Welcome to Year 1

Miss A Farmer

Year 1 Oak class teacher

Miss L Dean

Assistant Head, Early Years Lead and Year 1 Pear class teacher

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Latest school news and updates click here

To access RE and Collective worship learning, go to the catholic life page which will be regularly updated.

Carol Vordermans maths school themathsfactor.com is usually about £2 a week.

She wants to help ❤️ so it's now FREE for children age 4-11


David Walliams announced on Twitter he would be releasing an audio version of one of his World's Worst Children stories at 11am each day for the next 30 days to help keep children home from school entertained.


Spelling dictations – Friday 3rd April  

Year 1 Parents, 

Please see the spelling dictations below. When we mark, we encourage good sounding out but we mark the ‘red’ words only for the spelling test.  

Eg in the first sentence if your child wrote – 

Inn June a mann woke up on the moon. – They would still get two marks as they have spelt June and moon correctly! 

Read the sentence slowly and try to get your child to be as independent as possible. Make sure they remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops!  


In June a man woke up on the moon.  

He wanted me to rescue him.  

I didn’t have a clue what to do. 

So, I made a tube he could slide down.  

He went for a ride down the slide and ended up in the zoo.  

Mark out of 10 

Here at St Joseph's we work very closely with the NHS to support children in as many ways as possible ! Have a look at the fantastic range of games provided by the speech and language depart to fit into your day. They are a fun, interactive way to promote literacy and get the whole family talking... Let us know which ones are your favourite ! 

If you would like more information please see their website.


EYFS and KS1 Resources


Hello Year 1,

We hope you are all enjoying lots of family time! Please remember you do not have to be working for 6 hours a day. Working on a 1-1 basis is very different to being in a full class. A suggested timetable is as follows:-

9am - Joe Wicks PE lesson


9.30 - Handwriting and spelling (use the handwriting patters and this week’s spellings to practice handwriting. Remember to start in the right place!!)

Use a YOUTUBE handwriting warm up to start you off.

10.00 -  Brain break (You tube- just dance, run around etc.)

10.30 – English (writing sentences, stories, letters etc.)

11.15 – Brain break

11.30 – Maths (adding, taking away, counting, 2s, 5s, 10s)

12.15 – Lunch

After lunch a variety of ‘life lessons’/ crafts.

  • Crafts
  • Music
  • Chores- making the beds, cleaning, cooking
  • Alphabet hunt, shape hunt

Please send us photos, we love to see what you are all up to!


Dear Parents,

Due to the government closure of all schools we have put together a learning pack for you. We have tried to make it as simple as possible for you to access and given you a range of activities from across the curriculum. It is important your child completes as many activities as possible to continue progressing in their learning. We have provided a pack of work for you and have also included some websites and links below for you to access with your child.

Reading- oxford owl (You can sign up for free. You can read books from your child’s reading band for free. The books are interactive and have some questions at the back to support their understanding.)


Phonics – phonics play. We play games on here regularly. Click on the ‘free phonics play’ icon then phase 3, 4 or 5 down the side and select one of the games. Our favourites are Obb and Bob (pick a diagraph, read the words then obb eats the alien words, bob eats the real words) and buried treasure. (Again pick a diagraph and the children work out if it is real or nonsense.) https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 Education City and Purple mash

Log ins are in your child’s reading diary. There is a wide variety of choice on these sites. In class we have been working on the following:-


2create a story- We have been working on the story of Handa’s Surprise. Can they write their own story?

Can they challenge themselves and write a story for their favourite book or even use their imagination to make up their own?

National curriculum

In English we are looking at suffixes -ed (past) -ing (present) -es/-s (present)

Eg The big blue whale jumped out of the water. – past

The big blue whale is jumping out of the water. – present

The big blue whale jumps out of the water.


We have been looking at adjectives to make our sentences more exciting.

Adjectives = words to describe


The round juicy orange was in the big straw basket.

Round and juicy describes the orange, big straw describes the basket.

Challenge your child to write sentences with good description.

REMEMBER capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.


Questions and Exclamation

We have been working on asking questions using a (?) at the end.

5 Ws- Who? When? Where? What? Why? How?

Get your child to write questions.

Exclamation – can show shock and excitement.

It was my birthday, I was so happy! The big grey elephant sprayed water all over me! Etc.


 Maths- Bond bubbles- creating addition sentences with the bubbles.

Counting in 2s 5s and 10s

We use these songs to get children counting.

Counting in 2s- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ

Counting in 5s- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EemjeA2Djjw&t=42s

Counting in 10s- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftati8iGQcs&list=PLM95cb_Szq3am4n6jJw127QbBlDivZgIc

Challenge them by giving them a number and see if they can count in 10s


  • 2, 12, 22, 32, 42, 52, 62, 72, 82, 92, 102
  • 8, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58, 68, 78, 88, 98, 108

Number bots- children have just been introduced to this. They can access all the games on here.



We are looking at different plants and trees. See if your child can draw a tree and label it with all the parts.

Eg. Tree tunk, bark, roots, branches, twigs, leaves, petals, blossom, acorns etc.

Plants- roots, stem, leaves, flower, petals.

Challenge- can they use adjectives to describe?


If your child can’t get outside there are lots of Youtube options. In school we use. The government recommends children have at least 60 minutes of physical movement a day. This can help them to achieve that.

Body coach kids- he does a wide variety of clips suitable for children. Here is an example. They all like Betsy!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0_1QBQ8Syk

Cosmic kids yogahttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cosmic+kids+yoga

Go noodle - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=go+noodle

Just dance - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=just+dance

Type any of these in Youtube and the children can join in and have a go.


We have been looking at art work by Edward Tinga Tinga. He creates pictures of brightly coloured pattered African animals. Your child could have a go at making some of these by:-

  • Choosing African animals (elephants, lions, birds, cheetahs, giraffes, fish etc)
  • Use bright colours
  • Add pattern

Watch tinga tinga clips on the CBeebies website.

Continent song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE

Thank you for all your support! We hope you and your families keep well and rested.


Miss Dean and Miss Farmer



Year 1 Notices:




Reading books are changed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Children are to read every evening; once to apply their phonics/tricky words and then the following evening for comprehension.

Home Learning is due in every Wednesday.

Spelling Tests are on Fridays- green spelling books needed in school.


PE Kit Reminder:

Children need to remove earrings or have their earrings taped.

Dark trainers

Black jogging bottoms and hoody

White round neck PE top

Black shorts




Year 1 General Information

Year 1 Home Learning

Year 1 Phonics

Phonics Evening presentation November 2019




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