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Part 5 of The Enormous Crocodile

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Part 4 of The Enormous Crocodile

Oh no! The Enormous Crocodile is up to more tricks! Watch out children!

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Part 3 of The Enormous Crocodile is here!

What will that crocodile do next? 

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The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl (Read by the Year 1 Team!)

Part 2 of the Enormous Crocodile is here! Watch it now to see what the sneaky crocodile is doing.

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Year 1 Home Learning! Welcome to the Summer Term.

Year 1 Newsletter Summer 2 2020(1)

Hello Hedgehogs and Cheetahs! This is your home learning base.

You will find a range of activities to have a go at. We hope that you get lots of time stretch your brain muscles by keeping active, playing games together and being imaginative with your toys.

We are here to help. You can get in touch with any questions or send examples of things you have done!


Have fun and stay safe. From the Year 1 Team.

Home Learning Chart!

We would love to see photos of what you get up to. Remember, you can send them to year1@dovecote.school


Phonics Support

Click here for live phonics. Year 1 should be working on Set 2 and Set 3!

These documents explain what phonics is and what you can do to help at home.

Looking for more?

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BBC Bitesize have produced some extra resources for you to explore at home.

If you are looking for more activities to do to support learning at home, be sure to check it out.

You might have a browse of the website and decide it's not for you - that is completely fine. We will leave the link here just in case it is helpful for you at any time.

What is Phonics?

Here is a help sheet explaining what phonics is and how you can help your child learn to read at home. The children really enjoy spotting the sounds in words!

Keeping active

It is important to stay healthy and active. Fitness at home can be fun!

Cosmic Kids Yoga

The Body Coach

The Body Coach

Number/Alpha Blocks

We know that not everything on YouTube is safe for children to watch. Places like BBC iPlayer have a range of shows to help children learn in a fun and safe way.

Numberblocks           Alphablocks


A Day in the Life of Year 1

This is what we do at school each day:

9.00 - 9.30 - Phonics

9.45 - 10.30 - English (writing, spelling and sharing stories).

10.30 - 11.00 - Break time - Get Active! (Joe Wicks etc.)

11.00 - 11.40 - Maths

11.45 - 12.45 - Lunchtime!

12.45 - 2.00 - Topic (learn about something new - science, history, geography, art etc.)

2.00 - 3.00 - Free choice time!


You do not need to stick to this timetable - it is there just as a reference to give some ideas of a daily routine. 

Remember... you are not expected to become teachers and we do not expect the children to learn as they do at school. Just giving some routine and using the resources here will make a big difference! 

We are here to help.    year1@dovecote.school

Here is a quick fact sheet for learning at home.

English - Spelling

 For a challenge, can you write a sentence that contains one or more of these words? If you really want a challenge, take a sneaky look at the Year 2 words!

Maths - Number

Have a go at these maths calculations. You could copy the sums out onto some paper to have a go at. Can you complete this blank number square?

Peregrine Nest Cam

We have been checking in with the nesting peregrine falcon in Nottingham. Here is the link if you want to have a look at home! The egg will hopefully hatch in a couple of weeks. Please note the warning on the website before you watch.



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