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Woodcock Hill Primary School

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Year 1

Mrs Boswell, Mrs Winkett and Mrs McHardy welcome you to our Year 1 page.
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A letter to Year One from Mrs Harris.

Week beginning 13.07.20. As we come to the end of our unusual year, here are transitional activities for you to enjoy and to reflect on memories made this year with your families.

Week Beginning 6.07.20

I hope that you are enjoying your home activities. Remember projects and websites that have been listed previously are still valuable educational resources to be used. Scroll down to find exciting games and resources!


Remember to email photos of any completed activities to our homework email!



Continue to follow daily RWI lessons on You Tube.

Read books on Oxford Owls and write book reviews about what you have read.

Read a book and identify connective words 'and' and 'but'. Can you write extra sentences in your story using 'and' or 'but'?

Read stories and make a list of which characters said what. Do they repeat what they say throughout the story?

Read a story with somebody in your family and make a list of new words. Can you find out what they mean?

Can you read a story and make a story map, sequencing what happened in the story?



Using the hundred number square provided to you this year, count the numbers in sequence forwards and backwards. Cover up a number, can you work out which one it is?

Look for clocks in your house. How are they different?  Can you tell o' clock and half past times with somebody in your family?


Other Activities

Can you draw a dinosaur and label their body parts?

Listen to Beatles songs on You Tube. What do you like or dislike about them? How do they compare to each other?

Here is another exciting project to try!

Week Beginning 29.06.20



Remember to practice phonics and watch daily RWI lessons on You Tube.

Read a book on Oxford Owls or one of your favourite home stories.

Can you write about what you like about it?

Can you write about what you don't like about it?

Can you write a review of this book?  Write a review about this book to convince somebody to read it.

Can you write sentences using the words 'and' and 'but'. Write about your daily routine, things you like or dislike.




Count to one hundred, forwards and backwards.

Practice counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.

Count twenty objects out, and take some away. Can you write it as a number sentence?

Can you complete subtraction number sentences using objects, your fingers, or even mentally?

Can you write down the months of the year and find out when your family members birthdays are?


Other Activities

Can you research what a Carnivore, Herbivore and Omnivore are? Can you draw a picture and write a sentence about a dinosaur of each type?

Can you move to Joe Wicks exercises on You Tube?

Can you find out how to stay safe in the sun and write about it?



Here is an exciting new project about space you may like to explore!

Week Beginning 23.06.20

I hope that you are enjoying your home activities. Remember projects and websites that have been listed previously are still valuable educational resources to be used. Scroll down to find exciting games and resources!


Remember to email photos of any completed activities to our homework email!



Remember to practice phonics and watch daily RWI lessons on You Tube.

Can you research Mary Anning facts on the internet and write sentences about her  to read your family?

Can you read a book and find all the words with capital letters? Can you write a list of them? Can you write new sentences with these words?

Can you make a story map of your favourite story? Can you identify the beginning, the middle and the end?

Can you write about the Dodo? What happened to him?



Can you add two numbers greater than ten? How did you do it? Can you write it as a number sentence?

Can you add a single digit number onto ten? What happens to the number in the answer? Can you spot a pattern?

Practice counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. Can you count them both forwards and backwards?


Other Activities

Can you draw a fossil that Mary Anning found?

Why are there no dinosaurs in the world anymore? Can you research what may have happened?

Can you find out what extinction means?

Can you label a map of the continents and find out where the Dodo would have lived?

Here is another exciting project for you to enjoy!

Week Beginning 15.06.20


Follow the RWI lessons on You Tube for daily phonic practice.

Can you write a daily sentence about what you are doing each day.

Can you write an exciting dinosaur story?

Can you write a story about Mary Anning?

Can you write facts about Mary Anning?

Remember to include:

  • Capital letters
  • Finger Spaces
  • Full Stops

Keep reading books online or from your home library.



Can you practice adding two numbers. Remember to put the larger number first. Can you write it as a number sentence and partition it into a part-whole model?

Can you calculate all number bonds of ten? Can you remember them so you know them as number facts?

Can you write number facts about ten? How many ways can you add three numbers to make ten?

Watch You Tube counting videos. Can you write your numbers to 100? How many can you write as words?



Investigate who Mary Anning is on the internet. What was her contribution to history?




Can you draw and label a plant?

Can you classify things into groups of living and non living, e.g. a tree is living, but a car is not living.

Here is an exciting topic about 'The World' if you would like to try the activities this week.

Week Beginning 8.06.20


Ask a member of your family if they know an interesting fact. Can you find out interesting facts on the internet?

Have you got any factual books at home that you can read or find online? Can you write out these facts as sentences?

Can you create a fact file about yourself? What interesting facts can you add?

Can you create a fact file about your favourite game, book or toy?

Can you learn facts about dinosaurs and write a dinosaur factfile?

Keep watching RWI lessons on You Tube to practise your phonic skills.

Use BBC Bitesize for fun English activities!



Can you cut some string, wool or paper and order it from the shortest piece to the longest piece?

Can you measure these with a ruler?

Can you find different measuring jugs in your home? How are they different? Test how much liquid they hold compared to each other. What is their capacity? (Experiment with an adult or older sibling!)

Do you have measuring scales in your house? What do they look like? How are they different? Can you weigh items in your home to see what is lighter or heavier?

Use BBC Bitesize for fun maths activities.


Other Activities

Read our dinosaur factfile. Research dinosaur skeletons. What are they like? How are they different to ours? Can you draw one?

Can you draw your favourite dinosaur from the book and label it?

Can this dinosaur live in your home? If not, why not?

1.6.20 - I hope that you had an enjoyable half term! Here are more activities for you to try at home.

Additional Activities:


Maths - 

Can you order items in length?

Can you measure an item with a ruler?

Can you order the members of your family in height? Who is tallest? Who is shortest?



English - 

Read one of your favourite stories. Can you write a character description of that character?

Practice reading tricky words (located in the documents below)

Can you add 'ing' to a word, read, run, think, ... what happens? Can you write these words in a sentence?



Geography - 

Learn about the directions North, South, East and West.

Can you go for a walk with your family and tell them what direction to go, using these directional turns?

Can you make a map of your journey?

Could you make a map of a pretend, magical journey?



18.05.20 Hello Year One, I hope that you are all keeping safe. I've been receiving some excellent homework emails from you and will share some more photos here soon. Have fun with this weeks activities!

From Monday your child we be able to take part in a daily phonics lesson. For Year One this will take place at 10:30 am. Please read the attached letter for more information.

 We know that you love our Read Write Inc lessons and you can carry on with them at home. You Tube have a Read Write Inc channel where you can have daily Read Write Inc lessons. You can watch Set 2 and Set 3 sounds every day! 



19.5.20 - More great examples of home activities!

Here are excellent examples of Home Activities, keep up the good work!

11.05.20 - I hope that you are staying safe and keeping busy. Keep up the good work and remember to fill in your reading records so that we can see what wonderful books you have been reading. This week you have an exciting 'Environment' topic to explore, so have fun with the activities. Remember to watch the Read Write Inc phonics lessons on You Tube to have a daily phonics lesson. White Rose Maths also have daily Maths lessons for you to try. Enjoy your learning and share it with us at

Home Learning Ideas for Year 1


Please encourage your child to continue to:

  • Practice phonics daily
  • Practice handwriting
  • Play board games
  • Write stories
  • Count to 100 backwards and forwards
  • Count in 2's, 5's and 10's
  • Solve mathematical problems (e.g. capacity and cooking)
  • Practice Year 1 key words
  • Continue to read daily from a range of books or magazines
  • Write reviews of what they have read
  • Use their homework grids

Useful Websites for Home Activities:

BBC Bite Size KS1 and CBeebies

Free games on

Primary Stars Education

4.05.20 - I hope that you enjoyed last weeks home activities and are keeping safe and well at home. This week we have an animal project to explore. Enjoy the activities and remember that you can email photos of your work to our Year One email address. If you and your family are interested in being scientists this week, Dyson have created home learning experiments. Have a look at his exciting challenge cards to be scientists at home with your parents!

27.04.20 - I hope that you enjoyed last weeks project. Here is a new one for you to explore. Remember to read to your reading buddies as often as you can and enjoy these learning activities.

Year One Summer Term Homework

20.04.02 - I hope that you have all enjoyed Easter and are ready to start this new project. Stay safe and email any learning you have completed to our homework address.

Year One Spring Term Homework

Under the 'Home Learning' section (see below) on this page you will find PDF and word files that can be used to support learning at home. Just click and print!

Our exciting topics this year are:

Memory Box

Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Splendid Skies

Bright Lights, Big City

The Enchanted Woodland

Dinosaur Planet

Our Topic for Spring 1 term - Bright Lights, Big City!

Get ready to explore London! What do you know about our capital city? Let's find out about London, meet the Queen and her royal family and explore the exciting history of the Great Fire Of London.

Making London Landmarks

The London Eye
Big Ben
A Virtual Tour of London and Buckingham Palace
Big Ben
Tower Bridge

Our Autumn 2 Topic was - Paws, Claws and Whiskers!

Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers. What’s your favourite animal? One that meows? One that barks? Or maybe one that scurries or slithers? From pets at home to animals in the zoo, let’s find out what animals like to eat and where they like to sleep. Do you know how to look after a rabbit? A cat? Or even a snake? Find out how the elephant got his trunk and how the rhinoceros got his leathery skin. Perhaps you know how the dog got his waggy tail? Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? When a gaggle of mysterious pets arrive at the local pet shop, it’s up to you to take care of them. Feed them, clean them and discover their daily needs. After all that work, curl up and take a nap – a cat nap!

Paws, Claws and Whiskers Autumn 2019

We won the attendance challenge!
We are learning number bonds.
We enjoy our role play vets.
We learnt about pet care from the Blue Cross.
We have painted big cats.
Our Class pictures - Memory Box Autumn 2019
We have adopted Reading Buddies in Year One.
We can design sculptures like Barbara Hepworth
We enjoy our Jigsaw lessons with Jigsaw Jack.
We enjoyed celebrating our wedding.