GSO Test


Year 1: TURTLE CLASS 2021-22

Year 1 turtle team:  Tim greaves -  Teacher                    

leigh norton -  Teaching assistant

serena kemp - higher level teaching assistant

elisabeth harris - teaching assistant


Hello everyone!
Welcome to our class webpage.  Throughout the year I will be uploading photographs of our learning, activities and useful websites and games that you might enjoy at home.
As a reminder, if you need to contact me, my email address is
Useful websites:
 Here is a link to the Phonics Play website for practising your letter sounds.  Some activities require a paid subscription but many are free.
   Currently, reading books are only being changed on a Monday.  There are free to access books available by clicking on the images.                                                            
    Cosmic Yoga is great for helping us to relax and practise our mindfulness!  Here is a link to their YouTube channel.
  I know you have been enjoying watching Newsround since joining Turtle Class so I have linked it on the BBC iPlayer here.
  Here is a link for you to watch Number Blocks at home.  We will be watching in class to help to consolidate our maths learning.
  Some of you have asked how to watch the Books Alive stories at home so I have linked their YouTube channel here!


Below are the letter sounds for Phase 2 and 3, the Year 1 Common Exception Words and examples of how to write in cursive letter formation.



This week we have been learning about our class animal - the turtle!  Can you tell an adult at home any of the things that we learnt about them?
One of the types of turtle that we learnt about was the Hawksbill turtle.  In the video below Andy from Cbeebies finds out even more about them!