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23rd March- 3rd April

Hello Year 1! We hope that you have enjoyed your work packs sent home from school before we closed which will take you up until the Easter Holidays. We have enjoyed seeing your hard work! Well done!


3rd April 2020- 19th April

We have uploaded an optional activity sheet for you to complete over the Easter holidays with your family if you would like . There are loads of fun activities for you to complete every day. 



Easter Holiday activities

                                                       20th April 2020- 1st May 2020

We will upload your new work from home packs on here for the weeks beginning 20th April and 27th April. These have been made to last you for 2 weeks. These packs have been printed and will be available to collect in school from Tuesday 21st April. This way you can follow the website links from this digital copy (if you are able) and complete the tasks as you have been doing, on paper in your paper packs. We have included website links to help provide children with variety. If you are not able to access them, please do not worry; the paper tasks can be completed without the links. We hope you enjoy!

Work pack number 2 (20.4.20-1.5.20)- Also available to collect from school in paper form

4th May 2020- 15th May 2020

Your next work pack is available to collect from the school between 10am and 2pm on Monday-Friday. Please head towards the Imperial Avenue gate and they will be brought out to you.


There will also be a phonics book for you to collect to use alongside the phonics activities in the work pack. There will still be  a daily English, Phonics, Topic and Maths task included in the work pack. Any of the video links or web links are completely optional and designed to support the grown-ups understanding of the task and provide variety for the children. If these cannot be accessed it will not impact upon the task in the work book. Thank you for all of your hard work with the home learning- we are really enjoying reading your emails!

Home Learning pack 3- (4.5.20 - 15.5.20)- Also available to collect from school in paper form

18th May 2020 and 1st June 2020

Your next work pack is available to collect from the school between 10am and 2pm on Monday-Friday. Please head towards the Imperial Avenue gate and they will be brought out to you.


Your next pack covers 2 weeks, the week beginning 18.5.20, then it stops for half term and continues again on 1.6.20. We have not reprinted a new phonics book as your child has now learnt all of the sounds they would have been taught in school. We hope this time is now spent revising any sounds your child may find tricky, or recapping some of the earlier sounds. 


Enjoy! Don't forget to keep in touch! 


Home Learning pack 4 -(18.5.20 -1.6.20)- Also available to collect from school in paper form.

Home Learning pack 6- (22.6.20 and 29.6.20)- Also available to collect from school in paper form

Home learning pack 7- (wb 6.7.2020- 13.7.2020) Also available to collect from school in paper form

Optional additional activities:



https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zjpqqp3/year-1-lessons/1 BBC Bitesize have released a series of daily lessons aimed at Year 1- these look fantastic!




https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joe+wicks Joe Wicks has been completing daily PE lessons. These have been a great home workout! 



https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=maddie+moate Maddie has been sharing some daily Science facts on her YouTube channel. Very interesting!!





On this page you can find out about the different activities we are doing in school.  You can play games to help your learning and see photos of our special events.  



Miss Crispin- Year 1 Leader and Class Teacher (1C)

Mrs O'Neill- Year 1 Class Teacher (1W)

Miss O'Brien- Year 1 Class Teacher (1O)


At the bottom of this page you will find lots of information about our P.E slots, library days and useful resources for Maths, Phonics and English. 


If you need any further information, please talk to your child's class teacher.




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Common Exception Words

It is expected that most children are able to read these words in books and spell them in their writing by the end of Year 1.



General Year 1 Information


PE - Year 1 have PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure no earrings are worn on these days, and that all long hair is tied back.


Library - Year 1 visit the school library on a Thursday afternoon - Please ensure that children have their bookbags in school.


Reading books- Children have all been given an individual coloured reading book. These could be changed daily or after the children have read it with you regularly at home. Don't forget to record each read in your reading logs. 


Every Tuesday we will send home 3 new sounds to practise for their homework with their phonics book. Please ensure that their phonics books are returned to school daily! 


Homework books need to be brought in on the following Monday to allow time for marking. :) 






Reccomended Reading List for Year 1


The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

The Bad-Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle

Funnybones by Allan Ahlberg

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy

Cops and Robbers by Allan Ahlberg

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

The Emperor of Absurbia by Chris Riddell

There Are cats in This Book by Viviane Schwarz

Mister Magnolia by Quentin Blake

Katie Morag’s Island Stories by Mairi Hedderwick

My Friend Bear by Jez Alborough

Avocado Baby by John Burningham

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

Meg and Mog by Helen Nichol

Not Now, Bernard by David McKee

A Dark, Dark Tale by Ruth Brown

Dogger by Shirley Hughes

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

The Dark by Lemony Snicket

You Can’t Take An Elephant On The Bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck

Penguin by Polly Dunbar

You Choose! by Pippa Goodhart

Stanley’s Stick by Neale Layton

What to do if an Elephant Stands on your Foot by Michelle Robinson

Dinosaurs in the Supermarket! by Timothy Knapman


Phonics Games to Play

To play the phonics games click on the picture below.

Please choose Phase 2,3 and 4 to play.


Reading real and nonsense words

Blending Dragon: Quicky read the word, catch correct ones and fly through the gate to get rid of false words


Maths Games to play



In Maths we are learning about number recognition.

Click on the pictures to play the different games.



These are other games you could play.


Counting in 10s

Counting in 5s

Money Games

Pay For It


Play Save the Whale to practice your numberbond skills

Save The Whale 2



Robin Hood Archery Doubles


Counting in 2s

Play these games to help you recognise 3D shapes.