Harvington C of E First and Nursery School

‘Together we love, learn and grow’

Year 1

Home Learning Activities


Thank you for your continued support through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please find below some ideas to support your child's learning at home through this time. I have separated the ideas into curriculum focus areas but a particular focus for Year 1 will be phonics. 


If you have any further questions or need any more guidance, please send all enquiries to Miss Kite. She can be contacted on the following email address:


I will continue to update this page each Monday so please keep following for more learning ideas!


Thank you again.


Miss Beaver



Welcome back to Year One

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While We Can't Hug

Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch. Watch this lovely story to learn about social distancing.

Weekly Supporting Documents - 18/5/20

e-e split digraph - Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Weekly Supporting Documents - 11.05.20

Mr Thorne and the a-e Split Digraph

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Welcome to Year 1 Christopher Columbus.


Class Teachers: Miss Beaver

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Sams and Mrs Scrivens

PTFA Rep: Mrs Bowen

Governor Link: Mr Davis


Important Information



P.E. will be on Wednesday's and Friday's. Please ensure the children have a named P.E. kit in school in a named bag. We will send home kits at the end of each half term for a wash! We will be outside as much as possible this term. Please ensure children have warm joggers in their P.E kits as well as suitable outdoor footwear (pumps/trainers). 



Forest School will be on Monday's. Please ensure the children have named wellies in a named bag and coats in school at all times. We will go out whatever the weather!

Library will  be on Wednesday. Please remember to bring your book in on this day if you have finished reading it so you can swap it for a new one. 


What will be learning about this half term?


Our Science topic is "plants".

What do you already know about plants?

What do plants need to grow?

How can we make sure plants stay healthy?


Key vocabulary:




















Our theme topic is "What makes a good garden?".


Where does our food come from?

Can we grow it at home?

Does the weather affect whether we can grow certain foods?




Watch the videos below to learn more about where some fruit and vegetables comes from. 




Crunchy Carrots: from farm to fork

Watch this video to see the farm to fork journey of carrots, from the ideal growing conditions to the harvesting and production, ready for you to buy in the ...

Prickly Pineapples: from farm to fork

It takes an amazing 12 months for a pineapple to be ready for harvest after it's planted. Watch the incredible journey it makes from the fields of Costa Rica...

Crunchy Peppers: from farm to fork

Learn how peppers grow from a flower into a fruit before being packed into bags, ready for you to buy in the shops. For lots of resources to support this vid...

Tasty Tomatoes: from farm to fork

Learn about how tomatoes are grown on the vine, harvested in green houses, ready for you to buy in the shops. For lots of resources to support this video and...

Sweet Strawberries: how do they grow?

Learn when strawberries are at their juiciest and how they're grown on the farm. For lots of useful resources and activities to accompany this video, visit o...

Our class name is Year 1 Christopher Columbus. We have been learning about who he was and what he did. Did you know these facts about him?


-He was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy. He later lived in Lisbon where he became a trader. He learnt how to make maps and navigate a ship.

-He discovered North and South America whilst trying to travel to China. 

-Christopher brought foods such as corn, potatoes and coffee back to Europe which became very important crops. 


What did we learn last half term?


We took part in the KS1 Sports Enrichment Day and learned how to play archery! 





We also baked bread and ate it. It was very yummy! 




We learned all about dinosaurs and went on a dinosaur hunt.




We learned about different animals and their habitats and made our own habitats for the animals in the Forest School area.




We also made bird feeders for the birds outside! 



Some useful apps that your children may enjoy using.


Mr Thorne's Maths Universe

Let's Do Mental Maths for Ages 5-6

Mr Thorne's Spellbook