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Welcome to the Year 1 class page

Welcome to the Year 1 Class page.  We would like to say a big well done for settling into year one so well and we look forward to teaching you throughout this year.

Parents/Carers - If your child should find themselves having to isolate due to COVID-19 but they are well enough to work, please find below the resources and information about our learning in class each week.  We will update the learning each week to link in with the learning that is happening in class.

Thank you for your ongoing support from home.

 As always we are available to help and support you all so please do not hesitate to email us:

Dolphin Class  

Mrs Kirsty O'Brien   

Mrs Zoe Redfearn

Shrimp Class

Mrs Katherine Pedder

 Turtle Class 

Mrs Tracey Cutts

Mrs Cheralyn Hubbard

(Please direct any contact for Turtle class to Mrs Cutts for the time being)

Take care and stay safe


The Year 1 Team

 Meerkat pics.pdfDownload
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Remember to use your GOOD WRITER SKILLS whenever you write something.

 Friday - Compare number challenge.pdfDownload
 Friday - More than less than colouring activity.pdfDownload
 Thursday - Greater than less than to 20.pdfDownload
 Thursday - Greater than less then to 10.pdfDownload
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For more learning activities or further challenges please look at these websites.

 Weather recording sheet Autumn.pdfDownload
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Remember that you can use your login for REALPE and enjoy some physical activity from home.

Here is the link to the website

For Music this half term we are learning about rhythm and pulse.  Here is a link to our unit on Charanga. 

Remember to look after yourself.  Singing, dancing and going outside into your garden, if you can, will help you stay happy.

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Helpful information about phonics and maths in Year One for parents 

 Maths work shop for Parents (1).pptxDownload
 Phonics presentation for parents.pptxDownload
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E-Safety Message

More e-safety links - Please watch with your children and talk about these important messages!!

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

Phase 2 and 3 Sound Mats

Phase 5 Sound Mat

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 Year 2.  It is really important that children are able to read and spell the words below.  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.

Phase 2 tricky word song

Phase 3 tricky word song

Phase 4 Tricky word songs

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 and you will be taken to the 'Letters and Sounds for Home and School' Youtube page.


Find the sounds which your child is working on and learn a new sound each day,

as well as recapping previously known sounds.

This website below has some wonderful games and free access is available using the following username and password:

Username: march20
Password: home



 If you read Pink and Red books please keep practising the phase 2 sounds.

If you read Yellow and Blue books please keep practising the phase 3 sounds and digraphs.

If you read Green, Orange, Turquoise or Purple books please keep practising the phase 5 alternative digraphs and split digraphs.


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

 *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;

*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; -