Year 1

Welcome to another week of Home Learning. 
We hope you have all had a lovely weekend!

We look forward to hearing from you this week and seeing some of the super work you complete at home.


Remember the lessons we have prepared are based on what  the children would have been learning at school.  This might help as a guide for what is expected e.g. how much work they should be doing each day. 

If you need any help or have any questions, please contact us via the Year One email.

Please be aware that we are both still teaching the key worker children in school, so we will get back to you asap.  


We hope to see you all very soon.

Keep safe and keep smiling.

Mrs Johnson & Ms Cooper.


For those who are interested in additional resources there are a few useful sites that can be accessed to play games, watch videos and access resources.



Phonics Play.

Accessed online

We use this website at school. there are loads of fun games to play and it is a really useful tool for phonics. They are currently offering free access. Use the log in detail below.


BBC Bitesize.

There are loads and loads of resources and links on here and also vides and programmes to watch, all linked to the curriculum.




Log in details were sent home at the beginning of the school year.(stuck in reading diaries) All of the children have an account, paid for by school. Please get in touch with us if you can't find your log in.  There are lots of games and activities that the children can enjoy and certificates to earn from points gained when playing. 




School work is important but so is having fun in the snow! We would love to see your pictures of you enjoying the recent snowfall. Maybe you've been sledging or built an amazing snowman. We hope you enjoy our photos below of us enjoying the snow. 

We look forward to seeing how much fun you've been having in the snow. Stay safe everyone!



Year One Having Fun in the Snow!

Remote Learning - Spring 1

A celebration of our super work this week!

A message from Ms Cooper

A message from Mrs Johnson.

Dear Parents and Carers,


Please find below the Christmas Video from Year One.

Thank you to all of you that gave consent and sent in pictures from home. This video was completed early this week, so apologies for any photographs sent later in the week from home, that haven't been included.


Everyone in the Year One team wishes you a very Merry Christmas.


Thank you for all your support this term, the children have been amazing and we can't wait to see them all again after the holiday and have lots more fun together in the Spring Term.


Mrs Johnson & Ms Cooper.




Year 1 Christmas celebration


Year 1 Reading

Year 1 Autumn 2 Remote Learning Pack!

Year 1 Remote Learning Work Pack

 Your class teachers are Mrs Cooper 1C and Mrs Johnson 1J. Miss Cooper, Ms Carr and Mr Nolan and Mrs Bridge will also be working in Year One, supporting the children with their learning.
On Thursday afternoon 1C will be taught by Mrs Underhill and 1J will be taught by Ms Hassan. 


Remember any questions or messages can be sent to the Year One email address.


Below you will find some links to songs that we have been sharing in school. These are really enjoyed by the children and are a great way of remembering key information. You might like to use them at home too. 











Year 1 Remote Learning Work Pack

Year One Classrooms.


Year One Curriculum.



In Year 1 we aim for all children to become confident and independent writers. To achieve this we have a big focus on phonics and correct letter formation. We choose text and topics carefully to engage the children and make writing both purposeful and fun. 
This term we will look at several well know stories and traditional tales with repetitive patterns and phrases. Throughout the term the children will be supported to speak and then write in complete sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 





All children will be exposed to maths every day, through a range of practical and real life activities. The children will continue to work on their number recognition and counting skills.
They will regularly practice counting from different starting points and count forwards and backwards. In addition to this, they will also learn to count in 2s, 5s and 10s, as well as recalling the number bonds to 10 and then moving onto 20.
This term we will be focusing on the 4 main number operations. The children will have many opportunities to use practical equipment to support their learning and will also begin to record their calculations and discuss new strategies that could be used to solve problems, find solutions and reach answers. 


Lots of our work will be investigative. We encourage you to practice maths skills at home with your child. Look for numbers around the house, count the stairs, help pay for items in the shop… maths is everywhere!




All children take part in daily phonics lessons to support their developing reading abilities. Children in Year 1 read at least once a week to an adult in school.  Additionally, some of the children will also be heard individually to help boost their confidence and develop their fluency and pace. This may be with their class teacher, a teaching assistant or one of our Reading Volunteers. 


We welcome comments from parent(s)/carers about how your child has read at home, even if it is just to let us know they really enjoyed the book!
The children will be responsible for changing their own book and they can do this as often as they like. The books they can choose from are in our classroom and are phonic based. The children will be guided to help choose the correct level to take home. 
 To enable reading to happen frequently at school, we advise that your child brings their book and reading diary in their book bag every day.


Remember we have the reading challenge scheme in place throughout the school and the children can earn extra playtimes and small rewards plus a lovely reading certificate for every 20 reads they complete at home.





  Topic-Autumn 1-My School.

(Geography Focus)

In this topic we will focus on our early Geography skills and encouraging the children to explore their school surroundings and environment. The children will have opportunities to compare different areas of their school and consider how and why they are different. They will also be encouraged to express their opinions and preferences and plan, through simple mapping, how they could improve certain features of the school. The children will also begin to use geographical vocabulary to describe the physical and human geography of areas of our school. Additionally, they will begin to explore positional and directional vocabulary.

Autumn 2- School in the Past.

(History Focus)

During this topic the children will look at how school was different during Victorian time. The children will compare school today with school in the past and begin to gain an understanding of how life was different for children during Victorian times. The children will study artefacts and be encouraged to ask questions to find out answers. They will also begin  to explore simple historical vocabulary and chronology.





The children usually bring a PE kit into school and this is kept in their box and sent home half termly. However, in-line with latest government guidance and suggestions, at the moment the children are being asked to come into school dressed for PE on their Year specific PE days.

This half term our PE days are on Wednesday(outdoor,weather dependent!) and Friday (indoor). 




Extra Information

Please make sure you write your child’s name in all clothing they wear to school. (even shoes!)


Children can bring in a bottle with their name on to keep at school and drink from throughout the day but it must be filled with water please.  They can fill it up during the school day when they need more. at the moment we are asking for these to be taken home each night to be washed and returned to school the following day. 


At break time your child will be offered fruit as a snack but if they want to they can bring in a healthy snack (nut free)  to take outside with them. (fruit)




We very much look forward to the new term ahead. If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to any member of the Year 1 team.