Year 1

Hello Year 1 and Happy Summer Term 2!

We hope you all had a rested and fun half term and are now ready for our final half term of learning together. Our new topic is ‘Roots, Shoots and Welly Boots’ and there are some topic related activities on the school website for you to look at and try. We have also uploaded new maths and English activities on the webpage, as well as some links to different websites for you to investigate. 


As you know things have been very different for us all and school learning has not been what we are used to but you have done wonderfully well. We are all so proud of your efforts and the amazing support from your grown-ups at home. It has been lovely speaking to some of you on the phone and hearing about things you have been doing in the house and with your families.

 Keep reading. Keep practising your times tables and number bonds. Keep having fun!

 Take advantage of this lovely weather. Be kind to each other and stay safe. 


Miss Byatt, Miss Condliffe, Mrs Robinson, Miss Whitten & Mrs Young, Mrs Masri & Mrs Hafiz



Each week there will be a picture or a short video and each day there will be a task for you to do based on this stimulus. Enjoy and happy writing… 



Every day you have a new reading challenge.   What will you be reading today? If you love reading and are looking for some extra books, use Epic following this link: 


Click on the ‘students’ access and enter your class code (this will have been emailed to your grown-up). Happy reading Year 1!


Or, why not try Oxford Owls free e-books which is the same leveled reading scheme we use in school

 Try reading books from where you left off at school.



You have a new list to practice each week. See what your new words are for this week on

Spelling Frame.


Each day you will be given an activity and a game to play to practice your phonics sounds. See how you get on…and remember there are loads of games available on Phonics Play.
You will find the English task sheet for each week below.....
Video clip Stimulus Summer Week 6 WB 1.6.20
The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers
Visit this link .....
Video clip Stimulus Summer Week 7 WB 8.6.20
Supermarket Zoo by Caryl Heart and Ed Eaves
Visit this link .....
Week 8 WB 15.6.18
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle.
Follow the link below:
Book Stimulus Summer Week 9 WB 22.6.20
On the way home by Jill Murphy
Follow the link:
Book Stimulus Summer Week 10 WB 29.6.20
A Whale's Tale
Follow the link:
Book/Video Stimulus Summer Week 11 WB 6.7.20
Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge
 Follow the link:
Book/Video Stimulus Summer Week 12 WB 13.7.20
 The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Follow the link:

Vocabulary is important as it plays a vital role in speaking, listening, reading, comprehension and writing. Readers must use the words they hear orally to make a sense of the words they see in print.  Children who hear more spoken words at home and school learn more words,  have a better vocabulary and will apply it in their writing. Your child will learn the meaning of most words through everyday experiences:

 They engage daily in oral language

They listen to adults read to them

The read on their own


Although a great deal of vocabulary is learned in these ways, some vocabulary needs to be taught.  As a school, we are continually encouraging the children to explore their ‘word consciousness’.   In our lessons, we have been teaching new vocabulary on a daily basis using ‘Wizard Words’ based on our English Text.


As we are not using a specific text, why not have a try at these ‘Word of the Day’ activities.  You can use the interactive PowerPoint document below or you can use the PDF version and record your answers on a piece of paper or in your exercise book.


Vocabulary can be FUN! – try playing these games with your family:






Why not try some of our fun Vocabulary games below!

Word of the Day Activities
Try the activities below.....
Other English Activities
Talk for Writing
Talk for Writing, developed by Pie Corbett supported by Julia Strong, is powerful because it is based on the principles of how children learn. It enables children to imitate orally the language they need for a particular topic, before reading and analysing it, and then writing their own version. The attached resource has been designed with parents in mind, for home learning, and to allow children to work independently. This resource we have provided offers a useful step by step guide to developing story writing. Why not give it a try and we would love it if you shared your work with us.



You may also want to try out this website:


for some quick writing challenges.

These writing challenges come with tutorial videos to support creative writing and have been created to make it easy for children who are home learning to create some inspired writing. The first challenge is a book review so come on Year 1 what’s stopping you! Let’s read about what you’ve been reading.


Our topic this half term is 'Roots, Shoots and Welly Boots', so we have planned lots of lovely, exciting art and creative activities for you to complete.  You could record them in a sketchbook if you have one or on a piece of paper.  If you don't have all the resources at home don't worry, just do the best you can!

Some of our creative activities are based on flowers.  You could use flowers that you see in your garden or when you are out for your daily exercise. You could use them as inspiration for your creative pieces.  

We have used some famous artists for inspiration. Look at the powerpoints below for more information about Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.



 Other Creative Ideas

We all love a good challenge! If you have some spare time, try these Creative Challenges.  There are 30 different drawing ideas to use your imagination and put pen or pencil to paper and draw!  Use a piece of paper or a sketchbook if you have one.
See the activities on the PDFs below!



 Check out the maths lessons for each week of the Summer Term 2– one for every day!  You will find the Maths Activities task sheet for each week in the PDF below this box.

You can also practice what you have learned by logging onto Mathletics.


 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

Other Useful Resources 

Below you will also find a number of useful resources to support your child in their maths work.


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

 Education City

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


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. 


Please note: from Week 8 (15th June) all White Rose sheets will be in a designated area of the school webpage.
You can find the video links for each Maths lesson here:
Check out the Computing at home page for Year 1 activities and links!
Check out the following pages:  Humanities 1 and Humanities 2 for fun activities to complete!
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education is a school curriculum subject in England which focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and attributes to keep children and young people healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work.  Especially during these unprecedented times, we feel it is important to continue to support the health, relationships and wellbeing of our children in year 1. Below you will find some activities for Summer Term 2......
This half term we are looking at plants. Plants are living things- they drink, eat, move and grow. 
We will be learning about different parts of a plant and their functions, what a plant needstogrowand identifying different plants in your garden or community.

You could even have a go at growing your own plant! If you do, keep a journal, and record the growth and any changes you see. What do you notice about your plant as it grows?

You will also find some fun weekly Science activities here:


 Why not join in PE with Joe’ – 30 minute sessions on You Tube with Joe Wicks at 9am

Or maybe play a game in the garden, do a dance in the living room or even do some chores around the house! There’s always Cosmic Kids Yoga if you want to relax.   

Or if you are looking for something more active try


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.


Other useful websites:                                                                                                                                   


Year 1 Fun!
Week 6 - Try this 'Salad in a jar' recipe!
Week7 -   Senses Hunt
Week 8 - Key chime
Outdoor Activities
When the weather is good, it is fun to get outside and explore the area.  An outdoor nature scavenger hunt could be on your list of activities.
Try some of these wonderful scavenger hunts below!
There are also some 'boredom buster' activities!