Year 1


Welcome to Year 1


Happy Easter Year One!


We know that lots of you have been working really hard at home for the last couple of weeks and we hope that the activities and ideas we have put on our class page have been useful and enjoyable.

If you want to complete any more work or activities over the next 2 weeks then we have put together some suggested fun activities and some more links to cool websites for you to look at. Remember, you don't have to do any of these.


After the holiday, we will put daily activities and suggestions back on to our page.


Have a lovely Easter and remember to keep listening to your grown ups at home.

Remember to keep safe and keep smiling.

Love From

Mrs Johnson & Mrs Cooper.









Easter Activity Ideas.

Home Learning Pictures.

We would love to see any examples of some of the activities and tasks you have completed whilst you have been at home - Please email us so we can put some of them on our Year 1 page!



Subject: FAO Year 1 teachers

Friday 3rd April 2020.

Starter of the Day:

10p = 5p + ___

20p = 10p + ___ + ___

50p = 20p + ____ + ____


Maths: Division by Sharing.


Can you complete the questions below on a piece of paper showing your share plates.




.Reading – Read for 10 minutes to an adult or an older sibling.




We normally have indoor PE on a Friday morning. We have been doing gymnastics and learning how to balance, turn and jump carefully off a bench, landing in a chair seat pose.

Can you remember the different ways we can balance?

What about the jumps?

Have a go at making up your own routine using 5 of the movements we used in lesson.

Maybe you can have a go at yoga too using cosmic kids on youtube


Golden time –

Enjoy the afternoon playing with your toys.  If you have some Lego have a go at the Lego 30 day Lego challenge. 

You might like to do some craft. Can you make an Easter basket? Or your own Easter hat/bonnet?






Phoneme of the Week.


How many words can you think of that have the phoneme 'ee' in them? 


  • Sort the words you think of into different spelling families.
  • Think of alien words you could make?
  • Can you find any of the words you think of in your reading book?
  • Can you write sentences with the 'ee' words in and as an extra challenge can you include some tricky words?

Number of the Week.


   Using this number explore as many different ways as possible that make the number 15. 


 You could put the number 15 in the middle of your page and then draw, write and make the number all around it (be as creative as you can !)


You could think about;

  • How to spell the number.
  • How many Tens and Ones are in the number.
  • How many different ways can you partition 15?
  • How many calculations can you make that have the answer of 15?
  • Is it odd or even?
  • How can you make 15p or £15?
  • Would you rather have 15p or £15?
  • Would you rather have 15minutes playtime or 15 minutes for maths?
  • What numbers are < > 40?
  • Make a word problem involving the number 40 or with the answer 40.




Story of the Week - The Something By Rebecca Cobb




The Something Activity Idea.

  • What do you think could be inside the hole in the garden?
  • Draw what you think it could be?
  • Could you write the next part of the story? what could happen next?






In Year 1 we aim for all children to become confident and independent writers. This term we will read and investigate non-fiction texts; their features and layout. Initially the children will explore the text as readers before planning and thinking about writing their own piece of work. 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 in 2s, 5s and 10s, as well as number bonds to 10 and 20.  In particular the children will be focusing on adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers, finding fractions of shapes and numbers, measuring different amounts and collecting and interpreting their own data.


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 once a week. Some children will be heard individually, by one of our Reading Buddies and all children will take part in a Guided Reading session. 


We welcome comments from parent(s)/carers about how your child has read, even if it is just to let us know they really enjoyed the book! The children will be responsible for changing their own book as often as they like. To enable reading to happen frequently 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-Spring 1- Schools in the Past. (History Focus)

In this topic we will be focussing on our History skills and encouraging the children to understand what school was like during the Victorian Times. The children will have opportunities to compare school today with that of the past and consider how and why it is different. The children will also begin to gain an understanding of Historical vocabulary using key words such as old, past and long ago in order to begin to understand chronology.

Spring 2- My School Grounds.  

During this topic the children will build upon their Geography skills from Autumn 1. The focus for our learning is our school and the children will explore the school grounds and it's immediate environment. The children will get the opportunities to explore, use and make simple maps, plans and aerial photographs and begin to understand the difference between each type of image. The children will consolidate their compass skills and use them to explore the school grounds.










Please ensure suitable indoor (Thursday) and outdoor (Tuesday) clothing is provided and named. For their outdoor kit, they will need joggers/leggings and a fleece/hoodie, especially as the cold months are approaching and the children will still take part in outdoor P.E. sessions.




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 for the week but it must be filled with water. They can fill it up during the school day when they need more.


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.