Year 1


Welcome to Year 1

Spring Term 2 2021

We are in our final week of  remote learning before we learn together again on 8th March. We are very excited to welcome you back into Year 1. You have all worked very hard and have demonstrated a great resilience in learning whether you were learning at home or in school. As always, a big thank you to all parents and carers too for your continued commitment and support in your child’s learning.

Remember that you can use SEESAW for you to send completed learning when requested and to give and receive feedback, as well as our class email.  Please download the app if you haven’t already done so. Your guide to do this and your individual QR code is in your latest pack. Here are two videos to support understanding of  how it will be used within school and how pupils are able to access it at home.

Logging in and uploading:

Putting learning into the correct folder:

Year 1 star of the week certificate

Class emails

You can email me at:

I will do my best to respond quickly to answer any queries you may have.

Online Safety

Children may well be using the internet more than usual at the moment so it is a good time to remind and emphasise how to keep safe online. CEOP have produced lots of great resources which parents/carers can access on their website:

We also have a Parental Controls booklet that gives guidance for parents on how to apply parent control on many different things that our children use from Netflix to settings on IOS and Android (Phones). To access this please click on the link: Parental Controls booklet 2020

Online learning wb:  22nd February 2021 – 5th March 2021

Learning pack handouts and teaching resources

We will be following the timetable below whether your child is accessing learning from home or in the key worker / vulnerable provision in school.

If your child is attending the key worker / vulnerable provision please can you ensure they bring their paper work packs with them everyday as we do not have extras in school.

All of the resources in the packs given out will be used during zoom sessions. Packs include resources for 2 weeks and are labelled Day 1, Day 2 e.t.c. I will explain to the children which resource they will need for the zoom session for each day. I will also provide a daily timetable of which resources children will need for each day.

There is an expectation that children attend all zoom sessions and that all learning will be completed and returned to school.

Zoom reminders

Can you remember how to unmute yourself to answer my questions? (hold down the space bar until you have finished speaking)

Can you remember how to show me your thumbs up? (click the reactions face and select thumbs up emoji)

Can you remember how to send me a question? (click the speech bubble and type your question in the chat)

REMEMBER – there is an expectation that learning behaviours during a zoom session should be the same as if the children are in a classroom lesson at school.


Year 1 Zoom learning timetable

Here is the new daily timetable which we will follow for the week.

For each session, you will need to log back in using the link which I emailed to you on Tuesday 5th January 2021 and wait in the waiting room, until I begin the meeting. I suggest logging in 5 minutes before we are due to start each session.

Each morning and afternoon will have a formal register taken as we need to provide this information to school. In addition, we will be taking an informal register of who is participating in each zoom session.

The timings, although different to our typical school day, account for a full day of learning, in line with what would have been completed in school. We have also kept the order of lessons the same to provide some normality and consistency. We will follow this timetable as closely as possible every day.

9am – 9:20am – Phonics Zoom input

9:20am – 9:50am – Phonics independent task

9:50am – 10:10am – Writing Zoom input

10:10am – 10:30am – Writing independent task

10:30am – 10:45am – Break

10:30am – 10:45am – Complete Writing independent task/ access Phonics Play/ Phonics Bloom

11:00am – 11:20am – Maths Zoom input

11:20am – 12:10pm – Maths independent task

12:10pm – 1pm – Lunchtime

1pm – 1:15pm –  No session – you may want to use this time for NUMBOTs and/ or Bug Club reading

1:15pm – 1:35pm – Curriculum Zoom input (except on Thursdays)

1:35pm – 2:10pm – Curriculum independent task

2:10pm – 2:25pm – Break

2:30pm – 2:45pm – Worship assembly

2:45pm – 3pm – NUMBOTs and Bug Club / reading books from home or phonics online games

3pm – 3:10pm – Storytime


Overview of learning


In week 1 we will be learning about the phoneme ur as well as revising all Set 2 and Set 3 phonemes.

In week 2 we will be learning about the phoneme ow as well as revising all Set 2 and Set 3 phonemes.


In week 1 and week 2 we will be exploring numbers to 50.


In week 1 we will be looking at the film clip Caterpillar Shoes and using this stimulus to write a non-chronological report about caterpillars.

You can watch the film below.

Caterpillar shoes

In week 2 we will be studying the film clip Whistleless. We will use the short clip to support our narrative writing.

You can watch the film below.



Our theme is How can we group animals in different ways? where we will learn about animals from different climates and habitats in the world and learn about what they look like, what they eat as well as comparing different environments. As we are  in Lent, we will also learn about how Christians prepare for Easter.

Please see the knowledge organiser for our theme below.

Year 1 Knowledge Organiser Science – Animals

Resources/ Independent tasks needed for each day are below – 

Day 1 – Monday 22nd February

PHONICS independent task – Day 1 -ur phoneme spotter story worksheet

WRITING independent task – Day 1 – Caterpillar sentences resource 1c, blank information sheet

MATHS independent task – Day 1 – Missing numbers in sequences, task sheet 1b

CURRICIULUM independent task – Day 1 – Lent – good deeds worksheet


Whole school assembly – Collective worship 22.2.21


Day 2 – Tuesday 23rd February

PHONICS independent task – Day 2 – ur phoneme roll and read worksheet

WRITING independent task – Day 2 – Punctuating sentences correctly worksheet

MATHS independent task – Day 2 – Groups of ten, task sheet 2b

CURRICIULUM independent task – Day 2 – History – Toy design sheet


Whole school assembly – Collective worship 23.2.21


Day 3 – Wednesday 24th February

PHONICS independent task – Day 3 – ur phoneme spelling activity worksheet

WRITING independent task – Day 3 – Joining words – using and or but worksheet

MATHS independent task – Day 3 – Matching numbers and words (partitioning) worksheet

CURRICIULUM independent task – Day 3 – Science – Properties of materials word mat, properties of materials description worksheet

Every day materials – Properties

Whole school assembly – Collective worship 24.2.21


Day 4 – Thursday 25th February (No zoom in the afternoon)

PHONICS independent task – Day 4 – ur phoneme segmenting and spelling worksheet

WRITING independent task – Day 4 – Caterpillars resource sheet 4c

MATHS independent task – Day 4 – How many tens and ones? worksheet

CURRICIULUM independent task – Day 4 – P.E. – Move like a jungle animal

Animal Dance

Whole school assembly – Collective worship 25.2.21


Day 5 – Friday 26th February

PHONICS independent task – Day 5  – Manchester reading comprehension

WRITING independent task – Day 5 – Caterpillars resource sheet 5c

MATHS independent task – Day 5 – Snakes and ladders board game – reading 2 digit numbers

CURRICIULUM independent task – Day 5 – Art – Drawing animals

Animal Drawings              How to draw a butterfly            How to draw a penguin             How to Draw a Rabbit

Whole school assembly – Collective worship 26.2.21


Day 6 – Monday 1st March

PHONICS independent task – Day 6 – ow phoneme spotter story worksheet

WRITING independent task – Day 6 – Whistleless story sequencing, resource 1a, 1c

MATHS independent task – Day 6 – Ordering numbers, task sheet 6b

CURRICIULUM independent task – Day 6 – R.E – New life at Easter worksheet


Whole school assembly – Collective worship 1.3.21


Day 7 – Tuesday 2nd March

PHONICS independent task – Day 7 – ow phoneme real and non-real words worksheet

WRITING independent task – Day 7 – Fix the sentence worksheet, resource 2b

MATHS independent task – Day 7 – Greater than/ less than, task sheet 7b

CURRICIULUM independent task – Day 7  – Science – Invertebrates/ vertebrates – minibeast sorting diagram worksheet

Classifying invertebrates and vertebrates

Invertebrate and vertebrate quiz.ppt

Whole school assembly –  Collective worship 2.3.21


Day 8 – Wednesday 3rd March

PHONICS independent task – Day 8 – ow phoneme spelling activity worksheet

WRITING independent task – Day 8 – Singular to plural worksheet, resource 3c

MATHS independent task – Day 8 – Counting in 2’s worksheet

CURRICIULUM independent task – Day 8 – Science – Paper towers challenge worksheet

Whole school assembly – Collective worship 3.3.21


Day 9 – Thursday 4th March (World Book Day – there are no Zoom sessions today, however we do expect work to be completed. If you have any questions, please email.)

PHONICS independent task – Day 9 – ow phoneme segmenting and spelling worksheet

WRITING independent task – Day 9 – Extending sentences worksheet, resource 4a

MATHS independent task – Day 9 – Superhero counting in 5’s maze

World Book Day activities – Below are a list of activities that you can complete to bring World Book Day to life! We would love to put some of your work on display in school so try your very best and bring your World Book Day masterpieces into school on the 8th March. 

Create a story box WBD activity

Create a character WBD activity 

Imagine through drawing WBD activity

Imagine through drawing WBD activity

WBD for Parents – Yr1-2

Whole school assembly –  Collective worship 4.3.21


Day 10 – Friday 5th March  (There are no Zoom sessions today, however we do expect work to be completed. If you have any questions, please email.)

PHONICS independent task – Day 10 – Clean the classroom reading comprehension

WRITING independent task – Day 10 – Gold narrative writing, resource 5f

MATHS independent task – Day 10 – Increasing/ decreasing sequences

There are no afternoon tasks to complete. Please help your child prepare for returning to school on Monday 8th March by completing any outstanding tasks from previous learning. Take this time to talk to them about returning to school, packing their school bag, ordering their lunch, trying on their uniform e.t.c. Ensure that your child packs their work pack 4, whiteboard and pen and any outstanding orange books. 

Whole school assembly – Collective worship 5.3.21


NUMBOTs – Every day 10 minutes

Numbots is an on-line programme to boost addition and subtraction skills. It is available on a range of devices, you can play online at Numbots Game or download the NumBots app. Playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact NumBots will have. In order to get the best out of NumBots children should regularly play for short bursts of time over the week.

If you have misplaced your log in details or are having trouble accessing the website, please email me to let me know.

READING – Every day 10 minutes

Please use Bug Club and your own reading books at this time.

Please continue to enjoy your reading each day. Reading is fun and a great way to spend time together with your family, as well as developing our imaginations. Adult’s please remember to record what your child reads at home in their reading record. We will count all entries in the reading diaries weekly and award golden tickets to those who have read 20 times or more in a month.

You can also access reading using the links below: A free resource with a selection of digital books. Access to thousands of enhanced digital books through myON and articles from myON News. A free resource with a selection of stories to watch being read by an adult. Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.  A free resource with story books to listen to and read along. BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, dedicated to getting children reading. A free resource with storybooks to download and read. Open Library is an open, editable library catalogue, building towards a web page for every book ever published

Bug Club

You can access Bug Club here: ActiveLearn: Login (

If you have misplaced your log in details or are having trouble accessing the website, please email me to let me know.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Milnes, Mrs Margetts and Miss Westwood