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Welcome to Year 1

Information for Autumn 2020


Your teachers are Mrs Leadbeater (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and Mrs Goncalves (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).

Your teaching assistants are Mrs Berney and Miss Forbes. 


Timings for the School Day:

Start- 8:40

Lunch- 11:45-12:30 (Play at 11:45 and Eat at 12:10)

Hometime- 2:55

If your child has siblings in school, all children will arrive at the earliest start time and leave at the latest end time (see the table below). Doors will open 5 minutes before for all.



Foundation & Nursery

Years 1 & 2

Years 3 & 4

Years 5 & 6

Start time






11:45 – 12:30

Eat @ 11:45

Play @ 12:10

11:45 – 12:30

Play @ 11:45

Eat @ 12:10

12:15 – 1.00

Eat @ 12:15

Play @ 12:35

12:15 – 1.00

Play @ 12:15

Eat @ 12:35

Home time







PE will be on Thursdays. Please remember to send your child to school wearing their P.E. kit and also remove any jewellery, such as earrings, for this day.

As a reminder, PE kit needs to be:

  • Black or navy jogging bottoms / tracksuit bottoms
  • Black or navy shorts
  • A plain white t shirt
  • They can wear a black or navy tracksuit top or sports top too
  • Appropriate footwear for sport


Reading Folder Day

We will be changing reading books once a week only due to the current Covid regulations. Our reading folder day will be a Tuesday. Please do not send anything into school on any other day.



A homework menu will be sent home at the beginning of each term. Please complete the tasks throughout the term and send us photographs of things you have made. You can email these to us at or We will look forward to seeing what you get up to.





Home Learning for children currently in isolation

Letters and Sounds

Our phonemes and graphemes this week are:




Find and practice these sounds using our Time to Read sheets which you can find in the Letters and Sounds section below. These are phase 3 sounds.


Watch these lessons to learn the sounds-


air, ure, er


Our fast words this week are:




Please practice writing them alone and within sentences.



In English, we are thinking about the mouse character in our Gigantic Turnip story.  To access a retelling of the story find the link below.  The mouse is currently missing so can you make a Lost and Found poster to help us find him?  Perhaps you can use some words that describe the mouse to help in the search!



In Maths, we are learning to compare numbers, counting one less than a given number and are introducing symbols.  Here is the link to the home learning page with helpful videos for the children to watch:


Find activity sheets in the Maths section below.



For reading please continue to work on the book you have at home and refer to Oxford Owl website noticing this week's phonemes and working on the children's understanding of the text.

Class Log in:

Username cvy1

Password CVY1



In Science we are exploring our senses and this week is taste.  Explore some food at home and complete the sheet below. 


Purple Mash

We will continue to provide work via Purple Mash and look forward to seeing the children's progress here! Look for the '2 Dos'.


The Government have set up a website for Home Learning


Please also continue to work from the Homework Menu provided below for the Autumn term.

Y1 Homework Menu Autumn 2020

The Gigantic Turnip | Read Aloud Story Time with Bri Reads

During Autumn 1, we will be basing our English work on this story. Enjoy this fun reading of it :)


Purple Mash


In every child's reading record, there will be a username and password to enable access to the fabulous Purple Mash resources. There are lots of interactive games and programs for the children to use to continue practising many skills that we have learnt in class throughout the curriculum areas. You can access Purple Mash using most devices.

If your child s struggling to understand the current situation this is a nice book explaining all about the Coronavirus in child friendly language by the illustrator of the Gruffalo.

Useful Learning Resources

Oak National Academy


BBC Bitesize


Twinkl Daily Lessons


English Mastery Units


Fun Science Experiments to try at home


Classroom Secrets free resources


Teachers Pet Classroom Resources


Carol Vorderman Maths lessons has lots of free resources


Spread the Happiness TV is streaming live 'Dough Discos' each day at 9:30 am


Oxford Owl has lots of free books to read


Audible are offering free books during school closure


Joe Wickes PE- Joe Wickes is live streaming PE each morning Mon-Fri at 9:00 am


Mental Maths Train Game


Shape Patterns game


Twinkl have lots of amazing resources


World Book Online have just made their fabulous collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages. Click on the following link to access them.


White Rose Maths Hub have designed a series of lessons which they are releasing each week.  Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.


Go Noodle are offering free videos to support physical and emotional well-being.  Lots of fun activities the children love to join in with at school.


See our Fab Phonics section below for Letters and Sounds activities.   


Oxford Owl Reading Books


The Oxford Owl website has an excellent selection of reading books to read at home. There are also accompanying activities too. You can access them from most devices. Our class log in to access these brilliant resources is:

Username- cvy1

Password- CVY1

Fab Phonics in Year 1!


In year 1, we love phonics! We are working hard to learn our letter sounds in our reading and in our writing. We have fun reading 'alien' and 'nonsense' words using our fab phonics to decode the word. 


Here are some useful links to support learning phonics at home. Have fun :)

Phases 2 to 5 Sound mats- we are trying hard to know all of these sounds by sight and use these in our writing too!

Tricky Words and Common Exception Words

Letter Formation Guides

Topic Work (History/Geography, Art/DT)


This term, our topic is 'We Are Authors'. We will be learning about the 4 parts of the UK and their capital cities as well as exploring some of their famous landmarks. The Authors that we will be studying include Allan Ahlberg, Chae Strathie, Jonny Duddle and Elizabeth Zunon. We will be comparing and contrasting South Africa to the UK and looking at human and physical features. Other facts we will learn include learning the names of the 7 continents and 5 oceans.


In Art and DT, we will be looking at work by the artist 'Paul Klee' and creating our own 'Paul Klee' inspired Artwork and in DT, we will be making some moving pictures. 

Year 1 Knowledge Organiser Autumn 1 2020- We Are Authors.

Mrs Goncalves Reads “Zog” for the new Year 1 Class

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Mrs Leadbeater reads “Zog and the Flying Doctors” for the new Year 1 class.

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Some fun ideas...

Covid-19 Time Capsule. Here are some lovely activities to remember this time. Have fun :) Stay Safe :)

Contact Mrs Leadbeater and Mrs Goncalves using the form below. We will get back to you as quickly as we can. Thank you