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We hope you are staying safe and looking after yourselves. During the Coronavirus shutdown our home learning resources can be found below. 


If you have any questions you can contact your teacher by email.


Miss Wills -

Miss Cooke -

Mrs Cameron -




Your year 1 teachers are: Mrs Cameron, Miss Cooke and Miss Wills.  


Term 6



Under the Sea




And the winner is...

Maria in 1W


Our runner up is...

Isaac in 1CC


We are inviting all Year 1 pupils to take part in a competition based on the book 'The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister'. We would like the children to have a go at drawing and decorating their own rainbow fish. We encourage the children to be as creative as possible using whatever resources and materials they have available to them. Below is a link to a video to support the children with how to draw a rainbow fish.


The Rainbow Fish (HQ)

Finally owned the DVD version of the video I used to own, and figured upload this and the next story as I don't like the potato quality uploads.

How to draw The Rainbow Fish


We would like you to email a picture of your fish to:


Mrs Cameron:


Miss Wills:


The winner will receive a brand new copy of The Rainbow Fish book.

All entries in by Friday 19th June. 

If you have any questions please email the Year 1 teachers. Good luck everyone!


Listed below are some other practical activities around our new topic that children can do at home:


  • Water play.
  • Create a paper bag jellyfish.
  • Create a mini ocean in a bottle.

Below is a link to some more creative ideas that you can try at home. We would love to see some pictures of your creations! 


We would love to hear all about what the children have been getting up to at home.  

As our topic this term is about the seaside we thought it would be nice for the children to write to us on a postcard to tell us what they have been doing at home. There is a printable postcard in the writing section at the bottom of the page or there are postcards and stamps available to collect from school. You can either deliver the postcard to school when you collect your next home learning pack or you can post it to us. If you have lots to tell us about then please write us a letter too! We look forward to hearing from you!


At the bottom of the page we have attached some activities for you to support your child with phonics, reading comprehension and writing. We have recently added Talk 4 Writing booklets in a PDF file to the writing section at the bottom of the page. The booklets are designed to inspire and support your child to develop skills and confidence in English – speaking, listening, reading and writing. 


You can access free daily Read Write Inc. lessons to support your child with phonics. From Monday 20th April, Read Write Inc. will continue to stream new lessons for Speed Sounds Set 1, 2 and 3, word reading for Speed Sounds Set 1 and spelling lessons for all three sets from the Ruth Miskin Youtube channel. You can find the link to the Youtube channel below. We have also attached a link to support you with pronouncing the different sounds. If you are unsure which sounds your child should be focusing on please email their teacher.


Set 1 Speed Sounds Chart


Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds Chart


Speed Sounds Set 1

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am 
  • Set 1 Word Time 9.45 am
  • Set 1 Spelling 10.00 am

Speed Sounds Set 2 

  • Set 2 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.00 am
  • Set 2 Spelling 10.15am

Speed Sounds Set 3 

  • Set 3 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.30 am
  • Set 3 Spelling 10.45 am


*15th May 2020 - New information about the Read Write Inc. YouTube lessons*

YouTube lessons after May half-term

Set 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will restart on 1st June 2020. Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will include new words for reading and spelling. 


There will also be more daily films including:


- Reading longer words (for children reading Set 3 sounds and words confidently)

- Reading Red Words (Ditty to Orange)

- Reading Red Words (Yellow to Grey)

- Read and hold a sentence (Green to Orange)

- Read and hold a sentence (Yellow to Grey)


Please make sure that your children are reading whenever they can and that you are reading to them as much as possible.


Here are some of the books the teachers in Year 1 are currently reading:



Miss Wills is reading 'Oliver's Vegetables' by Alison Barlett and Vivian French.




Mrs Cameron is reading 'Commotion in the Ocean' by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz.



Miss Cooke is reading 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' by Beatrix Potter.



Mrs Choksi is reading 'Jack and the Beanstalk'



Please find the below link to access White Rose Maths weekly units of work to support your children with Maths. These will also be available for parents to collect from Wednesday the 22nd of April.


Online home learning: 


Weekly Maths lessons: 


Weekly English lessons:


Read Write Inc. lessons:


How to say the sounds: