Year 1 Home Learning- W.B 20.4.2020

Welcome back from your Easter break! I hope you all enjoyed your Easter celebrations and are ready for more home learning. Below are lots more things for you to have a go at. You should now have all received your log in codes for Seesaw via email so do log in to see the first challenge Soon these kinds of tasks will appear on Seesaw too, but for now while you’re waiting if you’d like to post any of your work from the home learning below on Seesaw it would be lovely to see how it’s going! If you have any problems in the meantime with Seesaw or anything else please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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This week we’re working on the er sound, below are some challenges you might want to try.

1.Play theer’ phonics game below – don’t forget to read every word you land on OR create your own game by drawing one out or Sellotape words to a Twister mat.

2. Have a go at the ‘ir’ Real/ Nonsense challenge: read every word out loud and colour code them as real or nonsense words OR get an adult to write out ir words on paper for you to find around the house and say.

3. Practise your reading of the ‘ur’ sound using Phonics Play ( select Phase 2 and ‘ur’ OR practise by getting an adult to write some ‘ur’ words on two small pieces of paper each, turn them over on a table and have a go at playing a matching memory game.


1.Write an email to send to one of your friends. You could write it by hand and take a photo of your writing or type it up and then send it from a parent’s email address with their permission. Things to think about:

  • How you start and finish it.
  • Tell them about your Easter celebrations.
  • Tell them what you’ve enjoyed doing while at home.
  • You could ask them some questions about how they are or what they’ve been doing. Remember the punctuation we use for this.

2. Crazy picture descriptions: Take a look at the writing prompt pictures attached. Choose one you like and use adjectives to write a description of what you can see.

3. Crazy picture stories: Take a look at the writing prompt pictures attached. Choose one you like and use it to plan and write a story. A planning template is attached to print or copy – we have been focusing on a 4 part structure involving introducing a character; introducing a setting; telling the problem; and explaining the resolution. You could use the same picture for both task 2 and 3 and use your description to enhance your story.


This week we will be revising the phoneme sounds you learnt in your last home school week: ou/ow and oi/oy.


We’re going to have a go as some position and direction work this week, here are so challenges to have a go at:

1.Dance Directions: Put some music on and get an adult to call out some dance directions for you including the instructions quarter turn, half turn, three quarter turn, full turn. If you don’t want to dance you could make a teddy do the turns and the dance. Make it more challenging by asking the adult to use the words ‘left’ and ‘right’.

2. Dance Directions Video: Have a go at this video which uses all the key direction terms you need to know

3. Shape rotation: Find some things to draw around to create simple shapes. Draw around each shape then write below the kind of turn you want to do (quarter, half, three quarter or full). Next make the turn and draw around it again. When you’ve done a few why not add a prediction and draw what you think it will look like after the turn, then do it to check.

4. Obstacle course directions: Create an obstacle course in your house and garden. Direct someone around the obstacle course using the instruction words you’ve used.

  • Left
  • Right
  • Forward
  • Backward
  • Quarter turn
  • Half turn
  • Three quarter turn
  • Full turn

You could add some jeopardy by blindfolding the person you are instructing!

5. Position Barrier Game (2 player game): Find 6 pairs of objects (e.g. 2 forks, 2 balls, 2 books, 2 pencils, 2 cuddly toys, 2 Easter eggs). Give one of each pair to each player so you have the same 6 objects each. Put a barrier between the two of you (maybe a bit of cardboard) so you can’t see each other’s objects. Take it in turns to organise your objects and then give the other person instructions about where they are so they can arrange their objects to match (e.g. The fork is to the left of the ball, the cuddly toy is below the fork etc.) When you’ve finished your instructions remove the barrier to see if your objects match!

6. Have a go at some of the attached sheets below.


1.Material Hunt:

Have a look around your house to find the answer to these questions:

  • How many different objects in your house contain metal?
  • How many different objects in your house contain plastic?
  • How many different objects in your house contain wood?

You could record your results by drawing pictures or write it into a table. If you’re up and running with Seesaw you could add a video.

2. Weather Recording:

Have a go at keeping a weather diary for 5 days. You can use the attached chart or design your own way of recording the information.

The more information you can collect yourself the better. A rain gauge is easy to make by using any container with no lid and checking the new measurement every day. A wind sock using a stick and sock or plastic bag could help you decide how windy it is. An outdoor thermometer is also a very accurate way to measure the air temperature. You can also use internet or TV reports to help if you get stuck.


Knowledge of the UK

In KS1 all children by the time they leave Year 2 should know the countries that make up the UK and the surrounding seas. They should also know a few facts about each country and the capital city and its position. To help you learn more about the UK try some of these tasks:

  • Take a looks at the BBC Learning pages for videos and information on the UK
  • Use objects around the house to create a giant map of the UK. A skipping rope or T.shirts could make up the outside, balls could represent the capital cities and other landmarks could be shown with smaller items like cuddly toys.
  • Explore Google Earth or look at an atlas.
  • Use the template attached to draw your own map – you could add facts about the different places.

TIP: Can you remember your compass directions? Can you use this as part of your learning?


Music Appreciation

Listen to some different pieces of music and talk about the following things:

  • What instruments can you hear?
  • How does it make you feel?
  • What place or memory does this music make you think of?
  • Can you draw a picture of what this music makes you think?
  • Do you think it’s modern music or is it music from when mum/dad or grandma/grandad were young?

Here is some music you might like to try:

  • Glenn Miller, Pensylvania 6-5000
  • Bill Haley & his Comets – Rock Around the Clock
  • The Beatles, Yellow Submarine
  • Dancing Queen, Abba
  • Village People, YMCA
  • Marvin Gaye, Got to Give it Up
  • Happy, Pharrell Williams

You could use the attached sheet to help you record your findings.