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The Beacon C of E (VA) Primary School

'Living life in all its fullness' (John 10:10)


1 Beacon Place, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2SR

01395 264300



Times are hard for everyone, the most important thing is to look after your own mental health and help your family to do the same. 

We will post enough work so your children can find tasks they'll enjoy -  but we aren't expecting families to be doing all of it!   Do what's right for you and your circumstances.

In terms of learning, the priority is to keep reading and number tasks going whenever you can, these things will make it easier to return to learning once school re-opens.

Welcome to the summer term! 

Year 1 Home Learning

Welcome to the year 1 home learning page! Click on the week below to begin your home learning journey. 

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Please send in your learning highlights from the week to our class email address:

Looking for ways to engage and support your child's reading further? Find more information about the summer reading challenge here. 

Our current topic is...

Moon Zoom!

Click here for more information on our topic. 

Our topic before half term was...

The Enchanted Woodland

Click here for more information on our topic.

Story time:

I hope you enjoy this reading of A Seed in Need by Sam Godwin. Keep your eyes peeled for more story time videos coming soon...

A very special message from Miss Butcher: 

Thank you very much Miss Butcher for helping us with our learning and answering our questions about hedgehogs! 

Mental Health and Wellbeing:

During these challenging times it is even more important than ever to look after our mental health and wellbeing. Take a look at some of these activity ideas below. 


My Calm Wheel

My Positive Rainbow


By the end of year 1 children are expected to form all letters of the alphabet correctly, starting and finishing in the correct place. 

In school we have been practising using our pre-cursive handwriting. Here are some of the resources we use in class to help us start and finish our letters in the correct places: 

 Curly Caterpillar Letters Formation Display Poster Continuous Cursive.pdfDownload
 Cursive powerpoint.pptDownload
 Ladder Letters Formation Display Poster Continuous Cursive.pdfDownload
 Letter Formation Handwriting Sheet with Rhymes Continuous Cursive.pdfDownload
 One-Armed Robot Letters Formation Display Poster Continuous Cursive.pdfDownload
 Zigzag Monster Letters Formation Display Poster Continuous Cursive.pdfDownload
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Useful links and resources to support your child's learning:

Reading and Phonics:

Phonics Play: - Select games from phases 3-5

Teach your Monster to Read: (Please note to log in, type in your child's name. If using the app add the star code: 4857402)

Oxford Owl: – For daily learn to read eBooks and further information about supporting your child in their early stages of learning the read. Please see the separate parent information pack with information about accessing Oxford Owl eBooks to continue reading at home.

Access the parent information pack here

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Youtube clips: - Mr Thorne Does Phonics includes fun videos about each sound. There are also sections for grammar, tricky words, reading skills and helpful tips for parents.

Teach your Monster to Read Flashcards: - Phonics flashcards (currently only available on computers at the moment, not smart phones or tablets).

World e Books:  - A collection of over 3000 free eBooks and audio books. 


 Numbots: - games based around our key instant recall maths facts. Please use your TT Rockstars log ins, these will be emailed to you by Friday 20th March 2020. 

 TT Rockstars: - Daily mathematics practise. In year one, children are expected to be confident counting in twos, fives and tens. 

ICT games: 

Top Marks:


Physical Education and Wellbeing:

Go Noodle: - our class favourites include Milkshake, Cat Party and Kitty High Five. Please note, some of the songs are very catchy!! Select 'Flow' for mindfulness inspired exercises. 

BBC Supermovers: - Active PSHE, maths and literacy videos.

Illustration Tutorials: - Shoo Rayner Illustration tutorials

Fine motor skills: - fine and gross motor skill ideas.        We do a combination of these activities for 5 minutes every day during our 'Funky fingers' sessions. We put on some active music and join in with the fine motor activities until the music stops. When the music stops we have 1 minute to tidy away. I'd love to hear of any 'funky fingers' sessions you've enjoyed at home!