Year 1

I have put together a list of websites and some tasks which you might find helpful to keep your child busy while school is closed.

Please complete the home learning packs which I sent home with your child (do a little bit each day) and also read with your child. Complete any of the tasks in their black home learning books, including tasks from previous topics. (see what the children can remember!)

Useful websites:

You may need to sign up for some of these website with an email address, but they all have free resources to access. – free phonics activities. – a variety of ipad/computer friendly activities for maths and literacy. – a wide variety of printable resources for maths, literacy and phonics (4 weeks free for closed schools). – printable maths worksheets, free resources, fun and games. – bbc bitesize offers a wide range of educational videos about a range of topics. is a really good website to read books online, you need to sign up with an email address and then search the books by clicking on the ‘levels’ tab and then ‘book band’ tab and choose the colour book your child is reading, there is a wide range of books to read.


  • Use the internet to research your favourite animal and make a fact file about it. Where does it live? What does it eat? Is it a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore? Write down three facts about your animal.
  • Play a board game with your family, who won? Keep track of your points.
  • Draw a picture of a mammal, fish, reptile, bird and label the body parts. Write a sentence about your animal to describe it.
  • Imagine you are the Bog Baby, act out what would you do while you are at the pond and do a show for your family.
  • Play hide and seek in the house. Find a really good hiding place.
  • Read a story to your brother or sister.
  • It is Mother’s day on Sunday 22nd Make a beautiful card for your mum or Grandma.

I look forward to seeing you all as soon as possible. Miss Roe


Year 1

Miss Roe

Our learning

Welcome back to the new school year!


We are focussing on the story ‘Scaredy Squirrel’ and we are going to do some writing about Squirrel’s adventure in his tree. We will make lists and labels and write sentences trying to use capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and making sure that our sentences make sense.


In Maths we will be counting and writing numbers accurately to 10, finding one more and one less than a given number and adding and subtracting numbers within 10. We will also be developing reasoning skills and a greater understanding of numbers within 0-10. We will also be learning about money and time, focusing on O’clock and half past.


This term our topic is all about plants, animals and their habitats. This term our topic is all about plants, animals and their habitats. We will be learning how to classify common animals and also categorise animals by what they eat (carnivore, herbivore and omnivore). We will be looking at animals and comparing them to the human body.

Outdoor learning/Forest school                                                      

This term we will be learning about plants and trees. We will be looking at the change of seasons and thinking about what happens to the plants, trees and animals at this time of year.                                                               If your child has wellies at home please could they bring them into school for our outdoor learning on Monday morning.


We will be focussing on feelings and emotions. How our behaviour affects other people and what we can do to make someone feel better. In RE we will looking at the wonders of nature linking to our topic.

 PE kits

Dance and PE for Year 1 will  be held on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please can you make sure that your child has their full PE kit for these days. To remind you school PE kits are red t-shirts, navy blue/black shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms and a pair of black pumps.


Homework will be set every Friday, please can you support your child to complete their homework and return it the following Wednesday so it can be marked. Each week children should choose one task to complete from the topic menu which is in their homework books

 Early morning reading and home reading books

Please ensure that your child brings their books into school every day as we aim to hear children read on a one to one basis as much as possible. We continue to ask that you support your child at home by listening to them read every day and discussing the story that they have shared with you.

Early morning reading will continue this year, where children are invited into school on a selected day to read with a member of staff. This session starts at 8:30am. This is an opportunity for your child to develop their reading so please take advantage of this. Your child will be given a set day, but they are welcome to attend every day.

Thank you for your support with your child’s learning.

Miss Roe