Year 1 2019 - 2020

Ms Rimmer

Miss Sayers

Things to do at home

In the files to download section below are documents that you can download with links to recommended websites for English, Maths and Phonics. There are also suggested practical games and activities that you can complete at home to support your child's learning. 

Note to parents: We know this is a difficult time for everybody so please don’t put too much pressure on yourself. We are not expecting children to be ‘home schooled’, these are just lots of ideas to help you out. Some of you may decide to create a timetable to schedule each day, some of you may not, it is completely up to you! Also remember that play has a vital role in the learning process, so it is absolutely fine if some days the children are playing with their toys, playing board games and puzzles or on any devices. If you have any questions then do not hesitate to email and your email will be forwarded to us. You are also welcome to email photos or work that your child has completed for us to have a look at and comment on 😊   

A couple of extra things to keep you busy below with more of a mindfulness and active focus!

Kings, Castles and Canons



We are focusing on writing descriptive sentences about dragons using full stops, capital letters and exclamation marks. We are also discussing terminology such as nouns, verbs and adjectives as this then leads onto our work on adding suffixes such as 'ed' and 'ing' to verbs and suffixes 'est' and 'er' to adjectives. 


Whilst we are continuing with our work on number facts and place value, we are also starting to look at measurement. The children will explore measuring the length, height and mass of objects in standard and non standard measures as well as learning to tell the time to o'clock and half past the hour.


Our topic is all about materials. We are exploring what objects are made from, sorting objects based on their properties (e.g. smooth or rough) and describing properties of objects. Linked to our scientist Charles Macintosh, we will also complete an investigation to explore what material would be best to make a big umbrella to protect our dragon egg from the rain!


Religious Education

The children will be looking at the Easter story this half term, looking at the different perspectives and feelings of the characters in the story. We willl explore terms such as 'betrayal' and 'forgiveness'.

Extra Castle and Dragon themed activities

Writing: Look at the picture and read the text with an adult.

Where are the dragons heading? What is their paradise like? Can you describe it? 

Use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamations marks to write sentences in your work book about the dragons 'paradise'. Draw a picture to illustrate your writing too. Email them into school or message a photo to the Overleigh Instagram account.

This was their favourite time of day to fly. As they reached full speed, leaving the world far beneath them, they almost grinned as they thought about where they were going. There would be others like them there. It would be paradise…

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Writing/History: Can you draw a castle like the one below and label the parts of the castle?

Write a defintion and draw a picture for a part of the castle you label.

e.g. Moat - a deep ditch filled with water surrounding a castle.

MEDIEVAL QUIZ - medieval

DT Challenge (easier) Can you build your own castle out of the item in your recycling box?

DT Challenge (hard) Can you build your own castle out of paper and sellotape/glue only?

Paper Castle Craft : 13 Steps - Instructables


Maths:  Can you draw your own numicon castle? What is the value of your castle? Use your numberlines to help you. Can you make your castle from only numcon 2, 5, 10? Can you count in 2s, 5s or 10s to find the value? 

                                      Numicon guide for parents | Oxford Owl

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