Year 1 Home Learning- W.B 18.5.2020

An exciting week awaits you year 1… it’s time for YOU to be the teacher! Lots of activities in English, PE and computing give you a chance to be the teacher, marking work, teaching lessons and making learning poster! So get your marking pen and your best teacher voice ready and good luck!

As always I love see what you’ve been up to on Seesaw so do send me over anything you’d like to share.

Stay safe and keep learning!



At this point in the curriculum we’re now ready to start revising all the sounds and normally we’d be leading up to the phonics screening. For this week therefore, I’ve selected a range of phonic resources to help you recap lots of different sounds and have a go out saying alien words as well as real words. Adults, you may wish to take this opportunity to work out which sounds you child is finding trickier to remember and use this as a chance to revise those specifically over the coming weeks.

1.Phonics Screening Practise List: have a go at the word list attached sounding out and blending the words as you go.

2. Teach a Phonics Lesson like Geraldine the Giraffe! Watch one of Geraldine’s videos to inspire you (like this one on oa then choose a grapheme you find tricky (e.g. ‘air’, ‘er’, ‘ow’ or ‘ai’ etc.) and have a go at making your own lesson – you could even video it and put it on Seesaw for me to watch. Tip: When not just write the sounds and words on paper to hold up.

3. Phonics Colouring Mosaics – see attached.

4. Play Phonics Games: Phonopoly and Card Chaos are attached OR make and play your own game.

5. Tricky Word Practise: Have a go at the word search attached AND/ OR watch the video on Seesaw and see how many of the words you know.


This week in writing we’re working on reading comprehension skills (focusing on the ability to ask others questions about a book), proof reading and consolidating knowledge of the alphabet. When we last covered the alphabet knowledge varied a lot on the class, and the key sticking point for many was LMNOP (due to the common song being very fast a this point), so please pick the level that is right for your child.

1.Your Story Time: Can you read a story and come up with some questions you’d like the children in your class to answer? To make this even better can you make a worksheet writing the questions down. Make sure you know the answers to check they’re right! See my Seesaw video for help getting started.

2. Alphabet Practise: Play this quick fire game to see if you can put all the letters in alphabetical order fast AND/OR have a go at alphabet dot to dots attached below AND/OR write all of the letters of the alphabet on different pieces of paper, hide them around the house then go on a hunt and order them as you find them. If you’re feeling really confident and can complete the game at speed you could try the A – Z fruit ordering.

3. Teach the Alphabet: Can you teach your teddies, a pet or your brother or sister the alphabet? Try leading them in a song or giving them a quick quiz (e.g. what comes after E?). You could record a video on Seesaw for me to learn from too! (A good song that might be a fun part of it can be found here: )

3. Proof Reading: Cheddar has sent you, her teacher, her invention advert for The Fridge Raider 3000. She’s made a few mistakes, can you spot the punctuation errors on the first page and spelling errors on the second and mark her work making corrections? A Seesaw video is available to introduce this lesson.


This week we’re going to consolidate our understanding of multiplication and link this back in with division. There are a range of activities provided so please select what is right for you and if you finding it tricky get some objects out again to help you. If you’d like some more chances to practise the 2, 5 and 10 times table the BBC Supermovers has some good videos here: or there are a range of games that can be printed from here:

1.Multiplication Sums: Have a go at turning multiplication sums (with the 2, 5 and 10 times table (e.g. 2 x 6 =)) into grouping and array pictures so help you solve the problem. Try the attached sheet or write some of your own. A lesson is available on Seesaw to support this.

2. More Multiplication Practise: Have a go at some more activities to consolidate your understanding of multiplication:

  • Matching cards – see attached. Cut these up and then see if you can find the ones that go together.
  • Multiplication as repeated addition activity sheet – see attached.
  • 2s, 5s and 10s arrays – see attached.
  • Brick Building Multiplication – see attached.
  • Make more arrays out of objects around you or draw pictures and write the associated repeated addition and multiplication sum.
  • Play this online game: (you will need an account but this game is free to use once you’ve set it up).
  • If you’re very confident you could try the Multiplication Mosasic – see attached.

3. Division Sums Using Arrays: To introduce the idea of division using arrays have a look at this video and short activity: AND/ OR the Seesaw video available. Then have a go at matching division sums to arrays and pictures, you could use the attached matching cards OR write your own division sums and draw arrays and groups.

4. Problem Solving – Bird Eggs: Have a go at the attached problem. It may help to get out some teddies and blocks to help act it out.

5. BONUS Times Table Challenge: Can you record a video teaching me all about one of your times tables? You could do number tennis, get me tapping and counting, sing me a song or anything else you can think of!


This week in science we are continuing to look at how materials change state. Again with these a key part of the discussion can be around how the material has changed and to extend their thinking you could challenge them by discussing if it can it be changed back. I’ve included some possible planning sheets and experiment worksheets below you could use for support.

1.Squashing/ Twisting: Explore how squashing and twisting can change a material. Which changes are reversible? See the attached sheet or design your own experiment.

2. Heating: Explore how heating can change a material, you could do this by cooking or baking. See the attached sheet for further ideas (note I would focus on pg1 for year 1 level).

3. BONUS Reversible and Irreversible Changes Challenge: This is a matching activity available on Seesaw for you to have a go at where you need to sort some changes into reversible and irreversible.


  1. Can you plot many important inventions onto a world map and label the oceans? See the activity attached or draw your own map.


  1. Many great artists are famous because just like inventors they create something no one else had thought of or make art in a way no one had thought of before. Try this new way to make art using shaving foam!

Computing (Maths Link):

  1. Make a Maths Learning Poster: Can you use Microsoft Word to make a 2D or 3D shape poster OR a times table poster to help Reception to learn their number bonds? Develop your word processing skills by inserting pictures and shapes, see the example below for ideas.


  1. Teach a workout video! I’m sure many of you will have seen home exercise videos like Joe Wicks during this time at home, well now is your chance to make your own exercise video! You need to come up with at least 5 different exercises anyone could do in a small space that will make your heart beat fast and maybe even get you sweating! You need to show me the moves clearly so I can follow them, then do them along with the video. Do forget to throw in some motivational advice too like “don’t give up!” If you create something super, why not send it to family or friends to keep them fit and having fun!


  1. Take a look at this video introducing the figure of Moses and the plagues: If you’d like to follow it up with a task I’ve attached an activity below, but it will require adult support to read some of the questions.

BONUS Design & Technology:

  1. Recycled Wooden Robots: One of our biggest challenges in school can be to provide lessons on woodworking skills safely with so many children. If you have the time and materials, making a wooden robot with the help of an adult could be a fantastic opportunity to help you develop your woodwork skills. Attached are some examples of what you could make, but the idea is to use anything you’ve got around to make it your own. If you’ve not got any woodwork items why not make a junk model instead. (This might be a fun one to save as a half term activity).