10 January 2021


All children are returning to school on Monday 8th of March.  Virtual day to day learning has ended however I will leave this page ready incase of any unforeseen closure of our year 1 bubble. Also the resources here will continue to support you to extend and progress your child’s learning at home.  Reading books cannot yet be sent home each day and so I would like you to continue using Oxford Owl to support daily home reading as this is a vital part of developing your child’s reading skills.


Here are the plans and resources for this weeks home learning. I will upload the activities daily onto class dojo, however I know that with working patterns and other situations many of you organise your home learning in different ways across the week and so it is helpful to have all the resources in advance.  The class story page in class dojo can get quite cluttered so hopefully this will help make it easier to find the resources for the week as and when you need them.


Y1 Home Learning Overview and Daily Plans


Daily Phonics and Reading activities.

Phonics is planned at two levels : 

The majority of children will follow phonics A.  We are currently revising sounds and tricky words that the children already know and practsing their blending (reading words) and segmenting (spelling words) skills. Revisiting previously taught sounds is an important aspect of building accuracy and fluency.

A small number of children who are reading fluently and are very secure with the sounds covered will be ready to move on.  These children should follow planning for  phonics group B.

If you are unsure which planning to follow please send me a message.


Useful weblinks:

Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/login?active-tab=students  user name spayear1  password:read

Phonics pronunciation guides:   https://lettersandsounds.org.uk/for-home/overview  

All phonics lessons can be accessed from this page if you want to go back over lessons.

Phonics play website: Lots of great games for daily practise of letter sounds, reading and spelling

Username:Jan21     Password: home



ICT games has some good phonics games too.  Good games for y1 would be tell-a-rex, Viking full circle, forest phonics, poop deck pirates, help a hedgehog, dinosaur eggs high frequency words.


Resources for this week:

Year 1 Home Learning Reading and phonics

Daily Maths Activities:

Useful weblinks:

5 minutes each day in NUMBOTS is a great way to help your child mental maths skills:


Send me a message if you need log in details.


Top marks has lots of great games. We like to play hit the button, number basket ball, robot addition, chopper squad, fruit splat (addition and number words), coconut ordering.  The search facility is very good.



Maths Resources for this week.

Y1 Home learning Maths Activities

Topic Resources for this week

Y1 Home learning Topic

Posted by Louise Challenger

Category: Year One Blog

Tags: Home Learning