If you have any questions specifically relating to this work, we can be contacted using our special ‘class’ email addresses below. 

(Please note, these email addresses should only be used for matters relating to home-learning. We will of course endeavour to reply as soon as possible, but do be aware teachers can only send emails from this account on weekdays between 08:30 – 17:00.

All other issues or queries should be emailed to admin@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk and they will be forwarded to the appropriate member of staff.)

Miss Reid - Discovery  Class - 03:


Mrs Imeson - Voyager Class - 04:


Hello from Mrs Campbell

Hi Year 1  I just wanted to say a big hello and well done to you all!  Mrs Imeson has been telling me such great things and I know she is very proud of you all.   After seeing some of your work on the website, I just have to say Wow! I was lucky enough to see your creative art work and all of the wonderful maths and writing you have been doing. I loved the bird fact files and was very impressed by the delicious baking!  It was great to see the photographs of some of you having fun in the snow, building snowmen and sledging.  I have been busy helping my daughter Lily with her home schooling in the mornings and then going on lovely, long dog walks in the afternoon.  We have also been doing lots of home baking and writing stories.   I know that my daughter is really hoping for more snow but I am really excited for the arrival of spring and love spotting any signs that spring it on its way.  Have you seen any signs of spring when you have been outside?  Take care and keep working hard.  Love Mrs Campbell.x


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Frankie Wheeler(less than a month ago)

Hello the ten frames the bottom one has 6 aliens the middle one has 4 aliens if you moved them togerher it would make 10 6 + 4 = 10 so only one frame would be empty. Good maths thinking Frankie. From Mrs Imeson

Dani Fliski(about a month ago)

I went sledging down a big hill with mummy nanny and my brother Ethan. It was great fun.

Frankie Wheeler(about a month ago)

Frankie thinks the pictures are 2 different wood logs painted black. Thank you for your super guess Frankie. I thought it was a carpet and I was really surprised it was a feather. Were you surprised? Mrs Imeson

William Hodges(about a month ago)

I built a snowman and went out on our sledge that is very old because it used to belong to my Mummy!

Dani Fliski(about a month ago)

I have found 12 ways using adding subtraction and multiplication

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Year 1's Home Learning Hub


Welcome to Year 1's Home Learning Hub!

Here you will find learning tasks to do at home.  If you have any questions regarding the work, please contact us using our class email addresses and we will be very happy to help.  We will try to get back to you as soon as we can.  

Thank you so much to those of you who email your super work to us. It is really important that you keep in contact with us each day either at the Zoom or via Seesaw or both.  It is great to see your amazing work and if you let us know if you are happy for us to share the work you send, we will add some to the slideshow of your photographs.  You can then proudly share how you are shining brightly and you can see what your friends have been doing too. 

See you soon in the Zoom sessions at 11.30am and 3pm each school day.

Take care and stay safe,  

Mrs Imeson and Miss Reid


Tuesday 11.30 Zoom

Tuesday morning we will play another game of 'musical tricky words'!. Please come to the Zoom with the words 'some', 'come', 'by', 'one' and 'were' on separate pieces of paper and be ready to have a dance. 

Look - the chicks are growing!

Thank you for the wonderful work and photographs.  We are proud of you all shining so brightly! 

Can you spot any of your amazing work? 

Can you see any of your friends?  (Photos from 25.1.21 onwards.)

Please keep reading and enjoying lots of different books - 

The full list of our Year 1 50 best books can be found HERE

Through Wiltshire Library you can read eBooks, eMagazines and listen to eAudiobooks on tablets and smart phones - for more information click here.  

For details on joining Swindon Library to access online books click here.  


Click the image above to access Oxford Owl site.  Click the 'My class login' button. Please email for the login and password.

Here you can access an enormous selection of eBooks and you can now access the Floppy's phonics extra practice zone too!  There are also other tips and resources to support home learning.    


Mathematics in Year 1

Key Learning and Vocabulary

Click the links below to access our knowledge organisers.  They capture the key learning for the term and list the specific language that we will be using in each year group. In our maths lessons, we explain how we know something is correct and reason by using mathematical vocabulary.  (These will be added to throughout the year.) 

Term 1 = Click here

Term 2 = Click here

Term 3 = Click here

Term 4 = Click here

Term 5 = Coming soon 

Term 6 = Coming soon

Calculation Policy

This document shows the main methods taught in year 1 for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  

Calculation Policy

Useful information and links to Mathletics and Ed Shed.  

Subject Activity Notes


During the week log in to your Mathletics account.

Complete any assigned activities. 

If you have completed all assigned tasks, you could spend time exploring the other games and challenges on the website. 

 Click below to download free maths booklets that have been specifically written to use at home.  

Spelling and Handwriting 

Log onto EdShed using your username and password.

Click 'challenges' and have a go at the challenge set (click play).


Login to Letter-join and explore the site.

Phase 3 sounds below that you learnt in Reception.   

In Year one we learn the Phase 5 sounds.

Reading Please keep reading and enjoying lots of books.  See the library links above.  

Common Exception Word Mat for Year 1.  

These are words we need to recognise when reading and try to spell correctly in our writing.  



Monday 1st March 2021

Subject Activity Notes


(30 minutes)


Number Facts Quizzes 

How are you getting on with the maths facts challenges? 


Remember, if you are getting quicker and completing more questions each time you try then you are doing a great job!  Keep trying to beat the 2 minute timer and answer 16 questions.   


Don't forget, you might find it helpful to use small items to help you answer the questions. 


 Access the challenge that you are up to. 

Click below to access the following - 

Addition facts of 5 top tips.

Addition facts of 5 number challenge.


Subtraction facts of 5 top tips.

Subtraction facts of 5 challenge. 


Addition facts of 6 top tips. 

Addition facts of 6 challenge.  


Subtraction facts of 6 challenge.

Play snakes and ladders from your pack.  







(30 minutes)


We are going to work our way through the alphabet, starting with c and d.

We are going to be practising our capital letters at the same time. 

Go to Image result for letterjoin  Click on 'easy letters'. At the bottom of the screen you will see the alphabet. Scroll along and watch how to form 'a' and 'b'.

Then click on 'more letters' along the left hand side and choose 'capitals'. Watch how to form the capitals.  

Practise forming the lower and capital letters on a piece of paper. 


Click here if you would like to print special handwriting paper to help you with your letter sizes.   




(20 minutes)



Click on Felix to go to today's phonics lesson. 

Image result for twinkl felix

Complete the 'oy' roll and read! You could play this with a partner or on your own.  

 Image result for oy roll and read

Keeping Active

(20 minutes)


Create an obstacle course from items around the house, that includes balancing, crawling, stretching, throwing and catching. 



We would love to see your obstacle courses!

Other Learning

(20 minutes)


Click here to find out about St David. 

St David's Day is celebrated on 1st March.







Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Subject Activity Notes


(30 minutes)



 Fractions - Click below for your lesson on finding one quarter of a shape.  





Click here for a print out of the task and answers.




(30 minutes)


 Supermovers – Holbeach Blog

 Click above to learn about prefixes and suffixes with Monty Mole. 

In Year One, we learn the prefix 'un' (untie) and the suffixes 'ing', 'est', 'er' and 'ed'.

Can you think of any words that include these prefixes and suffixes. 


Click here to learn more about prefixes and suffixes.  


(20 minutes)


 Click on Felix to go to today's phonics lesson. 

Image result for twinkl felix


Image result for picnic on pluto phonics play

Choose phase 5 then ''+ir'.

Keeping Active

(20 minutes)


 Dance along to 'Who Let The Dogs Out?'  




Other Learning

(20 minutes)

Moses and the Burning Bush
Our values for this term are Truthfulness and Trust. This story is about putting trust in God.
Moses was looking after his flock of sheep. One day he was searching for a stray sheep when he saw a bush on fire. The bush was burning but no leaves fell or turned to ash.
He heard a voice.... watch the video clip to find out what happened.
Moses had an incredible job to do. Would you take on a job like this or would you need encouragement?
Did Moses take on the jobs God gave him because he was scared of God or because he believed and trusted him?







Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Subject Activity Notes


(30 minutes) 



Fractions - Click below for your lesson on finding one quarter of a quantity.  

Click here for a print out of the task and answers.


(30 minutes)


Find out how to use question marks with BBC Bitesize. 

CGP English book page 10.

On Friday we are being visited on Zoom by Nicola and her guide dog.  

What questions could we ask Nicola about having a guide dog? 


Question word mat


For example, 

What is your dog's name?

When did you get your guide dog?

How does your dog help you?


(20 minutes)


Click on Felix to go to today's phonics lesson. 

Image result for twinkl felix



Keeping Active

(20 minutes)

Get creative and practise forming a question mark. Could you use chalk, or make it out of rocks in the garden? Maybe you could use pieces of pasta. 


This will help our formation of question marks when we write them and it will also help our fine motor and handwriting!


Breaking the Rules: Question Marks in Dialogue and Informal Communication –  Write with PersonalityPlain Penne Pasta In Shape Of A Question Mark Overhead High-Res Stock Photo  - Getty Images

Paperclip Question Mark Stock Photos - FreeImages.com

Other Learning

(20 minutes)




Thursday 4th March  2021

Subject Activity Notes


(30 minutes)

 Login to your Mathletics account.

Complete any assigned activities. 

If you have completed all assigned tasks, you could spend time exploring the other games and challenges on the website. 

CGP Maths book - page 16 and 17.

Remember you can access this account anytime.  We can see how well you do when you play the games and how much you play.  Well done to those children who have regularly accessed their accounts.

The login details will be in your reading record but if you are unable to find them please email.   


(30 minutes)

World Book Day 

 Today we would like you to choose from one of the activities below. 

  • Write a description of your fancy dress costume. Don't forget to include lots of adjectives (describing words).
  • Write a book review of your favourite story. What happens in the story? What do you like about it?
  • Write your own story, making sure it has a clear beginning, middle and end. 
  • Design a new front cover for your favourite book or the front cover for your own story. Don't forget to include the title and the author.  




(20 minutes)

Choose your favourite book and find your favourite place to read. Is it in the garden? Is it in a den? Perhaps you love to read all cosy in bed.

Enjoy 20 minutes reading your favourite book for pleasure. You could do this on your own, or with a family member.  

Don't forget to show us a picture of you reading in your favourite place!





Keeping Active

(20 minutes)

Have some fun outside.

Whatever the weather wrap up warm and dry and get outside. As it is World Book Day, you could take some toys outside and make up or own story or retell a story you already know. 


Image result for traction man is here


Click here to listen to 'Traction Man is here' by Mini Grey. This is a story of a little boy's Christmas present and the adventures they go on together.  

This is one of Miss Reid's favourite books. 

Other Learning

(20 minutes)

 World Book Day! 

Today we would love you to spend the day dressed up as your favourite book character. Don't forget to share your costumes with us on Seesaw!

You could also design your own book mark, complete this word search or go on a World Book Day scavenger hunt!







Friday 5th March 2021

Subject Activity Notes


(30 minutes)

 Maths Challenge 1.  Partitioning 16. 

Click here to hear Mrs Imeson introduce challenge 1.  

. Extra Maths Challenge.  

Click here for answers to challenge 1 and 2



(30 minutes)

After our Zoom today, can you write down anything you can remember from our chat with Nicola and Yvonne. We want you to really focus on finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. Did you learn something new? What was your favourite thing you learnt?

Watch Alma the Guide Dog out with her owner. 


(20 minutes)

Find and enjoy a story about a dog at home. Don't forget you can check on Oxford Owl for one. 

Dogger: Amazon.co.uk: Hughes, Shirley: 9781862308053: Books

Click above to listen to 'Dogger', a story about a boy and his toy dog. 

Can you spot the difference between a Guide Dog and a Pet Dog? 

Keeping Active

(20 minutes)


Join in with Joe Wicks live at 9am to start the day!

 His PE lesson is streamed via YouTube, so please as a grown-up at home before accessing.


Other Learning

(20 minutes)

 We are very lucky as Nicola and Yvonne are going to join our Zoom sessions today.  They will tell us about the amazing journey a puppy takes  to become a Guide Dog.  

Click here if you would like to make a donation to Nicola's Just Giving page and help her raise funds for the Guide Dogs.  

 Draw a Guide Dog - click here for help.  






Look at our 'Shining Brightly' slideshow from the start of lock-down.

Do you remember when we were all at school and went for an Autumn walk?  

The Phonics play link below is one we use a lot in the classroom and the children will be very familiar with the games.  Lots of our home-learning will be using this website.


Username: jan21

Password: home

Oxford Owl for Home


Lots of free resources for Primary age




Twinkl is no longer free to access




Get moving and keep fit with these great videos and activities for children of all ages.

Animal watching https://www.paigntonzoo.org.uk/explore/webcams


Khan Academy


Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.


BBC Learning


This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.




Creative computer programming

National Geographic Kids


Activities and quizzes for younger kids.




Learn languages for free. Web or app.


Mystery Science


Free science lessons


The Kids Should See This


Wide range of cool educational videos


Crash Course Kids


As above for a younger audience


Crest Awards


Science awards you can complete from home.


Paw Print Badges


Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.




All kinds of making.



Cbeebies Radio


Listening activities for the younger ones.


Nature Detectives


A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!


British Council


Resources for English language learning

Big History Project


Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.


Geography Games


Geography gaming!

Red Ted Art


Easy arts and crafts for little ones


The Imagination Tree


Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.


Toy Theater


Educational online games


DK Find Out


Activities and quizzes