1 Beech

Merit Assemblies

Merit Assembly 1 Friday 1st May

Merit Assembly 2 Friday 8th May

Merit Assembly 3 Friday 15th May

Merit Assembly 4 Friday 22nd May

Friday 22nd May 2020

Good morning you little treasures,

I hope you are all looking after yourself and being good for your grown-ups.

Here are some of your pictures 

Freddie, it’s great to see your smiley face. You look like you are having lots of fun with your mum.

Thank you for all your photographs Sebastian. I enjoyed reading your work and seeing that big smile on your face.


Your challenge for today:

  1.  Geography – Friday 22nd May 2020 01OddizziUrbanandRuralSortingActivity
  2. Science – watch this video about light.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z3mb9qt                   Can you read the cards and sort them into day and night sections. Can you make your own shadow puppet theatre?
  3. Day and Night Sorting Activity Image and Word Cards
    Day and Night Sorting Activity Posters


Next week school will be closed for half term and therefore I will not be back on the website until Monday 1st June. During this time I would like you to take lots of exercise and have as much fun as you can. When I come back on the 1st June I want to see lots of photos of your smiley faces. Maybe you could keep a diary to let me know what you have been doing every day.

Parents, as you are aware school will be reopening to Year 1 children and Mrs Tolson is in the process of sending you a letter to inform you of what will be happening. The letter will explain all the safety measures that we have taken and will continue to take. I understand this is a very worrying time but I just want to reassure you that I will keep your children safe when they return.

Have a great week and I am missing you all so much!

Miss Crompton


Thursday 21st May 2020

Good morning 1 Beech,

How are you?

What a lovely day it was yesterday. I took Pixie to the park and she plopped right into the pond!


Here are some of your photographs

Charlotte, it looks like you had a fabulous time at the park. Those little ducklings are so cute! Thank you for sending me your pictures.


Boys and girls, it is so important to have fun at home and take part in exercise. It will help to keep our bodies and our brains healthy. Next week during our half term I want to see lots of pictures of you having fun.


David, well done for competing your R.E work. I have noticed  over the past week that you have been trying so hard with your punctuation. Well done!

Fantastic R.E work Larissa. I really enjoyed reading your prayer. Well done!

It has been very hard choosing my star of the week this week because you are all making me so proud to be your teacher. Please don’t be upset if you haven’t be chosen. You just keep trying your best like you are already doing. I wish I could give your grown-ups  a star of the week certificate too! Maybe you could make them one?


Your challenge for today:


Sending lots of big smiles and virtual hugs!

Miss Crompton


PS – a secret detective has posted this on our class page…

We have a very exciting art competition which you can enter as part of the Catholic Schools Partnership. If you feel the need to communicate through art then this is definitely for you!

‘Every child is an artist’

Pablo Picasso


Wednesday 20th May 2020

Good morning you wonderful people,

How are you feeling? I went for a massive walk yesterday. I was walking for 2 hours!

Do you know how many minutes are in one hour? How many minutes was I walking for?


Here are some of your photographs

Wow Larissa! You have been busy. I really enjoyed reading your prediction. Well done!


Here is our new story. Were your predictions correct?

Your challenges for today:

  1. Wednesday 20th May 2020 RE
  2. Don’t forget to follow ‘Letters and Sounds for home and school – Year 1’ live Phonics lessons on Youtube. This is the scheme that we follow in school.


Have a wonderful day and I will be back tomorrow looking forward to seeing all your smiley faces.

Miss Crompton


Tuesday 19th May 2020

Good morning boys and girls,

How are you?

First of all I want to say a massive well done to Charlotte! Charlotte was our star of the week for making an amazing book in a box. You will receive a prize from Mrs Donnelly for your hard work and creativity.

Here are some of your pictures

Wow Alexandra! I like your flower bracelet and I also enjoyed reading your Geography work about your home. My favorite room is my bedroom too because I just love sleeping!

It’s great to see your smiley face Artur. I have replied to your email 🙂

Well done Bailey. I can tell you are trying your best at home. I really enjoyed reading about your home. It had some great adjectives. Well done!

Wow David! Your bracelet is so pretty and colourful. I also enjoyed reading your prediction and your wonderful adjectives about your home. Well done!

Well done Sebastian. Great spelling. I am impressed!


Here is your challenge for today:

  1. Tuesday 19th May 2020 RE
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPW-ZkhRUPY
  3. Tuesday 19th May phonic challenge

Also Mrs Page has kindly added this to our class page if you would like to take part.

Click here to find out more!


Have a wonderful day and I am so excited to see you soon!

Miss Crompton


Monday 18th May 2020

Good morning children,

I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend. I went on a lovely, peaceful walk and guess what? I saw Wanessa!

Here is your Monday morning worship with Mrs Tolson

Here are some of your photographs

Great work Bianka! I also enjoyed reading your Geography work about your house. You had some fantastic adjectives in there. Well done.

Lily-Mae, fantastic hand writing practice! I do enjoy seeing your pictures and videos.

Your challenges for today:

  1. English Monday 18th May

2. Spelling Challenge 18th May 

Can you put those words in your own sentence?

3. Maths – Watch the videos on                  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

and then complete the sheets below.

Lesson-1 Monday 18th May 2020
Lesson-2 Tuesday 19th May-Measure-length-1-2019
Lesson-3 Wednesday May 20th-Measure-length-2-2019
Lesson-4 Thursday May 21st-Introduce-weight-and-mass-2019


Have a lovely day.

Miss Crompton

PS – Star of the week – Don’t forget to send me your photograph 🙂


Friday 15th May 2020

Good morning boys and girls,

How are you?

I am feeling loved today. Lily-Mae sent me a lovely video that made me smile. Thank you Lily-Mae. Don’t forget children that we are all still part of the St Columba’s family even though we can not be together just yet.

Here are some of your photographs

Charlotte I love your book in a box. Well done!

Well done Lily-Mae great pencil control and handwriting practice.

Fantastic work Sebastian. I like your dog picture. It looks a little bit like my dog Pixie.

Boys and girls please don’t forget to send me a picture of you every week. Even if you have taken a break from working so hard. I still want to see your face and know all about what you have been up to 🙂

Welcome to my toy shop… I didn’t forget to post my video as promised 🙂

Toy shop video

counting on


Your challenge for today:

  1. Friday – Topic – Geography

2. 06OddizziHousesandHomes


Can you name the flowers that you are attaching? Can you draw a flower and label the roots, stem, leaves and petals?

Have a brilliant weekend and I will be back on Monday.

Missing you lots!

Miss Crompton


Thursday 14th May 2020

Good morning children,

How are you feeling today?

Well done to David who was our star of the week for excellent Phonics work.

I wonder who will be the star this week. Will it be you?

Here are some of your photographs

Amazing! All this hard work makes me so happy.


Your challenge for today:

1. Thursday – Topic

2. Set up your own toy shop at home. Give each item a price. See if a member of your family will come to your toy shop. Can you work out the sums? How much change will they receive?

Keep the prices of your items below 99 pence as the cross over between 1 pound will just become confusing. I wonder if you could take a video. I will post my video tomorrow 🙂

Here is a website for you with games on about hygiene and keeping clean.



Have a fantastic day.

Love from Miss Crompton


Wednesday 13th May 2020

Good morning 1 Beech,

How are you?

Here are some of your photographs

Well done Alexandra, Charlotte and David. It’s great to see you working so hard at home.

Your challenge for today:

  1. Wednesday RE
  2. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm Play some games on the Phonics play website. Click free access.
  3. Spelling Shed – Well done to those children that have been completing tasks on there.


Have a lovely day.

Miss Crompton


Hello 1 Beech,

One of our parents has nominated our school to win £5000 worth of Book tokens for our school library. All you have to do is ask the adults in your house to click on the link and fill in the nominate section. Get them to tell other members of your family and friends so we have a bigger chance of winning!


Thank you, Love Mrs Donnelly and Mrs Page xxx

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Good morning boys and girls,

How are you feeling? I am feeling cheerful this morning. I even sent Miss Swift a video of me singing.

I wonder if you can sing this song for your grown-ups.

Here are some of your pictures. They make me so happy! Even though we can’t be together it is great that we can still communicate 🙂

Artur I love your NHS fact poster. It’s amazing! I bet that was a nice surprise for you to see Nikola the other day.

Fantastic work Bailey! I can tell you are working very hard at home. Have you been helping your mum and dad at home with the jobs?

Charlotte that is a very pretty dress. Great work. I love your butterfly.

WOW Freddie look at your work. This is amazing! You are such a clever boy.

Saffa, I am so happy to see your face. Well done for completing your work and thank you for sending me your pictures. How are your family?

Wow Sebastian, you have been busy! Well done.

Challenge for today:

Tuesday 12th May 2020 R.E

Can you read the tricky words?

Don’t forget to login to Spelling Shed and TT Rockstars and complete your tasks. I am going to be login on today to find out who has been using it :).

Have a brilliant day.

Miss Crompton



Monday 11th May 2020

Good morning 1 Beech,

Click on the video below to join Mrs Tolson for our Monday morning worship.

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. I have been super busy in my garden again and enjoying the VE Day celebrations. Here is a picture of my afternoon tea.

Did you celebrate VE Day?

I have put together a timetable of the work that I will be posting on the website. Please try your best to complete these priority tasks. Any other tasks that are put on the website are optional.


Parents, you may also notice that some of the tasks have something called a ‘chili challenge’ at the top. If you see one chili that means that the task is mild, two chilis means it is spicy and three chilis means it is very hot. The task with three chilis  is the hardest. This is just a way for the teachers to ensure that your child is getting the correct task for the level that they are working at. Please choose the most suitable task for them based on our previous discussions.

Your challenges for today:

  1. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/ – Here is your Maths tasks for this week. The website may look a little bit different to what it has before. The website is now only showing videos and not the tasks. St Columba’s has subscribed to get the tasks and I will add them onto our class page. Please find them below. Click on the bottom left hand corner of each task to get more tasks.
  2. Here are the tasks.Maths 1
    Maths 2
    Maths 3
    Maths 4

2. Your English task is to watch this short video clip and answer the following questions. Please write your answers down on your paper and check your steps to success.

1 chili – What movie is this?

Name some of the characters in this movie?

Who is your favorite character and why?


2. chili’s – How would you describe Woody?

What materials is Forky made out of and why?

What do you know about this movie?


3. chili’s 

What would happen if Woody could not open the bag?

Who does Forky belong to?

How would you keep Forky safe?

How would you summarise this movie to your friends?


Steps to success 

I have used a capital letter after the question mark and to start my sentence.

I have used finger spaces consistently.

I have used a full stop.

I have used the word because.


3. Spelling challenge.



Have a nice day.

Miss Crompton

PS – Star of the week – Don’t forget to have your photograph taken with your certificate 🙂


Friday 8th May 2020

Good morning,

How are you? I am delighted with all your lovely emails and pictures. Thank you 🙂

Here are some of your pictures

Fantastic Maths work Bianka!

Well done Charlotte. Hopefully I will see you from a distance next week 🙂 I have replied to your mum’s email about the work pack.

Well done Larissa! Fantastic work. How is your dad?

Lily-Mae, I am so happy to see your face! Well done for completing your handwriting. You are amazing! I have replied to your mum’s email about the work pack and I will hopefully see you soon, from a distance.

Maja, it is lovely to see your smiling face! This makes me happy 🙂 Well done for completing your work.

Nikola, it is lovely to see you! This makes me happy 🙂 Well done for completing your work.

Great work Sebastian!

I have had a couple of emails from parents asking for additional work packs. Thank you for your emails. I will be preparing the work packs on Tuesday. Please let me know in advance if you would like one so I know how many to make. Then we can give you a time to either collect them or we can arrange for them to be delivered.

Today it is VE Day! How will you celebrate?

Here are some things you could do for VE Day.


Challenge: Can you name some countries that are in Europe?

Please find attached an additional sheet to add full stops and capital letters. Get our your magnifying glasses and don’t get tricked!

full stops and capital letters

(If you click on the bottom left hand corner that will take you to more sheets)

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Crompton


Thursday 7th May 2020

Good morning,

How are you?

Here are some of your pictures. I am so proud of all your hard work.



You have two challenges for today

1.Thursday 7th May 2020 R.E

2. Poem

Listen carefully to the poem and tell me what rhymes with lunch, toast, bread and fries?


Have a lovely day.

Missing you all lots!

Miss Crompton


Wednesday 6th May 2020

Good morning,

How are you all?

Here are some of your pictures

Charlotte has been practicing her Maths and Handwriting. It’s lovely to see your picture 🙂 Well done Charlotte!

Sebastian you have been busy and that picture is cute! Remember cute has a tricky spelling. It has the split vowel digraph u-e but it sounds like a ‘you’ and its the same with ‘cube’ but for a word like ‘clue’ the u-e sound remains the same. Great work! I also liked your little picture in the corner 🙂

Your challenge for today:


L.I I can put up to five objects in chronological order

L.I I can ask and answer questions about old and new objects

L.I I can give examples of things that are different in my life from that of my grandparents when they were young.




Look at how toys have changed over 100 years

Can you complete the timeline?

toys-timeline Wednesday 6th may 2020


I am going into school today to look after some of the children.

Have a lovely day and I will be back tomorrow.

Miss Crompton


Tuesday 5th May 2020

Good morning boys and girls,

How are you?

I am feeling quite energetic today so I think I might go on a bike ride.


Thank you to Sebastian and David for sending me their photographs of the work that they have been doing.

Sebastian, fantastic spellings. Well done!

David, great Phonics work. Well done!


Your challenge for today:

Your challenge for today is to complete the Maths tasks that are set  on  the White Rose Maths Hub website.

Look for Summer 1, week 3, (W/C 4th May).



Also here are some quiz questions:

  1. How many days are in a week?
  2. How many hours are in  a day?
  3. What is the biggest number on  a clock?
  4. How many toes do you have?
  5. How many fingers do three people have?


Have a nice day.

Miss Crompton


4th May 2020

Good morning,

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Please find attached our Monday morning worship from Mrs Tolson.

This weekend has been a busy weekend for me. I have been in our mini digger in my garden.

What have you been doing?


Thank you to David and Bailey for sending me some photographs.


David, well done for having a go at the Phonics tasks. I wonder if you can be the teacher and try to trick somebody in your family.


Bailey, well done for completing all your tasks. I enjoyed reading your story and it’s very neat.


Please find attached this weeks spelling challenge.

Spelling Challenge Week 2


Your writing task for this week 

I would like you to create a poster with written facts on  about the NHS. In school we would like to make a new display with all your wonderful pieces of work on. Don’t forget it needs to be your best piece of work. This piece of work is due in on Monday 11th May, after the bank holiday weekend.

Here are some questions to consider when writing your facts.

Who are the NHS?

What do they do?

What does NHS stand for?

What do you do on a Thursday at 8pm? Why?

How many years have we had the NHS?

What year was the NHS founded?

Please find attached an exmaple WAGOLL and steps to success.



Mrs Donnelly has also kindly added a reading competition. How exciting is this!



Email your entries to: admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk by Friday 15th May.

Remember-you’ve got to be in it to win it!







Have a fantastic day and I will be back again tomorrow morning.

Miss Crompton


Friday 1st May 2020

Good afternoon boys and girls,

I can’t believe it’s the 1st of May today! Lets hope we have some better weather for May.

Last week I chose Bianka  for my STAR OF THE WEEK for always completing her work.  Well done Bianka!

I wonder who will be this weeks super star. Will it be you?


Here are some of your pictures and the things you have been doing.

Fantastic story Bianka. I enjoyed reading that 🙂

Well done David. It looks like you have been keeping busy at home.  I enjoyed reading your Topic work. My parents also used to love spinning tops!

Freddie I love your NHS picture but PLEASE can you write me some instructions to tell me how to make flapjack. It looks so scrumptious! How is Gizmo?

Larissa this piece of work is amazinggggggg! I really enjoyed reading it because it reminded me of when our dinosaur egg hatched in class.

    Great Topic work Sebastian. I wonder if you can write about your favorite toy.

Nikola has been doing lots of Maths work again. Well done Nikola! Maybe you could write a story about your kittens?


The other day I phoned my Nana to ask her what type of toys she used to play with when she was younger. She told me she used to make things out of match sticks!

Then I had an idea… If you have any cardboard boxes at home you could have a try at making something. Here are a few ideas.

I wonder what you will make.



I have attached a couple of ways you can spell practically with your child.

practical phonics activities

Here is a video for how to pronounce the sounds.

Can you sing this song for your grown-ups?

I have also attached a few short videos of me showing ways to practice Phonics sounds

Phonics 1

Phonics 2

Phonics 3

Phonics 4

Please find attached some Phase 5 Phonics sounds spelling sheets.

a-e Spelling Activity
au Spelling Activity
aw Spelling Activity
ay Spelling Activity
ea Spelling Activity
e-e Spelling Activity
ew Spelling Activity
ey Spelling Activity
ie Spelling Activity
i-e Spelling Activity
ir Spelling Activity
oe Spelling Activity
o-e Spelling Activity
ou Spelling Activity
oy Spelling Activity
ph Spelling Activity
ue Spelling Activity

u-e Spelling Activity
wh Spelling Activity


Have a brilliant weekend and I will be back on Monday.

Miss Crompton


Thursday 30th April 2020

Good morning all,

I hope you have had a nice sleep. Please click on the link below to see my video.

Thursday video


1.What are the toys called?

2. What are they made from?

3. Did the adults in your family used to play with these toys when they were younger?


WOW look at all your work!

Alexandra you definitely deserved a treat after all that work. I enjoyed reading  your story. What a fantastic imagination you have. Well done!

Amazing work Nikola but next time please can we see your smiley face too 🙂

Sebastian just loves doing Maths. Well done!

Artur you have been busy. I enjoyed reading your best memories and your email. Did you watch Lego Movie 2? I also like to spend the entire day in my pajamas too!


Don’t forget to log into TT Rock Stars and Spelling Shed. Lots of challenges have been set on there for you. Your username and password should be glued in the front of your journal/diary. If you still can’t find this email me as I have them saved on my laptop.

A parent has requested more spellings on the questionnaire. You can use Spelling Shed or any of the Phonics websites. I will also post some more Phonics activities that you can do practically at home tomorrow.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm – Depending on your child’s Phonics score you should know which Phase they are working on.





Challenge for today

Thursday 30th April 2020 R.E


Have a great day and I will be back tomorrow with some Phonics activities.

Love from

Miss Crompton


Wednesday 29th April 2020

Good morning to the children and parents of 1 Beech,

How are you all feeling? It’s a cold day today. I walked Pixie around the block and I had to put my big coat on.  Pixie put her coat on too!

Speaking of pets… Freddie has just got a new kitten. How exciting is that! His name is Gizmo and he is 8 weeks old.


Well done Larissa for completing her spelling challenge. I am sure Mrs Page will be just as proud as I am!

Lucas has got a new book and when he completes the tasks he gets a golden sticker. Well done Lucas. It looks like your daddy is working hard too!


Charlotte has also been working hard at home. Well done Charlotte!

Here is a virtual sticker for all the children in 1 Beech and also your grown-ups! I am incredibly proud of all  your hard work and determination that you have put into working at home. So thank you and well done!

Challenge for today: 

I have added three differentiated sheets for our new Topic – Toys. Choose which sheet you think is at your child’s level. At the bottom of this picture, on the left hand side,  you can click on the rest of the pages.


toys 2

Once you have completed your work maybe you could watch watch a film about toys. I think I might watch Toy Story or Pinocchio. 

Remember it is very important to have fun too.

Thank you to those that have completed my questionnaire. I really appreciate your feedback as it helps me to plan future tasks.

Have a lovely day and enjoy your film. Don’t forget to tell me which film you chose!

Miss Crompton x



I have put this website link here for those struggling with change. Health and well-being is very important. If you require anything else you can either email me or write this anonymously in the questionnaire.


Tuesday 28th April 2020

Good morning,

How are you feeling today?

It’s wonderful to have received all your fantastic work. Well done and what a great job you and your families are doing at home.

Your challenge for today is on the White Rose Maths Hub website. Please copy and paste the link into your web browser and look for Summer term – Week 2 – Week beginning 27th April 


The website is really simple and easy to follow.  It has four lessons. If you have the time try to complete them all or you could spread them out over the week.

I have also made my own questionnaire. If you could kindly fill this in that would be great. It is anonymous.


Have a nice day.

Miss Crompton


Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning boys and girls,

How are you? I hope you have had a nice weekend with your families.

This week your writing task is to write a fiction story about this picture (please find it attached). Please use your planning questions and steps to success to ensure you have everything that you need in your story. This is due in on Friday 1st May.

KS1 Story Writing Task

Steps to success

WAGOLL Monday 27th April


You also have a spelling challenge that has been set by Mrs Page. Mrs Page is a Year 6 teacher and she is in charge of looking after all the English work in school.

Spelling Challenge


Well done and a big thank you to those that emailed me last week. To those that didn’t it is now an expectation that you email your class teacher at least once a week.


Mrs Wolanski emailed me to tell you guys that you can now join in with online singing lessons. How fantastic is that!

Virtual singing sessions – every day at 2pm with the Diocese’s brilliant singers!
Join in with energising vocal warm-ups, uplifting songs, fantastic musical activities and LOTS of fun, led by the Diocese’s expert vocal teachers. Monday to Fridays at 2pm, with weekly KS1 and KS2 sessions too.
Subscribe to our youtube channel at


Mrs Donnelly has kindly added our vitues and some activities that you can have a go at.

Reflecting on Virtues Activities

During these difficult times we find ourselves in, the Jubilee Centre for Virtues have created some excellent fun activities for our children to enjoy and think about how we can help ourselves and others. I have uploaded each activity which are linked to the following virtues:




Courage and Bravery

Compassion, Kindness and Gratitude



The Friendship activity is linked to Christmas however all you need to do is link it to what is happening to us all now during the pandemic. You could create a thank you card for all the key workers or your family.

You can also access them and print them off by clicking on the link below.



Have a lovely day and I will be back tomorrow.

I am missing you all lots and lots!

Miss Crompton x

Friday 24th April 2020

Good afternoon  1 Beech!

How are you feeling?

Ramadan Mubarak to both Saffa, Sulaiman and their families! I wonder if you could tell your friends in 1 Beech what this means.

Here is a picture of lots of memories we have made this year and all of the fun times we have had.

Your challenge for today:

Draw a picture of your best memories at school and discuss how those memories made you feel.


Please find attached a letter regarding Phonics. This is a fantastic opportunity. Please do take up this offer 🙂

Letter to parents & carers about online phonics lessons

Here is a website for additional reading

Big Cat Collins offering parents a free login. https://collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks
Free access to reading books on this temporary login

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.ukPassword: Parents20! 

and click Login. 


The BBC are carrying out daily lessons appropriate to the Year 1 curriculum.



Have a fantastic weekend. Make sure you have lots of fun and keep smiling.

Love from Miss Crompton x


Thursday 23rd April 2020

Good afternoon,

I have a huge smile on my face today. I hope you do too!

Here are some of the pictures and messages I have received from you.

I’m glad to see you have sorted your printing problem out David. If any other parents are worried that they don’t have a printer, please don’t worry your child can just copy their answers into their book or paper.

What a super smiley face Alexandra 🙂

Artur has sent lots of photographs today and even an email!

Good afternoon miss Crompton 

I missed my friends and you so much. I want to be at school already. Today a tooth fell out now I have just 9 teeth but my mum said that 3 are growing.
Each day I try doing homework sometimes Its perfect or I have to fix the problem. 
Have a great afternoon 😀 Artur

There has been a problem with my login this morning so I apoligise if I have missed anybody’s email or photographs but do resend them.


Challenge for today:

Today it is St George’s Day. Here are some website links.

Your task is to make something to resemble St George’s Day.

You might make a flag, a dragon, a shield. It’s your choice 🙂

Have a fun day!


Miss Crompton


Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Good afternoon,

How are you? It is amazing to have received so many emails this morning. I felt jubilant afterwards!

Here is the recipe if you would like to make Alexandra’s sweet pancakes.

Maybe you want to make Larissa’s cookies.

Or you might want to try Bianka’s  strawberry milkshake!

Lucas has been trying hard with his Maths. He says hi to everyone!

Sebastian has also been trying hard with completing all this Maths tasks.


Well done to you guys! Keep up the hard work.

You’ll never guess who this is………..


Challenge for today:

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 Topic


Have a fantastic day.

Love from Miss Crompton x


Tuesday 21st April 2020

Good afternoon,

I hope you are all feeling cheerful today 🙂

Here are your Maths tasks for this week. They are also due in on Friday 24th.

Tuesday 21st April 2020 maths task 1 (1)

Tuesday 21st April maths task 2

I will post your Topic task tomorrow.  On Thursday and Friday I will post  a couple of website links and other things that do not have a deadline. They will be for you to do at your own leisure. Each week it will be expected that you complete an English, Maths and Topic task. Please do not worry and try your best! If you have any problems please don’t hesitate to email me.

Have a nice day and enjoy the sunshine. What a fantastic April it has been with such gorgeous weather!

Miss Crompton x


Monday 20th April 2020

Good afternoon Year 1,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend enjoying the sun. I spent the weekend painting my garden wall and taking Pixie for  some nice, long walks. Pixie can be lazy sometimes. For most of the weekend she has been sleeping! I almost forgot, I also made a carrot cake but It didn’t look as good at Larissa’s cake!

I hope that you are all well rested and ready for a busy week with school work. It is now an expectation that you email your class teacher at least once a week. You must send completed work and a photograph of yourself in the email. I haven’t received any emails today 🙁 but I’m sure tomorrow will be a better day 🙂

This weeks English task is to write a set of instructions. Please click on the link below for all of the information. This is due in on Friday 24th April.

Monday English

You can also use the  White Rose Maths Hub website. It is a company that school uses to plan and teach Maths lessons in school and they have produced some home learning and daily plans. They should take no longer than 40 minutes per day- below is the link to the website and some screen shots to help you. Please click on the age group appropriate for your children. Each lesson has 3 parts- a teaching video, a downloadable and printable activity and the answers. The website is: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

I hope to receive lots of emails from you all tomorrow.

Have a wonderful evening.

Miss Crompton x


Friday 17th April 2020

Good morning,

How are you feeling today? I am feeling jolly  because you have sent me lots of fantastic work. WELL DONE!

Bailey has written a fantastic prediction. Well done Bailey! Unfortunately it is not Halloween but you are correct about the tricking part.

If you want to trick your friends and put an animal in your home here is what you need to do…

Don’t forget to send me your photographs 🙂

Bailey looks like he has been having lots of fun at home with his sister. It is lovely to see your smiley face 🙂

Bianka has been doing some cosmic kids yoga 🙂

Sebastian has been completing his Maths.  Well done Sebastian!


Challenge for today:

Friday Maths



Have a fantastic weekend and I will be back on Monday afternoon/evening.

Love from Miss Crompton


Wednesday 15th April 2020

Good morning,

I hope you are all feeling happy. I’m feeling very surprised today! Watch my video to find out why.

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My picture of the penguin and bear are portrait and my pictures of the lion are landscape. Why do people use portrait or landscape to take pictures?

Don’t forget to email the admin office to tell me what you think I should do with all these animals.



Well done to Bianka for answering yesterdays quiz questions and getting 5 out of 5! Superstar!


Also a massive well done to Larissa for using TT Rockstars as often as she can and for her beautiful, well written letter. Amazing work!


I’m going to go and do some yoga now. You should have a try too 🙂



Have a wonderful day.

Miss Crompton


Tuesday 14th April 2020

Good afternoon amazing humans!

How are you feeling? I hope you have all had a lovely Easter weekend.

I have been keeping busy over the weekend. I had a game of badminton in my garden, painted my nails and made a cake.

What have you been doing?

When I was eating my cake I could tell that Pixie wanted some because she kept looking at me! Pixie is not allowed cake so I showed her a picture of the time she had a cake for her friends birthday 🙂

Larissa has sent a picture of her birthday and the cake that she had. How fabulous does this look. She said her mum made it. Wow it looks delicious!

Sebastian has sent some pictures of him keeping busy at home too. What did you plant Sebastian?


Last night me and my family had an online quiz. Just as a little warm up here are 5 quiz questions for you.

  1. If you mix yellow and blue paint what colour does it turn into?

2.  How many months are in a year?

3. Name an instrument that starts with the letter ‘F’.

4.  What is the yellow part of an egg called?

5.  Name a vegetable that is orange.


I also have a funny joke to tell you. 

Knock Knock!
Who’s there?
Tommy who?

Tommy aches from eating too many Easter eggs 🙂


Did you get anything nice for Easter?

I received two beautiful cards from my Mum and Nana. My friend got me an Easter egg too.


Challenge for today:

Take two photographs. One needs to be landscape and one needs to be portrait. Just like mine above. This can be of anything of your choice.


Have a fantastic day.

Miss Crompton


Friday 10th April 2020

Good afternoon,

I hope you are all feeling cheerful and full of energy 🙂

I am feeling proud that I have managed to finish the jigsaw that I started last week. Hard work and determination does pay off!

Can you take 2 minutes quiet time to think of a time when you have had to try your best to complete something.

I’m here to wish you all a lovely Easter and I will speak to you all very soon.

Have a fantastic weekend.

Miss Crompton


Thursday  9th April 2020

Good afternoon,

First of all I want to say a massive Happy Birthday to Larissa!


How are you all?

Thank you to Alexandra for her funny hair photo and story. Well done!

Also a massive thank you to Charlotte and her mummy for working hard every single day! Well done 🙂

Challenge for today:  Log onto TT Rock Stars or Spelling Shed and complete the challenges on there.

I have just received my login for Spelling Shed and have set you all some tasks on there. Hopefully I have done it correctly as it was my first time doing that. Please let me know if there are any problems.

Here is a nice story that I have found 🙂 Look at the picture and I will read it to you.


Have a great day.

Miss Crompton


Wednesday 8th April 2020

Gooooooood morninggggggg!


Here is Miss Jackson from year 2 🙂

Don’t forget to send your pictures 🙂

Your challenge for today is to write a story about your crazy hair.

Don’t forget to plan it first. Who are the characters? What happens?  Have you added adjectives? Have you used capital letters, finger spaces and full stops? Have you used a question mark or an exclamation mark?

Have an awesome day!

Miss Crompton


Tuesday 7th April 2020

Good morning boys and girls,

How are you?  I have posted a video of me for you to click on below.


Here is a song for you to sing today. Keep shining like the superstar you are!

Thank you for all your wonderful pictures. I do love receiving them 🙂

Sebastian I love your new bedroom. It looks like your having lots of fun with your sister.

Did you enjoy watching Meg and Mog Charlotte? You look very happy 🙂

Artur has been reading a story about Palm Sunday with his mum. I wonder if you can do a video to tell your friends all about it.

Sebastian it’s great to see you! I hope you have settled into your new house and having lots of fun with your family.

Ruby-Rose has been enjoying her sisters birthday. I hope you all had a nice time  and it’s lovely to see your smiley face Ruby-Rose:)

Joe has been having lots of fun making flapjack and building models. After speaking to you on the phone Joe when I went shopping I had to buy some flapjack!

It’s great to see your smiley face Lucas! Lucas has been working hard at home and also making a rainbow picture to say thank you to all the key-workers. Has anybody else made a rainbow picture?


Friday’s challenge was to complete a piece of art to represent our third Station of the Cross – Jesus falls for the first time. This is an on-going challenge throughout the week so please try your best to complete it.

I am very impressed with Artur’s Lego art. Well done this is amazing!

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Challenge for today:

You have a Maths task to complete and a video to watch with questions to answer.

Tuesday Maths 1

  1. Where did Harry put the dinosaurs?
  2. Where did Harry take them?
  3. What happened when Harry went on the train with Nan?
  4. What did the T-Rex do when he saw Harry?
  5. Why did the author write Endosaurus?

Have a fantastic day and don’t forget to have lots of fun!

Miss Crompton


Sunday 5th April 2020

Good afternoon,

Today  it is Palm Sunday. What is Palm Sunday? Your challenge is to find out.

Here is a song for you to enjoy. Can you sing it to your grown-up?

Have a nice day.

Miss Crompton


Friday 3rd April 2020


Good evening,

I have had such a busy day today. It was great chatting to you on the phone and made me smile lots and lots 🙂 I will try to get in touch with those that didn’t answer again on Monday 🙂

I had an email from David today telling me that his favorite reptile is a crocodile. Well done David!

Next week is Holy Week and we will be looking at The Stations of the Cross. Each class has been given their own station and our station is station 3.

Jesus falls for the first time.

When I went to Malta on holiday  I was lucky enough to visit The Stations of the Cross. Here is a picture of our station. The writing is in a different language. It is written in Maltese. I had to walk for a long time to the top of a massive hill before I reached all of the stations. Do you know how many stations there are in total? Here is the view from the top of the hill where I could see ‘Ta Pinu Shrine’. That is the name of the church.


Challenge for today:

Design a piece of art for our station – Jesus falls for the first time.

This could be a drawing, painting, craft items or Lego. You can be as creative as you like 🙂


Have a fantastic weekend.

Miss Crompton


Thursday 2nd April 2020

Good afternoon,

Yesterday was such a busy day! I even saw Mr L! I challenged him to go in the football net and try to save my shots!  I managed to score 3 goals passed him :). We could only play a game that was 2m apart to keep ourselves safe. Mr L said he misses you all so much and can’t wait to see you all again when school opens.

It was really nice to speak to you on the phone today.

If I didn’t call you today then I will be giving you a call tomorrow. Make sure your not shy and being good for your grown-ups!


Here is a picture of me at home. I have been trying my best to complete a jigsaw but it is sooooooo hard! I know that if I keep trying that I will be able to do it. I need to remember to be patient and hardworking just like our virtue be wise.

I can see that you are being wise and I am so proud of all your hard work that you have been doing at home. Here are some photos 🙂

I would also like to thank David and Alexandra for completing their prayers. It is important that we remember to pray during this time.

Challenge for today:

Watch the video of the reptiles. Then write a fact file about your favorite reptile.

Here are some websites if you want to try one of these science experiments at home.


Science at home


Enjoy your evening.

Miss Crompton


Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good morning,

I woke up very early today at 6am! What time did you wake up?

Don’t forget tomorrow is your last day to send your dance competition videos to the admin email address . I was super shy when filming my video but maybe I will win an Easter egg 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!

click on this link


dance video



Challenge for today:

Have a lovely day.

Miss Crompton


Tuesday 31st March 2020

Good morning,

How are you all feeling today? I was so excited when I received your emails this morning.

First of all I want to say a massive Happy Birthday to Maja!

This is a picture of me and Pixie going for a walk. I had to remember to stay 2 meters away from other people.

David has written a lovely letter for you all. He said he misses all his friends. David has also sent a picture with his cat Luna. I wonder if she has a lead and you take her for a walk like I do with Pixie.

Larissa has been working hard on  her numbers. Well done Larissa!

Nikola looks like shes having lots of fun learning at home. Have you watched Meg and Mog lately? That show always reminds me of you!

Sebastian has been practicing his cursive handwriting. He has also been dancing and playing on his trampoline. I would love to see some photos Sebastian.

Charlotte has been working hard with her spellings and using Phonics flash cards. Well done Charlotte!


Thank you so much for all your beautiful photos and letters. Do keep sending them.


Challenge for today:

Watch the video of How to Grow a Dinosaur and answer the following questions.

  1. Who were the main characters in the story?

2. What did Albie see out of his window?

3. What did Albie find when he fell into the hole?

4.  What does extinct mean?

5. Which type of dinosaur dropped Albie in the nest in the tree?

6.  What is your favorite type of dinosaur and why? Draw a picture and label it.


Also if you enjoy reading and listening to stories online you can visit these websites




Maths challenge

Imagine you were throwing bean bags into hoops. Maybe you could do this practically at home.

What is the biggest answer you can make using all four bean bags?

What is the smallest answer you can make using all four bean bags?


Parents/children  – If you have any work suggestions please don’t hesitate to ask and I will try my best to accommodate that.

The next couple of days will be a little bit busier for me than usual as I will be in school helping out with key-worker children. I will still try to upload daily.

Enjoy your day and I look forward to hearing from you again soon.


Miss Crompton


Monday 30th March 2020

Good afternoon,

I am feeling very happy today because I have received lots of pictures of you learning at home. Don’t forget exercising is just as important!

I would like to know what you have been doing to stay healthy. Why is it important to exercise and eat healthy?

Lots of the teachers at St Columba’s have been doing a daily workout with Joe Wicks on Youtube!  Have you tried this yet? I wonder if your family will join in too 🙂

Mrs Moore said she is missing you all and looks forward to hearing what you have been doing.

Artur has been walking his dog Lucy. Do you have any pets?

Charlotte has been reading and matching the correct picture to the sentences. Well done!

Freddie has been working extremely hard with his spellings. Well done! I think both yours and your mum’s cursive writing is amazing!


Alexandra has written a lovely letter which is very neat. What are your dogs called Alexandra? How many do you have?

Bianka has been working hard at the weekend!

Parents – if you email me, I can give you the words your child struggled to spell correctly in their most recent spelling test.

Please find attached some useful educational websites.

https://20dv.co.uk/ (Subscribe and it’s free until May 1st)
All subjects

Today’s challenge:


Have a nice day.

Miss Crompton


Friday 27th March 2020

Good morning 1 Beech,

First of all I just want to thank you for your emails and pictures. It’s wonderful to see that you are all working hard at home.

Charlotte has been practicing her counting and Freddie has been writing some tricky words. Well done!

Your challenge for today is to:

  • Add dots and dashes to these words to represent all the phonemes, digraphs and trigraphs.Phoneme – the sound that you hearDigraph – two letters that make one sound (ch)Trigraph  – three letters that make one sound (igh)
  • dolphin, Phonics, elephant, alphabet, lightning, brighter and Philip.
  • Now add those words into a sentence.

For example:

Philip is my best friend.

Have a lovely day and don’t forget to practice your best dance moves!

Miss Crompton


Please send in your video entries by Thursday 2nd April, as the Key Stage 1 teachers will be judging them before announcing the lucky winner on Friday 3rd April. The winner’s egg will be delivered on Friday 3rd April- good luck!!


Thursday 26th March 2020

Good afternoon 1 Beech,

I hope you are all keeping well.

I received a lovely email from our friend Bianka yesterday. She had a fantastic guess at figuring out this animal from her own experiences. I am so glad she was here to help me. Please see her email below.

When I put the postcode into the map it came up with this

So I am thinking they might be Alpacas!

How would I be able to tell the difference?

I have also just received a picture from our friend Alexandra. She looks like she is writing some tricky words. Well done Alexandra!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Miss Crompton


Wednesday 25th March 2020

Good morning 1 Beech,

I woke up and took Pixie for a walk this morning. I saw these funny looking animals with such long necks! Pixie was shocked and started to bark.

I think they might be  dinosaurs but I’m not sure because they don’t look like reptiles! What do you think?

I found them in a field in with the post code BD4 0RR. Can you investigate this for me and locate them on a map?


Have a  nice day.

Miss Crompton


Tuesday  24th March 2020

Good morning 1 Beech,

I hope you are all  having a nice morning. I came across this book online and wanted to share it with you.



Your challenge for today is to:

Find a number on the 100 square. Tell your grown-up how many tens and ones it has. Challenge yourself to find out 10 more, 5 more and 2 more. Can you find out 10 less, 5 less or 2 less than your chosen number?



You can write the answers in your notebooks or email me at




Speak soon,

Miss Crompton


Monday 23rd March 2020

Good evening 1 Beech,

It was very strange not being in school with all your super smiley faces today. I even had to watch Meg and Mog to make me laugh! I am sure you are all working hard at home but please remember to be kind to your grown-ups. Parents – When I teach your child they are one of 23. At home many will be getting 1-1. You can have such an amazing impact in short bursts. Please don’t worry  about trying to recreate 6 hours of a school day.

I am also here for both parents and children if you would like to get in touch admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk

Don’t forget how special and  clever you are!

I will be back tomorrow morning.

Miss Crompton

This evenings challenge: For 2-5 minutes,just like we do in class,have some calm, quiet time and think of all the things that make you happy.


Saturday 21st March 2020

Good afternoon 1 Beech,

I can reveal that you are taller than Pixie. She is only 25cm tall. While we were walking yesterday Pixie noticed that the season has changed. What season do you think it is now? How do you know?

Don’t forget that tomorrow is Mother’s Day. What will you do for your mum tomorrow? I think I will sing my mum a song and make her a card.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Crompton


Friday 20th March 2020

Good morning 1 Beech,

As promised here is a picture of my dog Pixie. Pixie is 5 years old just like some of you guys in 1 Beech!

Who do you think is the tallest you or Pixie?

I have just taken Pixie for a nice walk. You will never guess what happened.

Send your predictions to admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk

Don’t forget to write your name.

Miss you all lots!

Miss Crompton


Wednesday 18th March 2020

Hello to the children and parents of 1 Beech.

In the coming days and weeks I will be posting updates, pictures, videos and work on this page so please keep checking.

I would also like you to keep me updated too. You can forward things to the admin email address and they will then pass this onto me with completed challenges and tasks.

Thank you,

Miss Crompton

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