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We hope you are managing the home learning we are putting out and enjoying the changing themes. For each theme, we will provide recommended activities  which can be completed alongside the educational websites/resources we have provided separately. Each topic will be adopted across the entire school and should therefore alleviate some of the pressures of home education, particularly for families who have children in more than one year group. We would like to take this opportunity to stress that our home learning packs are flexible and should be adapted to reflect the needs of your individual family, slotting in the activities suggested in a way which suits you best. Whatever you are doing as a family is more than enough, these are unprecedented times and, as has always been our outlook, the well-being of your children and family is paramount – don’t be too hard on yourselves and ensure your routine works for you.


We understand that our school community has a range of different circumstances with regard to home IT devices. We know for some families, children do not have access to a device all of the time (as it may be being used by other siblings or adults working from home) and therefore need content that can be looked at online and then completed offline. We know that some children do have access to a device all of the time and therefore benefit from online content (such as Abacus, Ed City and videos). We also know that most families do not have access to a printer so we have only included a few printable activities on our home learning. We have designed the majority of our tasks so that children/families would look at the activity online and then complete the activity using their exercise book. When you see a document online, for example the weekly Maths Challenges - questions can be opened on the screen and then answers written into exercise books. The document itself does not need printing. Equally, reading comprehension activities, can be read from the screen and then questions responded to in exercise books. The children will be somewhat used to this format as we often pose questions on our classroom screens and they respond in their work books. 


Please click the links below to access the plans and resources for each week. 







The planning below is for 23rd March - 3rd April 2020. This was our first response to providing home learning and we have since revised our format. The updated planning will be posted above.

Year One Home Education



At present, many of the resources and activities here are what you will have received in your Yellow pack. This area of our website is likely to be subject to change in the coming days. Please refer to your letter from Miss Rogers to help support your home learning set up.  We have just added a week 2 set of literacy activities!

Look after yourselves and keep smiling, you are doing so well!


Phonics/ Reading

You are expected to read at least 5 times a week

Online activity

  • Monster Phonics power points, activities and videos. Find our help sheet in your pack.

  • Education City activities.

  • Watch Alphablocks

Offline activities

  • Year 1 Common Exception Word checklist. Can you practise writing and reading these words?

  • Year 1 Common Exception word search pack

  • Monster Phonic sheets in your pack

  • Continue to read at least 5x a week

  • Complete the March reading challenge

  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff Reading Comprehension

  • Read the Alien Words.



Online activities

  • Education City activities

  • Watch a clip from YouTube or one of the Toy Story films and write a character description about your favourite toy. You could draw a picture too!

  • Read or watch the story (on YouTube) of the Hungry Caterpillar and re-tell it to an adult.

Offline activities

  • Spelling and Grammar activity mats- can you read the words and write them into sentences?

  • Activity 1 sheet in your pack. To add the suffix ‘s’ or ‘es’ to the end of the words.

  • Activity 2 sheet in your pack. To add the prefix ‘un’.

  • Activity 3 sheet in your pack. To write the days of the week using the hungry caterpillar style writing.

  • Letter formation sheet.

  • Toy coming to life sheet.



Online activities


Offline activities

  • Number formation sheet in your pack

  • Activity Mat in your pack

  • Fraction sheet 1 in your pack- finding half of a shape.

  • Fraction sheet 2 in your pack- finding half of a number.

  • Number bonds sheet in your pack

  • Fill in missing number sheet

  • Subtraction on a number line sheet in your pack.

  • Addition on a number line sheet in your pack.

  • Arrays sheet

  • Practise telling the time.


Music - Toys Music


Listen to this piece of music about a toy robot.

  • Can you draw a picture that the music paints in your head?
  • Will your robot have buttons or lights?
  • How many legs will it have or will it have wheels?

Singing & Playing

Google search for ‘Bring the Noise’ on the BBC.

  • Explore the games on the interactive web page to do with The Robot Song
  • Can you sing along?
  • Can you learn the words to the song off by heart?

Making your own music


Can you play along with the Robot Song on ‘Bring the Noise’ in the game called:  Feel the beat


Make an instrument like a shaker using a yoghurt pot with some stones or beads inside and play along with the radio


  • Google Earth – Find the UK cities and explore similarities and differences. Alternatively use an Ordnance Survey map from home. Can you find different man-made and natural things within the cities and countryside? Write these down and draw pictures on the sheet in your pack.

  • Name, locate and identify the four countries and capitals of the UK and surrounding seas. Use an atlas or the photocopied information to help you label the map in your pack.



  • Research Pablo Picasso, using websites or the fact sheet provided. Write down three interesting facts about his life on the sheet in your pack. Use the space at the bottom of the fact sheet to draw a Picasso portrait.


Watch the following YouTube videos to guide you through:

  1. Draw Tip Tuesday – Draw like Picasso

  1. Kids can draw:  Picasso portraits for young kids


  • Draw a picture of your habitat. What is the view from a window in your house?



Follow these links to help you exercise!


  • Colour in Elmer in your pack.


  • Design a house for the Three Little Pigs (sheet provided). What could the house be made from in order for the house not to fall down when the wolf huffs and puffs? Watch or read the story as a reminder.

  • Identify a variety of different objects and think about what materials they are made from. Group the objects according to their materials by sticking into the relevant sections.


  • Complete the ‘Toys from the Past and Now’ Venn diagram in your pack.

  •  Make the Victorian Toys paper models of a ‘Jack in the Box’ and ‘Toy Soldier’.


Explore year 1/2 – lesson 1 and lesson 2.


Watch this space for different activities!