Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Believe, enjoy, achieve.

Klee Class: Year 1

Enjoy the Easter Break!

Please note: During the Easter break staff will not be uploading home learning activities onto the class pages. We have added a page of Easter activities that you can complete over the holiday if you wish (Easter Activity Page) but remember to spend time together as a family over the next two weeks and use them as if this was a normal school holiday.

Staff may also be a little slower replying to messages on class dojo however school is still open for children of key workers so if you have something urgent you need to speak to a member of staff about please contact school on 01924 325300 or via email.

Working from home.

Here you will find lots of helpful resources for working at home.

1. A daily timetable:

How you structure the day is up to you however we would suggest for the children in year 1 to complete lots of short activities throughout the day (no longer than 30 minutes). You might want to try and include some of the following everyday:

2. Maths Work

3. English Work

4. Phonics

Phonics play have provided full access to all families to support learning from home. You will need the following details:


Username: march20

Password: home


Also really popular with the children are the Mr Thorne Does Phonics videos featuring Geraldine the Giraffe: https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris/videos


If you are in Miss Leemings group then you need to work on Phase 2.

If you are in Mr Waltham's and Mrs Ramsden's group then you need to practise Phase 3 and 4 and move onto phase 5.

If you are in Mrs Bradford's or Mrs Scott's group practise the Phase 5 sounds and read as many words as you can.


Below you will find a sound mat showing the different sounds learnt in each phase. If you want more information I have also provided a free download from www.focusonphonics.co.uk.

5. Topic Homework: Pirates

6. Useful Websites and Links

Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (username: march20, Password: home)

Mr Thorne Does Phonics (featuring Geraldine the Giraffe): https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris/videos

P.E. with Joe: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos

Go Noodle:  https://www.gonoodle.com/

Cosmic Kids Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Numbots: https://play.numbots.com/#/intro (please contact Mr Waltham on the class dojo app if you need your username and password)

KS1 BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

Headspace for Kids: https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids

Calm: https://www.calm.com

Studio Code: https://code.org/student/elementary (scroll down and click on the courses to learn how to code)

Dance Mat Typing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

Beat Goes On: https://www.youtube.com/user/OllieTunmer (body percussion activities)

Finally. Here is a helpful guide for explaining the Coronavirus to younger children:

Welcome to Klee Class. We are Year 1!


Our teacher is Mr Waltham and our teaching assistant is Miss Leeming. For part of the year, we will be taught by Miss Bowes too. 

Mrs Mohamed and Mr Caddick teach us RE and PE on a Thursday afternoon.

We all believe in enjoying our learning and working together to be the best that we can be.




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During the next term our topic is, Pirates of the Caribbean.

Over the holidays a band of Pirates tried to destroy our classrooms, but thankfully our return to school interrupted them. During the term we will read Pirate stories and write about them, we will research famous pirates, we will make maps and we will set sail for the Caribbean, where we will compare the UK to a different country. We will sing pirate songs, make pirate music, draw and paint pirates and Caribbean landscapes and even create our own money!

We are going to be very busy!’

Key Information for Key Stage One ...

PE Days

We have PE on Thursday. Your child will need navy shorts and white t-shirt or leotard. For outdoor PE your child should have some suitable footwear such as trainers on this day. No jewellery, including earrings, is permitted for PE. Children need to remove these or cover them with tape. We also require that long hair is tied up for these lessons.

Home Reading and Homework

It is vitally important that your child reads at home regularly and learns to love reading. We believe that this is essential for your child to understand and access all other subjects.  Please return book bags and home reading books daily for changing. Children will change these books by themselves to encourage independence however they will be monitored to ensure their reading books are pitched at the correct level. We would like you to hear your child read at least 3 times a week. Your child will receive homework on Fridays and we would like it to be returned on Wednesdays.

Water Bottles

We would encourage your child to bring a labelled water bottle to school, so that they can keep hydrated throughout the day. We ask that pencil cases and toys not be brought into school. Finally, please ensure that all jumpers and cardigans have names in.

Pencil cases and toys are not permitted in Years 1 and 2 and should not be brought into school. Neither should any other personal belongings unless when agreed beforehand.

Outdoor learning

We are very excited to now have our Years 1 and 2 classes located at the bottom end of school. This means that we will have easy access to outdoor learning opportunities. We will be looking to take advantage of this as much as possible. Therefore, please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor activities such as coats and hats when cold and sun cream in the summer months.