Sacriston Academy classroom

Year 1

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A massive hello to our Year 1 Sacriston Stars!!! 

Hope you are all enjoying learning from home and keeping busy with your family.  Check out the links below for some really fun ideas to keep both your minds and bodies healthy - make sure you keep checking back as we will be adding many more interesting and enjoyable ideas for you to try! 

We are super proud of the work you have produced so far and can't wait to share it with your classmates.  Please continue to keep your brains busy by logging into Purple Mash, Ed Shed and NumBots - remember to write a comment when you save your work so we can keep in touch! It really makes our day reading your wonderful comments 😀

This is a very strange time for us all and we miss each and every one of you so very much. We miss your delightful smiles, laughs, singing, games and most of all - our awesome dance circles! 

Make sure you are as helpful at home as you are in school! 

Stay safe and we will see you all soon! 

From Miss Hassan and Mrs Holliday 😊

Miss Hassan and Mrs Halliday

Pobble 365

Read Write Inc  
From Monday 23 March, Read Write Inc. are scheduling free phonics lessons on Facebook and Youtube for children to watch at home. The lessons will be streamed live at the following times:

  • Set 1 speed sounds - 9.30am and 12.30pm
  • Set 2 speed sounds - 10.00am and 1.00pm
  • Set 3 speed sounds - 10.30am and 1.30pm

Read Write Inc. are also releasing a film of a teacher reading a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2.00pm every day. The films will also be uploaded to YouTube, making them available to watch again and again!



Home reading hotline:
From Monday 23 March, Read Write Inc. Phonics has sent up an email hotline for parents and carers helping children learning to read at home:

Oxford Owl for home from Oxford University Press

  • 72 free eBooks matched to Read Write Inc. Phonics Storybooks
  • 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets
  • 28 Ditty practice sheets
  • Parent information booklets
  • 8 Speedy Green Words slideshows

Resources will be on Oxford Owl for Home over the coming days and weeks.Parents and carers will need to login to access eBooks.

Purple Mash

Times Tables Rockstar’s


Oxford Owl

Spelling Shed / Maths Shed

Classroom Secrets


Bedtime Math

Maths Playground

Hungry Little Minds

How to ride a bike

British Sign Language


Charanga Yumu is an online learning space dedicated to supporting students' music-making.

Username: Your username will be your first name and the first initial of your surname followed by your year group all in lowercase. Password: password E.g. John Smith in Reception. Username: johnsrec Jane Smith in Year 1. Username: janesyear1


30 Day Lego Challenge

Origami rabbit activity 

Origami butterfly activity 

BP Education challenges

David Walliams audio stories
For 30 days, popular children's author, David Walliams, will be releasing an audio story from The World's Worst Children here.

Carol Vorderman's 'The Maths Factor'

Art for kids hub

Digital art

If your child works with the Speech and Language Team, then visit for lots of speech and language resources, advice and tips for working at home.

Key Stage 1 PSHE

Kindness / Perseverance / Teamwork / Action 

Sir Linkalot Time - free spelling lessons

Calming bedtime story from CBeebies 

We know it is a very unusual time for us all at the moment that may make us feel worried or anxious. It is important we share our worries, if you have any, talking about them with people you care about can help. You can read a story about a girl who learns that she is not the only person with a worry here

Coronavirus explained for children

PE resources 

Joe Wicks
Starting Monday 23 March, Joe Wicks will be hosting free workouts aimed a children, live from Youtube at 9:00am Monday - Friday.

You don't need any equipment, just tune into the Youtube channel linked below for a fun, 30-minute workout.

If you like dancing try this link: 

If Yoga is your thing, or you want to try something new, these links will help:

Cosmic Kids

Wuf Shanti Mindful Yoga Fun

If you prefer general fitness, prepare to give yourself a real work out with these links:

The Body Coach - 5 Minute Move

Jump Start Jonny - Free activities 

Durham CLS resources 

Active Kids Do Better

POPSUGAR Fitness - Fun family cardio workout

Little Sports - Exercises for children

Sesame Street - Exercises for children

Aspire Active Hub

Youth Sport Trust - Free learning resources

Change 4 Life - Indoor activities

Super Movers - 20-minute active learning programme

Couch to 5k

Jump rope UK 


School sports partnership