Year 1

Welcome to the Year One

Home Learning Hub

Hello Year 1! We are still missing you so much! We’ve been thinking of you lots and have chosen these activities especially for you. It has been so lovely to talk to you on the phone and hear what you’ve been up to. We’ve also loved seeing the work you’ve sent to us. Thanks to everyone who’s emailed us or posted on facebook or twitter!

You can add pictures to our facebook or twitter pages or email us at (ask an adult to help you with this). We hope you have lots of fun doing these activities and can’t wait to hear all your news! You’re superstars year 1! Keep being the wonderful, helpful children you are.

Mrs Burch, Mrs Sheffield and Miss Bedford

We are now using Class Dojo to connect more with you at home – we miss you soooo much! We’ve sent all the grown ups an email so you can download the Class Dojo app at home and see messages, videos, activities etc from us. You can switch between adult and pupil on a device. On the pupil screen you can add a photo of your work by clicking on ‘Create new’ and choosing the photo button. This comes straight to us and we can comment on your work and give you dojos!!!! Have a go at it this week 🙂 

Thank you so much to those of you who have downloaded the app and connected with us already, it’s been brilliant seeing photos of our wonderful Year 1 children! If you’re having any problems getting set up or you have any questions at all, please drop us an email at

Week Beginning 13th July part 2


Task One

Bobbi Bear would love to go away on holiday but doesn’t know where to go.

Can you create an advert for a holiday that you would like to go on. This could be camping in Cornwall, staying in a hotel in Wales or even flying to another country (when it’s safe).

Remember to tell Bobbi why he should go.

Task Two

Imagine you’re on holiday can you draw and write a post card to Bobbi Bear or one of your teachers. What would you see? What would you try? Have you had fun?

Task Three

Have a go at these 60 second reads. How much can you read in 60 seconds? How many questions can you answer about what you have read.

60 Second reads – Seasons

60 Seconds reads – Travel

Try again over the summer are you quicker? Did you answer more questions correctly?


Task One

Can you create a daily timetable for the summer holidays

Think about:

What comes first, next, last?

How long would each activity last?

When would you eat?

What time do you get up and when do you go to bed?

Investigation Task Two

In England we use £ and p

Can you research other types of money (currency)?

Do they look similar or different?

Task Three

Design your own coin – remember English coins have the Queens face on one side:


Task One

Our school mascot SMITHY the squirrel has inspired this next activity. Use the instructions and the template ‘How to make a leaf squirrel’.

Craft instructions SMITH

Task Two

Design a Healthy Lunch Box

Watch this video and then have a go at the activity


Over the summer see if you can make your healthy lunch. Remember to include fruit and vegetables!

Task Three

Slip, Slap, Slop and Wrap 🙂

Design and make a stay safe in the sun poster.

Hopefully we will have some lovely summer weather over the holidays

Remember to drink lots of water and Slip, Slap, Slop and Wrap!

Don’t forget to send pics of what you’ve done this week to Class Dojo!!

Happy Summer Holidays to all our amazing Year one children and families – we’ve loved getting to know you this year and can’t wait to see you in September!!! Stay Safe 🙂 Sending you a massive High Five through the screen!!!

Week Beginning 13th July

Wow Year 1 it’s the last week of term and soon you’ll be in Year 2!!! How did that happen? Well done for all your hard work this year, we’ve loved being your teachers, but it’s not quite time to say goodbye yet! 🙂

Here’s some fun learning activities for this week:


You’ve been amazing at phonics this year! Have a go at this phonics scavenger hunt:

Phonics scavenger hunt

You’ve been super readers this year, have a go at these reading challenges:

Step 1 – Starting Reading Skills

Step 2 – Developing Reading Skills

Step 3 – Building Reading Skills


Your maths is better than ever – you’ve been practising putting coins in the order of their value. Watch this video and have a go at the activities:

It’s time to play shops again. Use some of the money you made last week, or ask a grown up if there are any coins in the house you could borrow. Set up your shop and make some labels for the different items (from 1p to 20p), then ask the people in your house to come and buy things. Which coins could they use to make 10p? How many different ways could you make 10p? How many different ways could you make 20p?

P4C – Philosophy for Children

We love P4C! Have a go at these ‘Would you rather?’ questions with the people in your house:

Would You Rather?

Just for fun

Have a go at these scavenger hunts. Can you find something for each thing on the list? Send a picture to Class Dojo of the things you’ve found 🙂

Great work Year 1!

Week Beginning 6th July Part 2

Thank you everyone for sending in work to class Dojo, we have really enjoyed seeing your fantastic work. Keep sending it in!


Task 1:

Let us have some fun and play the ‘silly sentence’ game:

Sit in a circle with the people you live with and each take turns to say a word to create a silly sentence. You can only say one word at a time, listen carefully to what everyone is saying.

‘The yellow cow talked about underground stars’

If you need to, have a look at the sheet to help you.

Silly Sentences

Task 2:

Write down your silly sentences; don’t forget your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Task 3:

Comprehension: read the text with your grown up ‘The Zoo Vet’ and answer the questions. Don’t worry if you haven’t got a printer, write the answers on a piece of paper.

The Zoo Vet Comprehension


Money, Money, Money!!

Task 1:

Recognising coins. Look at lesson 1 on the presentation and answer the questions on slides 11-17.

PRESENTATION-Money-Week-9 1-2

Task 2:

Look at lesson 2 on the presentation: Recognising notes.

Answer questions on slides 22-24

Have a go at this, use real money if you can or cut out the pictures on the sheet:

Task 3:

Investigate making amounts, how many different ways can you make 10p, 15p, 20p and 30p? Use real coins if you can, if not make some on a piece of paper and cut them out.


Last week we asked you to write about yourself for your new class teacher. This week we would like you to create a self-portrait.

You can draw, paint or collage.


You have been learning about different climates around the world, for your task we would like you to sort the animals into hot and cold habitats.

Fold your page in half and write ‘hot habitats’ on one side and ‘cold habitats’ on the other.

Have a look at the animals on the work sheet, draw and label under the right heading.

Animal sorting activity

Task 2:

Watch the video:

World words

  • Blizzard – a very big snowstorm blown around by extreme winds.
  • Mountain – an area of land that is higher than 600 metres and usually has a peak.
  • Ocean – a very large area of salty water.
  • Peninsula – an area of land that extends out from a larger piece of land and is mostly surrounded by water.

Antarctica is a desert – but it’s not hot, it’s really, really cold. It’s called a desert because it hardly ever rains.

The South Pole is near the middle of Antarctica. That’s the very bottom of the planet. In parts of Antarctica the winter temperature can be minus 60°C.

Nobody lives in Antarctica permanently. Some scientists stay there to work and carry out research. They may spend months indoors in the research stations. When the weather gets bad, they are cut-off from the rest of the world.

Living in Antarctica is extremely different to living in Europe. Why do you think this is?

What interesting facts did you learn watching the video?

Would you like to visit Antarctica? If so, why? If not, why?


Pick a lesson from Cosmic Kids and complete a yoga session. Great exercise and very relaxing.

Week Beginning 6th July

We can’t believe we’re almost at the end of what has been a cRazY year!

We have absolutely LOVED getting to know you!

We’d love to see some acrostic poems of what you have enjoyed most about being in Year One:









This writing task is for your new teacher(s) to get to know you.

1X are going to                                           1B are going to

              Miss Powell                                     Mrs Sheffield and Mrs Burch

                  2P                                                                          2X

We’d love for them to see your best writing and the best bit is that the writing is all about you.

Draw a picture of yourself and then write about:

  • your favourite hobby
  • your favourite subject
  • things you like
  • things you don’t like
  • things you would want to do as you get older

Make this is as colourful as you can to show your bright personalities.


This week we’ve added a range of different challenges in a range of different maths areas:

Position and Direction – Coloured Squares

Use these clues to colour each square:

  • Blue is between green and red
  • Orange is below green
  • Yellow is to the left of both purple and orange

    SHARING – Biscuit Decorations

    Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party.

    He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit.

    Then he put a cherry on every third biscuit.

    Then he put a chocolate button on every fourth biscuit.

    So there was nothing on the first biscuit.

    How many other biscuits had no decoration? Did any biscuits get all three decorations?

Number – 6 Beads

If you put 3 beads onto a tens / ones abacus, you could make the numbers 3, 30, 12 or 21

Explore the numbers you can make using 6 beads:

Can you find all the ways of using six beads?

How do you know you have found them all?

Measure – Robot Monsters

You are going to make three Robot Monsters, they are all 5cm wide. Here are their heads which have blue backgrounds:

Here are their bodies, which have yellow backgrounds:

Here are their legs which have all have green backgrounds:

What is the tallest Robot Monster that you can make using one head, one body and one set of legs?

What is the shortest one you can make using one head, one body and one set of legs?

How tall would the Robot Monster be that was made from the three bits left over after you had made the tallest and the shortest?

We’ve also included a Maths question paper we would do something similar in small groups in class at the end of the academic year to see what we have learnt.

Use these questions and talk through how to answer them with your child to talk through the misconceptions:

Maths Questions PDF


 You can make music without using instruments.

In this film, the young musicians begin to make music with help from British RnB singer Omar Lye-Fook.

They create their own melodies and rhythms from just the noises they can make with their bodies.

 YolanDa Brown shows you how to make music from objects found in the kitchen.

Watch the video and see how the children create a jar xylophone using glass jars, food colouring, a wooden spoon and water.

After the video if you scroll down there are 2 more activities to try

  1. Making a music instrument
  2. Play it activity


 Naomi Wilkinson has a song and dance routine which looks at the importance of self-belief.

This routine can be performed at home and encourages children to get up and moving while they learn.

Well done Year 1 – you’re doing so well!!!

Week Beginning 29th June part 2


We have loved seeing some of your monsters on Class Dojo – thank you so much for sharing with us!

Task 1:

Using the monster you created for your poem, we would like you to create a character description.

Write down as much information as you can about your monster, use lots of wow adjectives!

Use this template to help you:

Task 2:

Your monster has moved into your house. What rules would you like your monster to follow?

Write down your list of rules, you will need them for your next activity.

Task 3:

Read the poem:  Don’t Put Mustard in the Custard by Michael Rosen

Now you’ve read the poem, can you create a rules poem for your monster? Use the rules you came up with in task 2 and use them in your poem. Can you make your poem rhyme?


Partitioning numbers into tens and ones, have a look at the power point lesson 3.

Place-Value-within-100- lesson 3 and 4

Task 1:

Can you partition the numbers below?

38 – 3 tens and 8 ones, 30 + 8.

56, 72, 89, 54, 29, 63, 90, 11, 68, 45, 51, 14, 27, 12, 66.

Get your grown up to pick numbers from the 100 square.

Have a go at the part whole model:

Task 2:

Look at the power point again and look at lesson 4 comparing numbers.

Remember the hungry crocodile mouth always wants to eat the biggest number!!

Task 3:

Investigation …


Task 1:

Watch the video :–ks2-the-world/zkk6t39

How many continents are there? Can you name them?

How many oceans are there? Can you name them?

What is the equator?

Task 2:

Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer, look at the worksheet and draw a basic map of the world.

Look at the animals on the worksheet and plot them on your map in the different climates.

animals around the world

blank map


Can you draw, paint or build your monster from your English activity?

Think about shape and texture.

We’d love to see your monsters or any of your other work – send us a picture using your Class Dojo account!

Great work Year 1 – we’re so proud of you!!!

Week Beginning 29th June


Task 1

Have a go at reading this poem. Ask a grown up to help with any words you are stuck on.

There’s no such thing as monsters

by Roger Stevens

 There’s no such thing as the toast monster

Who lives on crumbs and bread.

There’s no such thing as the fluff monster

Who lives underneath your bed.

There’s no such thing as the U-bend monster

Who lives beneath the sink.

There’s no such thing as the fridge monster

Who jumps out when you need a drink.

There’s no such thing as the wardrobe monster

Who comes out to play when it’s dark.

There’s no such thing as the lost ball monster

Who eats lost balls in the park.

There’s no such thing as the vacuum cleaner monster

Who lives under the stairs.

There’s no such thing as the toy box monster

Who scares your teddy bears.

There’s no such thing as the toilet monster

Who lives inside the loo.

There’s no such thing as monsters and there’s not one behind you!



Did you like the poem? What did you like / What didn’t you like?

There are lots of rhyming words in this poem. Pick out the words that rhyme and write them down. Can you think of another rhyming word to go with each pair e.g. stairs, bears, chairs!

Task 2

Watch this video of the poem:

Read the poem again yourself (with a grown up helping with the tricky words). Try and learn some of the lines and post a video on class dojo of yourself saying part (or all if you really want a challenge) of the poem.

Task 3

Make your own monsters. Find an object around the house and a make up a monster to go with it. See if you can make a rhyme to go with your new monster. For example: There’s no such thing as a Table Monster who sits on all the chairs, There’s no such thing as a Fruit Monster that eats up all the pears. 

Share pictures of your new monsters and their rhymes on Class Dojo.


This week we are going to be working on numbers up to 100!!!

Task 1

Can you count up to 100? Choose one of these videos and count with them:

Do you know all the numbers up to 100? Are there any you get stuck on?

On a piece of paper have a go at writing all the numbers from 1 up to 100.

Task 2

Let’s test how well you know numbers up to 100. Print off this number square (or make one on a piece of paper if you don’t have a printer)

Hundred Square

Now ask someone to cover up some of the squares using coins or beads or anything small enough to cover a square – no peeking. Write down the numbers that are covered and then see if you are right. Repeat this with lots of different numbers.

Task 3

Ask someone to call out a number between 1 and 100. Then write down the number that comes before it and after it.

For example if I called out 52 – you would write down 51 and 53

Do this lots of times to make sure you are confident with all the numbers.

Have a go at these worksheets to practise your numbers up to 100. Remember the more star there are on the sheet, the harder the work. Challenge yourself!

Year 1 – WORKSHEETS – Counting to 100


Are you enjoying finding out how different types of transport have changed over the years? Today we’re finding out about trains. Have you ever been on a train before? What type of train was it? Did it go fast or slow?

Have a look at the power point to find out how trains changed people’s lives!

#Lesson Presentation George Stephenson and Trains

What have you found out about trains? Who was George Stephenson? How have trains changed over the years?

If you could catch a train anywhere right now, where would you go? Imagine you are going on that train journey, what is it like? What can you see? How do you feel?

Draw a picture or write about when you went on the train. You could even ask someone to film you describing your journey.

Well being 

How are you feeling today? Talk about your feelings to someone in your house or a friend / relative on the phone. If you don’t want to talk about how you are feeling, draw a picture that shows your feelings.

Have a go at some Cosmic Yoga, this one is Minecraft themed 🙂

Keep up the brilliant work Year 1 – we think you’re amazing!!!

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Week Beginning 22nd June part 2



Reading here is another tricky reading challenge. Have a try on your own or with help from a grown up.



Watch the video below and see if you can help Captain Capital defeat Captain Chaos.

Scroll down on the link and complete the activity – Punctuate with MC Ernie


We looked at Angry red A now we are going to look at Green Froggy can identify the ln gee sound in these words and then sort them into the different E sounds.

Green             Froggy            happy     

dream                  tree                 teacher

 teapot           she                  tea

fee                        week

Can you find anymore long E sounds in a reading book at home?


These questions are going to go over all the learning we’ve done at home and in school so far.

You can have an adult read them to you but let’s see if you can work out the answer on your own! They’re tricky so just have a go and see how you get on.

We also added an arithmetic paper for you have a try with your children. Again please help them if they’re finding it difficult and have a break – don’t get them to do it all in one go.

maths pdf


Watch the video can you write down three things you’ve learnt about forces.

BBC bitesize Forces video


Calling all Budding artists!

‘Planet Art featuring Wonky World’ have launched a community art competition for primary age children all around the world.

‘It’s our turn to change the world. Let’s paint a better picture.’

Why not get involved in this global competition? As well as there being great prizes on offer, it’s a great way to hone those artistic and creative skills!

To find out more visit

Have fun!

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Week Beginning 22nd June

Wow you’ve been working hard!

Thank you for all the work you’ve been sending in, we love seeing what you’ve been up to and sharing it with your friends!

Eleanor has been doing some brilliant maths this week, sorting objects into equal groups:

Joseph H has written his own version of the Mrs Armitage story:

Arian has written some great instructions:

Frank has made a brilliant Viking Longboat:

Well done all of you, 2 dojos each 🙂


Task 1

Watch this video of Mrs Burch showing you a new book:

How are non fiction and fiction books different?

What is the contents page for?

Now watch part 2:

What do you notice about the layout of the pages in this book?

Each page has a TITLE, some INFORMATION, a DIAGRAM with labels and interesting FACTS.

Choose two different creatures that you would find at the seashore and research them online. Ask a grown up to help you find some facts about them and write down a few things that you have found out.

Task 2

You will need the notes that you made about your seashore creatures yesterday. You’re going to add a page to the book using the same layout.  Here’s a reminder of what they look like: Choose one of the seashore creatures you researched yesterday. You can do your fact files on a computer if you want to, or you can do it on paper. Start with the TITLE, then underneath add some of the facts you’ve found out. Draw a DIAGRAM and add some LABELS. Don’t forget to add some FACT boxes to your page like the book.

If you want to you can do a fact file for the other creature you researched too!


This week we’re finding out about halves. Watch the video to find out more:

Task 1

Get a piece of paper and fold it in half. What is a half? Is there more than one way to fold a piece of paper in half?

Go through the powerpoint lesson 1.

Finding half Lesson 1

Now have a go at this activity – great for practising your cutting skills too!!!

Year 1 – PRACTICAL – Make halves

Task 2

Have a look at some real life objects (pencils, rubbers, glue sticks etc) How would they be split into halves?

Which objects can be split in half easier than others based on their shape and size?

Go through lesson 2:

Finding Half Lesson 2

Now have a go at these. If you’re feeling confident, go for 3 stars, if you’re not sure go for 1 star, if you’re somewhere in the middle go for 2 stars 🙂

Year 1 – WORKSHEETS – Recognise a half


Go through the reasoning questions together (this is the very last sheet after 3 stars)

What have you found out about halves?


Do you have a car at home? Look at these police cars:

What’s different about them? What’s the same? When do you think the car was invented?

Have a look at this:

#Lesson Presentation A History of Cars

How have cars changed over the years?

We’d like you to design a car for the future. Draw a picture of your car in the middle of a piece of paper and then add labels all around it to show us the new features you’ve designed. We’d love to put some of your cars on this page next week, so please send us some pictures!

PSHE and P4C (Philosophy for Children)

Watch these clips from Inside Out and say how you think the girl is feeling:

How are you feeling today? What is the best feeling in the world? What is the worst feeling in the world? Are there any feelings we shouldn’t have? Should we be happy all the time?

Talk about these big ideas with the people in your house. Ask them how they’re feeling today. 

Create a poster about different feelings and send a picture of it to us.

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Week Beginning 15th June Part 2

Wow you’ve been working hard!

Oscar B has written a brilliant version of our book. He’s called it Mr Henderson’s Helicopter. Well done Oscar this is brilliant – 2 dojos!!!

English Tasks

Task One

Is a reading task called A Birthday Surprise

English Task 1 (Reading comp)

You don’t need to print this, you can read it on screen with your child and answer the questions together.

If your child feels confident enough to read it and answer it themselves, let them have a try, then go through it together.

Retrieval and inference skills are very tricky so just have a good try and don’t worry if they find this a little hard – we haven’t done it for a while.

Task Two

We know you’ve been working hard on your writing. You task is to write a set of instructions on How to Ride a Bike (these can be made up).

With your writing remember to sit your letters on the line, use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

Don’t forget to include:

a title,


what you will need,

what you do,

a diagram.

Task Three Phonics

Meet Angry Red A

Can you think of any words using the long a sound?

Rain         Ray          They

Using a reading book how many long a words can you find?

Which is the most popular long a sound in your book? Let us know.

Maths Tasks

These lessons are looking at sharing using grouping.

Each day there is a PowerPoint and a suggested activity that matches the learning.

Task One

Making Equal Groups

Go through the Task 1 PowerPoint

PP Maths Task 1

The activity is practical and requires beads or counters or buttons or small toys that can be grouped.

Maths Task 1

Task Two

Making Equal Groups

Go through the Task 2 PowerPoint

PP Maths Task 2

These worksheet have three level start with 2 stars if this is too hard try the 1 star of its too easy try the three stars sheet.

At the end of the worksheets there are problem solving and reasoning cards have a go at these.

Masks Task 2

Task Three

Sharing Equally

Go through the Task 3 PowerPoint

PP Maths Task 3

Again these worksheet have three level start with 2 stars if this is too hard try the 1 star of its too easy try the three stars sheet.

At the end of the worksheets there are problem solving and reasoning cards have a go at these.

Maths Task 3


Sharing Challenge Cards

How many can you answer?

Maths Challenge Cards


Watch this forces song:

Can you take three pictures or a short video showing forces in action?

You could be sliding a chair – is this a push or a pull?

Try jumping, can you feel the push when you jump?


The teachers have created a video using a song with fantastic message.

Be PROUD of who YOU are!

Create and share your own message of why you are

PROUD of who YOU are!

This could be a dance,

lip syncing to a song,

a poster


a poem.

Don’t forget to share them with us – maybe you’ll see yours on this page next week!!!

Well done Year 1! Keep going!!!

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We love it when you send pictures in of what you’ve been up to. Here’s Heidi’s Viking ship from our history lesson on transport – well done Heidi, have 2 Dojo points 🙂Here’s Adele’s transport picture from our first history task, well done Adele, 2 dojos for you too!

Week Beginning 15th June



Keep going with your phonics! Phonics is a really important part of our learning in year 1. Have a go at these once a day if you can.

Phonics is a really important part of helping your child improve their reading, but we understand that it is hard to get your head around if you’ve never taught it before! At school we use Monster Phonics. This is a fun, engaging way of teaching phonics and the children love it! Monster Phonics can be accessed for free at the moment. Click the link to find out more and have a go at some phonics with your little monster 🙂  Monster Phonics Home Learning – Parent Letter

At the end of last week, you all did really well and used Mrs Armitage on Wheels to create your own story, we are so excited to read them.

Task 1

We would like you to read over your story and check you have used capital letters and full stops; don’t worry if you have missed any out, get a coloured pencil and add them in. Once you have done this highlight or underline the adjectives (describing words) you have used in your story. Can you make your story even better and use wow adjectives? Have a look at the alternative adjective grid to help you.

Alternative Adjectives

Task 2

Draw some illustrations to go with your own version of the story. Label these with adjectives and nouns. Now tell your story to someone in your house, showing them your illustrations as you go. Ask them to video you and then watch it back. What do you like about your story? What could you do even better next time? Please send your videos to us at


This week we are going to learn about creating equal groups. When you create equal groups you need to have the same amount in each group.

Task 1

Have a look at lesson one on the presentation.

Year-1-PRESENTATION-Multiplication-Division-Week-3 lesson 1

Practical investigation – find 10 objects in your house.

How many groups of 2 can you make?

How many groups of 5 can you make?

How many groups of 10 can you make?

Find 10 more objects, how many different ways can you make equal groups? Take photographs of your groups. Remember you must have exactly the same amount in each group.

Task 2

Look at the presentation lesson 2.

Year-1-PRESENTATION-Multiplication-Division-Week-3 lesson 2

Then complete the worksheet ‘create your own groups’, We have done the first one to show you what to do. Don’t worry if you haven’t got a printer. On a piece of paper, draw your groups and write a sentence describing your groups, look at the sheet to help you.

create your own groups


You’ve done some illustrations for your own story based on Mrs Armitage on Wheels, now create a front cover for your own story book. Use any type of media you like (paint, pens, collage materials, etc) and don’t forget to include the title of your story and your name (you are the author and illustrator after all 🙂 ) We would REALLY love to see these so please send us some pictures!!


We are going to start learning about hot and cold places.

Task 1

Get your grown up to show you the powerpoint ‘Hot and cold climates of the world’

Lesson Presentation Hot and Cold Climates of the World

When you’re done, tell your grown up one fact you have heard about each place? If you need to, go back and look over the powerpoint.

Task 2

When visiting different places we need different things to keep us safe.

In a hot country what would we need to protect us from the sun? Create a list of all the things we would need to take to keep us safe.

In a cold country what would we need to keep us safe? Would it be the same as when we visit a hot country? Create a list of what we would need to take to keep us safe.

Have a look at your lists, are they the same or different? Are there things you can take to both hot and cold places?

Mindfulness and me

Start with a stretch Kick off your week with some stretching. Starting from the head, go down the body stretching out each part. Roll your neck, wiggle your fingers and rotate your arms…

Give a gold star – Create a star template and each family member writes one for each other. Have some examples such as – “I give you a gold star for always making me laugh.”

Relax with calm and soothing music.

Well done Year 1, we’re so proud of you all!!!

Week Beginning 8th June part 2

You’re doing such a great job year 1 – keep going! Here’s some more activities for you:



Keep going with your phonics! Phonics is a really important part of our learning in year 1. Have a go at these once a day if you can.

Phonics is a really important part of helping your child improve their reading, but we understand that it is hard to get your head around if you’ve never taught it before! At school we use Monster Phonics. This is a fun, engaging way of teaching phonics and the children love it! Monster Phonics can be accessed for free at the moment. Click the link to find out more and have a go at some phonics with your little monster 🙂  Monster Phonics Home Learning – Parent Letter

Are you enjoying re-writing Mrs Armitage On Wheels?

At the beginning of the week, you made a story map of your own version of the story using a new character and a new type of transport.

Task 1

Speaking and Listening

Tell your story to someone in your house, don’t forget to use lots of lovely expression and make it as interesting as possible! Ask them what they thought. Is there anything you could add to make it even better?

Task 2

Draw a picture of your new main character in the middle of a piece of paper. Now label your picture describing your character using adjectives. What do they look like? (Mr Moon has curly, brown hair) What is their character like? (Mr Moon tells funny jokes, Mr Moon), What else can you say about them? (Mr Moon lives in a messy house etc.)

Task 3

You are now ready to write your own version of Mrs Armitage on Wheels. Give your story a title e.g. Mr Moon in a Balloon.

Write a beginning, middle and end using your plan to help you. Keep going back the Mrs Armitage book if you get stuck! Don’t forget capital letters and full stops. We can’t wait to read your stories!!!

Here’s the beginning of our story, what do you think? We’ve used the pattern in the book to help us.

Mr Moon in a Balloon

Mr Moon was in his hot air balloon with his pet cat Moggy, when a bird flew by. “What this balloon needs,” said Mr Moon “is a bird table.” So using the tools in his balloon he made a bird table and attached it to the side of the basket so the birds could stop and have a rest.

An aeroplane whizzed past the balloon. “What this balloon needs,” said Mr Moon, “is a some big flashing lights!” So using the tools in his balloon, he made some big flashing lights and hung them all around the balloon and the basket.


We are going to be looking at doubling for the next few days. Watch this video:

Task 1

Go through the powerpoint – lesson 4.


Now have a go at this practical doubling activity using ladybirds’ spots. If you can’t print it out you could just draw it on paper.

Year 1 – PRACTICAL – Make doubles

Task 2

Go through the powerpoint, lesson 5


Have a go at these worksheets. Start on the ones with 2 stars, if they’re too easy, try 3 stars, too tricky try 1 star.

Year 1 – WORKSHEETS – Double representations

Task 3

Recap what you’ve found out about doubling this week. Make some number cards up to 1 to 20. Use these cards to play some different doubling games. You could play a game of memory, where you turn over the cards to see if you can find the double, e.g 8 and 16. If they are a double you keep the cards, if not turn them over again – but remember where they are. Keep going until you’ve matched all the cards.

You could play doubles bingo – write down five numbers between 1 and 10. Ask someone to call out the doubles and if you’ve got that number you can cross it off. (If they call out 8 and you’ve got 4, cross it out because double 4 is 8). When you’ve got them all shout ‘BINGO’

What other doubling games can you come up with? We’d love to hear your ideas!! If you send them to us we might use them for next week’s activities!!


We’re finding out about how travel has changed over the years.

Big Question – Why have people always wanted to travel?

Watch this video about the Vikings and how they travelled:

Have a look at these pictures of Viking longboats and discuss the questions –

Activity Sheet Viking Longboat Images

Click on this link and scroll down to watch the short video about Viking longboats:

Have a look at this powerpoint –

#Lesson Presentation Early Travel The Viking Longboats

Now you’ve found out lots about Viking longboats, are you ready to have a go at making your own?

Here are some instructions for how to make a longboat:

Make a Viking Longboat Craft Activity

Make a Viking Longboat Craft Template

We’d love to see what you’ve created so please share some pictures with us!

Mindfulness and Me

Mindfulness means paying full attention to something. It means slowing down to really notice what you’re doing. Being mindful is the opposite of rushing or doing lots of things at once. When you’re mindful, you’re taking your time. You’re focusing in a relaxed, easy way. Sometimes we all feel a little worried about the things going on around us that we can’t control. It’s ok to have those feelings. So, to help us to stay calm and reduce those anxious feelings, it’s good to be mindful and focus on things that we can control or thinking happy thoughts. Focusing on your breathing and meditation, may help us to feel better and less anxious.


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Week beginning 8th June

Welcome to a new week of Home Learning

We hope you enjoyed the warmer weather last week and have been safe in the sun.


Task One

Listen to the book again.

Using a plain piece of paper fold it into 4 pieces and draw 4 events from the story in order.

EXTENSION: Write the events in your own words. Remember all the things she bought for her bike that you listed last week have you included these?

Task Two

Today we would like you to draw another story map. This time change the character and the bike.

You could have:

Mr. Large on a skateboard,

Mrs. Williow on a rocket,


Miss. Moon on a motorbike.

Make it as exciting as you can!

Remember to use a box on your story map to include all the things your character would need like Mrs Armitage did.


We are continuing with our work on multiplication and division and for the next two tasks were focusing on ARRAYS.

Task One

Use the PowerPoint called TASK ONE – this will help introduce the concept of an array. The children can use the worksheets complete their own arrays (PDF pg 3,4,5). Or using the example sheet (PDF, pg 1+ 2) they can use plain paper to make their own arrays and their stem sentence (PDF, pg 6).

PP Task One


Task Two

Use the PowerPoint TASK TWO this again explores the idea of using arrays. There are a few different activities included these will support your child.

PP Task Two

ACTIVITY 1 is a cut and stick activity matching the repeated additions to picture.

ACTIVITY 2 requires children to complete the table.


TASK TWO WORKSHEETS – Array representations


Game – spin the array. This is a game for you to try the pdf has the instructions for what you need.

EXTENSION GAME – Spin the array


Task One

We are going to be looking at FORCES. Watch this video:

Design a poster on PUSH and PULL. Can you think of 3 things that you push and three things that you pull? Remember to add labels to your diagrams.


If I were King or Queen for the day

This is where we see just where your imagination takes you.

Draw yourself as a ruler (King, Queen, Prime minister) and think about what laws you would put in place for the British people to follow. Write your 5 rules on the page.

You can record yourself declaring these new laws and send them to us at

Sending you big smiles through the screen!

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Week beginning 1st June part 2

Special Activity for World Environment Day!

Friday 5th June is World Environment day.

Head over to our Fair Trade page to watch a special video about Rainforests and have a go at one of the activities 🙂

Fair Trade News & Events

We are continuing our Summer 2 topic: 

Come Fly With Me


Task 1

At the beginning of the week you made some predictions about our new book, Mrs Armitage on Wheels. Watch the video of the book being read to you and read along:

Were your predictions correct? Did you like the story? Why / Why not? Retell the story to someone in your house – can you remember all of it? If not you might want to listen to it again.

Task 2

Write some sentences about the things Mrs Armitage added to her bike. Practise using capital letters, full stops and adjectives. Here’s one for you:

Mrs Armitage added a bright, shiny chain to her bike.

Mrs Armitage added a ________, _______ ________ to her bike.

How many sentences can you write?

Task 3

At then end of the book Mrs Armitage buys some roller skates. She wants to add some things to these too. Can you think of 3 things that Mrs Armitage could add to her skates? Set your work out like this:

1. What these skates really need is a _________, _________ ___________ . So Mrs Armitage added it to her skates.

2. What these skates really need is a __________, ___________ __________. So Mrs Armitage added it to her skates.

3. What these skates really need is a __________, ___________ __________. So Mrs Armitage added it to her skates.

Now draw a picture of Mrs Armitage on her skates with the new things you’ve added.


Task 1

Adding Equal groups

Work through the PowerPoint reasoning questions are at the end

Use the pdf Task 3 to compete the ‘adding equal groups’ activity.

Task 1 pp

TASK one Maths -PRACTICAL – Adding equal groups

Task 2

Go through the power point, talk about each slide as you go to make sure your child understands. Use practical equipment to explain if this helps (you could use lego, beads, biscuits, anything really)


Have a go at these worksheets – remember the more stars, the harder they are:

Year 1 – WORKSHEETS – Adding equal groups

Task 3

Find 10 objects in your house that are the same (this could be lego, beads, blobs of playdough, biscuits, grapes, anything you’ve got to hand).

Complete the following sentences:

I can make _____ equal groups of 2.

I can make ______ equal groups of 5.

I can make _______ equal groups of 10.

Find 20 objects that are the same. Complete the following sentences:

I can make _____ equal groups of 2.

I can make ______ equal groups of 5.

I can make _______ equal groups of 10.

Find 30 objects that are the same. Complete the following sentences:

I can make _____ equal groups of 2.

I can make ______ equal groups of 5.

I can make _______ equal groups of 10.


We’re going to be finding out all about how travel has changed over the years. How many different types of travel have you used? Write down all the different ones you can think of.

Look at these pictures of aeroplanes. Put them in order from oldest to newest:


Do you know how people used to travel before we had aeroplanes and cars?

Have a look at this powerpoint:

#Lesson Presentation How Has Transport Changed

Now have a go at these activity sheets:

Activity Sheet Travel and Transport Timeline – Editable


Watch the story ‘Ruby’s Worry’

Do you have any worries at the moment? Talk to someone in your house about them.

Make yourself a worry doll to share your worries with, make sure you share them with a real person too though!

How To Make Your Own Worry Doll

Just for fun 🙂

Do something creative, paint a picture or bake a cake (with an adult to help you). Do a magic trick or video a new football skill. Climb a tree or have a race. Share with us what fun things you’ve been up. If we get lots of pictures we will post some pictures of the fun things we’ve been up to as well. Always thinking of you Year 1. Stay safe!

Week Beginning 1st June

Welcome to Summer 2!

We hope you had a great half term and enjoyed the beautiful weather!

Our topic for our work this term is:

Come Fly with Me


Our new book is Mrs Armitage on Wheels-

Task One – Prediction

What do you think this book is about?

Who do you think this book is about?

What do you think will happen? Draw this and write your predictions around your picture.

Task 2 – Character Description

Draw your own picture of the main character Mrs Armitage and write 5 sentences to describe her.


Task 3 – phonics

Mrs Armitage rides her bike so we are going to focus on the split vowel diagraph i_e such as ride, bike, kite, bite

Can you spell and then draw i_e words? Use a book to help you find some.

Ongoing Spelling

Could you continue to work with your child on spelling high frequency words, we have attached them below. This will help your child enormously when they come back to school as these words are used most often when reading and writing.

If you have access to a printer, you can print the words out here: FIrst 100 High Frequency Words

Why not try playing games with the words, like bingo or matching pairs.


We will be focusing on Multiplication and Division

The next few lessons will focus on counting in 10’s

Task One:

Work through the PowerPoint looking at counting in 10’s please work through the reasoning questions at the end. These questions will develop your child’s understand and help them to apply their knowledge moving forward.

There is a set of worksheets – pick which level suits your child. IF your child is finding the sheet with 1 star easy move to 2 stars and then challenge them to the 3 stars sheet.

EXTENSION: the last sheet is a set of questions that involve reasoning. Work through these together (verbally). Discussing how they can get the answer is more important than the answer itself.

PP Maths Task One

Task One a Variety of Coutning to 10 activities

Task Two:

Making Equal Groups

Work through the PowerPoint and if you have access to a printer complete the worksheet. Again we have attached three levels. Let your child try them and see which they feel comfortable with.

task two maths pp

TASK Two maths making equal groups


This week it’s all about the background

Can you get a picture with a type of transport in the background? This could be an aeroplane in the sky, your bike in the garden or a scooter in the shed. If you’re taking pictures near a road please do this safely.


How do I know I’m being good?

Place a picture or a drawing of yourself in the middle of a piece of paper –

Can you think about all the ways you are good?

Are you good at home? Do you help a grown up? Are you good at sports? Music? Drawing? Are you a good friend?

Things I am good at activity sheet

Design Technology

Design and make a junk model of your own vehicle. This could be a bike, a car, a plane, a boat, a submarine, a hot air balloon, a train, a bus or any other vehicle you can thing of. Don’t forget to draw your design first and label it with the materials you’re going to use. We would love to see your designs and the finished models you make, so please share your pictures with us!

Well done for all your hard work! Sending you big High Fives through the screen!

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Happy Half Term

We thought you might like to do a fun project over half term, we would LOVE to see what you get up to! So please share any pictures or videos with us at

Around the World in 60 ChildrenPick a country – any country (you might want to look at a world map and choose a country you’re interested in, or you may want to pick a country you’ve been to on holiday to or a country where some of your family live).

Research your country – you may want to find your country on google earth

You can then decide what you’d like to find out, create, design, draw, based on your country. Here are some ideas:

English: Create a leaflet or poster persuading someone to visit your chosen country.

Maths: Find out information about your country and create a top trumps card:


Land area:

Capital population:

What else can you add?

Geography: What is the weather like in your country? Research the weather over the year and create a weather forecast. You could get someone to video you doing a weather report. Are there any famous rivers or mountains in your country?

Science: What is your country’s national plant? Can you draw and label the plant? What animals live in the country you are researching. Can you write down some facts about your animal or create a poster?

History: Find out what important historical events happened in your country. Write down what it was, when it was and what happened during this event.

DT: What food is your country famous for? Can you, with your grown up, cook/make this food?

Art: Draw, paint, collage or make a model of a famous landmark from your country.

Music: Research a famous musician from your country, write down as many interesting facts as you can find. Listen to your country’s national anthem.

P.E. – What sport is your country famous for or really good at? Write about this sport and draw a picture to go with it. Have you ever played this sport?

There are so many things you could do – the world is your oyster 🙂 – it doesn’t have to be any of these you can come up with your own creative ideas! We can’t wait to see what you get up to!


Week beginning Monday 18th May part 2


Well done practising your phonics, keep going it’s really important! Scroll down for the monster phonics info if you need it.

Speaking and Listening

In the last set of activities we asked you to write a story about the tiny dragon in the picture:Today we’d like you to read your story out loud to someone in your house. Before you start, tell them that you are practising your expression (this means changing your voice to make your story really interesting). Can you make your voice get louder and softer or faster and slower to make the story really dramatic? We’d love to see a short video of you reading your story out loud! Ask someone to record you after you’ve had a few practises and send your video to


You’re getting so good with your reading and we love seeing the pictures you’ve sent in with your reading buddies – keep sending these in for the chance to win a prize for your class when we’re all back at school! Have a go at reading this short story and then answer the questions:

The Bumblebear – 60 Second Reading Activity


Here are some tricky word word searches (that’s a tongue twister 🙂 )

When you’ve found the tricky words, ask someone in your house to test you to see how many of them you can spell!

Common Exceptions Words – 1

Common Exceptions Words – 2

Common Exceptions Words – 3

Common Exceptions Words – 4


Activity 1You have been finding out all about money. Today you’re going to set up a shop in your house or garden. Get some of your toys and some things from around the house that you’re allowed to borrow (ask permission first and don’t use anything breakable). Now make some prices for your things (prices between 1p and 20p) and write the prices on labels (these can just be bits of paper you’ve cut up). Now ask someone to come to your shop and choose some things to buy. Use a pencil and some paper to work out how much they need to pay. You could use real coins if you’ve got any or you could cut these out:

Money to cut out

Do this several times to practise adding up different amounts of money.

Activity 2

Work out how much the ice creams cost by counting up the coins:

How much do the ice creams cost?

Activity 3

Working out change. This can be tricky so use your best subtraction skills: when you’re looking at each question think ‘is it easier to take away or count on?’ You can use real coins (or the cut out ones) to help you if you want to.

Giving change


Set up your shop again and work out how much change you have to give each customer.


This week we’ve been finding out about the different parts of plants. Did you know trees are plants too? Do you know the names of any trees? My favourite tree is a Birch tree, can you guess why? 🙂

Ask your family to help you write a list of all the names of different trees you can think of. Now log on to your active learn account and watch the video about trees, you should find it in your ‘my stuff’ section and it looks like this:

Choose two different trees from your list (you may want to choose two that grow near your house or in a local park.) Now compare them like the trees in the video (what is the same, what is different?) You could do some bark rubbings or collect leaves to compare, or you could make a video comparing your chosen trees. We’d love to see what you’ve done!

Here’s a tree joke for you:

How does a tree get on the internet?

They log on!


Listen to this song about trees:

What did you like about it? What didn’t you like about it? Play it a second time and have a go at singing along. What does preserve our trees mean? Why do we need to preserve trees?



What does being kind mean to you? Is it important to be kind? Why / Why not?

Listen to this story:

What did you think of the story?

Make a kindness jar – ask someone to help you wash up an old jar or pot to use as a kindness jar (plastic is better as it’s safer and won’t break so easily). Cut up some pieces of paper and write on each one something you could do to be kind to someone. Fold these up and put them in the jar. Each day take out a piece of paper and do that thing to show kindness to someone. Decorate your jar if you can – we’d love to see what you’ve been up to so please share any pictures with us!



Keep going with your phonics! Phonics is a really important part of our learning in year 1. Have a go at these once a day if you can.

Phonics is a really important part of helping your child improve their reading, but we understand that it is hard to get your head around if you’ve never taught it before! At school we use Monster Phonics. This is a fun, engaging way of teaching phonics and the children love it! Monster Phonics can be accessed for free at the moment. Click the link to find out more and have a go at some phonics with your little monster 🙂  Monster Phonics Home Learning – Parent Letter




Year 1 Curriculum Guide

Year 1 National Expectations





‘Teach Your Monster To Read’


The Hive

National Autism Society Website

Little Animals Activity Centre
The fun way to play and learn at home!