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Year One (2019-2020)

Home Learning (Summer Term)

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Week 6 (week beginning 01.06.2020) - Polar habitats

Resources to support home learning activities

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Week 5 - Rainforests and jungles

Resources to support home learning activities

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Weeks 3 & 4 - Beaches, deserts, islands and volcanoes

Resources to support home learning activities

Weeks 1 & 2 - Looking After Our Planet

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Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

David Walliams is releasing a free audio book every day for 30 days. We thought the children might like to listen along!


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Easter holidays

Below are some fun activities and ideas you might like to try with your children over the Easter holidays. 

St Mary's Eater Workshop - activities for home

Rev Erwin Lammens and the St Mary’s Team have kindly put together a pack of activities for those families that usually attend the Easter workshop and the wider community. Please find the resources attached below.

Home Learning (Spring Term)

As a team we have created a bank of resources and activities for you to do at home with your child during the school closure. We will try our best to ensure coverage across the whole National Curriculum during the closure. We are asking for you to keep uploading your home learning to Tapestry so that we can continue to monitor and track children's learning and progress.


As a team we will be available via email and through Tapestry.


Please remember despite school officially being closed we are still available to discuss, provide suggestions and ideas as to how to support your child so that they can continue with their learning.

Daily Maths lessons from White Rose

As a school we base our Maths planning on a scheme by 'White Rose Maths' and they are providing daily video tutorials as well as home learning activities in line with what we roughly would have been covering in class. Thought this might be another useful tool/resource if you would like to use it. Please feel free to extend and challenge your child if they complete the activity independently and with ease.


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Free e-book library

World Book Online have just made their collection of over 3,000 e-books and audio books available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages.

(TBN: they are in American English rather than British English)


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Explaining the Coronavirus to your child

We appreciate these are unprecedented and challenging times for adults, let alone children. Below is a pdf presentation of a child friendly explanation of the Coronavirus if you would like to use it to help discussions at home.

Welcome to our Year One Page! 


In Year 1, we build upon the learning experiences within Nursery and Reception. We strive to give every child an education that not only teaches reading (including letters and sounds), writing and maths, but also develops essential social skills, language, learning skills and attitudes for life. Our children are happy, settled, confident, creative and eager to learn. The best transitions are built on familiarity but also some careful change.


Children still have time to play and choose their own learning alongside more directed teaching and learning. Adults interact with the children as they play to teach them new things and practise skills. Adults find out what children know, understand and can do by observing them in their play and activities.


As the year progresses, our classroom environments, daily routines, timetable, and extent of more directed teaching time will evolve to meet the needs of the children and their learning. The focus of this being to ensure that all children leave Year 1 with the firm foundations, skills, and knowledge required for Year 2 and future learning.


We look forward to welcoming you and your children to Year One!

Miss Buckley, Mrs Stang, Mrs Lillywhite, and the Year One Team

Year One Classrooms and Outside Environment


Letters and Sounds

Below is a copy of the letters and sounds mat we use in class to support the children with their reading and writing. Please remember that the children are expected to know all of these sounds by the end of Year One.

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Autumn Term 2019

Year One's Stunning Start for our topic 'Dream Big'

We had a fantastic day dressed up as someone that inspires us or who we dream we might be when we are older. The children explored this concept across the day with role play, drawing, writing, and art.