School Closure

Online Reading Resources 


I know some of you have completed lots of the books from the oxford owl website. Collins are also offering free access to lots of online books. 

If you follow the details on the page you will be able to access these books.. 


I hope this is useful 


Many thanks 

Miss King 

Class Blog 


I have set up a class blog on purple mash. It will allow all of us to keep in touch with each other.

To access the blog you need to:

  • go on to the sharing tab at the top of the page
  • select the shared blogs tab
  • click on the butterfly
  • here you can read posts from me and your friends and then add your own reply
  • the document that I have attached will explain how you can start up your own conversations. 


I look forward to speaking to you all. 

St Anselm's School Closure Home Learning - Year 1


Below you will find information on the different areas of learning your Year 1 child is required to cover during the school closure. Each week the school is closed, there will be a new dated tab that you should click on to access the weekly timetable and links to any further documents and online resources related to the work set. These tabs can be found at the foot of this page, accompanied by a star icon.



You would have received in your home learning packs, a home reading guide on how to access and use the free Oxford Owl online resource so your child can read e-Books.  We urge that children read the same book for at least two or three days in a row before moving onto the next book. Although your child may be able to read the words in the book easily, it is important that the same text is repeated and appropriate questions are asked to ensure a child's full understanding of the story. Please evidence daily reading in your child's school reading record in the usual manner. The parents guide on how to access Oxford Owl is attached at the foot of this screen.



Your child ordinarily learns new words from their Word Up book. Within the timetable uploaded onto the school website each week, there will be instructions as to which pages you should complete on each day.  



You have been provided with a maths exercise book covering all of the different areas of learning within the Year 1 maths curriculum. Please do not allow your child to sit and complete numerous pages in one go. Within the weekly timetable, there will be instructions which will detail which pages to complete on each day.


Home Learning Exercise Book

Each child has an exercise book within their home learning pack. In this book you will find some activities to complete which contributes towards your child achieving the expected levels for Year 1. Please refer to the uploaded timetable on the class page of the school website which will direct you on what needs to be completed from the book.


Handwriting, Phonics and English.

You have been provided with a handwriting workbook. Guidance in the timetable uploaded on the class page of the school website will inform you on what pages to complete and when this should be completed.

Phonics will be accessed through the Purple Mash website. We have shown the children the site, and a guidance letter in your pack explains the best way to familiarise yourself with using it. A copy of this guidance can also be found at the foot of this page.

English learning is to be completed in the home learning book. Once again please refer to the timetable for guidance. 



The wellbeing of our children and their families during the school closure is at the forefront of our concerns. Please find below, a leaflet written by the school giving suggestions on how to maintain positive wellbeing and good mental health during these unprecidented times.

Weekly Timetables and Resources