Welcome to Key Stage One

Working from home

 School will be closed to most pupils from Monday 23rd March due to Coronavirus.

We have made these resources for your child to access at home.

 You should have received a letter with details of our email addresses and explaining what we are hoping to do over the next few weeks. We will be contactable via those emails during the normal school day and will be updating the website with new resources and also sending extra work via email. We are looking forward to receiving any completed work for comment, or if you have any questions about the work, or don't understand anything, then please just get in touch and we will try and help. 

Just in case we have put our emails. meerkats@swarcliffeprimary.co.uk       raccoons@swarcliffeprimary.co.uk        koalas@swarcliffeprimary.co.uk

 The best way to upload work is to complete as a word document and attach it to an email. Or you could send photos of some of your work, art and projects, or even powerpoint presentations.  We have also been sharing our learning on a KS1 closed Instagram page swarcliffeks1. This way the children can see exactly what their friends have been doing and daily challenges will be set.

We look forward to hearing from you!


 Home Learning Letter - Koalas.docDownload
 Home Learning Letter - Meerkats.docDownload
 Home Learning Letter - Raccoons.docDownload
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Your teachers have created some videos to help you complete your work whilst you are at home.

English with Miss Porter

SPAG with Miss Porter

Maths with Miss Kousar

 Number Bonds to 10, 20 and 100 Ultimate Challenge.pdfDownload
 Part Whole Number Bonds to 10.pdfDownload
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Cooking with Miss Hickling

Music / DT with Miss Hickling

Try the 25 day reading challenge

Photos of our home learning

100 Things to do inside with your children!

Useful Links for online learning at home

Don't miss out on your phonics lessons !
Read Write Inc. Phonics are doing daily phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home.
The films will only be available at the times below:
  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm 
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm 
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm

If you are unsure which set your child is being taught please contact your class teacher. 

















Phonics and English

Phonics Play-

Username: march20  Password:home





Phase 3

Revise all Phase 3


Pick a Picture Phase 3


 Dragon’s Den Phase 3

Revise all Phase 3












PE- Yoga and Dance

Cosmic Kids Yoga Youtube





Just Dance Youtube






Spring 2

Does chocolate really grow on trees?


During this half term we will be linking our writing to our new topic and we will read a  variety of fiction and non-fiction texts about chocolate.  Some of the books that we will read are:

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Chocolate Mouse for a Greedy Goose by Julia Donaldson
  • Love Monster and The Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright
  • Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne


We are going to be continuing to develop all of our maths skills, Especially our number recognition and number formation!

We will continye our number work with year two focusing on addition and subtraction and addition being done in any order Year 2 will look at multiplication and division. Using arrays to solve problems  Later on in the half term the children will write simple fractions and recognise the equivalence Look at patterns and turns . Tell the time to the nearest quarter of an hour and learn about length.


Chocolate is something we all know and love, but do you know where chocolate first came from and who discovered it? In this topic we will be studying the    history of chocolate and how it has changed over the years.


This half term we will be celebrating science fortnight! In our science sessions we will be looking at different states– solids, liquids and gases. We will investigate how states can change by  looking at how and why chocolate melts.


We are going to get creative by designing our own chocolate bar packaging,. The children will develop their own logo, theme and design.

Design and Technology

In this topic, we will be developing our cooking skills! We  know that chocolate is not usually a very healthy food, but can the children think of a way to use chocolate in their cooking to make a snack that is  not too  unhealthy?


In our religious education sessions, we will look at how people of different religions celebrate life. In particular, we will be looking at the Easter story and why we celebrate Easter.

How you can help at home

Encourage children to…

Read to an adult every day for at least 10 minutes.

Recognise, count and order numbers using the resources in the pack or numbers that are in their environment.

Complete homework activities as these are often practising skills learnt in class, especially in numeracy and spellings.

Talk to your children about their topic and encourage

On World Book Day we will read the Gruffalo and write to Julia Donaldson

Some of of the books we will read this half term are....

Spring 1

What lives at the bottom of the deep blue sea?

Our trip to The Deep

Book we will read this half term 


In English the will be looking at non-fiction and fiction books linked to our overall topic theme. We will be reading familiar stories to explore language and writing our own.

In Maths we will continue to explore place value ( 1 more and 1 less and ordering numbers) We will also be looking at 2D and 3D shapes, money and towards the end of the half term, we will be exploring addition and subtraction.

In Science children will be exploring how animals are the same and different.  We will begin to think about the habitats they live in, and what they need to be able to survive.

In ART We will be exploring the work of a Japanese artist, and will try to use different techniques to create images of the sea.

This term, in PSHE, we will be thinking about how we are all the same and different, what makes us special, what roles do I have and how can I work co-operatively with others?

Over this term in RE we will be looking at Christian and Muslim traditions. We will think about each religions symbols are what they represent and their buildings. Later on in the term, we will look at clothes and objects inside these special buildings.

You can help at home by encouraging you child to:

  • Read to an adult every day for at least 10 minutes – books can be changed daily at school.
  • Recognise, count and order numbers using the resources in the pack.
  • Complete homework activities as these are often practising skills learnt in class, especially in numeracy and spellings.
  • Talk to your children about their topic and encourage them to talk about their school day.


Autumn 2

Why Do People Celebrate with Fireworks? 


Well the first half term has flown by and we are now heading from Autumn into Winter.  With this time of year comes various celebrations and these will form part of our curriculum this half term.

Throughout this half-term, in Literacy, children will be looking at a range of poetry, non-fiction and fiction books. The children will compare these types of texts and become more aware of the differences between them.  The children will also have lots of opportunities for writing, including writing a piece of poetry about bonfire night, writing a diary entry pretending to be Guy Fawkes and instructions about how to make a moving Christmas card.


In Maths we will be focusing on counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10 and Year 2 will to begin to use and understand times tables.  We will also be looking at fractions of shapes and amounts, focussing on the fraction ½, ¼, ¾ and 1/3.  Years 1 and 2 will be looking at measurements for time and money towards the end of the half term. 

At home you could practice counting in 2's, 5's and 10's and begin to use these skills to count coins.  If you have clocks around the house, you could look at the minutes and hour hand and talk about o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.


In History our focus will be learning all about Guy Fawkes, including the story of the gunpowder plot and his involvement. We will be learning why we still celebrate with bonfire night today.

At home you could talk about the types of celebrations we have around Bonfire night and how these have changed even within our parents lifetime.


In our Geography sessions, children will be studying the capital of England. We will be finding London on the UK map and looking at the key landmarks.

 At home you could look at different kinds of maps, atlases and electronic maps such as sat navs.  You could talk about places you have visited and locate them on a map.   

We will be focusing on Christmas in D&T. We will design, create and evaluate our own moving Christmas cards to hand out to our families!


In RE KS1 we will be focusing on Christianity and Islam. We will learn about the Bible and the Qur’an and why it is special for those religions.


PE will continue to take place on a Friday with the coaches. Please remember that children will need the correct PE kit to be able to participate in sports with the coaches.  This half term Year 1 and 2 will continue to have Gymnastics with a coach on a Monday morning and Dance with Mr Thomas will move to a Wednesday afternoon.


This half term we will also be working hard on our Nativity and doing lots of singing, dancing and acting.  We look forward to you joining us at 9:30 am on Thursday 12th December for our Christmas performance!

Autumn 1

Why do pirates wear eyepatches?


Welcome back to Year 1/2! We have an exciting, action packed filled year where we will cover 6 captivating topics. The topic we are covering this half term is 'Why do pirates wear eyepatches?'


In Maths we will start by looking at the place value of numbers and developing the basic concepts of addition and subtraction. We will do this by using practical resources, drawing pictures and using hundred squares and numberlines.  We will develop fluency and then apply these skills to problem solving and reasoning exercises within the lesson.  Throughout this half term, we will also be looking at measures; length mass weight and also 2d and 3d shapes.


In English we will be looking at a range of text.  Throughout this half-term children will be looking at non-fiction and fiction books linked to our overall topic theme.  They will be building a bank of vocabulary to use in a variety of different genres of writing.


 In Science we will identify and compare a variety of materials.  This will help us in D&T where we will be designing our own pirate ships and testing them to see if they manage to take a voyage.  If they capsize or float we will evaluate our own designs.


In Geography we are going to be looking at maps of the World.  Amongst other skills, we will be improving our knowledge by looking at and naming the countries in the UK and their capital cities and the 7 continents and the oceans and seas.


In Computing the children will ensure that the children are confident with logging in and out of the laptops with independence.  We are going to be learning to write and follow simple algorithms using beebots.  They will explore how to program them to find treasure on a map and create and debug simple programs.


PE will continue to take place on a Friday with the coaches. Please remember that children will need the correct PE kit to be able to participate in sports with the coaches. This term Year 1 and 2 will have Gymnastics with a coach on a Monday morning and Dance with Mr Thomas on a Tuesday afternoon.

Half Term Activity Pack

 Building Brick Addition and Subtraction Board Game.pdfDownload
 My Summer Booklet.pdfDownload
 Read and Colour.pdfDownload
 Sudoku Sheets.pdfDownload
 Summer Activity Bingo.pdfDownload
 Summer Book List.pdfDownload
 Summer Holiday Challenges Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
 Summer Mindfulness Colouring Sheets.pdfDownload
 Summer Themed Differentiated Wordsearch.pdfDownload
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Week 7 English- 18.05.20

 Five ways I can help the earth.docxDownload
 Home Learning Diary.pdfDownload
 Landscape - Creative Write.docxDownload
 Litter and the environment PP.pptDownload
 Patchwork house- Creative Write.docxDownload
 Plastic Fact File (Read the powerpoint and write the fact file about it).pdfDownload
 Plastics PP.pptDownload
 Recycling at Home.pdfDownload
 Recycling Poster.pdfDownload
 YR1 adding ing.pdfDownload
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Week 7 Maths- 18.05.20

 Activity sheet turns.pdfDownload
 Complete the pattern.pdfDownload
 Home learning booklet - Position and direction.pdfDownload
 Positon word cards.pdfDownload
 Prepostions PP.pptDownload
 Quarter turn and half turn poster.pdfDownload
 Reasoning and problem solving.docxDownload
 Turning 1 quarter , 1 half or three quarters posters.docxDownload
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Week 7 Topic - 18.05.20

 Body Percussion.pptDownload
 Bottle Maracas.pdfDownload
 Design a birdfeeder.docxDownload
 Listening and performing music.docxDownload
 Make a Musical Instrument activity.pdfDownload
 Musical Instruments matching activity.pdfDownload
 Musical Instruments wordsearch.pdfDownload
 Pasta Salad.docxDownload
 Recreate a song using body percussion.docxDownload
 Tuna Mayo Sandwich.docxDownload
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Week 6 English - 11.05.20

 Character Description.docxDownload
 Commas PP.pptDownload
 Messy Magpie Creative Write.docxDownload
 Messy Magpie Reading Comprehension.pdfDownload
 Messy Magpie Story Map.pdfDownload
 Messy Magpie Story Sequencing.pdfDownload
 Messy Magpie Story.pptDownload
 Messy Magpie Thought Bubbles.pdfDownload
 Suffix ed SPAG work.pdfDownload
 Superhero Creative Write.docxDownload
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SPAG with Miss Kousar

Week 6 Maths - 11.05.20

 Half past sheet Yr 1.pdfDownload
 O'clock sheet Yr1.pdfDownload
 Telling the time half past presentation Yr 1.pptDownload
 Telling the time O'clock presentation Yr1.pptDownload
 Telling the Time Quarter Past Half Past Quarter to Year 2.pptDownload
 Telling-the-time-quarter-past-1 Yr2.pdfDownload
 Telling-the-time-quarter-to-1 Yr 2.pdfDownload
 Year 1 GD worded questions.rtfDownload
 Year 1 worded questions.docxDownload
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Base 10 with Miss Hickling

Subtraction with Miss Hickling

Week 6 Topic - 11.05.20

 Cityscape Art.pdfDownload
 Create your own outdoor PE game.docxDownload
 Describe the Seasons writing activity.pdfDownload
 Geography-learn about where you live and create a booklet..docxDownload
 My Seasons writing activity.pdfDownload
 Sunflower Life Cycle worksheet.pdfDownload
 Sunflower Plant Life Cycle reading activity.pdfDownload
 Sunflower Seeds Growing.aviDownload
 Superhero Hand Art.pdfDownload
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PE with Miss Porter

Art with Miss Porter

Week 5 Maths - 04.04.20

 Fractions halving mat.pdfDownload
 Fractions of Amounts PP.pptDownload
 Fractions of Shapes PP.pptDownload
 Number Problems.rtfDownload
 Quarter of a shape.pdfDownload
 Quarter of an object.pdfDownload
 YR 1 Activity Booklet.pdfDownload
 YR1 -Half of a shape.pdfDownload
 YR1 Answer Booklet.pdfDownload
 YR1- More and Less.pdfDownload
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Fractions with Miss Hickling

Week 5 English - 04.04.20

 A Postcard from Mo Farah Activity Card - Copy.pdfDownload
 A Postcard from Mo Farah Activity Card.pdfDownload
 Advice from a Dentist Activity Card.pdfDownload
 Handwriting Practice - Cursive.pdfDownload
 House for Sale Reading Activity.pdfDownload
 Letter formation workbook.pdfDownload
 Newspaper report.docxDownload
 Persuasive writing 2.docxDownload
 Persuasive writing-Who is more important-A hero or a villain.docxDownload
 Superhero comic strip.docxDownload
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Poetry with Miss Kousar

Week 5 Topic - 04.04.20

 Camera challenge.pdfDownload
 Captain Tom Moore Resource - April 2020.pdfDownload
 Deciduous and Evergreen Trees PP.pptDownload
 ICT Task.docxDownload
 Paper version of powerpoint.docxDownload
 Picture News Special Poster - Captain Tom Moore(1) (1).jpgDownload
 Picture News Special Resource - Captain Tom Moore 2020.pdfDownload
 Powerpoint Seasons.pptxDownload
 Spring - Writing.pdfDownload
 Spring PP.pptxDownload
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Science with Miss Porter

Week 4 English - 27.04.20

 Design a superhero.pdfDownload
 First 100 high frequency words handwriting .pdfDownload
 Heroes and villains describing words mat.pdfDownload
 Mermaid Tail Creative Writing.docxDownload
 My superhero identity.pdfDownload
 Superhero colouring pictures.pdfDownload
 Superhero Creative Write.docxDownload
 Superhero passport.pdfDownload
 Superhero Writing Prompt.pdfDownload
 What's in the box Creative Writing.docxDownload
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 Sound Hunt Worksheet.docxDownload
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Week 4 Maths - 27.04.20

 Adding Money.pdfDownload
 Check the change Money.pdfDownload
 Making amounts to 50.pdfDownload
 Mixed Coins Adding.pdfDownload
 Money - giving change.pdfDownload
 Multiplication colour by numbers.pdfDownload
 Speedy Times Tables Answers.pdfDownload
 Speedy Times Tables.pdfDownload
 Year 1- Money Fruit activity.pdfDownload
 Year 1- Odd and Even colouring.pdfDownload
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Week 4 Topic - 27.04.20

 Fact File sheet.docxDownload
 Five ways I can help.docxDownload
 Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall.docxDownload
 Music - Environment song.docxDownload
 P.E make a game.docxDownload
 Recycling Scavenger Hunt.pdfDownload
 Sorting acitvitiy.pdfDownload
 The Environment.docDownload
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 Parts of Plants.pdfDownload
 Plant Hunt Worksheet.pdfDownload
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Week 3 Maths - 20.04.20

 2D shape word mat.pdfDownload
 3D Faces Questions Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
 3D Shape Label Match Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
 3D shape word mat.pdfDownload
 3D Shapes Properties Table Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
 Addition and subtraction challenge cards.pdfDownload
 Do These Shapes Roll Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
 Maths and Addition Workbook.pdfDownload
 One more one less challenge cards.pdfDownload
 Year 1-addition and subtraction word problems.pdfDownload
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Maths with Miss Porter

Week 3 English - 20.04.20

 a-e Spelling Activity.pdfDownload
 Ay words spelling.pdfDownload
 Diary writing Zog.pdfDownload
 e-e Spelling Activity.pdfDownload
 i-e Spelling Activity.pdfDownload
 Instruction writing Zog.pdfDownload
 Minibeasts Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity.pdfDownload
 o-e Spelling Activity.pdfDownload
 Shape poems.pdfDownload
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Writing with Miss Hickling

Week 3 Topic - 20.04.20

 Art Appreciation sheet.pdfDownload
 Fact Cards for fact file.pdfDownload
 Naming plants and trees.docxDownload
 Naming plants and trees.pdfDownload
 Naming plants and trees.pptDownload
 Plant Playdough Mats.pdfDownload
 Plant sorting activity.pdfDownload
 Plants Challenge.pdfDownload
 Senses Scavanger Hunt.pdfDownload
 Sunflower Painting Template.docxDownload
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Art with Miss Kousar

Easter Holiday Activity Pack

 Easter Holiday's Activity Pack.docxDownload
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Week 2 Maths - 30.03.20

 1 more and 1 less.pdfDownload
 Addition to 10 colouring.pdfDownload
 Making amounts to 50.pdfDownload
 Number bonds to 10.pdfDownload
 Subtraction colouring.pdfDownload
 Telling the time powerpoint.pptDownload
 Year 1 Clock.pdfDownload
 Year 1 maths mat 1.pdfDownload
 Year 1 maths mat 2.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Spring Maths Activity Booklet.pdfDownload
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Week 2 Topic - 30.03.20

 Bean Growth ordering.pdfDownload
 Bread Recipie.pdfDownload
 Design your own character.pdfDownload
 How to draw a dog.pdfDownload
 Important person Study.docxDownload
 Paint a self portrait.pdfDownload
 Parts of a flower.pdfDownload
 Plants Powerpoint.pptDownload
 Put flower together.pdfDownload
 Soup Recipie.pdfDownload
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Week 2 English - 30.03.20

 English 10- Year 1 - Common exception words.pdfDownload
 English 11- adding er and est.pdfDownload
 English 12- Character profile.pdfDownload
 English 13- Describe the animal.pdfDownload
 English 14- Creative writing.pptDownload
 English 16- Creative Write.docxDownload
 English 17- Creative Write.docxDownload
 English 18- Write a story.docxDownload
 English 19- Instructions.pdfDownload
 English 2- Correct the sentence.pdfDownload
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Week 1 - 23.02.20

 Creative Writing 1.docxDownload
 Creative Writing 2.docxDownload
 Creative Writing 3.docxDownload
 Design a bonnet- Easter.pdfDownload
 Division Questions.docxDownload
 Easter Comprehension.pdfDownload
 Easter Baking.pdfDownload
 Easter Bonnet Design.pdfDownload
 Easter Egg Design.pdfDownload
 Easter Maths Activities.pdfDownload
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 Leaflet for Parents 2019.docxDownload
 Pirates Half Term Newsletter.docDownload
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How else can you help at home?

  • Read to an adult every day for at least 10 minutes – books can be changed daily at school.
  • Complete homework activities as these are often practising skills learnt in class, especially in numeracy and spellings.
  • Talk to your children about their topic and encourage them to talk about their school day.