Year 1 Closure Resources

During the time that the school is closed we will be using this page to offer ideas for home learning and other ways of keeping in touch with school staff. If you want to send pictures of anything you have been doing at home, please post on the school Facebook page, Twitter or email

Here is a useful website with extra activities:

Our Wonderful Work

Every week we will post some of the fantastic work we are receiving from everyone at home!  

Final Two Weeks of Year One Activities

Dear Year One,

It has been excellent seeing more of you this week. Hopefully we get to see the rest of you on Thursday (9.7.20) when you pick up your reports.

For the last two weeks, you can continue our White Rose Maths and Talk 4 Writing but we would also like you to do some of these activities:


  • Draw or write one of your favourite times in Year 1
  • Draw a picture of you and your friends or the class 
  • Draw or write what you are looking forward to in Year 2
  • Send us a message that we can read out to your friends or the class
  • Make a cake, song or dance to celebrate our time in Year 1 

Please send us your photos so we can share together


Use Week 10 Video Links   

 Lesson 1 - Ordering numbers.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 - Recognising coins.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 - Recognising notes.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 - Counting in coins.pdfDownload
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Activities - Updated Week Beginning 29.6.20

Week Beginning 29.6.20

English - T4W- Brian Bear

This week, we received a letter from Brian Bear saying thanks for going to his picnic! 

Read Brian's letter and reply. See some of our examples for postcards below.

Look at Curtis, Gertie and Bertha's postcard (pg.14). Can you put in their full stops and capital letters.

Try to follow Brian's recipe for two teddy bear toasts (pg.15).

Create your own bear and come up with an adventure for them (pg.18).

Maths - Fractions

We are continuing fractions, this time moving on to quarters.

Here are the video links and accompanying worksheets:

 Year 1 - Fractions - PDF.pdfDownload
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Week Beginning 22.6.20

Maths- Fractions

This week we are recapping fractions:

Here are the video links and accompanying worksheets:

 Y1 Summer Block 2 WO1 Find a half (1) 2020.pdfDownload
 Y1 Summer Block 2 WO2 Find a half (2) 2020.pdfDownload
 Y1 Summer Block 2 WO3 Find a quarter (1) 2020.pdfDownload
 Y1 Summer Block 2 WO4 Find a quarter (2) 2020.pdfDownload
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Picture Maths 

English- T4W- Brian Bear's Picnic

Week One:

  • Read the story and answer the questions (pg.5,7) Make puppets of the characters and design your own picnic blanket.
  • Who Said What? Activity (pg.6). Act out different characters and guess who they are
  • Exploring Words Together (pg.8). Find adjectives in the story. Describe some of your favourite food
  • Draw your own story map and re-tell the story with actions (pg.9)

Week Beginning 15.6.20

English- Inventing

Now we have learned a text, wrote a text of our own about a minibeast so now it is time to get creative and make one up!
Can you write or draw an information text about a made up minibeast (you could use the minibeast you made for project last week)?
Here are some ideas for your  made up minibeasts. Remember to talk about :




Kids Craft Activity- Playdough MiniBeasts! – Special Educational ...minibeasts bugs insects made from recycled materials and art ...Making made up mini beasts using leaves and other natural objects ...Easy Toilet Roll Minibeasts Craft - Hannah and the Twiglets

Don't forget to share them with us!

Minibeast Anagrams

Oh no! Some of our minibeast words have been jumbled, can you unscramble these minibeast names?

Maths- Multiplication and Division

Here are the links and documents supporting this week's learning from White Rose recapping some previous learning:

 Lesson 1 Make arrays 2020.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 Make doubles 2020.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 Make equal groups - sharing 2020.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 Make equal groups - grouping 2020.pdfDownload
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Week Beginning 8.6.20

Maths- Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s

Here are the links and documents supporting this week.s learning form White Rose:

 Lesson 1 Count in 2s 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 Count in 5s 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 Count in 10s 2020.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 Add equal groups 2020.pdfDownload
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English- Information Text

Thank you for sharing your information texts on the T-Rex, they were amazing! We have drawn and written and information text on worms, can you choose a minibeast or animal of your own to write an information text on? Remember to use the headings: appearance, habitat and diet.

You could also make a poster or your very own non-fiction book ( with a contents page and a glossary).

Sentence Work

Oh no, Mrs Garrett has been writing some sentences about minibeasts and has forgotten how to join them together! Can you use our conjunctions and, but, because and so to put them together.

Week Beginning 1.6.20

English - Information Text

Watch the video of Mrs Garrett talking about the T-Rex.

Can you answer these questions?


What does the word appearance mean?

What does the word habitat mean?

What does the word diet mean?


If something is eaten by another it is their ________________ .

An area where lots of water collects it is a ________________ .

If you only eat meat you are a  _______________ .


Now draw or write your own information text about the T-Rex, don't forget to share it! 

Do you have any information books at home? If you do can you find:

  • a contents page
  • glossary
  • photos
  • headings

Maths - 3D and 2D Shapes

Here are the links and documents supporting this weeks learning form White Rose:

Lesson 1-  - Sorting 3D Shapes

Lesson 2- - Recognising 2D shapes

Lesson 3- - Sort 2D Shapes

Lesson 4- - Creating Patterns

 Lesson 1 - Sort 3-D shapes 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 - Recognise and name 2-D shapes 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 - Sort 2-D shapes 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 - Patterns with 2-D and 3-D shapes 2019.pdfDownload
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Maths Challenges

Can you find some 2D and 3D shapes in your house ? Make a list of objects and the shapes they have e.g.


  • book - rectangle
  • plate - circle 


  • book - cuboid
  • bottle - cylinder 


Shape Pictures- What shapes can you see in these pictures?


Coloring Shapes and Make Pictures of Shapes - YouTube

Can you use some shapes to make your own picture?



Here is a maths game you might want to play:

Week Beginning 18.5.20

English- Story Writing


Now you have your character and setting it is time to write your story! Here is the beginning of our story to get you started:


Once upon a time there was a fierce pirate called Lily Long Beard who lived in an old pirate ship in the middle of the Seven Seas. One stormy night she decided to search for treasure. But her shipmates warned her "Beware of the dangerous sea dragon!"


Here is some super story language for you to include:

T4W- Pippety Skycap - Vocabulary


Pippety Skycap has chosen some words from his story for you to share with your grown up and tell them what they mean. Page 9,10

Maths- Measurement


This week we are revisiting measurement. Here are the White Rose Online Lessons, find the matching resources below along with some extra ideas and challenges.

 Lesson 1 - Compare lengths and heights 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 - Measure length (1) 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 - Measure length (2) 2019.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 - Introduce weight and mass 2019.pdfDownload
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Below is a measuring challenge we have done in school. Feel free to try it again or find some of your own items to measure and compare.

Someone from Year 1 has created their own balance scales using a door handle and a coat hanger! Can you create your own balance scales ?

Week Beginning 11.5.20

Maths- Addition and Subtraction

Here are this week's White Rose Video Lessons:

 Below are some activities matching this week's lessons including the White Rose Worksheets matching their online lessons.

 First there were now.docxDownload
 First, then and now.docxDownload
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Addition and Subtraction Stories

Look at these duck stories. Can you tell the addition and subtraction stories?

For example:

First there were 5 ducks on the grass.

Then 3 more ducks swam over.

Now there are 8 ducks on the grass.

Can you turn them into number sentences? Can you create your own number stories?

English- Talk 4 Writing - Pippety Skycap

Read the story of Pippety Skycap and then talk about the story with the questions on pg.8.  

English- Story Writing 


Could you think of a story you would like to write? It could even be a pirate story...

Oak Academy has some online lessons supporting character descriptions and story writing :

First think of a setting and characters. (there are some ideas below)

In our story we are going to have a fierce pirate and a dangerous sea dragon. The setting is going to be an old pirate ship. 

Draw one of your characters and think of some adjectives to describe them. Now can you write some sentences about your character?

Here is our example:

Smokey the Sea Dragon is brightly coloured and has beating wings. 

Week Beginning 4.5.20

Maths- Number Bonds and Fact Families

Check out this week's White Rose lessons and activities.

 Maths Challenges

Mr Webster found an abacus in school and made all of the number bonds to 10. Can you try and make all the number bonds to 10 and 20 using objects in your house? 

One Legged Webster has made a part part whole model showing a number bond to 20. Has he done it correct? What was his mistake? Cna you turn your number bonds into part part whole models?

English- Instructions

Here is the journey of our caterpillars. Can you write or draw instructions showing how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly using the time connectives: first, next, then and finally.


Can you think of another animal that transforms throughout its life cycle?

Can you draw their life cycle or write instructions about them?

English - Fact File 

Can you write a fact file about caterpillars and butterflies or another minibeast? Have a look at the fact file on Sidney the Spider to get some ideas (pg. 13). 

A good place to start is to think of some questions, for example:

- What do they look like?

 - Where do they live? 

You could even make a poster like the one some children made below.

Week Beginning 27.4.20

Maths- Halves and Quarters  

One Legged Webster explains what a half and a quarter is whilst sharing his treasure.

Try and find some treasure of your own to split in half or into quarters !

Try this weeks activities created by White Rose on Halves and Quarters:

Maths Challenges

Try to use the Stem Sentences :

  • The mask is _______ coins long 
  • Half the mask would be _____ coins long
  • A Quarter of the mask would be _____ long

Has Mr Webster split his shapes in half correctly? Are they equal?

Can you draw some or your own shapes or pictures and try to colour in only have of them?

You could even try to colour in one quarter!

English- Instructions

Follow these instructions to make an awesome pirate hat!

Instruction Sequencing

Sidney the Spider- T4W

Help we need our sentence detectives! Sidney Spider wrote a letter to his new friends but forgot capital letters and full stops. Can you add them in your neatest writing (pg.11).


On Pg.14 Sidney is asking you to go for another minibeast hunt on your walk. Can you complete the sentences using the time connectives:


First I went to _______ and found _______

Next I ...

After that ...

Finally I went to ...

Week Beginning 20.4.20

English- Instructions

Here is how to plant a brilliant bean.

Can you make something of your own? For example a Lego model, a jam sandwich, a Pirate flag or drawing a picture. Try telling your grown-ups using our special time connectives (first, next, then, finally).

Here is a sequence of video lessons, teaching instructions for Year 1


Talk 4 Writing - Sidney the Spider

Read Sidney the Spider (Pg.3). Discuss and answer the questions on page 8 and sing-a-long with Mr Webster, try and create your own actions too. 

We will do more activities on Sidney next week!

Maths- Doubles and Grouping

White Rose have created small daily lessons for you to try at home for our next topic.


Maths Challenges


- Try and create your own table of doubling numbers using objects in your home
  - Can you go past 9? 


  • Can you put a big pile of socks into equal groups ( We suggest pairs) ? How many socks are there altogether? How many are in each group? How many groups do you have ? 
  • Take some of your toys or sweets or coins. Split them into EQUAL groups. How many are in each group? How many groups do you have? How many all together?

Project - Blackbeard's Cove

This half term we are all about Pirates! To get started listen to our pirate story with Swashbuckling Garrett and  One Legged Webster. 


Pirate Challenge

Think back to our science topic on forces. What forces do pirates use for these activities (you might even need to act them out):

-Climbing the rigging

-Hoisting the sail

-Scrubbing the deck

-Sword fighting

-Jumping off the plank into the sea

 We would like you to try create your own pirate picture. Here are our Pirate ship paintings 

Science- Light and Dark

This week can you investigate the light sources in your home. What is a light source? What light sources do you have in your house? Which is the brightest? Which is the dimmest? 


Can you find all the light sources in this game?

Easter Crafts

Since its coming up to Easter, we have found lots of crafts for you to try yourself. Here is a Potato Stamp that Mr Webster tried.

And here is one that Mr Webster's partner made. Who do you think made a better one?

Week Beginning 30.3.20

English- Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Remind yourself of the Goldilocks story with our song. Try singing and acting it out along with us!

Sentence Detectives

Help Year 1! I need my Sentence Detectives. Mr Webster has written some text about Goldilocks but he has forgotten capital letters,full stops and has spelled tricky words wrong. Please can you fix it ?

once upon a time ther was a litle girl called goldilocks hoo lived in a village Won sunny morning goldilocks went for a walk in the forrest. she sir a littl cottage and went in im hungry sed golidlocks


Maths - Weight and Volume 

Continue and try some of our maths problems

Science- Caterpillars

Say hello to our new caterpillars! We have five lovely caterpillars but we need your help to think of some names ! Can you include an adjective in your name? For example:

Gorgeous Mrs Garrett
Wicked Mr Webster

Week Beginning 23.3.20

Maths-  Measurement: Weight and Volume  

Introducing weight and mass, heavier or lighter, balance scales. 

  • Get a range of objects, predict which is heavier or lighter, compare and put them in order of heaviest to lightest
  • Create some balance scales (something similar to a seesaw) to test which object is heaviest
  • Online games looking at balance scales, choosing heaviest and lightest

 Introducing volume and capacity, full, empty, greater than, less than, measuring cylinders (measuring jugs). 

  • Fill different containers with water, which has the biggest volume?
  • Predict and test how many 'cups' of water it takes to fill a jug of water
  • Draw different containers, full, empty, less/ more full/empty
  • Online games looking at capacity and volume 


English-  Story Writing: Goldilocks and the Three Bears


Children have learned the story of Goldilocks, our next step is to turn it into a brand new story including the words first, next and finally. 

  • Choose and draw some new characters and a setting for the story. Can you think of some adjectives to describe your characters and settings?
  • Draw a story map of your story which is similar to Goldilocks. For example a bird which has flown into a tree belonging to three squirrels. First the bird ate the giants birds acorn but it was too salty... etc. 
  • Write small parts of the story, some sentences with missing words for children to add


Children all work in different groups for their phonics lesson. Use the supplied phonics booklets to practise a phase 5 sound everyday. Phonics Play has made all of their resources and games free to practise reading tricky words and games to practise reading sounds also.



 Recently we carried out an investigation on friction, deciding which surface had the most friction when a toy car travelled on it. 

  • Recreate the investigation in your own home finding new surfaces or new objects to push/ roll on the surfaces. Which has the most friction? Which has the least friction? Why?
  • Draw a diagram of the investigation 
  • Write a table of results measuring how far the object travelled on each surface


Project - Italy, Pizza,Pasta and Ice Cream

 We are starting to look at famous building in Italy, research some of the famous structures and try recreate them by drawing or building with Lego/ Duplo.

Web links

Here is a short video about a caterpillar and an ERIC to accompany:


Here is the new T4W story:

Bob, the bubble who wanted to be useful


ue    aw    wh    ph    ew    oe    au    ey

Weekly Updates - Updated Week Beginning 29.6.20

Hello Year One,


We hope you enjoyed the Quest celebrations last week. Mr Wallis-Clarke sent out information for your grown-ups to pick up your reports in school. We really hope to see the rest of you then.

We are having a lovely time at school but we miss you all.


Llamas (1B) and Macaws (1Y)


We are covering all of our Phase 5 sounds. Here are the sounds we are practising this week:

ea     oi     ir     ue  

Use the phonics play resources:

Project & Science 

Can you put the bean plant life cycle in order ?

Can you create your own dance/ actions for the life cycle of a bean?

Week Beginning 22.6.20

Hello Everybody,


It has been lovely seeing lots of you in school, hopefully we will get to see more of you soon! Enjoy some of the activities we are doing in school this week.


Mr Webster and Mrs Garrett


We are covering all of our Phase 5 sounds. Here are the sounds we are practising this week:

ay           ou           ie    

Use the phonics play resources:

Science & Project

Watch the video talking about two different types of trees: deciduous and evergreen!

Now have a look at these photographs, are the trees deciduous or evergreen?

Finally, have a go at labeling a tree. You could draw your own tree to label.

Week beginning 15.6.20

Project- Minibeast Habitat

Last week you made your own minibeast, now it is time to think about where they live, their habitat!

Try the challenge below, placing the minibeasts in their correct habitats before making your own.

Science- Tree Identifying

We have searched for flowers, we have searched for minibeasts, now we search for... Trees. Use the identification chart below to help figure out what trees you have near your home.

Whilst on your tree hunt, you may want to collect some tree materials ( that have fallen) and see if you can make some art with them. Look at these ideas below:

4 Easy Lessons that Incorporate Natural Materials - The Art of ...Winter Tree Art for Kids (With images) | Winter trees, Winter ...bark and paint swatch trees - happy hooligans - fall tree art for ...Tree Collage using natural materials. (With images) | Tree collage ...10 Ideas for Creating with Natural Materials

Week Beginning 8.6.20

Hello Year 1,

Things at school are starting to change now we have some of our Year 6 children back so we will not always get to do our videos together. We hope you are all doing well and enjoy this week's activities.


Mr Webster and Mrs Garrett

Project- Minibeasts 

Listen to Mr Webster read Superworm and then try some of the minibeast activities below. 

Minibeast Activities

Here is an interactive minibeast hunt you can use to find information or take with you on your own hunt:

Science- Plants

Well done on creating and finding beautiful flowers last week. This week it is time to label the different parts of a plant and think about what they are all for. You can practise here :

Week Beginning 1.6.20

Brand New Project... Roots Shoots and Muddy Boots!


Our exciting new topic is all about plants and minibeasts. 

This week we would like you to begin our project ( and science) by hunting for flowers in your area. How many can you see?

Which flower is your favourite? Can you draw or paint your own flower?


Seed Planting

Can you choose your own seed to plant and look after? Here are Thora, Frieda and Xander with plants they have grown already.

Pirate Project- Talk 4 Writing

Even though we have finished our Pirate Project, T4W has created lots of fun English Activities about a Pirate Princess if you want your pirate adventure to continue.

Week Beginning 18.5.20

Week Beginning 18.5.20

Project- Treasure Hunt

Can you help Pippety Skycap on his rainbow treasure hunt? (pg.19) 

After helping Pippety it is time for your pirate Scavenger hunt! How much of this Pirate booty can you gather (or make) ?

Well done on finding your pirate treasures, now you can you hide it and create your own pirate treasure map filled with scary pirate place names e.g.

-Skull Island

-Cutlass Cave

-Monstrous Mountain

-Dead Man's Cove

Printable treasure maps for kids | Treasure maps for kids, Pirate ...

Science- Sun Protection

As the weather begins to get warmer and the sun is the shining more, we need to think about how to protect our skin from too much sunlight.

What can you use to protect your skin?

Can you design your own sun cream, sun hat and sun glasses?

Week Beginning 11.5.20

Week Beginning 11.5.20

Core Canon- Avocado Baby 

Science- Nocturnal and Diurnal

What do you call animals who are awake during the day? 

What do you call animals who are awake during the night?

Can you draw pictures of diurnal and nocturnal animals? Which ones are your favourite?

Here is some information on Nocturnal animals

Pirates- Wanted Poster

Can you design a poster that would warn everyone to watch out for your pirate? Remember to:

-Draw your pirate so everyone knows what they look like

-Describe some of the things they like to do

-Tell everyone what they should do if they see your pirate

-Offer a reward

For a practise you could design a poster about Pippety Skycap pg.11

Week Beginning 4.5.20

Breaking News!

Science- Shadows 

You might need a dark place and a light source ( e.g. a torch) for these!

What are shadows? Can you make a shadow? What shadow shapes can you make with your hands ? How do you make your shadow bigger? How do you make your shadow smaller? 

Here are lots of ideas for science investigations:


Project- Pirate Play

You know about the famous pirates One Legged Webster and Swashbucklin' Garrett but do you know any other famous pirates? Could you find out an interesting fact about them?

This is Mary Read. She spent most of her pirate life dressed as a man! 

Mary Read - Wikipedia

Here are your favourite pirates, Swashbucklin' Garrett and One Legged Webster singing a clap along song chant! 

Can you make your own shadow puppet theatre about pirates? 

Week Beginning 27.4.20

Pirate Project

This week we (Swashbuckling Garrett and One Legged Webster)  want you to turn yourself into a pirate! Follow Swashbuckling Garrett's instructions for your own pirate hat and think about what else you could create , for example:

  • A cutlass
  • An eye-patch
  • A hook
  • A treasure chest and treasure 


When you're ready, sing our sea shanty with One Legged Webster!

Science- Light and Dark

The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark

Listen to the story by Jill Tomlinson and then try some of the light related activities below.

Can you think of some day and night activities? Try drawing different activities that happen during the day and night. Have a go at this sorting PowerPoint from Twinkl to get some ideas.

Week Beginning 20.4.20


Welcome back to school Year 1! We hope you all had a wonderful two weeks. We will be back to uploading activities for you to do each week including our new Project and new Science topic. As mentioned by Mr Wallis-Clarke, this is about Home Learning not Home Schooling, so please do what you can and make sure to have fun.


There have been lots of resources created to help any home learning which we have linked you to in our activities. There are also lots of resources that have been released by the BBC covering a wide range of areas.


Our caterpillars have grown rapidly, it is already time to move them into the butterfly cage for when they emerge from their chrysalises.

Week Beginning 13.4.20


Hello Year 1,


We hope you are having a lovely Easter break. This is only a short update to show our caterpillars are starting to move onto the ceiling of their home ready to transform into pupae! 


Stay Safe,

Mr Webster, Mrs Garrett and the Caterpillars

Week Beginning 6.4.20


Hello Year 1,

We are wishing you a really Happy Easter. Have a lovely rest for the next two weeks but look forward to weekly videos returning! Don't worry we will continue showing you our caterpillars!


Mr Webster and Mrs Garrett



Our caterpillars are growing well although they are starting to look a bit dirty! We have some ideas for names but we really would like you to send us some of yours, these are our ideas:

Beautiful Bob, Lankly Lilia, Excellent Evan, Cute Katie, Awesome Anna

Please share your name ideas!

Minibeast Hunt


Since we are looking after some 'mini-beasts', next time you are out for your daily exercise try to spot as many of these mini-beasts as possible.

When you get home draw some of the minibeasts you found.

Can you write a sentence about your favourite minibeast?

Week Beginning 30.3.20

Handa's Surprise


Research the animals in the story, where do they live and what do they eat?

This story is set in Africa (the continent Mrs Garrett and Miss Marsh are from) in the country Kenya. Can you find it on a map? What might be different if you lived there?



Conjunction Game

Can you finish these sentences that use conjunctions?

Handa ran away and ...

Handa ran away because ...

Handa ran away but ...

Week Beginning 23.3.20


Hello Year 1,

We are missing you lots and hope you are still having lots of fun learning at home. Here are a few videos from us in case you have forgotten our faces and voices, sharing a story and a song


Mr Webster and Mrs Garrett

The Tiger Who Came to Tea


If you had an animal come for tea what animal would you like and why?

There were lots of adjectives to describe the tiger, can you think of some more to describe the tiger or your animal?

Try and re-tell the story (or act it out) to somebody in your house.

Little Peter Rabbit


Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose

Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose

Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose

So he flipped it and he flopped it till the fly flew away


Floppy ears and curly whiskers

Floppy ears and curly whiskers

Floppy ears and curly whiskers

And he flipped it and he flopped it till the fly flew away


Try singing it again but miss out some of the action words like rabbit or nose.

Can you come up with some actions of your own?

Make up some words of your own!