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Eucalyptus - Year 1

Welcome to Eucalyptus class with Mrs Iruobe



Good morning Eucalyptus class, hope you all had a lovely weekend.  


Here are some more English and maths activities you can do at home.  


Mrs Iruobe



Good morning Eucalyptus class, hope you all had a lovely weekend.  


Please see activities below for our cross curriculum activities based on our topic 'The Animal Kingdom’.  This covers lots of ideas which we would have been learning about in school during the Summer 2 term.


Below you can also find the ebook and activities for our class text 'Giraffes can't dance'.  


Mrs Iruobe

e-book "Giraffes can't Dance"

Summer 2 - 'The Animal Kingdom'


11th June 2020

Learning Grid


Below is a link for our new learning grid.  This covers ideas for the learning, across the curriculum, with a focus on our topic 'The Animal Kingdom', which we would have been covering this half term.  


You will find questions and project ideas for Science, R.E, Creative subjects, Geography, P.E, PSHCE and Spanish.  


For Maths, Writing and Reading, please continue to use Lexia, Big Maths, Purple Mash and Literacy Planet.  If you need any log ins for these websites or any guidance please email . Please also use this address to email any work or photos of the children's learning.  


We also have paper packs of work for Maths, Reading and Writing.  If you would like a pack, you need to call the school office to request one and then collect it from Elfrida School.  


Mrs Iruobe 

8th June 2020

Dear Eucalyptus  Class, 


As our topic this term is 'The Animal Kingdom' please take a look at the excellent link below.  It is live stream of all the animals at Edinburgh Zoo.  See what animals you can see and what they get up to each day. 


Coming soon will be a learning grid full of ideas you can do at home to support your learning all about 'The Animal Kingdom'


You can still access Lexia, Big Maths, Purple mash and Literacy Planet, all which have learning activities for you to do.    If you need any of your logins, please email 


BBC Bitesize are still creating great daily lessons; here are my recommendations for the week: 


Literacy - writing questions correctly


Maths - Counting in 2's


Science - Learning about animals habitats


Music - Body Percussion


Have a lovely week

Mrs Iruobe


Welcome to Summer Term 2


Dear Eucalyptus Class, 


I hope you all have had a lovely half term break.  


For this half term, our topic is 'The Animal Kingdom'.  I have added lots of activities to purple mash, to share with you some of the learning we are doing on this topic.  Have a go and I look forward to seeing your efforts. 


Lexia, Big Maths, Purple mash and Literacy Planet  have lots of new exciting learning games for you to do.  If you need any of your logins, please email  


Keep using BBC bitesize daily lessons.  Here are my three recommendations for this week: 


Using Capital letters and full stops:


Parental help and guidance needed for this one: 

Using any 'jam jars' you have at home and turning them in to music instruments: 


Information and a quiz on the different animals in our world and how we can group them: 


Have a lovely week!


Mrs Iruobe


Hi everyone in Eucalyptus Class,

I hope you are enjoying the lovely weather even though you still need to stay safe and stay alert! Here is some more work for you to do at home (Just click on the files beneath this message). There are printed packs available at Athelney for those who want them. If you like you can just write the answers on paper or in a notebook at home. You do not need to send the work back to school. Well done to those of you who have been doing your online learning work, I am proud of you. If you have not done so yet, you still have a chance to go on the websites, see the links below.

I look forward to seeing you in school soon.

Enjoy yourself but still continue to stay safe.


Mrs Iruobe

Good morning Eucalyptus class, 


I hope you all had a lovely weekend


Tomorrow, should have been our school sports day.  As we are all still learning from home, we have decided that you can participate in activities and games at home with your families instead.  Lots of extra information has been emailed to you and is also on the main page of our school website. 


Parents/carers, I have added the links to all the activities that you can do at home as well as a editable certificate for the children.    


Please take any photos of your stay at home sports day to share with us 


Have fun! 


In addition to our stay at home sports day:  

  • There are lots of new challenges for you to complete on Big Maths, Purple Mash and Lexia.  
  • BBC bitesize:  Choose Year 1 and then a subject.  Each subject has a new daily video and then questions or work to complete.  I highly recommend the lessons Fractions for maths and body percussion for Music.  

Here are the links: 




Dear Eucalyptus Class


How are you all?  This is some work you can print out and do at home. The answers are ONLY FOR PARENTS/ADULTS working with you to help them support you. There are printed packs available at Athelney for those who want them. If you like you can just write the answers on paper or in a notebook at home.

PE : To keep you all fit and healthy, Lewisham Primary Sports have created a fun, action packed timetable for you all as well as some sporting challenges and activities.  See how well you can do.  

A book you can read to help you understand issues about the Coronavirus can be found on

You can download and read this "PDF" version

Hi my lovely Eucalyptus Class,

Thanks for visiting our page and thank you to our mummies, daddies and carers/adults who have been helping the children access all the online resources.

I hope everybody is staying safe. I must say I have missed you all and look forward to us all coming back to school to continue our learning together.


In the meantime please keep on using all the online resources that have been provided. Can I say a big “thank you” to all the children who have been going on to PurpleMash regularly and have been completing the tasks. If you have not completed all tasks please feel free to go back and do so – even if the dates have passed. If you have not been on the site it is not too late and I will love to see your work. I will continue adding work for you to do on this website.


Please look at the extra websites that have been added below for more online learning.


Enjoy yourself but remember to stay safe!




Mrs Iruobe



Maths - This is for you to log on and complete your learn it challenges. - Click on the Maths age 6-7.  I have taken a look and there are lots of activities you can do. 


Reading - an updated website with lots of new games to play


Art - lots of fun activities for you to be creative - videos on how to draw various things


PE NHS 10 minute Disney shake up games NHS indoor activities for children.


Purple mash

While school is closed, I have set you work to do on purple mash.  I will checking and marking this work.  Each week new different activities will be added and I will constantly be monitoring your progress!

Well done if you have already logged in and completed some of your work J I have been recording  your scores, if you have completed a quiz and adding comments if you have completed a set piece of work. 

If you can, you must log in and complete the work that is set for you! I really look forward to seeing your efforts and sending you comments. 

I will also be checking your progress on Big Maths and Lexia.  Again, a huge well done to the pupils who have already completed their learn its or have been on Lexia already J


Home Learning for when school is closed:


  • Read for 15mins every day and complete your WOW book once a week.
  • Passwords will be sent out for Lexia, so you can use this daily for 20 minutes. 
  • Use the website ‘phonics play’ or the YouTube links below to read your phonics sounds and tricky words daily


  • Practise your number bonds to 10 or 20
  • Write out your numbers counting in 2’s, 5’s or 10’s
  • Count daily from 1 to 100
  • Go on a 2D or 3D shape hunt around your house and see how many shapes you can find
  • Order some items at home from smallest to largest or heaviest to lightest


  • Keep a diary and write a few sentences about your day
  • Draw a picture and write a few sentences about your favourite toy
  • Draw a picture and write a few sentences about the people in your home
  • Write the story of Cinderella or the Three Little Pigs which we have learnt in class, have a go at writing your own versions of these stories.

Health and Fitness

  • Cosmic yoga – please see link below
  • Joe Wicks, The Body Coach will be holding live PE lessons daily at 9am on his YouTube channel ‘The Body Coach TV’

Great websites to support home learning: - parents can sign up for a month’s free subscription

Phonics Tricky words song Phase 3

Phonics Tricky words song Phase 4

Phonics Phase 5 sounds song

Doubles song

Counting in 2’s song

Counting in 5’s song

Counting in 10’s song

Cosmic Kids Yoga




Open this document if you have any problems with LINKS

Summer Term Homework

Spellings for next term.

Spellings for this half term.

Lexia, Big Maths, Purple Mash and Sumdog

Please have a look at our Curriculum leaflet, informing you on what your child will be learning this term!

Autumn 1 Spellings- Please practise spelling these words with your child every week.

Reminder: Our class assembly is on Thursday 10th October at 3pm in the main hall.

Our upcoming trip will be on Tuesday 12th October at Beckenham Place Park. We will be back in time for lunch. If you are able to, we will need parent helpers to support children on the way to and from on the day. Please let the class teacher know if you are able to help. Thank you!

Last week we found that our Year One playground was in a mess! Who did it? We started to investigate!

Our trip to the Odeon Cinema in Beckenham!

Thank you to all the parents who came to assist us on our journey to Beckenham Odeon Cinema! The children really enjoyed their morning out where they watched the Secret life of Pets 2 with their friends. Thanks again!
The children wrote about their trip to the cinema! Stay tuned to view their lovely writing this week! 

Autumn 2 Spellings

It's that time of year again!

It's our Nativity play on Thursday Dec 12th! Tickets are now on sale in the office! Please come and support your kids who have started to learn their lines and practise their songs! It is sure to be a lovely and spectacular performance from the youngest students in our school!