Year 1 – Monday 27th April

Good Morning Year 1

blankDear parents and children,

We hope you are well and have had a lovely weekend. We are missing you all lots but all the lovely work and smiley faces you are sending over email is really keeping us positive.

Today, Miss Hall would like to read ‘The Itchy-Saurus’ to you. You can find it in the video resources section at the bottom of this post. In case you missed them, you can watch any stories read by us again at the bottom of this post. The password is the same as previously.

Thank you for your support.

Year 1 Team

Helpful Reminders

We are still checking our emails regularly and have loved seeing what you are doing. Feel free to email us if you have a question or just want to say hello at:

You can access our general resources to support your child at home here: Y1 General Resources

BBC Bitesize are providing daily lessons for children on their website. There is no expectation to do these but we may refer to some of their activities in our home learning. You may also find that they have something your child is interested in and would like to learn about. Find the link here: BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Please do not feel like you have to complete all of the activities provided in one day. We have given a variety so that there are options for you to choose what works best for you at home. The ‘Daily Time Fillers’ section includes some additional activities you could have a go at if you get time but we would not expect you to do more than one of these activities a day.

Read Write Inc are kindly doing live daily phonics sessions. They are at certain times depending on which sounds you would like to practise. We suggest either Set 2 or Set 3 sounds. Find the link here: RWI Phonics

You can still find books to read that are assigned by your class teacher on the scholastic website. Please email us if you have any questions about this.


Today we are considering whether picking flowers is right or wrong. The little girl in Footpath Flowers picks lots of flowers! Have a chat with someone at home about these questions:

  • Is it ok to pick flowers?
  • Should the little girl have picked the flowers or should she have left them alone?
  • Would you have picked the flowers?
  • Can you think of some reasons when it is ok to pick flowers and when it is not ok?

After thinking about these questions, you could have a go at this activity: To pick or not to pick!



Week 2, Lesson 5: Step 4 – Make Arrays

Today in maths we are continuing on with our new topic: multiplication. If you would like to read our guide on multiplication in Year 1, you can find it here: Year 1 Multiplication Guide

Yesterday we had a go at adding equal groups. Today we are going to have a go at making arrays! If you’re a little unsure about arrays we’ve got some helpful hints that you could have a look at here. 

Have a watch of the video. What do you spot? While watching the video and doing your job can you join in with the sentence? 



‘There are ___ rows.’

‘There are ___ columns.’


You could have a go at making arrays with objects at home. You could use toys, teddies, lego bricks, pasta, or anything else you can think of! Remember, rows go side to side and columns go up and down! 



Watch the Week 2, Lesson 5: Step 4 Video Here – Week 2 Lesson 5 Video

You will need to click the week 2 tab and find the video called ‘Make Arrays’.

When you have watched the video, click here to access the activity: Week 2 Lesson 5 Activity

If you would like the answers, they are attached here: Week 2 Lesson 5 Answers

We have prepared some extra challenges for those who would like them. You can find them here: Monday 27th April – Challenges




Today we are focusing on our spelling words for the week. The words we are looking at this week are:








  • Use these slides for ideas on how to practise spelling these words at home: Spelling Slides
  • Here are the activities outlined in the spelling slides if you would like to complete them: Spelling Activities


Daily Time Fillers

As well as the learning tasks we upload each day, there are a few ‘extras’ that you could have a go at, if you get time.

  • Read a book. This can be their school reading book, an e-book or a book from home. 
  • Alternatively, you make like to read an ebook from Oxford Owl or Collins Big Cat.
  • Have stories read to them.
  • Read or spell some key words.
  • Read Write Inc speed sound videos (linked in helpful reminders)
  • Practise naming the letters of the alphabet and sing the alphabet song (capital and lower case).
  • Use phonicsplay or phonicsbloom. Phonicsplay has a new website! You’ll need to login with the username: march20 and password: home during this time. We have updated the link here: PhonicsPlay /Phonics Bloom link
  • Practise counting from 0-100 (forwards and backwards) or in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • One more and one less than a number (pick from 0-50)
  • Numbots (login is in the back of the reading log)
  • Sing a number bonds song or use Hit the Button (number bonds to 10 or 20): Hit the Button link

Spelling: Find our previous post with all 300 key words here: Key Words.

Video Resources

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 The Itchy-Saurus by Miss Hall

Mrs Armitage on Wheels by Miss Jamieson

The Gruffalo by Miss Jamieson

How to Grow a Dinosaur by Mrs Carter

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Miss Hall

Barry the Fish with Fingers by Mrs Carter

The Lion Inside by Miss Hall

Tiddler by Miss Jamieson

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Miss Hall

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes by Miss Jamieson

The Highway Rat by Mrs Carter