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New start to the academic year!

It has been such a nice first week welcoming back the year two’s and getting to know the year one’s. We have had an exciting first week and started to learn lots of new things.

I want to take this opportunity to just update you on a few things happening in Caradoc at the moment:

  • Reading Records are currently being reviewed to ensure we keep home and school contact to a minimum whilst providing you with an insight into their reading at school – -I will update you as soon as we know more
  • All children should have their PE kit (mondays) and forest school kit (wednesdays) in school by now
  • Spellings will be set this Friday (11.09.20) and will be tested the following friday – spellings will be set on class page and will not be sent home for the time being. Please make sure you are checking for the weekly spelling list.
  • Water bottles must contain water
  • Can you ensure reading books are coming into school every day and are read at home every day

We had a brilliant afternoon at forest school today; the children built great sturdy dens… pictures pending!!


Miss B x


End of year message!

Hi all,

I am very much looking forward to welcoming the children back in september and I am working hard to make sure it will be a calm and supportive environment for the children to settle back into. The first few weeks will be mini assessments through games and activities to target gaps in learning before we move on to getting the children back into a routine and a working environment.

I think we can all agree this has been a crazy year for us all! I am so grateful for your support and understanding during this time and thank you for your help to keep the children learning as much as possible at home.

I hope you all enjoy your summer and get some well earned rest and relaxation.

Goodbye until september!

Miss Bennett x


Caradoc Class Letter

Please see information about your child returning to school in September and the measures we have put in place to allow for a safe return.

To clarify, children may bring a small book bag to carry a reading book, spelling book and fruit. We ask that you do not send your child with a rucksack, toys or miscellaneous objects as they do not need it and we will provide them with everything they do need.

Caradoc Class Letter Covid pdf

Miss Bennett

Year 1 & 2! Suffixes and Prefixes

In addition to the lessons completed online, this week it would be very useful for the children to focus on suffixes, prefixes and the root word.

Suffix: letter/s given to the end of the word to produce a variation of the word

Prefix: letter/s given to the beginning of the word to produce a variation of the word

Root word: a word that can be used to form the basis of other word variations e.g ‘untidy’ – tidy = the root word.

Children in Key Stage 1 must know prefix ‘un-‘ and suffixes -ing, -ed, -er and -est. E.g. untidy, raining, looked, faster, longest. 

The children can explore this with a simple pen and paper, writing down versions of the root word with suffixes and prefixes or they can think about things in their house which relate to these words or create a flip book with the root words changing and the prefix is the same.

For example, tidy/untidy, healthy/unhealthy, safe/unsafe, play/playing, jump/jumping.

Enjoy the last week of term!

Miss B


Keep up the good work!

I hope you’re all keeping up the learning at home and enjoying yourselves. Please remember to keep reminding yourself of number bonds and times tables using the YouTube songs.

Here are some examples of activities you can do to remember number bonds to 10 and 20.


Additionally, keep checking out this week’s learning timetable to keep up with learning at home!

All types of sentenes!

Make sure you’re all challenging yourselves to be using different types of sentences. 

At school, we have been learning all about questions; asking what, who, when, where, why and how!

See if you can split your page into 6 boxes and write a different kind of question in each box:

Make bossy sentences! 

Commands are like bossy sentences; they tell people exactly what to do. For example:

Go and put that down. 

Step away. 

Cut the carrots carefully. 

Commands are commonly used in instructions. Write a list of instructions for doing something (cooking, cleaning something, making) and send it to our class email –

Week Beginning 29th June

Here is this week’s learning timetable.

Make sure to keep checking the phonics play website for fun phonics games to keep up with knowledge and understanding!

Also… you could write me a letter to let me know all the things you have been doing at home, what you have been learning and new skills you have mastered while at home! …and all the fun things you have been doing too! 



Wake yourself up this morning with a Joe Wicks workout on youtube! 

Maths: This week could be all about counting!

  • Can you count to 100?
  • Write the numbers 1-100
  • Skip Count in 2, 5 or 10 jumps; 2, 4, 6, 8, 10!
  • Count backwards
  • Write down some numbers and choose one blindfolded and start counting from that number!
  • Match numbers to a picture
  • Use dominoes
  • Time something by counting and see if you can beat records!
  • Count how many different sets of objects you have in your house; how many bowls do you have?
  • Count the bumbs on lego

English: Learn about Verbs and write sentences

Keep learning with the BBC Bitesize website – it has great information and tools to help you at home. Here is this weeks schedules for each year group.


A Basic Phonics Lesson


I thought it might be useful if i outline a basic phonics lesson for you all to help you at home.

First the children could watch the YouTube songs below to help with their tricky word spellings. They could then be challenged to write a sentence using one of these words. 

Alternatively, there are great games using tricky words and more on phonics play:

Then the children could remind themselves of all phase 3 and 5 digraph sounds – they should be confident with all of these by the end of year 2. These can be found on the Twinkl site or on phonics play as ‘digraph flashcards.’ 

Finally they could play a game to consolidate and apply their knowledge of sounds. I have listed some ideas below that can be adapted and used appropriately. 

  • Bingo: Write down some sounds and an adult says words using those sounds
  • Memory game: Hide some sounds written down under a sheet and remove one – child guesses which sound is missing
  • Beat the bomb: Put a timer on and child has to read as many words as they can before timer
  • Write a story using tricky words and words containing sounds they need to focus on
  • Word and non-words: Make up silly words using phase 3/5 sounds and think of real words and separate which words are real and which aren’t
  • Games on phonics play website

17th June

Hope you are all well and safe at home and enjoying home learning! Remember to keep checking out the BBC Bitesize website for more lessons daily – we are enjoying completing them at school!

Here’s what you could do today:


Sharing Equally – can you use counters/buttons/cereal pieces to share equally between 10, 5 and 2.



Go on a story walk around your garden! Choose one object in your house to be the focus of your story and take it on an adventure outside, inventing a new story with each step you take! Where will your story end up? Then once your story has come to an end, go back inside and try to  write it down.

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