Hello Year One!

Good Afternoon everyone,

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for continuing to take the time to send emails to me, I have enjoyed receiving all your messages and photograph. It looks like you have been doing fantastic things with your families at home. Lots of children have been completing home learning tasks that I have set, keep up the brilliant work!

Madeline, Elliot, Oliver Jones and Felicity have shared what they have been doing at home, have a look at the lovely photos

Stay safe and keep smiling,

Mrs Smith and Mrs Beddow

Home learning

Hi Year One,

Last week I spoke to your families on the telephone and they have told me how hard you are working at home, I’m so proud of you. It’s great to hear that you having fun with you families and that you are safe and well!

I am going to showcase your super work on our class blog so that we can celebrate and share the great learning projects you have been doing at home!

I have set fun learning tasks on Purple Mash that are available for you to access via Wonde. Keep up the fantastic work!

If you wish to send any more photographs or have any further questions about home learning please email postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk.

Happy Easter

Hi Year 1,

Happy Easter!

I hope you are all keeping well and safe during this strange time. Mrs Beddow and I are really missing you all. We hope you have a lovely time with your family this weekend and we hope the Easter bunny brings you lots of delicious surprises!

Love from

Mrs Smith x

World Book Day 2020

Year one have been looking at the story of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. We have listened to lots of different versions of the story by a variety of authors. On World Book Day 2020 Year one created a 3D story scene so that they could retell the story. Our challenge was to use materials of their choice to build a bridge for the goats to cross from the bare hillside to the sweet grass. Have a look at our fantastic creations!

Later on our Year five buddy class visited us and the Year one children retold the story to their Year five partners using their 3D story scenes.

‘Beat the Baggie bird’ penalty shoot out

Creating shapes

Year one are creating sequences using different body shapes. They have been practising created shapes and different heights. They have been very thoughtful about the way they move between shapes to create a flowing sequence on the mats.

Marvellous Materials

Year one have been investigated everyday objects to see what materials they are made from. They catergorised a variety of objects into groups according to what material they were made from. Year one found out that some objects were not straight forward and were made from several materials.


We also discussed how objects are made from a particular material to suit their purpose. We talked about why spoons are made from metal or plastic and not paper or fabric.


Toys Workshop

Year one had a wonderful hands-on experience learning about old toys when Cannock Chase Museum came to visit.

They explored Victorian toys and compared them to toys made today. They compared old and modern toy materials and the differences in how and where they were made.

They particularly enjoyed being able to try out some Victorian style games and toys such as hop skotch, Diablos and yo-yos.

The children finished the morning by learning a dance called ‘March of the Toys’. They pretended to be a Jack in the box, string puppets and clock work robots.

Where is my Teddy?

During Woodlanders this week Year one we’re very shocked to find a massive teddy hiding in the woods!

Then Year one thought of lots of fantastic adjectives to describe the teddy.

Then the children were challenged to create their own teddy pictures out of the Autumnal materials they found in the woods. They did a fantastic job!