Year 1 Home Working Resources

Dear Year 1 parents and carers,

We have compiled some resources and ideas for you to use with your children while the school is closed. These are hopefully all things you can access easily at home and we have tried to ensure they are as fun and interactive as possible! Thank you for your ongoing support in this uncertain time. Stay safe and wash your hands. J

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We have uploaded a document from First for Maths, who work closely with the school in all of our maths teaching, which contains 20 different activities covering a range of maths topics. Most of these are practical and fun activities and you could do one a day for four weeks.

We have not yet taught telling the time (to the hour and half past the hour) or money (identifying coins and notes, using coins to make different amounts) so these are practical topics you could begin to teach your child at home, giving them a head start for the summer term. You could have a price list for snacks and get the children to pay!

The children can also be practising their recall of doubles up to double 12, number bonds to all the different numbers up to 20, and start counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Whiterose Maths is a resource we use to enhnce our maths planing in school. The link below has videos, activies and the answers for topics we haven't yet taught in Year One. At present they have lessons on weight and mass. 

Other useful links that can be of help to you and your children;

Primary Stars Education

Top Marks

Number Blocks



We have uploaded a document from the Literacy Company with activities and ideas for the children to develop their writing. Children could also keep a daily diary of what they have been up to and write letters to friends and family.

Other useful links that can be of help to you and your children;

The Literacy Shed

Pobble 365


Please continue to read with your child as much as possible. This does not have to be only your child reading; you can also read stories to them and talk about them. When the children are reading, remember to focus on fluency and expression, and also ask questions about what they have read to check their understanding.

There is a website called Teach Your Monster to Read, which you can sign up to for free on a computer (you need to pay for tablet version). There are games and activities to help children with phonics and reading.

Teach your Monster to Read

Phonics Play have also allowed free access for the coming weeks. There are lots of games and flashcards covering all of the phonics the children have learnt so far, so would be a great tool to keep up these skills.

Big Cat Collins have realeased access to a range of decodable eBooks and some music resources. You need to log in as a teacher with the following log in details; 


Password: Parents20!

Oxford reading owl have released a range of activities you can download and use both phonics and maths related. Please use the link below; 

The following links are for stories that are read aloud or children can read along with online: 

The Book Trust


Audible Stories



We have uploaded a list of the first 100 high frequency words that children should be able to read by the end of year 1. They should also be able to spell the majority of the words on the list, so they could be practising spelling these and then writing them in sentences. We have also uploaded these words as flashcards if you wish to print some or all of them for practise.


We have learnt all about animals this past term including:

Mammals, reptiles, fish, amphibians and birds

Carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

Animal body parts

We have uploaded an activity booklet if you want to revise this topic.

Next term the focus is plants. You could get a head start by going outside and identifying different trees and flowering plants, planting seeds and helping them grow, or going on a nature walk to identify signs of Spring.


In topic lessons we have been learning about Africa. We have used a great website called Oddizzi which has lots of information and videos about all areas of Geography. They have allowed free access for parents at this time so if you wish to explore this or other topics further the details are:

Username: Hartford One

Password: 1lmul1lmar

We have also been learning the world’s seven continents and there are lots of resources on Oddizzi related to this which could be useful.


We had planned to look at African Gakonga art (see picture) and recreate our own artwork based on this using line drawings, pastels and watercolours. You could take some inspiration from this for your own artwork! The children have thoroughly enjoyed sketching real life objects in the classroom and in the outdoor environment.


In DT the focus is healthy eating – why not prepare a healthy lunch and talk about how to eat healthily? You could try a new salad recipe – maybe a pasta, cous cous or rice salad. During continuous provision, the children thoroughly enjoy junk modelling. This is something the children can complete independently and use their fantastic imagination.


We were planning to look at the Easter story before the holidays so you could read this with your child and discuss why Christians celebrate Easter – because they believe Jesus rose from the dead. There are videos of the story on youtube:

Short version:

Longer version:

There is also an article on how and why to explain Easter to your children if you are not religious which may be of interest to you:

I’m sure the children would also love to do some Easter related crafts – decorating eggs, making cards etc.


Joe Wicks has launched a daily half an hour PE lesson on his you tube page. This is live at 9:00am every morning or can be accessed on his you tube channel.

Twinkl have released a Year 1 home learning pack which you can download for free if this is of interest to you. It includes maths, English and science activity booklets. The link is below or if you go to the Twinkl homepage there is a ‘download for free’ button in the top right-hand corner.

You could also use this time to teach your children practical skills such as cooking, baking, cleaning, tying shoelaces, telling the time, folding laundry…the list goes on! Remember to have fun – get out in nature, play a board game, do some crafts. This will be a time the children remember for a long time and we are sure it can be a very positive one!

Chester Zoo have published some lovely home learning actvities and resoures on their website which links nicely to our topic Africa and animals. 

Thank you again for all your support. Have fun with your families, stay healthy during this uncertain time and we’ll hopefully see you all soon. J

Kind regards,

Miss Mullins and Mrs Marzolo

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