Home Working Area Year 1 - 20th-24th April 2020

Please find below the information for home learning for Year 1 for week 3 - 20th-24th April. The home learning information and resources from previous weeks will remain available in the Year 1 Parent's Hub under the relevant week.
(Text from Year 1 parent letter, also below as a PDF)

Dear Year 1 Parents


We hope you enjoyed the Easter break. We are really missing the children all and hope that you are all happy and keeping well. 


I’ve altered the template and hope it is a little more straightforward. If you can manage a little bit of phonics, reading and maths each day, that would be great. The topic activities are a bit more creative. If you want to do more, there are follow-on tasks to do. I have added activities on purple mash and the login will be sent home for you to access the website.



If you need to, watch the set 2 & 3 sounds video first to help you to recall these sounds. See Mrs Hunns videos on the school website, they are fantastic! Each day there is a fun phonics activity on Education City. After the Education City activity, have a go at writing three words using the phonic focus for that day and draw on the sound buttons. 


Guided Reading 

I’ve scanned the guided reading books, so each week there is a new RWI text tailored for your child’s guided reading group. The children know how to navigate their way through these books, but if you want, look on the year 1 website for Mrs Hunns video Read Write Inc books part 1 and 2 as a guide to get started. Please read a little each day. Starting with the speed sounds, green words and red words and then read the text. The ideal is to read the book three times over the week and then answer the questions about the text. Matilda and Fantastic Mr Fox can then move onto questions to read and answer as a follow-on task. 



At the start of each term we look at place value. Then try out these counting games

  • Game 1 - Drop beads or stones or coins into a pot. How many? Write it down. Shout it out! How many is one more or one less than that number? Challenge - what is 2 or 3 more or less than that number?

  • Game 2 - Practice counting in 2s 5s and 10s.  Drop beads or stones or coins into a pot. Each bead is worth 2, 5 or 10, how many? Write it down. Shout it out!

  • Game 3 - Write 5 numbers from 0-100 on 5 pieces of paper e.g. 61  4 27 72 19. Then order from smallest to greatest, then greatest to smallest. Change the numbers each time.

  • Game 4 - Cover 5 numbers on the 100 square with counters or pieces of paper. Can you remember the missing numbers? Either write them down or shout them out and check to see if you have it right. Play again by covering different numbers.


Topic Work


Find a flowering plant and see if you can name its different parts - stem, leaf, etc… Then log onto Purple Mash and have a go at completing the activity ‘plant labelling’ showing a sunflower.



Play the game. Pin signs NORTH SOUTH EAST and WEST. Shout North, South, East or West. Run to the sign and tap it. Then take them away, can you remember which is North, South, East or West?



I have recorded the story Dogger by Shirley Hughes, to watch, click on the link Dogger - by Shirley Hughes  . It’s one of my very favourite stories and year 1 might remember it as I read it to them in the autumn term. After you have watched the story. Think about the character of Dave. How old do you think Dave is? How do you think Dave felt when he lost his favourite toy and when he found him again? 



Look at and talk about the pictures of the symbols of Easter



Watch the story of Silly Billy by clicking on the link Silly Billy - by Anthony Browne  and then have a look at the instructions of how to make a worry doll. Then, if you want to, have a go at making your own worry doll. You can make them out of matchsticks or cocktail sticks, pipe cleaners or something similar, thread/string and scraps of old fabric. You might like to make worry dolls for your worry doll! 


Wishing you and your family all the very best and look forward to seeing you all very soon.




Write a sentence for each word as a challenge! 

There is also a double-sided sheet of phonics screening words in your class pack practice read a few and draw on the sound buttons

Spelling & handwriting

Choose 3 new words each day and practice writing them by starting and finishing in the right place. If you’re not sure where they start and finish, have a look at the letter formation sheets to help you.  Can you challenge yourself to spell them without looking? Super challenge - can you write them in joined up handwriting? Have a go!



Matilda & Fantastic Mr Fox answer the ‘questions to read and answer’.



100 square

Read the numbers to 100 on your 100 square. 

  • Can you notice the patterns in each row going along and going down?

  • Challenge can you count beyond 100? Can you count to 150 or even higher?

  • Write numbers as far as you can go on a blank 100 square 

  • Super challenge! Can you write numbers beyond 100?

  • Counting backwards in ones



Then when you’re confident about the compass points, and you want to do more,  play the compass board gamePrint or make north south east west cards and put in a pile and shuffle. You’ll also need a dice.  Each player puts a counter on either North, South, East or West. Then roll the dice and turn over a card. Move that number of moves - the card will say either North, South, East or West. The aim is to get to the treasure and collect points on the way . If after 10 minutes, if no one has got to the treasure, the winner is the one who has the most points! If your counter is heading off the board, choose a different card to get your counter back on track! 



Now draw a picture of Dave (this could be a stick person) write words around Dave to describe how he feels. Next draw a picture of Bella, what is Bella like? Then draw words around her. Finally draw a heart, thinking of Bella’s kind act, draw or write a kind act could you do this week in that heart. 



Plan an Easter garden, showing the Easter symbols. Think about what you have around to make your garden when you draw your plan. You could then begin to create your Easter garden.


Mrs Gannon & the Year 1 team


Guided Reading Books for Year 1 below