Sticky post: links

Hello everyone! This post has the key links you will need. Keep scrolling down for daily updates.

RWI – RWI speed sounds lessons on YouTube for daily speed sounds lessons. We highly recommend you join in with the set 2 and set 3 speed sounds lessons every day if you can.

RWI – RWI phonics guide for lots of information to help with phonics at home.

Maths with parents


Audible has made lots of children’s books available to listen to for free.

Purple Mash – We will be starting to use this more in the coming weeks.

Joe Wicks PE lessons – Joe Wicks

BBC Supermovers for some great songs to practise spelling, punctuation and maths – BBC Supermovers KS1 collection

Lexia (this is only for those of you who have been given a log in for this and a letter explaining how to set it up) Lexia


Wednesday 1st April Update

We can see lots of you have been trying different activities in purple mash, it is fantastic to see all your great work! We also received more email updates and have loved seeing what you have been up to. Keep these coming and we will do another update with photographs at the end of the week.

I am sharing a link to an online resource we use at school which has now become available to parents. This has different prayers you might want to share at home with your families.

Any questions you can contact us at

Keep safe and have a lovely day.



Tuesday 31st March update

Hello Y1!

I am enjoying seeing the great work going on on Purple Mash. As teachers, we can see work that is saved to children’s folders in our class and give comments/feedback. We hope you and the children will enjoy seeing our comments too! We will be using this platform more in the coming weeks.

Just to add that you should have had the weekly ‘menu’ of activities by email. If you haven’t had it, or if you have any questions, please let me know by emailing I’m happy to help.

Have a great day everyone!


Monday 30 March update

Hello everyone! We hope you all had a lovely weekend.

It was great to see so many of you on numbots and maths with parents and to see all your fantastic photos. You will be getting an email via parentpay later with a new timetable. This time, we’ve called it a menu of activities, and we’ve tried to give suggestions for what you can do if time is limited and what you can try if you have more time. I hope that this is useful; do let us know.

We have suggested going on a measure hunt in maths. This is one of the activities on maths on toast, a website which has lots of fun ideas for practical maths activities to try at home. Use a tape measure (if you have one) to find objects around the house which are about 1 metre long (or high), greater than 1 metre, or less than 1 metre. (If you don’t have a tape measure, you could use a ruler to measure out 1 metre of string or wool and use that instead.) The key thing is to learn to start measuring from the end of the object and to get a sense of what 1 metre looks like. You could ask your child to estimate if an object is greater than or less than 1 metre and then check.

Whatever you have time to do, have fun, and keep in touch! We’re always happy to help. Just email

Have a great day!

Home Learning

What a busy week you’ve all had, with some lovely, creative learning opportunities! Phonics, letter writing, maths, science experiments, baking, shop keeping, drawings, lego creations and exercise. We are very impressed with each of you. Thank you for sharing. Here are a selection of photos so you can see what your friends have been up to. Keep sharing, we’ll put some more photos on the blog next week!

Friday 27th March Update

It’s Friday already! I hope you are all well and are adapting to new routines. We have seen so many lovely examples of activities at home, thank you so much for sharing. Pictures to follow later today.

If you haven’t had a chance to look at maths with parents already there are lots of fun activities for you to try. We’ll be adding new videos over the coming weeks as well as providing different ideas for you to support maths learning  at home.

We have seen lots of you have had a go at numbots, we hope you are enjoying this great tool. If anyone does not yet have a log in drop us a line and we can send you your details.

Finally, since the children have been sharing their work I thought they would like to see mine. I hope they like Mrs Corcoran’s attempts at cartoon faces!
Happy Friday!

Thursday 26th March update

Hello everyone, hope you are all keeping well.

Thank you for the lovely photos and updates of what you have been up to at home. Do keep sending these in and we will share on the blog at the end of the week.
If you do nothing else today our main suggestions would be to get some fresh air, be as active as possible and to read! Sharing stories is so important for children at this age. We would love to hear what stories you have shared together. If the children would like to send us their own book reviews we would love to receive them.
Remember daily RWI speed sound lessons are available on you tube (link above).
Purple mash has lots of fun learning activities. 2code allows the children to practise their coding skills or they can create some art using the paint tool. If you have any problems with logging in, please send us an email.
If the children prefer paper and pencil for their art you may have seen already that Pete Mckee has released a cartoon drawing workshop.
The Corcoran boys tried this yesterday and really enjoyed creating different cartoon faces. Just be a bit careful as I believe there is some content on Pete Mckee’s youtube account that is not appropriate so don’t allow other videos to load once the cartoon workshops have finished.
If you need to contact us you can do so on the year1 email address
Happy home learning.

Wednesday 25th update

Thank you to everyone who has sent in photos of their home learning to our class email address It looks like you have been enjoying your learning and having a great time. We will put some of these photos up in a blog post towards the end of the week. We’d love to see more.

It’s good to hear that some of you have been joining in with the RWI speed sounds lessons. These will definitely help you to learn and remember your sounds. Sharing stories with a grown up and reading to a grown up are also great things to do.

Don’t forget to keep active! Mrs Smith and her daughters have been doing the PE lessons with Joe Wicks (see link in sticky post above). You might want to join in too.

Have a lovely day everyone