Year 1

Monday 1st March 2021


Dear Children and Parents, 


I hope you are all well and ready for one last week of home learning!


Thank you to everyone who has emailed their learning and online reading records last week.


I hope you enjoy this week's learning and I am really looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow morning for Phonics. Eight more sleeps until we can all be back together!


Take care,

Miss Morrison



Tuesday 23rd February 2021


Hello Children and Parents,


I hope you are all well and that you have had a lovely half term. I cannot tell you how excited I am to see you all on March 8th, but until then, please find below curriculum and English learning for this week. I will continue to add daily maths and reading learning and I will look forward to seeing you all during the live phonics lessons!


Thank you to everyone who has emailed me their online reading records and I look forward to seeing the rest soon.


Please let me know if I can do anything to help.

Many thanks,

Miss Morrison



Monday 1st February


Dear Children and Parents,


Thank you for another week of lovely home learning and in particular, the amazing weather forecast videos that you made. The children at school really loved seeing them and were so excited to see you! Please keep going with the phonics lessons as not only will this keep your child on track with the children at school, but it will also continue to teach your child how to read and write words/ sentences containing different sounds. 


I hope that you have been able to go online and listen to your child read. Please let me know if you have any difficulties. Please complete the online reading record with a date and comment every time your child reads to you and email me the online reading record on Friday. Please find the 'Home Reading Challenge' PowerPoint on the first page of classes in the 'Oxford Owls Home Reading' folder and show it to your child as an incentive to read at home as much as possible. 


I hope you have a lovely week, and I will look forward to seeing the learning and how you are getting on with the reading at home.


Take care,

Miss Morrison

Monday 25th January


Hello Children and Parents,


Thank you for sharing all the lovely learning that has been happening at home! Again, I am very impressed with how hard the children are working and the quality of learning that is being produced.


This week children, you are going to become meteorologists and perform a weather forecast for myself and the children at school! Please find resources in the Curriculum, Weather Forecast folder, or even better you can make your own! Your weather forecast can be videoed, or you can send a photo of yourself performing the weather forecast alongside a photograph of your written script (by Friday 29th January). We really hope you decide to video your weather forecast as we really miss you and would love to see you!


Parents, I am very excited to let you know that you can now support your child with reading at home as we now have access to the reading scheme books that your child reads at school, online as eBooks. Over the next 24 hours I will email you the class login (username and password) and the level and title of the book that your child is currently reading, alongside an information leaflet.  A letter with more information will also be emailed to you today. 


Have a lovely week!

Take care,

Miss Morrison

Monday 18th January


Hello Children and Parents, 


Thank you for all the wonderful learning that you have emailed me, I have really enjoyed seeing them and I am very impressed with hard you are working at home.


Please continue to keep up the Phonics. Not only will this keep your child on track with the children at school, but this will continue to teach your child how to read and write words and sentences. If you are unable to hear voice recordings, when the children are asked to write words or sentences, please click on to the next slide where I have put the words and sentences that children are being asked to write as answers.


This week, for Reading, I have read a story called 'The Cloudspotter'. This will be our story for the week so please complete the daily reading lessons on this story (in the Reading star folder).


I hope you have a lovely week and I will look forward to seeing your learning!

Please let me know if I can do anything to help, 

Take care,

Miss Morrison

Hello Children and Parents,


I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and a restful break. 

I will be uploading daily Phonics, English, Maths and Reading lessons and a weekly Curriculum outline of lessons for each afternoon on this page. The Phonics and Maths PowerPoints will have voice notes on each slide. When you click on these I will be explaining what to do and how to do it. I haven't set it on automatic so that your child can work through it at their own pace. Phonics and English can be completed in pencil on blank paper if a worksheet hasn't been provided. Maths and Reading are to be completed on the uploaded worksheet. Curriculum can be completed in any of the ways suggested on the weekly outline.


Please also find below resources that your child is familiar with using at school to help them when working independently. 


I can't wait to see all of your learning - please email it to 


Many thanks,

Miss Morrison


Friday 8th January


Home Learning Expectations (How much and When)


Hello Parents and Children,


I just wanted to thank you for sharing all the learning that has been happening at home this week and for your kind comments. It has been really lovely to see and to hear how you are all getting on. 


I would just like to clarify 'Home Learning Expectations'. Please could Maths and Phonics be emailed every day, I might not always be able to feedback, but I will be looking at them to inform my planning of the next lessons. You are very welcome to email all English learning, but if that is too much, just one piece by the end of the week would be great. It could be the learning that your child is most proud of. I would be very grateful if all Curriculum could be emailed (daily or by the end of the week is fine), this could be photos of learning or even quotes from the children explaining what they have learnt, found hard or tricky. 


Thank you for all your patience and hard work, I hope you all have a lovely weekend. 

Take care, 

Miss Morrison

Welcome to Year 1,


I am really impressed with how the children have settled into life in Year 1, particularly with their independence in coming in to school every morning and their resilience with their learning and getting  into the 'new' routines of being back at school.


This term in Maths, we are learning to:


  • Count to 20, forwards and backwards
  • Count to 20, forwards and backwards from a given number and stopping at a given number
  • Count up to 20 objects accurately 
  • Read and write numbers in numerals and words to 20
  • Represent numbers from 0 to 20 on a number line
  • Compare numbers - which is more/less
  • Order numbers to 20
  • Find one more than a given number up to 20
  • Find one less than a given number up to 20


Extra practising of these at home would be really helpful!


This term in English, we have been learning:


  • Non-Fiction - writing missing/ wanted posters for Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf (It has been so lovely that children have made their own posters at home!)
  • Fiction - retelling a meeting tale 'Money See, Monkey Do' and writing the story with simple substitutions


This term in Phonics, we have been focussing on reading and writing words and sentences with the sounds:


  •  s or ss, l or ll, f or ff, z or zz
  •  j, v, w, x, y, 
  •  qu, sh, th, ch, ng, ai, ee, oa, oo, ar, or


Below is a sound mat for both Phase 2 and Phase 3. Practising to find these sounds and write these sounds will really help the children with their reading and writing.


The tricky words that we are learning to read and write are:


  • I, the, no, go, into
  • he, me, we, she, be, was, are and you


Again, practising to read and write these words at home would be really helpful!


This term in Reading, we have been learning to:

  • Predict (guess what the story is going to be about/ what might happen next)
  • Clarify vocabulary (work out word meanings using clues in the text)
  • Retrieve (explain what is happening, when and how)
  • Infer (explain why or how something is happening/ how a character is feeling and why they are behaving the way they are)
  • Explain (explain our thoughts and opinions about a story)


We are in the process of setting up 'Reading at Home' and we will update you on this very soon. However, when reading stories to your child see below for some example questions that you could ask to check their comprehension of the story you are reading to them.


This term we are having great fun learning about a science based topic 'The Enchanted Woodland'. 

We have/are going to:


  • Explored life in a wood 
  • Been on a tree hunt to identify and name trees
  • Compared and grouped trees into whether they are deciduous or evergreen
  • Explored bird life 
  • Learnt about which animals live in the woodland, what their habitats are called and how a wood helps them to survive
  • Made dens and nests in our wood for woodland creatures
  • Label and described the basic structure of plants
  • Carry out a simple investigation about pine cones
  • Make a woodland crown

Making dens and nests for woodland creatures




Year 1 Spellings