Mesty Croft Academy

Believe and Achieve


Year 1

Home Learning from Monday 23rd March 2020 

Every day, this section of our year group page will be updated with daily work before 8.50am, for your child to complete at home. Please make sure that you have your child's Spellodrome and Mathletics log in, which can be found in their school diary. We also have access to Oxford Owl, which we will be using to set the children a book to read online. There will also be additional reading/writing opportunities related to this.


You can access Spellodrome here:
You can access Mathletics here: 

You can access Oxford Owl here: 



Oxford Owl Login:

Username: year 1 mesty

Password: mesty


Any work that children complete can be emailed to their class teachers using the following email addresses: 

Miss Armstrong - 

Miss Samra -


Work that you wish your class teacher to see, may be completed electronically, or simply a photograph. We will provide individual feedback to you and can also answer any questions/queries that you may have. Schools remain open for vulnerable children and those of parents who are key workers. Therefore we ask that you give us up to 24 hours to respond to your work/questions, as we may not immediately be available to you.


Additional resources  - Phonics    

Check out our phonics noticeboard!  You will find 3 short speed sound lessons which will be updated daily. Use the link below to access this.

Home learning/our curriculum/phonics 

Daily Phonics Lesson at home - a new film every day, Monday to Friday. Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons with an RWI trainer every day for the next two weeks. 

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm           
Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm

PE with Joe

Monday – Friday 9am Live on Youtube. The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved. If you miss PE with Joe at 9am check out his Youtube channel where you will find a variety of children’s workouts to do at home.



Free Audio Books 


David Walliams is releasing a free children's audio story every day for the next month. Now, every day at 11am, David Walliams, author of The Boy in The Dress and Gangsta Granny, will be sharing an audio story from one of his best-selling World's Worst Children short story collections. Click the link below to listen. 






Week 2: Day 4 - 2.4.20



Some excellent reading from Henry 1.4.2020

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Some fantastic pieces of work today 1.4.2020

Week 2 1.4.2020

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Week 2  1.4.2020  2

Work from 31.03.20

Week 2: Day 2 - 31.03.20





Number bond rap by Tobyn! 30.3.2020

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Number bond rap by Henry 30.3.2020

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Fab work from 30.3.2020

30.3.2020 - Week 2

30.3.2020 - Week 2 1
30.3.2020 - Week 2 2

Happy Friday Everyone, 


Well done for completing your first week of home learning! It has been a great first week and we are so pleased with all your hard work. I hope you are all enjoying spending some extra time with your families and trying to be helpful around the house. 


Enjoy the weekend and we will see you on Monday. 


Miss Armstrong and Miss Samra



Work from 27.03.20

Day 5 27.03.20


Fantastic work from 26.3.2020

Day 4 26.3.2020

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Day 4 26.3.2020 2

Wonderful Work from 25.03.20

25.03.20 - Day 3



Maths Task Sheet


Some amazing work uploaded today 24.3.2020

24.3.2020 - Day 2

24.3.2020 - Day 2 1

Fantastic work from 23.03.20

23.3.2020 - Day 1

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Monday 23rd March 2020

Maths Task Sheet - Count to 20 answer the questions below, write your answers on the squared paper in your pack. 


Welcome to Year 1!


Welcome to the Year One page, our team is Miss Armstrong, Miss Samra, Miss Owen, Mrs Ore and Mrs Taylor. If your child is in Year One, please familiarize yourself with this page so you can stay up to date with all the amazing learning taking place in classes three and four. 


Water Bottles -  Children are required to bring a water bottle each day.  Your child will have access to their bottle during the session in order to keep hydrated.  


Please ensure your child's clothing is clearly labelled to avoid loss or confusion. 





Class 3 - Friday PM (Indoor)

Class 4 - Tuesday AM  (Indoor)


Your child will need to have a PE kit in school on those days. As the weather is still cold, your child will need to have a warmer, outdoor kit. This includes trainers suitable for outdoor PE. Earrings must be removed. 



Children are expected to bring their reading book and diary into school on a daily basis! Children will read with an adult at least once a week. Please record in the diary when you have read with your child at home




Spelling: A new word list will become active on Spellodrome every Tuesday. 



Autumn One



We have read the story The Gruffalo. We have created a story map and thought of actions to help us role play the story. 




Our skill this half term revolves around painting – the main focus being on holding the brush comfortably to make bold marks. The children explored colours and brushes to recreate Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Crows. 



Our topic in History for Autumn One is My Family. The children have discussed how their life has changed over time and displayed this through a timeline. 

Design and Technology


This half term in DT we are designing and creating a money box. So far we have developed individual designs and discussed the strengths and weaknesses of them. 


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9.10.19 – As you can see we have created our money boxes. We used recycled cardboard boxes for the shell of the box, carefully using scissors we then cut a hole for money to drop through. To design the outside of our money box we used tissue paper and plain paper to add individual style.


Thank you to the parents and children who provided cardboard boxes.





Autumn Two


Geography - Seasons



What are seasons?  

We have created a seasons wheel. We thought of an event that happens in each season - a celebration, a holiday or an important occasion like a birthday.  






Maths: recognise and name common 2D shapes


We have been learning all about shapes, and how they appear in everyday life. We drew pictures of objects in our classroom and labelled the shape name. 



WB: 14.11.19



In class this week we have planted some beans. We are going to write a Bean Plant Diary. 

Every week, we are going to look carefully at the beans and write down how they are growing. ​

At the end of the term, we can see how big they have grown. ​


18.11.2019  D&T

This week in Design and Technology we have been learning how to use different tools we would use when preparing food. We learnt how to wash fruits, chop fruits, peel and grate. It was so much fun! We followed all the safety and hygiene rules. 


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W/C 2.3.2020

D&T - Sliders and Levers


This week we've started to look at sliders and levers. We discussed various different vocabulary associated to the topic and then we labelled a diagram of the mechanisms.

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W/C - 2.3.2020

Music - Disney 

This half term we are looking at Disney music. We discussed how the music makes us feel. We made a mind map of our thoughts.


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