Year 1 Blog

Welcome to the blog for our Year 1 classes. The year group blogs are a great communication tool. Teachers will be posting news, photographs, details of homework, examples of work, and anything they wish to share with their pupils and parents. Please speak to your class teacher if you have any question, feedback or concerns.

Miss Spencer

Green Class Teacher

Mrs Caramelo

Purple Class Teacher

We have two year 1 classes. Children in these classes are developing their skills and building on the learning from Foundation Stage. When the children are ready, usually by October half term, the learning becomes based on the Key Stage One National Curriculum Programmes of Study. We still believe that children learn best when the ‘subjects’ are linked in a meaningful way and then basic skills are taught for a real purpose. We encourage the children to take ownership of their learning, ask questions and have a say in the planning process. We hope to motivate all children by taking account of their needs, strengths and interests and provide rich experiences and learning opportunities which will continue to excite them.

Final Week – Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

This will be the final blog for home learning for this academic year and what a year it has been! Thank you so much for all your support and wonderful emails over the past few months. We all wish you a fantastic summer break and look forward to seeing most of you back in September. Good Luck to our Year 2 children who will be going up to the Juniors – please come back and let us know how you are getting on!

For our final week, we are basing our work on the wonderful story ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. This is for all year groups to enjoy.

Have a look at the overview here to decide which activities you want to have a go at. Lost and Found overview


English Lost and Found writing activities

There are no spellings for this week. If you would like to do some spelling work, you can focus on the 100 or 200 High Frequency words. 100-High-Frequency-Words-Word-Mat    200-high-frequency-words-word-mat


Maths Planning Week 7

Tuesday Penguin-Measuring-in-Centimetres-Differentiated-Activity-Sheets        Tuesday Penguin-Measuring-with-Cubes-Differentiated-Activity-Sheet

Wednesday cut-and-stick-number-ordering-1-30-penguin-activity         Wednesday Egg Cut-Outs Wednesday Penguin Themed Number Bonds to 10         Wednesday penguins-adding-and-subtracting-mystery-picture

Thursday 3D-Shape-Penguins       Thursday shape-penguin-activity-sheets

Foundation Subjects

See the overview for instructions or here for additional resources

Art Lost and Found           DT How to make a corner book mark

Geography Lost and Found    Geography- The South Pole    Geography-Empty Suitcase

Music Lost and Found

PSHE Lost and Found

Science Lost and Found

Year 1. Week 6. 6th-10th July.

Hi Year 1 and parents,

Hope you are well and having a lovely weekend? I can’t believe it is the penultimate week of being in year 1 already. I hope you enjoyed meeting your Year 2 teachers on Wednesday with the Zoom meetings.

Here is the next week’s planning based around the book: The Night Pirates.

The Night Pirates Year 1 Overview Complete


Week 6 Maths Meeting

Year 1 Summer 2 Week 6 Dictations            Year 1 Summer 2 Week 6 LSWCC


counting-in-2s-activity           Counting-in-5s-Worksheet              counting-on-and-back-in-tens

Maths Planning Week 6


Please do keep the emails being sent to the green@ and purple@ addresses showing us your work that you are doing at home.

Take care and have a lovely week.

The Year 1 Team.

Good morning

I hope you are all enjoying The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch, themed home learning this week.

A parent has kindly brought it to my attention this morning that yesterday’s English Powerpoint was not included on the Blog. This was a teaching resource that we were using in school, but it is too large to upload onto the blog. If you would like another reading of the story for use today, search the title of the book in a search-engine on the internet and another version will be displayed.

Take care everyone and enjoy your learning.


Year 1. W/B 29th June

Hi Year 1 and Parents,

We hope you are all well and have had a lovely weekend? This week our planning and activities are based around the book The Light House Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage.

English Week 5

lighthouse keeper’s lunch comprehension

Map of the United Kingdom

Maths Planning Week 5


The Light House Keepers Lunch Year 1 Overview

Week 5 Maths Meeting

Year 1 Summer 2 Week 5 Dictations                 Year 1 Summer 2 Week 5 LSWCC

Some additional resources that you might like to use are:lighthouse template       picnic-basket-template-activity-sheet   seagull-template-activity-sheet      

There is also an additional music lesson from Mrs Cameron using this link:

A message from the Year 2 team:  we are really looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our Meet Your Teacher Zoom meeting, details of which have already been sent out. You will need some paper and a pencil / pen as we will be having a little quiz! Purple class – if you have any questions for Mrs Hostein or Mrs WalkerSmith please can you email them to and green class if you have any for myself, please email them to You will all be on mute! We will hopefully answer any questions on Wednesday.

Take care and have a good week.

We look forward to receiving your emails with work / activities you complete this week.

The Year 1 Team.


Year 1 Week 4 22nd – 26th June.

Hi Year 1 and Parents,

We hope you are all well? it was great seeing some more of you last week.

This week our planning is based around the book: The Snail and The Whale by Julia Donaldson. Please do keep sending in pictures and information of what you have been doing at home on the class email addresses. You are doing so well and it is great to hear from you.

Snail & the whale year 1 overview

English Week 4

Year 1 Summer 2 Week 4 Dictations               Year 1 Summer 2 Week 4 LSWCC

Maths Planning Week 4

0-to-30-small-number-cards                Capacity-Challenge-Cards             number-cards-0-to-20           Season Wheel

Week 4 Maths Meeting

This week would have been our Sports day on Thursday. Please see the following attachment that Mrs Hostein has put together with ideas of how you can celebrate sports day at home! Have fun!

Sports Day blog

Have a lovely week and take care

The Year 1 team.

Year 1 Planning – Week beginning 15.6.2020

Hello Year and Parents,

We hope you are all well and had a good week last week? Thank you to those of you who sent us photos and emails telling us about the home learning you have been doing. These emails are always such a joy to receive.

This coming week our learning is based around the book Handa’s Surprise.    I was very lucky a few years ago to meet Eileen Browne, the author of this book. She was a very inspirational lady and great to listen to her reading this story. We hope you enjoy this weeks activities.

Handa’s Surprise Overview Year 1a

We have english planning which includes spellings and a comprehension on Handa’s Surprise.

English Week 3

Handa’s surprise comprehension

Year 1 Summer 2 Week 3 Dictations

Year 1 Summer 2 Week 3 LSWCC

Different forms of measurement is the theme in maths this week, alongside the maths meetings.

Maths Planning Week 3

Thursday kilograms-or-grams-sorting

friday Weights-and-Measures-Scavenger-Hunt

Summer 2 Week 3 Maths Meeting

We hope you have a super week and look forward to receiving your emails.

The Year 1 Team.

Fun things to do at home; cooking activities

Good morning

County have created some recipe cards that are in an ‘easy-to-use’ format, with clear instructions for ingredients and utensils needed. This includes a clearly explained ‘method’ for following the recipes with photographs and some adaptations that could be made so that all tastes are catered for.  These will be great for you to try at home.

In addition to the recipe cards there are some links to the Early Years Outcomes for Reception children and pre schoolers.

Year 1 Week Beginning 8th June

Hello Year 1 and Families,

We hope you are all well and have had a lovely weekend, albeit a wet one!

This week our learning is based around The Very Hungry Caterpillar story. On the planning there are some activities highlighted in yellow. If you are in school at all during the week please do not do these activities at home as they will be completed in school. Thank you.   The Hungry Caterpillar Overview

There are also separate English and spelling plans, activities and a reading comprehension…English Week 2

Year 1 Summer 2 Week 2 Dictations                  Year 1 Summer 2 Week 2 LSWCC

Shape is the theme for maths this week. There are several activity sheets that I will put on here for you. But like last week, use them to get ideas for questions if you do not have a printer. The more your child draws the shapes the more accurate they will become and it helps process the information about the shapes. Maths Planning Week 2

2D Shapes Robot A4 Tuesday      3D Shapes Properties Table Activity Sheet Thursday       Activity Cards – Recognise and Name 2D Shapes Tuesday        Activity Cards – Sort 2D Shapes Tuesday        Activity cards – Sort 3D shapes Thursday        jack-and-the-beanstalk-2d-shape-search-activity-sheets          Tuesday Shape Flashcards – Sort 2D Shapes         Tuesday shape-word-mat_ver_3          t-n-106-3d-shape-word-mat_ver_4         Year-1-Read-and-Colour-a-Fraction_ver_7

Here are some maths activities connected to The Very Hungry Caterpillar…The-Very-Hungry-Caterpillar-Colour-by-Number-Bonds-to-20        The-Very-Hungry-Caterpillar-Pattern-Sheet

My challenge for week 3 planning is not to have so many activities in maths that potentially need printing!

Another daily activity we would be doing in school are the maths meetings. These are 10 to 15 minute sessions that recall the maths we have already learnt to keep this knowledge ticking over. The questions and answers are verbal and answered as quickly as possible. Summer 2 Week 2 Maths Meeting

There is a lot of work on here so please just do the best you can to fit into your routines and family / working lives. Please do keep the emails coming showing us what you have been up to at home!

Take care and have a good week.

The Year 1 Team.


Year 1 – Super start to Summer 2

It has been a wonderful couple of days with the children attending school and the key worker children. Miss. Spencer and Mrs. Carter look forward to teaching the Thursday and Friday children ‘bubble’ later in the week.

Just a reminder, that the rest of the Home Learning for this week is on the class blog (sent on Sunday evening), Maths and English, as well as details of the Science and Art activities that we are doing in school.

Next weeks learning will be blogged by Sunday evening. We shall be sending out Geography, Religious Education and Art planning as well as Maths and English. It is up to you and your families how and when you do the learning, but please note that if your child is attending school for two days we shall teach Science and Religious Education during the afternoons that they will be attending, so you may want to leave those.

Take care and stay safe.

Best regards from the Year 1.

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