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Here is a little video with some of the photos that you have been emailing me over the past few weeks!
Miss B x

Tuesday 9th June 

Good luck to all those Year 1 children who are returning to school today. Miss Hudson and Mrs Beers will look after you! 

Year 1 Return To School Information

***However much or little you are doing, you're all doing a great job***

#HomeSchooling   #Year1Team   #LookAfterYourselves

A little something for you.... we're all in this together! Miss B x

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***Any help, support or advice I can give you, please do not hesitate to contact me***



Ideas and activities


Hi everyone,

As time goes on, I keep adding bits to this page that might be helpful for you to use at home. Under no circumstances do I expect you to complete it all. I am just adding practical activities and sheets that may be useful to everyone - pick and choose what is appropriate for your child. You may have ideas of your own - please share and use them. There are no 'fixed rules' just do what you think is right and appropriate for your family. I do not expect a 'school setting' or 'school routine'. These are exceptional circumstances and all we can all do is our best. Overall, please stay safe, happy and positive. My email address if you need to contact me is: angelab30@darleydale.derbyshire.sch.uk


Stay safe everyone

Miss B x

Year 1, you are my stars! Remember, keep calm, try hard and wash your hands!

You are all my stars!

We are the class of 2020!

Well done Year 1.

I am super proud of you. 

(These should be arriving in the post for you!) 

Miss B. 



Timetable Suggestion - 13.7.20 (last week of term)

Spellings - 13.7.20


  • November
  • December 

Next weeks work (w/c - 13.7.20) will all be about starting Year 2 in September! There will be some tasks for Miss Hudson and Mrs Beers. I know we have missed class swap afternoon and transition activities so hopefully these will help! smiley smileysmiley



Timetable Suggestion - 6.7.20

Spellings  - 6.7.20


  • August
  • September
  • October 

A variety of Home School Certificates (you can edit them) - might help motivate some children - keep going everyone - you're doing great!

Timetable Suggestion - 29.6.20 - use what is appropriate - all about the seaside/beach this week!

Handwriting/Letter and Number Formation

Spellings - 29.6.20


  • April 
  • May
  • June
  • July 

Timetable Suggestion - 22.6.20 - please use what is appropriate

Spellings - 22.6.20


  • January
  • February
  • March 

Timetable Suggestion - 15.6.20

Spellings - 15.6.20


  • once
  • upon 
  • time
  • there
  • was

Timetable Suggestion - 8.6.20

Spellings - 8.6.20

  • said
  • was
  • here
  • there
  • where

Summer 6

Is the Wii more fun than Grandad’s old toys? 



Our topic this term is based around old and new toys. I have uploaded some links to Youtube with stories that children might like. Ideas for this term could include: 


English - Looking at stories in familiar settings and writing your own about your favourite toy. Looking at non fiction texts and non-chronological reports and creating your own. Writing an old toy information book. Remember to focus on capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks, question marks, adjectives (describing words) and conjunctions (connecting words in a sentence) E.g The old teddy was sat on the dusty chair because the girl had left it there! 


Maths - multiplication and division (sharing toys into groups for people, buying toys in shops etc). Subtraction (taking toys away from a group). Measurement (ordering toys in order of size) Sorting (grouping toys in different categories - has fur, has wheels, needs power, is blue etc) 


Design & Technology - design and make peg dolls 


History - looking at toys that Grandparents used to play with


Speaking and listening/Drama -act out a scene from the film Toy Story


Computing/ICT - direct and star in a Toy Story film! Program a toy to move. 




*Remember, no pressure, no fixed rules, everybody just do your best. I love seeing your photos and videos of what you have all been doing. Take care everyone*

Suggested Timetable - 1.6.20 - adapt, change, pick and choose - not set in stone, just ideas, help and support if needed.

Spellings - 1.6.20


  • six
  • seven
  • eight
  • nine
  • ten 

Spellings – 25.5.20

  • one
  • two
  • three
  • four
  • five

Wow Moments Slips - can be used to motivate children, doesn't have to be academic. May be see how many you can get in a day and give a reward? Compete with brothers/sisters? Helps to keep children (and parents) positive and help mental health and well being. Thinking about being kind and doing things for others.

Hi everyone,


just to keep you updated: I have set some Maths tasks on 'MyMaths' yesterday (Monday 18th May). There is a variety of number tasks, shape tasks and fractions tasks - pick and choose what you find useful and helpful. Children's usernames and passwords are stuck on an A4 sheet in yellow homework books. Any problems, let me know and I'll do my best to help.


Keep smiling everyone smiley

Miss B x 

Timetable Suggestion - 18.5.20 - use as appropriate for your circumstances

Spellings - 18.5.20

Conjunctions (words to join sentences)


  • and
  • but
  • when
  • also
  • because 


Phonics/Letters and Sounds Help and Guidance

Phonics Lesson Order

Phonics - I have included all the sheets with sounds on right from the beginning of Reception to the end of Year 1. Some of you might find it helpful to 'assess' where your child is or any gaps that are missing.

***No pressure, please do not worry or panic, just do your best. Remember, you can contact me for anything and I will always do my best to help and support you. Well done everyone!***

Miss B x


TIMETABLE SUGGESTION - 11.5.20 - just a guide, use what you think is appropriate. You don't need to follow religiously.

Spellings – 11.5.20

  • north
  • south
  • east
  • west

TIMETABLE SUGGESTION - 4.5.20 I know some parents have been asking for a little structure and some are happy to pick and choose activities. This is just an idea but please use whatever is suitable and appropriate for YOUR FAMILY. Do not worry or panic. As always, contact me if you need any help. Miss B x

Spellings – 4.5.20


  • come
  • some
  • you
  • your
  • ask

Home Learning Certificate - just in case anyone needs any motivation and rewards (It is editable so you can take my name off and put yours!)

Common Exception Words - these are what Y1 weekly spellings are based on. However, I am aware that we are at the 'revision' stage of the year now and have covered them. So I have uploaded Y1 and Y2 words for you to look at and choose what is appropriate.

Spellings – 27.4.20


  • said
  • says
  • here
  • there
  • where 

Challenge cards - linked to topic

Hello everyone,


just to let you all know, this morning (Monday 20th April) I sent a ParentHub message about the online resource 'Times Table Rock Stars'. If you did not receive it and would like your child's unique username and password so you can access this, please contact me and I will give it you. 


Keep up the good work everyone!


Miss B x 

Summer 5

'The Wheels on The Bus Go....?'



Our topic this term is based around the story 'Naughty Bus' by Jan Oke. I have uploaded a copy of the text and a YouTube link to read/watch the story. Ideas for this term could include:


English - write own naughty bus (or other form of transport!) story (focus on capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks, adjectives and conjunctions e.g. The Naughty Bus raced towards the deep pond but suddenly stopped! )


Maths - time (bus timetables), money (buying tickets, getting change) counting in 2s (2 people on a seat), addition and subtraction (passengers getting on/off a bus), directions, length/distance


Design & Technology - design and make a junk model bus


Geography - Countries of the UK and capital cities, comparing a city (London) to a village


History - significant individuals in the past - the first flight - The Wright Brothers


Science - forces/friction (wheels moving)


Computing/ICT - plan, direct and film your own 'Naughty Bus' (or Naughty *other form of transport*) story. You could add subtitles, music, narrate it. Use the YouTube link as a guide to help you.


I have uploaded some resources that could be used to make a bus station role play area. I will also keep uploading resources for you to pick and choose what is appropriate for you to use. 


*Remember, no pressure, no fixed rules, everybody just do your best. I love seeing your photos and videos of what you have all been doing. Take care everyone*

Naughty Bus - Science

Naughty Bus - Challenge cards

Spellings - 20.4.20


  • would
  • should
  • could
  • must
  • have 

Thank You Key Workers - colouring posters

Hi everyone,


This morning (Friday 17th April) I sent you all a ParentHub message about an online spelling and reading programme called 'Nessy'. Included in this message was your child's individual username and password. If you haven't received the message and would like the details, please email me and I can give them to you.


Hope everyone is safe and well,


Miss B x 

How to tie shoe laces!

Easter Baking Ideas

Geography - Where am I?




Phase 5 - 09:30

Phase 3 -  10:00

Phase 2 -  10.30


Year 1 children are focusing on phase 5 and the end of phase 3.


If you also type in 'Geraldine the Giraffe' or 'Mr Thorne does phonics' in YouTube there are some great phonics videos here. 




Read and Respond Activities

Maths - length and height practical ideas (can be changed to use things you have at home!) Just ideas feel free to adapt!!!

Phonics Flash Cards - could be used for practical activities? Find objects with that sound in? Make things with that sound in? Cut up newspapers/magazines letters to make words/sentences? Play doh sounds? Bake the sounds? String words? Write sounds in soil/sand?

Science - plant sequencing

Art - we have been looking at the 'sunflowers' painting by Vincent Van Gogh. Why not have a go at painting your own sunflower picture (or another flower!)

Spellings (to learn over the next couple of weeks)


  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday


*must have a capital letter to be correct


PE Home Learning Activities

Writing in Year 1

Reading in Year 1

Maths in Year 1

Useful websites

Year 1 Maths Key Instant Recall Facts

Books to read to a 6 year old

Things to do.....ideas and creations!

Teddy Adventures - look who's coming home! Write about your adventures!

Nelson's brothers and sisters!

High Frequency Words/Spellings/Handwriting

Sunflower Diary

Phase 5 Phonics Activity Booklet

Year 1 Spring Maths Activity Pack