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Year 1 - Ben Nevis

Hi Ben Nevis, 

I hope you are all keeping well and using this time to catch up on lots of reading! I hope to see you all very soon but until then I will be posting some activities for you to complete while you are at home. Enjoy your time with your family and keep safe.

From Ms Holdaway. 

Daily Plans

These plans will revolve around a key text. I have added a link to either a slideshow or youtube if you cannot access the book. Email me if there are any problems!




Maths - Below is a link to White Rose Maths. This is the scheme that we follow at school. There are videos to watch and activities to complete. This week is all about weight, mass and capacity which we have already started learning in year 1. I will update this regularly as I believe it should change week by week. 

White Rose Maths

Never Eat Shredded Wheat

What I should know (WhISK sheet)

One important part of this theme is to know and understand basic geographical vocabulary to refer to physical and human features. Creating your own fantasy island is a great way to practise this. You can use cardboard boxes, paper and anything else you have at home. 

Story island | Island crafts, Pirate island, Nims island36 Best School Projects images | School projects, Projects ...

DIY Cardboard Box City


Once you have created your own island you can label the features created. Here are some ideas that you might like to include. 

Physical features - river, beach, forest, mountain, volcano etc.

Human features - shop, factory, city, village, funfair etc. 

 Once you have created your fantasy island you can create a treasure map for a pirate. 

DIY Pirate Map and Treasure Hunt Games! - The Imagination Tree

You can also create a travel brochure describing all of the great things to see and do on your island. 

Historical Travel Brochure and Research Project | Literacy In FocusWriting pin 1: Plan an imaginary or real trip to the places ...


I would love to see what ideas you come up with! Email me with your creations at

Have fun,

Ms Holdaway