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.

Keeping safe online

Due to the current situation, children will be spending more time online to learn, to play or to keep in touch with friends or family. We want to keep them as safe as possible.
Please click on the link below to access some information about the latest apps such as Zoom and TikTok.

Click here to access the information

Childwall CE Story Time

Welcome to our new story time section!

We love listening to stories in Year 1 and now you can listen to stories in the comfort of your own home!

You can click on the link attached to find the next chapter of our story read by a member of staff each day, or you can access the link on ParentMail.

Our first story is Matilda. You can also use the link to access picture books too.

We hope you enjoy listening to the different stories!

Click here for Childwall CE Story Time

 

Additional Home Learning Resource –
On Monday 20th April , BBC Bitesize launched free daily lessons on their website. There are daily lessons for home learning in English and maths, as well as in the foundation subjects.
This is a fantastic resource to explore for further learning and consolidation.

Click here to for BBC Bitesize – Daily lessons

Welcome Back!

Firstly, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back after the half-term break. We hope you had a restful break and were able to enjoy some sunshine!

Home Learning: Week 8 (Monday 1st June – Friday 5th June)

Monday 1st June

English Task – Reading Comprehension

Read through ‘Men on the Moon’ and answer the questions. There are some challenge questions for you to answer too if you wish!

Click here for Men on the Moon – Text

Click here for Men on the Moon – Questions

Click here for Men on the Moon – Challenge Questions

Maths Task – Identifying 3D Shapes

This week, we are going to be exploring 3D shapes! Today, we are going to be learning to recognise and identify common 3D shapes. Please go through the PowerPoint presentation and complete the interactive starter activities (please use the interactive version of the PowerPoint sent on ParentMail, if you can). Your task today is to complete one of the following 3D colour by shape activity sheets (don’t forget to label each shape correctly). Once you have completed this task, you can have a go at the optional extension activity, if you wish. In this task, you are going to use play dough to make some common 3D shapes (we have also attached some questions to consider as you make these shapes on the PowerPoint presentation too). If you would like to make your own play dough for this task, we have attached a play dough recipe for you!

Click here for Identifying 3D Shapes – PDF PowerPoint

Click here for Colour by 3D Shapes

Click here for Play Dough Recipe

Click here for Extension Activity – Build a Shape

Votes for Schools

This week’s question is ‘Should we shut down zoos?’
We have attached the presentation for you. Once you have finished discussing the topic, you can place your vote. Details on how to do this are on the final slide of the presentation. Make sure you ask a grown up to help you upload your vote online. Happy voting!

Click here for KS1 Votes for Schools PowerPoint Presentation

Previous Home Learning Tasks

Home learning: Week 7 (Monday 18th May – Friday 22nd May)

Friday 22nd May

English Task – Using the word ‘and’
Today, we are going to be looking at using the word and to join words or parts of sentences together. Go through the information in the presentation and complete the tasks throughout. The ‘Theo’s Party’, ‘Party Time’ and ‘Writing sentences with and’ sheets are all attached below.

Click here for the presentation

Click here for the Activity Sheet – Theo’s Party

Click here for the Activity Sheet – Party Time

Click here for the Activity Sheet – Writing sentences with and

Maths Task – 2D Shape Riddles – Who am I?
Today, you are going to apply your knowledge of common 2D shapes and their properties to answer the shape riddles!

Click here for the 2D Shape Riddles – Who am I

Foundation Task – Landscapes
We have given you an art task to complete today. You are going to create two landscapes. For the first landscape, you are going to draw. Then, for the second landscape, you are going to make it from anything you can find! Go through the presentation for more information on your task. Upload a picture of your creations onto Seesaw so we can see your wonderful artwork!

Click here for the Landscapes presentation

Thursday 21st May

English Task – Spelling – Colours
Today, we are going to be focusing on spelling the colours – black, blue, brown, green, grey, orange, pink, purple, red, white and yellow.
Log in to your Literacy Planet account to find the different activities that we have set for you. In addition to these online tasks, there is a writing practise sheet and a word search for you to have a go at too. Remember, you do not need to print out the sheets. You can practise your spellings on a piece of paper and, instead of printing out the word search, you could point to the words you find on the screen.

Optional practical task – After you have finished practising your spellings, why not go on a colour scavenger hunt? Look at the sheets attached for more information on this task. You can use one of the sheets or create your own.

Click here for the Writing Practice sheet

Click here for the Word Search

Click here for the Scavenger Hunt sheets

Maths Task – Sorting 2D shapes
Now that we have learned about the different properties of 2D shapes, we are going to be learning how we can sort 2D shapes in different ways. Please go through the PowerPoint on ‘Sorting 2D Shapes Using a Venn Diagram’ (please use the interactive version of the PowerPoint sent on ParentMail, if you can). There are two tasks for you to complete today. In the first task, you are going to sort the 2D shapes into ‘straight sides’ and ‘curved sides’ using the Venn diagram. Your second activity is to sort the 2D shapes using different criteria (different ways). You can use the templates or you can make your own. You could even make a Venn diagram, if you wish!

Click here for the Sorting 2D Shapes Using a Venn Diagram – PDF PowerPoint

Click here for task 1 – 2D Shape Edges Sort Activity Sheet

Click here for task 2 – 2D Shape Cards

Click here for task 2 – 2D Shapes – Sorting Criteria

Foundation Task – Online Safety
We are carrying on with our work on online safety from last week. If you have not completed last week’s online safety activities, they can be found under the ‘Previous Home Learning Tasks’ on the Year 1 page on the school website. There are two task sheets for you to have a look at today; each sheet has two activities for you to do. All of the links you need are included in the task sheets.

Important – Please check the content of today’s task before sharing with children. Some children may find some of the content upsetting or worrying.

Click here for Activity Sheet 1

Click here for Activity Sheet 2

Wednesday 20th May

English Task – Reading Comprehension
Read through ‘The Sun and the Stars’ and answer the questions. There are some challenge questions for you to answer too if you wish!

Click here for The Sun and the Stars

Click here for the questions

Click here for the challenge questions

Maths Task – The Properties of 2D Shapes
Today, we are going to be learning about the properties of common 2D shapes. There is a lot of new vocabulary that we will be learning today, please discuss these new words with a grown-up before starting the interactive activities! Once you have completed the activities in the PowerPoint, please complete your task detailed on the final slides of the PowerPoint. If you want to challenge yourself, have a go at the challenge work.

Click here for the Properties of 2D Shapes – PDF PowerPoint

Click here for the 2D Shape Properties Table Activity Sheet

Click here for the Properties of 2D Shapes – Challenge

Foundation Task – RE – The Baptism of Jesus and the Importance for Christians Today
Last week, we explored how the Christian Church welcomes babies into the Christian faith. Today, we are going to be looking at the baptism of Jesus and the importance of baptism ceremonies for adults as well as babies in the Christian faith today. Please go through the presentation and discuss the questions throughout with a grown-up. Your task today is to design a special baptism gift. Further details for your task can be found on the final slides of the presentation.

Click here for The Baptism of Jesus – PDF PowerPoint

Click here for the Design a Baptism Gift Task

Spellings for this week (focus on plurals):
catches
watches
washes
fetches
bunches
buzzes
fusses
stitches
time
about

Tuesday 19th May

English Task – Plurals – Writing sentences
Today, we are going to finish our work on plurals. As a starter, use the ‘matching activity’ cards to match the singular with the plural. Be careful, some of the cards have used the wrong suffix. You do not need to print out the cards, you can create your own! Remember our rule – we add the suffix ‘es’ to words that end in x s ch or sh.
Our focus today is using plurals in sentences. First, have a go at the ‘complete the sentences’ sheet. If you are not using the sheet, you can write out the sentences on a piece of paper, have a grown up write out the sentences or just write the correct plural, it is up to you! After that, you are going to write your own sentences independently using plurals. We have attached a ‘plurals wordmat’ for you to use if needed. You are going to write at least five sentences and, using a coloured pencil or pen, circle the plural you have used. See if you can write some sentences that have more than one plural in.
Remember, full sentences need a capital letter at the start and a full stop at the end. If you want, you could see if you could use an exclamation mark or a question mark in your writing.

Click here for the Matching Activity

Click here for the Complete the sentences sheet

Click here for the plurals wordmat

Maths Task – Everyday 2D Shapes
Today, we are going to be exploring everyday 2D shapes. Please go through the PowerPoint presentation and then complete the following tasks. In your first task, you are going to go on a 2D shape hunt. Have a look for 2D shapes in everyday objects around your house, your garden, or even when you are on a walk with your grown-up! Draw and label the objects that you find on your shape hunt alongside the correct 2D shape (see the worksheet attached). For your second activity, you are going to sort the everyday objects attached below. You can use the templates attached to sort the 2D shapes or you can make your own, it’s up to you! Once you have finished sorting the objects, add in some of your own by drawing and labelling them.

Click here for the Everyday 2D Shapes PDF PowerPoint

Click here for Task 1 – 2D Shape Hunt

Click here for Task 2 – 2D Shape Sorting Activity

Votes for Schools
This week’s question is ‘Do you get enough sleep?’
We have attached the presentation for you. Once you have finished discussing the topic, you can place your vote. Details on how to do this are on the final slide of the presentation. Make sure you ask a grown up to help you upload your vote online. Happy voting!

Click here for the Votes For Schools presentation

Monday 18th May

English Task – Spelling plurals
We are continuing our work on plurals. Today, we have two tasks for you to complete and a challenge for you to have a go at if you wish. Go through the information in the presentation and find out your tasks for today. The ‘Practising Spelling’ and ‘Challenge’ sheet are attached below.

Click here for the Plurals Presentation

Click here for the Practising Spelling sheet

Click here for the Challenge – Spelling Plurals

Maths Task – Identifying 2D Shapes
This week, we are going to be exploring 2D shapes! Today, we are going to be learning to recognise and identify some common 2D shapes. Please go through the PowerPoint presentation and then complete the following tasks. Your first task is to identify the 2D shapes and colour them accordingly. In your second task, you are going to identify and count the 2D shapes within the picture. In both tasks, there are different levels of challenge; choose the work that suits you best.

Click here for the Identifying 2D Shapes PowerPoint

Click here for Activity 1 – Colour By 2D Shape

Click here for Activity 2 – 2D Shape Search – Jack and the Beanstalk

Phonics Activity – Alternative Spellings for ‘oo’
Today, instead of a foundation task, we have given you a phonics task to complete. We are looking at the alternative spellings for the phoneme ‘oo’. There are two activities we would like you to complete. The first is a ‘Roll and Read’ game for you to play. If you don’t have a dice to use, you can just choose the words to read. After that, there is a worksheet for you to complete where you have to write the correct word for each picture. The answers to the worksheet are on the second page. If you have completed the sheet, login to PhonicsPlay and spend some time exploring the games.

Click here for the Roll and Read game

Click here for the Alternative Spellings sheet

Home Learning: Week 6 (Monday 11th May – Friday 15th May)

Friday 15th May

English Task – Plurals – Adding ‘es’ to words ending ch and sh
Today, we are carrying on with plurals. We are going to continue to look at using the suffix ‘es’ for plurals, focusing on words ending in ch and sh. Go through the presentation attached and complete the tasks throughout. There is quite a lot of information on the presentation. The ‘matching activity’, ‘fill the gaps’, ‘Adding es’ and ‘Camping’ sheets are all attached below.

Click here for the Plurals – Adding es ch sh Presentation

Click here for the Matching Activity – Suffix es and s

Click here for the fill in the gaps activity

Click here for the Camping Activity Sheet

Click here for the Adding es Activity Sheet

Maths Task – Word Problems Involving Time
Today, we are going to apply our knowledge of time to calculate some word problems. Please complete the activity below and remember to show your working out! If you wish to challenge yourself, have a go at the challenge.

Click here for the Time Word Problems

Click here for the Challenge – Time Word Problems

Foundation Task – Online Safety
At the moment, children are spending a lot of time online playing games, doing work and keeping in touch with family or friends. Being safe online is very important, so your task today is focusing on online safety. There are two task sheets for you to have a look at; each sheet has two activities for you to do. All of the links you need are included in the task sheets. The storybook needed for the second task sheet can also be found below.
Important – Please check the content of today’s task before sharing with children. Some children may find some of the content upsetting or worrying.

Click here for the Online Safety – Task 1

Click here for the Online Safety – Task 2

Click here for the Sharing Pictures Storybook

Thursday 14th May

English Task – Plurals – Adding ‘es’ to words ending in x and s
Today, we are carrying on with plurals. We are going to be looking at using the suffix ‘es’ for plurals, focusing on words ending in x and s. Tomorrow, we will be looking at other words that use the suffix ‘es’. Go through the presentation attached and complete the tasks throughout. There is quite a lot of information on the presentation, spend time going through the information and revisiting parts if needed. The ‘matching activity’, ‘fill the gaps’, ‘Colin’s Walk’ and ‘Adding es’ sheets are attached below.

Click here for the Plurals Presentation

Click here for the Matching Activity 

Click here for the fill in the gaps sheet

Click here for Colin’s Walk

Click here for the Adding ‘es’ sheet

Maths Task – Telling the Time – Plan a Trip
Today, we are going to use our knowledge of telling the time to help plan a trip. Complete the activity attached and then we would like you to plan your very own imaginary trip! You could plan to go on holiday, go to the park, or maybe go for a day out to the zoo or aquarium – it’s up to you. You can set it out how you wish, just remember that the focus of the lesson is time so make sure you show us what time each activity will be in your imaginary adventure!

Click here for the Telling the Time – Plan a Trip Activity

Foundation Task – Self-Portraits
We have given you an art task to complete today. You are going to create two self-portraits. For the first self-portrait, you are going to draw. Then, for the second self-portrait, you are going to make it from anything you can find! Go through the presentation for more information on your task. Upload a picture of your creations onto Seesaw so we can see your wonderful artwork!

Click here for the Self Portraits presentation

Wednesday 13th May

English Task – Introduction to plurals – Adding ‘s’
Today, we are going to be introducing the children to plurals. Go through the presentation attached and complete the tasks throughout. There is quite a lot of information on the presentation, spend time going through the information and revisiting parts if needed. The ‘Fill in the gaps’, ‘Animals’ and ‘Adding s’ sheets are attached below.

Click here for the Plurals – Introduction presentation

Click here for the fill in the gaps sheet

Click here for the Activity Sheet – Animals

Click here for the Activity Sheet – Adding ‘s’

Maths Task – Telling the Time: O’Clock and Half Past
Today, we are going to consolidate our knowledge on telling the time to the hour and half past the hour. Please go through the PowerPoint presentation and complete the interactive starter activities. You will also find some time challenges to have a go at too, if you wish. Your activity today involves reading, writing and drawing the time – please have a look at the presentation for more details. If you wish to challenge yourself, have a go at the challenge work!

Click here for the Time – O’Clock and Half Past – PDF presentation

Click here for Activity 1 – Writing and Drawing the Time – O’Clock

Click here for Activity 2 – Writing and Drawing the Time – O’Clock and Half Past

Click here for Challenge – Forwards and Backwards

RE – Introduction to Baptism
We are starting a brand new topic in RE that is focusing on welcoming new babies into faith. Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to be looking at baptism within the Christian church, we will then explore how other religions welcome new babies into faith. Please go through the PowerPoint and discuss the questions throughout the presentation with a grown-up. Details for your tasks can be found in the presentation.

Click here for the Introduction to Baptism PowerPoint

Click here for the Baptism Labelling Sheet

Click here for the Jigsaw Puzzle

Spellings for this week (focus on plurals):

  • cats
  • dogs
  • shops
  • rocks
  • pigs
  • rooms
  • birds
  • rats
  • I’m
  • by

Tuesday 12th May

English Task – Nouns
Today, we are going to learn all about nouns. Go through the information on the presentation to find out your tasks for this lesson. The ‘Noun Hunt’ sheet and the ‘Finding nouns in a story’ sheet are attached below.

Click here for the Nouns Presentation

Click here for the Noun Hunt sheet

Click here for the Finding Nouns in a Story sheet

Maths Task – Telling the Time: O’Clock and Half Past
Today, we are going to be continuing with our journey on telling the time. Yesterday, we made our own clock and we used this to tell the time to the hour (o’clock). Today, we will be learning to recognise half past the hour on an analogue clock. Please go through the PowerPoint and complete the interactive activities (please use the interactive version of the PowerPoint that was sent on ParentMail if you can). Your task today is to use clocks to tell us all about your day. Please look at the PowerPoint presentation for more details!

Click here for Telling the Time – My Day Activity

Click here for the Telling the Time – Half Past – PDF PowerPoint

Phonics Activity – Alternative Spellings for ‘oa’
Today, instead of a foundation task, we have given you a phonics task to complete. We are looking at the alternative spellings for the phoneme ‘oa’. There are two activities we would like you to complete. The first is a ‘Roll and Read’ game for you to play. If you don’t have a dice to use, you can just choose the words to read. After that, there is a worksheet for you to complete where you have to write the correct word for each picture. The answers to the worksheet are on the second page. If you have completed the sheet, login to PhonicsPlay and spend some time exploring the games.

Click here for the Split o-e Roll and Read game

Click here for the Alternative Spellings worksheet

Monday 11th May

English Task – Reading Comprehension
Let’s start the week with some reading comprehension. Read through the story ‘Skip and the Shark’ and answer the questions. There are some challenge questions for you to answer too if you wish!

Click here for Skip and the shark – Story

Click here for Skip and the shark – Questions

Click here for Skip and the shark – Challenge questions

Maths Task – An Introduction to Telling the Time: O’Clock
This week, you are going to be starting your journey on telling the time! Please go through the PowerPoint and complete the interactive activities (please use the interactive version of the PowerPoint that was sent on ParentMail if you can). Today, we are going to be learning how to tell the time to the hour (o’clock) and you are going to be making your very own clock to help you! The process of doing this will not only help us to understand the order of the numbers on analogue clocks, but we will also be able to use it to help us practise telling the time this week. Please look at the presentation for more details of your task!

Click here for the Introduction to Time – PDF PowerPoint

Click here for the Make Your Own Clock template

Votes For Schools
This week’s question is ‘Could you be a first settler on Mars?’

We have attached the presentation for you. Once you have finished discussing the topic, you can place your vote. Details on how to do this are on the final slide of the presentation. Make sure you ask a grown up to help you upload your vote online. Happy voting!

Click here for the Votes for Schools Presentation

 

Home Learning: Week 5 (Monday 4th May – Friday 8th May)

Monday 4th May

English Task – Handwriting Task

Today, you have been given a handwriting task. After completing the starter activity, you are going to be practising the correct letter formation of lowercase letters and capital letters. Go through the presentation for more information.

Click here for Handwriting Presentation

Click here for Starter activity – Matching letters

Click here for Letter Formation – Lowercase and Capital Letters

Click here for Cat Handwriting lines

Maths Task – Describing and Comparing Capacities

This week, we are going to be focusing on capacity and volume. Please go through the PowerPoint presentation and complete the interactive starter activities (please use the interactive version of the PowerPoint that was sent on ParentMail if you can). Once you have completed these activities, you will find details for your practical task on the final slide. You are going to find six cups or containers in your house (ideally the same size), and you are going to pour different capacities of liquid into the containers (empty, full, nearly full, nearly empty, half full etc). Place them in order of the least liquid capacity to the largest liquid capacity. Take a photo and put it onto ‘Seesaw’ – Miss Gronow and Miss Gillin can’t wait to see them!

Click here for An Introduction to Capacity – PDF PowerPoint

Phonics Activity – Alternative Spellings for ‘ee’

Today, instead of a foundation task, we have given you a phonics task to complete. We are looking at the alternative spellings for the phoneme ‘ee’. There are two activities we would like you to complete. The first is a worksheet for you to complete where you are going to write the correct word for each picture. The answers to the worksheet are on the second page. The second activity is a ‘Phoneme Spotter Postcard’ – for this activity, you are going to colour in all of the alternative graphemes for the ‘ee’ phoneme. When you have completed these tasks, have some time exploring PhonicsPlay and play some of your favourite games!

Click here for Alternative Spellings for the Phoneme ‘ee’

Click here for Alternative Phoneme Spotter Postcard – ‘ee’

Tuesday 5th May

English Task – Alphabetical Order

This week, we are going to be focusing on alphabetical order. Go through information in the presentation and complete the tasks. There is also a challenge sheet for you to have a go at if you wish. The ‘Missing Box’ activity, the written task sheets and the challenge sheet are all attached below.

Click here for the alphabet song

Click here for the Alphablocks clip

Click here for the BBC Bitesize video and activity

Click here for Alphabetical Order Presentation

Click here for Missing Box Starter Activity

Click here for Alphabetical Order – Written Task 1

Click here for Alphabetical Order – Written Task 2

Click here for Alphabetical Order – Challenge

Maths Task – Describing and Comparing Capacities

Today, we are going to continue describing and comparing capacities. Please go through the PowerPoint and then complete your activity. Today’s task requires you to complete a range of questions that involve describing and comparing different capacities. If you would like to challenge yourself, have a go at the challenge cards!

Click here for Which Holds More – Starter PowerPoint

Click here for Describing and Comparing Capacities Activity

Click here for Activity Cards – Introduce Capacity and Volume

Click here for Answers – Introduce Capacity and Volume

History Task – Toys through Time

Last week, we began our new topic ‘A Blast from the Past’. So far, we have explored timelines and their importance in history, we have led our very own interviews to find out about the past, and we have explored how school has changed over time. Today, we are going to be focusing on how toys have developed and changed over the last century. Please have a look through the PowerPoint on ‘Toys through Time’ and explore the questions throughout the presentation with your grown-up. Once you have completed the PowerPoint, you are going to make a toy timeline using the information about the toys on the final slides of the presentation. If you particularly enjoyed learning about the history of toys, have a go at the challenge!

Challenge: Create a fact file about a toy of your choice – it could be an old toy or a new toy. Discuss what it is made from, how you use the toy and what you like about it. Don’t forget to write a fun fact about your toy (this could be when it was first made or how it has changed). Remember to draw a lovely picture of it too!

Click here for Toys Through Time PowerPoint

Click here for Toy Timeline Activity

Click here for Challenge – Toy Fact File

Wednesday 6th May

English Task – Dictionary Detectives

Today, we are continuing to look at alphabetical order and we are introducing dictionary skills. Go through the information in the presentation and complete the task. The ‘Dictionary Detective’ templates are attached below.

Click here for the alphabetical order video

Click here for the guide on how to use a dictionary video

Click here for Dictionary Detective Presentation

Click here for Dictionary – Dictionary Detective 1

Click here for Dictionary – Dictionary Detective 2

Maths Task – Using Non-Standard Units to Measure Capacity

Today, we are going to be exploring how to use non-standard units to measure volume and capacity. Please go through the PowerPoint and complete the interactive starter activities (please use the interactive version of the PowerPoint sent on ParentMail if you can). For your task, you are going to measure the capacity of some household objects. Choose five objects that you would like to measure the capacity of. For example, you might choose a cup, mug, jug, bottle and bowl. Then, you are going to estimate and measure the capacity of your chosen objects using a non-standard unit of measure. You could use a yoghurt pot, large spoon or small cup to calculate how much water each container can hold.

Once you have completed this task, complete the extension activity. In this activity, you are going to draw and label the objects used within the first task, from the least capacity to the most capacity.

Click here for Using Non-Standard Units to Measure Capacity – PDF PowerPoint

Click here for Mathematical Investigation Capacity

Click here for Mathematical Investigation Capacity Extension

History Task – History of Technology

Today, we are looking at how technology has changed over time. Please go through the PowerPoint on the ‘History of Technology’ and discuss the questions throughout the presentation with a grown-up. Today’s activity involves you organising the pictures of the different types of technology into the past or present column. If you are unable to print out the work, please do not worry – you can draw your own. If you would like to research the history of technology further, you could use an iPad, tablet or computer to research other types of technology and how it has developed over time (make sure you have permission from your grown-up before using the internet). You could make a timeline for this piece of technology, if you wish!

Click here for The History of Technology PowerPoint

Click here for Past and Present Technology Activity

 Spellings for this week:

  • have
  • give
  • live
  • catch
  • hutch
  • kitchen
  • fetch
  • stitch
  • don’t
  • old

Thursday 7th May 

English Task – Dictionary Skills – Finding Definitions

Today, you are going to be using a dictionary to find the definitions for words from a fiction book of your choice. First, choose a fiction book to read. As you are reading the book, pick three words from the text and write them down (you can use the template provided if you wish). After you have finished reading the book (or the chapter), use a dictionary (or an online dictionary) to find the definitions for each of these words. Write out the definitions for each of your chosen words.

If you want to, have a go at the ‘Dictionary – Challenge Cards’. There are words and definition matching cards that you can have a go at or task cards that involve using a dictionary.

Click here for Dictionary – Writing definitions

Click here for Dictionary – Challenge Cards

Maths Task – Using Standard Units to Measure Capacity

Today, we are going to be exploring how to measure capacity using standard-units of measure. Please go through the PowerPoint and complete the interactive starter activities (please use the interactive version of the PowerPoint sent on ParentMail if you can). Today’s activity involves you colouring the correct capacity in the jug to match the label underneath. There are three different levels of challenge in this activity – choose the work that suits you best. There is also a challenge at the bottom of your chosen work for you to complete!

Click here for Litres and Millilitres – PDF PowerPoint

Click here for Measuring Capacity Using Standard Units of Measure (ml) – Task

Additional Maths Task – Word Problems Involving Capacity

To apply our knowledge of capacity and volume, we are going to solve some capacity word problems. Your task is to complete the word problems attached. If you want to challenge yourself, have a go at the challenge work.

Click here for Capacity Word Problems

Click here for Capacity Word Problems – Challenge

History Task – History of Transport

We have now reached the final lesson of our history topic ‘A Blast from the Past’. Today, we are going to be exploring the history of transport. Please go through the PowerPoint on ‘How has transport changed?’ Discuss the information and questions on the presentation with a grown-up. Your activity today is to choose one method of transport; you could choose a car, bicycle, bus, aeroplane, boat or something else. You are going to create two adverts – one advert advertising what your chosen transport looked like in the past, and one advertising what your transport looks like now.

Challenge – Using the same transport from the first activity, you are now going to design an advert for what your method of transport will look like in the future!

Click here for How Has Transport Changed – PDF PowerPoint

Click here for Designing an advert for transport – Past and Present

Click here for Challenge – Designing an advert for transport – Future

Friday 8th May

Please head over to the Stay Home and Stay Busy page for activities for VE Day. To access the Stay Home and Stay Busy page, click on the Children tab at the top of the school website and scroll down. Enjoy!

Home Learning: Week 4 (Monday 27th April – Friday 1st May)

Monday 27th April

English Task – Independent Writing

Your task is to complete a piece of independent writing. We have been home learning now for over a month, so today you are going to write about the different things you have been doing at home. You could write about things that you have made, read or played; you could write about something you have enjoyed or something you are thankful for, it is up to you! You can focus your writing on one thing, or you can include lots of different things in your piece of writing.

If you are unsure of what to write, or need a little bit more structure for your writing, you could focus on the room you are currently doing your home learning in – think about what you can hear, see, smell, touch and write a sentence for each. Another idea that may help you is to choose a day to write about; write about what you did in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. Thinking of things chronologically may help children structure their writing.

Remember, you must write in full sentences and add detail to your sentences. Try to use words such as and because so but in your writing as well as adjectives (describing words). See if you can also include time connectives in your writing (then, next, before that, after that, first, finally)

After you have completed your independent writing, draw a picture of the things you have included in your writing.

Maths Task – An Introduction to Weight and Mass

This week, we are going to be continuing with our topic on measurement. The focus this week is on weight and mass. Please go through the PowerPoint where you will find some interactive starter activities (please use the interactive version of the PowerPoint that was sent on ParentMail if you can). On the PowerPoint, you will also find that there are two tasks for you to complete today.

The first task is based on the mathematical vocabulary ‘heavy and light’ – you are going to tick the object that is the heaviest.

The second activity requires you to describe and compare the weight of different objects in your household, using the vocabulary ‘heavy, heavier, heaviest, light, lighter, lightest’ to describe and compare the objects. In school, we would normally use balancing scales. If you don’t have balancing scales, please do not worry – you can use your hands instead! Show which object is the heaviest by moving your hand down and show the lightest object by moving your hand up – just like the balancing scales. If the objects feel the same weight, keep your hands at the same level. Don’t forget to take some photos for your home learning folder if you can!

Click here for ‘An introduction to describing and comparing weight PowerPoint’ – Non-Interactive Version

Click here for Heavy and Light Activity

Votes for Schools

This week’s question is ‘Would you like to be a child actor?’

We have attached the presentation for you. Once you have finished discussing the topic, you can place your vote. Details on how to do this are on the final slide of the presentation. Make sure you ask a grown up to help you upload your vote online. Happy voting!

Click here for Votes For Schools – Would You Like To Be A Child Actor – PDF Version

Tuesday 28th April

English Task – SPaG – The prefix ‘un’

For the next few days, we are going to be focusing on the prefix un. Today, we will be introducing this new concept to the children and we will be building on this knowledge over the next few days. This lesson is an introductory lesson to the prefix un. Go through the ‘Introduction to the prefix un’ presentation and read through the information carefully. Complete the activities and tasks throughout. Once you have finished the tasks, have a go at the word finder. The matching activity, ‘Fill the gaps’ and word finder sheets are attached below. If you don’t have a printer, you can create your own matching cards by writing the words on small pieces of paper instead.

Click here for introduction to ‘un’ – PowerPoint

Click here for word finder activity

Click here for fill in the gaps activity

Click here for matching activity

Maths Task – Describing and Comparing Weight and Mass

Today, we are going to continue describing and comparing the weight of different objects in your household. There is a written task for you to complete today where you are going to order the objects from lightest to heaviest. Draw the objects in the boxes and then write some sentences describing the weight of the objects. If you don’t have a balancing scale, you can use your hands to compare the weight of the objects. Please see the work below for more details. If you would like to challenge yourself, have a go at the challenge cards.

Click here for Describing and Comparing Weight Activity

Click here for Weight and Mass Challenge

Click here for Weight and Mass Challenge – Answers

Phonics Task – Alternative Spellings for ‘igh’

Today, instead of a foundation task, we have given you a phonics task to complete. We are looking at the alternative spellings for the phoneme ‘igh’. There are two activities we would like you to complete. The first is a ‘Roll and Read’ game for you to play. If you don’t have dice to use you can just choose the words to read. After that, there is a worksheet for you to complete where you have to write the correct word for each picture. The answers to the worksheet are on the second page. If you have completed the sheet, login to PhonicsPlay and spend some time exploring the games.

Click here for Phase 5 Sound Family Phonemes – Roll and Read – ‘igh’

Click here for Alternative Spellings for Phoneme ‘igh’

Wednesday 29th April

English Task – SPaG – The prefix ‘un’

Today, we are going to carry on looking at the prefix un. Go through the information on the presentation before you start the activities. There is a starter activity for you to have a go at before you complete the two worksheets. If you are working on paper, lay the work out in a way that you find best. There is also a challenge for you to have a go at too if you wish!

Click here for Prefix un – PowerPoint Presentation

Click here for Starter activity – Find the prefix and root word

Click here for The prefix un worksheet – 1

Click here for The prefix un worksheet – 2

Maths Task – Non-Standard Units to Measure Weight and Mass

Today, we are going to be looking at using non-standard units to measure weight and mass. Please go through the PowerPoint presentation and complete the interactive starter activities (please use the interactive version of the PowerPoint that was sent on ParentMail if you can). Details for your activity are on the final slide. You are going to estimate and then weigh the objects detailed in task one using a non-standard unit of measure. You could use coins, counters, Lego or something else – it’s up to you! Make sure you use the same non-standard unit of measure for all of the objects that you are weighing. If you don’t have balancing scales, you could make your own or use your hands. You could ask a grown-up or someone else in your family to have a go to see whether they agree with you!

Once you have finished, complete the extension activity where you are going to draw and label the objects used from the first activity from lightest to heaviest. If you would like to challenge yourself, have a go at the challenge where you need to place the objects correctly on the visual balancing scales.

Click here for Measuring Weight Using Non-Standard Units – PDF PowerPoint

Click here for Mathematical Investigation – Weight

Click here for Mathematical Investigation – Weight Extension

Click here for Measuring Weight – Challenge

History Task – An Introduction to Timelines

We are starting a new topic in history this week called ‘A Blast from the Past’. We will be exploring changes in living memory that include how technology, transport, toys and school have developed over the last few decades. As an introduction to our new topic, we will be looking at how we use timelines and why we use them in history. Please go through the PowerPoint presentation and then complete the tasks.

Your first activity is to create a timeline of your life so far. You are going to start your timeline on the year you were born. The other boxes are for you to include some important things that have happened during your life so far. These events could be welcoming a new brother or sister into the family, maybe you got a new pet, it could be the year you started walking or talking, it is up to you. Don’t forget to write the year with each milestone!

The second task is to create a timeline for somebody else. You can choose someone in your family, a friend or even someone famous! You are going to research the person you would like to make a timeline about, asking them questions about their life so far (if it is someone you know) and finding out some important things that have happened in their life. Start the timeline with when they were born and then fill the rest of the timeline in with some facts. Don’t forget to write down the year each event happened and remember to complete the timeline in chronological order.

Click here for A Blast from the Past – An Introduction

Click here for Task 1 – My Timeline Activity

Click here for Task 2 – Timeline Activity

Spellings for this week:

  • hair
  • fair
  • share
  • fare
  • wear
  • tear
  • pear
  • pram
  • child
  • our

Thursday 30th April

English Task – Writing Sentences – The prefix ‘un’

Today is our last lesson on the prefix un. As a starter activity, use the link below to access a prefix un quiz. If the link does not work, search for ‘Education quizzes year 1 prefix un’.

Click here for Prefix un quiz

Task 1 – Complete one of the ‘The Prefix un’ worksheets, there are three to choose from, each one varying slightly.

Task 2 – This task focuses on writing full sentences. Using the ‘Writing Sentences’ sheet as a guide, you are going to add the prefix un to the root words and then write sentences using the un word as well as the root word. An example has already been done for you on the sheet. You are going to choose at least five words to complete, but if you want to do more, go for it!

Click here for Task 1 – The Prefix Un

Click here for Task 2 – The prefix un – Writing Sentences

Maths Task – Standard Units to Measure Weight and Mass

Today, we are going to be exploring the standard units used to measure weight and mass. Please go through the PowerPoint and complete the interactive activities (please use the interactive version of the PowerPoint that was sent on ParentMail if you can). For your activity, you are going to explore standard units of measurement to calculate the weight of an object. Have a look in your house to see what objects you can find with a weight in grams or kilograms written on the item. You might find that most food packages usually have a weight written on the back. You are going to draw and label the object and then write down the weight of the item in grams or kilograms (please see the work attached). When you have completed this task, please complete the extension activity. For this task, you are going to order the objects from lightest to heaviest.

Click here for Standard Units to Measure Weight – Kilograms and Grams PDF PowerPoint

Click here for Kilograms and Grams Activity

Click here for Kilograms and Grams Weight Extension Task

History Task – Family Interview

Yesterday, we were learning to understand how and why we use timelines in history. As we explore our new topic ‘A Blast from the Past’, we will be looking at changes in living memory. Today, you are going to interview someone who is older than you about what it was like when they were a child. You could interview parents, grandparents or someone else, it’s up to you. Remember to keep yourself and others safe, if you want to interview someone who isn’t in your household, you could phone them (with permission from your grown-up). You can write the answers in yourself or have a grown-up scribe the answers. We have also attached an optional family tree extension activity for you to complete, if you wish!

Click here for Family Interview Questions

Click here for All About My Family – Family Tree

Friday 1st May

English Task – Reading Comprehension – The Sick Dragon

Read through the story ‘The Sick Dragon’ and answer the questions. There are some challenge questions for you to answer too if you wish!

Click here for The Sick Dragon – Story

Click here for The Sick Dragon – Questions

Click here for The Sick Dragon – Challenge Questions

Maths Task – Weight and Mass Word Problems

Today, we are going to apply our knowledge of weight and mass to help us solve word problems. To warm up your ‘maths brain’, please go through the PowerPoint presentation. Your task today is to complete the word problems attached. If you want to challenge yourself, have a go at the challenge work!

Click here for Measuring Starter PowerPoint

Click here for Weight and Mass Word Problems

Click here for Challenge – Weight and Mass Word Problems

History Task – How has school changed?

We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s task and were able to find out some interesting things about the past. Today, we are going to be exploring how school has changed over time. Please go through the PowerPoint and discuss the questions on the presentation with your family. Once you have finished going through the PowerPoint, please complete the written task explained on the final slide of the PowerPoint. There is a template attached for you, if you wish to use it!

Click here for A Blast from the Past – Schools in the Past PowerPoint

Click here for History Task – School in the Past

Home Learning: Week Three (Monday 20th April – Friday 24th April)

Monday 20th April

English Task – Tortoise’s Dream
For the next few days, we will be continuing with our topic of ‘Stories from a range of cultures’. Before the Easter break, we looked at the wonderful story Handa’s Surprise. We are moving on from this story and we will be looking at the story Tortoise’s Dream. The link to the story can be found in the presentation and has also been attached below. Look at the presentation attached and complete the tasks throughout the presentation. There is also a challenge at the end of the presentation that you can have a go at too!

Click here for Tortoise’s Surprise presentation

Click here for the story Tortoise’s Dream

Maths Task – An Introduction to Size
We are starting a new topic on measurement! This week, we are going to be focusing particularly on length and height. Please go through the PowerPoint where you will find a range of starter activities based on mathematical language concerning length and height. You will need some paper to complete the tasks on the PowerPoint – please remember to put the date at the top of your work.

Once you have completed the starter activities, you will find information about your two tasks on the final slides of the PowerPoint. In the first activity, your task is to look at the spring picture and colour the largest of each animal and plant in green, and then colour the smallest of each animal and plant in yellow. On the next activity, you will find pictures of two jungles – one is labelled as the jungle where all the big animals live and one is labelled as the jungle where all the small animals live. Your task is to cut out the animals and stick them in the correct jungle, depending on their size.

Click here for the Introduction to Measurement PowerPoint

Click here for Activity 1 – Colour by Size

Click here Activity 2 – Jungle Size Activity

Foundation task – Votes for Schools
Each week, the children really enjoy participating in ‘Votes for Schools’ which is an education resource that provides children with the opportunity to discuss a topic and then place their vote.

This week’s question is ‘Should young people earn pocket money?’

We have attached the presentation for you. Once you have finished discussing the topic, you can place your vote. Details on how to do this are on the final slide of the presentation. Make sure you ask a grown up to help you upload your vote online. Happy voting!

Click here for the Votes for Schools Pocket Money Presentation

Tuesday 21st April

English task – Tortoise’s Dream Comprehension Questions
We are continuing our work on the story Tortoise’s Dream. The link to the story can be found in the presentation and has also been attached below. Go through the questions in the presentation. There are also some challenge questions for you to try too if you wish!

Click here for the Tortoise’s Surprise Questions presentation

Click here for the story Tortoise’s Dream

Maths Task – Exploring Length and Height
We are going to be exploring length and height through a range of practical tasks that you can complete at home with your family. Please find details of your activity within the document on ‘Exploring Length and Height’ – happy measuring!

Click here for the Exploring Length and Height document

Phonics Task – Alternative spellings for ‘ai’
Today, instead of a foundation task, we have given you a phonics task to complete. We are looking at the alternative spellings for the sound ‘ai’. There are two activities we would like you to complete. The first is a ‘Roll and Read’ game for you to play. If you don’t have dice to use you can just choose the words to read. After that, there is a worksheet for you to complete where you have to write the correct word for each picture. The answers to the worksheet are on the second page. If you have completed the sheet, login to PhonicsPlay and spend some time exploring the games.

Click here for the Roll and Read game

Click here for the alternative spellings worksheet

Click here to access Phonics Play

Wednesday 22nd April

English Task – Comparing Handa’s Surprise and Tortoise’s Dream
We are going to be comparing the two stories that we have been looking at recently, Handa’s Surprise and Tortoise’s Dream. We are going to be thinking about the similarities and differences between the two stories. Read through the ‘Comparing Two Stories’ presentation to find out your tasks for today. The table and Venn diagram templates are attached below. The links to both stories can be found in the presentation and are also attached below.

Click here for the Comparing Two Stories presentation

Click here for the table template

Click here for the Venn diagram template

Click here to access the story Handa’s Surprise

Click here to access the story Tortoise’s Dream

Maths Task – Non-Standard Units of Measurement: Length and Height
Today, we are going to be exploring non-standard units of measurement to measure different lengths and heights. Go through the ‘Non-Standard Units of Measure’ PowerPoint before completing the following two activities.
First activity –  measure the length or height of each of the fairy-tale pictures using the squares (please remember to double check your answers!) Once you have measured the fairy-tale pictures, you are going to draw your own and then measure how long your picture is using the squares.
Second activity –  estimate and measure the length of the caterpillar using different non-standard units of measure. An example has been completed for you. Miss Gronow and Miss Gillin estimated that the caterpillar would be around 8 cubes long but when we measured it, it was actually 10 cubes long! Remember, estimating is an important skill to practise – don’t worry if the true measurement doesn’t match your estimation. You can measure using paper clips, counters, Lego bricks or something else – it is up to you!
If you would like to challenge yourself, have a go at the ‘Measure Length – Mastery Cards’.

Click here for the Non-Standard Units of Measure PowerPoint

Click here for the first activity

Click here for the second activity

Click here for the Measure Length Mastery  Cards

Foundation Task – All about food
Today, we are going to be focusing on food and finding out where our food comes from. Read through the information on the ‘Field to Fork’ presentation and complete the tasks throughout the presentation. There are six short tasks to complete and there is an extension task for you to have a go at if you want to. There is a lot of information in this presentation that children may not be able to read independently. Spend time talking through the information together to ensure understanding. We will be continuing our work on food tomorrow.
Important – Please check the content of this presentation before sharing with children. Some children may find the content of this presentation upsetting.

Click here for the Field to Fork presentation

Spellings for this week:
for
short
crawl
saw
wore
autumn
shoe
score
next
after
 

Thursday 23rd  April

English Task – Spelling the days of the week
Your English task for today is a spelling task. You are going to be practising spelling the days of the week. Remember that days of the week must start with a capital letter. There are three activities for you to complete.

First activity – Writing practice
Using the sheet, or a piece of paper, you are going to practise writing the days of the week using ‘Look, Say, Write, Cover, Write, Check’ as a way to check your spelling.

Second activity – Ordering
If you are using the sheet, cut and stick the days of the week into the correct order. If you are not using the sheet, write the days of the week in order, starting with Monday. Make sure that your first activity sheet is not in sight as that will give you the answer, however, if you have forgotten the order, do use your first activity sheet to help you.

Third activity – Yesterday and tomorrow
Using the sheet, or a piece of paper, you are going to be using your knowledge of the days of the week to work out what day would have been yesterday and what day it will be tomorrow on particular days.

In addition to the tasks above, tasks have been set for you to complete on Literacy Planet. There are tasks set for the days of the weeks and months of the year. We will be focusing on months of the year tomorrow. It has been lovely to see how many of you have engaged with this online resource already, please continue to explore and use the resource to enhance your literacy skills.

Click here for the first activity – Writing Practice

Click here for the second activity – Ordering

Click here for the third activity – Yesterday and Tomorrow

Click here to access Literacy Planet

Maths Task – Standard Units of Measure: Length and Height
Today, we are going to be looking at using standard units of measure to calculate the length and height of different objects. Please go through the PowerPoint presentation on ‘Measuring in Centimetres’ which explains how to use a ruler, step-by-step. Once you are feeling confident, you can practise this skill on Level 1 on the ‘Measuring in Centimetres’ game on TopMarks.

Click here for the Measuring in Centimetres PowerPoint

Click here to access the Measuring in Centimetres game

Once you have completed this, you are going to use a ruler to estimate and measure different objects. Please find more details on the final slides of the PowerPoint. If you would like to challenge yourself, have a go at the challenge work on metres and centimetres. Please do not feel that you must complete this piece of work as it is quite challenging – only have a go if you feel you can.

Click here for the activity sheet

Click here for the challenge work

Foundation Task – Where can we buy food from?
Today, we are going to be looking at where we can buy food from. Go through the presentation and complete the tasks. The ‘Where can we buy food’ task sheet is attached below.

Click here for the presentation

Click here for the where can we buy food from task sheet

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 the answers for Thursday

Friday 24th April

English Task – Spelling the months of the year
Your English task for today is a spelling task, you are going to be practising spelling the months of the year. Remember that months of the year must start with a capital letter! There are three activities for you to complete.

First activity – Writing practice
Using the sheet, or a piece of paper, you are going to practice writing the months of the year using ‘Look, Say, Write, Cover, Write, Check’ as a way to check your spelling.

Second activity – Ordering
If you are using the sheet, cut and stick the months of the year into the correct order. If you are not using the sheet, write the months of the year in order. Make sure that your first activity sheet is not in sight as that will give you the answer, however, if you have forgotten the order, do use your first activity sheet to help you.

Third activity – Questions
Using the sheet, or a piece of paper, you are going to be using your knowledge of the months of the years to answer the questions. If you are not using the sheet provided, for the matching activity, draw a picture to match the month instead.

In addition to the tasks above, tasks have been set for you to complete on Literacy Planet. There are tasks set for both the days of the weeks and months of the year.

Click here for the first activity – writing practice

Click here for the second activity – ordering

Click here for the third activity – questions

Click here to access Literacy Planet

Maths Task – Standard Units of Measurement: Length and Height
Today, we are going to be completing some more work on measuring length and height using a ruler. To warm up your ‘maths brain’, have a go at Level 2 on the ‘Measuring in Centimetres’ game on TopMarks. Level 2 allows you to practise using the ruler to measure items to the nearest centimetre as well as the nearest half centimetre.

Click here to access the measuring in centimetres game

Once you have finished this, complete the ‘Meteor Measuring’ work – you will need a ruler. This work has two different levels of challenge; the first sheet requires the children to measure to the nearest centimetre and the second requires the children to measure to the nearest centimetre and the nearest half centimetre. Please complete the work that you feel is best. When you have completed this task, complete the reasoning activity based on your ‘Meteor Measuring’ work.

If you wish to challenge yourself, have a go at the ‘Measuring and Drawing Lines’ work.

Click here for Activity 1

Click here for Activity 2

Click here for the Challenge – Measuring and Drawing Lines

Foundation Task – People who can help us
Today, we are going to be talking about people who can help us. Go through the presentation to find out your tasks for this lesson.

Click here for the people who help us presentation

Easter Holiday Update – Friday 3rd April
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: 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