Year 1 2019 - 2020

Miss Jameson

Miss Jameson

Mrs Kinsella

Mrs Kinsella

Miss Hoyle

Miss Hoyle

Miss Smithers

Miss Smithers

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the school has had to close. However, this does not mean the children’s learning needs to stop. Every child should have received the home learning pack after Government advice to shut schools on Friday 20th March.

Purple Mash

This is the main access for your child’s learning. Children will be set 2Do tasks that they can complete. This includes Coding, which the children have been working through this term. Children can also share their learning to a class display board for the teacher and their friends to view.

Children should check daily for new activities or any updates.

If you cannot access Purple Mash, please contact school and we can try our best to solve the problem. 


Numbots: This is a new online maths resource to support children’s understanding, recall and accuracy of addition and subtraction facts. 

Your child has also been provided with 2 'Maths No Problem' worksheet booklets to complete.  

Some useful websites:

Read Write Inc

Read Write Inc are providing free interactive Read Write Inc: Speed Sound lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home. They will relead 3 short speed sound lessons with one of their everyday for the next two weeks.

The films will only be available at the times below:

Set 1: 9.30am and again at 12.30pm

Set 2: 10.00am and again at 1.00pm

Set 3: 10.30am and again at 1.30pm

Note: the films are streamed live and won't be available at other times. They will also release a film of a teaching reading a Poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2.00pm every day. The poems will be avauble to watch again and again on Youtube. 

Phonics Play is a website that is used to support children in learning to read by developing their skills in phonics. Currently, the website have offered their services for free to parents. The login is as follows:

username: march20

password: home

Please look at the Phase 2 - 5 tabs on the left and play these games with your child.


Children should continue to read daily. Keep a log of what your child has read. If you would like some free eBooks please use the link below

Lots of authors are now offering free videos of themselves reading their stories. Oliver Jeffers is offering these on his website. We love reading some of his stories in Reception!

Check our Facebook and Twitter Page, where you will find stories being read by our very own St Ambrose team. 


Next week is Holy Week.

I have attached a document: 'Holy Week at Home' which includes daily activities that you and your family can follow to prepare for Easter Sunday. 


Joe Wicks (Online P.E. Teacher) is hosting an online, daily PE lesson for children on YouTube at 9am. If you have missed any, do not worry! Scroll back on his channel where you will find all previous P.E. lessons. Parents/Carers, you can get involved too.

Cosmic Kids: Yoga, mindfullness and relaxation for children. This is an amazing resource which guides children through a range of stretches and breathing activities, by retelling many well-known stories. 


Your child was provided with 4 projects in their home-learning books.

Coding – Purple Mash

Science - Animal Research poster

English – Description of your favourite toy

DT – Puppet Design.

Well-being: Sketch book where children can complete the well-being challenges. They can decorate their book and fill it with drawings, pictures and writing. This is their book to be as creative as they can.


Please continue to check the documents at the bottom of our class page. Here you will find updated home-learning and fun challenges you can try at home!

Stay safe and remember to wash your hands with soap and warm water, whilst singing the ABC song!

Miss Jameson


In Year One, we work and play together, helping each other to achieve our best. We try really hard to work independently, persevere and aim high! We enjoy learning practically, exploring new topics and having fun!

Year 1 is a transition year as we start Key Stage 1 National Curriculum but we aim to make this as smooth as possible. Year 1 is a mixture of children learning through play and more formal tasks which will evolve by the end of the year so they are prepared for Year 2. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with me. 

Thank you

At the beginning of the year we held a 'Meet the teacher'meeting. I explained plans and expectations of your child in Year 1 and ways in how you can continue to support your child's learning at home.

Meet the Teacher Information Powerpoint 


There will be no spellings going home on Friday 20th March. However, scroll down to 'files to download' to see the full list of spellings that children in Year One are expected to learn, by the end of the year.

Science: Our Changing World - Plants

In this unit, the children will develop their EYFS knowledge and understanding of plants, where they identify, name, describe and compare flowers and trees in their local environment. The children will be working scientifically by making careful observations, grouping and comparing evidence from the natural world. They will communicate their outcomes in a variety of different ways, such as adding drawings or photographs to their ‘Our Changing World’ diary


R.E. : Lent/ Easter: Giving and Changing


Lent offers a time to reflect on life and change. This is a time to prepare for Easter. Change is a necessary part of healthy growth.

Scripture: John 12:24 Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain, but if it dies it bears much fruit.


History : The Magic Toy maker


           In this unit the children will be learning about the history of toys and games and identifying the similarities and differences between old and new toys. They will also experience a ‘Magic Toymaker Visitor’ where the children explore and play with a range of toys from the past and create a timeline of toys. The children will use a range of sources to find out information from the past, i.e. what toys were like in the Victorian times. They will then find out how the teddy bear got its name, by using a range of sources of information based on the American President Theodore Roosevelt.


Computing: Coding


This term the children will be introduced to coding through the 2Code tool on Purple Mash. Children will learn to make algorithms so that they can create their own computer program. They will then be introduced to block coding and will be continuously developing the skill of debugging throughout the term. By the end of the coding topic, the children will have created their own computing game, by insertng; a background, characters, motion, sound, commands and actions.

Online Safety

Year 1 have been busy learning how to stay safe online. They have explored Purple Mash; understanding the importance of logging on and logging off their device, the right to privacy and knowing what to do if something strange happens on their device. They learned a song from 'Childnet's Smartie the Penguin' to help them stay safe online. Give it a listen!

Files to Download

Year 1: Blog items

Dougal's Deep Sea Dive, by Mrs Maguire

Year 1: Gallery items

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Year 1: Calendar items

Summer Half Term, by St Ambrose RC Primary School

Inset Day, by St Ambrose RC Primary School

Inset Day, by St Ambrose RC Primary School

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