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Home Learning Year 1

   Daily Activities week beginning 30.3.20.


Time to be spent (this is only a guide)



Counting and arithmetic

About 5 minutes on number bonds or 5 minutes on counting. Choose different games each day.

Practise number bonds to 10 and 20. Here are some good games

Hit the Button,

Alien Addition

Minus Mission

Practise addition and subtraction fact families

Practise counting in different ways

Join in with the songs, then try to count by yourself

Practise counting in 5s

and in 2s

and in 10s

Count to 100

Place value to 50

About 20 minutes 3+ times a week

Last week we asked you to complete lessons 4, 5 and 6 in the Power maths book. The lessons were about tens and ones and comparing numbers to 50. If you didn’t manage to complete these please look at the maths power point below and then fill in what you can in your maths book.

New learning: ordering numbers to 50

  • Activity: Please use the number cards and the Numicon tens and ones in your pack. Choose 2 soft toys. Give them a number card and the correct amount of Numicon. Who has more/less? Do the same with 3 toys. Who has most/least. Put them in the right order, smallest to largest. Repeat.  
  • Game: Put your number cards face down. Each player chooses a number. Whoever has the greatest number wins the round.
  • Game: Put your number cards face down. Each player chooses 3 (or more) number cards. Race to see who can put them in order first. Now try ordering 5 numbers!  
  • This is a good game but is up to 100 rather than 50
  • Power Maths: complete lesson 7 page 70-72. Remember to put signs in circles (< > =)


15 mins 4 times/week

  • Choose reading books from the Oxford Owl bookshelf (Please see below for login details and suggestions for activities).
  • Continue to learn the sight words in your pack or from the list below if you have learned them. Keep revising the old ones so you don’t forget them!

Phonics (reading and spelling)

1 sound a day, revise all 4 on Friday.

15 mins a day

Most children are revising Phase 5. However, some children have been given special phonics activities in their packs.

This week revise ph ow oe ay (see the phonics section below for words and sentences to read and write). At school the teacher dictates one of the sentences for the children to write. As a challenge some children extend the sentences with ‘and’ and add adjectives. choose the appropriate phase.


About 20 mins twice a week

You could choose to write about the book that you read on Oxford Owl (or a real book from home) and/or write about spring (see spring information below). Or you might want to write about something else.

Whatever you write about remember to say your sentence before you write. Don’t just ask your grown up how to spell a word, instead ‘say the word, finger the word, write the word’. Remember full stops, capital letters, finger spaces, ascenders and descenders. Try to use ‘and’ to join two ideas and include adjectives if you can. Remember to use ! for ‘yippee’ and ‘oh no’ sentences. Read your writing out loud to check it makes sense. Grown-ups please choose 1 or 2 errors (eg spellings) for your child to correct but try hard not to find too much fault as that can be demoralizing!

Spelling (sight words)

5 minutes

The children are on different spelling levels. We suggest that you look at the sight word list in the reading section below and work through the list, choosing 5 unknown words (or more/less as appropriate for your child) to work on. Ask your child to read, copy, write and check the words.


About 15 minutes 2 times a week

Please practise forming lower case and capital letters correctly. Make sure the letters are on the line and you show clear ascenders (tall letters, b d f h k l t) and descenders (hanging down letters f g j y p q). Learn which letters are in each letter family. Use this website to watch the letters being formed correctly

See the handwriting section below for more information.


15+ minutes

Spring is here (or at least it was last week!) Please see the spring section below for activities.


At least 30 minutes a day!

Make sure you go out for your daily exercise. Did you go on your bike or scooter? Did you run or walk? For those children still in school we are starting the day with Joe Wicks’ live workouts at 9am so why not join in? You can find his channel here:

Also try the banana, banana meatball dance!





Please email pictures or videos to show what you have been doing, or with any questions.


Please remember we are aware that everyone’s child and home situation is different so do not feel any pressure to complete everything. This is only a guide.

The children are used to quite a structured day at school (we have a timetable so they know what to expect). It may help them adjust to a very different routine if you let them know a rough plan of what they will be doing throughout the day.






Hello Year 1,

We hope you are all well and managing to stay positive. Many thanks to those who have emailed messages and pictures to us. We really love to see what you have been doing and will try to reply to all your messages. Some of the pictures and videos are below. Please also message us with any concerns/questions or with any great ideas that you have had for learning at home! 

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Best wishes

Year 1 staff



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Reading an Oxford Owl book.

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science work about spring

general home learning resources

Art and Craft during Easter holidays