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Working Together To Be The Best We Can Be

Year 1

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"Working Together To Be The Best We Can Be"






The Year 1 team would like to welcome you to our Year 1 page.

Here you will find lots of information about all the fun things Class 6 and Class 7 are learning about as well as homework and some useful information to support our learning.



Meet the teaching team


Mrs Hatton, Mrs Boyle and Mrs Matchett are pleased to be the teachers working in Year 1 this year supported by Mrs French and Mrs Wilkes.


We are really looking forward to an exciting year working with the Year 1 children and parents/carers.

Our theme for this term is........




We have really enjoyed seeing the learning that you have been doing at home. 

Please remember to send any pictures or videos you would like us to see to the class blog where your friends will see them too, (you will have received your login details by text)

or to your class email: or









You may be interested in this informative book for children. Illustrated by Gruffalo co-creator Axel Scheffler. The book, which is free to read on screen or to print out, explains what the coronavirus is and the measures taken to control it. It answers key questions in simple language appropriate for children aged between 5 and 9.


Keeping fit and active.

Here is a list of websites that you can use to help keep you moving. Have fun.


Week beginning 25.5.20

Mrs Hatton, Mrs Matchett, Mrs Boyle, Mrs French and Mrs Wilkes

send our best wishes for a safe and happy half term break.

We look forward to continuing our learning journey on 

Monday 1st June.

Remember to keep reading.


Lots of links to different reading materials can be found further down this page.






Home learning. Week beginning 18.5.20.Click on the picture and watch Series 3 episode 4,

Spring greens and lavender.







How is the lavender plant different in Spring from how it looks in the summer?

Why did the farmer need to get rid of the weeds?

What does the word dormant mean?

What colour are the flowers on the lavender plant?


Have a go at sketching the lavender plant.

The children helped the farmer to plant the lavender plugs ready to sell.


These instructions are muddled up. Can you put them in the correct order?

Pat the compost down.

Water the lavender plugs.

Label the lavender.

Fill up the pots with compost.

Send to the shops.

Put the plug in.

Poke a hole in the compost.







What is the weather like in Spring time?

How does this weather help the plants?

Why is Spring weather important for the animals?

What does the word hibernate mean?


Click on the picture to learn about some animals that hibernate.

Click on the image to do a quiz all about hibernating animals.



What was JB doing at the city farm in London?

What did the children want to make?

What did they need to find?

Where did they find the eggs?

What did the kale look like?

How did they harvest the chard?

What did the salad leaves taste like?

How did they make the omelette?


Have a go at making an omelette with your grown up. What do you like to put in yours? 



I spy Spring.

Did you listen to the poem I spy Spring? What have you spotted in Spring time?


Can you write your own poem like Storms. Don't forget to include lots of adjectives.(describing words)

I spy yellow daffodils nodding in the breeze.

I spy ...........




Spring Greens.

What was Sarah the farmer growing in her fields under the nets?

Why are they called spring greens? How did the children choose which ones to harvest>

How are the spring greens different to cabbage?

What happens to the roots?

Click on the picture to practise the ng phoneme.





Can you remember where flour comes from? What is flour used for?

Click on the picture to listen to the story of The Little Red Hen.

What were the children making with the flour? What did they add to the flour to make the dough?

What does the word kneading mean? What happened to the dough in the prover? Why?

After they had rolled out the dough what did the children put on top?

What would you put on a pizza if you made one?


Design your own pizza and label your toppings.




Did you spot the word kneading? It starts with a silent k so we only hear the n. Read the words and then click on the picture to hear a song to help you to remember this spelling choice.




Click on the picture and watch Series 3 Episode 5.

Potatoes and buffalo


Why were the buffalo indoors?

What is the difference between a buffalo and a cow?

How was the buffalo milk different to cows milk? What do they make from the buffalo milk?




Click on the picture to learn about the oa phoneme.


Click on the picture to learn about oa, oe, o and o-e.


Click on the glow worm to learn about the ow phoneme.


Can you make a list of word for each spelling choice for the oa phoneme.

oa   oe   o   o-e   ow

Write a sentence for one word from each list. Don't forget capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.




What is the U.K. biggest crop?

Why is grass so important?

Which animals like to hide in the grass?

Can you find some grass and see what you can find hiding?





Adding the suffix er and est.

We can make comparisons by adding the suffixes er and est to words.


Add er and est to these root words to make new words. Can you draw pictures to illustrate your words?









Why did Storm have food scraps? What happens in a compost bin? What did they use the compost for?

Why are worms good for the garden? What did the worms look and feel like?

How did the children make a wormery? Why don't you have a go at making one yourself?


Click on the image for instructions to make your own wormery.


Did you listen to the butterfly poem?


Click on the picture to hear Eric Carle read The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


Can you find out about the lifecycle of a butterfly?

Draw and label it.


Can you draw a butterfly?


Have you noticed that butterflies are symmetrical? That means that each half is the same. 



Click on the picture to play symmetry matching games.




What did the seed potatoes look like?

What time of year does the farmer plant the potatoes?

What did the first machine do?

What does a destoner do?

How did the potato planter work?

How long does the farmer have to wait until he can harvest the potatoes?


Think of all the things that are made from potatoes.







Can you have a go at this spring artwork? The trick is to use different ways of creating art for each bit of the picture. You can use what ever you may have at home. Here is an example:

  •  a sponge to do dab the yellow and different shades of green paint for the background? Do you know what two colours mix to make green? 
  • wax crayons or pencil crayons for the branches and flowers attached 
  • cut out bits of recycled paper or card for the birds and the nest. 


Remember this is your art work so it is up to you how you do it. You could even do a different bit of the picture on each day throughout the week. Just try your best, have a go and have fun!

      This week's learning is about measurement.

Day 1-comparing length and height

Day 2-measuring length and height with other objects.

Day 3-measuring length and height with a ruler.

Day 4-weight and mass.

day 5-The Friday maths challenge.


Remember that these videos are linked to supplementary activities and programmes on bbc bitesize.



Home learning. Week beginning 11.5.20.


   Click on the picture to watch Series 3 Episode 2.                                                  Cows in Spring and Cauliflowers. 




What was the farmer planting?

What did he use to plant the cauliflower? How did the children plant the cauliflower?

What did he cover the plants with? Why?

What happens to the cauliflower after it is harvested?

What did the farmer give the children to eat?


 Make a list of vegetables. Tick the ones that you like the taste of and cross the ones that you don't like the taste of. Do you have more ticks than crosses?




What are these?

What does the farmer use them for?

When the farmer  plants them what do they need so that they can begin to grow?

What happens to the seeds once they are planted?

Which part grows up?

Which part grows down?

Why does the seedling break through the soil?

What is germination?


Can you plant some seeds in a jam jar so that you can watch them begin to germinate? You could keep a plant diary and make a note of how the seed changes. You could also take photographs or draw pictures to show the changes.



What were the children building?

Why did they make the doorway so high up?

Why did they use waterproof paint?


What is an owl pellet?

What did the children do with the pellets? Why?

Where did they put the finished bird box?

 Click on the picture to find out about owls.



Why not find out all about owls and make your own fact file about them?







Click on the book cover to enjoy listening to the story.



  Click on the picture to investigate the ow phoneme.



 Click on the picture to investigate ou and ow words.



Can  you make a list of words containing the ow and the ou spelling pattern? Can you choose words from your list and write some sentences using those words? Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.





Click on the picture to find interactive maths games.




Can you remember why the cows were being washed?

What do the cows eat in Winter and early Spring?



What was used to make the compost?

Where did the waste come from?

Why do farmers need compost? 

What does the shredder do?

Why do they add liquid?



Why did they need to find out the temperature of the compost?

What did they have to do to the compost if it got too hot?



   Click on the picture to Watch Series 3 Episode 3

                       Radishes and Farmers.




What sort of vegetable is a radish? 

Can you name any other root vegetables?

What do radishes taste like?

How long did it take the radishes to grow?

Why did they grow so quickly?

How were the radishes harvested? What happens to the radishes after they are harvested?


Plural means more than one



            one radish                                              four radishes        




There are lots of rules when changing words from singular to plural.



We are going to look at just two of the rules


Can you write the plural of these nouns?

cup - ______

apple - _______

bee - ______

glass - _______

brush - _______

car - _____

flower - _______

bunch - _______

Can you write  4  sentences  using both the singular and plural form of your chosen nouns?






 Click on the image to get moving and practise your spelling and grammar at the same time.



How do birds take care of their eggs? What does incubation mean?

How long does a bluetit have to sit on her eggs until they hatch?



How long does the sparrow hawk have to sit on her eggs until they hatch?




What was the first job that the farmer did with the children?

What was in the buckets for the pigs? How old were the pigs?

Which other animals did the farmer check on?

What job did the children do to help to care for the goats?

What do farmers do when they go to the market?

How did the farmer let the auctioneer know that he wanted to buy the animals?



What were the children learning to build? What did they use? 

What did the children have to think about when choosing a place for their shelter?

Why do some animals need to build shelters?


These children have built a small shelter in their garden.


Can you design and build your own shelter to protect a small animal?

What can you use? (lego, bricks,twigs, soil?)

How will you test that your shelter is strong enough?




 It should be noted that the White Rose Maths work sheets are not offered free from this week. However if you follow the link to bbc bitesize you will find other activities which link to the day's learning and also a further link to the Classroom Secrets website which offers appropriate worksheets.  


This week Day One revisits making ten. Remember number bonds to ten? Well, this week they are going to be needed as they are put to use in addition problems.


Day Two revisits subtraction within 20.


Day Three introduces the children to thinking about and using a methodical approach to solving a word problem. 


Day Four uses what the children have previously learned about comparing numbers to compare number sentences.


Day Five is the weekly Maths Challenge.








Home learning Week beginning 4.5.20

 Click on the picture and watch Series 2 Episode 5 and Series 3 Episode 1.






Down on the farm.

  An English farm in 1912.



  An English farm from recent times.


What can you see that is the same or different about these two pictures? What things have changed and what has stayed the same since 1912?


Nouns are naming words.(Eg. chair, table, leaf)  Remember a noun is the name of a person, place or thing.

Can you make a list of nouns that you can find in the picture? Why not ask others from your family to have a look and make their own list. Have they got the same answers as you? Who can find the most things?






What was Storm trying to do at the beginning of the programme? Why did she have a problem?

Who are Holly and Ivy? What do they do to help on the farm?

Can you remember the instructions the farmer gave to the horses to direct them?

Come on in = turn left

Get over = turn right

Whoa = stop.




Click on the left and right sign to find out more about giving directions.




Click on Hip Hop Granny to get moving and learn more about directions.



Can you give directions to your adult to get from one place in your home to another place in your home?






What is the name of the flowers that can often be seen growing in the forest at this time of year?

What shape are the flowers?

What colour are the petals?




Can you investigate the oo phoneme? Make a list of words with the oo, ew, ue, u and u_e spelling choices.

Click on the picture and watch this alphablocks episode to help you.





The children looked at chicks.

One day old chick.


Three weeks old.

How have the chicks changed? Can you think of some words to describe the one day old chick? Can you think of some words to describe the three weeks old chicks?


Can you use your words to write a comparison of the one day old chick and the three weeks old chicks?



Get crafty

Click on the image for instructions for chick themed paper crafts.



Where was the tea farm?


Which part of the plant did they use to make the tea? 

What did they have to do to the leaves before they could make a cup of tea?


Can you think of any other leaves that we use for food or drink? Can you make a list? 




Click on the picture and watch the video that explains the life cycle of the frog.



Can you draw and label your own life cycle of a frog?


Click on the picture to see instructions to make a paper frog. If you haven't got any green paper you can use white paper and add colour using crayons or felt tips.



Where were the duck eggs that the children were looking at? Why were they kept in an incubator?

How long had they been in the incubator? How many more days did the children have to wait until the ducklings hatched?



How old were the ducklings the children saw? 

How did the children care for the ducklings?



What was the farmer planting? Why did the farmer use a computer to help him to plant the barley?



What is barley used for?




Click on the picture to find out how chocolate is made?


What is a chocolatier? 

What did the children learn to make? Why did the moulds have to be spun around? 

What did the children do to the eggs once they had set?



Draw the outline of an egg. Draw how you would decorate your egg. What things would you put on your egg?



Who was Christopher? What was his hair made of?




What is watercress grown in? How do they harvest the watercress? 



What job are the children doing?


Can you write a set of instructions to tell someone how to sort and pack the watercress?




What flowers did the farmer grow?

How were they picked?


The daffodils were put into bunches of 10 flowers.



Can you count in steps of 10 to 100?

 Click on the picture to practise counting in 10s. (remember to set it to 10s)


Can you count backwards in steps of 10 from 100 to 0?


If you had 5 bunches of daffodils how many flowers would you have?

If you had 3 bunches of daffodils how many flowers would you have?

If you had 8 bunches of daffodils how many flowers would you have?

If you had 20 flowers how many bunches of 10 could you make?

If you had 70 flowers how many bunches of 10 could you make?

If you had 60 flowers how many bunches of 10 could you make?






Did you know that it is a bank holiday on Friday to celebrate VE Day?

What do you know about VE Day?

Can you use the internet to see what you can find out about VE Day?

Will you be celebrating with your family? Why not make some flags and bunting to decorate your home?





   This week's learning is about working with numbers within 20.


The first lesson revises number bonds to ten and then looks at the link with number bonds to 20. Tuesday's lesson focuses on fact families and looks at the relationship between addition and subtraction facts. On Wednesday this learning is reinforced through the use of the whole part model. The fourth lesson of the week teaches counting on as a method of addition. The children are familiar with this week's concepts but this teaching expands on their previous learning.




Home Learning Week beginning 27th April 2020


Do you know what season it is?                                            

It's Spring!

What do you know about the Spring?

Let's find out together with Storm and JB, Down on the Farm...


              Click on the picture and watch Series 2 Episodes 3 and 4




Where did Storm say asparagus is grown? Why is it grown there? What did the children use to measure the asparagus? What special clothes did Storm have to wear in the packing factory? How is the asparagus sorted? Where does it go?





How many birds names do you know? Make a list of as many as you can. You could look in books and on the internet as well. Choose your favourite and make an information sheet about it. You could draw a picture of your bird and then write on what you have learned.

Think about

The food it eats 

The nest it makes

The eggs that the female lays and what their lives are like.


Click on the goldfinch above to go to the RSPB website to help you.



What words can you think of that use the phoneme ir as in bird? Make a list of them. There are two other phonemes that make the same sound, er as in rubber and ur as in burger. Can you create two more lists of words which use those phonemes?






Many birds need the trees for food and shelter. What kinds of trees were the children planting? What are the small trees called? Can you remember what the children did when they planted the trees? How many trees did they plant altogether?




JB went to a farm where they have cows. Can you remember what the baby cows are called? What about mummy cows and daddy cows, what are they called?

Where do the mummy cows go when they are going to have their babies? What other animal was taken inside to have their babies. (Clue: think episode 1). Why do the babies have numbers on their ears and where are they taken after they are born?  



Have you seen any rapeseed fields around Warsop?

How did Storm harvest the rapeseed? When it went to the factory how was the oil removed from the seeds?

After the oil is collected, what does the farmer do with the seeds?



What does Joe put over the soil where the carrot seeds are growing? Do you know why? How does the harvester pick the carrots? Can you remember what type of carrots the children were picking? Did you notice how they sort the carrots? 





Have you ever been to a farmers market? What did you buy?

What did JB buy at the market? What other things were there to buy?  




Storm read a poem about rabbits and the things that they were doing. Do you remember that a verb is a doing word? What verbs did she use? Why not draw a rabbit and label your picture with as many verbs which describe what the rabbit is doing as you can. 







Have you seen alpacas before? What do they eat? Why did Vicky put a halter on the alpacas?







Who went to the mill? Did you see how the mill is powered?

What happens to the grain at the mill? 

Can you write sentences to describe how the grain is made into flour and what the flour is used for? 

Don't forget to start your sentences with a capital letter and end them with full stops. Best handwriting mind! laugh



A spring poem by Shirley Hughes read by Mrs Boyle

Still image for this video



  Click on the icon for this week's learning.

Summer Term week 2.

This week's  learning follows on from last week. The first lesson is about grouping to find half of an amount. The second is about identifying halves and quarters of shapes and the third is about finding a quarter of an amount. The final lesson is about  problem solving. 


Don't forget to look out for the Friday Maths Challenge coming soon!







Let's get creative! Can you use natural materials from your garden or collected on a walk to create a picture or pattern? You could use stones, grass, leaves, sticks, seeds or flowers. Make sure you ask your grown-up first though! 



Learning through Play with things you may have around your Home 


Why not practice your phonics at home in this fun way using playdough?  Find the phase 5 phonemes in the back of your Hetts  Lane Reading Record. Write them down on pieces of paper or card next to a small ball of play dough (balls of tin foil could also work). Ask a grown up to say a phoneme and you use a toy hammer (or wooden spatula from the kitchen) to splat the phoneme they have said. To extend the game why not ask a grown up to say a word containing a certain phoneme e.g adult: “Splat the ay sound in train." You then hopefully splat the “ai” opposed to “ay” or “eigh”.




Another phonics and spelling activity to try. Write down some tricky spelling words like “said” or “because” (there are handy lists again in the back of your Hetts Lane Reading Record) onto some small balls. Place the labelled balls into a box and then use masking tape (or ribbon) to create a web over the box of balls. Then use a pair of tongs to take out the ball and then have a go at reading and spelling the word on the ball you have picked out.




Also you could continue to learn those tricky but common words with the help of one of your favourite books at home. Pick out four or five words from the back of your Reading Record and see how many times you can find them within your book. Why not have a go at writing the words after or add some Maths to this activity by creating a tally to show how many times the word appears in your favourite book. 




Why not try some Maths and PE combined? All you need is some pieces of paper or card with numbers drawn on, the stairs or some steps and a soft ball or bean bag. Ask an adult to ask you a Maths based question and you have to aim to knock down the correct answer. This could be used in so many ways…

  • Number recognition – Can you find and knock down 9? 13? 27? 38?
  • Number bonds – If I call out a number can you knock down the number that you would need to make 10? 100? 1+9, 2+8, etc 30+70
  • Addition questions that could be done in head or by writing down
  • Subtraction questions
  • X table questions




A fun way to practice spelling is to use lego bricks and a pen. This could be done to build up phoneme by phoneme e.g t/r/a/c/t/or for tractor or s/n/ai/l for snail. Or lego could be used to start to look at spellings with suffixes like in the picture below. You could use this play to help you learn some spellings of the verbs you've found rabbits do. For example crunch/ing.




Do you sometimes get some of your numbers or letters the wrong way round when trying to write them? For example do you sometimes write a P when you meant the number 9? Or do you sometimes get mixed up with tricky letters such as an s? Well this next activity can help. Ask a grown up to write the letter or number you have been finding a little tricky on a piece of card and then you use tin fall to make the correct shape of the letter or number.




A note for grown ups

These ideas are mainly taken from two great educational based play professionals on Instagram called Play Hooray and Becky's Treasure Baskets. Both of these ladies have children around the same age as those in year one. They post lovely ideas and always say what the educational opportunities could come from the play activities they post about. Well worth a follow if you have Facebook or Instagram.


Home learning Week Beginning 20.4.20


Click the picture to watch Down on the farm. Series 2 Episodes 1 and 2.


Did you enjoy seeing the Spring lambs?

Can you remember where the mother sheep were taken to have their lambs?

When the lambs are born what does the mummy sheep do?

Can you remember what the lambs have to eat?

Who feeds them?


Can you write a list of words that rhyme with sheep? You could use words with the digraphs ee or ea.


You heard a poem about ducklings which described what they do and what they look like.

Perhaps you could write a poem about the lambs. You could start by thinking of some describing words for the lambs and think about what they do.



    JB told you all about the Spring.


Can you create a picture to show what Spring time is like?

Use what you already know and what JB has told you to help. You could use crayons, felt-tips, paint or collage or even a mixture of all of them!



Did you like the school garden that JB visited?

What were the children growing?

Why not design a garden of your own. What would you grow in it?

Label it to show the plants you would grow. Can you add adjectives to your plant names?

What could you cook with the plants you have grown?                                                        





Did you know that rhubarb was a vegetable? Have you seen any growing before? Do you like rhubarb crumble?

What fruit could you use to make a crumble? 

Can you make a list of all the fruits you can think of? Put your fruit list in alphabetical order.





What were the names of the farm machinery we saw working?

Can you remember what they do?

Have you seen any of them in the fields before?

What was pulling them? Yes! Tractors. Find out more about tractors in Episode 2 of Down on the Farm. 

Why not draw your favourite tractor. Can you label it?


What did farmers use to pull their machinery before tractors were invented?



Storm went to learn about how the farmers round up and move their sheep. Who did she meet? Do you know what her job is called?

What did Anna-Lou use the dogs for? How does she tell the dogs what to do?

How did Anna-Lou teach Storm to work with the dogs? What  words do they use to tell the dogs what to do?


  Use this link for Summer term week 1 (w/c 20 April)


Use White Rose Maths to complete this week's maths learning. Each day there is a short video which shows clearly the learning for the day. This starts with a warm-up of revision questions and is followed by clear teaching of the concepts of doubling, grouping,  sharing and halving. There are follow up tasks which can be printed or done straight from the screen with paper and pencil. Pause the video whenever you need to give yourself time to work out the answers.


Why not try some practical activities of your own? You could share/halve sweets, counters, bricks between yourself and your toys or your family.




And finally for this week we have found a website where you can make your own music!

With chrome music lab you can experiment with different sounds. Have fun!



The BBC in partnership with the U.K. Government and education providers have produced daily lessons on BBC iplayer and the red button suitable for a range of age groups with links to follow up activities, games and resources. There will be maths programmes which link to the work we do in school and follow the White Rose Maths scheme. For the next two weeks although the schemes will complement each other, they will differ slightly. After that the lessons will be compatible. 

The daily lessons start at 9.00am on Monday 20th April.





Phonics and reading activities

Phonics play is a great site we use in school to support our phonics teaching. It is free to use whilst schools are closed. Please log in with the following user name and password:

User name:march20


There are also some decodable comics to read at




A fun reading adventure game. It is free to play on a computer and a free demo is available for other devices. The app is currently on offer for 99p instead of £4.99 if you wish to purchase.




Oxford Owls.

Reading scheme books levelled by age or colour band similar to those we use in school.





    Fun stories and  activities to share.





Bedtime stories




Maths Activities

This is the scheme we use in school. Here are some great learning activities. 


This is the maths scheme we use at school.






Lots of activities on this site with a months free membership.




Practical fun activities linked to all areas of learning




The teacher resource site Twinkl is offering free membership whilst schools are closed. The home learning hub has even a suggested daily timetable with links including the daily Joe Wickes workout. Use the following instructions to sign in:

Step 1: Go to

Step 2:Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS






Happy Easter.

Hello Year 1. 28.3.20

We hope you have had a good week learning at home and you have been able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine in your garden. There are lots of signs of Spring to see. Daisies are appearing on the grass and buds appearing on the trees. What else can you spot? 


The government has also produced a list of quality resources to use for home learning purposes.

Learning at Home

An Introduction To Year 1.

Reading Homework.

We want your child to develop a love of reading.

It will make a huge difference to your child's progress if they read at home  and practise their keywords every day.

Why not...............

  • Read to them and talk about the pictures and what is happening in the story. 
  • Joining the library will enable your child to experience a wide range of different books.
  • Encourage your child to read labels when you are out and about.
  • Write little messages for your child to read.
  • Play I-Spy to develop phonic understanding.
  • Make your own books using photographs or pictures cut from magazines and add your own text.