Year 1 – Thursday 30th April

Good Morning Year 1

Dear parents and children,

We hope you are safe and well. We have loved reading all of your lovely emails about the seeds you planted. Have you checked on them today? Do they need watering? If you’ve not planted any seeds, please don’t worry. Take a look at how Miss Jamieson’s plants have grown:








If you’re looking for something extra to do today, here is a video of an astronaut called Christina Koch reading a story to you! Find it here: Astronaut Story.

If you fancy trying to break a Guinness World Record then join in with England’s Biggest Assembly,
Today Thursday 30th April at 10am, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will deliver a message of hope to school pupils across the country in the first assembly at Oak National Academy. The Archbishop’s address will be streamed through the Times Educational Supplement Website and will then remain available on the Oak National Academy website. Do try and watch it live, and encourage your networks, families and children to watch it live, as you and they may be potentially part of a Guinness World Record!

Thank you for your support.

Year 1 Team


Today we are thinking about using different sentence starters. We’ll be looking at some words called ‘adverbs’. These words describe the doing word (verb) in your sentence. Take a look at these slides to learn about using adverbs as sentence starters: Adverbs Slides

To continue your learning, you may like to have a go at this activity: Adverb Sentence Starters Activity

When you have finished writing your sentences, use the writing reminder pencil to check you have everything you need.




Today we are continuing to look at doubling. Can you remind someone at home what doubling is? How do you double a group of objects? If you need a reminder, you could rewatch the White Rose video on doubling from yesterday’s maths activity. Find it here: Week 1, Lesson 1 Video

Have a go at this butterfly doubling activity. You will need: Paint, Fingers, Butterfly template (printed or drawn out). Find our template here: Doubling Butterfly Template


  1. Fingerpaint some dots on one side of the butterfly (quickly – don’t let them dry!)
  2. Count how many dots you have drawn.
  3. Fold the paper along the butterfly’s body. We have drawn a line to help.
  4. The same amount of dots should have printed on the other side of the paper. Count how many dots there are on the butterfly now.
  5. Fill in the sentences: Double _____ is _____.       _____ + _____ = _____
  6. You could repeat this with a new piece of paper and a different number of dots.

If you would like to continue learning about doubling, you could complete this activity sheet. Challenges are included for those who wish to complete them. Find it here: Maths Doubling – 30th April


Computing: Last term, we learnt how to stay safe when using the internet. With everyone using the internet a lot more at the moment, we thought it might be a good time to recap some important rules.

Talk to someone at home about what you use the internet for. Can you remember any tips from last term for staying safe online? Today we are thinking about sharing information online. Use the slides to talk through what information you should share online with someone at home. Personal Information Slides

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.

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. The spelling words this week are: 







You can practise these in a variety of ways:

  • Saying them aloud (you could put them into a song)
  • Writing them down
  • Painting them
  • Put them into a sentence

Video Resources

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Have a lovely day!