Year 1

20th July 2020

Welcome Hedgehogs, parents and carers  to our home learning class page!

Well done Hedgehogs, you have made it to the last few days of the term!  We are so proud of you all for the way that you have coped with the very different and strange summer term.  Well done for continuing to do your school work from home and we are sure that you are ready for a lovely summer holiday.

This week there is a task for you to do to think about your new class.  Year 1 children, you will find your task on the year 2 page from Miss Moll.  Scroll down to find some activities to do this week and over the summer holidays.

Dear Ladybird parents and children,

Welcome to our page! We are really looking forward to getting to know you all in September.  Here is an activity for you to do so that we can start to find out the sort of things you like.  We would like you to decorate a head with all the things that make you, you! Things you like, do, play with, things you find fun to do and anything that you love.  Here is an example:


Please colour and decorate this face so it looks like you so that we can learn some more about who you are.

Who lives in your house? What are your favourite toys? Do you have any pets?

Where have you been for one special day this summer? What are your favourite things?

Where do you live? Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?

We will spend time with each child looking at this and listening to you tell us all about you.

Here are some template for you to use or feel free to draw your own:

Boy template          Girl template

As you are going to make something to tell us about you, please find below some information about us so that you can start to learn about who we are and the things that we like.

All about Mrs Stones

All about Mrs Draper

We have also made a video of our classroom for you to watch so that you know what it will look like and where to find everything. Please click on the link below:

Or you can take a look at it as a powerpoint here:

Year 1 Hedgehog classroom

We look forward to the day we can all be together again in school.  Keep smiling!

Hedgehogs, here are some things for you to do this week and over the summer holidays to keep you busy.  We hope you have a lovely summer holiday and we will see you in September.

End of term bubble certificate

Year 1 to year 2 booklet

The cautious caterpillar spread your wings and fly transition story

Leaf animals

Leaf boats

Leaf crowns

Leaf faces muddy smiles

Leaf masks

Nature bracelet

Janine Stones and Tess Draper

Scholastic Reading Pro

Old Buckenham Primary School has signed up for the Scholastic Reading Zone. This should allow children to continue accessing a range of reading books at home, including ones which are targeted to their reading level. We have not used this site before so please bear with us if we make any mistakes!

This is the link to log in to the website, it might be a good idea to bookmark it on whichever device you are using:

Reading Pro    42CR is the code which identifies our organisation, or school.

We have assigned the class user names and passwords – we would suggest that together you and your child change their password and then make a record of what you have changed it to. It is never too early to start thinking about e-safety and data-protection, so use this time to help them think of a password that they will easily remember/type and remind them that they should not share it.  Please email us at the year 1 homework email address: and we will send you your child’s log in details and password.

Below are some great maths websites with lots of good ideas to do at home.  Take a look!

nrich maths link


ICT games

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize Maths

Khan Academy 

Some English and phonics website too:

Phonics Play

BBC Bitesize Phonics

Twinkl TV Phonics

Phonics games

Books for Topics is a great website where you can find links to lots of well known stories.  In the website you can click on the book to go to a video of the story.   Books for Topics

If your child is a member of the Norfolk Library Service, they may well have taken part in the Summer Reading Challenge in previous years.  This year, it is all online so your child can still take part.  If you’re not already a member, it’s free to join up and doing so will allow you to access lots of ebooks and magazines free of charge.  You can sign up here:

The reading challenge is open to all here:

If you want to go the whole hog and join in with the virtual launch party on Facebook, then The Reading Agency website provides all the information you’ll need here:—schedule-announced.html

There is also a reading bingo challenge as well as other activities if you want to take a look:  Toppsta Reading for Pleasure activities  – a great art competition!

Short videos for parents and carers: delivering online safety at home

Week Commencing 13th July 2020

English Plan

Box up planning sheet

Hot Write paper

Maths Plan

Topic: Art, computing, P.E, PSHE and Music

Week Commencing 6th July 2020

English Plans

Short burst pictures for English

Powerpoint Suffixes: ing er est and ed

er and est suffixes worksheet

Match the prefix and the root words practise

Maths Plan

Geography Lesson Plan

Lesson Presentation Out and About Fieldwork

Geography Lesson Presentation Let’s Explore the UK

Unique UK Activity Sheet

Terrific Tour Guide Activity Sheet

Topic Plan: Art, Music, Computing, P.E and PSHE

Week Commencing 29th June 2020

English Plans

Model Text

Short Burst writing pictures

English Marking Ladder for Persuasion

Maths Plan

Topic Plan

Science    Life cycle of a chicken              Life cycle of a plant.

Bug hunt spotter sheet

Week Commencing 22nd June 2020

English Plans

Box Up plan

Wishing Story Hot Write paper

Year 1 Spellings – Sufixes and Prefixes home booklet

Maths Plan

Science and Geography grid

Topic Plan

Week Commencing 15th June 2020

English Plans

Handwriting paper

Maths Plan

Science and Geography Grid

Topic Plan

Week Commencing 8th June 2020

English plans

Year 1 Spellings Sufixes and Prefixes home booklet

The Little Red Hen- Text map example

Little Red Hen sequencing the story activity

Short burst writing pictures

Maths Plans

Science and Geography Plan

Lesson Presentation Parts of Plants

Make a pinwheel

Picture 1 Old Buckenham      Picture 2 Old Buckenham         Picture 3 Old Buckenham

Old Buckenham windmill

Topic: Music, Computing, PSHE and P.E

Week Commencing 1st June 2020

Welcome back! We hope that you have had a lovely week of relaxing and enjoying the sunshine.  Are you ready for some more home learning? Don’t forget to send in some of your fantastic English and Maths work each week.

English Little Red Hen plans Thursday and Friday

Model Text Little Red Hen

Marking ladder Wishing Story Expectations 

English plan

Boxing Up planning sheet for explanation text

Hot Write paper

Year 1 Spellings Summer Term 2

Handwriting paper

Maths Plan 1st – 5th June

Science and Geography Grid 1st June

Lesson Presentation Wild Plants

Activity Sheet Wild Plant Hunt

Topic 1st June – 5th June

Week Commencing 18th May 2020

English Plan 18th May 2020

Marking Ladder for Explanation Text

Lower case and capital letters

Tips for handwriting

Pencil control lower case letters handwriting practise

Maths Plan 18th May 2020

Science and Topic Plan

Deciduous or Evergreen lesson plan

Deciduous and Evergreen Trees Powerpoint

Tree Identification Sheet

Continents Powerpoint

Name the 7 Continents

7 Continents matching card game

We hope you have all enjoyed a sunny bank holiday week end.

We are going to start the next phase of Talk for Writing today, if you are a day behind due to Fridays bank holiday, then start this new plan on Tuesday.

Here begins three weeks of non-fiction writing. An explanation text (sometimes called information texts) is a non-fiction text that explains how something works or why something happens.

For the independent hot write at the end of the three weeks your child could write about anything that interests them, explaining how it works or why something happens. We have used examples of British Wildlife to link to our topic.

English Plan 11th May 2020

English Model Text            New vocabulary

Short Burst writing about British Wildlife pictures to inspire writing

Marking Ladder for Explanation Text

Maths Plan 11th May 2020

Topic Plan

Spellings List 5 (Summer 1)

Week Commencing 4th May 2020

Please find below some work for you to look at with your child at home this week.  There is quite a lot, so please do what is right for your child.  Please don’t feel pressured to complete everything.  If you can, please send in one piece of English and Maths. Thank you.

Help to understand the Talk for Write sequence.

Last week your children and you worked through the first stages of the Talk for Writing sequence of learning. You learned the actions to the model text and wrote some short burst writing. Then you wrote most of the Innovate stages. 

This week you can complete the Innovate story by writing the last section, the ending. Take some time to appreciate the completed story. Parents read it to your child. Children read it to an audience.

Next stage is where you plan the Independent story using the Boxing Up planning sheet attached. The final stage is writing the Independent story, (using the planning you will have done) which is also called the Hot Write (the child’s very own story). So, by Friday you will have completed a whole sequence of Talk for Writing ☺. 

You could plan the Independent story and then do a Hot Tell instead of a Hot Write. Or a combination of writing and telling. A Hot Tell is where the children tell their story aloud, instead of writing it. This is a very valuable literacy skill in itself. 

English Plans

Hot Write paper

Boxing Up planning sheet for finding story

Spellings List 5 (Summer 1)

Maths Plans

If you would prefer to look at the power maths slides on a website I have put a link below.  This will go to the power maths website and if you click on year 1 resources, then scroll down and tick accept terms and conditions you will be able to get to the text books we use.    Power Maths Link


Topic web (British Wildlife)

Week Commencing 27th April 2020

Report prompts Please complete these with your child and send in so that we can add these to your child’s report which will be sent out next month.

English Plans

Phase 3 Phonics

Spellings List 4 (Spring 2)

Spellings List 5 (Summer 1)

Topic web (British Wildlife)


RSPB Wild Challenge Award

Welcome back to the start of the Summer term!  We hope you had an enjoyable Easter and stayed safe at home having fun with your family.

Week Commencing 20th April 2020

Please find below the work for your child to complete this week.  There is English, Maths and Topic work to keep your child busy!  Please could you send one piece of English and one piece of Maths work that your child has completed this week to the email address: by the end of the week.  We will look at the work, mark it and send it back to you.   Click on the Phonics link below and you will find all of phase 3 phonic sounds in short video clips for your child to practise over the following weeks.  There are also spelling lists for your child to practise. Choose up to 10 words from the list to practise each week.  Thank you for your continued support, we know this is a difficult time and appreciate home learning is challenging but also very rewarding.  If you have any questions please email us and we will get back to you.

Report writing prompts Please complete these with your child and send in so that we can add these to your child’s report which will be sent out next month.

English Plans

The story of Pirate Tom and text map

Short Burst Writing Pictures

Finding Story Expectations Year 1

Spellings List 4 (Spring 2)

Spellings List 5 (Summer 1)

Maths Plans

Phonics Phase 3

Topic (Computing, PSHE, Music, Science and P.E)

Topic web (British Wildlife)

Below there are some special award certificates for your child.  When your child has tried hard at their work and you feel you would like to give them a reward, feel free to print one of these out for them.

Special Award certificate

Week Commencing 30th March 2020

English Week 2 30th March

Maths Week 2 30th March

Topic plan Week 2 30th March

Spellings ‘ea’

Week Commencing 23rd March 2020

Maths Week 1 Weight and volume

English Poetry Week 1


Write your own poem

Villainous Verses Poetry Differentiated Questions and Answers

Week 1 Spellings i – e

Precursive handwriting practise

In the link below are some extra maths games and links to websites to investigate.  These are things you can do at anytime over the coming weeks.

Extra maths activities to have fun with at home!

Week 1 Topic plan

Science plans


Animal body parts word mat

Organs of human body parts

Animal Grouping Picture Cards photographs.

Animal classification 5 senses sheet




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