Year 1 Home Learning- W.B 1.6.2020

Welcome back to your final half term in Year 1! I hope you had a lovely half term and enjoyed the sunshine. As it’s really starting to heat up and wildlife is blossoms, this week there are lots of activities focusing on animals and nature. In English we will be having fun with the story ‘Oi Frog!’, in science there are some activities exploring living things and in computing/ art you can explore your photography and editing skills to capture some images of wildlife. Alongside this, The Wildlife Trust has launched it’s 30 Days of Wildness for June, with an activity each day to enjoy to help you enjoy nature and wildlife and I’ve attached some resources below from this if you’d like to give it a go.

As always please post anything you’d like to share on Seesaw and I will get back with comments as soon as I can.



This week we will be moving into Phase 6 phonics introducing the ‘ed’ ending for the past tense. This will link in with the introduction to verbs I have put in the English section, so you may wish to watch that video and get to grips with verbs a little before moving onto this week’s phonics.

1.‘ed’ Videos: Watch these videos to help introduce/ recap the use of ‘ed’

2. Sorting ‘ed’ Sounds – Complete the activity attached below OR write out a range of words with the ‘ed’ suffix then sort them by the sound they make: ‘t’ ‘d’ or ‘id’.

3. Play Past Tense Charades – Use the words attached below or write out your own past tense words on cards and then take it in turns to read the word and act it out playing charades.

4. Write ‘ed’ Words Activity – Complete the attached below (note there are 3 levels of difficulty to choose from) OR get an adult to write down verbs (ones which ‘ed’ can be added to) and then write their equivalent in the past tense in a sentence (e.g. thank = I thanked dad for dinner).

5. ‘ed’ Suffix Game – Play the attached game below OR adapt an existing game such as twister by getting an adult to add verbs where ‘ed’ can be added to the board so when you land on them you need to write it out in the past tense.


This week we will be introducing the term ‘verb’ to support learning in phonics and then having fun with rhyming and the story ‘Oi Frog!’

1.Verb Spotting – Watch the Seesaw video to introduce verbs and then have a go at the activity sheet attached OR read a story and see how many verbs you can spot.

2. Story Time: Oi Frog – Watch my Seesaw video and enjoy the story, then write out sentences thinking about what these (or any other) animals could sit on:

  • Bears
  • Gibbons
  • Pugs
  • Sharks
  • Voles
  • Llamas

3. Plan Your Own Rhyming Story – Using the attached template OR writing in your book, plan your own story selecting a verb for what all the animals will do (e.g. eat, wear, learn, play) and then write out an animal list and a list of the things they do and match up the rhyming words. (Attached is a rhyming support sheet for ‘eat’ and ‘wear’ for children who need help finding rhyming words – it might be useful to turn to this when your own ideas run dry). When you’ve finished can you select your main characters, can you find a character who is going to be eaten, worn or played with to end your story, just like the frog was told he would be sat on at the end?

4. Write Your Own Rhyming Story – Write your story! Watch the Seesaw video to help get you started and remember you questions marks along the way.


As I didn’t post any spellings in the previous home learning week, this week’s spellings is going back to recap the ‘aw’ ‘au’ ‘al’ and ‘augh’ graphemes and it also includes the suffix ‘ed’ to practise this week’s phonics.


This week we are returning for a recap of money, moving onto giving change. Earlier in the year we explored coins and their equivalents, but this is a chance to recap, include notes and move onto giving change. Amongst the documents attached I’ve included some paper money that can be printed and cut up if you don’t have any money you can use in the house.

1.Review Coin & Note Denominations – Explore different coins and notes. Can you put them in order from largest to smallest? Can you name them all? Can you sort them into pounds and pence? Can you sort them any other ways? Can you begin to explore equivalents, e.g. how many 2ps go into 10p? (Two mastery activities are also attached if you’d like inspiration for more challenging questions).

2. Coin & Note Exploration – How many different ways can you make 10p How many different ways can you make 26p? How many different ways can you make 31p? Have a go making a price as many different ways as possible.

3. Money Games – A number of different online money games can be found here: ALTERNATIVELY make you own money board game and then see if an adult can play it with you.

4. Giving Change Activity Practise –  Watch the Seesaw video for an introduction and then have a go at the attached activity OR role play some shopping situations and practise giving change.

5. Play Shops – Make your own pretend shop writing your own price labels up to £1 and then play shops buying things and getting change. (Once you’ve got the hang of getting change up to £1 you could try going higher if you need a challenge).

6. Number Bonds to 10/ 20 – Practise your speed number bonds to 10 by writing out as many number bond to 10 number sentences in 2 minutes (note I would allow 6 + 4 = 10 and 4 + 6 = 10 as two points as it shows awareness of the ability to switch sums around). If you finish early write down the time you get and if you’re quick at this try your number bonds to 20.


This week in science we will be exploring the characteristics of living things. Below are some activities to establish the basics (though if you dig a little deeper some of these may not be as obvious as they first seem) and if you want to take this further you could…

1.Living & Non-Living Intro – Watch this short BBC video and have a go at the activity to introduce the topic:

2. Sort Living Things – Go out into the garden or take a walk and find some things that are living, dead, or have never been alive, can you draw what you find in the attached table? AND/OR have a go at the activity sheet attached/ on Seesaw.

3. Chicks All Grown Up! – Take a look at the picture of our chicks all grown up! How have they changed now they’ve become adult chickens? Make a list of as many differences as you can think of.

Computing/ Art

  1. Explore nature by having a go at some wildlife photography. Using a tablet, phone or camera can you take photos of nature and have a go at enhancing these by using zoom or other filters. When you’ve taken it you could then explore different features like changing to black and white, cropping and many more either on the device you took it on, or on your computer once they’ve been uploaded. Why not post your best picture on Seesaw to share your art and computing skills.


  1. Noah’s Ark – Watch or read the story of Noah’s Ark: attached is a story book or follow this link the watch it on Youtube: , then complete the activity below drawing the animals below and talking through you ideas on the questions. You could record your answers on Seesaw.


  1. Have a go at some body percussion with this BBC lesson: When you’ve had a go you could make your own body percussion composition. If you’d like to record it as a performance you could post it on Seesaw for me to see.


1.Can We Walk to Leeds this Week? – From York to Leeds is 28 miles, this week we’ve put a challenge together for all KS1 children, we would like you to work together as a class to see how many miles you can achieve in one week. Can we get all the way to Leeds as a class by the end of the week?

Walk, run, skip or dance, keep track of how far you go and each time you complete some send us a message on Seesaw or by email and we’ll count them up and let you know where we’re up to at the end of each day. Do you think we can reach 28 miles by Sunday?

Some of your parents or even you may have digital fitness trackers to help you track the distance, you could get a map out and plan your route with an adult or use Digimaps.

Good luck!