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Year 1 Home Learning

Year 1 - Week 1



The International Space Station will be visible for approximately 5 minutes each evening this week travelling from the West to the East. The ISS is expected to be travelling at 7.38pm tonight, Wednesday 25th March, and then at the following times:

Thursday 26th March at 6.51pm

Friday 27th March at 7.40pm

Saturday 28th March at 6.53pm

We know that we are in different homes and feeling separate but if we can all look up and wave at the Space Station, we'll all be looking at the same thing! How exciting! Keep your eyes peeled!


Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see the Year 1 guidance on how to support your child in learning at home by clicking the following link. This will download a Word document, 'Guidance to Parents', on to your device.


This week, we would like you to start to complete your ‘Book of Books’. When you have really enjoyed reading a book with your grown up, choose your favourite part of the story and draw a picture of it. Below, write a sentence to describe your picture.

Please make sure that you are reading at least 4 times per week. This can be a mixture of school books and home books.



Grownups - please re-read the SoundsWrite tips in the Home Learning Guidance. Link.

Target sound: /ay/.

Spellings: ai, ea, a_e, ay

Word list: bake, break, came, train, day, drain, game, gate, great, make, pail, pain, play, quaint, quake, rain, say, spain, spray, steak, tail, take, tray, way, whale.

Please practise some sounds using flashcards every day. Click this link.



This week, we would like you to learn to recognise, read and write the following everyday words: the, a, do, to.

Can you put them into a sentence?


This week, we would like you to log-on to:

Here you will find a daily visual stimulus. Our writing focus is capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Task: You can write whatever you like based on today’s picture. For example: a story, postcard, letter or fact file…


·        Re-read each sentence. Does it make sense on its own?

·        Can you add an adjective? (describing word)

·        Can you add a simile? (e.g. as green as grass)

·        Can you challenge yourself and write one more sentence?

·        Can you show off and read your writing out loud to a grown up?



This week we would like you to complete 2 pages of Maths revision per day. Please click the following link to download this week’s learning on to your device: MathsNoProblem Week 1

Monday: pg 175-176

Tuesday: pg 177-178

Wednesday: pg 179-180

Thursday: pg 181-182

Friday: pg 183-184

Can you draw pictures to show how you’ve worked it out?


Our science topic this term is ‘Animals including Humans’.

Use the BBC Bitesize website to explore ‘What are Mammals?’, where you will find some interesting video clips and activities.

Ongoing History Project

We would like you to complete a project based on a famous person in History. You can choose from the list in the following link. This document will download onto your device:

Year 1 History Project. You’ll also find more detail and guidance there!




There are lots of websites and Youtube channels which will give you fun ideas and activities to stay fit and healthy over this period. We have recommended a few below:

  Joe Wicks The Body Coach - 5 Minute Move for Kids - Yoga



Optional ‘creative learning’ activities

·       Daily Lego challenge link

·       Non-screen activities link

·       Spring mindfulness colouring link

Optional ‘plugged in’ activities