Welcome to Year 1’s Class Page
My name is Mrs Millington and I am the class teacher for Year 1. I am also the Phonics, History, Geography and Global subject leader.
Mrs Eadie is our class teaching assistant on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning. She is very passionate about music and can often be found singing her way through school!
Here is a photo of me and Mrs Eadie on Opposites Day where we dressed as each other!
I am so excited for my new class of Year 1s to start in September! I feel lucky to know them already as I have been teaching them every Thursday for the past year. This always helps with the transition to the new class as they already know me! Fingers crossed for a more normal year this year!
Please watch the Greet the Teacher video below for information about Year 1 rules and routines.
Twinkl is a fantastic website full of ideas for the entire curriculum. They are currently offering free membership.
Go to Twinkl (click here) and use the offer code: CVDTWINKLHELPS
Discovery Education has videos, activities and resources for all areas of the curriculum. We have a school subscription so that you can log in at home. Click the login box in the right hand corner and select ‘Espresso’. Use the following login details:
Jack Hartmann has some great videos on youtube with everything from Maths and Phonics to dance routines!
Click here for some fun Maths games.
Songs and activities from BBC Bitesize
‘How to’ videos, games and activities from Oxford Owl
We use White Rose at school to plan Maths lessons and activities. Here are some home-learning packs.
Online lessons from Maths Hub
Fantastic videos about different Phonic sounds from Alphablocks
E-books and Phonics guides at Oxford Owl
Interactive Phonics games at Phonics Play. Use the username: march20 and the password: home to access premium activities.
To access free reading books at home (like the ones we have at school) –
Collins Big Cat books click on the Teacher portal and enter: Username: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: Parents!21
Click Collins Big Cat then select the colour band books that your child is currently on.
Oxford Owl books – on the right where it says Browse by Oxford Level, choose the colour band books that your child is currently on.
You can also listen to some age appropriate books being read (like the Look Up story we read at school) by clicking the links on this page.
Stories read by celebrities at Storyline
Stories read by astronauts from Space!
Here’s a link to a list of books that are suggested for Year 1 children. You could get these from the library or order online.
Click here for some ideas about Science at home – like experiments and quizzes!
The National Geographic Kids website has some wonderful videos and articles about nature, animals, countries and cultures.
There are 12 museums from around the world where you can take a virtual tour.
Watch the dance videos at Go Noodle for a quick brain break and stretch!
Great Yoga videos can be found at Cosmic Kids Yoga
The Body Coach has created some videos for home workouts.
Arts and Crafts
Mo Willems has created some lunch doodle videos that you can draw along with.
Rob Biddulph has some great step-by-step drawing videos.
Here’s a link to a whole host of illustrators and artists who are uploading videos for art at home.
Click here for some painting tutorials by Brush and Bubbles – there are some specific ones designed for children!
The following website allows you to play virtual musical instruments from a computer or tablet!
Click here for some music activities – use the same login details as the Collins Big Cat books above, then click Music Express.
More indoor activities
Here are 100 activities that can all be done indoors.