Year 1 (Home Learning) – Thursday 25th February

Hello Year 1,

As we have been learning about the United Kingdom this week by going on virtual tours around England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, tomorrow we would like you to dress in all/some of the colours of The Union Flagred, white and blue.

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:



  • I can write a letter in the correct format.
  • I can write about what I saw in Ireland.

Today we are going on a virtual tour of Northern Ireland – as the country of Ireland is split into Northern and Southern Ireland. Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom but Southern Ireland is not.

This is the flag of Ireland:

This is the flag of Northern Ireland:

Here is a flag representation of the United Kingdom (with an arrow pointing to Northern Ireland):

Let’s go on a virtual trip around Northern Ireland … you might even want to dress up as a tourist (sunglasses, rucksack, camera, ect.)!

What can you see? Adults – please discuss important landmarks and features with the children.

Now let’s read some information from a Non-Fiction text to find out some interesting facts about Northern Ireland:


Main Writing Activity:

Now we would like you to write a letter (remembering the key features of a letter) from Northern Ireland to tell your teacher what you have seen on your ‘day out’!

We are really looking forward to hearing about your exciting trip!





Can you design a flag for your class that has 8 squares, 4 triangles and 2 circles on it?


White Rose: Subtraction – Crossing 10 (Part 1)

You may need a number line from 0 to 20.

Watch the video: 

 Answer these questions:

Click to access Y1-Spring-Block-1-WO5-Subtraction-crossing-10-1-2019.pdf



This is going to be an ongoing project throughout the week!)

Today we went on a virtual tour of Northern Ireland. One of the Irish symbols is a clover – specifically the flour leaf clover.

The 4-leaf clover is a very rare mutation. So rare that there is only a one in 10,000 chance of finding one. Its rarity is probably one of the factors that explains why it is considered a good luck charm. Typically, clovers only have 3 leaves, which each represent faith, love and hope. The fourth leaf is therefore associated with luck.

We would like you to create your own four-leaf clover!
You can be as creative as you want and use whatever materials you have handy at home to do this!


Enjoy your activities,
Miss Simons, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Billingham : )

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