St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

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Week Beginning 8th June


Friday 11th June

Happy Friday!!!

Today we are having a science day. Have a look at the document below and choose 3 activities that you would like to have a go at.

Like the other Friday's please email or add a comment to the Facebook post. We love to see what you have been doing. 

Thank you to those that have emailed a prayer for our local care homes. They were lovely and will definitely put a smile on someone's face. If you have wrote one but not sent it yet please email it before lunchtime as Mrs Lewthwaite is delivering them after school. Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.  

P.S- We thought it would be a good idea for the children to take over the daily message on here next week. (I'm sure you are sick of reading about me). You can send a positive, uplifting message telling your classmates what you have been up to! Please ask an adult to send us the message via our email address. 

Love Miss Cooper xxxxx

Happy 6th Birthday Jodie. 

I hope you are having a great day. 

Lots of love Miss Cooper and all of Year 1

Thursday 11th June

Good Morning Year 1. 

It's been lovely speaking to you all over the last week. I just have a few of you left who I haven't been able to get hold of so hopefully I will manage to catch you today. 

I also know some of you are now reaching the end of your home learning book so, if you need a new book please pop to school where you will be able to collect a new one. 

Have a nice day.

Love Miss Cooper


Spelling/ Handwriting

Today I would like you to practise some tricky words. Remember these are words that we can't sound out and just have to learn how to read and spell them.  Please click the link below and go to Year 1-  Spelling Rule 38 - Common exception words 6.


Then, I would like you to practise writing these words in your handwriting book. Remember to use your cursive handwriting. (Just use your home learning book if you have run out of space in your handwriting book.)


Repeating Patterns

1. Have a go at this flashback activity. Either answer verbally or in your home learning book. 

2. Complete the repeating patterns in your home learning book. 


We have been asked to help with a very important job this week! Our local Covid-19 response group are making up afternoon tea boxes for elderly people in our care homes in our area and they have asked us all to either write a prayer, card or a poem to put inside each box. 

We know how much you all enjoy doing things for our community so this your chance to really brighten up someone's day! 

Make sure you put your first name on your creation and St Patrick's Primary School so then the people receiving it know who it is from. 

Mrs Lewthwaite is going to be taking these after school on Friday so please email them to 

Thank you!!

Wednesday 10th June

Hello everyone. 

We are half way through the week already. Well done for all your hard work so far this week. 

The weather is forecast to rain today so maybe join in with PE with Joe and get your exercise done for the day. Click on the blue link below. 

PE with Joe

Have a great day everyone. 

Love Miss Cooper xxxxxx


Comprehension activity

Please read 'I love my Garden' then answer the questions below in your home learning book. The answers are on page 3 which you can use to check your answers.


Vocabulary focus

1. Find three words that mean the same as see.

2. What does the word fluttering tell you about how the butterflies move?

3. Which words tells you the noise that crickets make?

4. What does blooming mean?


VIPER Questions

Retrieve- What are the newts doing in the pond?

Infer- How do you think the poet feels about gardens?

Infer- What does "the leaves turning" mean?

Sequence- How many different animals does the poet mention?


Sorting shapes

1. Have a look at the shapes below. Sort them into two groups-  2D shapes and 3D shapes. Either do this verbally or in your home learning book. 


2. Problem solving- Has Eva sorted the shapes correctly? 


3. I would also like you to log on to Purple Mash and play A-Fish-Metic. You can find this in your 2dos. This game will help with addition and subtraction.


What do plants need to grow?

This week in Science, I would like you to think about what plants need to grow healthily.


I have been planting again but this time I wanted to prove what plants need to grow.  

I have planted cress seeds and gave:

-One pot water but no light

-One pot light but no water

-One pot water and light


 Have a look at the pictures to see what happened.


You can also watch this video to find out more about what plants need to grow.


Answer these questions in your home learning book.

  1. What do plants need to grow healthily? 
  2. What happened to my plant that had water but no light?
  3. Play the quiz at the bottom of this page...

Tuesday 9th June

Good Morning Year 1.  

I hope everyone enjoyed learning more about our oceans yesterday. In school we focused our day on the story Somebody Swallowed Stanley and then in the afternoon we made our own 'Stanley Kites'. Have a go at this if you are looking for something else to do. 

Have a great day. 

Love Miss Cooper xxxx

Literacy/ Phonics

Today I would like you to do some phonics work and I would like everyone to revise/ learn the split a-e digraph. Please watch this video, it takes you through a phonics lesson. It is about 20 minutes long but this is similar to what we would normally do in a phonics lesson in school. So worth the watch everyone!

After watching the video I would like you to use the pictures below to write the five split a-e words in your book.


Recognising 2D shapes

 Quick recap of 2D shapes today. 


1. Draw these shapes into your home learning book:






2. True or False


3. Answer this problem solving question:

Extra optional activity: Log on to Numbots and play for 5/10 minutes to help your number recall. 


Over the next couple weeks you will learn more about each country that is part of the United Kingdom.

 Please either keep 5 blank pages of your home learning book together or pull 5 pieces out ready to make your UK Fact File.


 To start your United Kingdom Fact Book I would like you to design the front cover. 

Things to include:

-Title: 'The United Kingdom'

-Union Jack flag

(Don't spend a long time designing your front cover as your main focus for today is England)


Today I would like you to focus on England. Read through the PowerPoint below and then on page 2 of your UK fact book write and draw some facts all about England. 

Things to research/ include:


Capital City

Draw the flag

National flower

National Symbol

UK Patron's Saints Day

Research key landmarks

Cultures/ traditions/ Festivals/ Celebrations (Sports, food, clothes)

Monday 8th June

Good morning everyone. 

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are ready for a new week of home learning. 

Today is World Oceans Day so some of your activities are linked to this important topic today. Can you remember the 5 oceans of the world? (We did learn about them but way back in January!) If you can't remember them maybe that's something you want to learn more about as your 3rd activity of the day.

It was lovely to talk to most of you last week. Don't worry if you missed my call I will try again this week. Remember it will come up on your phone as 'No Caller ID'.

Love, Miss Cooper xxxx


For World Oceans Day I would like you to watch the story 'Someone Swallowed Stanley'.

1. Before watching this story predict what you think is going to happen by looking at the front cover of the book. (Picture above) 

What can you see? Who is Stanley? Where is the setting of the story? 


Now follow the link below to watch the story...

 You can also go to the World Oceans Day website (link below) to see the author Sarah Roberts read the story. 

After watching the story please answer these questions in your home learning book.

2. What was Stanley?

3. Explain why the Whale, Seagulls and Turtle tried to eat Stanley?

4. What did the boy at the end of the story do with 'Stanley'?

5. After reading this book do you think you know what plastic pollution is?

6. How can we look after the environment and what can we do to stop plastic pollution?


Extra activity: Can you draw or make one of the characters.  


On Thursday you wrote a list of 3D shapes. Today I would like you to use that list of 3D shapes to find some objects in your house.

Here is the list from Thursday:




Triangular Prism




What did you find? Make a list or take a picture.

 Which 3D shape did you find the most/ least of?


I would also like you to log onto Numbots today. Please play for 5 or 10 minutes. How many points can you earn?

3rd Activity

For your 3rd activity for today I would like you to use this website or the document below to choose an activity of your choice to learn more about World Ocean Day.