Learning, loving and growing; together as God's children

Welcome Message

Class Teacher- Miss R Dunbar

Supported by- Mrs H Keegan and Miss E Schofield 


Friday 22nd May 2020

Hello to all of our lovely families, 

I hope you are all well. Thank you for all of the amazing home learning I have received, this week. It really has put a smile on my face. As next week is half term, I have not completed a 'Weekly plan'. However, I have put together some fun, family friendly ideas (please see, below). Don't forget to  Tweet or send your photographs and videos to 'KS1homelearning@ststephensceprimary.co.uk' and write 'Miss Dunbar' in the subject box. I'd love to see what you have been up to.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Miss Dunbar x

Week 5

Our Good Learners this week are...

Click here for this week's home learning ideas. All additional resources are, below. 

 English - book review (yr 1).pdfDownload
 History - Sir Francis Drake.pptDownload
 History - Timeline of sea explorers.docxDownload
 Maths - Monday (yr 1).docxDownload
 Maths - Number Bond Challenge (yr1).pngDownload
 Maths - Thursday (yr 1).docxDownload
 Maths - Tuesday (yr 1).pngDownload
 Maths - Wednesday (yr 1).pngDownload
 Music - Bobby Shafto lyrics.JPGDownload
 PE - Jumping.pptDownload
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Week 4

Our Good Learners this week are...

Click here for this week's home learning ideas. All additional resources are, below. 

 Art - My Ship.docxDownload
 English- Monday.pngDownload
 English- Tuesday.pdfDownload
 English- Wednesday.pngDownload
 History - Ellen MacArthur.pptDownload
 History - Timeline of sea explorers.docxDownload
 Maths- Monday.pngDownload
 Maths- Tuesday.pngDownload
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Friday 8th May 2020

Our Good Learners this week are...

Well done and thank you. You are AMAZING!

Week 3

Click here for this week's home learning ideas. All additional resources are, below. 

 Be a Safe Bike Driver.jpgDownload
 Bobby Shafto lyrics.pdfDownload
 Captain Cook.pptDownload
 Changing Gears.pptDownload
 Picture of the lily.docxDownload
 Timeline of significant sea explorers.docxDownload
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Friday 1st May 2020

Our 'Good Learner' this week is...

Well done, you are AMAZING!

Week 2

Monday 27th April 2020

Click here for this week's home learning ideas. All additional resources are, below. 

 Jacob's Dream.docxDownload
 PE Boing Lesson.pptxDownload
 Sketch Sheet.pdfDownload
 What is a Significant Person.pptDownload
 Why am I significant.pdfDownload
 Word of the day - Dense.pdfDownload
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Friday 24th April 2020

Our Key Stage One Good Learners, this week are...

Well done and thank you for all of your hard work, this week. We have loved looking through your amazing learning. 

Week 1



 All About Marco Polo.pptxDownload
 Capital letters and full stops.pngDownload
 His Journey.pdfDownload
 Make a Fact File.pdfDownload
 Pirate ships PP.pptDownload
 The Curse of the Black Shell.pdfDownload
 Word of the day - Shanties.pdfDownload
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Monster Phonics have launched a new Home Learning section on their website. This provides daily Term 3 phonics activities for each year group to make home learning easy. There is also a getting started guide for parents which explains how the programme works.


Username: parents   Password: homelearning 

Click here for Twinkl.

Click here for '100 Things To Do Indoors'

  • Click here for some fun maths learning ideas. 
  • Click here for Top Marks.
  • Click here for Prodigy (Your child's password is in their Reading Diary).
  • Click here for Purple Mash (Your child's password is in their Reading Diary). We will continue to set 'To Dos' for the children to complete.
  • Click here for Number Blocks.
  • Click here for some great maths lessons and resources from White Rose Maths.
  • Click here to see our Maths Key Instant Recall Facts.
  • Click here for access to free eBooks on Oxford Owls.
  • Click here for a copy of the Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception Words.

Thursday 19th March 2020

Today, we each planted a seed as part of the 'Innocent Big Grow'. The children will bring their seed home with them.  You need to take care of your seed and help it to grow. Your have been given diary to complete every Monday.  When your seed begins to grow you can measure it and add this information to your diary. Take photographs of you and your growing seed and tweet them to @St.Stephen's_Bury 

Good Luck.

Thursday 12th March 2020

Our English text this half term is Hansel and Gretel. Today we baked our very own bread to help Hansel and Gretel find their way home. It was delicious!

Monday 9th March 2020

As part of our Science learning we have been exploring using our senses. Today we used our super senses to solve a problem. 

Thursday 5th March 2020

As part of our English learning we have been learning about fire safety. Yesterday we made posters to send to Hansel and Gretel so that they could be safe around their fire. Today we used a flint to safely light and extinguish a fire, which obviously meant... toasted marshmallows-yum!

Wednesday 27th February 2020

This half term in Science we are learning about 'Animals Including Humans'. Today we played 'Body Bingo' and labelled our friends.

Tuesday 25th February 

Today we celebrated, Shrove Tuesday. We made delicious pancakes and wrote recipes. If you'd like to make delicious pancakes too, just let us know. 

Friday 14th February 2020

Our super gymnasts this week are...

Monday 10th February 2020

Our Golden Jumper winner this week is...

Monday 27th January 2020

Today we were lucky enough to take Forest School over to Elton Reservoir. Head over to our Forest School page to find more photographs and information. 

Friday 24th January 2020

Thank you SO much for your kind donations. The grand total we raised will be announced on the school Twitter. 

Friday 24th January 2020

Today we celebrated Chinese New Year. We made rats and Chinese flags, we listened to Chinese music and then tried lots of new Chinese food.

A big thank you to all of our amazing families for the delicious donations. 

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Today we started our Chinese New Year celebrations. We made our very own vegetable stir fry. We are currently creating our very own recipe book of delicious dishes. 

Monday 20th January 2020

Our woodland animals

As part of our new topic 'Enchanted Woodland' we used clay to create our very own hedgehog. 

Monday 20th January 2020

Have a look on the Forest School page to find out what we have been up to this week.

Monday 20th January 2020

This morning we had some VERY exciting visitors in Year 1. The children enjoyed learning all about the different animals and are looking forward to creating a fact file about their favourite animal.

Friday 17th January 2020

Our super gymnasts this week are...

Thursday 16th January 2020

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Today we were lucky enough to visit Pizza Express in Bury. We became 'pizzaiolos'! We washed our hands, put on our new uniform and made our very own pizzas. We cant wait to share them with our families. 

This half term we will be going to Forest school- YAY!

Click here to follow our Forest School adventures on our Forest School page. 

Monday 13th January 2020

Our golden jumper winner is...

Friday 10th January 2020

We have started to have gymnastics sessions Mrs Cooper. She is already very impressed with our skills. Here are our 'Stars of the Week'.

Thursday 19th December 2019

This morning we had a VERY exciting visitor! Miss Dunbar told him how amazing we are.

Can you believe we are already at the end of our first term in, Year 1? Have a wonderful Christmas break. 

Thank you for all of your support so far. We will look forward to seeing you in 2020!

Miss Dunbar, Mrs Keegan and Miss Schofield

Thank you for coming to see our Christmas Show. As I am sure you will all agree, the children were amazing. We are all so proud of them.

Well done and thank you, superstars!

Presenting our wonderful innkeepers...

Presenting our sparkly stars...

Monday 16th December 2019

Our Key Stage 1 Christmas Party is on Thursday.  Children are able to wear their own clothes but please make sure they are suitable for a day at school.

Thank you!

Well,we are nearly at the end of our first term in Year 1.  Time flies when you're having fun!  

Just a reminder that our Key Stage 1 Christmas show is on Tuesday 17th December and Wednesday 18th December.  Doors open at 2:15pm for a prompt start at 2:30pm.  No need for tickets, just come along and enjoy the show.

How wonderful are our Christmas cards? We used chalk and oil pastels to create our polar bears. We were very impressed with our finished masterpieces. 

We made salt dough Christmas decorations, which look amazing. We are now writing instructions so that Year 2 can make them too. 

Friday 6th December 2019

Some very mysterious things have been happening in and around Year 1. We have received a book advent, biscuit ingredients, Christmas decorations and kind messages. Have you any ideas who it could be?

Wednesday 4th December 2019

We went to Bury College to watch some of the students perform, 'Hansel and Gretel'. We thought they were VERY funny. 

Monday 2nd December 2019

Thank you for all of your kind donations. The children enjoyed gifting their Christmas decoration to a chosen friend and our Christmas tree looks wonderful!

Friday 29th November 2019

Thursday 21st November 2019

Engaging with our community 

Today we went for our regular Thursday lunch with the residents of Epworth Grange. Both the children and the residents are enjoying spending their lunch and time together. 

Wednesday 13th November 2019

Today we spent our afternoon being grateful for all of the kind people we have around us. We wrote special notes and made delicious biscuits to share.  

Friday 8th November 2019

Today we have been designing and making our very own sock puppets. We then wrote instructions so that our friends in other classes can make them too. 

Thursday 7th November 2019

Today we started our visits to Epworth Grange. We enjoyed lunch with the residents and made lots of new friendships. We can't wait for our next visit.

Today we had Class Worship with, Kathy. We learnt all about our new Christian Value-Trust.

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Tomorrow (Wednesday 6th November) is Parent and Teacher Consultation Evening. If you have not received an appointment and would like to see me, please return your slip or speak to me, as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Miss Dunbar 

Our Golden Jumper winner this week is...

Monday 4th November 2019

Today we have been learning about Remembrance Day, why it is so important and why we wear poppies. We created some beautiful poppy fields using paint. 

Friday 1st November 2019

This week we have been using paper mache to create something VERY exciting. Watch this 'space'...

Thursday 10th October 2019

Thank you to Miss Murray and the lovely ladies in the kitchen for our wonderful Teddy Bear Picnic. 

Wednesday 9th December 2019

We have been designing a coat for our friend, Beegu. Today, we have been testing which materials are waterproof. 

Monday 30th September 2019

Our golden jumper winner this week is...

Friday 27th September 2019

Tuesday 24th September 2019

Our 'Stars of the Week' have been impressing Mr Cooper with their ball control and listening skills. 

Monday 23rd September 2019

Our golden jumper winner this week is...

Monday 16th September 

Our golden jumper winner is...

Monday 16th September 2019

Thank you for all of your kind donations of food. We enjoyed tasting different foods that are harvested all around the world. We plotted them on our world map. 

Friday 13th September 2019

Today we have been using salt dough to create a friend for Beegu. 

Tuesday 10th September 2019

This week during our marvelous maths learning we are looking at 1 more than and 1 less than. The children have been using their counting skills and number tracks to support their learning. 

Tuesday 10th September 2019

Year 1 enjoyed their second session of football with Mr Cooper and Miss Dunbar. The children wowed their teachers with their control, listening skills and growth mindset. We definitely have some future footballers in Year 1. 

Monday 9th September 2019

Our first golden jumper winner is...

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Miss Dunbar, Mrs Keegan and Miss Schofield spotted something VERY mysterious in the sky. Have you any ideas about what it could be?