Welcome to Year 1

 Houses and Homes – Summer 1

This half term our topic has been houses and homes. We have learned all about houses in the past and have enjoyed comparing our modern houses with Victorian houses. In art we have investigated different shapes on various types of buildings and we have looked closely at patterns used in building materials.

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In maths we have created some wonderful shape buildings whilst learning all about the properties of 2D shapes. IMG_9440 IMG_9448 IMG_9452

We have also been very busy learning about multiplication and division. We have practised multiplication by making array skyscrapers and we enjoyed creating arrays using practical resources.

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Our focus story this half term has been the traditional tale of The Three Little Pigs. We have enjoyed exploring the characters and making story maps to help us retell the story. We have worked towards writing some exciting versions of this story using our own ideas and imagination.

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Links to Websites

Lexia – https://www.lexiacore5.com/?SiteID=4256-9397-6846-1511

TT Rockstars – https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/51234

Year 1 pupils will not have access to TT Rockstars until the spring term.

PurpleMash – https://purplemash.com

Bug Club – https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

ICT Games – https://www.ictgames.com/

Maths Gary Hall Games – https://garyhall.org.uk/primary-maths-resources.php

Hit the Button – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

TopMarks Counting Games – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

TopMarks English – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling

Phonics Play – https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/






The following link provides flashcards of the spelling words. They highlight the tricky parts of the spelling word.


spelling practise ideas




b and d Exercise

b and d Words Exercise

b and d Confusing Letters Colouring

b and d bed infob and d hand signal



Phonics Play – https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/