Year 1 (Home Learning) – Wednesday 24th February

Happy Hump Day Year 1,

We are over the moon to hear that you will be returning to school Monday 8th March … we can’t wait to see you all again!

Until then, we must carry on setting the standard (2021 style) and continue to be fabulous learners from home.

Parents and Carers, you have been – and continue to be – fantastic! There is now an end in sight!
Keep going and thank you for your ongoing cooperation and support.



Just a reminder that World Book Day is due to take place virtually next Thursday 4th March.
We set you a half-term activity to create your own costume – Miss Kinsella instructed that your costume must be made of recycled materials, e.g. cardboard boxes, pastic bottles, paper, ect.
Get creative and have lots of fun!


FAO: Parents & Carers
A reminder of the expectations of Home Learning:

  • There will be a daily Zoom registration @ 10:40am, during which a member of the Year 1 Team will greet the children and discuss the activities for the day ahead.
  • The expectation is for children to be on the daily Zoom registration and engaging with the set activities on our Year 1 Blog – Phonics, Literacy, Maths and an additional Curriculum subject.
  • Please email children’s work across to their class teacher at:


Here are your activities for the day:


There are two Phonics (1 & 2) plans below. Please email us to find out which plan is most suitable for your child.

Phonics Plan 1
For letter sound practise:

Phonics Plan 2
For letter sound practise:


Literacy: Handwriting and Reading Comprehension

Handwriting – Slider Family


Reading Comprehension

Reading Text:

One day Tom and Lee went for a walk in the country. They came to a gate and they opened it to get into a field and there was a duck on a pond. A rabbit ran out of a hole and made them jump.

Comprehension Questions:

  1. Where did Tom and Lee go for a walk?
  2. How did they get into the field?
  3. What animals were in the field?
  4. What was on the pond?
  5. What ran out of a hole?

Remember to answer your comprehension questions in full sentences – explaining how you know the answer to the question by using evidence/examples from the text.






White Rose: Subtraction

You may need a number line from 0 to 20.

Watch the video: 

 Answer these questions:

Click to access Y1-Spring-Block-1-WO-Subtraction-not-crossing-10-counting-back-2020.pdf




  • I can describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. 
  • I can find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
  • I can perform simple tests. 

Review and Revisit:

Do you remember the names of some of the everyday materials we explored last term?

Click here to quiz yourself!

Feely Bag Activity (Adult-Led):

  • Use a ‘feely bag’ to hide a range of objects/materials inside – empty pillowcases are perfect for this activity!
  • Choose a range of objects that lend themselves to describing materials, e.g. rough, smooth, hard, soft, ect.
    It is also important to make sure that the children have seen and felt the objects before, as this will support their descriptive vocabulary.
    Here are a few objects that we have previously put into our feely bags; teddies, pineapples, pinecones, marbles, corrugated cardboard, stones, ect.
    Don’t be afraid to use objects with two or more describing words – e.g. fork (smooth, spiky and light) – as this will generate great discussions with the children!
  • Without peeking inside the feely bag, ask the children to use their hands to explore each object. Encourage the use of descriptive vocabulary and ask them to record their descriptive words by creating a word bank to display their adjectives – they do not have to write in sentences for this.
    I.e. They can draw a picture of the object and write the adjective(s) next to it.




Please view the KS1 Real PE at Home activities set by Mr and Mrs Davies.


Have a super day,
Miss Simons, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Billingham : )

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