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Home Learning


All home learning videos, activities and resources will be on the Year One Microsoft Teams page. 


Welcome to Year One 2020!


It is going to be a very exciting year and hopefully school will return to more normality as we go through the year!


The Year One teachers are Mrs MacDonald and Miss Windle and the teaching assistant for the class is Mrs Crawley.


Miss Windle will teach the class on Monday and Tuesday and Mrs MacDonald will teach the class on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 


There will be 2 non-contact, outdoor PE lessons a week, these will be on Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings. The children will wear their PE kits to school on these days.




Lockdown Class Birthday Party November 2020!

Year One Class Charter

In Year One, we promise to:

Be kind

Listen carefully

Be safe

Work hard

Year 1 Timetable, Autumn 1

Curriculum Overview

Year One Topics


Autumn Term One: Dinosaur Planet


Autumn Term Two: Moon Zoom


Spring Term One: Bright Lights, Big City


Spring Term Two: Paws, Claws and Whiskers


Summer Term One: Splendid Skies


Summer Term Two: Enchanted Woodland

Moon Zoom! - Autumn Term 2


Ready for Blast Off! We will be taking a trip around the solar system this term, learning all about the planets, stars and some famous astronauts. We'll be asking if there is extra-terrestrial life out there, designing our own planets, writing alien postcards and painting planetary landscapes with watercolours.

Year 1 Dino Hunt

As part of our Dinosaur topic, we have been looking at prehistoric landscapes. A volcano erupted in Year 1!


Dinosaur Planet! - Autumn Term One


Our first topic of the year will be Dinosaur World where we will be learning all about dinosaurs and what the world was like when dinosaurs roamed. The children will go on a dinosaur hunt and hopefully find some interesting artefacts!

Useful Information

English- Writing & Handwriting
English- Reading & Spelling

Monster Phonics: 


Monster Phonics Home Learning Ideas: 


This link gives parents access to lots of free resources and information: 


- free resources, for example, common exception word flashcards and powerpoints 

- free online games 

- information about phonics, multisensory activities for home and the screening test 

- how monster phonics works 

- additional topical resources 


Meet the Monsters... 

Useful Websites



Bug Club: 




Mind Up:



The children will have their own username and password for each of these websites. 

Mystery Readers Needed!

The aim of ‘Mystery Reader’ is to show children that adults love reading too so we would like to invite parents, grandparents or other family members to come into their child's class to read a children's story. This could be a book you particularly enjoyed reading when you were growing up, a current children's book brought from home or a book selected from the school library. The children will not know who is coming into their class for each session so it will be a surprise when their reader arrives.

We will be having ‘Mystery Reader’ sessions on Mondays, 2.50pm-3.10pm. If you would like to come in to be a mystery reader then please speak to Ms MacDonald or Miss Windle to book your slot.

We look forward to seeing you and hearing your stories!

Cookham Dean CE Primary School, Bigfrith Lane,

Cookham Dean, Maidenhead SL6 9PH.

Tel: 01628 482734.