St Mary's CofE Primary School - 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind...Love your neighbour as yourself.' Matthew 22 v37-40

St Mary's CofE Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1's class page

Welcome to Year 1!

A warm welcome to the Year 1 class page. We have a fun and exciting year ahead! The Year 1 staff are looking forward to working with both you and your children. Please remember if you have any questions then don't hesitate to contact us on ClassDojo. 


In Year 1 the class teacher is Mr Hoyle and the teaching assistant is Mrs Keeling 


Reading Books

Reading books are changed every Friday. Please remember to complete your child's reading record to show whether you have read with your child at home. Library books are also changed every week.


Please aim to return reading books on Monday morning.


Spelling and Multiplication Tests

Spellings will be sent home each week for your children to learn. They will then be tested on these every Thursday.  Results are available on request on classdojo. 



Our PE lessons are on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit and that all items are named. 


Show and Tell

Every Friday afternoon we will have show and tell session. If your child has something to show, please take a picture and send it to the class on ClassDojo and they will be given the opportunity to talk about their item.

Oxford Owl Tree Free ebooks for home reading


I have set up a class account with Oxford Owl who provide reading schemes to schools.  At the link below, you can click the pink "My Class Login" and enter the username and password sent via ClassDojo.


These books are free and in line with the colour reading bands that we send home every week.



Please see this terms spelling lists for Year 1.  Spelling tests take place on a Thursday morning.  

Phase 2 spellings
Phase 3a spellings
Phase 3b spellings
Phase 4 spellings

Storyline Online


A useful website I have used for those spare ten minutes is Storyline Online.  It is a great website of books narrated by famous authors, actors and singers with pictures to support their storytelling.  We have used it in class and it has proved popular.


Below is a video from Youtube where you can access other Storyline Online videos.  Alternatively, you can access the website at the link below.

Oak National Academy resources


You can access all of the weekly and half term resources at the following address:

Useful websites for home access

Home School support resources

Rising Stars


Here's a collection of free online activities from Rising Stars.  You will find a variety of ready-to-go lessons and activities for each year group across English and literacy, Reading, Maths, Science, and French.


BookTrust Hometime


With character quizzes, illustration tutorials and interactive games, the BookTrust makes story time fun for the whole family.


BP Education resources for science


You can find free biographies, education videos and science experiments at BP Education services.  The experiment using balloon rockets is interesting!



A great website to support numeracy lessons at home.  It provides many different practical aids to support your child, such as counters, number lines, hundred squares and other resources that they use in class.

British Council - Learn English Kids


This is a useful resource covering reading, writing and spellings.  There are many videos and activities children can do and it can also be used for teaching phonics too.


White Rose Maths

Here is a link to White Rose Maths home schooling resources.  They are suitable for all of the primary ages and have weekly lessons and activities supporting the National Curriculum.


Interesting things to do at home

Natural History Museum


You may need to stay inside but that doesn't mean you can't explore nature!  With the Natural History Museum you can learn about identifying insects, plants and fossils and there's a whole section about the A-Z of dinosaurs!  Try it out at the website below.

Art with Rob


I have been watching Draw with Rob for the last few weeks and Mrs Hoyle and I now have a great collection of drawings that he has guided us through.  I can't recommend his Youtube page enough if you want to spend an hour or so creating interesting characters.   Don't forget to send me your pictures!

#DrawWithRob 1 Gregosaurus

DrawWithRob is a series of draw-along videos that you can watch with your kids and, hopefully, make some nice pictures together. Please hit subscribe and sh...

Yoga for Kids


We have used these during P.E on occasion and the children really enjoy these sessions.  The link below is to the story of Frozen that has been adapted to include yoga poses.  There are a variety of yoga stories on the Cosmic Kids yoga channel.

Frozen | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Episode 32 | Frozen | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! An epic kids yoga adventure inspired by Disney's Frozen! Join Jaime as we make the epic journey through A...

The Children's University of Manchester


Another useful website is for The Children's University of Manchester.  This has been developed by the university and it covers a range of foundation subject areas.  It is aimed more at Key Stage 2 children but there are a few activities and information pages that younger children will enjoy.  This might also be useful for projects for later school life.



Joe Wicks P.E

P.E with Joe | Tuesday 31st March 2020

Day 7 of my 9am daily workouts 😀 Today we tried adding some music to the workout. Big thank you to George Ezra and Dua Lipa for granting me permission to use...

Oti mabuse and Marius Iepure FROZEN dance class

Scratch Jr


We use a variety of coding packages in ICT to teach coding to children.  One of these is Scratch Jr.  This is a useful coding app that develops children's understanding of algorithms and story building using coding.  It is currently free on the app store.


How to toon -  Art for children

How to draw a bat

How to draw a cute cartoon bat.

Brightly Storytime


This is a useful Youtube channel I have used in class for story reading.  The link below will take you to the Youtube channel and here is an example of one of her stories.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Read Aloud Picture Book | Brightly Storytime

Ms. Linda reads the all-time classic picture book about a little caterpillar with a big appetite. Eric Carle's beloved book recently celebrated it's 50th bir...

Useful websites for online gaming