Year 1 – Armadillos and Snow Leopards

Year 1 – Armadillos and Snow Leopards

  • Long Term Plan Year 1 2019/20


Important information

Resources for home learning:

Websites now have their own page on the Year Group main menu page. 

If you wish to send in your fabulous work to us, you can send it through to


Weekly Round Up

Please click on the link below to access the weekly round up newsletter which will also give you access to our fabulous bedtime stories:

We will not be putting the weekly learning on the website now that Year 1 are invited back in to school but we would like to support your child by providing an overview of the half term, along with ideas and links for home learning. We will continue to communicate via Seesaw and are happy for you to share your child’s home learning.

Y1 Summer 2 Home Learning

Maths resources











Ocean Animals Plan1      Ocean Animals Plan2       Ocean Animals Plan3

Ocean Animals Slide1    Ocean Animals Slide2     Ocean Animals Slide3

Ocean Animals Work1      Ocean Animals Work2     Ocean Animals Work3



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BBC Bitesize – a free online study support resource designed to help with home learning

National Oak Academy –a government-backed online learning platform

Letters and Sounds for home and school channel

Letters and sounds now have a channel on YouTube where phonics videos will be uploaded every weekday. This will be a good opportunity for children to practise their blending and segmenting skills and build on their phonic knowledge at home. Daily videos will be uploaded at 10.30am for our year one children and an additional top up phonics video will also be available at 11am for children needing extra help with blending. Click on the following link to subscribe.

Letters and sounds for home and school channel

We have set up a class login for Oxford Owl where you can find lots of different books to read.

Click on the link to go to the Oxford Owl website:

Click on My class login

Please log in using your class log in details:

Enjoy the fantastic books available on the bookshelf for age 5-6! Have fun!

Rising Star reading books Reading Books Sign Up – Adult E-mail Address Required

Follow the link to sign up to a bank of online Rising Stars reading books (similar to the books your children bring home). Don’t worry if you don’t see any books to begin with as your account needs to be approved. Allow a day or two and then log in again and the books should have appeared. There are a huge variety of books so please spend some time choosing ones that are suitable for your child.



Top Tips for Reading


Word Mat


Week beginning 1st June 2020

Rainbow Fish 1.docx

Maths tasks

We would like you to continue to work on maths as part of your home learning.
Please use the following website:

Please work through the lessons from lesson 1 onward, for the Year 1.  Each week, more videos and worksheets will be uploaded for you to work through

Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily!

BBC Bitesize have partnered with White Rose Maths to create a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

Let us know how you are getting on @bbcbitesize and @White Rose Maths with the hashtag #BitesizeChallenge.

This is a rough guide of difficulty level:

  • Challenge 1 and 2 are suitable for ages 5 to 7
  • Challenge 3 to 5 are suitable for ages 7 to 11
  • Challenges 6 and 7 are suitable for ages 7 to 11

We want everyone to get involved with challenge day, so work together to solve as many as you can and share your solutions!

White Rose Maths Tasks

Below are the White Rose Maths lessons for week beginning 1st June 2020. The answers will be uploaded on Fridays.

Lesson 1 – Measure mass

Lesson 2 – Compare mass

Lesson 3 – Introduce capacity and volume

Lesson 4 – Measure capacity


Week beginning 1st June 2020:

Position and direction challenges

Activity Cards – Describe Position (1)

Activity Cards – Describe Turns

Answers – Describe Position (1)

Answers – Describe Turns

Board Game under the Sea

Game Cards Under the Sea


Curriculum tasks: Week beginning 1st June 2020

ICT Coding Lesson 6

In Geography we will be studying the UK and its countries therefore the tasks for this half term will be to research a specific country in the UK every week and find out amazing facts about it and its landmarks. As an introduction to the topic for this week we have attached a power point to watch as a stimulus for our topic and to introduce children to what a landmark is. We have also attached a BBC bitesize clip for you to watch as an introduction to the UK.


This weeks geography task: Do you have any landmarks near where you live locally? Do you know of any landmarks in Wakefield? Can you create a poster or fact sheet containing facts about where you live, this could be Horbury or Wakefield or somewhere different depending where you live.

Remember that golden time is at 2:30pm on Friday.  Make sure that your child has worked hard all week to earn it!

SW Sports & Education Home Learning Challenge
The NHS (National Health Service) have invited some of their staff members to form a sports team. This will help keep them physically and mentally fit. You have been honoured with the job of Team Manager. Here are your tasks. You have until Friday 22nd May 2020 to complete them. Good luck to all those who are brave enough to rise to the challenge. Remember to take PRIDE in your work! Please click on the link below for more information.

PE Home Learning Activity

Evidence can be sent to, with Mrs Cartwright PE in the subject.

Virtual Sports Day Competition

Over the final 3 weeks of this Summer term, we are going to have a virtual Sports Day Competition for all children, at home and at school. This week we will start with two tasks, which are the standing long jump and speed bounce.We would like you to practice the tasks through this week to try to improve your score. We would love it if you could video you doing the tasks, or even attach a photo for us to see. On Friday, we would like you to send in your best result for each challenge on Seesaw. We will then award certificates for those children who are placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each event. There will be a certificate for everyone who participates and completes the tasks over the 3 weeks. We really hope you join in with this and make it a fun competition. Good luck year 1, make us proud and go for it!

Year 1 Team

Mrs Alvey, Mrs Wynne, Miss Spalding and Mrs Barker

Week commencing 6th July Sports Tasks


Click below to read our  newsletters:

Autumn Term 2 2019 Newsletter

Spring Term 1 Newsletter 2020.docx

Spring Term 2 Newsletter 2020

Christmas Crafts Afternoon

Thank you to everyone who came to take part in the Christmas crafts afternoon. It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

1 Armadillos are taught by Mrs Barker and Mrs Alvey.  Mrs Barker teaches on a Monday and a Tuesday and Mrs Alvey teaches Wednesday to Friday.  They will be assisted by Mrs Grayston.

1 Snow Leopards are taught by Miss Spalding and Mrs Wynne.  Miss Spalding teaches Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Wynne teaches Thursday and Friday.  They will be assisted by Mrs Clarke and Mrs Scholey.

In Year 1 we have PE twice a week on Monday and Wednesday. Please can you ensure that your child has both indoor and outdoor kit which is clearly labelled. Your child should bring this into school on a Monday morning, leaving it in school all week and taking it home on a Friday.

Book bags also need to be brought into school every day. Your child will be provided with a reading record book which we ask you to fill in every time you read with your child. Should we need to make a comment about your child’s reading, we will do so in this book. There will be opportunities for your child to change their reading books on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

We have a spelling test every Monday and this will be linked to our phonics sessions. The following week’s spellings will be included on the Year 1 weekly newsletter attached to this page. Please continue to practice your child’s spellings with them.

Both classrooms have exciting reading areas where children can read quietly and re-tell stories using the puppets. In addition to this, there are writing areas to explore and consolidate a range of writing genres.

Year 1 is the first year in Key Stage 1 and the children are learning to work more independently. The classroom environment is set up in a similar way to Upper Foundation Stage, allowing access to continuous provision for learning.

We have different areas of learning including a Science/investigation area, Small World and Role-Play. There are also designated Art and Design Technology areas.

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Year 1 – Armadillos and Snow Leopards
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The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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