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Welcome to the Year 1 class page
Summer Term wk beginning 13/7/2020

This week our focus will be 'Dream Holidays'.  As always, please find below the topic web which details all the areas for learning and the activities which we will be completing this week.  

Year 1 

School Bubbles

Well done to all of the Year 1 children who have returned to school this week, we have been in touch with the bubble teachers and they have been really pleased with the way everyone has settled in!  New  routines are not easy to learn but with a bit of perseverance and repetition they will soon become second nature.

Home Learning Offer

We will continue to provide home learning through this class webpage and it will be updated weekly.  However as all the Year One teachers will be returning to the classroom, the website will be updated by Mrs. Cutts and Miss. Pearson and therefore the layout and content style may change slightly.  We would like to say a big thank you to them for stepping in and helping us..thank you Reception teachers!

Class Dojo support

After discussions it has been decided that your child's current class teacher will continue to be the person who you will message and send pictures of your activities to.  As a Year One team, we feel that we have been building strong and supportive bonds with you all and we want to continue this through together.  Unfortunately, now we are teaching in school, we will be unable to continue to reply to messages as quickly as we were before; however we will keep an eye on the messages and respond on a Friday.  If you have any urgent concerns or queries, please do contact the school and they will pass the message on.

Keeping in Touch

Please do remember to keep in touch with your child's class teacher, it is vital that they hear from you at least once a week.  This will 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, but they are unable to attend, you will 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 PING as the primary mechanism for keeping in touch with you so please do check these regularly.


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.



Try these super science experiments..let your class teacher know what happens and what you found out!

.....To find the activity sheets, please see the file section below..


 Make your own wrapping paper (See below)

  • Look at a map/atlas and find the 7 continents of the world.  Watch the song below!


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 Make your own wrapping paper.docxDownload
 Rainbow in a glass.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 - Pirate stories

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.


Learn the spelling songs below to help you! I have heard from a number of parents whose children are learning to spell words which are homophones (the word sounds the same but it is spelt differently!).  Try these songs to help you!

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.