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Welcome to the Year 1 class page

Dear All

We hope you are all joining the live sessions and enjoying being able to see your teachers and friends. It has been wonderful for us to see you all and thank you for bearing with us as we learn more about this method of teaching you.  Please let us know if you need any further support with this.  Please remember to send photos of any work you have completed, then your teacher can celebrate your achievements with you and help you get even better at something.  Remember to read something every day and continue to practise your letter and number formation regularly.

Take care and stay safe


Mrs Redfearn, Mrs Barry, Mrs Pedder, Mrs Cutts and Mrs Hubbard

..... Online Virtual Teaching Timetable ....

 The Queen's Elephant - Further comprehension Challenge Friday.pdfDownload
 The-Gruffalo---comprehension for all Friday.pdfDownload
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Remember to use your GOOD WRITER SKILLS whenever you write something.

For more learning activities or further challenges please look at these websites.

The White Rose Maths Team are providing free resources for Kindle uses to support all areas of maths.  Follow this link to download for free.

You will shortly receive an email with a personalised log in for REAL PE at home.  Please visit the site and complete at least one session a week. We would love to see some photos or videos of you completing some of the activities. Have fun!!

During the first part of the Spring Term our focus will be Animals, including humans.  During this topic children will explore different types of animals, sort them by type and learn the appropriate vocabulary to name different animal groups.  This will include learning  which category animals belong to, and the differences and similarities between  reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds and fish.  We will also learn about the particular  features that animals have to help them survive alongside their diets and habitats.  

Direct experience will help children's learning and enrich their understanding. 

If you have pets use them as a focus and if  you are able to go out and observe farm animals, birds or small wildlife take these opportunities.  Encourage children to discuss what they can see. 


This week we will consider humans, who the children may now recognise as mammals and part of the animal kingdom.  The power point names the body parts the children need to learn to identify... these will be familiar to most children.  The activities provide sheets you may find useful.  As an alternative children can draw themselves, in class we often draw an outline around children (life size) and then label these.  Children may enjoy drawing around their adults.  Feel free to add more body parts... for instance internal organs, or skeletal structure and you might like to discuss how our bodies differ from other animals.

 Animals Including Humans Adult Guidance.pdfDownload
 Reasoning Cards The Human Body.pdfDownload
 The Human Body Activity Sheet Black and White.pdfDownload
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Helpful information about phonics and maths in Year One for parents 

 Maths work shop for Parents.pptxDownload
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 Phonics presentation for parents.pptxDownload
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..Reading Corner..Spellings..Phonics Factory.. 

Phase 2 and 3 Sound Mats

Phase 5 Sound Mat

Phase 5 Tricky and Decodable words

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; -