Home Page

Year 1 - Mrs Lilley

Welcome letter to the Year 2 children in September from Mrs Lilley.

Don't forget to keep sending in your home learning photos. Here is the link to see what everyone in our class has been up to

Lunchtime picnic for Year 1. Please see invitation below.

Summer Term 2 for Year 1. Enjoy!

Here are lots of extra outdoor summer art ideas.

This term 's topic is all about the Summer. There are lots of planned activities for you to do each week.
 Please check Purple Mash for regular updates about our topic. It is full of ideas, activities and quizzes for the week beginning .June 8th..

The Summer Reading Challenge has begun. This years theme is         Lets Gets Silly. Please check out their website.


 From the 1st to the 12th of June it is Farming Fortnight. This is linked to the BBC Countryfile programme. There are lots of resources and video clips .


This  summer  The CBBC  programme Blue Peter is challenging you to get your 6 badges of Summer.

Why not have a go !

 This week (JULY 6TH-10TH) the Year 1/2 bubble will be studying the story,    "Where the Wild Things Are".

  Please enjoy reading and asking questions about this story. It is a super fantasy story. It can be found on You Tube.

Teaching ideas for "Where the Wild Things Are".

Maths and literacy -week beginning July 6th

This week ( June 29th-July 3rd )  the Year 1/2 bubble will be studying  the story,    "The Day the Crayons Came Home."

Please  use these ideas. Enjoy ! It is a super story.  

Here are some extra ideas and resources for maths and literacy (June 29th - July 3rd)

Year 1 maths -week 29th June - 3rd July

This week (June 15th- 19th) the Year 1/2 bubble group will be reading the book Handa's Hen. So please  read together and ask questions from this book. You can find  this book on You Tube.

There are more ideas for this book on the Hamilton Trust website.


Handa 's Hen

This week (22nd- 26th June) the Year 1/2 bubble  group will be reading and studying  the book   The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch. Please read  together and ask questions from this book.

In R.E.   we will be learning about Noah's Ark (see Summer plan , week 4).

The lighthouse Keepers Lunch plan

Year 1 home learning pack. Week 8- 15th- 19th June

Here is the Year 2 home learning pack which is similar but is more detailed and challenging. Have a go if you wish.

Summer Term 2 - Week 7, June 8th - 12th . Home Learning Pack ,Year 1

Summer Term 2 week 6 some number and literacy home learning . June 1st - 5th.

Here is a link for some alternative maths this week. June 1st - 5th.

As next week is mental health week, here are some lovely ideas for you to do with your children. Week starting 18th May

Topic challenge this week; Who is Tony Foulds? Look at this resource.

Week beginning 25th May. I know it is holiday time but l have put some more fun phonics on purple mash and on these links below

There are no home learning packs this week but there are  half term activities on classroom secrets .
I have added some super phonic and spelling work and  quizzes on Purple Mash. Why not have a go!
  • National academy on line lessonsNeed a bit more structure or variety? Why not give the National academy [Government endorsed] lessons a go? Let me know how you get on via Purple mash email.



Maths activities for the week.

This week  I would love it if you would spend some time playing maths games you have at home. Games such as snakes and ladders, connect 4, dominoes, snap [or any other playing card game], bingo etc are brilliant for helping with number recognition, counting amounts, counting forward and backwards, pattern -  the list is endless!

I also thought it would be great if the children could make their own maths board game and play it at home. Here are some examples...




Board game challenge

This is great exercise to do along with the children. Cosmic Yoga ( google it) is free and has sessions based around Frozen, Moana, Minecraft and Harry Potter

 Home learning Summer Term

 New Topic


This term we are starting to think about V.E day which is on the 8th of May. So to help you with your home learning l have planned a timetable of work and activities for you to enjoy.


 Week 1; 20th - 24th -Topic  Engagement, including the Queen birthday and St George's day.

 Week 2; 27th-1st May - V.E day topic ideas

 Week 3;4th- 8th May  - V.E Day

 Week 4; 11th-25th May What was home life like in the 1940's ?

Week 5 ; What was home life like in the 1940's .?


 Here are the topic webs with loads of ideas. 

Hi all, hope you are all able to enjoy the sunshine. It’s good to hear that so many of you are getting outside- the fresh air and exercise is vital for our little ones. As the weather is due to break up next week why not google go noodle, Jack Hartman, supermovers or the learning station for some fab dances to keep everyone active! Enjoy

Today l have set you a challenge, regarding Captain Tom. Moore

I have added lots of your lovely home learning photos onto our normal class page. Look at Y1 covid 19

Keep the photos coming to

VE DAY topic engagement and topic ideas for week 2

What was home life like in the 1940's ? This is your topic question for weeks 4 and 5.

Some great history  topic clips at BBC Bitesize Teach KS1 History . These will support your topic work.
Please will you take some time to look at our Collective Worship page. There is a link there for you to submit a prayer, a poem , some artwork or a time to reflect. This is a great idea.
          Key Learning and Weblinks

Year 1 week 5 ( 18TH May) Maths and Literacy work.

Year 1 week 4 maths and literacy.

Year 1 week 2 maths and literacy

Another great maths resource to try out for a change - multiplication work.

Alongside our topic work we still need to be doing our daily reading, writing , spelling and maths.


I am constantly updating Purple Mash with topic links to literacy and Maths. Please contact us if you have lost or don't have your log in.
This is a free programme of study for phonics. It is full of interactive games and activities which your child is familiar with.
This is the government's new programmes of study for all age groups. It includes Classroom Secrets which is one of  our online maths programmes. It gives daily tutorials and worksheets. It is also linked to Bitesize. Another useful website mentioned in my topic web.

Please, please, please keep reading with your child. Read to them as much as you can - it is so important. They may want to listen to someone else reading a story too. Cbeebies has some lovely bedtime stories read by well-known people and Youtube has lots too. These sites also have free e-books and activities to help with phonics

  • Reading eggsReading eggs are offering a 2 week free subscription to parents. Lots of activities, quizzes and e-books based on phonics.Once subscribed [no school code needed just leave that bit blank], just fill in your child's information and go to 'my program' in the corner. They will do a short assessment of your child and then find suitable activities/ phonic books.

  • BooktrustThere are classic children's stories that we think you and your family will love, including Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd to Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson, along with newer favourites such as Chris Haughton's Oh No, George! and Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall. You can also watch Storytime videos from the likes of Ore Oduba, Adam Buxton, Fearne Cotton and many more. And that's not all: below, we also have free, fun kids' games to enjoy online. Whether you want some number games, puzzle games, colouring or the Shape Game, you'll find lots of interactive activities to try. Have fun!

  • Oxford OwlFor a limited period, while the UK schools are closed, they are temporarily adding hundreds more free eBooks to the library so your child has more to read. As well as much-loved characters such as Biff, Chip and Kipper and Winnie the Witch, you’ll also find some great non-fiction eBooks to help your child explore their world. We have also added some books used in schools, such as Read Write Inc., Oxford Reading Tree, and Project X Alien Adventures. All their eBooks are free to use, but you will need to register or log in to read your book. Please note, their eBooks are not optimised for mobile phones and are best viewed on a computer, laptop, or tablet.

  • New Phonics playA super website which we use lots in school. It has been updated recently and includes amazing games, resources, practical ideas to help your child to read. The children will be familiar with lots of the activities. It's free and should work on your mobile phone.

Phonics bingo - a simple game to make and play

If you fancy doing a bit of RE over the holidays here is the Easter story and some questions

A lovely Easter wreath to make at home. Simple but effective

An Easter chick - made with a fork rather than a paintbrush



9AM Why not start the day with a bit of exercise to get the heart pumping and burn of excess              energy? 'Go noodle' is fab for this or try PE with JO Wickes on 'Youtube' for a 30                      minute family friendly workout.


9:30 Work on some basic maths skills [ see activities below]


10am Time for a healthy snack and drink


10:30 Read some books together/ or ask your child to read their reading book. It can be a                        storybook,  poetry book  or information book. 


11am: Practice basic Writing skills linked to one of the books you read [See activities below]


11:30 Practice some phonics or spelling  [see activities below]


12:00 Lunchtime 


1pm: Let them be kids!

        After a morning of hardwork the children will need time to chill out [and so will you!] 

        I'm sure they have their own favourite activities but here are a few ideas:


 Help in the garden

        Sports outside - trampolining, scootering, skipping, dancing etc

         Drawing, painting, craft - could link to Spring, Easter or even the books you read earlier.                 There's lots of ideas online eg pinterest, Twinkl, activity village 

         Have a family games afternoon, dust off the board games and let the competition begin



         Lego buiding [or any other construction kit] again this could link to a book read eg a castle          for Winnie the witch or van for Postman Pat or a fairground

        Junk modelling - The children love using recycled boxes and tubes to create anything!

        Cutting and sticking - a skill that is a challenge for a few of our children so keep practicing. 

        Read a magazine, comic and draw the characters

        TV/ Tablet [1 hour]



Literacy home learning

1 hour of PE everyday

Indoor scavenger hunt

A suggested Year 1 timetable

For those of you are self-isolating, we send you our best wishes and hope you are all ok.  In class we are finding out about Spring. We have been reading 'The very hungry caterpillar', finding out about healthy / unhealthy food and where food comes from.  Next week we will be thinking about Easter and new life. We will talk about the life cycle of animals and plants eg from egg - chick, seed - carrot.  There are lots of Easter resources on 'Twinkl', just create an account and use the code 'UKTWINKLHELPS' for free access to all the resources.

Please also remember to keep the phonics ticking over too. Reception are working at phase 2 and 3, Year 1 are working at pahse 3-5. 'phonics play' is great for this and although it does cost to subscribe, there are some free online resources.


Useful websites for home-learning


I am sending home extra reading books for the children to continue their daily reading. Please read  as often as possible. Read anything! If you have access to the internet google free eBooks [eg oxford owl], make your own books using the words on the purple cards. 

Can the children learn to spell the words/ sounds on their purple cards if they have them - ask them about 'look, cover, write, check'. 

Play board games eg 'frustration', 'snakes and ladders' - brilliant for counting on and number recognition. 

All the children have been sent home with a plain book. Please use it to draw pictures/ write about anything that interests you - could be written  as a  diary  or write stories, poems, information - it's up to them!. 

Youtube is a fab resource for learning new letters - google 'Geraldine giraffe', 'Mr Thorne does phonics' or 'Jack Harman songs'. There are also some wonderful songs to encourage counting in ones, twos , learning shape names and maths language.

The children have enjoyed watching numberblocks and alphablocks and these programmes really reinforce all that we have been doing at school.


Now is the perfect opportunity to do all the activities we usually don't have time for at home like baking, painting, junk modelling, dancing [gonoodle is good for this], 


Useful Websites


This is a list of other websites that you may find helpful in supporting your child's learning at home.


Collective Worship

- Fischy Assembly - Tune in on a Monday at 11am for a streamed assembly from the Fischy Team!

- Fischy Music - Sing the songs we are learning in Collective Worship. There are also some new ones to learn. Login Details: Username       Eckington           Password    (ECKINGTON!)

- Picture News - A weekly assembly from the picture news team.



- Classroom Secrets - Free home learning packs have been made available on this website.

- Twinkl - Enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS for free home learning resources.

- TTS - Free activity packs available to download.



- KS1 English Bitesize -A website that focusses on key aspects on the KS1 English curriculum. There are lots of engaging clips and activities to help develop children's confidence in this subject.

- Phonics Play -All games on this website have been made available for free and will help children to develop and secure their phonic and spelling knowledge.

- Phonics Bloom - A further site with lots of fantastic phonics games to play.

- Oxford Owl - A fantastic website which includes a selection of e-books (age/reading level) and activities. Register for free.



- KS1 Maths Bitesize - A fun and interactive website which helps children to develop and embed their understanding of the KS1 maths curriculum. 

- The Maths Factor - The maths factor created by Carol Vorderman has now be made available for free.

- Save the Whale Number Bonds - A fun game to help develop greater recall of number bonds.

- Duck Shoot Multiples - A fair ground style game to develop confidence with times tables.



- KS1 Science Bitesize - A brilliant website to develop knowledge understanding of key aspects of the KS1 science curriculum.



- Out of the Ark - A range of songs to learn at home using this resource from Out of the Ark (the company we use for our KS1 nativity plays).

- Fischy Tunes - A website delveloped by Fischy Music. Children reflect on their feelings by selecting an emoji before learning a song.



- PE with Joe Wicks - A half an hour P.E. lesson at the start of the day to get you up, moving and feeling fit.


Young Leaders 

- Young Leaders Award - Free resources for both KS1 and KS2 with an emphasis on making a difference.