Good morning Year 1, it's a lovely day today so I hope you can get out enjoy the sunshine. Be sensible, keep 2 meters apart, you can be sure you are keeping everyone safe by doing this. I thought I would send you a little update on your beanstalks today. They are really coming along. Hope you are all safe and well. Much love, Mr James.

P.S Look out for today's challenge just after lunch time.




Breaking news from Mr James's garden. It would appear that the aliens have been in his garden too. Has anyone else reported any problems? Please stay safe Year 1. Much love, Mr James

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Year 1, important news. Please watch the video then check your fridges and cupboards immediately. Let me know what you find.

Wednesday 1st April

Morning Year 1,

take a look at this link and see if any of your work has made it on to this weeks Home Learning Showcase page. Keep the work coming in. You are doing a great job and so are the people looking after you.

Much love
Mr James

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Good morning Year 1, I hope you are all well and busy. Today's challenge is to make your own shop and sell things to your customers. You will need to get some things to sell, make a price list, work out the total by adding then use your subtraction skills to work out the change. You can make it as tricky as you like by making the items more expensive. Send me pictures, videos or written suns that you do. Have a great day and keep safe. Miss you all, much love, Mr James.


Monday 30th March 2020


The Leeds Rhinos have added some games that you can play during the school closure. – KS1 Goal Ball Game with Dane Weatherill – KS2 Volleyball game with Dane


Morning Year 1, here is today's maths challenge. If you want to make it really tricky can you tell me which five items you can buy for under 20p. I have also put another maths challenge up on eedi.

A short video showing you how to subscribe to the site. Hope it helps. Look forward to seeing some scores. 

Good morning everyone, hope you are all well and safe. I have set up some Maths quizzes on the website that you can access on your phone, tablet or laptop. Each group has their own invitation code which you will find below. Go to this site to sign up.

Once you have got on the login page then enter the invitation code for your childs group. It will take you to a page to enter your childs details. Once you have done that you will be able to start the maths quiz I have assigned to your child. If you are not sure of your child's group then please message me. Most should know what group they are in. Any problems, just let me know.

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Blue Group SC-UJAHJV0ZR3N4

Yellow Group SC-ILHQC0GIE85B

Then you can complete the quiz and I can see how you got on.

I will put a new quiz on every few days.

 Keep well, take care, much love Mr James.

P.S If you still haven't subscribed to Class Dojo's then email me for your activation code at . It's the best way to stay in touch during this time and offers instant messaging.

Year 1 Home Learning


Hi, and welcome to the Year 1 home learning page. With the indefinite period of school closure I have uploaded some work for your child to complete over this period. I will be updating it at regular intervals. It would be great if you could check in and do some of the work with your child each day just to keep them up with their learning. I know many of you are on the Class Dojo app so you can contact me on there or alternatively contact me on I will do my very best to answer any questions you have.

Most importantly, stay safe, keep your loved ones safe and take care of those who need it most. I look forward to seeing you all safe and healthy whenever school reopens. Much love to you all, Mr James.


Learning from home letter


Underneath are the links for your child's maths work for both this half term and most of the Summer 1 half term. They are colour coded for their groups. Your child will know what colour group they are but if they have forgotten then please drop me a line and I will let you know. I will be adding the Big Maths worksheets over the next few weeks dependent on how long the school remains closed. Take care, Mr James.


Big Maths Week 1

Big Maths Week 2

Word Problems

Mixed Maths Problems

Number Problems

Theme Maths Problems



Keeping up to date with the set 1, 2 and 3 sounds will be so important over this period of school closure. Please try and practice all these sounds with your child as often as possible. We have sent two reading books home with your child but you can also use the link below to access free online ebooks.


Set 1, 2 and 3 RWI phonic sounds

Complex speed sounds

Free Ebooks




On this part of the page you will find some activities that your children can do over the school closure to help with their literacy. I have attached our Word of the Day sheets for all the way through until the end of the year. This is a great way to keep developing your child' vocabulary and get them to use it in their writing. There are also some story stimulus pictures to help with their story writing. Each week they can choose a picture and write a story about it. Our theme has been Jack and the Beanstalk so getting them to write their own fairy tales is a great way to develop their writing and imagination. I have also attached some Grammar Hammer sheets to keep them up to speed with their grammar activities. 


Word of the Day

Grammar Hammer Week 1

Grammar Hammer Week 2

Picture Stimulus for Story Writing


Reading Comprehensions


Below are two reading comprehensions about fairy tales. I will be adding a new reading comprehension each week.


Reading comprehensions week 1 and 2


Science and Theme


 We have been learning about plants and seasons this half term. I have attached our knowledge organiser and some work on seasons if you would like to recap some of our prior learning with your child.


Knowledge Organiser Plants and Seasons

Seasons Changing Works Sheet


Activities to Keep Your Child Active

It is vital that your child stays active during this period. A healthy body is as important as a healthy mind. Please use these links to help with ideas to keep your child fit and healthy.


We all know the benefits to our physical and mental health if we remain physically active and its great to see so much support for this. Staying active & healthy at home is important – to support parents with this we have pulled together a list of websites that are offering free resources.


Useful Web Links This is free for a month so you can download outdoor learning challenges for your age group. There are books for them to read and videos to watch everyday. Phonics play is free for March.


BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.