Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 Home Learning Page

Each day, we will add some activities for you to complete at home with the help of a grown up. For some of your lessons, we will do a live video with you on Teams. We hope you will join us for these so we can see you while you have to stay at home.

Each day we will ask you to send us some of your work so that we can look at how well you have done. You can send this to our year group email address:

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mrs Martin, Miss Forster, Mrs Lendrum and Miss Pinkerton.

Home Learning Activities Monday 25th January 2021

Live Lesson - Please join us on Teams for today's live maths lesson with Mrs Martin at 9.00am


Important - Please ensure that your microphone remains on mute at all times unless the teacher asks you to unmute.  This will hopefully avoid any background noise during the lesson.


Work to send us - We would like to see your maths work today.

Please take a photograph and email it to us at 

We will reply with some feedback.

Daily Overview


Join Mrs Martin for our live maths lesson at 9:00am. For the lesson you will need a set of number cards 0 to 10, paper or work book and a pencil.


After the live lesson you should complete the activity below. For this you will need to work out what the missing number is in each calculation (the missing number is indicated with a ?).  You can use counting resources or a number square/number line to help you, or you can draw circles in your book as we have done in class before.



As of this week we are changing the way we offer the Phonics activities to ensure that they are more suited to each individual child's reading level.  Phonics is a very important part of your child's early reading process and it is therefore very important that you access the phonics activities daily to ensure continuity and progression.



There is now a special Phonics page on our school website.  To access it you need to select Phonics from the drop down menu in the home learning tab at the top of this page.  It will then ask you to select which Phase you require.


You should select the correct Phonics phase as follows:

Green Group - Phase 4

Yellow Group - Phase 3

Pink Group - Phase 2

Blue Group - Phase 1


You will find the daily phonics activity along with explanations, videos and suggested games for each phase. Please note that it may not be your child's usual class teacher that sets the activity or appears in the video, as all of our experienced KS1 team will be contributing to the phonics pages.

You should access this page each day to complete the activity set.


If your child is required to access a different Phase from the ones listed above a member of staff will contact you directly.

If you have any questions please email us at the year 1 email address



This week we have a new focus story to look at in English.  It is called Poles Apart by Jeanne Willis and Jarvis.  Watch the video below to listen to Mrs Martin reading the story.


Make sure you listen carefully as we will be using this story for some of our writing activities this week.  After the story see if you can remember the main characters and events by answering the questions below.  You can listen to the story video as many times as your need to.

After listening to Mrs Martin read the story 'Poles Apart' above, answer the following questions:


Green and Yellow groups - write the answers in your workbook.  Remember to write in full sentences and use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.


1. What are the penguins in the story called?

2. Where do they live?

3. Who is responsible for the penguins getting lost?

4. What is the polar bear called?

5. Where does he live?

6. Which countries to the animals visit on their way back to the South Pole?



Pink and Blue groups - Talk about the answers verbally with a grown-up.


Where do the penguins in the story live?

Where are they going when they get lost?

What is the polar bear called?

Where does the polar bear live?


Join Mrs Heatlie for a yoga session this afternoon.  She will be retelling some of our focus story 'Poles Apart'.  Join in with her and see if your can try some of the polar animal positions and movements that she shows you.  Watch the video below.

Additional Daily Activities


Counting is very important to the development of children's maths skills.  Please try to practise counting as much as possible throughout the day.  You could use any everyday objects from around the house to help with this e.g. count the stairs as you walk up and down them, count plates, cups, spoons, jumps on a trampoline etc.

Please follow these links for interactive games to help develop counting skills.

Interactive Counting Game


Counting in 2s

Interactive Game


Counting in 5s

Interactive Game


Counting in 10s

Interactive Game


Be Active

See below for some activities from Cosmic Kids. This week you could join an exciting adventure with Pedro the penguin or Joybob the polar bear.  You could also do the daily mile like we used to do at school.  Try running/walking around your garden or when out for some daily exercise.


Daily Activities


Try to do a selection of these activities every day.


  • Read/Share a book with someone else
  • Count forwards and backwards using numbers up to 100
  • Practise your phonics sounds and tricky words using the sheets given (see resources section below)
  • Practise writing a letter a day from the given handwriting sheet (see resources section below)
  • Do some indoor or outdoor exercise.
  • Play a phonics or number game from one of these useful websites:

      Phonics Play

      Top Marks


Hands On Learning Activities

-Number/Letter formation in a tray of flour, rice or sand

-Using play-dough to make letters and numbers (click here for playdough recipe)

-Make play-dough balls to match numbers up to 20

-Counting to 20 using any household objects (pasta, pennies, cotton wool balls, fruit, spoons etc)

-Make play-dough prints using objects from around the house.  Ask someone to guess the print.

-Finger painting

-Making gloop or slime

-Make 2d shapes with spaghetti sticks and playdough balls

-Draw zig-zag lines, waves and swirls on paper for your child to trace over and cut out.  This helps to improve pencil and fine motor control.