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Welcome to Year 1

Our Class Teacher is Ms Blackett and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Regan

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

If you have trouble logging onto Education City or MyMaths, have lost your logins or need help and advice with anything else, please email me on: l.blackett@st-lawrence.lancs.sch.uk

Monday 30th March 2020

Emily and I will be starting the day with a PE session with Joe Wicks at 9am. If you haven’t already done so, grab an adult and get moving.




We are learning to explore alternative pronunciation of the y grapheme.

Play Flashcards: Time Challenge on phonics play.

Teach alternative pronunciations for the y grapheme. Practise sorting words into lists by the way the y grapheme is pronounced. Words: yes, yell, yawn, yellow, yet, by, why, dry, reply, sky, gym, crystal, pyramid, myth, happy, funny, hairy, smelly, crunchy.

Play Acorn Adventures on phonics play. Hold up sentence on card or whiteboard Ask children to read the sentence. Encourage them to discuss and figure out together any words that they find difficult. Is the gym a happy place to be? If you spy a mummy in Egypt, will it be dry, smelly and yellow? Can a mystery story be funny?



Today you are going to choose a new bad character for the story of Hansel and Gretel, try and think of a character that looks like they could be a bad character. You could have a naughty dragon, an evil wizard etc. Draw your new character and don’t forget to label with wow words (adjectives). Underneath I would like you to write sentences describing your new bad character, explain why they are bad. Don’t forget to use:

·         Capital letters

·         Full stops

·         Finger spaces

·         Time connectives – and, but, so, because

·         WOW words (adjectives)

·         Exclamation mark where appropriate.

You can download phonics sound mats here to aid you with your writing.





Please log on to Education City


On classwork set, you will find 2 tasks linked to 3D shapes.

·         3D shape sort

·         Sunny shapes



Before we finished school our topic was family album, we had begun to look at our own family and created our own family trees. I would like you now to think about different people that could be in a family, there could be a baby, a grandma or grandad, a mum or a dad, a toddler, a teenager and a school aged child like yourself. Maybe you could find these different aged people in magazines or a newspaper. Try cutting them out and ordering them on a timeline from young to old. To extend this activity you could describe what each person is like at that age underneath the picture.


Friday 27th March 2020


Maths – Ordering numbers from smallest to largest.

Please click on the link to access the game


Continue to practice 2 and 10 times tables.


Literacy – Complete ‘Tell a T Rex’.


First you need to click on any sound in the table, then you need to decide whether the sentence is silly or not. Encourage your child to read the sentence out loud and then click either the cross for no or the tick for yes.

There are other fun literacy games on here that your child can complete on here.

 The page will be updated on Monday 30th March 2020, thank you. 


Thursday 26th March 2020

Literacy – retell the story of Hansel and Gretel through role play.

Read the story of Hansel and Gretel


If you have dolls, barbie dolls, action figures etc why don’t you retell the story of Hansel and Gretel for your mum or dad?  You will need: a wicked stepmother, a dad, Hansel, Gretel and a naughty witch. If you want to take a photo and email it to me, I would love to see you having fun retelling your story.



Revise and practise the three phonics sounds learnt this week, ea, er and a.


Numeracy – At present the Education Website is undergoing some maintenance and won’t be operational for a day or so. Once it is back up and running, we will be looking at 3D shapes. In the meantime maybe you could create labels e.g. sphere, cone, cuboid, cube, etc and try and find items around your home and garden that could go next to the label. Try and find which 3D shape is the most popular in your house, which do you have the most of?


There is also the 3D shape challenge


Wednesday 25th March 2020

Literacy – Reading Comprehension

If you are able to get online and print out this activity, please go on to Twinkl and type in Hansel and Gretel KS1 reading comprehension in the search box.

Hansel and Gretel - Reading Comprehension Activity – There are three different ability levels. If your child is a Ladybird, I would recommend the first sheet, if your child is a Butterfly, Grasshopper or Dragonfly, I would recommend the middle sheet and if your child is a Caterpillar, I would recommend the final sheet. If you are unable to print it out, you could still read through it with your child and then ask them the questions.


Phonics – Please go to https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

We are learning to explore alternative pronunciation of the a grapheme

Practice reading tricky words: water, where, who, again, thought, through, work, mouse.

Teach alternative pronunciations for the a grapheme. Sort words into lists by the way the a grapheme is pronounced. Words: hat, splash, band, laptop, grand, bacon, apron, angel, apricot, bagel, fast, bath, grass, after, path, was, what, squad, want, wander. Acorn Adventures.

Hold up sentences on cards or whiteboards. Give children a moment to read the sentence in their heads then read the sentence out loud. Make a point of praising children for trying out one pronunciation of a word, deciding it isn't right and trying another pronunciation. Will you wear a hat when you eat a bacon sandwich in the bath? Can you watch a wasp sting a lady or will it be too fast? Would an angel want to visit a bank in the afternoon?


Maths – Place Value - This activity is fun and hands on and can be encouraged to do in the garden.


Use twigs or sticks to represent the tens and use buttons or similar objects to represent the ones.

Give your child a two-digit number e.g. 36 ask your child to represent this number using the twigs and buttons (so they would find 3 twigs to represent the 3 tens (30) and they would find 6 buttons to represent the 6 ones. Encourage them to count the twigs in tens e.g. 3 x 10 and then the ones until they get the answer. 30+6=36

Remind children that we can only ever have a maximum of nine ones, ask them what happens if we added another one to nine? They should be able to explain that it becomes a ten and moves across to the other side in the tens column.

Repeat with lots of two-digit numbers to reinforce the place value of a number.

Extension – Introduce the hundreds, tens and ones. You could use a large cardboard square to represent the hundred. Ask your child to show you the number using hundreds, tens and ones. E.g. 354

You would have three large squares, five twigs and four buttons.  Repeat with other 3 digit numbers.

If you want to do a craft activity, Twinkl have nice Easter crafts.









Tuesday 24th March 2020

English –

Ask your child to write a letter to their friend, they should write the letter as if they are Hansel or Gretel. Tell their friend all about the naughty witch in the woods and how they managed to escape. Their letter can be as dramatic as possible, remember to use:

Capital letters

Full stops

Exclamation mark

 Finger spaces

 Time connectives (first, next, then, after that, finally)

 Connectives (and, but, so, because)

 wow words (adjectives)

Remember to write your letter in the first person


Phonics – Please go to https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

We are learning to explore alternative pronunciation of the er grapheme

Teach alternative pronunciations for the er grapheme. Practice sorting words into lists by the way the er grapheme is pronounced. Words: letter, hammer, ladder, feather, boxer, herbs, stern, jerk, germ, her.  Play Acorn Adventures.

Hold up sentence on card or whiteboard, children to read aloud. Can a farmer grow herbs? Did a boxer hit a fern with a hammer? Can a stern rocker get up a ladder?


Maths –

Practice number bonds up to 10 / (20 to extend).

Using beads, stones, toy cars or clothes pegs etc split into two groups e.g 20 in one group and 0 in the other. Children to write the number sentence for it e.g 20+0=20.

Now move an item across to the empty group, write the number sentence now e.g. 19+1=20 repeat until you have no items left in the first group, you should have a full page of number sentences that all add up to 10 (20 if you have extended). 

Monday 23rd March 2020

English – To read the story of Hansel and Gretel



Go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer create new account with the offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS

You should get one free month.

Now go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-166-hansel-and-gretel-story-sequencing-4-per-a4

Children then to sequence the story of Hansel and Gretel in the correct order.


Phonics – Please go to https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Username - march20  Password - home


We are learning to explore alternative pronunciation of the ea graphemes

Teach alternative pronunciations for the ea grapheme. Practise sorting words into lists by the way the ea grapheme is pronounced. Words: sea, meat, treat, steam, repeat, head, deaf, bread, feather, instead.

Acorn Adventures (Phase 5) Practise

Apply Hold up sentence on card or whiteboard Ask children to read the sentence. Encourage them to discuss and figure out together any words that they find difficult. Is bread a treat or do you dread it? Will a deaf cat bleat to get treats? Can reading a boo freak you out?


Go to https://www.educationcity.com/

Login with username and password, please email me if you can’t find your login.

Select classwork and complete activities set on 2D shapes. 

Dear Parents,

In light of school closures, the following recommendations have been made that are suitable for Year 1.

Below are a list of websites that you can access and explore.



Online access to all English topics (Login using your username and password)



(See kids activities)

Take part in a writing masterclass


Twinkl are offering free membership at the moment for 1 month.


Phonics play are also currently offering free membership for parents.

Phonics Playhttp://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

Free English units, including plans and resources to work through





Online access to all Maths topics


Practise number bonds and times tables


Tell the time


Lots of maths resources from the Lancashire Maths team


Plenty of maths games


ICT games: A fantastic selection of games to improve numeracy skills at different levels


Free Maths plan including resources and teaching packs



 Free online tutorials and activities (you will need to use your password on the front of your homework folder to access this site)



 Home Learning Packs

This resource pack includes plenty of resources for home learning


A fantastic website that lists ideas for family learning. Includes mathematics, spelling, and ideas for other subjects


 A fantastic home learning pack that includes Maths, GPS, reading and other practical ideas


Online tutorials, activities, learn screens. Includes Maths, English, spelling and other subjects









Free science plans, resources and teaching packs



Free topic pack. Includes plans, resources and teaching packs for history, science, art, DT, drama




If you have trouble logging onto Education City or MyMaths, have lost your logins or need help and advice with anything else, please email me on:

 l.blackett@st-lawrence.lancs.sch.uk  and I will contact you as soon as possible.



Thank you



Ms Blackett