Year 1

Homelearning for Year 1

Welcome to the homelearning page for Year 1.

Now that your child is isolating for 14 days, please find guidance below surrounding the provision St Thomas’ has put into place to support you with home learning.

We are using a range of highly accredited web resources as a means to provide students with high quality, on-line video lessons and curriculum resources.

The image below provides some 'top tips' for creating a study area at home that will help you focus:


If your child is unable to attend school, please follow the links below to access learning for Year 1.


Block A - What are my dreams?

We are using the text 'Marvellous Me - Inside and Out' by Lisa Bullard to inspire our writing during this block of learning.

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You can listen to this story by following the link below:

During this block, you will produce a diary recount. You may want to include sentences about:

  • Can you choose one of your favourite days over the summer holidays and write a diary entry about that day?
  • Where did you go?
  • Who did you go with?
  • Why was that day so special?
  • Did anything unexpected happen? 

Follow the lesson links below to learn more about how to do it:



In reading, we will focus on listening and responding to a story to help us to answer questions.

Being able to listen and respond to stories are two important skills for children to learn. 

Learn more about listening, responding and interacting with a story by following the lesson links below:

Please continue to read for pleasure at home. Reading ten minutes a day can make all the difference. You may want to follow a recipe, explore a website together or curl up with a novel. There are great online audio books available too.



In Maths, we will be learning about place value within 10.

To begin we learn how to sort and count objects into 2 or more groups. Then we move onto counting forwards and backwards to 10, counting one more and one less and comparing numbers using the following symbols: < (less than), > (greater than) and = (equal to). 

Follow the lesson links below to learn more about place value within 10.

You could also continue to be a timestable whizz by going on Times Table Rockstar.


Wider Curriulum- Why can't a penguin live close to the equator?

Our first curriculum block has a Geography focus. We will be studying the North Pole, South Pole and the Equator. Follow the lesson links below to learn more about the climate, animals and adaptations at the poles and equator.

Why not choose an animal from either the North Pole, South Pole or the Equator and make a fact file about them!  Make sure you include:

  • Where they live
  • What the climate (weather) is like
  • What they eat
  • What adaptations they have have to help them to survive
  • What animals they live with

​​​​​​​You can draw a picture of the animal too!


R.E. - Why is the word God so important to Christians?

In R.E., we will be learning about The Parable of The Lost Son.

A parable is a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels.


Why not create a story book of the story of The Lost son and write a short sentence for each part of the story.



During your time working from home:

Students are expected to:

  • Complete all set work to the best of their ability.
  • Ask questions to further their understanding.

Parents are expected to:

  • Encourage and support their children's work as much as possible - including: finding an appropriate place for their son/daughter to work, checking that set work is completed and emailed to the class email.
  • Contact the pupil’s class teacher or the school office within school hours if there are any concerns.
  • Create opportunities to test your child’s learning and understanding of the day by engaging in regular discussions/ Q&A activities.


Please email any completed work to

If you have any urgent questions about home learning provision, please contact the office via phone or email.






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