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Welcome to Year 1


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. 



PE will be on a Tuesdays and Thursdays this term (Spring 2020). We aim to change into our PE kits as independently as possible, naming items of clothing really helps us. Thank you! 



Mathematics homework will be given on a Friday to be returned the following Friday.  A new Homework Menu is given at the start of each term.  





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

Easter Activity Ideas

Easter Activity Ideas 1
Easter Activity Ideas 2

Learning Resources for School Closure


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 and also storytimes at 1 pm


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


Sign up for free activities!


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 5 lessons.  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.   

General School Closure Ideas for Year 1


If you would like to do more at home with your child, here are some ideas to keep you busy. 



Practice reading and writing numbers up to 50, say how many tens and ones are in each number. Count in 2s, 5s and 10s. On YouTube, there are some great counting videos with Jack Hartman that we have used in class that the children love. For addition and subtraction; practice number bonds up to 20, create fact families for numbers using addition and subtraction facts (e.g. for 16- 10+6=16, 16-6=10 etc), practice crossing the tens boundary in calculations such as 8+7 and 15-8 (using numbers up to 20). We were about to learn about capacity and volume, there are some free resources for this on the White Rose website (see link above). In the Summer term, our learning would include money and time (tell the time to the hour, half hour, revise days of the week/months and seasons).



Practice letter sounds using the sound mats we sent home at parents evening. Keep reading as much as possible. Practice reading and spelling Y1 Common Exception words and practice tricky words. There are links for all of these at the bottom of this page. For writing, we have been working on writing simple sentences with capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks and finger spaces using the correct letter formation. To challenge your child, ask them to extend their sentences using the words 'and' 'but' or 'because'.


These are just a few ideas, please remember that if you need to contact us, we are available and you can fill in the form at the bottom of the page. In these uncertain times, the most important thing is to stay safe, have as much fun as you can and take care of each other. Our ideas above are just a guide and if you find that it is all too much for you and your child, please don't feel pressured to do them. Make things as enjoyable as you can and spend quality time together.


Take care everyone and stay safe. We hope that we will see you all very soon,

Mrs Leadbeater and Mrs Goncalves.

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New Homework Menu - Spring 2020

Key Stage One Homework Menu Spring 2020

Key Stage 1 Homework Menu Autumn 2019

Reading in Year 1


We love to read! We enjoy listening to books everyday in our Reading for Pleasure time and love to explore reading in our 'Readititation time on Friday afternoons.  Some of our favourite books include Supertato, Oi Frog, The Day the Crayons Quit and There's a Spider in my Book. We love books by the authors Kes Gray, Oliver Jeffers, Giles Andreae and Sue Hendra.



Early Bird Reading

Every Wednesday morning parents are welcome to come and read with their child from 8:30-8:45. Please come and join us when you can.





Lionel the Reading Dog

Every other Wednesday, Lionel the Reading Dog comes to visit us when we can enjoy reading to him.


Reading for Pleasure and Readitation time- we love to read!



Key Stage 1 Topic Knowledge Organisers




This year we have been busy learning about different people, places and events whilst exploring History, Geography, Design & Technology and Art. Here are links to our knowledge organisers. What can you remember about our topics so far?



Spring 2 2020- We are Musicians

Spring 1 2020- We are Environmentalists

Autumn 2019- We are Heroes

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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

Tricky Words and Common Exception Words 1
Tricky Words and Common Exception Words 2
Tricky Words and Common Exception Words 3
Tricky Words and Common Exception Words 4

Letter Formation Guides

Letter Formation Guides 1
Letter Formation Guides 2
Letter Formation Guides 3
Letter Formation Guides 4

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