise books that were sent home. 

Year 1 link

Year 2 link

Remember to also keep visiting TT Rockstars (Year 2 only) and Education City (everyone) as there are loads of games and activities to recap prior learning. Any activities within your child's year group will help with their learning. If they are struggling, you can access the year below's activities as well, but please don't go above their year group.



Good for maths games:

Good for maths and English games:

Revision for all curriculum areas:

Choose an area that interests you to research and create something:

Why not try some science at home?


TWINKL have offered a month FREE of their Ultimate Membership to support families with continuing their children's learning.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

 FREE interactive resources from Twinkl:

Signs of spring

 I have made a short film of some of the signs of spring that I have noticed on my daily dog walks by the river. Before you watch it, get a piece of paper and write down all the things that you can think of that I might have seen.  As you watch it, tick off the ones that you have written on your list.

Let me know if you enjoyed watching it and if there were any things missing that I could go and search for! I’ll be uploading another one which I took in the woods.


Below is a 'How to' video for column addition and subtraction.  This method is taught in Year 2 and the children had been working on this in school.  

Keep an eye on this page for future videos on multiplication and division.

Here is a video to help with column addition and subtraction.


Listen to these instructions about how to make a smoothie. Can you rewrite them? Could you draw them for children who can't yet read? If you have the ingredients at home, ask an adult if you can have a go at making one!

Common Exception Words for year 1 (page 1) and year 2 (page 2)

Choose 5 words a day from your child's list to learn and use in sentences. The sillier the sentence, the better! You can also use dice to play this spelling game and make learning to spell more fun!

Book Review

Here are some phonics resources in preparation for the phonics screening test for Year 1.

When you need a break from doing maths and learning all your spellings, you could take a look at this website:

You can listen to different pieces of music and respond to them using art or dance. Let us know how you get on! Enter text...

Spring 2 - Medium Term Plans:

Year 1 - Sycamore: 

Year 2 - Ash & Birch: 


Mrs Lees

Mrs Henson

Mrs Snowden

Ms Morgan-Wynne 


Learning Support Assistants:

Mrs Hall

Mrs Brett

Mrs Shelton

Miss Stubbington

Mrs Peckover

Miss Short