Gloucester Road Primary School

Gloucester Road
Nursery & Primary School

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Welcome to Year 1. 

The Year 1 Team are: Mrs Platt and Mrs Philcox

Here is our class blog 

Here is our Class Wishlist on Amazon 


A message from Mrs Platt during school closure

Hello Year 1,

I want you to know that I miss teaching you all everyday. Whilst you are away, please use this time to bake, paint, complete crafts, watch a film, build a den in your living room, do a puzzle and have fun with you family. Try to read as much as you can and keep going on NumBots too. Whilst at home, there are lots of other learning activities that you can do as well. Please see the Year 1 Homework information below and links to other online support and learning. 


I hope that we all get to see each other soon - keep shining brightly like the little stars you are!  

Take care,

Mrs Platt, Mrs Philcox, Mrs Hymas and Miss Jones


To get in touch email 


Year 1 Home learning

These two online learning platforms have daily lessons that your child can complete.


For phonics please visit the following websites:

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 5/6

You can find more websites linked to other areas of the curriculum at the bottom of this page.


Offline Home Learning:

Here is a link to some offline home learning activities you can try at home in Summer Term 2:

Offline Home Learning Task Ideas


You can also have a look at some of the below tasks that were set for Summer Term 1 that you can revisit at any time.


Week 1 (week beginning 27/4/20)


Week 2 (week beginning 3/5/2020)

Please watch the video link below for the story of the week and to hear the offline activities explained.

View document week_2_year_1_5_5_20.pdf

 Week 3 (Week beginning 11th May)

The Old Toy Room Story and offline learning instructions

Year 1 Week 3 Offline Learning


Year 1 Maths Video for Parents- Addition


Week 4 (Week beginning 18th May)

Week 4 Video- The Messy Magpie story and offline learning instructions

Year 1 Week 4 Offline Learning PDF document

Phase 2 Phonics videos week 4

Phase 3 Phonics videos week 4

Phase 5 Phonics lesson week 4

Year 1 Maths Video for Parents- Subtraction

Maths in Year 1:

    • Children need to use Numbots at least 3 times a week using their own login details. This is to ensure that they develop their Maths fluency skills.

Reading in Year 1

Your child will be given a book and a reading diary to bring home. They need to read their book twice with an adult and be able to retell the story before bringing it in to swap for another book. Their reading record needs to be signed by an adult and an adult or the child needs to comment on the book. You can also access reading books matched to the colours that the children read at the website below. An email has been sent to all parents with login details.


Children should practice reading the Year 1 common exception words which are listed below.

Spellings in Year 1

Here is an overview of the Year 1 spellings. Children should also be able to spell the 45 Year 1 Common Exception Words. 

Year 1 Spelling Lists 

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words

PE in Year 1

On a Wednesday children need to come to school wearing P.E. kit.

Whilst at home you can use the following links:

Cosmic Kids Yoga has some great yoga stories- if you do one a day then you will get very flexible and strong


Joe Wicks has a range of active workouts on his youtube channel- I especially like the 5 Minute Move and the Active 8 ones. Try to do one a day and you will be super fit and healthy when we come back to school.


If you would like more learning activities to do at home with your children please see the below websites. Also, if you click the learning tab at the top of the homepage to this website and click on home learning there is more information.