Welcome to Year 1!

Mrs Reeves, Ms Jackson, Miss Bamford and Mrs Smalley all work in Year 1.

Ideas on how to stay active as a family when at home click the link below:


Thursday 02.07.2020



Hello again! I was sat at my desk looking at this beautiful weather when I heard an ice-cream van driving down the road, and it got me thinking about … Ice Cream!

I have sent an ice-cream maths challenge on Purple Mash, do you think you could help me work out how much these different ice-creams cost?


Mr Hillier

Home Working – Updated Monday 22nd June


Due to the current situation, we have compiled a list of activities and online resources for your child whilst they are at home.  Please complete these in Homework Books.



Continue to read at home every day.  Why not choose a new book to read from the Oxford Owl ebook collection - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/


Complete Reading Response activities in your Reading Response books.  Remember that each completed response will earn 10 team points.


Have a look at our new book, Flip Flap Jungle.  Can you find any adjectives (describing words) which help to describe key parts of the different animals? Do these adjectives work for other animals too, or do they only work for the animal they are describing?



Write your own description of two animals in the book, what adjectives could you use to describe them? Are they scary, or hairy, or maybe they are bright, or spotty? Can you think of powerful adjectives which make the animal stand out? Maybe they have a hard shell, or slimy skin?


You could try using some similes such as ‘His scales are as hard as rocks’. Or ‘Her feathers are as colourful as a rainbow’.

Start by drawing a picture of the animals to help give you some ideas.


Once you have drawn and written about two real animals, try drawing a flip-flap tiger frog. Can you write 3 sentences to describe it?


Complete the spelling activity on Purple Mash, looking at the tch trigraph.



Please complete the Twinkl home learning sheet, looking at tch. I will email this to you on Purple Mash.


Have a look at the daily phonics sessions on Youtube.  These should help you to learn some of the new sounds we would have been covering in class.  The Year 1 sessions start at 10:30am.  See the document below for more information. 





Go on Purple Mash and search for the ‘Table Toons’. Listen to some of the 3 times table songs and then have a go at your 2do – x3 Musical Chairs Game. This will ask you to answer times table questions in a mixed up order.


Complete the home learning lessons from the White Rose Maths website (Summer Term – Week 10). They will fit perfectly with the learning will would have been doing if we were in school. You can find the videos on the link below.



I will send you the worksheets on Purple Mash so check your emails.




This week we are going to start thinking about deserts. I have some questions for you to research:

What is a desert?


Can you name some deserts? Can you find them on a map of the world?


What kinds of animals live in a desert? Why might they live there?


What differences are there between a desert and Waingroves Woods?

As part of our When I'm 64... topic work, we looked at some 1960s fashion.

Mr Davies talked to the class about what school was like when he was a boy.  Did you know that he got hit with a plimsole by a teacher?!

We finished our topic by designing and making our own 1960s style toys and games.  We thought carefully about the kind of toys we thought our grandparents might have played with when they were small.

This week we have created artwork based on our Animal Planet topic work.  Can you tell which animals we have made? 

We are learning how to log on to a laptop by ourselves.  

Here is a handy reminder of all of the different websites you can use to support your home learning.


Hit the Button - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Topmarks daily 10 challenge  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Jack Hartmann Maths songs - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVcQH8A634mauPrGbWs7QlQ

White Rose Maths - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/



Teach Your Monster to Read - https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

Phonics Play – https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk    username ‘march20’ and password ‘home’

Twinkl home learning packs - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/class-management/school-closure-home-learning-classroom-management-key-stage-1-year-1-year-2

Oxford Owl Storyteller Videos - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/oxford-owl-videos/storyteller-videos-traditional-tales/

Oxford Owl ebooks - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/


Topic/Physical Activity 

BBC Supermovers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw

Edinburgh Zoo cameras – https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/#penguincam

Joe Wicks P.E - https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Espresso - https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword


Family Fun

Here are also some other websites with suggestions of activities you might enjoy with your family.

Aldi - https://www.aldi.co.uk/activities-for-kids?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyO-Z45XJ6AIVSrDtCh1S3gC2EAAYASAAEgJFmfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Wildlife Trust - https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/looking-after-yourself-and-nature#activities

Toucan Box - https://www.toucanbox.com/activities/fun-things-to-do-at-home-with-your-kids

Good to Know - https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/family/things-to-do-with-kids-66855 (ads)