Childwall CE Primary School
‘And The Child Grew...’ Luke 2:40

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

In Class 3, we have Miss Gillin as our class teacher. In Class 4, we have Miss Gronow as our class teacher.

We are very lucky to have Mrs Hunter, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Mills helping us in our year group.

We have PE with our class teacher on a Monday and PE with Mr Hawthorne on a Tuesday.

Please ensure that PE kits are in school and have your child’s name clearly labelled on every item.

Thank you for visiting our Home Learning section. Here you will find information about Home Learning and the work that has been set. Please check every day to see the new tasks that have been set and any updates.

Easter Holidays
Friday 3rd April is the day we would have finished school for our Easter Holidays. Over the next two weeks, there will be no specific work or daily tasks set for our Year 1 children. Instead, you will find a list of suggested activities below that you may wish to use to keep your children busy over Easter. There are also activities on Literacy Planet and MyMaths that you can explore. Please remember that these activities are not compulsory, they are just ideas of things you can do. Children can do as many or as little as they like!

Head over to the ‘Stay Home and Stay Busy’ page and the ‘Music’ page for even more things to keep you busy over the coming weeks! Just click on the ‘Children’ tab at the top of the school website and scroll down.

We would like to take this time to thank you for all of your support over the past two weeks and to thank you all for your hard work during these uncertain times.
We would like to wish you all a happy and peaceful Easter.
Stay safe and take care,
The Year 1 Team

Suggested activities for over Easter

English/Phonics

Click here for an Easter English Booklet

Click here for Easter Reading Comprehension

Click here for a Phase 2 Tricky Word Booklet

Click here for a Phase 3 Tricky Word Booklet

Click here for a Phase 4 Tricky Word Booklet

Click here for a Phase 5 Tricky Word Booklet

Click here for a Split u-e Roll and Read Game

Click here for a Split o-e Roll and Read Game

Click here for a Split i-e Roll and Read Game

Click here for a Split e-e Roll and Read Game

Click here for a Split a-e Roll and Read Game

Maths

Click here for Easter Missing Numbers

Click here for Fractions Easter Egg Colouring

Click here for I Spy Spring Counting

Click here for Roll and Colour Egg Addition Game

Click here for Spring Themed Division by Grouping

Click here for Addition and Subtraction Challenge Cards

Click here for an Easter Maths Addition Activity Booklet

Click here for Easter Bunny Number Bonds to 10

Click here for Easter Egg Colour by 2D Shape

Click here for Easter Counting in 10s

Click here for Easter Counting in 5s

Click here for Easter Counting in 2s

Click here for Easter Colour by Number

Craft and general activities

Click here for a Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

Click here for an Easter Wordsearch

Click for an Easter Egg Design Sheet

Click here for Stained Glass Window instructions

Click here for Mindfulness Colouring

Click here for Hinge and Lever Easter Card instructions

Click here for Easter Sock Rabbit instructions

Click here for Easter Basket templates

Click here for Easter Morning Handprint Card instructions

Home Learning Tasks

Home Learning: Week Two

Monday 30th March

English Task – Reading Comprehension

Log on to your Literacy Planet account. If you haven’t been on Literacy Planet before, take some time to explore the online resource before starting today’s task.
Once you have familiarised yourself with the online resource, there are some reading comprehension activities that we have assigned for you to complete today.
After you have completed the reading comprehension activities, explore the website. Last week, we assigned various activities for you to complete (at your own pace) to enable you to become familiar with the website. If you haven’t already done so, complete these tasks.

Maths Task – Number Bonds

As a warm up, have a think about all of the different number bonds to 10 – can you remember them? To see if you’re right, have a look at the PowerPoint on ‘Ten Green Bottles – Number Bonds to 10’. When you’re finished warming up your ‘maths brain’, complete the ‘Star Number Bonds to 10’ worksheet (grown-ups, please be aware that the answers are attached underneath the worksheet!) Once you have completed this task, have a go at the ‘Number Bonds Sticks to 20’ work.

Click here for Ten Green Bottles – Number Bonds to 10 PowerPoint

Click here for Star Number Bonds to 10

Click here for Number Bond Sticks to 20

RE – Spring and New Life

It’s spring time! Your activity is to have a look outside as part of a ‘spring hunt’ to see if you can find any of the things on the ‘spring hunt checklist’ – you might even find something else that isn’t on this list! Remember you must have permission from a grown up if you are going outside. When you have finished exploring, draw and label your favourite things about spring time using the mind map template. We have also attached some ‘Spring Mindfulness Colouring Sheets’ for you to use at your own leisure.

Click here for Signs of New Life in Spring PowerPoint

Click here for Spring Hunt Checklist

Click here for Spring Mind Map

Click here for Spring Mindfulness Colouring Sheets

Marking your work
A grown up can mark your work for you or you can mark your own work. You could use a coloured pencil, or a green pen just like your teacher, to mark your work. Make sure you correct any mistakes that you have made. Remember, making a mistake is okay! Mistakes are opportunities to learn!

Click here for Answers – Monday 30th March

Tuesday 31st March

English Task – Handa’s Surprise
This week, our topic in English is ‘Stories from a range of cultures’. The story that we will be focusing on is Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne. Go through the ‘Handa’s Surprise’ presentation attached to find out what your task is for today and make sure that you listen carefully to the story (the link can be found in the presentation and has also been attached below).

Click here for Handa’s Surprise on YouTube

Click here for English – Handa’s Surprise Presentation

Maths Task – Tens and Ones

Today we are going to be recapping on tens and ones or ‘sausages and peas’ – remember, there are ten ones in a sausage and one in a pea! Use this to help you with your work today.

Our maths warm up today is ‘Place Value Basketball’ – use the link to access the game.

Click here to play ‘Place Value Basketball’

Place Value Basketball helps children to understand the concept of hundreds, tens and ones. Place value can be a difficult concept for children and this game can help them to know the value of each number depending on its position. Please have a go at the different games up to 99 (the children are learning the place value of up to two digit numbers at the moment).

After having a go at the game, complete the work on ‘Tens and Ones’ below. If you want to challenge yourself, try the ‘Place Value Challenge Cards’. There are lots of challenges available, you do not need to complete every card, only choose a few challenge cards that you would like to try (grown-ups, please be aware that the answers are attached at the end of the document!)

Click here for Tens and Ones Activity

Click here for Place Value Challenge Cards

RE – Thankfulness

Think about your favourite things about spring time from your mind map yesterday. Use these wonderful ideas to write about what you are thankful for. You could even draw some pictures too.

Click here for Spring Border

Votes for Schools

Each week, the children really enjoy participating in ‘Votes for Schools’ which is an educational resource that provides the children with the opportunity to discuss a topic and then place their vote. ‘Votes for Schools’ is now available for you to access at home. This can be completed at any time during the week that suits you.

This week’s question is ‘Can you learn more without a classroom?

We have attached the PowerPoint for you and once you have finished discussing the topic, you can place your vote. Details on how to do this is on the final slide of the PowerPoint. Please make sure a grown-up helps with uploading votes online. Happy voting!

Click here for Votes For Schools KS1 Presentation

Marking your work
A grown up can mark your work for you or you can mark your own work. You could use a coloured pencil, or a green pen just like your teacher, to mark your work. Make sure you correct any mistakes that you have made. Remember, making a mistake is okay! Mistakes are opportunities to learn!

Click here for Handa’s Surprise Answers

Click here for Place Value Answers

Wednesday 1st April

English Task – Answering questions about Handa’s Surprise

Today, we are continuing our work on Handa’s surprise. Go through the ‘Handa’s Surprise Questions’ presentation attached and answer the questions about the story. Remember to write the date at the top of your work and number each of your answers.

Challenge – Go through the ‘Guided Reading Challenges’ presentation and choose one (or a few, if you wish) challenge questions to complete. There are 32 to choose from, some of the challenges may not be relevant to Handa’s Surprise, so choose carefully.

This presentation is a good resource to use whenever you are doing guided reading with your child or as an extra home learning task if you have completed all of the daily set tasks. You could let your child choose any book they wish to read and have them answer some challenge questions about it. 

Click here for Handa’s Surprise Questions

Click here for Guided Reading Challenges

Maths Task – Doubling and Halving

Today, we are going to be recapping on doubling and halving! Today’s maths warm up is called ‘Daily 10’ – this is a maths resource which covers addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, place value, rounding, multiplication, division, doubles, halves and fractions. Today we are focusing on doubling and halving. Once you have clicked on the link, please go onto Level 2 and then click on Doubles and Halves.

Click here for ‘Daily 10’ Mental Maths

When you have finished warming up your ‘maths brain’, complete the work below on doubling and halving. There are also some challenge cards if you feel you want to challenge yourself! There are lots of challenges available, you do not need to complete every card, only choose a few challenge cards that you would like to try (grown-ups, please be aware that the answers are attached at the end of the document!)

Click here for Doubling and Halving Activity

Click here for Doubling And Halving Challenge Cards

RE – Easter Traditions

Today we are going to be looking at Easter traditions. Please go through the PowerPoint and have a think about how you or someone you know celebrates Easter? What are the special traditions? What is your favourite thing to do at Easter time? Perhaps you could make a mind map!

As we are approaching Easter, why not have your very own egg hunt in the house or outside with your family? We have attached an egg hunt pack but you may wish to make your own! We have also attached an Easter craft basket and colouring-in for you to use at your own leisure.

Click here for All About Easter PowerPoint

Click here for Easter Egg Hunt

Click here for Easter Basket

Click here for Easter Mindfulness Colouring-In Pages

Spellings:

  • books
  • chairs
  • frogs
  • wishes
  • foxes
  • watches
  • buzzes
  • churches
  • Liverpool
  • England

 

Marking your work
A grown up can mark your work for you or you can mark your own work. You could use a coloured pencil, or a green pen just like your teacher, to mark your work. Make sure you correct any mistakes that you have made. Remember, making a mistake is okay! Mistakes are opportunities to learn!

Click here for answers – Doubling and Halving

Thursday 2nd April

English Task – Planning a story
Today, you are going to be planning your own story using Handa’s Surprise as inspiration. Go through the ‘Planning a Surprise Story’ presentation attached to find out more information about your task. The ‘Surprise Story Planning Template’ is also attached below.

Click here for Planning a Surprise Story Presentation

Click here for Surprise Story Plan Template

Maths Task – Fractions

Today we are going to look at fractions! Please go through the PowerPoints on ‘Finding Half’ and ‘Halves and Quarters’ and then complete the ‘Colour by Fraction’ worksheet. If you want to challenge yourself, have a go at the ‘Year 1 Fraction Challenge Cards’ – there are different word problems, each with a different level of challenge. Choose a few cards that suit you best (you do not need to complete all of the challenge cards).

Click here for Fractions – Finding Half PowerPoint

Click here for Fractions – Halves and Quarters PowerPoint

Click here for Year 1 Read and Colour Fraction Activity

Click here for Year 1 Fractions Challenge Cards

RE – The Easter Story

This week, we have been reflecting on the wonderful season of spring and how we are very thankful to God for new life. We have also been thinking about special traditions during Easter, a very special time in the spring when we reflect on the Easter Story. Today, we are going to be revisiting the Easter Story and focusing on the different events that take place throughout. Please watch the video clip to recap on the Easter Story.

Click here to watch the Easter Story on BBC Teach

After watching the video, discuss with your family whether the Easter Story makes you feel happy, sad or both – explain your reasons.

Once you have discussed how the story makes you feel, please go through the PowerPoint on the Easter Story.

Click here for The Easter Story PowerPoint

Discuss with a grown-up how you are feeling during each part of the story. Have you changed your mind about how the story makes you feel? What parts of the story made you sad? What parts of the story made you happy?

After having some reflection time on the Easter Story, maybe you could finish by saying a prayer.

Marking your work
A grown up can mark your work for you or you can mark your own work. You could use a coloured pencil, or a green pen just like your teacher, to mark your work. Make sure you correct any mistakes that you have made. Remember, making a mistake is okay! Mistakes are opportunities to learn!

Click here for Colour by Fraction Answers

Friday 3rd April

English Task – Writing a story
Using your plan from yesterday, you are going to write your own surprise story. Before you start writing, spend time looking at your plan and make any changes. This plan is going to help you write your story. Remember that stories are meant to be read or heard. Think about the reader – Will they be able to read my story? Can I make the story more exciting for the reader? Have I used enough description for the reader to imagine the characters or the setting?

As you are writing your story, take small breaks to read what you have written. Reading your story out loud may help. Ask yourself the following questions – Does my story make sense? Are there any little mistakes? Have I written in full sentences? Is there anything I could add to my sentences to make them even better?

After you have written your surprise story, draw some illustrations to go with it.

Click here for English – Surprise Story Template

Maths Task – Money

Today we are going to be recapping on money. Please complete the ‘Coin Labelling’ activity. If you want to challenge yourself, try the ‘Mixed Coins Counting’ work or the ‘Money Doubles’ challenge!

Click here for Coin Labelling Activity

Click here for Counting Mixed Coins Activity

Click here for Double your Money Challenge

As an additional activity, you can access the ‘Toy Shop Money Game’ by clicking the link below.

Click here for the ‘Toy Shop Money Game’

‘Toy Shop Money’ is a game to help children understand money. There are two game modes; the first where children use the coins to make up varying amounts to buy the toys and the second where they work out the change.

RE – Easter Symbols

There are many different symbols that represent Easter and new life. Please go through the PowerPoint and have a look at the Easter symbols. Are there any that you already know?

Click here for A History of Easter Symbols PowerPoint

Your activity is to make an Easter card that includes Easter symbols on your design.

Extra Activity: Using the play dough recipe, you could make some play dough with a grown up and try making an Easter garden, Easter basket or Easter bonnet! We have also included some Easter play dough mats to use at your own leisure. Remember, play dough is not edible! Don’t forget to take photos of any extra work that you do for your home learning folder!

Click here for Play Dough Recipe

Click here for Easter Play Dough Mats

 

Home Learning: Week One

Monday 23rd March

English Task – Sentence Scramble
Have a look at the work attached, can you arrange the words to create a full sentence? Go through each page and write down the full sentence. Have a think, what does a full sentence need? What needs to go at the start? What needs to go at the end?
Challenge – Can you create a ‘Sentence Scramble’ for your grown up to work out? Maybe you could create a super challenging ‘Sentence Scramble’ by using one of the words and but so or because. After your grown up has had a go at working out your ‘Sentence Scramble’, write out the full sentence for them so that they can check their work to see if they were correct.

Click here for the English task – Sentence Scramble

Maths Task – One More and One Less
Have a look at the work attached, can you write one more and one less of each number? We have attached a ‘100 Square’ to support you if you need it.
If you feel you are able to, have a go at the challenge!

Click here for the maths task – One More One Less

Click here for the 100 Square

Science – Texture Hunt
In science, we are looking at everyday materials. Using the sheet attached, you are going to go on a ‘Texture Hunt’. Your job is to use your sense of touch to find as many objects as you can that have different textures. Look all around you and explore your surroundings, but make sure you have permission from a grown up before going outside!
Remember to keep yourself safe. Do not touch anything that may harm you. Whenever you are unsure, ask your grown up.

Click here for the science task – Texture Hunt

Marking your work
A grown up can mark your work for you or you can mark your own work. Use a coloured pencil, or a green pen just like your teacher, to mark your work. Make sure you correct any mistakes that you have made. Remember, making a mistake is okay! Mistakes are opportunities to learn!

Click here for the answers for the tasks set for Monday 23rd March

Tuesday 24th March

English Task – Sentence Starters
We are continuing our work on writing sentences. Look at the work attached, can you complete the sentences? Use the sentence starters and the pictures to help you. Complete at least five sentences, but feel free to do more if you wish! There are twenty sentence starters to choose from. Remember to use capital letters and full stops!
Challenge: Choose at least three of the pictures. Can you think of sentences to go with the pictures without using the sentence starters? Try to use the words but and so or because.

Click here for the English task – Sentence Starters

Maths Task – Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s
Today’s work is focusing on counting in 2s 5s and 10s. Start by counting in 2s, 5s and 10s out loud. How far can you count? Practise counting backwards as well as forwards. Use the link below to access ‘Splat Square’, you can use this to support you. You can splat each number as you count in 2s, 5s and 10s. Once you have warmed up your ‘maths brain’, have a go at the worksheet.
If you feel you can, try the challenge.

Click here for the maths task – Counting in 2s 5s and 10s

Click here to access Splat Square

Science – Material Hunt
Go through the Material Hunt Presentation (attached below). You are going to be an explorer and go on a material hunt. Look all around, inside and outside, to find as many different things as you can. Using the table template (or you could make your own), put all of the things you have found in the correct column. You can draw, write or use photographs to fill in your table, it is up to you!
Make sure you have permission from a grown up before going outside. Remember to keep yourself safe. Do not touch anything that may harm you. Whenever you are unsure, ask your grown up.
Challenge: Were there any things that you could not put into any of these columns? Why not? What was it made from? Write your answer below or on the back of your table.

Click here to access the Material Hunt Presentation

Click here to access the table template

Marking your work
A grown up can mark your work for you or you can mark your own work. Use a coloured pencil, or a green pen just like your teacher, to mark your work. Make sure you correct any mistakes that you have made. Remember, making a mistake is okay! Mistakes are opportunities to learn!

Click here for the answers for the tasks set for Tuesday 24th March

Wednesday 25th March

English Task – Capital Letters and Full Stops
This week, we have looked at writing sentences. What does a full sentence need? It must have a capital letter at the start and a full stop at the end. As a starter, practise the correct letter formation of capital letters. A letter formation sheet has been attached to help you. After that, look at the ‘Capital Letters and Full Stops’ worksheets. There are three sheets to choose from, each one varying in level of challenge. Complete one of the sheets. Please be aware that the answers are already attached to the worksheet.
Challenge: Design a superhero. Think about what superpowers they will have and how they will look. Write a description for your superhero. Remember to include lots of adjectives (describing words) and use full sentences. How many sentences can you write?

Click here for the letter formation sheet

Click here for the English task –  Capital Letters and Full Stops

Maths Task – Addition
To warm up our ‘maths brain’, have a go on the ‘Splat 100 Square’ (link is attached below). Can you splat all of the odd numbers? Can you splat all of the even numbers? Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Can you make up your own number pattern for your grown up to guess? Today’s work is focusing on adding numbers using a number line. Have a look at the ‘Number Line Addition’ work attached – can you remember what we need to do to work out the answers? If you are unable to print the work, you could always draw your own number lines using a ruler.
If you have forgotten how to work out the answers, remember that your ‘frog’ must begin on the first number in the number sentence. The second number in the number sentence is how many jumps your ‘frog’ needs to jump. The number it lands on is your answer! Remember, we are adding – try to remember which direction your ‘frog’ needs to jump in.
If you feel you are able, have a go at the challenge!

Click here to access Splat Square

Click here for the maths task – Number Line Addition

Science – Properties of Materials
For the next two days, we are going to look at the properties of materials. Have a look through the ‘Properties of Materials Presentation’ to find out all about different materials and their properties. There is quite a lot of information on the presentation so take your time and ask questions throughout. Some example questions are ‘Which materials are soft? Can you remember what plastic is made from? What objects are made from metals? Which materials are hard?’ Be sure to have a look at the link in the presentation for BBC Bitesize, the link is also attached below.
After going through the presentation and BBC Bitesize, answer the questions on the last slide. You can either write your responses or have a grown up write your oral responses down for you.

Click here for the science task – Properties of Materials Presentation

Click here for BBC Bitesize

Extra Task – Explore Literacy Planet
Literacy Planet is an online resource that we will be setting work on in the coming weeks. We have set a few activities for you to do (at your own pace) so that you can get used to the resource. We know that some of you have already started exploring Literacy Planet and have started the activities, which is great! The login details are in your Home Learning file.

Click here to access Literacy Planet

Marking your work
A grown up can mark your work for you or you can mark your own work. Use a coloured pencil, or a green pen just like your teacher, to mark your work. Make sure you correct any mistakes that you have made. Remember, making a mistake is okay! Mistakes are opportunities to learn!

Click here for the answers for the tasks set on Wednesday 25th March

Spellings for this week (Wednesday 25th March – Tuesday 31st March):

September
October
November
December
year
months
her
here
him
us

Thursday 26th March

English Task – Writing Sentences
Look at the work attached. You are going to see how many sentences you can write about the picture. Add more detail to your sentences by using adjectives (describing words) and words such as and because so but.
Challenge: Using your senses (sight, touch, taste, smell, hearing), write at least four sentences about the room you are currently sat in. Remember to use adjectives to add even more detail to your sentences.

Click here for the English task – Writing Sentences

Maths Task – Subtraction
For today’s maths warm-up, have a look at the ‘How Many Bears?’ interactive PowerPoint (this version was sent on ParentMail). This is a subtraction game. Go through the interactive PowerPoint and try to work out the subtraction calculations, using the number line carefully to help you. Write down on a piece of paper the number sentence to match the word problem. You can then check your answers by clicking the ‘check’ button to see if you got the answer correct. Remember, practise makes progress so don’t worry if you make a mistake. If the interactive PowerPoint does not work on your device, try the non-interactive PDF version. Please be aware that the non-interactive version automatically shows the answers.
After going through the PowerPoint, have a go at the ‘Number Line Subtraction’ work attached.

Click here to access the  non-interactive PDF version of ‘How Many Bears?’

Click here to access the maths task – Number Line Subtraction

Science Task –
We have been looking at materials and their properties this week. Today, you are going to share what you have learned about materials. There is no set way to do this; you could create a fact sheet, poster or a leaflet – it is up to you! Go through the presentation attached below to find out more information about your task.

Click here for the science task – Materials Facts Presentation

Marking your work
A grown up can mark your work for you or you can mark your own work. Use a coloured pencil, or a green pen just like your teacher, to mark your work. Make sure you correct any mistakes that you have made. Remember, making a mistake is okay! Mistakes are opportunities to learn!

Click here for the answers for the tasks set on Thursday 26th March

Friday 27th  March

English Task – Common Exception Words (Spelling)
Today, you are going to practise spelling common exception words. You can practise these however you want. Look at the work attached to see the words that you will be practising. You may find it useful to use the ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’ approach. We have attached an example of this approach below.

Click here for the Look Say Cover Write Check template

Click here for the English task – Common Exception Words

Maths Task – Missing Numbers
As a warm up, click on the link below to play ‘Helicopter Rescue’. Helicopter Rescue is a mental maths game with different sized number charts and it is designed to help children to identify and work with numbers up to 100. The game is tablet-friendly. The game modes include ‘Find a Number’ and ‘Count On and Back’. In the ‘Find a Number’ game, children are asked to find a number on the grid, either directly or in between two voiced numbers. The ‘Count On and Count Back’ games are designed to help the children learn some of the vocabulary of addition and subtraction; count on, count back, more than and less than.
Your written task today is to have a go at the ‘Superhero Missing Numbers’ worksheet. We have attached a ‘100 Square’ to support you if you need it. Make sure you look carefully at each number sentence as the position of the signs in the number sentences aren’t always the same.

Click here to access Helicopter Rescue

Click here to access the maths task – Superhero Missing Numbers

Click here to access the 100 Square

Science – Describing Materials
This week, we have been looking at different materials and their properties. Today, you are going to be describing materials. Have a look at the sheet attached, your task is to write about the material that each object is made out of and explain why that material has been used. If you are writing your own responses, make sure to write in full sentences.
Challenge: Look around the room you are currently sat in, pick an object (or a few if you wish) and draw a picture of it. Write a couple of sentences about the material that it is made out of. Answer the following questions – Why has that material been used? Can you think of another suitable material that it could be made out of instead? What material could not be used to make that object? Why?

Click here to access the science task – Describing Materials

Marking your work
A grown up can mark your work for you or you can mark your own work. Use a coloured pencil, or a green pen just like your teacher, to mark your work. Make sure you correct any mistakes that you have made. Remember, making a mistake is okay! Mistakes are opportunities to learn!

Click here for the answers for the tasks set on Friday 27th March

Home Learning Information

Below, we have provided you with an example of a Home Learning timetable that is similar to the structure that we follow in school. This is just a guide to support you, if needed, as we understand that every household has different schedules and commitments. Do what works best for you!

Click here for the Home Learning Example Timetable

There will be a range of activities and tasks set each day to be completed at home. Many of the tasks will be posted as a PDF file and will involve written work of some sort. There is no set way of recording the written work. Please do not feel that you need to print off the worksheets; you can record your work in a notebook or on sheets of paper. Just remember to write the date on each piece of work and put them in your ‘Home Learning’ file. Any answers to the tasks set will be posted at the end of the day. Please note that not all tasks will have answers.

Every day, the following work will be set:

  • One English activity (focusing on writing, reading, spelling, punctuation or grammar)
  • One maths activity
  • One foundation subject activity (Science, Geography, History, RE, Computing, PE, Art, DT, Wellbeing)

For the upcoming weeks, the work set will focus on consolidating learning. The children will be revising topics or concepts that have already previously been taught. When completing work, children will need support reading instructions or information to ensure that they fully understand the task that they have been given. For some tasks, such as reading comprehension, you may find that writing out your child’s oral response can be more effective than having them write out their own response.

As well as the work above, we would like all children to spend time focusing on their phonics and reading every day. The website PhonicsPlay has a variety of games and activities for the children to use. Every day in school, we use the game ‘Flash Cards Speed Trial’ to recap on all of the sounds the children have learned. We suggest continuing to use this every day. This will provide you with an idea of any sounds your child may need to revisit and can inform your phonics session. Games such as ‘Picnic on Pluto’ (the children refer to this game as Obb and Bob) and ‘Buried Treasure’ can be used to consolidate specific sounds. Children may enjoy ‘acting’ as the teacher to teach the grown-ups the sounds, digraphs, split digraphs and trigraphs! (The Parents and Teachers section of PhonicsPlay provides information on how to help your child with phonics). The login details for PhonicsPlay can be found in your Home Learning file.

Be sure to find time during the day to be active, maybe have a dance (Year 1 particularly enjoy Chu Chu Ua, Head Shoulders Knees and Toes and The Cha Cha Slide) or complete one of Joe Wicks’ Kids workouts. All of these can be found on YouTube.

If all of the work set has been completed, why not do one of the following –

  • Spread positivity and make your neighbours smile by creating a rainbow picture to put in your window. Be creative!
  • Explore MyMaths and Literacy Planet for even more learning! They are both excellent online resources and all of the login details are in your Home Learning file.
  • Write a daily entry into a journal or a diary documenting your Home Learning. You could write down the activities you have done, the things you have enjoyed or your thoughts and feelings.
  • You could write a prayer – you could use one of our Christian Values as a starting point (generosity, compassion, courage, forgiveness, friendship, compassion, thankfulness)

Daily Reading

We ask that you provide opportunities for your child to read daily in addition to reading for pleasure. In school, your child is given a new book once a week to read at home as well as during daily guided reading sessions. In the week leading up to the school closure, the children had their reading book changed as usual. However, as this is the only home reading book we have sent home, we understand that re-reading this book over the following weeks may become a bit repetitive! Use this time to allow your child explore different texts. This could include reading fiction books, non-fiction books, magazines, comics or even listening to stories (there are lots of videos on YouTube and CBeebies iPlayer of stories being read aloud). Whatever interests them!

In addition to promoting a love of reading and developing fluency, there are 6 key reading skills that we aim to develop by the end of KS1 –

  • Drawing on knowledge of vocabulary to understand texts
  • Identifying/explaining key aspects of fiction and non-fiction texts, such as characters, events, titles and information
  • Identifying and explaining the sequence of events in texts
  • Making inferences from the text
  • Predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
  • Sharing and explaining their thoughts and opinions on texts.

To develop these skills, we ask children questions about the text that they have read or heard. You may find it useful to keep a record of the books your child has read and their responses to the questions you have asked in their Home Learning file. Please feel free to use their Reading Record if needed.

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Dear Year 1,

Our school is closing just for a while,
But our learning will not stop, just change in style.
We will be at our homes and you will be at yours,
You will carry on learning and maybe help with the chores!

Be sure to write a timetable of what to do each day,
Include Maths, English and Phonics but don’t forget to play.
Whilst many things are changing some things will stay the same,
We are still your teachers and Year 1 is our year group name.

We’ll help and support each other to learn more and more,
Once everything is safe again we’ll run back through the door.
We’ll shortly be back in school with our teachers and our friends too,
But whilst things are different we’ll send you lots to do!

Take care,
Miss Gillin and Miss Gronow

 

Homework, home reading and spellings

Please ensure your child has their reading folder, with their reading book and reading record, in school every day. Your child will have their book changed once a week. The day your child’s book will be changed can be found at the front of their reading record.

Your child will have a spelling test every Tuesday morning. Spelling diaries must be handed in on a Tuesday so we can update them with their latest test score and new spellings.  Your child’s spelling test scores can be found on each spelling list.

If the spelling diary has not been handed in, we are unable to record their attained scores and your child’s new spellings will be given on a separate piece of paper.

We will remind the children of a morning to take their reading folders, spelling diaries and any letters or forms out of their bag. We are focusing on developing the children’s independence and sense of responsibility so please remind your child that they are responsible for handing these in. We thank you for your continued support with this.

Every Wednesday your child will receive their new set of spellings. Your child may also receive a piece of maths homework, set on MyMaths, to be completed for the following Tuesday. 

Keep checking the website for more information about what you can expect this year and to keep up to date with what is going on in Year 1.

Useful Links

Year 1 – Long Term Plan

Childwall CE Primary School Long Term Planner – Year 1

MyMaths Website

MyMaths

Literacy Planet Website

LiteracyPlanet

PhonicsPlay Website

PhonicsPlay