Home Learning Materials

Year 1- Working From Home

Hello to all our wonderful Year 1 pupils! We will regularly be updating this page with resources to help you with your home learning. If you have any questions about the tasks set, please feel free to contact us between 9am and 4pm on the following email addresses:

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After the first day of trying to manage working from home with home schooling our own children, we realise how difficult this is going to be! We understand that everyone is in different circumstances with different time constraints, outside stresses and so on. At such a difficult time we do not want anyone to feel extra pressure - yours and your child's mental health is so important. Whilst we will continue to put onto the website a daily English, Maths and weekly Theme, Science, RE and PHSE activities, we want to stress that there is no expectation to do all of these every day. Whilst it is important to keep your child's brain ticking over, there are plenty of ways to do this without formal work. Dust off the board games that have been sitting in the cupboard! Think about cooking, gardening, washing the car, read their favourite stories. Encourage physical activities-even a run around the garden, a bike ride or a walk around the block can boost well-being. Talk to your child, ask questions, find out what interests them and let them solve problems for themselves. If a subject or topic interests them allow them to find out more and explore using the resources you have, make it into a project. If you have time, email us with your photos, we would love to see your child in their home learning environment.

Let's make the best out of a bad situation. It is not often that we are given such an opportunity to learn with our children. Treasure it!  


General tips:

There are lots of learning resources and ideas under the 'Corona Virus Information' section of the website.

Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) has started a live P.E. stream on his youtube channel (The Body Coach TV) at 9am every day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=


Read Write Inc: There are daily phonics lessons at 9am, 9.30am and 10am on their youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ


Scouts activities: Lots of fun activity ideas https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/


Edinburgh Zoo live cameras: https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/


Your next 3 lessons are based around the story. Impress us with your adjectives!
  • The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers Project Image result for the way back home
Watch and listen to The Way Back Home by Oliver  Jeffers. 
Imagine what it would be like to fly up into space and even meet an alien like the boy in the story! 
Art: Look at the abstract space paintings of Peter Thorpe (ppt) Create a space picture or design a spaceship or rocket. Use paints, crayons or pens. 
D & T /Theme: Design a space rocket why not find some junk and have a go at making a model.
Science: Rocket mice -see the instructions.
One of our favourite things to do is sing together so here are some links to some of the songs we love. I have also included a new song for you to learn that is my little girls favourite. Let us know if you have any requests!
The animal fair- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kbcKvW-mjfA
Grumpy face - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OOHUDBkk1fA
Power in the music- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ohN28IOozMI
Little green frog - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QjYkG8jDsJU
We hope that you are all staying safe and healthy while you are at home. In PSHE this year we have learnt many strategies for keeping our minds and bodies healthy. We learnt how to wash our hands correctly and we know the importance of eating well and exercising every day. During mental health week we thought of ways to look after our minds such as singing, reading, yoga and playing games.
Why not create a jar of happiness while you are at home. Every day think of something that has made you happy, write it down and pop it in a jar. When we return to school we can share all of the happy memories you have from your time at home. We look forward to hearing about the things you have been doing at home. 
Since Easter is almost here, we thought it would be useful if you watched the Easter story. 
General useful resources: