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Welcome to Year 1!

Friday 18th September 2020


πŸ’— It’s good to be back! πŸ’—
We have had a fantastic and very busy week in Year 1! 
In English we have been writing facts about ourselves as part of our AMAZING ME topic.

In Maths we have been learning about numbers 0-10. 
In Science we have been learning about the human body and our amazing senses! 
We have also been practising and improving our art skills by drawing self portraits in the style of the illustrator Rob Biddulph. 

Miss Taylor 

Well done to our celebration assembly award winners this week!

Date: Thursday 3.9.20


Hello parents and carers of Year 1 πŸ‘‹ 


We hope that you had a lovely summer break and the are children ready to return to school this week and see their friends and teachers πŸ’—


We have missed them all so much!


Miss Taylor & Miss Lawler 




Information letter for Year 1 parents/carers 4.9.2020

Here is what we will be learning about in Autumn 1 term!

Phonics & Spellings

What is Phonics? A guide for parents/carers

Words we learn in Year 1!

Phonics games online



πŸ“š Storytime πŸ“š 

⭐️ Miss Taylor’s Book Recommendations ⭐️


🌈 ❀️PSHCE❀️🌈





I am so proud of you for continuing with your reading using the reading eggs program!

Keep this up at home πŸ‘


Phonics/letter mats to help with reading and writing at home



⭐️Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG)⭐️

Read and colour the common exception words




Maths support resources


Further Maths activities/ideas 

Can you practise your shape knowledge by creating a shape collage?



   πŸ–πŸ–Ό ✍️    Art    βœοΈ πŸ–Ό πŸ–

Some art activities for you to try!



Year 1 Archive 2019/20

❀️❀️ Be KIND to yourself! ❀️❀️

Here are some well being activities for you to try this week...




Storytime πŸ“š 



⭐️ Show and Tell by Rob Biddulph - Part 2 ⭐️

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⭐️ Year 1’s excellent learning - Summer 1 week 4 ⭐️

🀩 Year 1’s β€˜WOW’ work - Summer 2 Week 3 🀩

Year 1’s spectacular home learning! Summer 2 week 2

πŸ’—β­οΈ Year 1’s wonderful Home learning Summer 1 Week 4 β­οΈπŸ’—

🀩Year 1’s awesome home learning! Summer 1 week 3🀩

🌟 Year 1’s fantastic learning - Summer 1 Week 2 🌟

Year 1’s incredible home learning - Summer 1 Week 1 🌟🀩🌟









Previous week’s learning tasks (Archive)

Year 1 - Week 10 - Monday - Ordering numbers

Year 1 - Week 10 - Tuesday - Recognising coins

Year 1 - Week 10 - Wednesday - Recognising notes

Year 1 - Week 10 - Thursday - Counting coins

Year 1 - Week 9 - Lesson 1 - Counting to 100

Year 1 - Week 9 - Lesson 2 - Partitioning numbers

Year 1 - Week 9 - Lesson 3 - Comparing numbers

Year 1 - Week 9 - Lesson 4 - Comparing numbers (2)



Lesson 1:  (If you have not already done this!) : Read the ebook below about returning to school, as I know that some children in Year 1 will have started to talk about and prepare to return to school.


Read the story together and discuss what you have been doing during lockdown and how the story is similar.

Discuss any thoughts and feelings you and the children may have about returning to school.

Ask the children to talk about and write down, with your help, any worries they may have and pop them into your worry monster (craft activity below!)

Discuss any worries they may have as you write them down together.


Children can also share any questions/worries they have with me via email and I will reply to them.

This is also a good chance to practise computer skills and sending emails! 


Keep up your amazing work together at home

& THANK YOU for your support


Lesson 2- If you have not yet made a poster about the importance of washing of hands...

Lesson 3:
This week I would like you to talk about the importance of staying safe in the sun! β˜€οΈ 
Read the ebook below and have a discussion about what we need to do to stay safe in the sun. 

Once you have had a discussion write down any questions and spend some time to talk about them.

It is important that children have the chance to speak about how they are feeling and time to talk to you about any questions they may have.


For your activity, I would love to see a video of you singing sammy seagulls song and even making up your own dance actions! 
Or you could draw a poster about sun safety! β˜€οΈπŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ


Y1 - Week 8 - Lesson 1 - Make arrays

Y1 - Week 8 - Lesson 2 - Make doubles

Y1 - Week 8 - Lesson 3 - Make equal groups (sharing)

Y1 - Week 8 - Lesson 4 - Make equal groups (grouping)

Year 1 - Week 7 - Lesson 1 - Count in 2s

Year 1 - Week 7 - Lesson 2 - Count in 5s

Year 1 - Week 7 - Lesson 3 - Count in 10s

Year 1 - Week 7 - Lesson 4 - Add equal groups


Please see below details of our topics for the summer 1 term

Place Value: Representing numbers to 100

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Place value : Representing numbers to 100

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Print or copy onto paper below worksheet to complete

Further work on place value to 100


Also see my videos below for work on:

Place value to 100

Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s


 Summer 1 Week 5


Home learning tasks for week beginning 18.5.20


Take a look on the BBC Bitesize videos and also my videos below


🌟Keep up the fantastic learning at home🌟

Please see below 3 different projects to keep you busy!

Further addition and subtraction activities/games:


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Add by making 10

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Maths - making numbers with a ten frame

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Maths- fact families part 1

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Maths- fact families part 2

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Maths- adding by counting on within 20

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πŸ’–πŸŒˆPHSCE Topic - Staying safe and people who help usπŸŒˆπŸ’–


For this topic I thought it would be a really good opportunity to talk to the children about doctors and nurses and everyone else in our community who are helping us during this time.

Please see attached activity below -  sentences that the children can copy out onto a piece of paper and fill in the missing words of people who help us.


I think it would also be a nice idea to make a thank you poster for people who help us. The children can choose anyone who they think help us and keep us safe, nurses, firefighters, police, parents, teachers, waste collectors, the list is endless! Please email a picture of their posters for our class page.  



Some ideas and examples of thank you posters from children at St Stephens! 🌈❀️

Another idea from Tameside Council below!




Learning task: To add numbers to make 10

Click on below link to see a video and quiz from BBC bitesize

Number bonds to 10 video

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Learning task: To add numbers to make 20

Number bonds to 20 video

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Learning task: To spell days of the week 


Click on below link from BBC bitesize.

Watch the video and play the games/quiz. 

Spelling days of the week video

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Science writing project! ✍️ 


Can you find out some facts about your favourite animal or animals? Can you write your facts?

Can you find out the answer to these questions?

Where does your animal live? What does your animal eat? Which animal group does your animal belong to? Is your animal a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore? What do these science words mean? 

Can you draw diagrams of your animal and label the different body parts? 


I cannot wait to see your animal writing projects!

Email me a picture.

Amazing Animals Video

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More resources for your animal writing project below
Here are some examples of animal reports to help you with yours! 







Home learning tasks for week commencing 27.4.20

Learning task: To solve addition missing number problems 
Watch the bitesize video below and then try the missing number problems from my video! πŸŒŸπŸ‘

Missing number problems - addition

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Learning task - To use question marks in a full sentence 
Click on below link from BBC bitesize to recap our learning about question marks!

Using question marks video

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History writing project ✍️  


What is your favourite toy?
Can you draw a picture and describe it in full sentences ?
Can you find out about toys from the past? Ask parents and grandparents (on the phone!) which toys they played with.

How were toys different or the same? Which materials were they made from? Why? 

Can you draw pictures of toys from the past? Can you label your drawings using your phonic letters and sounds? 


I cannot wait to see your toys from the past writing project! ✍️ 

Email me a picture ❀️


Toys from the past video

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Resources for our History writing topic, Toys from the Past




Keeping in touch! 


Happy #WednesdayWave Year 1! Email or tweet your waving and rainbow pictures and I will add them here for our class to see πŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸŒˆ

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Well done Year 1 for your fantastic home learning! I am very proud of you! 🌟 🌟 🌟

Keep in touch by sending me your home learning photographs by email and I will add them here. 
keep up the fantastic learning!

Well done!

Our plants are growing! 🌱 Can you draw and label a flowering plant? Email me a picture and I will add them here πŸ™‚

Our experiment is out of the cupboard! What has happened?


Our teachers in Year 1 are...


 Miss Taylor 

 Miss Lawler 



✏️..Artwork By Samrah (Year 1)




⭐️ Year 1 News ⭐️


Thank you to all our families for your support over the past few weeks. We are really going to miss having the children in school.

Please continue to check our class page here and the Kids' Zone (KS1) page for weekly messages and updates regarding home learning resources and how to help your child to continue to make progress during our school closure.


The National Phonics Screening Check for Year 1, that was due to commence in June 2020, has now been cancelled. Therefore you do not need to continue to practise the 'alien' words as previously requested. Please can children work on their phonics and reading skills by using the reading eggs app, watching and joining in with the daily phonics lessons from Mr Mc (links on the Kids' Zone page for KS1) and sharing books together. 


If you need any support at all, or you have any questions, please email the office or follow and message me directly via twitter @misstaylorY1


 We are still here for you! Thank you :)



Exciting news for reading in Year 1!


Year 1 now have the opportunity to practise their reading skills and have lots of fun by using the Reading Eggs online games.


Click below link for more information!

Year 1 is an important and exciting year for the children. It is the first year of Key Stage 1 and a time where children become more independent as they make a gradual change from a play-based enhanced provision to a more formal style of learning.

Useful websites for interactive phonics games and videos

In Year 1, children will have lots of opportunities to practise their phonics, reading, writing and mathematics.

They will be able to investigate and answer questions through our science, history and geography topics.


Our topics include learning about toys from the past, discovering new authors such as Sue Hendra, reading Supertato and learning all about Florence Nightingale.

I am sure the children will have lots of fun as they learn.

In Year 1 we also love to learn in a creative way! Children will experiment with many types of media to express their creativity, including painting, drawing, building and using technology.

We will also introduce children in Year 1 to the Arts Award!






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Please keep checking back to this page for photographs and updates about our learning this year.




Take a look at our topics for Spring 2!


Our Homework Challenges!

Take a look at our amazing creations! 

World Book Day 2020





Let's go to the Arctic!






🌟Our Super Fruits and Vegetables! 🌟



🌟Learning Enrichment Days🌟



British Science Week


🌻  Our Learning Journey  πŸŒ»

Safer Internet Day


On Safer Internet Day we thought about how to stay safe online.

We made posters and took them home to talk about the key messages with our families. 



For more information about staying safe online click below links





Investigating weather





Geography Topic - The United Kingdom









In English, we have been reading, β€˜Betty and the Yeti’ by Ella Burfoot.






🌺 Remembrance 2019 🌺








In Art, we have been learning about portraits. 🎨

Self portraits with watercolours 🎨









🌟Poetry Day!🌟

Year 1 have been busy writing and performing their poems! 







🌟Our Senses Poem🌟

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 In Design & Technology we have been learning how to design and make a healthy snack! We made fruit pizzas! 







🌟Autumn 1 Super Science Day! 🌟 We have been learning about the human body and our amazing senses!