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Year 1 Home Learning 2021 

Hi All, 

Welcome to your home learning page. 


Here I will be sharing worksheets for your child to complete, along with PowerPoints and videos to help you along the way. 


I aim to make this lockdown journey as fun and engaging as possible, working to stay connected and laugh as we learn! 


For the majority of the time, I will be also be teaching our key worker children in school, so will try my best to keep the whole class connected as well as trying to provide a similar learning experience for both groups of children.


We will  be holding 2 weekly zoom sessions every Thursday and Friday - Thursday's for activities and PSE, Friday's for our weekly celebration assemblies. 


Please continue to communicate through Class Dojo, too. 


Thank you for your patience and understanding, 

Miss Brien 

Just Dance/Go Noodle/5-a-Day Videos 

Below is a link to a Just Dance video. We usually do a clip like this during the day to get the children active between activities. I will try to post daily videos just like this one that we tend to do in class. Maybe you can send in requests from your child via dojo. 

Daily Exercise


Letters and Sounds Home Learning 19/1/21 -Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ir/

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Letters and Sounds Home Learning 19/1/21 - ir Practice

Maths Home Learning 19/1/21 - Counting in 2s

Reading Home Learning 19/1/21 - Alan's Big, Scary Teeth - Use the pictures as clues to read the words, then cut out and match the words to the correct pictures

Lowercase Alphabet Letter H Learn to Read and Write

Please teach your child to form the letter correctly.

Handwriting Home Learning 19/1/21 - Please concentrate on our 'One Armed Robot Letter' h

PE Home Learning 19/1/21 - BALLOON GAMES! At Home PE Activities 🎈GO with YOYO

Tons of super fun balloon games for kids to play inside! Really great for coordination and hand eye skills! Subscribe for tons more!

Spellings Home Learning 18/1/21 - Phase 5

Daily Exercise 18/1/21 - Just Dance 2014 - Ghostbusters (Classic 5 Stars) PS4

This is a redo of my older Just Dance 2014 video for Ghostbusters. This time I decided to play it on my PS4 and use the PlayStation camera to do this Dance. ...

Letters and Sounds - 17/1/21 - Geraldine the Giraffe learns /oy/

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Letters and Sounds Home Learning - 18/1/21 - Practice reading words with 'oy.

Daily Reading Task - 18/1/21 - Read the text and highlight the 'oy' words

Maths Home Learning 18/1/21 - Counting in 2s

This week, I would like to concentrate on counting in 2s to 50.

Maths Home Learning 18/1/21 - Counting in 2s - Practical Ideas

Maths Home Learning 18/1/21 - Counting in 2s Worksheet

Science Home Learning 18/1/21 - Everyday Materials - First go through the powerpoint then go on a material hunt!

Daily Exercise 15/1/21 - Just Dance 2018 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) [Original Song]

WOW I am very surprised by the support you have given to this video Thank you very much!Please subscribe to my channel that I am also uploading more Just Dan...

Letters and Sounds Home Learning 15/1/21 - ea for /ee/ sound - Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

15/1/21 - A fun 'ea' matching game

Maths 15/1/21 - Counting in 10s Challenge - only complete if your child can confidently count to 100 in 10s

Daily Reading Home Learning 15/1/21 - How to Look After a Dog (Please do NOT complete all of this. Select the appropriate level)

Music Lesson Home Learning - 15/1/21 - Music From Around the World

Just Dance 2014 Y.M.C.A. by The Village People Music & Lyrics Video YMCA

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Letters and Sounds Home Learning - 14/1/21 - ‘or’ sound

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Letters and Sounds Home Learning - 14/1/21 - 'ie' Dice Game

Letters and sounds - Tricky word Rap _ _ _ _

Word Aware Songs - Word Rap _ _ _ _Word Aware 2 - Teaching vocabulary in the early years published by Speechmark UK.

What If Rain Boots Were Made Of Paper... Introduction to our Science topic 'Everyday Materials'

Everyday Materials is our Science topic for this term. Please work through this Science work at you own pace - there is no pressure to send in any completed work at any time. If your child has produced some work that you would like to share, please do so through Class Dojo.

Rainy Day Activity - Home Learning 13/1/21 - I am an Amazing Person!

5-a-day Fitness: Big Jubilee Dance - 13/1/2021

The Big Jubilee Dance is exclusively produced by for Big Dance. It will take you and friends on a journey of music and dance through the six d...

Letters and Sounds Home Learning 13/1/21 - Please read the words and colour them

Letters and Sounds Recap - Phase 3 Tricky Word - 13/1/21

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Maths Home Learning - 13/1/2021 - Counting in 10s Ordering - Just Dance 4 - Wii - One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful

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Letters and Sounds - Home Learning - 12/1/21 - ‘ou’ Sound

Phonics ou Sound Song 'Shout Out Loud' - a fun song to help your child learn & understand the phonics sound 'ou'. Lyrics below!If you do watch our stuff on Y...

Letters and Sounds Home Learning - 12/1/21 - ou Booklet (Complete as much as you like)

Daily Reading - Home Learning - 12/1/21

Just Dance 2018 * Waka Waka (Football Version)

Some daily exercise we like to do in class. :)

Letters and Sounds Home Learning 11/1/21 - Phase 5 - Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ay/

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Daily reading 10/1/21 - 'ay' Sound Spotter

Maths Home Learning 11/1/2021 - Counting in 10s


This week, we are focusing on counting to 100 in tens. I will be posting practical and written tasks to complete over the course of the week. If your child manages to learn how to do this before Friday's zoom assembly, why not send in a video of them doing so and I will give them a special message during our assembly as well as awarding them a dojo. 


Good Luck! 

Count by 10's Count by 10 | Count to 100 | Counting Songs | Jack Hartmann

Skip Counting Forward and Back is an educational song that focuses on skip counting by 10's to 100 and then skip counting down from 100 to 0.The upbeat fun C...

Hundreds Square - Print off the worksheet and highlight all the tens

Comprehension Winter

Just Dance 2 - Firework - Just Dance Your Way to Katy Perry Contest to win passes to meet Katy Perry in your city? Enter the "Just Dance Your Way to Katy Perry" contest! Details at ...

Maths Home Learning Wednesday 6th January 2021 


Please find the powerpoint with teaching slides. Go through Lesson 1 slides and complete a worksheet. The file has a number of sheets with stars at the top. These stars signify the difficulty of the worksheet. Please complete one sheet. The answers are at the bottom. This will be the same for every daily maths activity. 



Letters and Sounds Home Learning - Wednesday 6th January 2021


Phase 3 Sounds Recap 


This week, please spend at least 20 minutes a day recapping phase 3 sounds as next week we will be starting Phase 5. I will schedule some daily phonics zoom from next week, so please ensure your child has a pen and paper available or even better, a white board and pen. 


Here are some links to help your child recap Phase 3 and worksheets to complete... 



Letters and Sounds Home Learning 6/1/21 Phase 3 Recap

RE Home Learning - 6/1/21

Get ready for Year Two !

Tuesday 7th July.

A cross-curricular mini project on 'Garden Visitors'.

Monday 6th July

Maths: Fractions.

Find a half and a quarter.

Friday 3rd July

English; simple sentences.

Tuesday 30th June

A cross-curricular mini project on SUPERHEROES!

Today is the feast of St Peter and St Paul. 29/6/20

Maths; week beginning Monday 29th June

National Sports Week letter (beginning on Monday 22nd June).

Maths: week beginning Monday 22nd June.

Friday 19th June

English: Watch the short film below, called 'A Cloudy Lesson'. Use this guide for questioning and discussion.

A Cloudy Lesson

Now that you have watched the film, what do you think the man and boy are saying? Draw a picture of your favourite part of the film and add speech bubbles , showing what you think they might be saying to one another.

Fancy a challenge? Can you design your own cloud wands?

Draw your own wand shapes for the clouds you would like to make and try to sketch the cloud to match each one.

Have fun!!

Maths: week beginning Monday 15th June.

Thursday 11th June 2020

To follow on from 'World Oceans Day'...

Go under the sea and explore, using your skills in Maths, phonics, geography and so much more! How many of the activities can you complete?

Click the link below:


If you have trouble  accessing the links in the interactive document above, I have put some of them here:

Thursday 11th June 2020.

Tricky words board games. Can you read and remember them all?

Monday 8th June. Talk for Writing: Brian Bear's Picnic!

Monday 8th June is WORLD OCEANS DAY!

Have a go at some of these activities:

Fancy an extra challenge? Complete this 'World Oceans Day' acrostic poem, you might need some help with this one!

When you have finished, draw a picture of your favourite word (or line or animal in the ocean) take a photograph of your poem and your drawing, then send them to me on Dojo. I would LOVE to see them!

Thursday 4th June

Tomorrow, the 5th of June, is 'World Environment Day'.

Think of 5 ways you could help our world. Complete the sheet below on how you can help and send me your ideas on Dojo, I'd love to see them!

Thursday 4th June.

Click on the link below to explore minibeasts. There are lots of activities here, across different subjects, with a minibeast theme.

Thursday 28th May 2020

Watch the short film: 'Once in a Lifetime'.

Complete the activity booklet below.

Once in a Lifetime

Thursday 28th May. White Rose Maths.

(An alternative week 6)

Pentecost Sunday

(Sunday 31st May 2020)

Receive and welcome the Holy Spirit. 

Thursday 21st May: Watch the short film about the clocktower...

Afterwards, have a go at some of the activities beneath.

The Clocktower

Monday 18th May. Talk for Writing: Sayeeda the Pirate Princess

A reminder ... Borrowbox

Learn to 'finger spell' ... have fun!

Thursday 14th May

Watch the short film about the caterpillar and his shoes!


Afterwards, could you design some insect shoes of your own? 

How about a mini-beast hunt? You could sketch what you find...

See more activities below and have fun!

Caterpillar Shoes

Time to get active and have fun with UEFA PLAYMAKERS..

English; week beginning 11th May: choose the correct word to describe the location of animals... (prepositions)

For week beginning 11th May: Exciting Science... sink or swim?

Some fun drawing - roll a dice to create a creature


VE Day: Morse Code challenge!

English. Tuesday 5th May.

Develop vocabulary through phonics!

The 'Small Town Superheroes' have urgent missions for you; from sequencing sentences to perfecting punctuation. Can you help? Click the link below.


White Rose Maths.

For the week beginning: Monday 4th May.


Year 1.  Summer term, week 3.

A week's lessons and activities. Click the link below:

Maths on The Move! Active me at home.

Fun maths activities to get you moving... counting steps; windows and doors in your home; handles and body parts! There's a traffic light game and many more...

Just click on the link below and go to year 1/year 2 ...


BBC Bitesize Geography.

Join the Pirate Bunnies on their world adventures in this fun game!

Click the link below!

Science. Fun with ICE!

Year 1 Talk for Writing. Pippety Skycap; a tale of mischief.

Some 'egg-citing' science fun at home!

Maths on White Rose:(Beginning Monday 27th April)

Week 2, Summer term.

Finding half and a quarter, some problem solving and a Friday challenge!

Click the link below.

English on BBC Bitesize daily lessons

Reading lesson (Friday 24th April).

Daisy and the Trouble with Life by Kes Gray.

A chance to listen to a new story; sequence the events and predict what might happen next.

Click the link below.

Letters and Sounds for home and School approved and funded by the Department of Education.

Open the letter below. Then click on the link which will take you to the lessons on You Tube. There is a handy guide to the lessons; an introduction to Year One lessons; lessons begin properly on Monday 27th April.


Have you heard of Captain Tom Moore? He raised £18 million by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.There are many people of a similar age to Captain Tom in our own community who are missing their families and friends. Do you think you could send a drawing or letter to them? It would make their day! Click on the link below.

Year 1, Talk for Writing. Sidney Spider

White Rose Maths:

click on Year One (home learning)


Have a look at each week's resources. Each day, there is a powerpoint to watch and an activity to go with it. Week 1 focuses on Mass, Capacity and Volume. Have fun!


Twinkl home learning- just some ideas to support you!

Get healthy and active!

Apps with fun games to help with learning at home!

Welcome to Year One Class!


Welcome to the Year One page of our website.

The Year One team consists of Mrs Dagens, Mrs Jones, Mrs Harrison, and Mrs Duffy (and the children of course!).

On a typical day, we start with guided reading.  While one group reads with Mrs Dagens/Mrs Jones, another will read with Mrs Harrison and the rest of the class work independently on a range of phonics, handwriting or reading activities.  After that, we take an English lesson, where we explore different stories, texts and poetry and try our own hand at writing. It can be a lot of fun!

During break time, we have a good chance to run around, play with our friends and have a drink and a snack - very important if we want to concentrate during lesson time.

After break, we focus on our mathematics skills, such as counting and recognising number facts. Then, before lunch, we have our Letters and Sounds session where we use our phonics skills. It's very important to know the building blocks of English if we are going to become excellent readers and writers!

For lunch, we sit with our friends and either enjoy the food prepared by the lunchtime staff or our own packed lunch. We also play out and make use of the school equipment.

After lunch, every day takes a different path, learning about Jesus through RE, art, history, science, PE and many other wonderful things.

At the end of the day, if there is time, we will do Show and Tell or listen to a story. We're pretty tired by then, so it's nice to see mums or dads and go home for our dinner.


Sound Mats

Here are the sound mats which are used by the children to support them with their spelling in class.



Phonic Screening Check words

Phonics Video (password 'strcps')

Children take daily phonics classes at St. Teresa's RC Primary School throughout the Foundation Stage and KS1. During this time they learn to recognise the letters and groups of letters (graphemes) that represent the different sounds in English (phonemes).

All the time, they learn to blend - or synthesise - the sounds that the letters make to read words (decoding) and write what they hear to spell (encoding).

This approach is proven to accelerate the process of learning to read, although must also be used in conjunction with other skills such as sight reading, reading for meaning and understanding English grammar.

This video can be used daily by your child. It mirrors part of the phonics lessons that they receive in school, in particular a game called 'Speedy Sounds' in which they are asked to quickly recognise and pronounce various graphemes.

The graphemes 'a-e', 'e-e', 'i-e', 'o-e' and 'u-e' represent the long vowel sounds in words such as 'make', 'bike' and 'dune' and are called 'split digraphs'.