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Overthorpe CofE Academy

Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Believe, enjoy, achieve.

Klee Class: Year 1

Welcome to Summer in Klee Class!

There will be a separate theme each week for this half term.


Week 7 Beginning 13th July

Hello everyone,

It is our final week of the school year, and what a strange year it has been.

Thank you for all your hard work at home during the last few weeks.

This week’s theme is Safety.

As we come out of lockdown make sure you continue to keep safe wherever you are.

Enjoy the 7 weeks before school begins again. Remember after this week you are on holiday from school!

Start looking at this website and the Dojo App at the end of August for new school information.

Challenge 1 Resources:

Challenge 2 Resources:

Challenge 3 Resources:

Challenge 4 Resources:

Challenge 5 Resources:

Extra Activities:


The Wandle English Hub are posting new phonics videos at 10:30am every day: https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/year-1 

Why not recap some of the sounds we have already learnt this year? https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/reception


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

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.

 Useful Websites and Links



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

Numberblocks: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks


English / Reading / Phonics

English Hub Phonics: https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/year-1

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

Vooks: https://www.vooks.com/. You can sign up for a whole year free as a homeschool educator here: https://www.vooks.com/teacher-appreciation



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

Go Noodle:  https://www.gonoodle.com/

Jump Start Jonny: https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/free-stuff and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8PDFwCV0HHcl08-1SzdiBw/videos

NHS Disney Shake ups: https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups


Creative / Topic

VARIOUS - Starcatchers Activity Cards: https://www.starcatchers.org.uk/wee-inspirations/

SCIENCE - National Space Centre: https://www.youtube.com/user/NSpaceCentre/videos

ART / DT - Create your own books: https://artlabworkshops.wixsite.com/artlab/

ART - Cartoon Museum: https://www.cartoonmuseum.org/learning-resources

ART - Access Art: https://www.accessart.org.uk/art-resources-for-home/

ART - Blinged Up Playdough: http://www.louisapenfold.com/kids-art-projects-blinged-up-play-dough-recipe/

MUSIC - BBC Ten Pieces: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-at-home/zjy3382

MUSIC - Sing Up: Singing at Home www.singup.org

MUSIC - Beat Goes On: https://www.youtube.com/user/OllieTunmer

COMPUTING - Code with Carl: Youtube: Code with Carl.

COMPUTING - Scratch: https://scratch.mit.edu/

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

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


Outdoor Learning Ideas

S2R 50 Days Nature Challenge: https://www.s2r.org.uk/50-days-nature-challenge


Quiet time / Calm time / Emotional Wellbeing

Slumberkins: https://slumberkins.com/pages/slumberkins-school

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

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

Calm: https://www.calm.com


General links

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

Yorkshire Days In: https://www.yorkshire.com/inspiration/yorkshire-days-in Welcome to Yorkshire have produced a useful 'Days in' guide with lots of activities to try.

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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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.