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:

Please click on the files/resources below:

Follow the link below 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. We would recommend starting with the same book band that your child usually brings home.

Reading Books Sign Up – Adult E-mail Address Required

English tasks: Week beginning 30th March 2020



Spring English Activity Booklet week beginning 30.3.20


Alphabet work

Rhyming activities

Poem of the week: Why not have a go at learning the poem off by heart, you could then perform it to your family!

Smile Poem


Maths tasks: Week beginning 30th March

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




Multiples of 2 challenges

Odd and Even numbers beyond 100

Odd or Even numbers to 11


Curriculum tasks: Week beginning 30th March

Fireworks in a Glass

Fun With Density


Design a Toy challenge

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

A message from the Year 1 team ……… YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB WITH HOME LEARNING! Well done to all you fabulous parents out there as this is not easy. We would just like to say a huge thank you for all your commitment towards your child’s learning in what are very difficult circumstances at the moment. Even if it is just one task you choose to complete for the week, that is absolutely fine please do not put too much pressure on yourselves. We just wanted to send a little message to let you know that we really appreciate all the work that you are putting in at home.

Thank you

Mrs Barker, Mrs Alvey, Mrs Wynne and Miss Spalding

If you have any queries or photos please send them to:

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 Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

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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