Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 Hedgehog Class page for Coronavirus related closure or non-attendance.  Please find below the tasks for you to complete at home.  If you scroll down further, you will find links to lots of great websites for games to play.

Week Beginning 23rd November 2020

Phonics “ure” video to watch      “ure” words to read

English 23.11.20    Bob the Bubble Booklet

Handwriting capital letters and lower case poster

Handwriting paper

Autumn 2 spellings

Maths 23.11.20 lesson to watch

Monday 23.11.20  maths task

Topic Music – pulse


Week Beginning 16th November 2020

Phonics sounds this week:

“ear” sound lesson to watch                 ear words to read

“air” sound lesson to watch                  air words to read

“ure” sound lesson to watch                 ure words to read

English – Sydney Spider Story

Click here to listen to the story: Sydney Spider

Handwriting capital letters and lower case poster

Handwriting paper

Autumn 2 spellings

Maths    Brain Melters

Maths key facts to recall

Monday 16.11.20

Task: Compare Number Bonds                  Answers

Tuesday 17.11.20

Task: Comparing Addition and Subtraction Statements            Answers

Wednesday 18.11.20

Task: Word Problem Cards 

Thursday and Friday Word problems

Extra challenge 1

Extra challenge 2           Answers


We are learning about toys today compared to toys from the 1960s. How are they the same? How are they different? The children’s grandparents will have played with toys in the 1960s. Please can children communicate with grandparents and ask them to recall their favourite toys. Can children prepare some questions for grandparents such as ‘How are toys different? How are toys the same?’. Watch this video (1960s only).



In science we have been learning about materials, their names, where they come from, how to describe them and their properties. Last week in school we investigated absorbent and not absorbent. We also investigated floats and sinks. This week (16th November) we are investigating magnetic and not magnetic. Find a selection of objects made from different metals. Take a magnet and test the magnetism of each object. Record your findings on this sheet.


13th November 2020

Please click on the sound oi for the phonics lesson today.  You can then practise reading some words with the oi sound by following this link:

oi words

If you want an extra challenge, can you read these words and sort them into real words or not real?  oi word real or fake

English: Pippety Skycap Talk for Writing  Look at the home booklet and read the story together.  Work through the questions and complete the activities.

Maths: Click here for todays maths lesson: Compare maths addition and subtraction statements  A + B > C + D 

Maths Task 13.11.20

If you would like an extra maths challenge try this:   Subtraction word problems

Topic activities

PSHE Happy Families

12th November 2020 

Please click on the video below for the phonics sound “ow” lesson.

Can you write some sentences using these ow words?  Brown, cow, how, bow, down, frown, clown, wow, growl.


English: Pippety Skycap Talk for Writing  Look at the home booklet and read the story together.  Work through the questions and do the activities.

Maths: Compare addition and subtraction statements  Click on the blue link to take you to the maths lesson video.

Maths task

Topic work: We are learning about typing on a keyboard in school this week.  Have a look at the PowerPoint below that shows you the keys on a keyboard.  There is also a keyboard picture to have a look at.  Can you have a try at typing a sentence on an ipad or computer/laptop? Try to use he shift key to make a capital letter and the space bar to make a finger space.

Computing: word processing powerpoint

Computer keyboard with highlighted keys

Topic activities

Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th of November Maths:

GD lesson 1 Activity Cards – Fact Families Addition Facts

Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th of November English:

Please print these writing prompts and talk about how to write the best sentence. Needs to include a verb and a noun. Can your child say what is the verb and the noun? Can they use an adjective? Or can they make the sentence longer and more interesting by including ‘and’ as a conjunction?

Simple sentence writing prompt pictures

Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th of November science.

We are learning about materials in science. Naming materials objects are made from (wood, metal, glass, fabric, plastic) and describing them using words like soft, smooth, transparent, hard, elastic.

Find some interesting objects at home made from a variety of different materials. Include  some unusual ones such as a candle, a leather pair of shoes or sheepskin. Group them in different ways. For example into hard, soft, smooth and rough. Or group them by properties such as breakable, transparent, floats and doesn’t float.

Grouping Materials

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:

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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