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Welcome to the Year 1 Learning Page


 Welcome back to the Summer term! All the staff in Year 1 hope you and your families are safe and well and that you had a lovely Easter break.

This page is for you to continue accessing Year 1 resources and activities whilst you are at home.

A lot of the activities are online, some of them you can complete with paper and pens, others may need a few resources.

     Don't worry if you don't have everything - use what you have got or try a different activity.                                     


Click here for information about the reading challenge

Remember, you are not limited to what is on here! You could try baking a cake, reading a book, practicing an instrument or try a new hobby. 

We can't wait to hear about all the amazing things you've been doing. 


If you have any questions about your child's learning you can email us on:

One of the team will be monitoring it daily for you.




Over the next few weeks, the children will be returning to school in Reception and Year 1.

The teachers will be sharing the following rules with your child and we thought it would be nice for you to talk to your child about them before they return to school.

There is also a child friendly video about social distancing for you to share with your child to help their understanding. Please click on the link below to see this.


Thank you and keep safe and well.

Welcome to the Summer 2 term!

Show and Tell - Thank you for sending in your show and tell videos. They were all amazing. Check them out!

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BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize have started uploading daily lessons on their website. There are a number of lessons for each day including English, Maths and a different foundation subject. There is a video to watch  that introduces each lesson and there are different activities to complete afterwards. 


The National curriculum gives lists of words that children should be able to read and spell at different points throughout school. Here is a list of words for Year 1. What interesting ways can you think of to help you practice spelling them and to remember them? You can always give the phase 2,3 4 and 5 tricky words a go that you can find by searching tricky words on google. 


We would love you to start learning about time. Get an adult to show you a clock. How many numbers can you see? Ask them what time it is! Focus on finding out what o'clock means first.

Time also includes days of the week and months of the year. How many days are in a week? Can you name them? Can you put them in order? What about the months of the year? 



Summer 2 term


This term we will be writing instructions. Can you write any instructions to help another person to do something? Here are some ideas you could have a go at writing instructions for:

Make a jam sandwich.

Make a drink of squash.

Getting ready in the morning.

How to build a sandcastle.

Write it down so you can share it with us when you come back to school or you can practice your ICT skills and type it up. 

Here are some templates for instructions to help you practise these skills.

Talk4writing home/school resources

Talk for Writing is an engaging teaching framework based on the principles of how children learn.

Here are some of their home-school English Booklets.

The units are age-related, but please feel free to pick and choose what is right for your child.

They all include a model text which is also available as a streamed audio recording.


Do you have any books at home linked to summer, the beach or holidays? If you do, find them and read them! Once you have finished reading it, write down what your favourite part was and why. You could draw your favourite character too! If you don't have any books at home, there are lots of stories to watch on youtube!


Can you find any poems about the beach? Here are a few to get you started ...



Don't forget, you can still write a book review about a seaside story if you want to.


Think about all things Summer and create a colourful poster!

What happens during this season? What is the weather like? How is it different to Spring? What clothes might you wear in the Summer? What do you need to do to stay safe when it is hot? 



Can you write a weather report for two different days and compare the weather?

Here are some resources to help you with your Science at home.


There are loads of celebrities doing live workouts at various times of the day so why not give some of these a go laugh


Joe Wicks - PE with Joe 9am 

This can be found on youtube; subscribe for free and do it live at 9am or the videos stay on youtube so you can do it later on in the day if you prefer! 


Oti Mabuse - Kids dance lessons 

Oti is a professional dancer on Stricty Come Dancing and is hosting a variety of kids dance lessons on youtube! Just search for 'Oti Mabuse kids dance lessons'. 



You can access a variety of gonoodle videos on youtube so you can do all the dances we do in the classroom in your very own home. It is also free to sign up on the gonoodle website to create your own monster and level it up with all the dancing you are doing! 


Cosmic Kids - Yoga

Search Cosmic Kids on youtube and you can do a variety of yoga sessions that follow some well known stories. 


Daily walks 

Don't forget your daily walk! See what things you can spot on your walk! How many rainbows can you spot in peoples windows? Play I-spy or just simply explore the local environment! 


We are learning how to follow offline instructions.

The children are being taught to ‘think like a coder.’ Computers can only follow logical, step by step instructions so they need to be planned well. A computer has no common sense! Children need to become computational thinkers. You use code to tell a computer what to do. Before you write code you need an algorithm. An algorithm is a list of rules to follow in order to solve a problem. Algorithms need to have their steps in the right order. Watch this clip to find out more.

Have a look at this algorithm PowerPoint – What instructions can children think of that they have followed today?

Practical task ideas:

Try some offline activities where children need to follow instructions. What happens if they are incorrect or not clear?

Give your child a set of instructions for moving around the home or garden (take five steps forward, do a quarter turn clockwise, go backwards for three steps, etc.) Ask them to predict where they will end up after they follow the instructions. Repeat using a range of starting points.

Robots game: Tell children you would like them to be robots — for this you will give an instruction and they have to follow it. Start with simple instructions and extend to instructions that involve doing more than one thing at the same time, or a sequence of instructions in a row. Can they give you instructions to follow too?


As it is the Summer term, why dont you try and make some yummy summer snacks for everyone at home? You could cut up some fruit to make fruit kebabs or make some fruit ice lollies!

 Just remember to stay safe when using kitchen tools and make sure there is an adult to help you. Can you be adventurous and try some new foods during this time? 




This term we are looking at lighthouses. We are going to draw them, paint them, collage them and decorate them in our own ways.


Here are some pictures of lighthouses for you to look at.





Can you use one of the templates to design your own lighthouse? You could make a template of your own too!

We are also looking at some of the artwork of the Tracey Emin.

She produces contemporary art and she uses a range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, film, photography, installations and sewing applique.

Have a look at this PowerPoint and discuss some of the questions about her work.

Ideas for the family

If you've got the space to do this safely why not give it a go!

Everyone loves building dens!

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