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Year 1

Picture 1 Dolphins Class
Picture 2 Sharks Class
Picture 3 Whales Class

Welcome to Year 1

Half Term Fun


All the Year One staff wish you a very happy half term break.. if you get bored and are looking for something to keep you busy please check out our May Half Term Boredom Busters; these can be found via the home learning folder.

Enjoy the sunshine next week and don't forget your hat!

Extra Home Learning Opportunities


If you are looking for some extra learning opportunities please visit our 'Home Learning' page and scroll down to the section 'Ideas for self isolation'. The folders have been updated with new reading, writing and maths ideas. Some you may need to print off but some can be used and read online -we have tried to make sure they are 'ink friendly' wherever possible. The reading comprehension has been set for children according to which colour-band they are currently reading; there is no reason why they can't try a different one but they might need a little more help!

You will notice there is a new V.E. day folder, please check out the resources added so far and don't forget to check back and see if there are more; ready for Friday 8th May. 

Have fun and stay safe cheeky 


Welcome Back


Hi everyone, we really hope you all had a lovely Easter break, ate some chocolate and kept busy with your families?

Every day there will be new 'home learning' sheets for you to work on, posted on the school website in our Year One home learning pages.

We have tried to make our learning sheets easy to follow and also something that you don't need to print out as you may be running out of ink by now. We have also tried to limit the amount of internet access you may need to complete tasks as your grown-ups may not have unlimited data.

Please try your best with the learning opportunities and keep practising all your lovely letter formations... why not write someone in your family a surprise note and leave it somewhere they will find it when they least expect it!

If you want to send us any photographs of your home learning, please do give permission so we can share some on the website or give you a shout out on Mrs Wigley's daily learning post... without permission we can't do this!

Stay safe and we are all thinking of you! laugh

Picture 1
Picture 1

The Year One team wish you all a very Happy Easter... there will be no home learning sheets for the next two weeks but we have uploaded some boredom buster ideas to keep you busy - they can be found in the Home Learning folders.

Have a lovely time and enjoy the sunshine in your gardens. Stay safe x


Wonder Words


Are you looking for our Wonder words (commonly known as keywords) and our parent guide to these?

Have you found the handwriting resources and useful website 'log in' details to help support learning at home?

Please do go to the main year group pages, then click on the other useful resources folder... here you will find may useful sheets to both support and help you.

Keep working!

Indoor Scavenger Hunt


Good morning our lovely Year One children (and your amazing parents too).

We all hope you are enjoying the sunshine in your gardens, balconies and even through the windows.

If you are looking for some entertainment for today, why not try out our 'Indoor Scavenger Hunt'?

We are sure you will have fun but don't forget to help out by putting everything away when you have finished.


*Ideas have been borrowed, thank you Mrs Wilde

Art Competition 

Here at Leesland Schools we were invited to decorate a board promoting the second hand uniforms available at Jacob’s Well in Gosport.

We had a lovely time thinking about how we all look so smart in our school uniforms before we drew ourselves.

Well done to all our winners who will have their artwork framed and added to the completed board, which will be on display in Jacobs Well very soon.

A big thank you to Mrs Strong and Stoke Road Gallery for some of the picture frames and also a big thank you to Miss Pottinger, who donated Easter eggs for each of our winners on behalf of Jacobs Well.

Some of the children stayed after school and helped to paint the board with some adults.


We hope you enjoy our wonderful artwork!

And the winner is 'What do you do if your house is a zoo?'

Year 1 enjoyed looking at Artwork by Paul Klee


We experimented with hot/cold colours, adding white to tint our colours.  We then made a ‘colour wash’ for our backgrounds and added details using oil pastels or charcoal. We linked our literacy and geography work, based on the stories of ‘Lost and Found’ and ‘Lila and the secret of rain’.  These stories are set in the South Pole and a Kenyan village so we had some interesting discussions about weather, climate and locations around the globe.  We hope you enjoy our final pieces of Art. 

They are currently displayed in the classrooms so if your child’s work is not on the website why not ask to pop in and have a look!

Learning in Action


'Thank you to all the grownups that joined us in Year One.  We enjoyed sharing our number bond work

and thinking about tens and ones.  We look forward to seeing you when we host the next one'.

Penguin Day


We are really enjoying our new topic – Winter Wonderland and learning lots of facts.

On Friday we had a ‘Penguin day’. We learnt to waddle like a penguin, how to look after an egg and measured penguins accurately with cubes… some are much taller than we thought!

We hope you enjoy our photos, why not ask us a fact about penguins?