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Following guidance from Welsh Government, Lakeside Primary School remains closed until further notice


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Welcome to Year 1

Friday 22nd May: As next week is half term, there will be no home learning planner.  Take the time to enjoy doing activities as a family, if you are able to, or if you would like to carry on with some home learning, practise reading (Bug Club books or any that you have at home), 100/200 words etc.  

Have a happy, safe half term smiley  


Friday 15th May: Well done to your children (and YOU) for getting through another week of home learning!  Next week will be the end of our Rio de Vida Context for Learning and then after half term we will be starting our next exciting context.  Next week, we have included a seesaw activity, where you child gets an opportunity to tell us about a place that is special to them, and this is one activity that we would really like see, (even if you don't have the time for much else!).   

1 week till half term! yes  Keep smiling & stay safe. smiley

Summer Term Week 5 18.5.20 Home Learning Task Sheet


Friday 8th May: Happy VE Day everybody!  We are remembering heroes from history, while we are living through history right now.  We clapped for our NHS and key worker heroes again last night and let's also remember to celebrate the little heroes at home... our children.  They are amazing and we are so proud of everything that they are achieving. 

Bug Club: Remember, throughout the books there are quiz questions for your child to complete. To answer a question, just click on the bug icon. Your child does not need to finish all the quiz questions in one sitting and can come back to a book later.

When your child has finished all the quiz questions in a book, he or she will earn ‘ActiveLearn Coins’. By reading more books, your child will earn enough coins to ‘buy’ a reward in one of the many reward schemes. The answers to the quiz questions will be sent back to our teacher site so that we can see how your child is progressing.

Keep smiling, keep safe and we hope you all find some time to enjoy the long weekend together.   smiley

Summer Term Week 4 11.5.20 Home Learning Task Sheet


Friday 1st May: How lovely it is to see the sun shining again smiley.  It is Bank Holiday next week (Friday 8th May to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day), so we have only included 4 days worth of planning.  We hope your children enjoy learning all about the Olympics!

Twitter: Please remember to also follow our Year 1 page on twitter! (

BBC Bitesize Daily

There are now 6 daily age related activities on the BBC between 9:00 am and 11:00 am.  You can also catch up on anything you have missed on iPlayer.

Keep posting on Seesaw - the work is AMAZING! Take care all smileyx

Summer Term Week 3 4.5.20 Home Learning Task Sheet


Friday 24th April: Firstly, many thanks to those of you that have been helping your child to upload work onto Seesaw - the Teachers and Teaching Assistants really enjoy seeing your children and their work.  We can see that many of them (and you!) have been working really hard.  We do appreciate that some of the activities require adults to help them, and this might not always be possible, especially if you are working.  Remember that not everything on the planning has to be completed, do what you feel is manageable as the most important thing is your child's well-being (and yours!).   

Alongside working in the Lakeside Hub school, every week we work hard on trying to plan relevant and exciting activities that are manageable at home.  Many of you have been asking about Big Maths on-line and, depending on how long home learning is going to continue, this may be something that we look into next half term.  In the meantime, we have included a section on the planner at the bottom that is specifically linked to the continuing development of Big Maths skills.  We have included all the relevant links and information that you need.   We hope that this helps.  Happy learning and take care. smiley


We hope you all had a happy Easter and that you are ready to complete some more home learning with your child!

Bug Club: Well done to those of you who are logging into Bug Club every week to practise reading skills.  When you return to school, we will be able to see the great progress that you are making.

It is very important that ALL children regularly log into their Bug Club account to do their reading.

Remember it is very easy to access your child's online library.

Google: Active learn

To log in: enter the first 4 letters of your child's first name and then the first 4 letters of their surname (no gaps)

Password: changeme

School code: QLQ7


Seesaw: Every week your child is given activities to complete through the Seesaw app.  They can then upload their work so that their teacher/s can see it and make comments.  It is a lovely way for us to see how your child is getting on and to see the work that they have been busy creating.  

If you are unsure on how to use the app, we have produced a guidance sheet for you to read through and follow.

If you have any problems in accessing your child's Seesaw (e.g. lost QR code), please contact us via the following e-mail: (Please note, this is ONLY for queries regarding Seesaw).

Click on this link for Seesaw guidance: Seesaw Guidance 


Click on the hyperlinks below to access the weekly home learning planning sheet or see documents section further down the page to download it directly. 

Please remember they are only suggested activities!  The priority for us is that your children are happy and healthy. 

Summer Term Week 2 27.4.20 Home Learning Task Sheet

Summer Term Week 1 20.4.20 Home Learning Task Sheet

Week 3 Easter Home Learning 

Week 2 30.3.2020 Home Learning Task Sheet

Week 1 23.3.2020 Home Learning Task Sheet

Physical Development and Wellbeing

Every morning at 9am, The Body Coach, Joe Wicks is doing a daily live PE workout for kids.  This will be a great way to wake your kids up, burn off some energy and get their brain cells moving!  

9am : Live on You Tube : The Body Coach TV

Home Learning Ideas and Resources
In Year 1, we often use Twinkl for educational resources.  They are currently offering free access to parents so that you can access high quality learning during periods of disruption.  Please use this code: UKTWINKLHELPS to access resources.  Literacy and numeracy resources are often differentiated with a *,**,*** code.  Please choose the sheet that best matches your child's ability.

The Year 1 team
The Class Teachers are:
1BC - Mrs Burgin (Mon-Wed) & Miss Crompton (Thurs & Fri)
1NC - Mrs Nessbert (Mon, Thurs, Fri) & Miss Cromton (Tue & Wed) 

Our Teaching Assistants are:
Mrs L. Simpson (Mon-Fri)
Miss A. Evans  (Mon-Thurs) Mr E. Turner (whilst Miss Evans is on maternity leave)

  Mrs L.Fish (Friday) 

Physical Development

Please ensure your child has a navy blue PE kit (shorts and t-shirt) available at all times.

PE will be every Wednesday AM, but there may be other sessions during the week as well.


Children have snack every morning. Please ensure that you pay £1.20 per week.

If you would like to pay in bulk the costs are: £8.40 for Autumn 1 half term, £16.80 for the whole Autumn term and £45.60 for the whole year. 

If you wish to pay by cheque please make it payable to ‘Lakeside Primary Snack Account’. 

Book Bags

Your child will take their reading folder home every Friday.

Please bring Book Bags back to school every WEDNESDAY.

Homework Books
Your child will have their own homework book with activities for them to do. Please read the information sheets at the front of your child's homework book so you know how to help your child. 
Reading Books
Children will have a new reading book every week and it is important they return it with their book bags to be changed weekly. Please listen to your child read daily as this will help develop fluency, expression and sight vocabulary recognition.
They also get to choose a reading book from the class library to bring home and share with you.
At least once every half term we will send home a maths sheet to reinforce what the children are learning in class. During the term you may also have homework to reinforce other areas of learning.
Please continue helping your child with learning their number bonds to 10 and beyond and to count in 10s, 5s and 2s.  For further information on what your child will be learning in maths, please refer to the curriculum map sent via parent mail or attached further own the page.

Context for Learning

Our contexts this year will be: 

Autumn 1: Memory Box  Autumn 2: Moon Zoom
Spring 1: St. David Spring 2: Super Heroes
Summer 1: Rio da Vida

Summer 2: The Enchanted Woodland

See the Curriculum Map attached for more details about this term's context Superheroes


BUG Club

You child will have a Bug Club account where they can access extra reading books online using any computer, tablet or mobile device.

Each child has an individual log in which they were given when the initiative was launched. If you have lost these details please get in contact with someone from the year 1 team.


Helpwr Heddiw

To increase pupils’ confidence in communicating clearly with a variety of audiences including teachers, peers and familiar adults in everyday situations.

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