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Helping Children to Understand Coronavirus

Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.  The book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.

The book aims to answer key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:

• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?

Please follow the link for an audio version of the book.


Resources will be added here for you to access and complete with your child at home.



BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize 1

Daily lessons on BBC Bitesize from Monday 20th April 

These are six different 20 minute shows, each designed to target a specific age group, from ages 5 to 14. Coverage includes lessons for each year group and key stage for Maths, Science and English.  Content for other subjects such as History, Geography, Music and Art will also be covered.


Monday 18th May


Hi all,

We hope you are all keeping safe and well. It has been a couple of week since our phone calls to you and just checking in with everyone. We would just like to add an update to homework at this difficult time...


  • BBC Bitesize (Daily lessons): Please complete this daily
  • New lessons every day!
  • Lailio Reading Programme: Please complete three times a week (more if possible). See separate email for password
  • Daily phonics revision of digraphs learnt (Yellow Book in reading bag that was sent home)
  • Please learn to read and write the attached year 1 common exception words
  • Numbots 
  • Bee competition: See separate email from Mrs. Carr

As always if you feel your child needs to access work that you choose to set that is fine by us. Please just keep us informed with what it is you are doing.

If anyone is struggling to access any sites please let me know and I will try to help out. 

Please remember to keep sending us your work. We love to see what you are doing.

Thank you

Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Crehan and Miss Costello

Monday 20th April

Hi Year 1!

We hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break with your families. We are sure that the Easter bunny visited you all 😊. We were truly blessed with such wonderful weather and hope this continues. Now that the new Summer term has started we have some new ideas for what you can be doing for your home learning. We understand that it is hard to work at home so we want you to remember that you don't have to get worried about how much work you are doing as long as you are doing small amounts regularly. The ideas that we give you are just there as an option as we know that your best teachers are your parents! They were your  teachers for 4 years before you even came to school! So whatever your parents decide to do with you is the best decision. There are so many different ways to learn and you are brilliant at coming up with ways that you want to learn. Even though you don't realise it, your parents trick you into learning all the time! When you go for a walk and look at nature you are learning about plants and animals for Science and creation for RE, when your parents read you a bedtime story you are improving in English by listening to their expression and hearing new vocabulary, when you help to cook and set the table for dinner you are using your Maths skills to count, estimate and measure. There are so many ways that you can learn at home and have fun. We understand that lots of your parents are working and you have brothers and sisters who also need their help so we want you to be able to complete work at the pace that is right for your family situation so that you all feel happy and content at home. This time we are in now is not forever and so we will get back on track with everything we need to do in school. You are all amazing and we know that you will come back to school ready to work and full of energy. We really want you to come back with lots of stories to tell about the special times you've had with your families doing simple things you don't usually have the time to do. 

We have looked at the BBC Daily Lesson schedule and think this will be brilliant for Year 1 because the lessons are short and really simple to follow. They are varied each day to ensure coverage of subjects including wellbeing. You can decide how much you complete each day.
Year 1 lessons - BBC Bitesize

There are also home learning packs you can download weekly if you wish to further support the learning from the BBC daily lessons at:


There is a specific phonics site called Lalilo which we would like you to use when you can. It is free at the moment which is brilliant! We will send you an individual email with your log in details this week. 


Continue to use Numbots for extra maths practise.


The Oxford Owl reading website below allows you to access and read online some familiar scheme books we use in school. Do let us know if you need guidance as to which stage/level your child should be reading.


For RE we would like you to think back on Holy Week and what a special time this is in the liturgical year. Can you write a prayer to Jesus thanking him for everything he did for us when he sacrificed his life. Or you could draw a picture of Jesus when he had risen from the dead. A reminder of the Easter story is below.


We hope you have a wonderful week children and remember to keep sending us emails to show us what you have been doing and most importantly just to let us know you are having fun. 

We miss you all.


Stay safe and well
Mrs Crehan, Miss Costello and Mrs Hill

Hello Year 1!

We hope you are all having a lovely week with your families. It has been wonderful to receive some emails and photos of what you have been up to. You should all be able to access your own email account on BGFL 365 where you will find emails from us and you can use that address to reply to us. If you are having any problems accessing this account please let us know and we will get it sorted for you.

Missing you all x 



Year 1 Home Learning Grid

Science -Plants


Home Schooling week beginning 18th May

Hello everyone. We have had another wonderful week with lots of work being sent to us. Can you spot your work in the photographs on your class page? 

Lots of you have been logging on to Lalilo and TT Rockstars which is great, you will all be experts soon, keep going and trying to improve your score.

Have a lovely weekend, be safe and take care of each other. Mrs Bailey and Mrs Bettam


Activity ideas 18th May

Home schooling week 11th May


Hello everyone, we hope you enjoyed the bank holiday with your families, in the beautiful sunshine. Did you do anything special to celebrate?

Mrs Bettam had a street party with quizzes and lots of fun and Mrs Bailey had a picnic with VE day cupcakes and attempted to sing "We'll meet again".


Here are the links for the work we would  like you to have a look at this week.

Hopefully the sun will come back out again and you'll be able to carry on having fun outside. Don't forget to keep sending us your photos, and keep going with TT Rockstars and Numbots, some of your scores are really improving!

Take care Mrs Bailey and Mrs Bettam xx

Activity ideas week 11th May

Home schooling week 4- Monday 4th May

Hello everyone. We hope you have had a lovely week and that you still managed to get outside, despite the rain, this week. We have had some amazing work sent to us again this week. It is wonderful to see how creative you are being and how you are working together with your family.

This week we have given you some tasks based on a special day that is happening on Friday. Don't We can't wait to see your work for this week. Take care, keep smiling smiley Mrs Bailey and Mrs Bettam x 

Activity ideas week 4th May

Homeschooling update 20th April


Good morning everybody. We hope you have had a lovely break over Easter and that the Easter bunny made it to your house, I'm sure he was very busy! We have been so impressed with the wonderful activities you have been doing at home with your parents and love the fact that you are learning while having fun. The best activities are when you don't actually realise you are learning. Your parents know what is best for you, enjoy this special time together. 


We are looking forward to using the BBC Bitesize website where there are lots of lovely lessons/activities for you all to enjoy should your parents want some suggestions


There are also home learning packs you can download weekly if you wish to further support the learning from the BBC daily lessons at:


Please keep working through the Lalilo Phonics work we have set. We are continually checking and can see that you are all trying hard, well done.


Continue to use Numbots for extra maths practise.


The Oxford Owl reading website below allows you to access and read online some familiar scheme books we use in school. Do let us know if you need guidance as to which stage/level your child should be reading.


We have been trying to put some work onto the BGFL365 into the Year 2 Homelearning folder with links to other sites for you to enjoy. We will also be putting new activities from our usual planning for you to complete.

Please don't spend all your time online... get outside, bake, make 3D crafts from junk, paint.

bgfl365launch - year2homelearning folder at the top of the page.


Please continue to keep in touch with us through the school email address for year 2. We have loved seeing all your photographs.


Take care, stay safe and keep being good for your parents.


Mrs Bettam and Mrs Bailey

Science 20th April

Homeschooling update -Thursday 26th March

Hello Year 2 !!

We hope you are enjoying the sunshine? Please remember to check your emails and the Homework app on BGFL365, we are looking forward to seeing what you have been up to!

Take care Mrs Bailey and Mrs Bettam x 

List of useful websites for Year 2

Twinkl have suggested a daily timetable for children at home, with activities linked to them. A useful starting point perhaps, linked to work we are setting ourselves.