Year One at home

Hello everyone, 

I hope that you are all keeping safe and well at home. For the next few weeks I will looking after the Year One page for Miss Dwyer and I will be adding some different challenges on here for you to have a go at. There will be some for English and Maths and then some for different areas of the curriculum. I will also add some links to different sites that might help you with any learning at home.

Don't try to replace the school curriculum at home, there are lots of different ways that children can learn. Sometime spent doing English and Maths will definitely help but spending time listening to and telling stories, keeping active, developing their imaginations through play and spending time as a family are all just as important at this time. 

If you do have any question you can get in touch with me through the MyEd app or on the email address .

I will do my best to answer any questions you might have. 

Look after yourselves, Miss Earley (Assistant Head and KS1 Leader)

Links to sites

* A great website where you can support your child to read at home is Oxford Owl Create a free log-in and explore e-books for your child to read, similar to those that are sent home from school.

* Another site to look at is Collins Big Cat. Go to Collins Connect and click on the teacher portal and enter


Password: Parents20!

* Phonics Play is a great website that we use in school to support the teaching of phonics and spelling. It is currently free to parents by using the following log in details:

username = march20 

password = home

The main phase to look at are phase 5 but it is also a chance to practice sounds from other phases that your child might be unsure of.

* Please click on the letter below for information about daily phonics lessons taking place online. These sessions are being delivered by English Hubs and are funded by the Department of Education. The sessions follow the same scheme (Letters and Sounds) that we use at OLV.

 Letter to parents & carers about online phonics lessons.pdfDownload
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As the weeks go on it is possible that your child will have more and more questions and maybe feeling more anxious even if they are not showing it. Here a couple of places to look if you would like any support around this. 

  • Jaime from Cosmic Kids Yoga has produced a useful YouTube clip for parents and children around using yoga to relive stress and manage anxiety
  • Headspace also have some videos on meditation that can that parents can do with younger children to help with managing anxiety and relieving stress
  • Imoves has opened their resource free to parents. I use this resource in class and it has some fabulous things on there. If you use the link below to create a parent account you will have access to lots of boredom busters and mental well-being activities.

Year One home learning super stars!

Learning Challenges 

Hi everyone!

As it is half term this week I will not be posting daily work. I'd really like you to keep practicing your number bonds so that you get quicker and quicker and to read some books with your family. I have also set a half term project that you can have a go at and there is the CSPTSA art competition that you can take part in. 

As a school we also have access to both Maths Shed and Spelling Shed. Both games can be accessed at The same login works for both sites. If your child has lost their login then please get in touch. 

Should you wish to revisit any past learning the worksheets and slides are further down the page. 

I will keep posting photos of our caterpillars so you can see how they are growing and you can join me for a story on Wednesday. 

I hope you have a lovely half term - missing you all lots. Keep safe, Miss Earley x

Links to support the project

Information about common UK wildlife:

What animals can you spot in this clip:

CSPTSA Art Competition- Deadline 9th June

This year, you can still take part in our yearly art competition along with the other Catholic schools in Bradford. Our school has been extremely successful in previous years and let's make this year the same. We usually do some work in class for this but this year is a little different with you been at home. All the information is in the flyer below. Please send any work completed to our class email at by June 9th.

That means you have a couple of weeks to think and prepare something. You are all fabulous artists. Let's show Bradford! 


Caterpillar Days

The caterpillars have everything they need inside the plastic container. The brown goo at the bottom is their food and they are definitely enjoying it. Have a look in the slides below to see just how much they have grown.

Time For A Story 

 Lion final Y1.mp4Download
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All your teachers at school know that you are fabulous! I know that sometimes it can be hard to feel that way but it doesn't mean that it isn't true. You can use this calendar to remind yourself how great you are everyday!


Daily work back on 1st June

Resources to support English at home


Daily work back on 1st June

Some extra maths from BBC bitesize in case you want to try some different challenges!

Counting on and back in 1s

Counting on and back in 2s within 50

Counting on and back in 5's


I will be adding slides here with challenges on from all subjects in the curriculum including Science, Art and Religion. Maybe you could pick one a day to have a go at. Don't forget I'd love to see what you have been up to so send a picture if you can. 

Most of all have a good time doing these challenges - learning should always be fun!

Online learning opportunities 

  • If your feeling creative then look at Rob Biddulph is an author and illustrator who is doing draw-alongs for his characters. They are really easy to follow and great fun to do! 
  • The teachers at Diocese of Leeds Music have launched a weekly music session. The session will take place at 11am every Monday and can be found at

Past challenges 

Week beginning 18th May

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Week beginning 11th May

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Week beginning 4th May

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Previous message and work set by Miss Dwyer

Dear all year 1 parents and carers 

I hope all is well at home and you are enjoying your home packs!

I am putting together a list of words that you may help your children to learn, please could you support your children to read and write each word. This will support the phonics we have been learning in the classroom. These will be sent out to you shortly. Please could you email me on with your contact details. That way I can send you a list that is specific to your child. 

Please could you support your children to practice writing short sentences; using finger spaces between each word, capital letters at the beginning of sentences and full stops at the end of sentences. 

Children may also practice their letter and number formations. 

Please use the maths resources on this page. If you would like to share anything that you have done with your children then please send me an email on the year 1 email address. 

If you have any concerns or if you need any specific work sending home, please contact me on the email address above. 

Many thanks 

Miss Dwyer


KS1 maths activities. Watch the video and then try the activities. Either print the sheets or copy them on to a piece of paper. Enjoy!




Fabulous facts!

Phonics resources: