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Welcome to the Year 1 class page

Please click the website above for some super activities and ideas!

Summer Term

Welcome back to Summer Term 2!


As we start this final half term, like many of you, we are unsure what it will look like and how the term

will plan out.  To begin with we will be providing one week of online learning and then from the 8th June

2020 we will be welcoming children back into school. 

Year 1 letter and survey

To allow Mrs Hunt to plan the provision which we can offer, a letter has been sent to all Year 1 parents

which outlines a home school partnership arrangement.  There is also a link for a second survey which

MUST BE completed by Midnight on the 31st May 2020 by all parents.  This can be found on the

Class Dojo, Class Story, for Year One.  If you need a copy as you are unable to access Class Dojo,

please contact your child's class teacher who can forward you the information.

World Oceans Day topic

To support parents this week at home we will be providing activities for a World Oceans Day topic. World Oceans Day will be on Monday 8th June 2020.  As our School community is situated on the coast we felt this would be a great time to celebrate the oceans, but also become more aware of the effect pollution is having on them.

Keeping in Touch

Please do remember to keep in touch with your child's class teacher, it is vital that your class teacher hears from you at least once a week.  This will also continue throughout the Summer term..please see below the expectations of the school;

  • If you have agreed that your child will be returning on Monday 8th June, however they are unable to attend, you need to contact the school on each day of the absence by 9.30 as per usual attendance policy
  •                                            Or 
  • If you have made the choice to keep your child at home we are still required to undertake safeguarding procedures to check in with you weekly. If we do not hear from you or you do not answer our calls we will continue to undertake welfare checks through home visits. We will continue to use DoJo and Tapestry as the primary mechanism for keeping in touch with you. 


Kind regards,


The Year One Team

Email access

We know not all parents are able to access Class Dojo and we want to make sure that we can keep in touch with all of you during this period.  Therefore we have included our school email addresses, to make it easier for you to keep in contact via email.

1RB – Mrs. Redfearn

1RB - Mrs. Barry

1P -  Mrs. Pedder

1TB – Mrs. Tyler

 Kind regards, The Year One team.

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 Challenge Under the Sea Crack the code Friday.pdfDownload
 Numbers to 50 Monday.pdfDownload
 Place value 10's and 1's additional work Tuesday.pdfDownload
 Thursday counting to 100.pdfDownload
 Tuesday tens and ones .pdfDownload
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Using BBCBiteSize, watch the video below which has an introduction to ocean habitats, a short activity and a quiz.

  • What is an ocean habitat?


  • Animals that live in the sea

Introduces variation and how animals are suited to their environment. Watch the clip with the children and talk about what you have seen and heard. 

Activity: Support your child/ren to choose one of the animals featured in the clip. Using papier-mache, junk modelling, dough, card/paper cut outs to recreate their chosen animal and create an ‘under the sea’ display, this could be with a drawn/painted backdrop, small world using bowls, buckets, paddling pool or bath, use a cereal box with one side cut off to collage an underwater world. 

Challenge: Create fact cards about each animal using information gathered from the clip and other sources.


  • Animals found living and around the coral reef

Introduces the coral reef. Ask the children to gather information about this habitat, for example, observing that the water is warm.

Activity: Ask the children to identify any potential dangers that may be present for a small fish living in the coral reef, then using these ideas allow the children to design their own fish that may live in the coral reef. Challenge: Ask them to label their drawing explaining how each feature will enable their fish to survive in the coral reef.



 Floating and sinking experiment that introduces Density

And just for fun....


     Frozen Sea

    You will need:  Bowl, water, freezer, small plastic sea creatures


    1. Fill the bowl two thirds full of water
    2. Put sea creatures in
    3. Place in freezer for few hours: until top layer is frozen, but there is still water in bottom of bowl.
    4. Remove from freezer and observe.

    The Science Behind the Experiment: When water freezes into ice it increased the area.  This means it becomes less dense.  Ice is less dense that water so it floats on the surface.  This allow plants and animals to remain and survive in the liquid water below the ice.


    How Fish Breathe

    You will need:

    Bowl, funnel, tablespoons, coffee filter (represents gills) sand or coffee grindings (represents oxygen in water)


    1. Mix 2 tablespoons of sand or coffee into the water
    2. Use the coffee filter to line the funnel. You may need to fold the filter into quarters and open it out to make a cone.
    3. Place the funnel over the bow.
    4. Slowly pour the water mixture through the filter.

    The Science Behind the Experiment:   Although this experiment is not completely scientifically accurate, as the oxygen dissolves though the gills into the fish’s bloodstream: it does show the children that the gills take something out of the water.


    How about trying some under the sea art using recycled materials? Send your art work to your class teacher so they can see your wonderful creations.


    World Ocean Day - 8th June 2020

    In the resource file below you will find a variety of activities to complete which are all about recycling and saving the oceans.  These will be useful when talking about World Ocean Day next Monday.  


    • Try sorting different materials according to their properties.
    • Try completing a recycling scavenger hunt
     Scavenger hunt.docxDownload
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    Logo designs

    Isolated Vectors by Vecteezy


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    ..Reading Corner..Spellings..Phonics Factory.. 

    Here you will find links to books related to our topic and also websites which provide free e-books for your child to read.

    Weekly Topic - World Oceans Day

    Here is a reading activity which you can do with your child.  If they can't read it independently, read it alongside them and ask them the questions afterwards.  Can they remember the main points?

    If you or your child are missing the school books which are colour coded..log onto the Oxford Owl website below and register with a FREE parent account.  You can then browse their bookshelves for a variety of reading books.

    Website Links:

    Amazon Audible are offering families access to stream stories, in 6 different languages, for free whilst schools are closed.  Please follow the link below;

    Oxford Owl are providing free books in the e-book library 

    Story Nory are providing free fairy tales to read 



    Here is a word mat for children in Year 1 and the expectations for spellings in Year 2.  It is really important that children are able to read and spell the words below, in order to access the Year 1 and Year 2 curriculum.  You can make spelling and reading of these words into a game, for example; write them on a post it note and play a word hunt around the garden, stick them on a wall and slap the word called out etc.


    If you read Pink or Red books choose:

    The words from the list above in the first and second columns in the Year 1 section.


    If you read Yellow and Blue books choose:

     The words from the list above in the first, second and third columns in the Year 1 section.

    If you read Green, Orange, Turquoise or Purple books choose:

    The words from the list above in the first, second, third and fourth columns in the Year 1 and Year 2 section.


    Or try the spelling riddles below..

    In Year 1 we match your child's school reading books to the phonic phase level they are learning.  Please find the colour of your child's books below to see what activity they should be working on.

    Phonic lessons available now!

    If you would like to watch daily phonic lessons, please click the link below.

    You can select Year 1 videos from the main page and there is also a handy pronunciation video to watch too!  The website below has some wonderful games..


    If you read Pink or Red books try this activity:

    Challenge: How many of these sounds can you write in 2 minutes?!



    If you read Yellow and Blue books try this activity:

    Challenge: How many of these sounds can you write in 2 minutes?!


    If you read Green, Orange, Turquoise or Purple books try this activity:

    Challenge: How many of these sounds can you write in 2 minutes?!



    Other online links - these will provide links to lots of useful websites  

    *Mathematics websites

    Activities from White Rose:

    Monday doubling song -

    A song about halves and halving -


     *Reading - at least 15 minutes a day of reading

     This can be reading to yourself or an adult! If you've read all of your books at home try the Borrow Box app, if you have a library card, you can download books for free.

    The link below is a free ebook website from the publishers of 'Kipper & Floppy' books. 

    Here is a link to David Walliams, reading and talking about his books.

    Borrow Box app - free app to download with an Essex library card - This site has provided a free login to give free access to a range of phonics resources and games which your child will enjoy. 

    Free Espresso phonics games -


    Phonics Play is offering a free login for everyone during this period.  It includes games and resources that your child will enjoy

    This game can help your child with Phase 4 sounds

    Tricky Word songs - during our phonics sessions we also learn to spell tricky word through songs. Here is a link to a variety of the songs;


    Watch these webcams of your favourite animals.  You could create a diary for them, what time do they get fed? What do they eat? Where do they live?

    *Topic Learning Links

    *Drawing Challenge

    If you enjoy drawing, try these 'How to draw' guides:

    Learn how to draw the characters from 'Oi! Dog'/'Oi! Frog' illustrator Jim Field

    *PE Challenges

    Marathon Kids Challenges - The Marathon Kids Youtube channel will have daily challenges and games to help you stay active at home. 

    'The Body Coach' Joe Wicks is creating a daily workout aimed at children.  At 9am every day, he will be posting an exercise video for children to follow; - 



    If you would like to watch online classes taught by famous faces, find below the timetable of exciting and fun lessons.