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Please have a look at our suggested reading lists for children in Year 1. These books are a range of bestselling picture books and longer texts to encourage both shared reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure.


Please also look out for our book exchange box which will be popping up very soon in the playground!

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities

Week 2 (wk/c: 30th March)


Can you count in 2s and 5s up to 50? You could try exercising while counting like in this video from Maths 4 Kids (Youtube) 


You might like to try counting pairs of shoes or socks or maybe you could put your toys into groups of 5 to count.

How many pairs can you make with 20 socks? If there are 45 toys, how many groups of 5 will we have?

Can you make up some of your own problems to solve?



Read your reading books and the books on Bug Club. You could also have a look at the games on Phonics Play (https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/)

Have a go at Picnic on Pluto (the Obb and Bob game that we play at school) or Sentence Substitution (we have also played this in class). Select phase 4 and 5 when required. Please find a reminder of these graphemes on the sound mats below.

Phase 3

Phase 5



Continue sharing library books and your books at home. There are also many websites which are offering free online books (see below for details). Choose a character from one of your books and write a description of them. What do they look like? How do they act? Are they brave, kind or scary? Remember to write in sentences with full stops, capital letters and finger spaces. You could also use the conjunctions and, but, or, because to make your sentences longer.


Religious Education

Listen to the story of Palm Sunday when Jesus and his followers arrived in Jerusalem. Crowds of people came out of the city to greet him, throwing down palm branches on the road. You might read this in a bible or look at the Powerpoint below. Alternatively there is an animated version on the BBC Bitesize page (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zy2hyrd).

How do you think the people felt?

Can you retell the story? You could act it out, write it down or draw a picture. You might also want to have a go at making a palm leaf.


Palm Tree

Make a Palm Leaf

Palm Tree

Topic – Spring

When I look out of my window, I am starting to notice many signs of Spring. How many of these can you spot? Maybe you can see different flowers starting to grow, the trees getting greener, more wildlife or lighter evenings. You could draw a picture of what you notice, take a photograph or even keep a diary of the changes.


Useful Websites

A fantastic website for all sorts of home learning activities and online books – Teachwire Website

Online activities around the celebration of Easter – KS1 Easter Activities

A link to physical development and learning –  Physical activities

A wesbite with lots of online learning games for English, Maths, Science etc – Topmarks Games

Learning Projects









Most the learning packs below do not need to be printed but can be done on the screen and with a paper and pencil/pen – just click on each one to open.

English Learning Packs

Creative Writing Prompt Question Writing Frames

Reading Mat Guidance

Fiction Reading Revision Mat

Non-Fiction Reading Revision Mat

Poetry Reading Revision Mat

Common Exception Words Year 1 Activity Book

Maths Learning Packs


Year 1 Spring Maths Activity Booklet

Year 1 One More and One Less Maths Mastery Game

Snakes and Ladders Addition to 20 Board Game Board Game

Science Learning Packs

Year 1 Science Learning from Home (Animals, Including Humans) Activity Booklet

Year 1 Science Learning from Home (Everyday Materials) Activity Booklet

Home Learning

Website Age Range Content
www.classroomsecrets.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Covers the whole curriculum
www.phonicsplay.co.uk Early Years -Yr2 Phonics games and activities



Early Years – Yr6 Various activities and video links to many subjects
www.spellingframe.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 Some free spelling games
www.primaryresources.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.teachingideas.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.topmarks.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games
www.crickweb.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Free online education resources and games
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ Yr1-Yr6 Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage



Yr1-Yr8 Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ Early Years – Yr6 Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Early Years – Yr6 Free e-readers
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/ Yr1 – Yr6 Free maths resources
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/ Early Years – Yr6 Lots of geography resources
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html Early Years – Yr6 Free downloadable home learning activities
http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ Yr1-Yr6 Daily maths learning
https://www.mathswithmum.com Yr1-Yr6 Maths videos to help with children’s learning
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw Early years – Yr2 Phonics based video and dancing
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ 0-5years A government recommended website for Early Years
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online All the family Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world
https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science Yr1-Yr6 Science activity ideas

Websites currently giving free subscriptions due to school closures

Website Age Range Content
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of resources covering the whole curriculum
www.purplemash.co.uk Yr1 – Yr6 Computing and digital skills – free 14 day trial


Spelling Shed & Maths Shed


Children already have log ins for this. Please use their current usernames and passwords.


Lots of non-fiction e-books to access free: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==&fbclid=IwAR2pwHf6d30wVXcDUq0zL5DOZ_lVLGkelBWEwpXTWDmwDrdajrkw8OAWBwY