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Although you are not in school at the moment, remember that I am still your teacher! 

I'm missing you all already! 


I will be using this page to say hello and set some fun challenges for you to do at home! 


What new skills are you learning?


See you soon!

Ms Hatton smiley


Friday 17th July 2020


Goodbye Year 1! 


Hello children!


Today marks my last day at Marsh Green! Which means it would have been your last day in Year 1! 

Wow, I can't believe you are going to be in Year 2 in September... how exciting! 


Mr Cross, your new teacher, has made a short video for you! You can find this by clicking this link:


It has filled me with joy to watch you grow and become kind, caring and clever individuals. 


I could not have asked for a better first class! 1ZH is full of kindness, fantastic personalities, enthusiasm and beautiful 10/10 smiles!


We have shared lots of fun times, giggles and learnt so many new things together! Mr Cross is very lucky! 


Look at this beautiful artwork that Priansh made for me so that I can remember my lovely class! It has all of your names on it! I will treasure this forever. 




Here is a short video message I made for you! 


I have also set you a task to write a letter to your new teacher, Mr Cross, to tell him all about you, your family and all of your favourite things to do! 

I will miss you all! 


Love, Ms Hatton




Friday 10th July 2020


30 Day Yoga Challenge - Complete! 


Hello Year 1!


Today marks the last day of the 30 Day Yoga Challenge! 



Well done to those of you that have been taking part! I have loved seeing your photos!

We definitely have some Superstar Yogis on our hands...


All 30 yoga videos will stay live on the website so that you can come and practise yoga whenever you like! Remember, practise makes perfect! 


I have loved making these videos and hope you continue to practise such a wonderful form of exercise! 


Follow the link here to find the videos >



Ms Hatton x 



Wednesday 1st July 2020


Sulwe - Lupita Nyong’o


Good morning and Happy July! 


Today I wanted to read you one of my new favourite stories. 

It is a lovely story that reminds us that we are all different and that's what makes us special! 


"Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything."


Watch me read the story below and then complete the activities underneath.

Activity 1:


Complete the reading reflection below in your workbooks. 



Activity 2: 


Can you draw a portrait of yourself and write 3 sentences on what makes you special? 




Wednesday 24th June 2020


National Writing Day 


Hello everyone! 


Today is National Writing day. It is a celebration of the power of writing creatively, inspiring people of all ages and abilities to try writing for fun and self-expression.



Today's challenges


10 Minute writing challenges

For a  dose of creativity and fun, check some National Writing Day activities which are set by bestselling authors and illustrators. Click on the link below !


My Dear New Friend 

This is a lovely project that encourages children to write letters to people living in care homes. Your child letter will brighten someone's day, and might even get a reply! For more information click on the link below!


Write a poem about a thing you really love

Simon Mole loves porridge. Enough to write a poem about it. What do you really, REALLY love? Poet Simon Mole will talk you through how to write a poem about something you love in his YouTube videos and has a variety of resources. Click on the link to begin!


Have fun writing today! 


Ms Hatton 



Thursday 18th June 2020


Sign and Sing! 


Hello 1ZH!


This week I have been in school with some Year 1 children.. it is great to be back and I am enjoying seeing lots of lovely smiles every day! We have missed you lots. 


Every day the Year 1 bubble have been learning sign language so that we can sing and sign along to 'A Million Dreams' from The Greatest Showman! 


Sign Language is how deaf people communicate and talk, as they are unable to use their ears like us! It is a fantastic language and lots of fun to learn! 

'A Million Dreams' by Year 1 Bubble - (British Sign Language)

Still image for this video


I have been learning sign language during lockdown and am really enjoying it! It is amazing to know that if I have a deaf child in my class, I am able to communicate with them.


Would you like to learn some sign language?


Here are a couple of videos where you can learn to sign and sing some songs at home!

George Ezra - Shotgun

A Million Dreams - The Greatest Showman



Saturday 13th June 2020


Adventures with Ms Hatton & Miss Hill


Hello everybody!


I hope you are all safe and well.


This weekend me and Miss Hill cycled into London to see the sights! It was so much fun! 


We saw St.Paul's Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, The Tower of London and Houses of Parliament!



Watch our video below and follow us on our tour of London! 


It's so fun living with Miss Hill, I wonder what adventure we will go on next?


Challenge: Can you research about the Tower of London or Houses of Parliament? Can you make a leaflet about one of them?


Monday 18th May 2020


Mental Health Awareness Week! 


Tomorrow is the start of 'Mental Health Awareness Week' which this year is all about kindness.


We need to make sure we are looking after ourselves and our minds in a variety of ways including: meditation, relaxing music, exercise, dancing, painting or even Ms Hatton's yoga challenge!


But it is also important to look after each other! We can do this by being kind, caring and thoughtful to our friends, family and neighbours. 


To celebrate Kindness this week, you can thank somebody for being kind with a 'Kindness Trophy' - which you can make at home! Give your trophy to somebody who you think deserves it. I gave mine to my postman and my neighbour for always looking out for me. 




Also have a think about what YOU could do to be kind. Maybe you can help your family to wash the dishes, or clean up after dinner. 


If you send a picture or message about what YOU have done to be kind, you will receive a 'Kindness Certificate'!! 




Send to or tweet us @Marsh_Green1


All resources are available below. If you do not have a printer, there is a guide on how to make a trophy without one! :) 


Have a wonderful week filled with kindness!! 


I am missing you all so much - look at our lovely picture! 




Ms Hatton x




Tuesday 5th May 2020


Bedtime stories with Ms Hatton!


Good morning everybody! 


I hope you are all well and enjoying the yoga challenges each day! 

(if you haven't seen these, they're on the class page under the 'Yoga Challenge' section)


As well as these videos, I will be reading a bedtime story each night at 7:30pm! 



Listen and watch along as I read some of my favourite stories to you every night! 


Click the link below to access the playlist or click the 'Owl' icon on the class page.:


Have a wonderful day and see you at 7:30pm!

Ms Hatton x 


Monday 4th May 2020 


Daily Yoga Challenge with Ms Hatton


Hello everybody! 


As you will have seen in the Pupil Wellbeing newsletter, I will be doing a 30 Day Yoga Challenge for all of the children (and teachers!) at Marsh Green.



I will be posting a new video each day - Monday to Friday - teaching you a new pose every day!


Go to the 'Yoga Challenge' section on our class page, or follow the link below to the playlist.

Videos will be uploaded at 8am each day.


Why not get your whole family involved?


I'd love to see pictures and videos of you having a go and following along! 


Send them in to or tweet us @Marsh_Green1 


Have fun! 

Ms Hatton x


Friday 24th April 2020


Happy Friday! 


Hello 1ZH!


How are you all?


This week, I went into school to look after some children whose mummies and daddies are key workers - this means they have important jobs... like nurses, carers, delivery drivers, shop workers and post men and women.  We had some fun learning about measurement and played some games in the sunshine!




It has been fantastic to see what you have been getting up to at home! Our 'Wall of Fame' page is so full! Don't forget you can send a message or a photo to me by email to or tweet us @Marsh_Green1 


This week, I challenge you to create a Lockdown Time Capsule! 


You are living through history right now! Why don't you take a moment to put something together to help you remember this time.


Here are some ideas:


- Some photos from lockdown 

- A diary/journal, write about what you get up to each day

- Local newspaper articles

- Any art work you have created 

- Write a letter to your future self

- Use paint to make a lockdown handprint family portrait

- Interview your parents like a reporter


I will attach a link below to a printable time capsule if you are able to do so!


Stay safe and miss you lots! 

Ms Hatton x 


Sunday 12th April 2020


A message from Ms Hatton


Don't forget to send in some photos of what you have been getting up to! 


Send pictures to @Marsh_Green1 on twitter or! 


Saturday 11th April 2020


Ms Hatton did some baking!


Hello everybody,


Each year my family and I get together to celebrate Easter. I love it when we all spend time with one another! 


I like to bake nice treats for my family and this year I decided to make my sister's favourite... lemon drizzle cake! 


Have you done some baking this Easter?  


Maybe you can try my recipe! See below! 


Send a picture of your baking to @Marsh_Green1 on twitter or! 

Lemon Drizzle Loaf 





  • 75ml vegetable oil
  • 200g caster sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon (about 1 tbsp)
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda 
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 220ml milk (I use Oat or Soy milk)
  • Juice of half a lemon (about 1 tbsp)


To decorate:

  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • Juice of 2 lemons (about 4 tbsp)
  • 200g icing sugar , sifted




  • Preheat the oven to 170C. Line a loaf tin with a loaf liner or butter.

  • Mix the vegetable oil and sugar together in large bowl. Add in the lemon zest, flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and milk. Beat together with a wooden spoon to combine. Stir in the lemon juice.

  • Spoon into the loaf tin and place in the oven for 35-45 minutes until golden and cooked through (you can test this by inserting a skewer into the centre of the cake – if it’s cooked, it should come out clean).

  • Take the cake out of the oven.

  • Mix together the caster sugar and 2 tbsp of the lemon juice. Poke several holes in the hot cake and spoon over the sugar-lemon mixture. Leave to cool in the tin. This first topping adds a more intense lemony flavour and moisture to the cake!

  • Once cool, remove from the tin.

  • Place the icing sugar in a bowl and add half of the remaining lemon juice. Stir with a whisk until combined. Add more lemon juice as required until you have a thick drizzle.

  • Spoon the icing mixture over the cake. 

  • Cut into slices and serve.




Friday 10th April 2020


Virtual Zoo Day! 


Hello everybody! 


Chester Zoo are opening their ‘virtual gates’ once again to turn your Good Friday into a GREAT Friday! 


Join them LIVE on Facebook or YouTube from 10am as they bring the zoo to you.


Enjoy a WHOLE DAY of animal antics, live from your sofa! 


10:00 - 10:20 👉 Tree kangaroos (yes, that’s right, kangaroos that live in trees!) 🦘 
11:00 - 11:20 👉 Asiatic lions 🦁 
12:00 - 12:20 👉 Komodo dragons (the world’s largest lizards) 🐉 
13:00 - 13:20 👉 Sulawesi macaques 🐒 
14:00 - 14:20 👉 Mr Parson’s the chameleon (star of The Secret Life of the Zoo) 🦎
15:00 - 15:20 👉 NEW penguin chicks! 🐧🐣


Challenge: Can you create a poster or report about your favourite animal that you saw today? 


Send a picture of your work to @Marsh_Green1 on twitter or! 



Wednesday 1st April 2020


Rainbows for the NHS


To thank the doctors, nurses and other hospital workers people are creating bright and beautiful drawings of rainbows and displaying them in their windows at home.


I'm sure many of you have already started drawing, painting and creating rainbows for your windows! Here is a picture of mine and Miss Hill's!





Send a picture of your rainbows to @Marsh_Green1 on twitter or! 


Monday 30th March 2020


Yoga Challenge! 




 I hope you all had a fantastic weekend spending time with your parents/carers.


This weekend I have been practising my yoga skills - you know how much Ms Hatton likes yoga! 


I challenge you to do some Cosmic Yoga every day this week! 

(parents - the link can be found on the 'PE at home' page)


Yoga is great for making you feel stronger, calmer and more flexible! 


Here's me doing my yoga this weekend:



Miss you all,


Ms Hatton 



Saturday 21st March 2020


New skills!


Good morning Year 1!


I hope you are enjoying your weekend and looking forward to spending time with your family tomorrow for Mother's Day! 


Today I have been learning to paint with watercolour paints! What do you think?



This is the perfect time to practise a new skill or learn something new! 


This week, see if you can create a piece of art inspired by your favourite African animal.

I would love to see some of your creations! 


Happy Mother's Day!

Ms Hatton :)