Welcome to Year 1


Please click on the letter below to see a list of fun things to complete at home…

Home Educating Letter YEAR 1

DAILY ACTIVITY – Friday 3rd April 2020

English – Re-read the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. What can you remember from the story? Can you find a different version of the story on YouTube? Golidilocks-Story-Powerpoint

To create a book review about Goldilocks. 


Maths – Capacity continued. See PowerPoint for guidance: Fri 3rd PowerPoint

See worksheet – comparing capacity – Children will compare capacities using the terminology more, less and equal and inequality signs. They will answer various questions regarding the comparisons using their problem solving and reasoning skills.

Year 1 – WORKSHEETS – Compare capacity

Afternoon – Phase 5 Phonics Revision

Practise the sounds from phase 5.  Phase 5 Sound Powerpoint

Visit https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ and check out the phase 5 sound games together.

Mindfulness colouring – Goldilocks to relax after a busy week of brilliant home learning!


Congratulations on making it to the Easter holidays! Enjoy two weeks off now for our Easter break! Well done! 🙂

Stay safe, Year 1 Team

DAILY ACTIVITY – Thursday 2nd April 2020

English – Re-read the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. What can you remember from the story?

To create a WANTED poster for Goldilocks! She broke into the bears house, damaged their property and stole their food! See worksheet for guidance. Remember you can record any work on paper or in the exercise books provided.


Maths – Capacity continued. See PowerPoint for guidance: Thurs 2nd PowerPoint

See Worksheet – Measure capacity – Children will use non-standard units to measure capacity by counting up in various quantities. They will use their problem solving and reasoning skills to solve various problems.

Year 1 – WORKSHEETS – Measure capacity

Afternoon – Phase 3 Phonics Revision

To practise reading alien and real words. phase-3-phonics-real-and-nonsense-words


Can you share a story together and search for the sounds from the sound mat.

Visit https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Reading Time– Read through the Easter Story and then complete an Easter activity of your choice. You can find these in our Easter Section at the side of the website.

Year 1 Team

DAILY ACTIVITY – Wednesday 1st April 2020

English – Re-read the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. What can you remember from the story? Golidilocks-Story-Powerpoint

To write sentences to describe a character of your choice. You may use the word mat on the sheet to help you. Can you include some adjectives/describing words? This can be done on paper, on the sheet or in your exercise books.

E.g. Goldilocks had long, blonde hair and she wore a blue dress. Daddy bear was tall with brown and rough fur.

See worksheets to help: goldilocks-character-writing-frames

Maths – Capacity continued. See PowerPoint for guidance: Wed 1st – PowerPoint

Children will estimate and investigate how many small containers (e.g. cups) it will take to fill the larger containers. They will write sentences to show this.  Children will test various containers and see how many cups it will take to fill them with water. They will write a sentence to show this and investigate the question cards.

Year 1 – PRACTICAL – Measure capacity and volume

Afternoon – Phase 3 Phonics Revision

To go through the PPT and revisit the phonics sounds we have learnt in school.

Letters and Sounds Phase 3 Powerpoint



Suggested activity: To complete a picture recording the words by using the correct sounds. ACTIVITY SHEETS

Visit https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Don’t forget to try PE with Joe! 🙂

Year 1 Team

Tate Gallery for Kids

Why not also have a look at The Tate Gallery website for Kids as it links your home schooling art activities to, especially the Explore section and Quizzes and Games to develop knowledge. Lots of fun activities for you to follow.

Tate for Kids

DAILY ACTIVITY – Tuesday 31st March 2020

English – Re-read the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. What can you remember from the story? Golidilocks-Story-Powerpoint

To create a recipe for porridge. To write a list of ingredients and instructions. Remember to use clear letter formation and CL and FS in your writing. See the following resources to help you: Writing your own porridge

Writing Frame

Recipe Sheet

Maths – Capacity continued. See PowerPoint for guidance: Tues 31st

Children will compare a variety of containers identifying which would hold the most / least. They will compare using the words ‘more’ or ‘less’ and order containers from empty to full. Year 1 – WORKSHEETS – Introduce capacity and volume

Afternoon – Geography – Where do I live?

# Presentation Where Do I Live

To learn my address and practise writing this independently. Can you use google maps to find where you live? How far is it away from our school?

You may want to record your address on a simple passport attached: Passport Template

Year 1 Team

DAILY ACTIVITY – Monday 30th March 2020

English – Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Read through the story together (maybe you have a book of this at home you could share). Talk about who the characters are, where the story is set and what happens at the beginning, the middle and the end of the story.


With homemade props, teddy bears and chairs or even the masks provided, can you act out the story with your family?

Choose a picture from the story book or PowerPoint and write two sentences about what is happening. Don’t forget to say your sentence out loud first. Looking at your targets on your recent assertive mentoring form can you work on your target when writing your sentence today? It may be letter formation or adding ‘and’ into your sentence.

Maths – Practical – Introduce capacity and volume

Monday 30th – Powerpoint

1.  Provide a range of different containers for children to explore practically using water or sand. Ask questions such as:

Show me full containers, show me empty containers, show me almost full, show me almost empty.

2. Hold a container up to the class with a given capacity. Ask children to show more than or less than using water or sand in their containers. Display and discuss the answers commenting on how size height and width of various containers alone doesn’t necessarily determine if it holds more or less. For example, a tall container might hold less than a shorter one as it might be narrower. Show children an example of this using a test tube.

See worksheet as an extra: Year 1 – ACTIVITY – Capacity

Children will draw water lines on the glasses to match the descriptions given of each capacity.

Afternoon activities – DT – Food Tech- Please could you make, bake or cook a snack or one of your daily meals together. Maybe a nice bowl of porridge and link this to this morning’s story of Goldilocks! Make sure you talk about food hygiene, preparation and the ingredients you use and if you need to measure anything out encourage the children to do this too. Enjoy!

The Year 1 Team

DAILY ACTIVITY – Friday 27th March 2020

A HUGE WELL DONE on completing your first week of at home learning, we hope you have enjoyed the tasks.
If you would like to tweet any pictures of the children completing their activities please do so by tagging @ololprimary we’d love to see them!

Keep active: Use the Joe Wicks PE sessions as often as you can https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

English – Reading comprehension. Read the questions and record your answers!


Maths– Choose a Super Movers to complete- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-collection/z6v4scw

Practise counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Google some fun games! See dot to dot worksheet for an extra task.

counting in 2s

Counting in 5s

Counting in 10s

Afternoon activities – Computing – Have a go on https://www.typingclub.com/ or https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

Mindfulness– Take some quiet time to reflect. Please complete a mindfulness colouring sheet or draw your own picture to colour in.


Have a good weekend and take care,
The Year 1 Team

DAILY ACTIVITY – Thursday 26th March 2020

English – The prefix un- (research what the term prefix means together)

Share the ppts with the children:

PowerPoint – Un 1

PowerPoint – Un

Copy the sentences provided on the worksheet and fill in the missing un- words. When next reading a story see if you can spot any un- words!


Matching Cards

Word Search

Maths – Children will identify which is the heaviest item out of two objects and complete sentences to explain how they know.


Year 1 – ACTIVITY – Compare mass

Year 1 – WORKSHEETS – Compare mass

Afternoon Activities – Spring Poems

Spring Poems

Art – To create a spring picture or do some spring crafts.

DAILY ACTIVITY – Wednesday 25th March 2020

English – Spelling Practise – Spelling Test

See your current spelling homework booklet for this week’s spellings. Complete spelling shed. Have a family spelling test! Can you mark them and correct any mistakes?

Maths – Children will balance scales by using their knowledge of operations to calculate the number of cubes needed on each side. Worksheet – Measure mass

Afternoon Activities


Write sentences about what you can see in spring. Start each sentence:

In the spring I see…

In the spring I see…

In the spring I see…

Create a Rainbow for your window at home! Spread the love to your community. Have you seen any already in the homes near you?

Spring Term - Over the Dunes

In English, we have been reading ‘Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine’. This story links with our History topic of the Victorians.

We have been designing and also building our own bathing machines in school.

We have also been comparing Victorian toys and toys we have now! It was lots of fun playing with the Victorian toys in our History lessons.

This term we are learning about plants. We have been on a tree hunt on our school grounds and we can now recognise deciduous and evergreen trees!

Over half term, children also completed activities about our Science topic – Plants. Zara and her mum got very creative with recycled materials to create some wonderful flowers!

Patrick also shared some photographs of a visit to his Nan’s house where he saw a wonderful bunch of flowers! He also labelled the parts of a plant, good work Patrick!

Congratulations to our Year 1 Best Costume Winners from World Book Day, Little Red Riding Hood and The Queen of Hearts ❤️

Meet the Team

Mrs P. Almond

Miss H. Milne

The Easter Story


Here are some Easter Story activities to enjoy and share.

Easter Story sequencing

Easter Activities

Easter Prayer

Newsletters & Links

Year 1 Curriculum Objectives

Please take a look at our Autumn Term Newsletter, along with the History and Geography Knowledge Organisers for this term.

Newsletter Autumn 19-20

Year 1 – Autumn Geography

Year 1 – Autumn History

Our Spring Newsletter & Knowledge Organisers are now available! Our new topic is called ‘Over the Dunes’ and will primarily focus on our local area.

Newsletter Spring 19-20

Year 1 – Spring Geography

Year 1 – Spring History

Our Guinea Pigs!