Teacher: Miss Kerr 

Teaching Assistant Mrs Carrasco

White Rose Maths Home Learning Videos and Activities – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Welcome to Year 1!

A very warm welcome to Year 1 – a year of exciting learning opportunities and endless fun! In Year 1 we are working hard to be the best we can be. To do this, we are following the secrets to success which are to improve, push ourselves, try new things, never give up, understand others, concentrate and imagine within all that we do. Now that we have transitioned from Reception to KS1, we are working hard to become more independent with our learning.

In Year 1, we love to share our talents and gifts with each other as we know we are all unique and special in our own way.

We have some exciting topics this year starting with Splendid Skies. We can’t wait to share our learning journey with you.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Year 1 team and we will be happy to help.


In Key Stage 1, we send home a half termly ‘Homework Menu’ which is linked to our topic. It is up to you and your child how many tasks you wish to complete; maybe you want to do one in detail (as a large main course), or try a few if you’ve got a big appetite for homework (starters and dessert!). They can be handed in as and when you complete them over the course of the half term. They will be shared with the class and displayed as part of our topic work.

In addition to this, 1 piece of Maths, Literacy or a phonics based activity will be sent home in their homework books on a Friday and due back in the following Thursday.

Spelling Shed

Pupils will be given weekly spellings to practise on a Friday and they will be tested on the following Friday. The website can be found here.

Please see homework book for log in details.

Reading Books

There will be an opportunity to change reading books on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday providing the children have handed their previous book in. If the children would like extra reading or to borrow a book from our class library in between they are more than welcome to.

Year Group Expectations

Year Group Expectations provide information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for children in our school. The National Curriculum outlines these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress. The year group expectations can be found here


Equipment for Year 1

Pupils will need…

Indoor and outdoor PE kit (see website for details). We have PE every Tuesday and Thursday.

Book bag with reading book and record.

A clean, freshly filled water bottle.


Home Learning Extra Links

Here are some links to pages which offer additional support for reading and phonics in the event of a school closure.

Phonics and Early Reading Support 

Free E-Book Library through

Oxford Reading Tree

On this site you will be able to access a range of staged oxford reading tree books for free. You do need to register for a free account.


Phonics Play

Phonics play are offering free subscriptions for home schooling. To access the resources enter the following details

Username: march20

Password: home

Phonics play also have a range of decodable comics for you to access on the following link: http://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/


Twinkl have a range of resources available. You must register as a new user and then enter code CVDTWINKLHELPS to receive 1 month free access.


Jolly Phonics

Here is a video for Letters and Sounds support for adults supporting children with early reading.

Here is a video for songs for children to help them with the sounds and actions.


Letters and Sounds

Phase 2 Games

Phase 3 Games

Phase 4 Games

Phase 5 Resources


Spelling Shed

Spelling shed has a range of games to help pupils with spelling and segmenting words. A range of sounds will be added each week for pupils to practise.


Maths Support 

Maths Whizz

ICT Maths Games 


Literacy Support 

Classroom Secrets

BBC Bitesize