St John's Upper Holloway C.E Primary School

Jesus said: 'Love each other as I have loved you'. - John 15:12

Welcome to the new section of our Year 1 page. This is where I will be posting the weekly home learning timetable / tasks as well as any other information you might find useful or important. Don't forget the list of websites at the bottom of this page which are all valuable learning resources during these unusual times. 

Remember - there is no need to get too stressed about the learning. It gives the children some sort of daily structure and routine but there are lots of other practical learning activities you could do at home e.g. cooking / baking, playing board games, exercising, researching a topic of interest making jigsaw puzzles, reading stories / books together, art activities and diary writing. 

Please don’t hesitate to email me with any queries you may have on - I am here to help and support as much as possible.  

Home Learning Timetables

Week beginning 11th May 2020

We hope you have had a lovely long weekend and did something VE Day related. We loved seeing some of your Union Jacks on Seesaw. Thank you for all the other amazing Seesaw posts. You have been working so hard. Don't forget to try Numberbots and Doodle Maths. 

So another exciting week of activities are posted here. It has also been sent round via Parent Mail. Most of your work is on Seesaw again this week, and you will find the links for the maths lessons here. 

I hope your seeds have started to grow. Remember to take photographs and post them so we can see them growing. 

Click here for this weeks Home Learning Plan 

As always, if you have any questions, please send us a Seesaw message or email us on 

We can't wait to see your learning! 

Banner Spring Flower - Free image on Pixabay

Week beginning 27th April

Thank you for all of your Seesaw posts last week. It has been wonderful seeing you, hearing your messages, marking your work and seeing all the wonderful things you have been doing at home. Please keep all of the posts coming! Most of your learning is on Seesaw this week so please log in. If you are having trouble email me and I will do my best to help you. 

This week we will have an online maths lesson. c

Our writing this week is around the Enormous Turnip and I can't wait to read your stories at the end of the week. Remember to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. I look forward to seeing all of your work this week! 

Click here for this weeks home learning 

Please don’t hesitate to email me with any queries you may have on - I am here to help and support as much as possible.  

Welcome back to the Summer Term! We hope you had an amazing break over Easter. This week we have a new set of home learning tasks for you. 

The focus for this week is Maths, Reading, Writing, Science, RE and Art. We will be using Seesaw to help capture the learning and to help with the home/ school communication. Your individual logins have been sent to you via ParentMail and there is a short video showing you how to log in below. Please email me if you are having any trouble. 

Remember to log into Doodle Maths and Numbots each day. I am looking for the top Doodler and we want to be top class this week... (Early Years beat us last week!) 


Remember if you have any questions please email or send me a video through Seesaw. 

Click here for this weeks home learning tasks 

Click here for the Punctuation Detective sheet

Want more? Click here for some more activities


Click here for instructions for logging into Seesaw


Easter Holiday Activities

Welcome to the Easter holiday! During this time we understand that it can be tricky to keep thinking of new ideas and activities to try, so we have compiled some exciting learning and fun opportunities to spend time as a family and enjoy each other's company!

Here are some ideas for you to try out this Easter holiday: Easter Holiday Activity Ideas

You are free to work on as much or as little as you would like to. However, I am asking that you work on Doodle Maths enough to keep you in the green zone. This is because it will keep your brains remembering all of the important learning we have been working so hard on! We also want to be the top doodlers in the school. Come on Year 1! 

Please send any photos of your holiday fun to me at the school email address for home learning:

I'm excited to see them!

As promised, here are clickable links to the experiments, crafts, and other ideas:

Grow your own Rainbow

Science Fun website

Toilet Roll Rocket Ship

Happiness is Homemade arts and crafts blog

One Little Project Easter crafts

Week Beginning Monday 30th March 2020

This week most of the work will be done online - so I can have a look at how it's going and to know what we need to learn next. The literacy tasks should be written in your home learning journal over the week. Please send me a photo of your writing using the email address above. I would love to read your work! Every day please read and log into Doodle Maths. There are three 'other' tasks to complete. Enjoy!

Click here for this weeks learning tasks

Click here for the video for this weeks writing

Click here to watch the Oliver Jeffers version of the story 

Click here to visit Phonics Play 

Click here to visit Doodle Maths

Click here to visit Spelling Frame




This term we will be learning about changes to living memory and will investigate this through transport. We will start with learning about the Wright Brothers and the building of the first aeroplane. We will then continue through time looking at Amy Johnson who was a pioneering English female pilot who was the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia. Finally we will arrive on the moon looking at the first moon landing and Tim Peak focusing on the improvements made in space travel over the last 50 years. We will learn the names of the continents and oceans and will start to make simple maps using a key.  

Websites to support learning

Purple Mash-

BusyThings on LGFL

BBC Bitesize-


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Welcome to SpringTerm in Year 1!

Welcome back to the Spring term. We have a busy term filled wih lots of term full of fun and learning planned and we appreciate your support on this journey. This term we will be studying a Humanities and a Science topic. Read below to find out more!

Click here to read our curriculum letter


During the first half term we will continue to work through Phase 5. We will consolidate our knowledge of the new sounds we have learnt and will be looking at alternative sounds, for example, a for acorn, i for mind. Teach your Monster to Read and Busy Things on the LGFL (lgflbusythings) are a fun way to support  your child with this at home. 

Please try and work on the high frequency words and year one common exception words daily. These are so important for success in reading and writing.

Click here for a list of the high frequency words and common exception words.  


Homework is given out every Friday and should be returned on the following Wednesday.  Homework is linked to the learning we are doing in class each week and is used to consolidate learning and provide additional practise. Please remember to support children with their homework and not do it for them.   



Reading books will be changed everyday. Please read with your child every day and record a comment or note in the yellow reading journal. 


What are materials? Where do we find them? Our Science unit this term is Materials. We will investigate, name and identify wood, plastic, metal, glass, rock, brick, water and other materials. We will then identify their properties and understand that many objects can be made from a range of different materials, for example a spoon can be made from wood, metal or plastic. We will test materials to compare their properties.

On the week beginning the 10th of February we will be having a science week, where pupils will be conducting exciting investigations throughout the week. There will also be a family science event so watch this space for details. 


Websites to support learning

BusyThings on LGFL

BBC Bitesize-


We have learnt to name all the coins and used 1p coins to make totals. We loved playing shops and using the coins to buy things. 


As part of our Science unit on Animals including Humans we investigated our five senses. We wanted to know about taste so we put on a blind fold and tried to work out what we were tasting and say if we liked it or not. Most people agreed that Vegemite is not nice! 


Watch out! Aliens are about!

Beegu crashed his spaceship in the playground. We enjoyed reading the story and writing descriptions of Beegu and his planet.