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Headteacher: Miss Sarah Vittle

Oliver's Battery Primary and Nursery School

Creative, Caring, Confident Learners for Life

"Pupils like attending this school because everyone is so caring" - Ofsted, October 2019

Year 1

Here are some ideas of how you can help your child at home during this time. Your pack is intended to last you for at least 4 weeks. It is a compilation of ideas and it is up to you how you use the pack. You may want to choose 1 or 2 activities a day for your child to try. There is no expectation that all of the activities are completed. The most valuable support you can give your child is to read to them and to encourage them to read to you. Remember it is important that your child enjoys reading so it’s ok to read some of their reading book to them.

Here are some websites you might find useful:


  • The children have learnt all of the phase 2, 3, 4 and phase 5 sounds. They have also learnt tricky words from these phases.
  • You can look in their homework book to revise all these sounds and words.
  • Information can also be easily found online at
  • The following websites will also support your child to practise their phonics and reading and writing skills:
  • Phonics Play
  • There is a free version which has plenty of games the children can practice.

ICT games:

  • The children can have a look at some of the Year 1 activities as some are appropriate for Year R e.g. forest phonics and select sounds they have learnt.

Oxford Owl:

  • There are lots of ebooks on here which your children can read. Search by the phase on your child’s current reading book (it says on the side tab of the book).

Other Sources

  • Teach Your Monster To Read
  • World book reader: There are lots of ebooks on here which your children can read and there is an early readers section with books which your child might be able to have a go at reading.
  • Jolly Phonics
  • Phonics Hero: Parents can have a 1 month free, no obligation subscription to this. It is really good for practising sound recognition, reading and spelling.


To support your child’s learning in maths they could look at:


Some extra suggestions you might like:

  • Marwell Zoo, Edinburgh Zoo and many others around the world are offering access to live webcams for children to watch their animals in action!
  • Storytime from Space - This website includes videos of astronauts reading children’s bedtime stories from space.
  • Phonics Bloom’ and ‘Phonics Play’ – Great websites with phonics games which match the phases which children are taught in school. (Focus on phases 3, 4, 5 and 6).
  • Joe Wicks is running a daily exercise session on Youtube called ‘P.E. with Joe’.
  • Scholastic have created a ‘Learn at Home’ section on their website, in which there are 20 days’ worth of lessons tailored to suit your child’s age group.
  • The Scouts website shares some fantastic ideas for fun, educational activities.
  • Audible are offering free audiobooks for children of all ages.
  • The Science Museum have created games and apps which are free to access.
  • It would be wonderful if you could write a letter which you could post to someone in a local care home. You can tell them a little bit about what makes you special and share tips about staying safe and positive during this time.