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Welcome to the Year 1 class page

Happy New Year and welcome back. We hope that you have all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with your families and also managed a well earned rest.

Our topic this half term is Scales, Tails and Feathers.


Dear 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

Take care and stay safe


The Year 1 Team

 Features of an information text checklist completed with examples.docxDownload
 Features of an information text checklist to complete.docxDownload
 How to take care of - template for hot piece (1).docxDownload
 information texts - Tuesday.docxDownload
 Leaflet Monday.docxDownload
 Looking after pets info - Monday.docxDownload
 Pets need poster - for Monday cold write.pdfDownload
 Reading comprehension - Friday.docxDownload
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Remember to use your GOOD WRITER SKILLS whenever you write something.

 more than less than equal to symbol templates.pdfDownload
 Session 2 2nd activity.pdfDownload
 Session 2 add and subtract statements to compare.pdfDownload
 Session 3 End of unit assessment Quiz.pdfDownload
 Session 4 add and subtract challenge.pdfDownload
 Session 4 if working up to 10 - addition.pdfDownload
 Session 4 if working up to 10 - subtraction.pdfDownload
 Session 5 - Friday challenge.pdfDownload
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For more learning activities or further challenges please look at these websites.

 au-t2-s-1058-carnivore-herbivore-and-omnivore-flaps-activity_ver_2 (1).pdfDownload
 Sorting Cards.pdfDownload
 Sorting Posters.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.

 KO feelings wheel.pdfDownload
 Uncomfortable Feelings Lesson Presentation.pdfDownload
 Unhappy Situations Ideas Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
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 Measure rainfall using a rain guage.pdfDownload
 Simple rain gauge instructions.pdfDownload
 Temperature in the Y1 Outdoor area.pdfDownload
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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.. 

As a school we have now changed the way we teach phonics.  We are using the Read, Write, Inc scheme. This link will provide you with more information. 

The children are now set for phonics and the teaching will be more specific to their levels. Reading books will come home linked to these levels in due course.

We will hear the children will read in every phonics session, therefore we will only be

listening to them read individually once every two weeks. Please continue to encourage and

listen to your child read everyday at home. 


If you have any further questions about Read, Write, Inc please speak to your child's class teacher.

Thank you.

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.


We will send home a set of spellings every half term. Please practise reading and writing them as much as you can. Use the Look, Cover, Write, Check method and write them in all different creative ways to help embed them into your working memory.  If you already know the ones we send home there is a list above for you to look at. Practise the ones that you find difficult to remember.

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

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; -