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Year 1

Year 1

Please complete the learning isolation and home learning activities on Showbie. Click here


Spring 1: Can you find your way home?

We will have a focus on The Three Little Pigs and Traditional Tales and Materials.

Think about:

What would you use to build a house? Why?

What would be the strongest material? What material would be waterproof?

Who is your favourite character in the story? Why?

Explain to a friend what different materials you know, and what they are used to make.

How many different materials can you name?

Extra activities to try at home

Due to the Phonics Screening Check in the Summer term of Year 1, it is important that we use, apply and practice phonics often – play some super phonics games here (practice Phase 4 and above): https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

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

Can you design a house? Draw and label it. What would it be made out of? Why? What will your windows be made out of?

Our class texts

            The Three Little Pigs : Three little pigs decide to build a house. When a big bad wolf turns up, they have to run away! What do you think will happen to the pigs houses?

How would you feel if you saw a big bad wolf? Why? Can you describe the big bad wolf? Have you ever built anything? What did you use?

Other texts to help us explore traditional tales and materials:


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) – The little boy… The fluffy dog…
  • Writing newspaper articles
  • Writing letters
  • Joining two simple sentences using ‘and’
  • Using coordinating conjunctions (and, so, but)
  • Using ‘because’
  • Counting forwards and backwards, to and across 100
  • Addition and subtraction by counting on and backwards
  • Number bonds to 10 and 20
  • Place value and representing numbers within 50
  • 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!

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