Year 1 Learning

The Huckford Viaduct Explorers

Welcome to the Year 1 page. I will be using this page and email to keep you updated with learning opportunities for your child at home during the current school closures. The page includes learning grids and resources for this week, class competitions, mental health links and other useful websites.

Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns about the activities in the learning grid attached or how to use any of the the websites listed here. My email is

Learning Grids and Resources

Please find the current Year 1 learning grid below for Term 6 Week 7. I have left all of the resources for this term on the class page so you can go back an complete any of the previous learning.

Term 6 – Fabulous Fairytales!

Week 7

This week we are going to learn a little about root vegetables and the Enormous Turnip. It is our final week of Year 1 and I have set a little less to do as we would normally be playing lots of games and having an end of year activity. Please find all of the resources below. Have a lovely summer!

Week 6

This week I have chosen one of the amazing fairy tales from around the world we have been watching at school. It is a story from Brazil called ‘Where the Night Came From’. Please find a link to the story below and the learning grid and resources for this week.

Week 5

This week Robin has chosen The Little Red Hen as her favourite fairy tale. This is a wonderful story about the benefits of working hard and trying your best. Please find the learning grid and resources below.


Find Miss Marriot’s reading challenge and transition activities below.

Week 4

This week Emma has chosen Hansel and Gretel as her favourite fairy tale. This is a great traditional tale with a very sneaky witch. Please find the learning grid and resources below. I have included a link to the Cbeebies Christmas show of Hansel and Gretel as a bit of extra fun.

Please have a go at TTRS or Numbots and if you need any more Rising Stars books let me know. The Year 1 photo gallery will now be on the tab attached to this page.

Jaxon’s Fairytale Colouring

Jaxon has suggested having some fairytale colouring pages for everyone. I thought it was a great idea so here they are. If there are any fairytales you would like to colour send me an email.

Mental Well-being Activities

We have added a new section to the page to give links and ideas for maintaining all of our mental well-being. I will post different links and activities that may be helpful to your family. If you have any suggestions please let me know.

A BBC Bitesize lesson on friendship.

A BBC Bitesize activity about managing emotions.

A website with some interesting ideas for mindfulness activities.

The Cosmic Kids website with mindfulness activities and links to other youtube videos and apps.

Additional Links

Please find below a short list of websites that you may find useful during the current school closures.


A website using the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme which we use a school each day. During the school closures it has been made free to use for everyone.

A fantastic website for phonics. Create an account and a monster then play the games to unlock new sounds to learn. Free on a laptop but you do have to buy the app on smart phones and tablets.

A website that is great for a range of resources for phonics, writing, reading and maths. Made free to access during the school closures but you may

A website with lots of online Oxford Reading Tree books to read which you could use to extend the reading books that have been sent home. You will need to set up a free account. Choose books to read that match the colour band or stage written on the back of your child’s school reading books.


This website has lots of phonics activities but I find the maths games for counting and understanding number best. We play Shark Numbers in class.

A website that is great for practical problem solving. It can be a little hard to navigate but does have lots of ideas for maths problems.

A website with some interactive and some worksheets if you want to print any off.

The White Rose website is used by a huge number of schools across the country to lead their maths planning and curriculum. If you go to the Year 1 scheme of learning (SOL) and look at the end of the Spring terms you will see the units on measurement we have focusing on. The Home Learning section gives you additional week by week resources that will fit with our weekly plans.

Science and Computing

A fantastic website for science ideas. You will need to set up a free account but it has a great mix of resources to explore any of our Year 1 science

A website with details of how to download Scratch Jnr for free. This app is the programming app we use in Year 1.

Another site where you need to set up a free account but it has a fantastic range of short science activities with the science explained.

PE and Forest School

Staying active will be really important during this time. the website above has many dance and movement videos to get your child up and moving. In addition to this, Joe Wicks is running daily workouts for children on his Youtube channel.

There are many Forest Schools ideas online at pintrest and on the Twinkl website. Twinkl is offering a free period of subscription to parents and includes lots of other easy to use curriculum resources. The above file is from the FSC and gives instructions on how to set up a simple weather station.

Some ideas for Forest Schools could be to make a natural collage from things you can find around the garden, make a family of stick people, go on a minibeast hunt, create perfume by mashing things you can find in a pot, make fairy and elf houses, plant some seeds and watch them change.

Learning for Life

This strange situation we all find ourselves in also gives us an opportunity to explore lots of other important practical skills with our children. You could try teaching your child to tie their shoes laces, make a sandwich, use a knife and fork, bake biscuits or make a fruit salad.