Class Blog for Year 1

Phonics resources 

Phonics resources

Good afternoon everyone,


We have just under one month until Year 1 will complete their phonics screenings. I know lots of you are wanting resources and ideas about what you can do at home to support your child’s reading, so I have composed this post with lots of ideas and resources that should be helpful- please do not feel you have to do all of this! I have uploaded plenty to keep everyone going, and it will also be used for homework instead of spellings. Further to this, just so you are aware, in school we will not be calling this a test, we will just be asking the children to show us their best phonics! 


I am also going to be holding to a parent workshop for the phonics screening. I will explain the format of the what the screening will look like, what the children are expected to do in the screening, how to sound the words out with your child, and how you can use these resources at home to support you child. The workshop will be straight after school, 3:30pm – 4:00pm on Thursday 12th May. If you are interested in attending, please do let me know via Class Dojo so I can get a rough idea of numbers. I will print off some resources that you can take away with you.


From this week onwards, I will be setting phonics related homework, rather than spellings so you will not have to juggle trying to do both. It might be for example on a Friday I set 2/3 sounds for your child to read with you at home. It could be practise with real and alien words etc. I will be using some of these resources I have uploaded for homework, so please do not feel you have to do all of this with your children. Hopefully this makes sense!


If you have any questions, or I can support you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you would like to know which set your child needs to focus on primarily, just send me a message on Dojo and I can let you know whether it would be Set 2 or Set 3. 


I just want to say a huge thank you for your support with this and thank you for everything you are doing at home with your children. It really does make such a huge difference!


Best wishes,

Miss Harden 

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Home Learning Tasks for WB: 28.03.22 

Home Learning Tasks for WB: 28.03.22

Hello everyone,

I have uploaded some more Home Learning Tasks for anyone who is still having to currently isolate at home. Please see the files underneath this post for the guidance letter, and the tasks themselves.

Here are also some really useful links for anyone at home.



As always, if you need anything, or I can support you in anyway, please do get in touch.

I hope you all get well soon!

Take care,
Miss Harden

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Home Learning Tasks  

More home learning tasks

Hello everyone,

My apologies for my delay in getting these to you. I have attached some new home learning tasks for you to do at home with your children if you are having to isolate at the moment. 

I have uploaded a short letter explaining each task/subject and it is underneath this blog post, along with all of the worksheets, PowerPoints and tasks. If you are struggling to access anything, please let me know.

Take care everyone, and get well soon!

Miss Harden

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Home Learning Tasks WB 14.03.22 

Home Learning Tasks 

Hello everyone,

I have tried to make this as accessible as possible for everyone by creating one Word document that explains all of the tasks that I have set for this week. I will try my best to upload as much as I can, and everything will be uploaded underneath this blog post.

Please feel free to print any of the worksheets, or examples, for the children to use and work on. However, I fully understand that this is not possible for everyone so this is absolutely not a requirement. Children could view the worksheets online, and just write their answers on a piece of paper/in a notebook for this week. I will let you all know if I add anything extra to these tasks on Dojo. Please could I kindly ask you to keep going with practising your child's spellings (these should be in their spelling books - some were stuck in the back of the book by accident!) and reading with your child.

I would love to see all of the fantastic work the children are doing across the week, so please feel free to send me the great work you are all doing at home via Dojo! 

I would just like to flag some really useful free websites that your children could use across this week to support their learning:


For these two websites, I would aim to practise Phase 2 - 5 (depending on how tricky your child is finding this)

This website follows the same scheme that we use in school to teach phonics: 

I would recommend focusing on Set 2 and Set 3 sounds when using this website.

This will provide some guidance about how we teach phonics, but also there are some free e-books on this website that might be able to access. This might be particularly helpful if your child has read their school reading book three times confidently, it might give you access to more books that your child could read. We would love to see lots of reading during this week, so please do write any reading that you do with your child in their reading record! This will definitely mean lots of Dojos and stickers will have to be given out when we are all back together!


In school we follow the White Rose Maths scheme and they have recently released a free app available to download on lots of different platforms. I highly recommend downloading this (if you are able to) and using it with your child. It is really accessible and it is called '1-Minute Maths' so it is just short sharp bursts that really embed children's understanding. Here is the link that will take you to the website:


At the moment, we are looking at two fantastic texts 'The Day the Crayons Quit' and 'Dear Greenpeace' and we are learning all about how to write letters. 

Here are the links that will take you to some YouTube videos of these texts being read so children can listen/watch these to remind themselves of the stories.

The Day the Crayons Quit:

Dear Greenpeace:

As always, if you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact me on Dojo. I will be checking my messages regularly! 

Thank you all for your support with your child's learning during this time. I hope we can all be together again very soon!

Take care everyone, 
Miss Harden

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More Home Learning Tasks Below 

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Christmas Activities 

Thursday 16th and Friday 17th December

Good Morning,
Attached are some Christmas craft activities that we are going to be doing in school that you might like to do at home. Any nature walks or any other activities of your choice are welcome too :)

Have a brilliant last two couple of days and enjoy spending time together!

Miss Adams 

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Friday 24th September 

What a brilliant week we have had this week!
Well done to all of the children, we have worked so hard this week. We have been thinking about numbers greater than and less than in maths, writing the start of our newspaper report with a picture and caption in English, and topping the week off painting our boxes ready to make them into Tudor houses next week!

Reminder that it is the cake sale on Monday, any cake donations will be gratefully received :) If you would like your child to buy a cake please could they come in with a small amount of money in a named envelope.

Look forward to seeing you all again on Monday!

Miss Adams


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