Court Farm Primary School

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Welcome to Year 1

Class contact email

This mailbox will be monitored by Year 1 staff for any school work related queries. 

Year 1 teacher: Miss Chigara 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bamford


White Rose Maths have produced lessons for every year group to follow. Click here to go to their website and join in with some maths lessons.

We use Power Maths in school and now you can have access to their textbooks and workbooks to support you at home.

Their is a video here to help you with these books.

Click here to see the books.


This thing (COVID-19) that we are all part of, it is living history. It will be talked about for generations to come. Schools are closed, sports are cancelled, people are quarantined on a global level. So, we would like you to keep a journal/diary of this living history event (think Samuel Pepys, without the smelly cheese!) in your diary, record day to day events – photos, drawings, writing, newspaper clippings, activities. Interview people: parents, grandparents (over the phone!) email teachers. You will have created a primary source of your own history to share with generations to come.

Please continue to stay safe AT HOME and remember to wash your hands with warm water and soap!

Please see below a list of ‘live lessons’ that you may want to do with your children…

and if you haven't already, paint or draw a rainbow and display it in your window, to remind us all that there is a rainbow of hope after every storm.  

In addition to the list below of recommended activities.

Here's a list of what various celebrities are offering for free to help whilst schools are closed:

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks
10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman
11.00am - English with David Walliams
12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)…/category/get-kids-cooking/
1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass
1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel…/status/1241098264373592065
2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)
4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)

Non-daily events include:

Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests
9.30am Wednesday 25 March - Geography with Steve Backshall…/status/1242058846941712385
2pm Mon-Fri this week only; Animal Talks from Dartmoor Zoo

For your older children, here are 50 free revision resources aimed at 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels:…/50_free_revision_resources_fo…


General Information 

  • Year 1 have PE every Wednesday and Thursday, please make sure PE kits are in school all week.     


Homework will be given out on Friday each week and is due back by Wednesday of the following week.

Children will be given: spellings and either a phonics or maths activity to complete. If children need help with their homework could you please let us know by Monday and they can attend the homework club at lunch-time.

The spelling test will take place on a Friday afternoon. Children who get full marks will receive a prize! 


Each week children will be expected to:

  ▪ Practise and learn spellings  

  ▪ Read each night                   

  ▪ Practise and learn tables (2, 5 and 10)



Parents’ role

  • Let us know if children struggled with any of the tasks
  • Please sign the reading record book when your child has read
  • Indicate if they spent the time on the task but couldn’t complete it.
  • Let us know if there is a genuine reason why the homework was not completed.
  • Support and encourage, but avoid ‘doing’ the homework!


At Court Farm we follow the RWI phonics scheme. In the summer term all children will take the Phonics Screening Test. (more information about our phonics programme)