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!
You are expected to read at least 5 times a week
Monster Phonics power points, activities and videos. Find our help sheet in your pack.
Education City 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.
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.
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.
Practise your 5, 2 and 10 x table.
Watch an episode of Number Jacks on YouTube
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.
Practise telling the time.
Listen to this piece of music about a toy robot. https://youtu.be/I0-Xp_Wz4NI
Singing & Playing
Google search for ‘Bring the Noise’ on the BBC. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise
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:
Draw Tip Tuesday – Draw like Picasso
Kids can draw: Picasso portraits for young kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUKMPyZCGQ
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!