Year 1

Whole School Project

Whole school project

This week is Scarecrow Week! We have decided to join in with the village Scarecrow Trail and will be building scarecrows in school. With that in mind, our home learning is focussed all around the theme of scarecrows with particular links to the book/film ‘The Wizard of Oz’. See below for ideas linked to different areas of the curriculum. We would love to see which activities you choose and any scarecrows that you make, so please send photos to us on or tweet on @keyinghamsch


- research the history of Captain Tom Moore and his role during World War II

 - research/look at the film industry in 1939 and compare it to today.


- look at the weather phenomenon ‘tornadoes’.

- investigate the state of Kansas, America and compare to England.


- investigate how the brain works, controls movement, speech, co-ordination, etc.


- learn how to draw a scarecrow  

Google– Scarecrow Art– Videos– How to draw a scarecrow


Follow the daily RWI lessons on YouTube

For free Read Write Inc. Phonics eBooks, activities and advice, visit Oxford Owl for Home:

Also, we encourage you to read together every day – there are some great activities on


Due to Carol Vorderman’s Maths Factor free service ending, we would like you to look at any of the following links for some online maths. If you would rather, Mrs Doves would like you to learn about money. Please see below the worksheet.


This week Mrs Doves would like you to draw a scarecrow and write sentences about them, like ‘My scarecrow has a floppy hat.’

Please feel free to contact the school office if you would like any work printing off.