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Year 1

Year 1

Please complete the home learning activities on Showbie. Click here


Spring 2: This term our topic is….

Why were Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong very brave people? 

Explorers and adventures

Think about:

What is an explorer? Would you like to be an explorer? Why?

Where would you like to go? What would you like to see?

Which part of our story is your favourite? Why?

Choose an explorer and explain to a friend what they did. What makes them so great?

How many different explorers can you name?

Extra activities to try at home

Phonics revision and games to play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

Play some great English and Maths learning games here: http://www.ictgames.com/

Can you design a rocket or an explorers ship? Draw and label it. What would it be made out of? Why? What will your windows be made out of? What would be the best materials to use?

Our class texts

Man on the moon (a day in the life of Bob) : Bob has a very special job – he looks after the moon! He knows almost everything about it, but there’s one thing he’s not sure about – ALIENS!

How would you feel if you saw an alien? Why? Can you design an alien? What would it look like? Have you ever been on an adventure or an explore? What did you sere? Where did you go?

We will be reading a range of other books to help us learn about explorers through history.

Our Science Topic is: Do Tigers Really Like Tea?

We will be learning all about animals from around the world and have a focus on penguins and tigers.

We will be doing lots of work on Trixie Stickybeak and The Tiger Who came to Tea.


For writing this term, we will be thinking about:

  • Writing simple and compound sentences that have a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop.
  • Using adjectives in our writing (describing words) and expanded noun phrases – The little boy… The fluffy dog…
  • Writing letters
  • Writing fantasy stories
  • Joining two simple sentences using ‘and’
  • Using coordinating conjunctions (and, so, but, because, or, if)
  • Using ‘because’
  • Counting forwards and backwards, to and across 100
  • Number bonds to 10 and 20
  • Place value and representing numbers within 50
  • Weight and volume
  • Length and height
  • Forming letters and digits correctly
  • Counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10
  • Exploring tens and ones within numbers to 50
  • Saying one more and one less than a number to 100
  • Using our phonic knowledge to help us spell and read
  • Lots more fun and exciting things!

Click here to see our Year 1 Long Term Plan 2020-21 Web Version, Knowledge Organiser Animals Including Humans 2021and Knowledge Organiser Significant People 2021.

To see a suggested reading list for Year 1 children,  click here:  https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-year-1-pupils-ks1-age-5-6/


Please practise spellings, reading and times tables every day at home. Please complete 1 piece of homework from either the main and desert column of the menu each week. Homework must be uploaded to Showbie and it will be marked and new spellings will be uploaded on a Friday after school.

Here are some websites that you might find useful:




Log ins have been sent home. If you need assistance, please email me.


Keep active too- Cosmic Yoga is a brilliant site. Have fun exercising with Jumpstart Jonny.

If you need anything then please email me.

Keep smiling, keep working hard, stay safe.

Miss Amison, Miss Emma and Mrs Mason