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Year 1 visited Eureka to help learn all about our bodies. We explored our 5 senses. We had a great day! 

In DT we designed and made a fruit salad for the Tiger Who Came to Tea. We used what we know about healthy eating and using equipment safely to help us make it. 

We have been learning all about Plants in Science. We know the names of different plants, the parts of a plant and trees and what happens to evergreen and deciduous trees during different seasons. 

We also planted bulbs to help us observe how a plant grows over time. We gave these as a gift for Mother's day so we can help look after them and watch them grow at home. 

We visited Greenhead park to observe the seasonal changes.

We enjoyed inviting our parents in to spend time with us and see all the exciting ways we learn.

Year 1 have spent a lot of this half term rehearsing for our Christmas Performance.

During the last week of term, we performed for our family and friends and we did a Brillant job!

Please find below some useful learning resources to support your child's basic skills in English and Maths. Use these to support your child's learning at home. 



 Please practice the phonic sounds - Phase 2 to Phase 5

 Phase 2      Phase 3     Phase 4     Phase 5 

 Throughout our school we follow Essential Letters and sounds Phonics scheme. Click here to read all about this scheme.  

Common Exception words: 
Common exception words are a group of words that appear commonly in both texts and spoken language, but which can’t be decoded using normal phonics rules. This could be because they don’t follow normal spelling rules or contain unusual letter combinations. 


Please continue to share stories daily with your child. 

You can  access the: Oxford Owl Free 'e'book library.

Click on student and enter the following username and password for Year 1. 

Username: year1and2athome22       Password: year12

Why not try out some of the Home Reading Challenges - there are lots of ideas to keep you busy. 

ICT games - Tell A T-Rex - Read the silly sentences, then answer yes or no?


Top Marks - Number fact families - addition & subtraction to 20 - Find the number facts families.

White Rose Maths

Number: Multiplication and Division - Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Learn how to make equal groups.

Number: Multiplication and Division- Making equal groups, Adding equal groups and making arrays.

Number: Multiplication and Division - Making equal groups, sharing. 

Oak National Academy

Using the multiplication symbol.

Using the division symbol when sharing.

Relating multiplying by two to doubling.

ICT Games - Duck Shoot - To learn how to count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s.

ICT Games - Archery Doubles - To learn doubling facts.

Top Marks - Division of objects by grouping them.

ICT Games - Doggy Division - To learn how to solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division.

Shape, Space and Measure:

ICT Games - Coin Calculator - To learn about the value of different denominations of coins and notes.

Ordering numbers for different measures!

Measuring using a ruler in centimetres

Tell the time!


Little Bird Spellings - Tricky words - Choose Year 1, then choose a bird box to select a different word list.   Arrange the letters in the correct order to spell each of the words.

Please join in with the songs, to help you read and write tricky words.

Tricky words Phase 3 video.

Tricky words Phase 4 video.  

Tricky words phase 5 video.


To practice Letter and number formation - use the fun letter and number formation tool.

ICT Games - Writing Runway - Choose a phonic phase 3, 4 or 5. Read the sentence three times. Hide the sentence. Use the cockpit word bank to rewrite the sentence. Press 'check' when you are done!

Sentence writing and picture prompts - Learn what a sentence needs? Capital letters, full stops, finger spaces between words and the sentence makes sense when you read it. Can you finish off the sentences?


 Look at these classrooms from the past with your child - how many differences can they find between then and now?

Easter Homework 

Hide chocolate eggs around your garden or house and make a map to help someone find them. 
Go for a walk through the woods - what do you notice as the season is changing? 
Watch a film or read a book, can you write a review?

Reading - You can  access the: Oxford Owl Free 'e'book library.

Click on student and enter the following username and password for Year 1. 

Username: year1and2athome22       Password: year12


Spellings - We will select 10 random spellings from The Common exception words for our spelling test, make sure you revise them all! You are doing really well with these - sometimes they like to trick us. 


Maths - Number bonds to 20, times tables 2,5 and 10 and number formation. 


Science - Research carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. What does a carnivore eat? 


Writing - Match Uppercase letters to lowercase letters. Can you put the common exception words into sentences. Don't forget - Capital Letters, finger spaces and full stops. Can you use an adjective? 

Summer 1  


                        Take a look here at the learning we will be doing over the next half term. 
Dinosaurs Roar!

Geography -  Weather Dinosaurs around the world.
History - Mary Anning Dinosaurs.
Science-  Seasonal Change Omnivores, Carnivores and Herbivores.
Computing - Knowledge Organiser: Coding.

Spring 2

Here are some ways for you to support your learning at home. 

Our Topic this half term is 'Fairy Tales' 

What are the features of a Fairy Tale?
We are exploring numbers to 50. Looking at Ten's and One's and how we can partition these. 
In PSHE we are learning - What can we do with money?
Now the weather is changing and our daytime is getting longer can you spend time outside using the skills we have learnt in PE to jump and skip. 

Spring 1

Our topic this half term is 'This our body' we are looking at ways to keep ourselves healthy. 

Use this PowerPoint to help you learn more about healthy living. 

Remember the key things that make a perfect sentence.

Your number bonds to 10 will help you with your maths even with much bigger numbers.
Use this to help you remember. 

Do this quiz to help you practise counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.

Check Purple Mash to try the recent To Do's

Phonics - Decoding to read. 
Please use these resources so you don't forget to segment words into sounds when reading. 
Sound Blender
Alien Words

Instruction writing
We are exploring how to follow and write instructions. 
We looked at the different features of instructions and then wrote our own to help our friends make a jam sandwich.  

We didn't know our school was so old! Look at all the evidence we found we found to back it up.

Phonics Morning

We welcomed lots of parents into Year 1. We wanted to show off our phonics skills! We really enjoyed learning alongside our grown ups, teaching them how we learn phonics and how much fun we have doing it. We cannot wait to invite them back again soon.

Christmas Performance 2021

The children have enjoyed practicing and performing the Christmas performance -

They did an amazing job. We are very proud. We hope you enjoy watching.