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Ducks & Geese (Year 1)

Teachers: Ms Stockwell, Mrs Hamer, Mrs Rowsell

Teaching Assistants:  Miss Turnbull Tones, Mrs Mulcahy, Mrs Perryman, Mrs Lear, Miss Jewels

Home Learning for children isolating

Two Day Learning Pack

In the event of a need to isolate, below is our two day initial learning pack.

Summer Term 2021

Spring Term 2021

During this half term in Year one we will firstly be basing our learning on ‘The Runaway Chapati’. A story from India. We will be learning about India including some very beautiful Rangoli patterns!

We will then be going on to learn about the Easter story, and what this means for Christians. We will be sequencing the Easter story and making Easter cards.

In music we will be learning to play the boom whackers!

Autumn Term 2020

Welcome to the year 1 page on the school website! We are Ducks (Mrs Rixon & Mrs Stannard) and Geese (Mrs Hamer & Mrs Rowsell).


We will upload a weekly home learning letter to this website. This contains information about weekly learning and any home learning. It also has a list of key dates relevant to parents of year 1 children.

You can view and download copies of the current and past newsletters by following the link below.

Home learning letters will also be uploaded each week to our Google Classroom.

Click this link to access our home learning letters.

Each half term we carry out our learning through different topics. Click here to see an overview of our topics.  

Useful Resources for Year 1

Phonics is an important part of Year one to help your child develop as a reader and writer. Here is a link to the sound mats. It is a good idea to practise reading and writing these sounds regularly at home. 

On the PhonicsPlay website you can access some games and activities, to support your child’s learning in Phonics, for free. 

Reading books

If your child needs to read a new reading book, you can access online book band reading books for free! Follow the link to the Oxford Owl website and create your own free account to access book band reading books. Make sure you select the colour reading band that your child is currently reading in school. 


On YouTube search 'Reading books aloud for key stage one'. You can choose the stories the children can listen to. You may choose to watch these first before you share them with your child.

Letter formation

Download the letter formation mat to help your child practise forming their lower case letters correctly. 

Words that Year 1 children need to be able to read and spell

As children work their way through the Year 1 phonics curriculum they will have plenty of practice reading and spelling the words found in the lists below. Please continue to support them at home by regularly practising these words with them. 


Whole units of work (we can direct you to these in the event of a pod closure) can be found at the Oak National Academy website.

Our Number Pairs Rhyme

Maths Websites

Use these websites to practise maths learning at home. 

For further information and links please see

School Motto

‘Enriching Lives Every Day’

Mission Statement

For in Him you have been enriched in every way, with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge. – 1 Corinthians 1-5 is the basis of our Christian Values of: Excellence; Nurture; Respect; Integrity; Compassion; Hope (ENRICH)

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