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Year 1

Year 1 Home Learning Activities 

Hello Year 1! Hope you are all ok :) There are so many ways to continue your learning at home! Try to practise your beautiful handwriting every day for 10 minutes. You could practise your handwriting and weekly spellings at the same time by using the spelling lists below. Do some reading with an adult and practise 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.


We've had so much fun learning about dinosaurs, why don't you carry on by finding out about the work of Mary Anning and make some salt dough fossils? There are links below to help you.


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



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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 first theme is ‘Farm to Fork’ which is detailed in the long term planner (LTP) linked below. We will be learning about where food comes from,how it is produced, how it gets from fields/ factories to our shops and what ‘harvest’ means. 


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

Timetable of useful information







Books changed




PE with Coach Sean/ books changed 


PE / spelling test / spellings sent home 

Spring 2


Our first text of the term...

Our first text of the term... 1

Busy Bees...

Measuring capacity and volume...

Measuring capacity and volume... 1

Already busy learning new sports skills...

Spring 1

Local History Week...

PE: Basketball

PE: Basketball 1

Maths Learning

Maths Learning 1

Our new text is: Tractionman is here!

Our new text is:  Tractionman is here! 1
Our new text is:  Tractionman is here! 2

Creating our own superhero stories

Creating our own superhero stories 1

Theme: Superheroes!

Theme: Superheroes! 1
Theme: Superheroes! 2

Spring 1: Science Learning

Spring 1: Science Learning 1

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!

Science: Plants - we collected leaves and made our own tree! 1

Enjoying Practical Maths...

PE and Netball Skills...

Sequencing the narrative of Beegu is tricky...