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Year 1

Home Learning Monday 1st March 2021


Hello Year 1,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Well done to all of you who completed your work last week. I am really impressed with all of the work that you are doing at home. I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful work again this week.


It was lovely to see all of the photographs of your ‘Monday Munch’! This week your key ingredient is pasta. Click on the link below for further information and ideas. 

Have a lovely day, stay safe,

Miss Bell



Reading: Today our story is ‘Tabby McTat’ by Julia Donaldson. Can you think of any other stories written by Julia Donaldson?


Log into the Oxford Owl eBook library by following the link below to access a range of reading books.


Remember you can go to the phonics play comics website and choose a comic to read.


Writing: Continue with your read Write Inc daily phonics sessions.

You can practise set 1, 2 & 3 sounds in speed sounds lessons; learn to read red words and practise reading and writing using ‘Hold a sentence’.

Lessons start at 9:30am and will be available for 24 hours.

Today’s set 1 sound is ‘d’.

Today’s set 2 sound is ‘ou’.

Today’s set 3 sound is ‘ea’.


Take a picture of your work and share it on our class blog! 

Handwriting: Log in to Letter-join (, select Year 1. Click on ‘harder letters’ and select today’s letter ‘o’.  You can watch the video of how to form the letter ‘o’. Remember to start each letter on the line!



Fluency: The answers to Friday’s questions are:







Can you solve these number equations?







Please complete the maths 2Do that I have set for you on Purple Mash. Remember when you are completing 2Dos on Purple Mash, you can have as many goes as you need before handing it in. So if you only got a couple right on something, have another go!


Maths: Please complete page number 21 from the addition and subtraction workbook. Can you work out the answer and draw a picture or write a sentence about it?


Follow the link below to complete lesson 1 in the unit ‘Shape and patterns’. In this lesson, you can learn the vocabulary of the properties of shapes and use that language to describe 3D shapes.


Topic – Science

Follow the link below to our first lesson in our new topic ‘animals. In this lesson, you can be learn about living things and the features of living things. All living things need to be able to breathe, produce waste, grow and change, feed and reproduce. You can then finish the lesson looking in more detail at different types of diets that animals may have. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and most importantly your brain!

Please log into Purple Mash and complete the 2Do that I have set.



Here is the link to a Joe Wicks workout. Have fun!


Welcome to Year 1

I am Miss Bell and am delighted to be teaching Year 1 this year.

The children have all settled in well and are looking forward to the year ahead.

In our class we are supported by Mrs Moore, Mrs Brock and Mrs Watson.

This term we will be learning about Toys

We have P.E once a week on Tuesday


In order to support your child at home with their learning please encourage them to: 

  • Be responsible readers and read every night
  • Complete all the home learning tasks set
  • Read through their study books  
  • Practice adding and subtracting on numbots


Spring Term Learning

This term in Phonics we will be learning set 1, 2 & 3 RWI sounds. We will be practising recognising ‘special friends’ in words and blending sounds to read words.


In English we will be using the Writing Rainbow to secure and build on our basic sentence structure (capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, making sense, using our sounds to spell).


In Maths we will be covering the topics of addition and subtraction within 20, shapes and patterns, length and height and numbers to 40.


 In Science we will be learning about our bodies and the animal kingdom.


In computing our unit of work is ‘Lego Builders’ where the children will begin to think logically about scenarios. The children will be introduced to the term ‘algorithm’. This concept is at the core of coding. The next unit (Maze Explorers), builds upon this, linking logical thought processes to the way that computers are programmed.


In Geography this term the children will learn how to locate London on a map and describe its location and find out about the features of London.


In History the children will learn about the Great Fire of London.


In Art the children will use a variety of techniques, e.g. rolling, cutting, pinching and use a variety of shapes, including lines and texture to create art using paper. The children will create paper Mache sculptures and collages.


In D.T their topic is ‘Playgrounds’ and they will explore the components, materials and features of playground equipment. They will then design, create and make a piece of playground equipment.


We will be taking part in the PSHCE topics of ‘Dreams and Goals’ and ‘Healthy Me’.


In R.E. we will be asking ‘Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?’ and ‘Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday?’


In Music we will be studying the units ‘In the Groove’ and ‘Round and Round’, learning about different styles of music.


All of the curriculum information can be found on the curriculum page on the website. 

If you would like to speak to me about your child’s learning please contact the office and I will be in contact. 

Please check the website regularly as we will be updating it with all of the wonderful learning that has been taking place. 


Home Learning projects

This half terms home learning projects are due in on Wednesday 14th October. I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful work!

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