Year 1

Dear Parent/Carer,

In light of recent developments with the Coronavirus outbreak and recommended school closure, it is important that while the children are not at school during this time, they continue their learning.  

We appreciate that many of you will be working from home with your children in the house, so to try and make this manageable we have collated some useful resources (both online and printable). Individual log-in information for websites and apps, where it is required, can be found in your child’s reading diary. This information is designed to provide guidance and to support you when the opportunity arises for you to work with your child.

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you all soon.

Year 1 teachers

 

Maths

 

Below you will find a number of useful resources to support your child in their maths work. We have also included a ‘Pick and Mix Maths Activities Bingo Board’ below which includes maths concepts we have covered this year.  Please complete as many tasks as you can while we are not at school in the exercise book provided.

So far this year we have taught the children:

  • Counting and Representing numbers
  • Number bonds to 10 and 20 – with instant recall
  • Place value to 50
  • Addition and subtraction up to 50
  • One more/less than
  • Geometry – properties of 2D and 3D shapes 
  • Comparing different lengths and weight
  • Using and applying standard and non-standard measure

During this period of school closure, we would usually be teaching the children about the following:

  • Multiplication and division of 2,5 and 10
  • Simple fractions (half and quarter)
  • Geometry – Position and direction (under, over, beside, in front of, behind, above, below, between, forward, backward, left right, turn)
  • Place Value up to 100
  • Money – recognise coins, notes and add small amounts to make a total
  • Time – o’clock and half past

White Rose Resources

White Rose Maths have released specific packs to support your child with home learning. Please navigate to the Year 1 section of the website below:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ 

Mathletics

All activities have been made available for your child to learn and explore. Your child’s login information is in their home school diary.

https://login.mathletics.com/ 

 Education City

We have been using this online resource in school regularly in lessons and the children should be confident accessing maths activities. There is a raft of games and learning screens to support them.

www.educationcity.com

Twinkl

You can now sign up for free on this website.  There are a range of interactive and printable activities to complement the Year 1 Maths Curriculum.

www.twinkl.co.uk

 

English

It is important to continue to develop your child's Phonics, Reading and Writing skills.  The following activities and website links will help to support this.  Some of these activities can be completed online and your child has been allocated an exercise book to record some tasks.

In Year 1 we focus particularly on writing simple sentences with capital letters, the correct punctuation (!?.) and finger spaces.  Letters should be formed accurately and sit on the line and children should check their writing makes sense by rereading it.  In reading we focus on fluency, accuracy, expression and comprehension skills.  For phonics, children need to consolidate and revisit Phase 3, 4 and learn the sounds in Phase 5.

 

Bug Club

Books are allocated according to each child’s phonic phase. New books will be issued when your child has read all their allocation. New books can only be allocated if all ‘bug’ questions within each book are answered – while your child may have read the book, it is not marked as completed on the system if they have not completed these questions, and we are unable to allocate more books. Please also take the opportunity to read books at home for pleasure and try to do some form of reading each day.  Try to find some time to discuss the book - retell the story, make predictions, discuss the characters, setting and plot.  Ask questions to develop comprehension skills and to check your child's understanding of the book.

 

Education City

We have been using this online resource in school regularly in lessons and the children should be confident accessing English activities. There is a raft of games and learning screens to support them across reading, writing and phonics.

www.educationcity.com

 

Spelling Frame

New spelling lists will be issued on a Monday on a rotating weekly basis. Please continue to practise spellings using the interactive activities provided. If you are issued with spellings that your child thinks they have already learned then this will be a consolidation task and they should try writing these words in sentences. 

www.spellingframe.co.uk

 

Phonics Play

The activities on this website are a great way to keep learning phonic sounds and blends.  Due to the current situation this website is now free to sign up for parents/carers.  There are many online interactive activities and printable resources available for Phase 3, 4 and 5.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

 

Twinkl

You can now sign up for free on this website.  There are a range of interactive and printable activities to complement the Year 1 Curriculum.

www.twinkl.co.uk

 

We have created some fun reading, writing and spelling activity bingo sheets for the children to complete which you can find below under 'Pick and Mix Bingo Boards'.  Please complete as many tasks as you can while we are not at school!

 

General Curriculum Resources

There are a wide range of resources on Twinkl that cover all areas of the National Curriculum. There is also a specific School Closure Pack for Year 1 that can be downloaded and printed.  

https://www.twinkl.com/

 You will also find PDFs below with lots of KS1 Home Learning Projects to enjoy together. 

Other useful websites:

https://www.storylineonline.net/                                     www.oxfordowl.co.uk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize                                       www.topmarks.co.uk

https://www.pobble365.com/                                          www.ictgames.com

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers                     www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

www.letters-and-sounds.com                                          www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/

www.epicphonics.com/