Year 1

Welcome to the year 1 class page.The year 1 teachers are Mrs Ward (Monday to Wednesday) and Mrs Brooks (Thursday and Friday) who are supported by Mrs Parkin.

Welcome to Year 1

The summer term is upon us, we’re all so excited to back in school and for life to be feeling a little more normal. Our topic this term is ‘The Seaside’. The children will be learning about how holiday’s to the seaside have changed within living memory, locating seaside towns using maps and atlas’ and finding physical and human features. We will also be using fiction and non-fiction texts related to the seaside.

Once the pool is opened up the children will be out swimming, they will also be doing athletics and batting and fielding. We will also be doing lots of lessons outside to make the most of the (hopefully) good weather.

Useful Information for Year 1
Staff working in Year 1 are:
Mrs Ward (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
Mrs Brooks (Thursday and Friday)

Our writing non-negotiables for every lesson are:

• Correct posture is in evidence when sitting down to write.

• Finger spaces are evident between words.

• Capital letters are used for names and the personal pronoun ‘I’.

• Capital letters are used at the start of sentences and full stops at the end.

You can help your child by doing the activities below:

Spend at least 5 minutes every day working on counting on and back in steps of 2, 5, and 10 from any number.

Learn your number bonds to 10 e.g. 5+3=8, 5+5=10 etc…

Read at least 3 times a week with an adult and discuss the text.

Practice spelling and reading the tricky words phases 2-5.

Practice reading and writing your phonics.

(Tricky words and phonics are on the resources section of Google classroom Year 1.)

Year 1 grammar guide for parents.pptx

Spelling Guide for parents

Reading at Long Crendon School

Useful Links

EnglishICT games (all year groups):

Top Marks (EYFS)
Top Marks (KS1)
Book themed activities
Amazon’s audible service has waived charges on a cache of children’s audio books.


Phonics Play –


Bubbles Multiples (year 2 +):
ICT Games (all year groups):
Top Marks (EYFS)
Top Marks (KS1)
Top Marks (KS2)
Carol Vorderman free access


Whizz Pop Bang (all year groups):
STEM competetion for families at home


Cosmic Kids Yoga:
A range of activities that the youth sport trust have compiled to be completed at home
A range of rugby activities to complete from home
Physical activity through lots of fun games and activities
Activities that can be done by the family with minimal equipment at home
Unicef resources which are great to complete at home
Loads of PE resources to be used
Fun games to be completed from all ages
Jump Start Jonny – fun daily workouts for children


Hour of Code:

Music Klass – you tube

National Theatre:

Useful 5 course webinars for parents

Useful websites recommended by the government

Useful links