Believe, Achieve, Succeed


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 Hello Year 1,

Today we are looking at numbers again, this time we are comparing them. Are they greater or less than?

Watch the lesson and then try the activities.



Hello Year 1,

We are still learning about numbers up to 100.

Today we are partitioning which means splitting numbers into tens and ones.

Watch the lesson and then try the activities.


Good morning Year 1,

Follow the link to visit BBC bitesize.  Today's lesson is all about alliteration.  Alliteration is when words in a sentence start with the same sound.  Can you write some alliterative sentences?


Hello Year 1,

I hope you have enjoyed learning all about money.

Today we are going to learn about counting all the way up to 100.

Watch the video lesson before you try the activities.

You are all doing a fantastic job working at home.


Hi Year 1,

Let's play a game of Tricky Word Trucks.  Follow the link and select the phonics phase you were learning at school.  Remember - We cannot sound out tricky words.  Say the ones that you know as fast as you can.  If there are any that you are unsure of, ask a grown up to help you.  Try to play at least 5 times and see what your best score is at the end.


Good morning Year 1,

Happy Monday, it's a rainy day again but all the plants, flowers and trees are enjoying a drink to help them grow. Wouldn't it be funny if we grew in the rain!

Today we are counting coins. If you ask a parent or carer for some coins you could also try making pictures using coins. I wonder if you could make a coin animal.

Watch the video lesson before you try the activity. Have fun learning everybody.


Hi Parents/Carers,

There is an app called Reading Eggs which will support your child with their reading skills at home.  You can currently get a 30 day free trial and the app works well on phones, tablets and laptops.  Once your child is on the app they will be given an activity to do which will help to identify their reading level and then from this they will be provided with activities appropriate for them.  Please follow the link to find out more -

Hi Parents/Carers,

Please find below further information regarding the Summer Reading Challenge.


Good morning Year 1,

Here is our next lesson using money. Today we are learning about notes. Watch the lesson before you try the activities.

Hello Year 1,

Below are the year 1 common exception words (spellings) for you to practise.  Start with the first 10 and then when you feel confident that you know them, move on to the next 10.  


Hello Year 1

Today we are learning to recognise and compare coins. Watch the video lesson and then try the activity.



Hello Year 1

Welcome to another week of home learning, you are all doing really well, and I am glad to see so many of you using My Maths.

Today let's order numbers up to 100. Click on the link for the lesson and then try the activities.

Hi Year 1, 

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  There are some activities below all about fiction and non - fiction for you to try.

Hi Year 1 parents/carers,

Please follow the link for useful resources and helpful tips on how to read with your child

Also, please sign your child up for the summer reading challenge.  All the details are on the website

Hello Year 1

What a lovely sunny day it is today.

Here is the second part of halving. I hope you enjoyed the first activity. Watch the video and then try the task. Have you been halving at home? It is a great way to share things between 2 people.


Good morning Year 1,

Today's activities are all linked to the story 'Monkey Puzzle'.  I hope you enjoy them!

Good morning Year 1

Today we are halving. I wonder if you can find things to halve at home.

Watch the video lesson and then try the activity.


Hello parents/carers,

Please follow the link below and share this story with your child.  I hope you and your child will find this story useful during this difficult time.  There are also some activities for your child to try.  

Hello year 1, hope you all had a lovely weekend .  

There are some great stories to listen to and read along with on the booktrust website.  Take a look... 

There is also an activity all about verbs for you to try.  Just click on the link below...

Good morning Year 1,

Today you have a lesson on grouping by sharing. Watch the video before you try the activity.

Remember to also go on the My Maths website, work is being set for you there.


Hello again Year 1,

I have just been sent some, Maths on the Move activities. Enjoy.

Hello Year 1

Here is another video lesson. This time it is about grouping. Watch the lesson and then try the activity.

Hello Year 1

Click on this video link for a lesson on doubling. The lesson takes 8 minutes. Next, try the activity sheet.

Can you find doubles at home? Practise the language of doubling.

Here's a set of worksheets the explore different materials and their uses

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Good morning Year 1 and happy Monday.

Here are some measuring activities for you. Keep practising the language.

Tallest, shortest, taller than, shorter than...

Also there is plenty to do on MY Maths. You all have a user name and password. Well done to everyone who has been on line so far.


Hi Year 1,

Here are some literacy activities to work through at home...

Hi Parents/Carers,

There are lots of great interactive phonics lessons for your child to watch and enjoy on this youtube channel -

Good morning year 1.  Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Let's play a game of buried treasure!  Just follow the link to your phonics phase.

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 4

Phase 5

Hi Parents/Carers,

Please visit the Oxford Owl website where there are lots of free eBooks for your child to read.  If you click on 'levels' and then select 'Letters and Sounds', you will be able to access books which are matched with your child's phonics phase in school.   

Hello Parents/Carers,

I have put some maths resources for home learning on the Maths at home page. This is a ten week block. I hope it is useful.


Hi Year 1,

Click on the link to watch a story called 'Caterpillar shoes'.  After watching the story, you could create your own minibeast information book or think of ways to use adjectives to describe the minibeast in the story.

Hi Year 1. Here are some science activities you might want to try, there's a similar pack of activities on rocks and minerals on the Year 2 page you might also want to look at. 

Hi Year 1, 

Take a look at the bbc bitesize website.  There are some great daily literacy activities for you to try.  Today's activity is all about writing questions.  Just follow the link below.

Good morning Year 1

I hope you had a lovely weekend.

Here is a maths activity for you. I hope you enjoy it.

Hi Year 1,

Have a go at the activity below.  Can you use some adjectives in a sentence to describe the monster?

Bubble Science - Making Predictions Before An Experiment

Hi Year 1, 

Let's have a game of 'I spy'.  Segment and blend to read the words and then see if you can match them with the correct pictures.  Don't worry if you can't print them off, you can just use your finger on the screen to match them.

Phase 5 I spy...remember split digraphs!!

Phase 4 I spy

Phase 3 I spy...look out for trigraphs!

Phase 2 I spy

Hi Year 1,

Have a go at these spelling, punctuation and grammar challenges!

Some maths activities for this week

Here are some science activities for you to try at home.

Hi Year 1,

Here are some fun phonics activity packs for you to try at home!  You can write your answers on a separate sheet of paper.  Remember to segment (say the sounds) and blend (push the sounds back together) to read words.  

The activities are split into phonics phases.  Have a go at the phase which you were learning in school with your phonics teacher -

Mr Hughes' group - phase 2/3

Miss Young's group - phases 4/5

Miss Atkinson's/Miss Thresh's group - phase 5

Mrs Nuttall's group - phase 6 

Phase 6 challenge cards - have a go at these challenges with your family.

Phase 5 activity pack

Phase 4 activity pack

Phase 3 activity pack

Phase 2 activity pack

Hi Year 1

Try some of these maths games with your family.

Year One


Hi Year 1. We hope that you are still safe, well and ready for some exciting new learning challenges!

Activities for this week:

Above all stay safe and keep smiling. We miss you all.

Miss Atkinson, Miss Thresh and Mr Hughes


Hi everyone. We hope that you are safe and well! We were so excited to see some of your work last week. An extra special well done to Taiarna! You blew us away with your times table practice, handwriting, picture and description of Winston Churchill and all the other fabulous work you have been doing. Keep the pictures of your work coming in everyone. We absolutely love seeing what you have been doing. In Year 1 we fully appreciate the challenges of home schooling. There is no expectation for you to spend the same amount of time working at home as you would at school. Every little bit helps and every task is valuable. We would equally excited to see a picture of you learning how to make a sandwich, going on a bug hunt or playing a game with your family. 


Activities that you might do this week:

  • Practice counting in 2's and 10's- you could take our learning outside. Why not draw a ladder in chalk on the ground and write a number on each step. This would get you used to counting forwards and backwards. Alternatively you could chant the numbers whilst throwing and catching a ball with a partner.
  • In maths we would have been focussing on weight. Baking is a fantastic way of getting children excited about this area of learning. In Miss Thresh's house this week we will be baking a top secret birthday cake to get us used to measuring out ingredients. 

Finally- Our Topic is Toys. We are including a grid of activities around the subject. You could choose an activity each day. 


Stay safe and Keep smiling :) 

Miss Atkinson, Miss Thresh, Mr Hughes 

04.05.2020- Update

This Friday (8th May) is VE (Victory in Europe) Day. The day marks the 75th anniversary since Germany surrendered to Britain and her allies (friends) and World War 2 came to an end. The war had gone on for almost 6 years and everyone in Britain's lives were effected. People could only eat/ buy certain foods, they followed the news everyday to see what was happening and movement was limited so people couldn't just go wherever they wanted- especially at night time. In Britain today we are facing the biggest changes to our lives since World War 2.You are living through a major historical event right now! This might help you to understand a little about what it might have been like living 75 years ago at the end of the war. 

We have put together a learning grid to help you understand what VE Day is, how it was celebrated in 1945 and what life was like at that time.

This Friday, lots of people in Britain are planning to celebrate with a party in their own homes. Why not join them?

We would love to see/ upload some pictures of your celebrations to this page.

Stay safe and keep smiling

Love Miss Atkinson, Miss Thresh and Mr Hughes

27.04.2020- Update 

Hello everyone! We hope that you are well and staying safe. As you might remember, our topic this half term is Toys. When we were still at school, Miss Thresh told you about her favourite toy- Bun Bun. Bun Bun has been Miss Thresh's most special toy since she was 2! Lots of you asked to meet Bun Bun, but sadly he never made it into school. However, he did really want to meet you all, so we thought we'd share some pictures.

  • The picture on the left shows Bun Bun going for a ride around the garden- can you see him on the back of Miss Thresh's bike? This picture was taken in 1983.
  • The picture on the right was taken this morning. Bun Bun and Miss Thresh both look a littler older but she still loves him just as much. 

Why not have a chat with your parents, carers and grandparents and ask them about the toys they used to play with when they were your age. How are they different to the toys you have? 

As always, we'd love to hear from you. Draw a picture of you and your favourite toy. You could also write about it to tell us why it's your favourite. 

We can't wait to hear from you!

Miss Atkinson, Miss Thresh and Mr Hughes. 


Settle down with a great book! 

Sharing a book with someone at home is a super way to relax, and can be lots of fun! Below is a link containing a variety of free books for you to access... Happy reading!! :) 

20.04.2020- New work update! 

Hello everyone. We hope that you've all had a fantastic Easter holiday and you're rested and ready for some more exciting home learning challenges! We've enclosed a new table of activities for you to try. Don't forget to email us with examples of some of the fantastic work you've been doing on our special email address:

We can't wait to hear from you. Stay happy and keep safe. We are missing your smiles and laughter.

Love Miss Atkinson, Miss Thresh and Mr Hughes. 



Love science? Here is a great learning pack for you to complete at home. This week the focus is all about plants! 

Continue to 'grow' your minds and remember to show us what you've been up to. :) 


Practical Maths

The next area of our learning in maths is measure. There are so many great, practical ways that you can do this at home. Here are some ideas for looking at length. Why not email us a picture of the things you have done? 



  • Collect objects around your house and use a ruler or a tape measure to measure them in centimeters. 
  • Put objects in order from the shortest to the longest or the longest to the shortest.
  • Compare two objects by putting them next to each other, tell someone else which is the longest/ shortest and how you know. 
  • Find an object- can you find something shorter, longer and the same size as your object?
  • Use Lego/ bricks to build the tallest/ shortest towers you can and compare them. 
  • Ask an adult to help you measure how tall you are- can you line up objects on the floor so they are the same height as you? 

 Have fun exploring the length of things around your home!

Know Your Rights! 

Now is such an important time to remember who you are, what your rights are, and what it means to be a citizen in our country. Here are some great activities you can complete at home! To help you we have also included a list of the 54 articles explaining what rights you have, and what they mean! 

Calling all Dr Seuss fans...


Good Morning guys, if you love all things 'Dr Seuss' then the 'Seussville' website will be perfect for you.There is lots to make and do, you can learn about the globally famous author. He is a timeless favourite for both adults and children.There are recipes, games and Printable's as well as his popular art.


                 Have a happy, productive and safe weekend, love from all your staff x



Click on the link below if you would like some recipe ideas, nutritional information, and lifestyle advise to help keep your spirits raised and to help you and your families stay healthy and active. There are some short burst exercises you might get enjoyment from. This page is part of the NHS England 'Change for life' programme.


                                                                    Try it out guys, stay well.

Keep Us Up to Date!!!

We'd love to see what you've been getting up to at home with your families! Why don't you show us what wonderful work you've produced so far? Email your year one teachers with your completed tasks so we can see what great learning you've done in your home. We may even put some onto our website so everyone can see how amazing you are! Remember; you can also email us with any queries should you need to!

Our email address is:

Just in case... 

Just in case you can't find your work from home grid, or you did not receive one at the end of last week - do not worry!! Here is a spare from us. Remember to show us the wonderful work you've created! Happy learning! :) 

Learning From Home!

In light of recent events; while we're not in school here are some fun ideas of what you can be doing to further your learning from home! We truly cannot wait to see you and the exciting things you've produced when we all come back together again. Remain kind to one another and keep yourselves safe :) - Your year 1 teachers. 

Fisher Price Play :

Games to practise alphabet, numbers and shapes. More suitable for EYFS

Cbeebies Games:

A variety of educational games. More suitable for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2


Phonics Play:

Phonic games to play. Most suitable for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Login needed



Website full of educational resources. A month’s free access has been granted to parents to continue your Childs learning at home… setting up is really easy to do – go to  offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS 


Oxford owl:

Website with lots of educational games. Suitable for all.


BBC bitesize:

Website with lots of educational games. Suitable for all.


Reading Eggs

Register for a free trial and get 2 weeks free access to reading resources. Suitable for all.


Spelling Frame:

Spelling activities for years 1-6.


Nasa Kids club:

Children’s website about all things space. Suitable for all.


Education Quizzes:

Education quizzes on different subjects. Suitable for all.


Corbettmaths Primary:

Maths work for KS2.


Times Table Rock Stars:

All children have own login. 



Addition and subtraction. Suitable for all. Free trial available for coronavirus support.


Hit the Button:

Maths activities for 6 to 11 year olds.

Keeping Safe Week...

Year One have had an absolute blast learning all about how to be safe, this week. Our children have focussed on how to recognise dangerous situations not only in school but in every environment; such as what they should and shouldn't touch, who they should and shouldn't talk to, and who they can come to if they find themselves or their peers hurt or worried. We have discussed the meaning of first aid, how we can all play an important role in helping each other, and the five rules we can follow that can make us all an excellent first aider. We have had the absolute pleasure of welcoming our school's dedicated digital leaders into our classroom to deliver a lesson on E-Safety; and what a fantastic job they did - year one took a lot away and are now confident they know how to be safe when using digital devices. As if this hadn't been enough; we then took to the streets of our local community to learn and practice how to be safe both near a road and when crossing a road. Year one made us very proud not only with their behaviour, but with how quickly they learnt the protocol when crossing the road - STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, THINK, CROSS. What a fun, yet important week this has been for our lovely children. 

With a new year comes new opportunities!

Christmas time in Year One 

Year One had a blast during the run up to Christmas! From fabulous food to crazy dancing; Year One celebrated alongside Year Two with a Christmas Party Day! The final week of the term meant a slightly modified classroom - Christmas craft and learning  activities were set up around the provision which meant Christmas cards and decorations galore! Year one also took part in decorating the school tree, as well as creating a 'wish ribbon' - where each child took the time to think about their special Christmas wish for themselves and for others. It really has been, the most wonderful time of the year. 

Travelling through time with Year One...

This term year one are learning all about The Great Fire of London that happened 353 years ago. To imagine what times were like during this period, we travelled back in time to Staircase House - a house that was originally built and has been developed ever since 1460. We were spoiled rotten with several fun activities to help us learn more about how The Great Fire of London started, who Thomas Farriner and Samuel Pepys were, and what houses were like during 1666. As usual, our gorgeous Year One behaved exceptionally and continued to remember their rights to stay safe especially when we are in a new environment. (Article 19 - the right to being protected from being hurt or mistreated)

A Trip to the Cinema! 

As a reward for good behaviour, year one took a trip to the cinema to watch The Grinch! We were beyond proud of the way our wonderful children behaved in front of the community. 

Friendship Week!

This week at St-Augustines we have been celebrating friendship week, and the differences that make us all unique. Year One have been exploring what it means to be a good friend; and created a whole class friendship pledge! We also had Odd socks Day, where we demonstrated as a school that our differences are something to celebrate and be proud of. The end of the week was extra exciting; from our whole school friendship feast, to our fun Friday afternoon where year one and year two were given the opportunity to demonstrate true friendship to one another during a carousel of games and activities! Year one also got the opportunity during celebration assembly to perform their friendship song that they had worked hard on all week. 

Takeover Day!

For the last day of parliament week, the children had great fun in taking over the roles of the staff. Year One had the opportunity of becoming the teachers for the day; the children were asked to think about something they would like to teach the rest of the class - we had great fun learning a variety of different languages, about 2D shapes, some children took their class to hunt for signs of autumn, and others engaged the class by teaching us all a song. What a great day! 

Parliament Week 

This week year one have been focussing their topic learning around the theme of parliament; what makes up parliament, where it is, and what their role is within our country. We have very much focused on the concept of democracy, and what is 'fair' and what isn't seen as 'fair' - such as the right to a voice and a right to be listened to. The children have been taking part in a variety of challenges based around parliament; including craft and construction activities such as building the houses of parliament with different resources. Our literacy focus within the challenges has been to write a letter to either our Prime Minister or the Queen. The children have done a fantastic job at really taking part and engaging in the tasks set out. 

(Article 12 You have the right to give your opinion,and for adults to listen and take it seriously)

  • Please do remember to send your child in with their PE kits when coming back to school.
  • Your child will be bringing home books with them daily, please ensure they are reading every night and bringing their books and reading journals back in the next day. 
  • A gentle reminder that your child should not be wearing hoops in their ears to come to school. 

Going on Phonics Play can help your child with their reading.

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