Year One online learning

Visit our new page to see messages and videos from the staff at Minet!

Welcome to your very own page - specially made for the Year One pupils of Minet!

The year one team have been thinking about you all and have written special messages that are hidden behind themselves!

Try to find yours…

Mrs Bhambra has a special message for Lavender class if you click on her picture…

…and Mrs Draper too for both Lavender and Orchid!


Miss Mohamed says hello to her Dandelions


Hello to all the Daffodils from Mrs Sturgess


Hello from Miss Hassan to Orchid class

Monday 1st June

Please listen to ”I don’t want to wash my hands” read by Tony Ross. 

Discuss with your family what this story is about, and why this is important. Can you write a letter to the little princess explaining why it is important to wash your hands? Remember how we set letters out with ‘To’ and ‘From’ each on a new line. 

Monday 18th May

For this weeks writing task we would like you to follow the link to the Oak National Academy. 

Select Primary – Year and complete the daily )Monday to Friday) English lessons for week beginning 18th May (week 5).

There will be a focus on non-fiction text this week.

Please complete the lessons

Monday 11th May

For this week’s writing task we would like you to follow the link to Oak National Academy.

Select Primary – Year 1 and complete the daily (Monday to Friday) English lessons for week beginning 11th May. The story for the week in English is ‘The Tiger who came to tea’.

We have provided the link here too!

Monday 4th May

For your writing task this week, we would like you to read the poem ‘Make a Face’, by Tony Mitton. Please read through the attached document and complete the activities – have fun!

Writing Task – Face poem

Monday 27th April

Please use the writing document below. This is a unit of work based on Sidney the Spider- A Tale of Friendship. You can listen to the story by following this link:


Please start working through the attached unit booklet, ensuring that you carefully complete these activities first:

Story of Sidney Spider

Talk activity about the story

Reading response activities

Who said what?

Quiz Time

The written text is here  y1-writing

Monday 1st June

Can you complete the capacity activity using the document below? Your grown up’s at home will use the questions to challenge you. We have also included a vocabulary mat to discuss the key vocabulary. If you think you are ready for it, try the challenge cards too (they are trickier!)

Maths capacity-vocab-mat

Maths capacity-home-learning

Maths capacity-challenge-cards

Monday 18th May

For this week’s Maths tasks we would like you to follow the link to Oak National Academy.

Select Primary- Year 1 schedule and complete the daily (Monday to Friday) Maths lessons for week beginning 18th May(week 5).

Children will be applying their knowledge of number bonds and looking at 2 digit numbers.

Monday 11th May

For this week’s Maths task we would like you to follow the link to Oak National Academy. 

Select Primary -Year 1 and complete the daily (Monday to Friday) Maths lessons for week beginning 11th May. In Maths you will be looking at numbers to 100.

The link is also here!

Monday 4th May

Have fun playing these Maths games this week!


Monday 27th April

Choose a number between 5 and 10. Can you write down that number either in your home learning book or on a whiteboard/chalk on the floor/using paint? How many times can you write the number?

-Find 1 more and 1 less of that number

-Create that number using objects/toys

-Count on from that number/back from that number to 0

-Find that number around the house

-What numbers can you add together to create your chosen number?

-Can you find your number on a number line? To make the number line you could either write out numbers 1-10/ 1-20 yourself or your grown up could help you.


Challenge: Can you write some equations with your chosen number in? E.g. If you picked the number 5, you could write that 3+2=5/ 2+3=5/ 4+1=5/ 5-3=2/ 5-2=3/ 5-1=4 etc. Use some objects to help you show the answers practically.

Monday 1st June

For Phonics task this week we would like you to think about the different ways the oa sound can be made. Please read the PowerPoint phonics and complete the activities on paper.

Monday 18th May

For our phonics task this week we would like you to think about the different ways the igh sound can be made. Please read the PowerPoint  Phonics and complete the activities on paper.

Monday 4th May

For our Phonics task this week we would like you to think about the different ways the ‘ai’ sound can be made. Please read the Powerpoint below and complete the activities on paper.

Phonics Task

Monday 11th May

For Phonics this week we would like you to think about the different ways the ee sound can be made. Please read the PowerPoint below and complete the activities on paper.


Monday 27th April

Tricky Words: Please ensure you are spending some time each week practising tricky words with your child. Children should be able to read the words at speed which will improve fluency.

Monday 1st June

This half term we are going to learn about what animals eat. We all have different diets.

Some people eat meat, some eat halal foods and some people are vegetarians.

Different animals have different diets. Read though the  Science Presentation What Do I Eat

use the sorting cards(  Science – What Do I Eat Sorting Cards ) to complete the activity on the presentation.

Monday 18th May

This week, we are going to look at the group of animals called reptiles.

What are Reptiles? Reptiles are cold-blooded animals that are characterised by their scales and their ability to lay eggs.

Read through the Science – Reptiles power point and listen to the video on:

Answer the questions about reptiles. You can either print the Science worksheet out or write the answer on paper. 

Monday 11th May


  This week, we are going to look at the group of animals called birds.                                                                                                                                              

•Take a look at birds on this PowerPoint  science-common-birds

•Watch the BBC Bitesize KS1 clip, ‘What are birds?’ (save the quiz for later when we have   looked at more animal groups).

•Discuss the similarities and differences of each bird, relate these to their habitats (where they live).

•Go into your garden and listen to the birds chirping. How many different types of bird can you spot? Find out what they are called. Can you name any from the ‘Garden Birds’ PowerPoint?

•Can you write down 4 or 5 things that all birds have in common? (beak, 2 legs, feathers, wings, lay eggs, 2 eyes, most can fly).

Draw your favourite bird or make a bird collage. Label:  eyes / wings / feet / feathers / beak. Can you write a few sentences about it? 

Monday 4th May

Last week in Science we learnt about the differences between animals. Some have 4 legs, some have none! Some have fur, some have feathers! This week we are going to think about animal groups. Please read and complete the mammals activity on the Powerpoint.

Science – Mammals

Monday 27th April

In Science we want to learn about animals. By the end of our topic, you should be able to name some different groups of animals and be able to say which group an animal belongs to and why.

For this week, we would like to get you thinking about how animals are different.


  1. Sit down with a grown-up and see how many animals you can think of in 5 minutes. Write them down in a list or your grown-up can do it for you.
  2. Find the answers to some of these questions:
  • How many legs do they have?
  • Do they have wings?
  • What else do they have? Where do they live?
  • What do they eat?
  • What noise do they make?
  • How do they move?
  • What can they do?


  1. Can you sort your animals into 2 groups e.g.

Animals with 4 legs/Animals WITHOUT 4 legs

Animals with wings/Animals WITHOUT wings

Can you think of your own way to sort them?


  1. Choose one of your animals and write a few sentences about it.


  1. Draw a lovely picture of your animal.

Monday 1st June

Here are some of the songs that we enjoyed together when we were in school. Please revisit and recap our previous learning. They are very helpful, and I bet you could show your grown up’s what you know.

Days of the week –

Months of the year –

Count to 100 –

Counting in 10’s –

Counting in 5’s –

Counting in 2’s –

Alphabet phonics –

Phase 3 phonics –

Previous activities

Follow this link to learn about rhythm.  Listen to the videos and complete the 3 interactive activities.

Monday 1st June

Listen to this song.

How does this make you feel? Happy we hope! As we are all stuck at home and things often seem difficult. This week’s challenge is to create a well-being jar. Please follow the instructions in the document below to help you to do this. You can send a photograph of your jar via our twitter email:

Monday 18th May

When we say hurtful things to other people, we often can’t see the damage that we’re doing on the inside. Our classmate may appear fine, but they’re really hurting. On the other hand, our kind words can be used to build someone else up, and make them feel beautiful on the inside. Sometimes we say things when we are feeling sad or angry. It is ok to have these feelings however, we need to ‘think before we speak’ because what we say can hurt people’s feelings.


If you have a printer you can ( PHSE) and cut out the phrases. Otherwise, you can write them out onto pieces of paper of your own. Create two areas, you can label these ‘kind words’ and ‘unkind words’. Read the phrases. Which ones should go where and why? Questions: Have you ever heard these statements? What happened? Why? How did you feel? Would you like it if someone said this to you? What can you do if you hear someone saying unkind things to you or someone else? You can then role-play using two teddies or dolls.

PSHE phrases sheet: PSHE

Monday 27th April

Can you think about what a good friend is? How are you a good friend?


Can you draw one of your friends? What do they do that makes them a good friend? Perhaps you could write some labels or sentences about them.

Play a game with your family, showing how you can be a good friend. Taking turns and using kind words and hands are some ways to be a good friend and it is important for us to be friendly at home too!

Monday 18th May

Follow the link to learn about coding:

Listen to the videos, and complete the 2 interactive activities. 

Computing – Directions

Monday 11th May

We are currently facing a very difficult time. Schools are closed, and we must be grateful to all of the key workers who are keeping us safe and working hard to keep the world moving. Create a poster for a key worker of your choice, and send it to them. E.g. send a poster to the local care home, send a poster to the local fire station, leave a poster on the door for the post man or put a poster in your window. There are some examples to help you, but please feel free to be as creative as you possibly can. We can make somebody smile this week!


Monday 4th May

For your Art task this week, we want you to think about animals.

Visit  this page on the internet and follow the step by step guide on how to draw Safari animals.

You will need:

  1. A pencil
  2. A rubber
  3. A piece of paper
  4. Colouring pencils

Challenge Activity

Imagine your safari animal went on a walk in the jungle, what other jungle friends would he/she meet?  What tropical fruits would he/she stop to snack on?  What stream would he/she drink from to quench his thirst?

Maybe you can include this all in your drawing to produce your very own wild jungle.

We would love to see your pictures – please remember to email them to us.

Dear Year 1 Children,

We hope you and your families are safe and well.

For half term we have some fun activities to share with you… some of which the teachers have already had a go at.

  • Try some of the Lego Challenge Activities (Mrs Bhambra tried challenge 1)


  • Bake something yummy (Mrs Sturgess baked biscuits… there is a video on twitter for you to follow)


  • Paint something from the garden (Mrs Draper painted stones)

  • Have a picnic (Miss Hassan enjoyed hers – she baked biscuits for her picnic by following Mrs  Sturgess’s recipe)


  • Try to blow the biggest bubble (Miss Mohamed has done well with hers!)

  • Draw a chalk picture outside
  • Practise skipping and star jumping.
  • Paint a summer picture.
  • Play board games.
  • Tidy up your bedroom.
  • Write the shopping list.
  • Read, read, read!


We would love to see you completing some of these activities. Please send pictures to

It was St George’s day yesterday( 23rd April)  and we thought the following activity would be suitable for our year one children.

St George (famous for slaying the dragon) is the patron saint of England. He was a Roman soldier who protested against the Roman torture of Christians, and was killed for his beliefs. He is most famous for the story of his fight against the dragon. Please read the story and then either use the templates or draw your own shield design. What will you include in yours? You may even want to use recycling materials to make one.



  • Can you write a letter to someone you have not seen for a while?  It could be to a member of your family or maybe a friend. Tell them what you have been doing and what you miss doing. Can you add a question in your letter?

My Family

Think about your family:

  • What does your family look like? Who is in your family? Which members of your family live with you and who lives somewhere else? Do you have a big or small family? What jobs do the people in your family do?
    Spend some time looking at family photos. Do you have some pictures of your family members when they were your age? What about when you were a baby? How has your family changed?
    Is your family the same as your friends? What is the same and what is different?
  • Can you create a picture frame to go around a photograph of your family? You could use anything you like; pens, pencils, paints, wrapping paper, pasta, buttons etc. We would love to see your creativeness – remember you can email your finished work.

Science: Plants

Year 1 were learning about plants. We have learnt about the different parts of a plant and discussed what they need to grow efficiently.

For your home learning you can do an experiment yourselves to see how plants grow.

You will need:

  • A jar/container
  • Broad bean
  • Paper towels
  • Water

Step 1:

Put some soil or a paper towel in your jar/container.

Step 2:

Put your bean in.

Step 3:

Fold the paper towel over the bean to cover it slightly.

Step 4:

Find a safe area in your house with direct sunlight where you can put your jar/container

Step 5:

Water the bean once a day (remember not to use too much water as your bean doesn’t need a lot to grow) and watch what happens!

Step 6:

Keep a record of how your bean is growing.

You can write or draw what you see every day.

*Challenge – Try measuring the stem of your plant using a ruler to see how much it grows over time!

When completing this home learning with your child, try to use this key vocabulary:

  • Grow
  • Plant
  • Seed
  • Roots
  • Leaf
  • Stem
  • Sunlight
  • Water

Year 1 Home Learning

The Year 1 team would encourage all parents/carers to continue to support their children with the following tasks:

  • Challenge yourself to Reading Bingo
  • Read your home reading books
  • Ensure you log onto Bug Club and read the allocated books, remembering to answer the comprehension questions – this is really important as it will be our only way to ensure that children are reading the at the correct level
  • Visit Oxford Owl, register and follow the link for parents. There is a phonics guide, maths games and free e-book library – you can pick the age range appropriate to your child and you will have access to hundreds of online books
  • Use PhonicsPlay to keep practising your phonics. You can access the same resources that we use at school by using these details to login:

Username – march20

Password – home

Daily Classroom Online

The Oak National Academy is a new website which provides lots of online lessons for year 1 every week. Click on the schedule for Year 1 to begin your online journey. We will be having a look ourselves and letting you know which subject areas are new learning for you child and which would be revision.

BBC Bitesize are also providing daily lessons online. Click Year 1 to begin your learning.

Can you Tell a Story?

At Minet we love using Tales Toolkit to help us to create stories and use our imagination.

Click on the symbols below to find out a bit more about what they mean so you can start using them at home!

Visit our Tales Toolkit page for weekly challenges!

Other Activities for You

  • Log onto School Jam and complete your allocated Maths activities
  • Visit Top Marks for extra maths activities –  you can practise number bonds, doubling and halving
  • Sings songs – you can visit SingUp for ideas
  • Draw a picture of your favourite animal
  • Collect junk modelling and make a animal from it
  • Dress up and role play
  • Do some baking
  • Have fun!

Please ensure you check this page and our twitter page @minetinfants daily as we endeavour to update this regularly. If you would like to share any of your home learning then please email it to

The Year 1 team would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and wish you well. We look forward to seeing you when the school re-opens.