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Whipperley Infant Academy ‘Learning, Growing, Together’

Year 1

Gemini       Phoenix       Aurora 


Picture 1 Afsana - Stacey - Jahanara
Picture 2 Catherine - Pauline - Saibe
Picture 3 Wajiha - Tali - Wendy

Welcome to Year 1


Below you can find lots of different home learning ideas for the next few weeks, don't forget to keep checking as we'll be updating this page all the time. It's important to be reading every day and keep the learning active and fun! You can always check out Reception and Year 2 pages for some extra ideas.

Keep safe,

The Year 1 Team 





Learning At Home Week Seven 18.5.2020

Please see the grid below for some ideas that you could use to support your child with their learning at home over the coming week. Remember to read and work on phonics as much as you can, the links for eBooks from Oxford Owl and Phonics Play are further down the page.

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The Snail and the Whale Song

Have fun listening to Julia Donaldson singing 'The Snail and the Whale' song.
Can you join in with some of the words in her song?

Stories read aloud by their fabulous authors and illustrators.


I hope you have fun listening to some great stories read by their own authors or illustrators.

What story did you enjoy?

What is happening in the story?

Where is the story taking place?

Who are the characters?



Axel Scheffler Reads Stick Man

Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Supertato by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, read by Sue Hendra

Bumblebear | Read by Nadia Shireen | Time For Stories | 5 Minute Full Read

Caryl Hart reads from When a Dragon Comes to Stay

Barry the Fish with Fingers read by Sue Hendra

The Gingerbread Man Story by Clare

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What do you think happens at the end of the story? Watch this video to find out!

The Gingerbread Man story



Use the link below to help you to make some story stones to act out the story.


Jahanara reads a story! WATCH IT NOW! What new information have you learnt from it? 

Story by Jahanara

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Goldilocks and The Three Bears story by Clare

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears lyrics

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The Night Pirates

Listen to Catherine read The Night Pirates and then try out the activities suggested at the end.

Art In Nature

Have a look at my short photo video of my artwork. After going on a walk to the woods, I collected items from nature to make a colourful picture. My work was inspired by an artist called Andy Goldsworthy who uses items from nature in his artwork. The next time you go for a walk see if you can collect petals, leaves, sticks or stones to make a colourful picture. You could get extra creative and use colourful items from your home like toys or clothes to create a picture. Look at the videos below on Andy Goldsworthy and talk about his artwork with your family.

Art In Nature by Clare

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Andy Goldsworthy (1956) : Land art and environmental art


Just a reminder that PhonicsPlay is something we use at school to support phonics teaching, and that their subscription is currently free! Use the link below to access lots of games and resources to support your child. 


Phonics Lessons


Over on Letters & Sounds YouTube channel they are adding a Year One phonics lesson every weekday at

10.30 am. It's a fantastic idea to watch this with your child and help them brush up on their phonics. Use the link below and see the videos below to see what they have on offer.

Parent and carers guide to pronouncing phonemes

Intro to the Year 1 lessons

Special Message for Year 1 from all your teachers! WATCH NOW!

Tiddler by Julia Donaldson read by Catherine

Watch and listen to the story and then try out the activities.



Stacey reads Winnie's New Computer

After you have listened to the story try the ideas in the videos below

Can you spot the sight words?

Create a spell

Create a new ending

Thank you NHS

Listen to this story by Parveen! You will love the ending!

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Challenge time!!

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Look at Jahanara's daughter, Liyana. She is such a great dancer. Why don't't you dance along with her too? 

Dance with Liyana

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Look at Stacey's son, Lucas! He definitely has some cool moves! Try it too! 

Dance with Lucas!

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At school, we use this platform to plan for our Art curriculum. It has many resources suitable for children, teenagers and parents. You can access this at home to engage in some fun art led activities! Here is the link to the page.

CLICK HERE --> https://www.accessart.org.uk/art-resources-for-home/

Please see below lessons that your children can learn whilst isolating at home

Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.

Follow the link below:


  • Click on subject
  • Click on your child's year group
  • Click on a subject that your child would like to learn

Daily lessons are here!

BBC Bitesize are bringing you three new lessons every weekday, with videos, activities and more.


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Let's get singing!  Sing Up have produced a wide range of singing resources for free. Simply click on the link above to get started!


Song of the Week

Every week Sing Up will be adding a 'song of the week' teaching video with some activities that go along with it.



Sing Up have created special themed playlists for you - Silly stuff, Relaxing/soothing, Songs to get moving and Empowering/inspiring. They are great for singing but you can also listen and dance to the songs at home.


Songs and activities for learning about topics

Click on ages 4 - 7 EYFS and KS1 to access some great songs for Year 1.


British Sign Language / Makaton

Click on the British Sign Language/Makaton link to sing and sign with a range of signing videos.

I hope you enjoy singing some Sing Up songs at home.

Look at these helpful reminders through these famous story books! It's great! Which ones are you following?

Emoji Book Challenge - Can you guess what the book is from the emojis?

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Send us a message with your answers! What do you think the name of the stories are from the emojis? You can add your name and class name in the message!

Here are some songs below from Clare that you can sing at home with your family! 

Sing a rainbow

Sing a rainbow - Sing Up

This is a signed version of a well known, popular song which takes us through a musical journey of all the colours in the rainbow.

'Good to be me' song.

Good to be me - Sing Up

'I once saw an elephant' song

I once saw an elephant

This is a cheerful song about animals that play instruments. Use the video to help you to sing and sign the song.

'Shake my sillies out' song.

I hope you enjoy listening to me singing the 'Shake my sillies out' song. You might like to sing along with my recording of the song.


Shake my sillies out lyrics

Shake your sillies out!!!

Have fun singing the 'Shake your sillies out' song from the learning station video.

Milkshake - Koo Koo Kanga Roo | GoNoodle

GoNoodle is a fun and exciting way to get the children moving. Check out their other videos! It's amazing!

Line Riders - Beethoven's 5th

Listen and watch carefully. What happens when the dynamics change in this music? Are the sounds all the same? Is the rhythm always the same? What happens to the pace?

Enjoy a story read by one of your teachers


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          "I will not ever NEVER eat a tomato" read by Catherine (Phoenix)


          "Biscuit Bear" read by Catherine (Phoenix)

David Walliams releases free audio story every day. Visit his website to listen! 


Home Learning Activities 

Ideas for Home Learning:

Here are some useful links that you can explore at home. Please select the correct age range for your child...






Free audio books


Amazon have cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed.  All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link 


Access to the packs

Missed out on the packs we sent home? Do not worry. Here are some of the tasks that we have put together. Please have a go at these challenges with your child over the next few weeks!

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Please make sure you are reading with your child at home. You can play some of these games when you have finished the books: 

Become a book detective: 

- Can you find all the sight words? 

- Can you find .... digraphs? 

- Can you find the word .... in the book?

NEW!!! Get your child reading all these words. Try one a day. Get them to read it and then write it! Can they complete this challenge for all the words?

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YouTube Clips for Use in Lessons: