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Nottingham Primary Academy

Year 1 - Learning Resources

In response to the Government instruction to close schools to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 we want to ensure all of our pupils still have access to learning resources.

Please follow the below links to gain access to various learning material that you can do with your child from home.

For instructions on how to access Airhead (our school noticeboard) at home please watch this short video:



Alternatively you can have a look through this guide which also explains how you access Airhead.

Visit our Launchpads for access to various apps to help you with your distance learning:

1 Ash Launchpad

1 Beech Launchpad

1 Oak Launchpad

1 Sycamore Launchpad

1 Willow Launchpad

The National Curriculum have issued various support resources to help with learning at home during the school closures.

Another great website for accessing various free online resources for all year groups can be found here. 

Literacy (Reading, Writing, Spelling)

Free online audio books can be accessed here - let your child relax whilst listening to a book of their choice at the end of each day.

A great reading grid has been set up for each year group with videos of staff from the Trust reading stories or extracts from longer novels to keep children engaged in reading whilst distance learning.

Borrow Box is an app for children and adults to access free books. Children will require their library card number and the PIN that they use to access the computers. If you do not know this then you can contact your local Library to get the PIN which will allow you to register on the app.


Times Table Rock Stars - Pupils will need their login details to access activities

The Maths Factor has been made free to everyone during the school closures. It is a great website which focuses on curriculum based activities - and it has a parent zone too!

I See Maths - Home Lessons

Carousel (Art, Adventure, Music, Sport)


W/C 18.01.21 - Step-by-Step Sketching

Whole School - Colour Wheel Challenge!

W/C 25.01.21 - Splat Sketched Farm Animals

Whole School - Giuseppe Arcimboldo

W/C 01.02.21 - Landscape Art

Whole School - Your Happy Heart

W/C 08.02.21 - Farmyard Crops Pattern Making

Whole School - Your Bottle Moment

W/C 22.02.21 - Sylvia the Scarecrow

W/C 01.03.21 - Spring Lamb Carrot Printing


We challenge you to tick off as many things on this Winter Sensory Walk chart!

We want to see how creative you can get with our Puddle Reflection Photography - we can't wait to see your pictures!

This week's challenge is to Crack the Code! Can you use your adventurous investigation skills to win some treats?!


Follow Mr Barkers Youtube Channel for lots of music lessons which are fantastic for mental wellbeing during the school closure.

For all of the Ukulele players out there, please also take a look at Mr Barkers dedicated Ukulele channel!

This week we are launching our 2021 Battle of the Bands Virtual Concert.

We want lots of solo and family entries for our Battle of the Bands. The deadline for video entries is Monday 8th March, with the concert showcasing on Friday 26th March.

All the details for the concert can be found by watching our trailer!


P.E With Joe is a free daily workout for children to do at home.

Here are some fun activities to get you moving at home!


Baking uses many different skills and we think it is a great activity to do with your child. Here we have a super easy method for making Mars Fudge. A very tasty treat for your whole family to enjoy!

Mrs Lineker has started up "Lineker's Larder" again and this week we have some tasty Carrot Star Biscuits for you to have a go at making!

Try these Jungle Fruit & Nut Granola Bars - they are yummy!

Use your imagination to Bake the Rainbow! What will you create?

For some half-term and Pancake Day fun, why not try making some of these Perfect Pancakes with your family?