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Year 1

Home Learning

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Welcome to Year 1!

The transition from Reception to Year 1 can be daunting for many children, but at St John’s we ensure all our children are well prepared for the changes so they can embrace their learning both confidently and positively. Our class have settled in fantastically well and we will update this page regularly to show some of the exciting things we do each week.


The focus in Year 1 is on developing and working towards mastering the basic skills of reading, writing and maths. Our mornings are spent covering the core areas of phonics, maths and English. Afternoons enable the children to embed these essential skills through engaging with the wider curriculum areas of science, geography, history, R.E, music, design and technology, art and P.E. Each term we will focus on a ‘theme’. 


Our teachers are Mrs Beresford and Mrs Weatherburn (Thursdays), with the support of Mrs Stott and Mrs Khan.

Year 1 Home Learning Activities 

Hello Year 1! Welcome to the summer term! Hope you are all ok and have been enjoying the sunshine!! smiley


There are so many ways to continue your learning at home with the home learning pack we gave to you as well as links to resources below! If you haven't done already, ask your adult at home to sign onto 'Twitter' online; there are lots of ideas for activities on there and you could upload some pictures to show us what you are doing too - it would be lovely to see you! Here is a picture of me below with Olivia enjoying a lunchtime break in our garden reading 'A Wrinkle in Time' #readlearngrow  #StayHomeSaveLives. Have fun reading inside/outside/anywhere you enjoy! 


Try to practise your handwriting every day for 10 minutes. You could practise your handwriting and weekly spellings at the same time by using the spelling, tricky and high frequency word lists below.


Carry on practising your phonics skills every day using the Phonics Play website listed below. The best games for you to try are Giggling Graphemes, Super Smoothie, Reading Robot, Buried Treasure and Planetary Plurals. 


Keep counting in 2's, 5's and 10's and try to count backwards from 100 to zero using the 100 (SPLAT) square to help you. You could also start to practise which numbers are odd and which are even using the maths square below. There are lots of fun games to play to help you with maths, so check out the Top Marks website as well as our Big Maths scheme links below. 


Remember, you now also have a log in for the Purple Mash website that covers English, maths, theme, science and artwork. See the link below for the webpage.


There are so many new website resources available for the summer term. Have a look online at the BBC Bitesize daily lessons and the daily schedule resources from Oak National Academy too. There are links below enlightenedsmiley


Have fun with your learning - I can't wait to hear and see how you have all got on!!

xx Mrs Beresford xx



Timetable of useful information







Books changed




PE with Coach Sean/ books changed 


PE / spelling test / spellings sent home 

Photos which celebrate our learning

Spring Term 2

Busy Bees...

Measuring capacity and volume...

Already busy learning new sports skills...

Spring 1

Local History Week...

PE: Basketball

Maths Learning

Spring 1 Text: Tractionman is here!

Creating our own superhero stories

Theme: Superheroes!

Spring 1: Science Learning

Autumn 2: English, theme and maths learning...

Inter-Faith Week: Learning about Advent and Making Christingles...

Autumn Term 1

Design and Technology Week W/C 14.10.19

Theme: Farm to Fork

Science: Plants - we collected leaves and made our own tree!

Enjoying Practical Maths...

PE and Netball Skills...

Sequencing the narrative of Beegu is tricky...

Great websites to help with learning at home

Create a salt dough fossil