Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 section of the St Ignatius’ website. In this section of the website we aim to include details that may be useful to parents of Year 1 children, such as homework, help videos, spellings and details of Year 1 routines. We will also showcase a selection of the fantastic work that our talented children have produced.

We believe that the best outcomes for your child are achieved by taking a collaborative approach to their learning; therefore if you need to contact us then please do so before or after school.  We look forward to working with you to ensure that your child’s learning journey is a positive one.


The Year 1 Team


If you need to contact the class teacher and you are unable to speak to them personally then please use the following email address:

Mrs Haywood –

Mr Lickley –


Meet the Year 1 Team:

Mrs Haywood – Class Teacher

Mr Lickley – Class Teacher & Acting Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Ahmed – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kidiwala – Teaching Assistant

The Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Please click on the link to see what we cover during our learning journey in Year 1:

Year 1 Curriculum Overview (2019-20)

Purple Mash

Purple Mash is a website that the children use to do work in many areas of the curriculum. Children can log onto the Purple Mash website at home as well as at school.  Please see your child’s teacher if your child cannot remember their unique username and password.

Purple Mash badge

School Closure

As you will be aware School will be closed for the majority of children (due to the coronavirus).  With this in mind, we have some resources that we will keep adding to the website during the closure.

Online Safety

Due to School being closed children may go online more frequently.  Parents, please familiarise yourself and your children with some basic online safety rules which will help everyone enjoy their time online:


Work Packs

A pack of work has been sent home with your child if they were at school on Thursday 19th March.  Although we appreciate that you will be busy, we would ask that your child completes the work given to them (a couple of pages each day when possible).  There are some other ideas that can be done online below:

Phonics lessons

Letters and sounds

Daily phonics lessons on YouTube for the summer term:

Phonics Comics

Phonics play comics

Phonics Play Comics are comics which can be read online (or printed) that will be at your child’s phonics level.

Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4 and Phase 5 comics are suitable for most children in Year 1.

Phonics play

The Phonics Play website is free to use during the coronavirus school closure.

Username: march20

Password: home

Phase 2, 3, 4 and 5 activities will be suitable for most children in Year 1.

Body Coach TV

Joe Wicks, aka ‘The Bodycoach’, will stream a short PE lesson at 9am on Monday to Friday on his YouTube channel.

I See Maths

Ideas for Maths games that can be played at home will appear on the I See Maths website from Tuesday 24th March.


Audible are making hundreds of children’s books free to listen to during the school shut down.


BBC Bitesize contains age appropriate videos and activities for children.

Oxford owl

You can register for free to read online versions of the Oxford books.

White Rose

White Rose Maths are doing five Maths lessons per week which include teaching videos.

Pie Corbett

If you want to do some writing then you can listen to this podcast and do the writing in your workbook.


Draw a picture from the Pobble 365 website and write some interesting sentences about it.


Discovery Education / Espresso are offering free access to their resources during the shutdown.  To access the resources go to click ‘login’ and enter the following details:

Username: Student18718

Password: discovery2020

Family Zone

The National Literacy Trust ‘Family Zone’ website contains ideas that can be done at home.

number fun

Number Fun Live are broadcasting live lessons for young mathematicians.


We have access to Sumdog for reading, spelling and maths activities during the school closure.  Your will be sent your child’s username and password via text message.



Year 1 spellings for the Summer Term can be viewed or downloaded here.

Summer home learning…

There are some fun learning activities for children of all ages here.