Denton West End Primary School

Only our best is good enough

Balmoral Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 2JX

0161 336 3409

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Meet the Year 1 staff

Mrs Barry

Miss Maloney










Ms Elliott











Ms Potter

Yr1 Teacher Yr1 Teacher Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant

Home Learning W/B 30th March

Dear children and parents of year 1,

We hope that you are continuing to stay safe and well. All the year 1 staff are missing teaching you! We hope that you have enjoyed quality time with your family and managed to complete some of the activities set last week. Below are some new ideas to add to this. Please also refer to Mrs White’s latest letter on the home page.

Many thanks,

The Year 1 team


English: Continue to practice reading and spelling Key Words for year 1:

Spooky spellings


Continue to revise phase 3 and phase 5 phonics (continue with phonics play, ICT games is also good)

Phonics pop


Maths: Create your own Maths board game. Focus on addition and subtraction (answers not reaching over 20) for your questions. Get a dice and two counters and play together! Don't forget to write down the calculations and work them out. You can use objects to help you work out the answers. See below for some templates and examples.


Continue with basic number skills using numbots. Log in details are in the front of the planner.


Science: Make your own weather diary in a notebook and see if you can observe any seasonal changes. Could you make your own weather forecast to broadcast to your family or friends? You could ask someone to video you and make your own weather symbols. Don't forget to find something to use as your microphone!

Could you plant a seed, care for it and observe its growth?

Listen to the story of the Tiny Seed to help with your knowledge.


Art: This half term, the children really enjoyed their art sessions with Mr Doyle and they were taught how to sketch a face.

Can you make a portrait of yourself, your teacher or family member? Remember to use pencil to sketch the face first and then use paint, pastel or pencil crayons to add colour.

Home Learning - 23rd March 2020


Hello to our year 1 children, as today is our first day where you are learning at home, we have put together a list of ideas that could keep you busy! It would be a good idea to get yourself into a routine that you can follow each day, including an activity for exercise, Literacy, Maths, Spelling and something creative.

Here are some ideas to help you.



A range of home learning activities suitable for each year group can be found here on Classroom Secrets -

Please note, this link will only work on a PC/laptop and unfortunately is not compatible with phones or tablets.


Twinkle have created an excellent home schooling activity pack. There are many fun and exciting learning activities and challenges.

At 9:00am every day, Joe Wicks is doing a P.E lesson that you can do at home! This would be a really fun way to start your day and get some exercise. Follow this link to find the videos each day:

In school, both classes have been really working on our sentence structure and punctuation.

Children can read and watch the Easter story on Twinkl, and then write out their own version of the story, illustrating it with their drawings.

Children can also create their own poems based on Easter.

You could also write a book review about your favourite book.

To keep progressing with your spellings, please learn the spelling sent out last week – this can also be found on the year 1 website.

Phonics play is another free online resource which has many interactive games and resources. Username: march20  Password: home

In Maths, this term children have been concentrating on their number bonds within 20.  Why don’t you try and play on numbots for 20 minutes a day to keep your mind active? This learning can also be reinforced through games such as snakes and ladders, top trumps and connect four.

Creative ideas-

  • Paint a rainbow and display it in your window.
  • Chalk a picture on the ground.
  • Play in the garden – scooters and bikes.
  • Make an Easter card.
  • Bake a cake.
  • Lego 30 day challenge
  • Create your own project book – e.g. all about dinosaurs/unicorns/animals in the garden.


This list is no way exhaustive, feel free to be as creative as you can be and enjoy your family time together!

Year 1 really enjoyed creating and learning poems with Conrad Burdekin.

In ICT we have been coding using the Bee-Bots.

Year 1 enjoyed their walk around the local area.

This was part of our topic work - Houses and homes.

Thank you to all the parents and carers that came to help. 

Year 1 have set their own targets for the Autumn Term.