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Year 1

Home Learning

We have changed the way we will be delivering our home learning. Everyday children will have access to new English and Maths learning material.

Department of Education

The National Oak Academy have produced daily lessons for children.


In Year 1 we will be using BBC Bitesize to help with our learning.


We will use White Rose Maths online lessons.

Here are the lessons for this week.

The worksheets for this week can be downloaded from here:

  • Y1-Week-12-Worksheets
  • Friday – challenges will be available on Facebook and through the White Rose Maths website.

The answers for this week can be found here:

Cross Curricular

Class teachers will be creating activities on Purple Mash through the 2do section.

Reading and Phonics:

Phonics Play is offering a free subscription during this time. Here you can access great phonics based games and activities on your laptop, smart phone or tablet.  Follow the link: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Here is a list of ‘Common Exception Words’. This just means words that you have to sight read, you can’t break them down using phonics. Work on 6 words at a time until the children are confident to read and write them.

Games: Put them on pieces of paper and hide them around the house; write them in chalk and ask the children to jump on each one; show them a word for 2 seconds then hide it and they try to write it; challenge them to make the words out of alphabet spaghetti or play dough; write them on a whiteboard and they have to copy then rub off and write again. What other ideas have you tried?

Stoke Climsland School - Class 1 Common Exception Words

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Singing and Stories: 

One of our favourite authors Julia Donaldson (The Gruffalo, Smartest Giant in Town, Stickman) has turned lots of our favourite stories into songs. These can be listened to through our website – some even teach Makaton signs! See how many you can learn.


Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have also slightly altered some of our famous stories to spread the ‘social distancing’ message in a light-hearted way. These could be discussed as a family and talk about how the characters might be feeling and why it is important to socially distance.

Now Press Play

You have already have used our Now Press Play headphones in school. Well now you can have the same learning experience at home. The lovely team at Now Press Play have released 21 audio experiences and follow up tasks for you to enjoy at home. All you need to do is visit the Now Press Play website and log in using the password: nowpressplay


Our mental well-being is very important, children will have many questions at this moment in time. Harold’s Daily Diary is a great way for children to remain happy and emotionally healthy.

Keep Active:

GoNoodle gets children moving so they can be their best. You can find 100’s of movement and mindfulness videos on their website. Follow the link:  https://family.gonoodle.com/

Please click here to access home learning

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