Welcome to the Clever Clownfish Class page!    



We are an amazing Year 1 / 2 class of clever and caring Clownfish.

Our teacher is Miss Brewster and our teaching assistants are Mrs Bull and Mrs Pearson. 

Did you know that Clownfish get their name from the bold colour strokes on their body, like a clown's face paint.


Welcome back!  Term 1 Superheroes!

"There is a superhero in all of us. 
We just need the courage to put on the cape."


This term's topic is all about the heroes who inspire us to try harder, reach higher and go the extra mile to be the very best we can be.  We will find heroes in the pages of books and comics, as well as looking back into history at ordinary people who achieved extraordinary feats.  In science, we'll explore superpowers in the animal kingdom, as well as finding out how brilliant are own bodies are.

So what are you waiting for?  Get your cape on and get ready to zoom into the new school year!


Home Learning

Please ensure your child completes their weekly Reading Eggs and Maths Seeds assignments.  These are set every Friday.   In addition, we expect all children to read to an adult daily.  This is for 15-20 minutes for year 1s and at least 20 minutes for year 2s.  Please make a note in your child's yellow reading record book.

If you would like to contact me, you can do so on Class Dojo or through contacting the school office.

Best wishes,

Sarah Brewster

Clownfish Class Teacher   



Superheroes Newsletter

Term 1. Superheroes Topic Web


Hot off the Press! This Week's Spelling List 15.10.2021

Homework Challenge Sheet- What will you choose to do?


Online Safety

Children, remember your e-safety rules: make sure you let your parents know you are online and share what you are learning about.

During this time of remote learning, it has become more fundamental than ever to keep our children safe online.  The National Online Safety website provides, among others, guides with tips for parents to do this. We have posted a few of those guides below for your information. Please visit https://nationalonlinesafety.com/hub/guide for more. 

Online Safety
Safe Online Remote Education
Social Media
Among Us



Useful Resources

Number bonds to 10

Number bonds to 20

Number bonds to 10 and 20

Number square to 100

Number line

Alphabet Mat

Phase 2 sound mat

Phase 3 sound mat

Phase 4 sound mat

Phase 5 sound mat

All sounds

Tricky words Phase 2

Tricky words Phase 3

Tricky words Phase 4

Tricky words Phase 5

High Frequency words Phase 2

High Frequency words Phase 3

High Frequency words Phase 4

High Frequency words Phase 5

Pencil Control Work Pack
Pencil Control Feelings Monsters
SATPIN Letter Formation
Letter Formation Pre-cursive
Number Formation Work Pack
First 100 High Frequency Words Handwriting
Number Bonds Challenge


Additional resources


The links below lead you straight to the additional sheets you will need.

Change the colour of a flower's petals - Flower experiment

Book list

Book list 2

Useful stuff

Home Learning


Instead of a class book, we are exploring different poems.  Please take the opportunity to share these poems and any other poems and rhymes you know, including family favourites, limericks, nursery rhymes and rhymes in other languages.

Michael Rosen - You Tube

BBC Supermovers - Alphabet song
Alphabet and alphabetical order PowerPoint
Alphabetical order activity sheets

Learning Steps

  • Say the alphabet in order, saying the names of the letters not the sounds.
  • Put the alphabet in order
  • Match lower and upper case letters.
  • Put words in alphabetical order.
  • Sentence stacking - demonstration writing, using Writing Rainbow
  • Writing sentences, using capital letters to begin the sentences and for proper nouns.
  • Writing sentences, using a full stop at the end of the sentence.
  • Read writing aloud for sense and accuracy.




Websites to help with Home Learning

ClassDojo children can post stories, pictures, and videos of their work on ClassDojo, either in their portfolio or via a message for me to put in their portfolio. If they like, I can even share it with the whole class. It is a great way to stay motivated and connected. The app and website are free to download / use. I look forward to seeing their work.

How to help your child with maths at home for parents
Maths dictionary for parents
Mathsbot for helpful manipulatives like dienes, numicon, counters and numberlines
Top Marks offers numerous learning games and activities in all subjects
National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics
DK Find Out! Excellent for curious minds


Reading with your child

Oxford Reading Owl for free books
Open Library books to borrow
Reading Eggs Phonics, spelling and reading activities. Children have received login details. 

  • Take turns to make plans and predictions before reading: ‘I wonder if… what do you think?’ ‘You think… Oh, I thought…’ 
  • Recap to check ideas and understanding as your child is reading: ‘So, you think that…’ ‘Did you expect…to happen?’ ‘Why do you think that happened?’
  • Use encouragement and praise to keep children engaged in reading: ‘What brilliant ideas…let’s see what happens.’ ‘You thought so carefully about... What might happen now?’
  • Share prior knowledge and past experiences that link to what is being read: ‘Have you learnt about…at school?’ ‘Do you remember when we watched…and found out about…’
  • Tune-in and listen to your child – be curious about their interests: ‘I didn’t know you knew so much about…’ ‘I love reading stories about...with you.’

Reading Eggs

Rye Primary School have purchased a subscription for all our children to access Reading Eggs. It supports each child’s learning by offering individual, one-on-one lessons that allow children to progress at their own rate.  The Reading Eggs programme focuses on a core reading curriculum of phonics and sight words using skills and strategies essential for sustained reading success.  With interactive animations, fun games, great songs and lots of rewards, Reading Eggs is a great place to learn to read. Children are highly motivated to return again and again. At Reading Eggs, learning to read is enjoyable as well as very rewarding. Every lesson ends with a new book and a new critter to add to your growing collection.

All children have their own login and password, which can be found in their yellow reading record book.  However, if you need a reminder, please don't hesitate to contact me on ClassDojo.
Click here for further information about Reading Eggs.


At Rye Community Primary School, we teach phonics at Key Stage 1 using the 'Letters and Sounds' programme.  Phonics Play provide a wide range of resources that support this.
Fast Phonics also provides further engaging activities.  They can be accessed here, using your child's Reading Eggs login.



Maths Parent Work Books.

Please choose the appropriate year group for your child.

Year 1 parent work books


Block 1 Place Value (within 10)

Block 2 Addition and Subtraction (within 10)

Block 3 Shape

Block 4 Place Value (within 20)


Block 1 Addition and Subtraction (within 20)

Block 2 Place Value (within 50)

Block 3 Length and Height

Block 4 Mass and Capacity


Block 1 Multiplication and Division

Block 2 Fractions

Block 3 Position and Direction

Block 4 Place Value to 100

Block 5 Money

Block 6 Time

Year 2 parent work books


Block 1 Place Value

Block 2 Addition and Subtraction

Block 3 Money

Block 4 Multiplication


Block 1 Division

Block 2 Statistics

Block 3 Properties of Shape

Block 4 Fractions

Block 5 Length and Height


Block 1 Position and Direction

Block 2 Time

Block 3 Measurement























Our science topic this term is "Everyday Materials".  We'll be learning about the properties of different materials and what they are used for.  We'll even learn about recycling, so get your bins out!

BBC Learning at Home - Materials

[Click here]  The BBC also has a range of interesting video clips to learn from and enjoy.

Geography and History:


Maps: Using atlases and Google Earth, can you find the UK?
Which continent do we live in?
Label a map of the UK with the different countries.
Where are the capital cities?
What are the different flags for each nation in the UK?
Can you name the seas surrounding the UK?.

National Geographic Kids



When you are self-isolating and feeling well, it is important to keep active physically as well as mentally.

Cosmic Yoga 
Unicef learn with me - crafting, baking and dancing activity videos from around the world by children for children.


Online Safety

The National Online Safety website provides, among others, guides with tips for parents to help keep children safe online. We have posted a few of those guides below for your information. Please visit https://nationalonlinesafety.com/hub/guide for more. 

Online Safety
Safe Online Remote Education
Social Media
Among Us

Year 1 and 2 Learning@home.


Year 1 and 2 will be using Purple Mash to support learning across the curriculum.  Each child's login details can be found in their contact book.


We use ClassDojos in school to reward children for brilliant conduct and fantastic learning.  Invites have been sent to the parents via e-mail so that the children can share their learning with me.  If you have not received an invitation to join, please check your junk/spam folders.  Otherwise, please contact the school by phone or email telling us the e-mail address that you would like to be contacted on; I will do my best to resend you the information you need as soon as I can.
How children sign in to Class Dojo at home.
How to change your Dojo monster!



Oxford Owl have a wide range of e-books available to read online.  Many are similar to the colour-banded books we use in school and there is a useful guide that links you to the appropriate level of books for your child.  In addition, many have an audio facility and some have activities linked to the text.

These can all be found in the Oxford Owl for Home area of their website. We have a class login that you will be able to find in your child's home-school contact book.

Remember also, that reading and re-reading favourite books is an important part of learning to read and developing  a love of reading that should not be underestimated so please take time to enjoy family picture books and stories that you already have at home.

Inspire Schools/KM Charity Team Buster's Book Club - Inspire ...

Weekly Reading Following feedback from parents, children and Buster Book Club:

We are going to continue to run Busters' Book Club; this is a great scheme which celebrates reading children do outside school. Reading daily is so important and we would like them to read for 15 minutes daily.  Even if it isn't their school reading.  The children can send in their reading minutes on a Thursday as the classes with the most minutes will win extra treats!


Here are handwriting pages that we use in class.  The letters have been grouped as they are formed in similar ways, apart from Blue family which have their own distinctive shapes.  Forming letters correctly help the children to begin joining their letters clearly.  It's a good idea to make sure that handwriting is practised sitting with a good posture at a table.  They can be done independently and, as long as they hold the pencil or pen correctly, they can use any writing equipment they like.

Go for quality over quantity. Although the sheets are A4, only spend 15-20 minutes at a time.  Have a break, or use the handwriting as quick early morning activity.

If your child finds letter formation challenging, it's a good idea to write the letters as big as possible.  You can even use shampoo or shower gel and write them as large as possible on a tiled wall, shower screen or window!  Only focus on one letter at a time.


Useful Websites for Further Learning 


The government now have a list of online education resources to help children learn at home.

The list includes subject-specific resources for:

ClassDojo - To keep our class community spirits up! Please use this website/app to keep us updated with your home learning activities via the Class Story or Portfolios. I would like to share your work on the class story . Please write if you would really love for your home learning to be shared.

PurpleMash - Please use PurpleMash to keep us updated, and there are lots of fun games and activities on there too!

Twinkl - Lots of resources for every subject.

Classroom Secrets - Lots of resources for every subject.

Top Marks - Educational games for lots of subjects, a particular favourite is 'Telling the Time'.

White Rose Maths - The scheme of work that we follow at Rye Primary, there are lots of resources for Year 1 and 2.

Oxford Owl - Lots of reading books online, as well as other resources . Free to join.

Read Theory - Lots of books.

Open Library - A website for you to borrow books.

CBBC Newsround - Keep updated with child friendly news.

Teach handwriting - Help you practice your handwriting for a pen licence.

Pobble365 - English and writing activities.

GoNoodle - Lots of videos to help keep you active. These include dancing, yoga and stretching.

Cosmic Yoga - Lots of great yoga videos.

Oak National Academy- Online Classroom and resources

BBC teach - Free primary resources.



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