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Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 class page.  This is where we will keep you up to date with the work and activities you are expected to complete while school is closed.


Remember - we will communicate with parents via Class Dojo on a daily basis.

4th April 2020

Spring Break

Now we have reached the Spring Break, we think everyone needs a well deserved rest (teachers, pupils and parents !!), therefore we will not be setting daily tasks on the website. However, we will set a project to complete over the two week holiday as we normally do. As with any holiday period we still expect children to access online learning at home (for help with logins etc check the info page by clicking here). Teachers will not be checking who is going on this daily but will check at the end of the two week holiday.

Please feel free to still add photographs and videos to Tapestry/Dojos as the staff would love to see what the children are getting up to and we know the home school link is now more important than ever. Staff won't be responding to these but will add them to the children's online portfolio.

Daily tasks will resume on the website on 20th April.

Mrs O'Neil Edwards will also be adding a headteacher's challenge to the website for children to work on over the two week holiday.

Have a wonderful Easter, be kind and stay safe. πŸ£πŸŒˆπŸ’–

Friday 3rd April

Maths Task:

Please complete Week 2 Lesson 4 – Add Equal Groups

Please make sure you have completed all of week 2 lessons 1 - 3 first, as work is progressive.

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

Phonics Task:

Can you make sentences using your common exception words? For example:


I will ask my friend to my house.


Make them longer by using and. For example:


I will ask my friend to my house and we can play.  



Outdoor Task:

Can you compete in a family egg and spoon race? Who will be the winner? If you don’t have eggs or would rather use something less messy you could use stones, pebbles, balls or anything else you can think of.

I can’t wait to see these pictures and videos! J


Thursday 2nd April

Maths Task:

Please complete Week 2 Lesson 3 – Make equal Groups

Please make sure you have completed all of week 2 lessons 1 and 2 first, as work is progressive.

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!


Writing task:


Creative Task - Easter cooking:

Choose a recipe from one of the links below depending on what ingredients you have at home and have fun! Feel free to use your own recipe or another you find.

Easter biscuits:

Easter nests:

Lots of different ideas:


Wednesday 1st April

Maths Task:

Please complete Week 2 Lesson 2 – Count in 10s

Please make sure you have completed all of week 2 lesson 1 first, as work is progressive.

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!


Phonics Task:

Play matching pairs.


Take the phoneme ue. List as many words as you can that contain this phoneme (glue, rescue, venue). Write each word twice on different pieces of paper. Mix them up and turn over all the words. Turn them over one by one. Can you find the two matching words?  




Creative Task:

The Easter Bunny isn’t far away can you create your own Easter egg using a weaving technique? Instructions and resources can be found on the ink below. If you don’t have coloured paper at home, why not colour in/paint some white paper. Can you add even more details to your Easter egg when you have finished weaving?

Tuesday 31st March

Maths Task:

Please complete Week 2 Lesson 1 – Compare Capacity

Please make sure you have completed all of week 1 lessons first, as work is progressive.

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!


Writing Task:

Wellbeing Task:

Can you complete a cosmic yoga dinosaur class? Post pictures or videos on your portfolios. Bonus Dojos if you can get the whole family involved!

A simple yoga class for beginners – 5 Minutes long J

A harder version, who is up for the challenge? 20 minutes long J


Monday 30th March

Maths Task:

Please complete lesson 5 – Measure Capacity

Please do not complete lesson 5 unless you have completed lessons 1-4 as work is progressive.

Don’t forget to watch the useful video to help you!

Phonics Task:


Creative Task:

Now you have designed and made your own dinosaur can you make a fossil to show what it’s footprints might have been like? You could use playdough, salt dough or modelling material to create your fossil or you could even go out into the garden and make your fossil by making imprints in the soil or sand. If you have any toy dinosaurs, you could also use these to make another fossil.


5 Dojo bonus for anyone who can answer my question:


Who can remember what type of fossil a footprint is?


Friday 27th March

Maths Task:

Please complete lesson 4 – Introduce capacity and volume

Please do not complete lesson 4 unless you have completed previous lessons as work is progressive.

Writing Task:

Write an acrostic poem linked to our dinosaur topic!

Can you include key facts about dinosaurs and some amazing adjectives?



Spoken language task:

Send a message to your Y1 friends! We understand you must be missing your friends whilst at home, so let’s send them a message! You can either record a video post or take a picture of you holding a message on paper. I will share these posts for everybody in Y1 to see J

Thursday 26th March

Maths Task:

Please complete lesson 3 – Compare Mass

Please do not complete lesson 3 unless you have completed lessons 1 and 2 as work is progressive.

Writing Task:


Creative Task:

Can you use ‘junk’ from around the house to create your new dinosaur? Your junk model dinosaur might include toilet rolls, egg boxes, milk bottles, cereal boxes or anything you have around the house. Here are some examples:

Remember to post your work on your Dojo portfolios!



Wednesday 25th March

Writing Task:

Year 1 have been learning all about dinosaurs!  Can you create your very own dinosaur?

Draw your dinosaur, name your dinosaur and label it using some amazing adjectives! Is your dinosaur a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore? Can you remember what these terms mean?

 Spelling Task:

Online tricky word spelling game! Select Year 1 and practise making as many of the Y1 tricky words as possible!


Phonics Task:

Visit Phonics Play for 5-10 minutes per day to practise key reading skills. There are lots of games your child can play and they are familiar with these from school! Select phase 4/5.


Maths task:

Complete lesson 2 on the White Rose Hub website using the link found above.


Outdoor task:

Create your own obstacle course!

Can you use any household/ outdoor objects to create your very own obstacle course for yourself and your family members? How challenging can you make it? Feel free to send videos in of your obstacle course in action! J



Tuesday 24th March

Maths Update:

As the messages said yesterday, please do not use the Power Maths books, put them somewhere safe in your house and keep them there until the schools re-open.


White Rose Hub are a team of teachers and mathematicians who have for a number of years been supporting schools with planning, lesson ideas and resources of a very high standard.


They have just released a website to support all those children who are affected by the school closures with a daily lesson which includes:

  • A short 'teaching' video to watch first which explains the daily topic.
  • A number of activities to practice this skill and a few to challenge you further.
  • The answers for these activities which also shows how they worked out these answers.

These lessons are released every Monday and are organised by Year group (from Foundation Stage through to Year 6)


If you don't have printer at home, just use whatever paper you have and write the question out yourself.  Remember, it's all about having a go and doing your best, don't worry if you get stuck and don't give up because as each day goes by they will be going over the same topic / skill and you will get there πŸ‘πŸ».


You do not need a login or password, just click here or visit (


They did struggle yesterday due to the number of visitors to their site and have been working through the night to increase their capacity but if it isn't working just leave it for a while and try later.

Tuesday 24th March

Writing Task:



Spelling Task:


Outdoor Learning Task:

Can you use natural items from your garden to create an Andy Goldsworthy inspired piece of land art?


Monday 23rd March 2020 

Writing Task: 

Choose a game you have recently played at home and write a set of instructions for Miss Jones to explain how your game works. This might be a board game, an outdoor game or even a game you have invented! 


Don't forget to include the key features of instructions:

  • A clear title 
  • A what you will need list 
  • bossy verbs 
  • adjectives
  • time conjunctions
  • diagrams


When you have completed your set of instructions, don't forget to upload to Class Dojo so I can award dojos for your fantastic writing! :) 


Outdoor Learning Task

  • Go outside into your garden and look for signs of Spring. Whilst outside, can you make a list or draw a labelled picture of the signs you notice? Remember what we looked for together on our Winter and Autumn walks in school. 


Creativity Task

  • You may have seen the #fill your windows with rainbows this week which is a game children are playing as they go outside to exercise/ walk in their street or near their home. It would be lovely if you created a rainbow poster to display in your home for other children to spot. You could use paint, coloured pencils, felts, anything you have at home!

21st March 2020


With schools closed and us all having stay apart to keep each other safe, Audible have created an  amazing resource to help make things a little easier.  They have made hundreds of audiobooks completely free (no accounts or passwords needed!) Just click here to stream and listen (or visit  All their stories will stream on desktop computers, laptops, phones or tablets.


The books are sorted by age group with sections just for primary school children.  This is a great way to break up your day, take a break from a screen, just sit back and enjoy having a book read to you.

20th March 2020

Active Teach:

In school we use 'Active Teach' to promote keeping fit whilst learning.  Active Teach have provided ALL their resources for free during the current school closure.  Use the link here to access their activities and keep yourself active while you are at home.



Now that schools have had to close, Nessy have also extended their spelling and writing software to ALL our children.  We have used Nessy in school for many years to support a small number of children and it is proven to support reading and spelling so please make the most of this fantastic resource.  Nessy works best if it is used for about 20 minutes every day rather than longer less-frequent spells.

  • Click here to access Nessy.
  • The secret work to access Nessy is 'commonmint'.
  • Your child will then need to enter their username that they use for all our other online learning (usually their first name with three numbers).
  • Nessy automatically adjusts the level you are working at based on how you are progressing so it will be tailored to each child's individual needs.

18th March 2020

Bug Club:

  • We expect you to complete 30 minutes a day READING on Bug Club (not to include any time you update your avatar or reward games).
  • To access Bug Club you can google 'Bug Club' or click the link here.
  • Everyone's password is mendell.  You should know your username but if you are struggling to log in then please contact your teacher using Class Dojo or email
  • The school code you will need is gpbe.


TimesTables RockStars (TTRS):

  • We expect you to complete at least 10 games in 'garage' per day and at least one 'studio' game.
  • To access TTRS you can google 'Times Tables Rock Stars' or click the link here.
  • Everyone's password is mendell.  You should know your username but if you are struggling to log in then please contact your teacher using Class Dojo or email



  • To access Numbots you use the same login details as TTRS / Bug Club.
  • You need to visit or just click here.
  • You should play at least 15 minutes each day on Numbots.


Hit the Button:

  • This is a free website and needs no usernames or password
  • You should play at least 15 minutes each day on Hit the Button.
  • To access the website just click here.
  • Start on your number bonds and work through these levels:
    • Make 10
    • Make 20
    • Make 100 (tens)
    • Make 100
  • Aim to answer at least 20 questions correctly in the time you are given before you move to the next level.