Year 1 Holiday Ideas

Dear Year 1 parents/carers,

It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you and your amazing children this year. We are so proud of the wonderful individuals that they have grown in to. Despite the challenges this year, they have been extremely resilient and done very well. We have had many smiles and made some fantastic memories to cherish. We wish you lots of happiness next year and we hope that you have a fantastic Summer holiday.

Some parents requested some possible learning ideas for home during the holiday so below are some things that the children could do IF they want to.

Remember that having great life experiences, creating happy memories and having quality family time, build happy humans so we recommend that those should prioritise the holiday! 


Oxford Reading Owl has a fantastic selection of Oxford Reading books for the children to read at their level.

  1. Follow the link:
  2. Click on ‘Browse E-books’
  3. Click on ‘free e-book library’. 
  4. Choose a book
  5. You can be more specific in your book search and type by selecting browse by age or browse by series.

Your local library is also a great place to choose books from and are doing a Summer Reading challenge for the children to take part in and enjoy.


Fun Online Phonics Games:

Phonics Bloom:

Phonics Play (free resources):

Letters and Sounds free Resources:


Spooky Spellings:

Any online game must be checked first by an adult and closely monitored,


Maths Workout:

Use the attached PowerPoint or PDF and choose different focus areas and adapt the numbers shown on the slides if repeating the challenges.

Hit the Button Online Game:

Hit the button a great resource for practising number bonds, doubles, halves and times tables.


Inspirations for possible writing ideas:

  • Holiday scrapbook including diary entries, descriptions of places visited, tickets, post cards, etc.
  • Topic book based on a subject of interest, such as, dinosaurs, cars, animals, mermaids, etc.

Take care, have fun and have a super Summer holiday!,

Thank you for your continued support throughout the year!

The Year 1 Team!