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Year One - Remote Learning

Welcome back to an unusual start to Spring term, Year 1. I hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I am very sad that we have not been able to welcome you all back in to school. However, hopefully this will be short term and we will be back together very soon. As always, we are very grateful of your support and we understand the difficulty of home schooling children during the current climate. Please be reassured that we are only an email or phone call away should you need anything. 

Miss White 

Daily Essentials


  • Please read a range of non-fiction and fiction books as well as poems. 
  • Phase 2 and 3 phonics sound mats and tricky words can be found attached. Please go over these sounds and words daily. 


  • We are currently focusing on recognising numbers 1-30. 
  • Number formation material can also be found attached below for you to practise with your child. 
  • Counting forwards and backwards from any given number. A good resource to select a given number can be accessed here: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares
  • We are learning to counting in 2's, 5's and 10's interactive videos to support learning can be found here; 

2's -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ

5's - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EemjeA2Djjw&t=3s

10's -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmEe0-_ex8


  • Practise writing simple sentences with your child. This can be as simple as what you are going to be doing that day. You can write a sentence from a picture from your favourite book, or any book that you have at home. 
  • This term we are focusing on capital letter, finger spaces, full stops in the correct place and reading their own work back to check that it makes sense. 
  • Please practise letter formation with your child. Letter formation sheet can be found attached below. 


Hello everyone, 

I hope that you have been able to enjoy the beautiful sunshine this weekend. We hope that the sun will continue for us this week. It's only one more week until we welcome you back into school, we are very excited and looking forward to seeing how much you have all grown. It will be wonderful to catch up and see everybody with their friends again. We are very grateful for all of the support at home and can see how hard all of the children have been working. Please see this week's timetable below.

Miss White 


Weekly Project Focus - 29.02.21

This Thursday 4th March is World Book Day, where we celebrate our favourite books and explore new books that we may not have heard of before. This week, I would like you to choose your favourite book and bring it along to one of our whole class Zoom's (please see timetable below). In addition to choosing your book, I would like you to think about the following questions...


  • What is your story called?
  • Who is the author? 
  • Why is your chosen book your favourite?
  • What did you like most about the book?
  • What is your favorite part?
  • Who your favourite character? 


If you do not have your book at home, to physically show us via Zoom, you can always draw a picture of your book. I have attached a template which you may like to use. 

Zoom timetable 



Days of the Week


Maths English Phonics Other Subject


LO: To tell the time to the hour.

This week we will be focusing on time. We will explore time to the hour and half past the hour. 

Please watch the short teaching video here; https://vimeo.com/436533759 and find the worksheet to follow attached below. 

I have also attached a clock template should you wish to practically explore telling the time at home. You may even have a watch of your own or a clock that you can use.




LO: To order the story and write simple sentences to explain what is happening. 

This week we will focus on the story of 'Tiddler' by Julia Donaldson. 

You may already have this book at home, if not don't worry. You can find a PDF version of the book attached and below is a video link to the story being read aloud. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDPX9QtRHI8

For our activity today, I would like you to order the pictures correctly in accordance to what happens in the story. Please find the pictures attached below along with a story order template. If you have time, I would like you to write simple sentences to explain each part of the story.



Master Minds - 

Please recap our phase 3 sounds which are attached in the 'Daily Essentials' above. Today we will look at a new sound. Our sound for this week is 'ay'. Please watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROKNNvuGpEoAfter the video I would like you to sound out to read the real and alien words attached below. Following this, i would like you to practise writing 6 'ay' words from the words attached below. Then finally put these 6 words into a sentence. Not forgetting capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and to read it back checking that it makes sense.

Genius Gems - 

Today, I would like you to recap all of the sounds we have learnt so far in Phase 5, these sounds can be found attached in the 'Daily Essentials' part of the page above. After this, please watch this video to recap our 'oe' sound learnt last week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQFilBxEseg&t=210s

Today our new sound is 'aw' please sound to read the real and alien words attached below. Following this, I would like to you read through the 'aw' and 'au' words and sort them according to their sound.


Art and craft

As it is ‘World Book Week’ this week I would like you to choose your favourite book or character from a book and make your very own hat. I would like you to make your hat in time for our Whole Class Zoom call on THURSDAY of this week. This can simply be a piece of paper decorated with characters, words and phrases and the title of your book and then rolled into a hat/crown shape. I have attached some pictures below for inspiration.

 I can’t wait to see you all in your hats!

Don't forget we also have a bookmark competiton and a whole school art project going on this week. All of the details for these activities are in an Email that was sent out last week. 




LO: To tell the time to half past the hour. 

Today I would like you to tell the time half past the hour. You may like to use your clock to support your learning which you may have made yesterday. If not, you may like to use a clock practically at home if you have one available. 




LO: To identify the beginning, middle and end of the story. 

Yesterday we started our new story for this week 'Tiddler' by Julia Donaldson. 

Please watch the short videos via this link for today's lesson. In this video it explains about stories having a beginning, a middle and an end. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zpsvhcw Following this video, please re-watch or re-read the story Tiddler attached from yesterday. 

For your activity today, I would like you to think about the parts that create the story Tiddler. Think about what happens at the start, then the middle and finally at the end. You may like to write sentences and draw pictures on your sheet. 






Genius Gems

Our new sound is 'aw'. 

This week we are focusing on the 'au' sound. Please use the words attached under Monday's heading to practise writing 6 of the real words. After that, I would like you to write 6 sentences with these words. Don't forget to make your sentences exciting by adding the connective 'and'. Read your work back, check for capital letters, full stops and fingers spaces.

Master Minds 

Yesterday we learnt our brand new sound 'ay'. Today I would like you to read the 'ay' words again attached under yesterdays collumn. After that, I would like you to then complete the sheet attached. If you have time, I have also attached a read and roll game which you may like to play with someome at home. If you do not have a dice, you could always make one from paper. A tempalte has been attached.



LO: To sing with energy and expression.

Last week we looked at part one of the Jack and the Beanstalk story which we also learnt a song to. This week we are going to listen to part two of the story and learn a new song, ''Jack went to market'. 

Please follow the link to find the video tutorial;





LO: To write the time. 

Today we will explore how long a second, a minute and an hour is.

We will think about how long things might take us to do. What do you think may take us seconds? What would take us minutes? What things would take us hours? 

Please watch this short teaching video for today's lesson; https://vimeo.com/436534112

To measure time, if you do not have a stopwatch at home, you may like to use a timer on youtube. I have attached a link for a timer below. 




LO: To complete a reading comprehension for the story 'Tiddler'. 

I would like you to start by looking at the story again by watching the video or reading the story with a grown up at home. You may even like to have a go at reading it yourself. 

Today I would like you to complete a comprehension for the story Tiddler. Attached below are questions which you will need to use the book to help you answer, or retrieve information. You may like to orally speak your sentence aloud before writing it down.ed activity. 



Genius Gems

Following our Zoom today, I would like you to read through our new words that contain our new sound. I would then like you to write the words out on your paper and put them into sentences. Don't forget capital letters, full stops and finger spaces! 


Master Minds 

Following our Zoom today, I would like you to practise reading words containing 'ay' again attached in our resource section on Monday. Then I would like you to complete the sheet attached. 






In Science this week we are using our knowledge from the past few weeks to think again about sorting animals. Firstly, take a look at the information on the PowerPoint and use your knowledge to think about the questions and sorting activities as you go along. Then, on slide 12, your task is to use the animal photographs and sorting activity sheets provided below to sort the animals according to your own criteria. How many different ways can you think of for sorting the animals into different groups?







LO: To compare time.

This week we have been looking at telling the time to the hour and half past the hour. Today, I would like you to watch this short teaching video; https://vimeo.com/436534331

Please find the worksheet to follow attached below. 







LO: To create a fact file for a seahorse.

Our story focus this week has been 'Tiddler' by Julia Donaldson. Today we are going to explore a seahorse and find out facts such as where they live and what they eat. 

You may like to take a look at a seahorse here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuFsHUG53jY

Today I have attached a factfile sheet which tells you lots of information about seahorses. You might like to have a go at reading this together with an adult. Following this I have included a blank fact file sheet for you to fill in. You may like to research some more of your own facts together with a grown up at home.



Genius Gems

Yesterday, we looked at our new sound 'ey'. Please start today by re-capping the words attached under yesterday's recources. After that, you can find a wordsearch that I would like you to complete below.


Master Minds 

Please recap our new sound 'ay'. Read the words again under Monday's heading and see if you can write them down without copying! After that, I would like you to complete the sheet attached. If you have time, you may like to go on the Forest Phonics website which can be found here;https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html to practise writing words containing the digraph ay. 





Last week, we looked at the famous explorer Christopher Columbus. This week, we are going to focus on a new famous explorer 'Robert Falcon Scott'. 

Robert Falcon Scott was famous for leading two expeditions to the Antartic region. 

Please find today's PowerPoint to support today's learning attached below.

For your activity, I would like you to use the significant individual information sheet to create a fact file based on Robert Falcon Scott. After that, I would like you to think carefully about going to explore the Antartic, what would you take with you? Please find these activities attached below.




LO: To look at dates and days of the week. 

Today our Zoom session will be based on our learning objective, therefore, no teaching video will be required. 



LO: To write speech for characters from the story, Tiddler. 

I would like you to write speech bubbles for each of the characters in the story. What do you think they could be saying? Don't forget, capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. You will be writing as a character, so don't forget to use the word 'I' or refer to your sentences as if you were the character speaking. 





 Today I would like you to practise your spellings. Please see the spellings, along with the spelling suggestion for you to complete attached.



Today I would like you to tune in to PE with Joe via YouTube. Today will be the Finale session with Joe. 


Dont forget to log in to your IMoves account and have a go at some of the videos available on the dashboad. 


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