Hello and Welcome!

It has been a very busy few weeks in Year 1. We have been looking at different types of instructions, following instructions and writing instructions. This week we all enjoyed writing and following instructions on how to decorate a gingerbread man. (I wonder how many of the children shared their gingerbread men with you!). The children had great fun and couldn’t wait to be creative with the icing and chocolate beans!



Reading – please see the Year 1 and 2 Reading and Homework letter on the ‘Homework’ page (see link below)

Additionally, a homework task will be set online (details will be available on the ‘Homework’ page) on the 1st Friday of each month: 2nd October, 6th November and 4th December.

Below there are also links to a variety suitable online activities.


We are looking forward to the next couple of weeks of term as we continue to work hard and prepare for Christmas.

Mrs Sully, Mrs Ball & Mrs Funtek


Autumn Term Newsletter 




Croeso i Blwyddn 1 - Welcome to Year 1

Class Topic

Busy Bookworm

Useful links


First 100 High Frequency Words

Next 200 High Frequency Words

BBC Bitesize There are excellent resources on BBC Bitesize. You can find 3 new lessons every weekday, with videos, activities and more.

Numberblocks on BBC iPlayer for developing an understanding of basic mathematical concepts. You could watch a programme then ‘play’ it, building Numberblocks with Duplo or Lego and consolidate understanding by recreating what they have been doing.

Karate Cats Maths Have a go at the activities in Karate Cats. They include: Addition and Subtraction; Multiplication and Division; Number and Place Value; Measurement; Shapes; Position and Direction; Statistics (Data Handling); and, Challenge.

BBC Super Movers Fun curriculum linked resources to get you moving while they learn.

ICT games Free educational Maths and English games.

Hit the Button An interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples and division facts. The games, which are against the clock, challenge and develop a child’s mental maths skills.

Oxford Owls Free resources to support reading at home.

Primary Resources Resources to support reading comprehension.

Top Marks A variety of online activities for all curriculum subjects.

Scholastic Free Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Home Learning Packs

Orchard Toys Fun and educational activity sheets which cover a range of learning goals including language, literacy to number and counting skills and can be used to support independent learning. 

CBBC website to watch video clips of some young sporting stars talking about their chosen sport.

National Geographic Kids

Techniquest a collection of science demonstrations, some you can try at home.

Science Sparks Science experiments for kids.

Tate Modern. Create and show your own artwork.

Joe Wicks daily work out for kids.




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