Year One home learning week commencing 11th May

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Year 1 Home learning                                              Week 11th May 2020 


As you are doing so much work online, here are some really important links to take you to a website about staying safe when on the internet. Have a look with your grown ups.

Think You Know Online Safety at Home

Think You Know information for Parents about online safety



Four times a week 

This week please focus on your fluency. Once you have read a sentence read it again, trying to remember the words or try to sound them out quickerAsk your adult to show you what to do. 


More books can be found at: Oxford Owl e-books library 

Login and join for free.  

On the library page click on…levels, book band and choose your child’s sticker colour. 


You can also read books from home. Remember to read a range of texts: fiction and non fiction books, poems, recipes, instructions, magazines etc. 




Phonics Play – play games for your phonics stage – 

BBC Bitesize English – 

ICT Games. – Here is a lovely website with lots of activities related to phonics, English and other useful topic activities. 

Twinkl– Type in your phonic phase or particular sound into the search bar at the top 


Youtube– these videos are great! 


Mr Thorne 

Geraldine the Giraffe 

Epic Phonics 

Mr MC 



Use a sound mat to help you find the sounds you need. 



Watch the ‘Using nouns and joining words to write about mini beast’ from bbc bitesize’s daily lessons. 

Before you start the activity, can you find any mini beasts to look at outside your house? Could you observe them in a pot to help inspire your writing?  


Activity 1 

Let’s make a list 


Challenge: use an adjective to describe each minibeast. For example: slimy snail, hairy spider 


Watch the ‘Using nouns and joining words to write about mini beast’ from bbcbitesize’s daily lessons. 



Activity 2 

Making a fact files 


Remember to use adjectives. and to  


Challenge: to add in any extra facts. 


Eg ‘ Sally the snail has a soft body and a hard shell to protect her from predators. 


For more mini beast facts watch this clip. 

Watch the ‘Using nouns and joining words to write about mini beast’ from bbc bitesize’s daily lessons. 



Activity 3 


Create a mini beast game to play with your family. 




This week in Maths we are learning to count in twos! The clip below takes you to Scratch Garden on You Tube – Counting by Twos. 


What do you notice when you count in twos? How many jumps do you do each time? 


Lots of things around your house are in twos…..a pair of socks is 2 socks for example. What else can you find? Can you make a twos poster? 



I know that one of our favourite things to do in Maths lessons was to see how far we could count to. I wonder if you can get to 100 by counting in twos? Start at the top of the page and see how far you can get. Ask a grown up or older brother or sister to check your journey to 50. I wonder if counting by twos to 100 would get the dog in Scratch Garden to the moon? 

Here is how to start 2  4  6  8  10  12 ……… how high can you go? 


The number line below has some missing numbers. Can you work out which ones are missing? 



Topic  What are the different parts of a plant? 


Watch this video and find out about the different parts of the plants and why they are important.  


Now draw a plant of your own. Maybe you could find out in your garden or house. Then label the parts of the plant that you see. For each part of the plant write a short explanation of what this part does and why it is important for the plant.  



Take the quiz in the link above and see how many questions you can get right! 


Physical Challenge:  



Look at the picture bellow. Each letter of the alphabet is a different action for you to do. Try spelling your name, the days of the week, the months of the year, tricky words or even try spelling your teachers’ name! What’s the longest word you can spell?  


After you have spelt a few different words notice how you feel. How does your body feel? Put your hand on your heart, what is happening? Take some deep and slow breaths for a few minutes. Notice what has happened to your body and heart now. What is different?  


Remember it is important to keep moving and get your heart beating fast to keep your body healthy and strong.  

Art: Drawing a butterfly 

Watch this video on YouTube to learn how to draw a butterfly. Listen carefully to the instructions that they give. Remember if you go wrong or you are not happy with your drawing don’t give up. You can always try again. Practice makes perfect!  


Remember when we drew rabbits together at school? Use some of the different patterns and shapes to give your butterfly different textures. Think about how your butterfly might feelWhen colouring in the butterfly remember to use real colours of a butterfly. Maybe look at the picture bellow. These are all butterflies to be looking out for at this time of year in England.  




13 thoughts on “Year One home learning week commencing 11th May

  • 11th May 2020 at 11:22 am

    Leigha and Bailey guy did some reading today, leigha finished the book (noway) and even answered the questions right. Bailey struggled so we going to try again later. He tried reading stuck in the mud.
    They both also done 2x tables and got all 10 right. They used felt tips to count how many for each sum 😊

    • 14th May 2020 at 7:43 am

      Hi Leigha and Bailey, its great to hear from you! It sounds like you are working well from home. Fantastic that you have been counting in 2s and 10s, well done. Great idea using felt tip pens to count. I hope you like some of the activities posted tomorrow. Take care Mrs Ward x

  • 11th May 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Hello Mrs Ward its Marcello, how are you ? I am missing being at school but have enjoyed lots of activities that have been posted . I have also being doing lots of fun activities with mummy , we have done a few science experiments, made cakes and I have done some cooking too and we have done lots off arts and crafts and played lots of football and basketball and also been on my bike lots . Hope to see you all soon . Marcello x

    • 14th May 2020 at 7:40 am

      Hi Marcello how lovely to hear from you! Glad to hear that you are keeping well. It sounds like you will be super fit with all this exercising. I have just made a lemon drizzle cake (I was up rather early). I’m happy to see that you are enjoying some of the activities posted and creating your own too. Look forward to seeing you, Mrs Ward x

  • 13th May 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Hello miss startup,

    Coeyn has been doing amazing with his school work, today he done a fact file about a garden ant and he used the laptop to find out the information he needed, he also drew an amazing picture of an ant too. He has just finished his counting in 2’s and about to start watching a video about how to draw a butterfly and will be attempting to draw one soon!

    We hope you are all okay and he misses you and his friends very much 🙂

    • 14th May 2020 at 10:21 am

      Hello Coeyn and family. It is great to hear from you. I am also missing you and all of the children very much. You sound like you’re having lots of fun with your home learning. Well done for using the laptop to research your garden fact file and I look forward to seeing your butterfly and ant drawing. Four house points for you! Keep up the good work.
      Take care
      Mrs Startup 🙂

      • 14th May 2020 at 12:44 pm

        Hello Mrs Startup!

        That’s brilliant Coeyns face really lit up when I told him you have awarded him 4 house points 😁, we have been busy with maths, English and currently making his game ATM we are on the instructions but he would love to show you his creation later when we have finished, I will send a picture through on ecton brook messenger! Hope you are staying well and enjoying time with your family

        Coeyn 🙂

  • 14th May 2020 at 10:04 am


    Is there a link or a picture for the Physical Challenge please? Not sure what to do.

    Many thanks

    • 14th May 2020 at 10:25 am

      Hello Eloise and family. It’s great to hear from you. There is a picture at the bottom of the blog post with a physical activity for each letter of the alphabet. It’s great to hear that you’re working hard. I look forward to finding out what fun you have been having at home.
      Take care
      Mrs Startup 🙂

      • 15th May 2020 at 12:32 pm

        Thanks Mrs Startup. Unfortunately we cant see the picture. Tried another browsers and still not there. Not sure why.
        Eloise really enjoyed doing the mini beast game and got us all involved.
        She has also learnt how to ride her bike without stablisers.

        Take care

        • 15th May 2020 at 8:26 pm

          I have just re-posted the picture so hopefully it’s there now for you.

          Wow! Well done Eloise for learning to ride your bike. That’s brilliant! I’m so proud of you.
          I’m glad Eloise is enjoying her home learning and that you all got to play her mini beast game. One house point for making the game and another one for getting the whole family to play it together.

          Take care and keep up the good work.
          Mrs Startup

  • 14th May 2020 at 10:32 am

    Leigha and Bailey went round the house finding things that comes in 2’s
    We found
    Ear rings
    Bunk beds
    And leigha pointed out twins as they come in a pair bless her 😊

    • 14th May 2020 at 11:39 am

      Hey yes of course you are a pair of twins. Excellent work!! Mrs Ward 👍


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