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Blog posts for: Year 1

Reading: Age 5–6 (Year 1)

Reading: Age 5–6 (Year 1)

Children age 5–6 will have a growing knowledge of phonics and will be building up a range of reading skills. Find out how you can support them at home.

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Comprehension

Comprehension

Find out how reading comprehension is taught throughout primary school, and take a look at our books, advice, and free activities to help at home.

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Numicon at Home kits

Numicon at Home kits

What is Numicon? Find out what Numicon is and discover activity sheets, videos, and kits to support your child as they learn maths with Numicon at home.

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Multiplication & division

Multiplication & division

All you need to know about how multiplication and division are taught in primary school. Help your child learn at home with our activities and advice.

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Learn to read with phonics

Learn to read with phonics

What is phonics? Find out in our phonics guide for parents. Learn about Letters and Sounds, the phonics screening test, and how to practice phonics at home.

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Help with times tables

Help with times tables

Learning times tables can be fun! Help your child learn their times tables with our free top tips, videos, quizzes and worksheets.

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Phonics screening check

Phonics screening check

Everything you need to know about the phonics screening check, taken by 6-year-olds in Year 1. Phonics advice for parents and activities to try at home.

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Science at primary school

Science at primary school

Science at primary school is practical and exciting. Children love the chance to learn through being totally hands-on and finding things out for themselves — the perfect way to understand the world around them.

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What to expect in Year 1 (age 5–6)

What to expect in Year 1 (age 5–6)

Find out what your child will learn in the year 1 primary curriculum for literacy and maths and ways to support home learning. Learn more about the phonics screening test.

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Fractions in Year 1 (age 5–6)

Fractions in Year 1 (age 5–6)

In Year 1, your child will learn that fractions are about sharing. They will think about fractions as a part of one object or as part of a group of objects.

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Money, money, money

Money, money, money

Money isn’t everything, but being ‘good with money’ is undoubtedly a useful life skill. Read Fiona Lazenby’s top tips for practising using money with your child.

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Time flies: helping your child learn to tell the time

Time flies: helping your child learn to tell the time

Learning to tell the time using both analogue and digital clocks is still an important skill, but it’s something that children can find tricky to master. Louise Pennington shares ideas to support your child’s growing understanding of time.

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Working with school (in strange times)

Working with school (in strange times)

James Clements shares his advice on how we can work together with teachers to help our children be happy and confident at school, and gives his tips on getting the most out of parents’ evening.

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Writing a thank you letter

Writing a thank you letter

Practise handwriting by writing a thank you letter to someone who has helped you during lockdown – like a teacher, a family member, or a healthcare worker.

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Maths is everywhere!

Maths is everywhere!

Maths expert Louise Pennington shares her advice for developing your child’s maths skills during school closures by exploring maths in the real world.

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Guide to Biff, Chip and Kipper

Guide to Biff, Chip and Kipper

Biff, Chip and Kipper have been helping children learn to read for more than 30 years. Find books and free activities featuring these much-loved characters.

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Common reading issues

Common reading issues

Tackle common reading problems with our expert advice on supporting struggling readers, engaging reluctant readers, and encouraging boys to pick up a book.

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Julia Donaldson’s Songbirds

Julia Donaldson’s Songbirds

These fun story collections and activity books from Julia Donaldson’s Songbirds have been designed to introduce and revise phonics knowledge.

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Teaching maths at home

Teaching maths at home

Mathemagician Andrew Jeffrey suggests ways you can support your child’s maths development at home without needing to be an expert.

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Winnie and Wilbur

Winnie and Wilbur

Enjoy madcap adventures with Winnie the Witch and her black cat Wilbur! Find picture books, early readers, storyteller videos, and fun activities for your own little misadventurers!

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Year 1 at primary school

Year 1 at primary school

Leaving Reception behind and moving into Year 1 (age 5–6) can feel like a big step. Find out what to expect and what your child will be learning in English and maths.

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Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

In 2020, Pippi Longstocking turns 75! Discover Pippi books and activities to share with your child, and find out about the Pippi of Today Campaign.

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Punctuation marks

Punctuation marks

Practise using the correct punctuation marks in sentences (full stops, question marks, and exclamation marks).

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Winnie and Wilbur: Chilly Winnie

Winnie and Wilbur: Chilly Winnie

Brave the cold with Winnie, the world’s wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur, in two wintry stories. Join Winnie as she meets the abominable snowman and does her best to find some hot chocolate!

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Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie in the Sun

Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie in the Sun

Have fun in the sun with Winnie, the world’s wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur. Join Winnie as she digs for treasure, and find out what happens when Wilbur goes missing.

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Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie Makes Trouble

Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie Makes Trouble

Two mischievous stories about Winnie, the world’s wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur, getting into all sorts of trouble! A spell lands Winnie in double trouble, and Winnie tries out babysitting.

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Numicon: Box of Numicon Shapes 1–10

Numicon: Box of Numicon Shapes 1–10

A set of 10 Numicon Shapes to practise maths at home. The tactile, multi-sensory approach helps your child build their mathematical fluency, reasoning, and problem-solving.

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Kitty

Kitty

Kitty dreams of being a superhero just like her mum one day, but she’s still got a lot to learn! Browse our Kitty books and fun activities.

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Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie at Work

Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie at Work

Two hilarious stories about Winnie, the world’s wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur, taking on two special jobs at school. Winnie runs the after-school club and gets a job as the school cook.

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Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie’s Best Friend

Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie’s Best Friend

This enchanting adventure winds back the clock to the origins of Winnie and Wilbur’s truly magical friendship. When Winnie moves in to her big house, it’s much too quiet. Winnie wonders if she’ll be alone forever – until she spots a scruffy black cat…

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Maths activity books for Year 1

Maths activity books for Year 1

Our maths activity books are fully aligned to the curriculum for Year 1, and have been designed to make learning fun. Topics covered include addition, shapes and learning to tell the time.

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Biff, Chip and Kipper: Stories and Activities Stage 3, Book A

Biff, Chip and Kipper: Stories and Activities Stage 3, Book A

This Stories and Activities book contains two Biff, Chip and Kipper stories in an appealing comic-strip format, along with fun activities that will help your child to practise sounds, letters and early reading skills at home. Go on a sandy adventure to Gran’s beach hut and find out what happens when the children go on a march to save Pudding Wood!

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Biff, Chip and Kipper: Stories and Activities Stage 3, Book B

Biff, Chip and Kipper: Stories and Activities Stage 3, Book B

This Stories and Activities book contains two Biff, Chip and Kipper stories in an appealing comic-strip format, along with fun activities that will help your child to practise reading skills at home. Read an old-fashioned story with Chip and find out what happens when Gran takes her rare teddy bears to the toy fair!

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