Year 1 Home Learning- Week Commencing 1st June 2020

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Year 1 Home learning                                              Week 1st June 2020 



Four times a week 

This week please focus on your inference. Ask your adult to use the questions on the ‘Infer’ section on the vipers bookmark. 

Please see the Vipers bookmark at the bottom of this post. 


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, comics 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. 




‘The crazy verb adverb game 


Acting can help reinforce the idea of what an adverb is, and how it can complement an accompanying verb.  

How to set up the game 

First think of a range of present tense verbs ending with the suffix ‘ing’ (running, jumping, swimming) and write them on to slips of paper. 


Next do the same with a range of adverbs ending in the suffix ‘ly’ (slowly, sadly, happily) 


Finally fold the pieces of paper and put all the verbs into one box and all the adverbs into another.  


How to play 

Get into two or more teams. 

  1. The team with the youngest player starts. One player picks a verb and an adverb from                                the boxes. They must remember to                            keep them a secret from everybody!  
  2. This player acts out the random combination; speaking is not allowed. Thus, they may pretend, to be swimming sadly. 
  3. Everybody else must try to guess the verb and adverb.
  4. One point is awarded for the team who guesses the correct verb and adverb. 
  5. Play then moves on to the next team. 


Have fun! 


What happens next?… 

(See image below) 


The enchanted tunnel 

Standing in the forest, Sophie gently blew into her magical shell. Music filled the air and they became surrounded by sparkling lights. Suddenly a door in the thick, bumpy tree trunk appeared. The two children paused for a moment before crawling inside…  


Write the next part of the story (No need to finish the whole story) 


Remember to use your senses. What can they see, hear, feel and smell?  


How are they feeling? 

What is it like inside the tunnel? 

Where does it take them? 

Do they meet another character? 

Do they know where they are going? 

Will they face a problem or come across something dangerous, or find something exciting and magical? 


You choose! 

You’re the auther! 










‘The Yuck factor’ 


This activity is an imaginative introduction to microorganisms.  

Just before you start the lesson, take some gel (hair gel, soap, shampoo, shaving foam etc…….preferably green) and place a large amount on your hands. Then, pretend to sneeze loudly into your hands. Immediately after this, turn to the person next to you and shake their hand. This should get a laugh! They in turn shake the hand of the person next to them, while you turn to the person on your other side. See how far the gel goes. Ask….’What has happened to my sneeze?’ ‘How did it get on to your hand/face? Why did this happen? etc 

Discuss the ideas given. 

Germs can travel really far…. What happeneds if you touch the door handle or the banister? 

Link this to handwashing routines.  


Video clip 




Make a poster about how to stop germs. 

Your poster must include 

  1. A catch slogan 
  1. Four short sentences 
  1. An interesting layout 
  1. Attention grabbing pictures 

See the bottom of the blog for ideas. 

Maths  This week’s learning is all about shapes! We want to see whether you can remember the differences first between cubes and cuboids. 

Watch this clip first and then go on a shape hunt in your kitchen. Can you make a list of what you find? Put them under the headings of Cubes  and  Cuboids 



Let’s move onto the Sphere. Can you remember what they look like? Watch this clip and then can you write a description of a sphere? Which games can you play with a sphere? 



Now let’s look at Cylinders and Cones. Watch the chip below and think about what we use cylinders for and why. What do we use cones for? Can you think of three different uses for cones? 


Topic  Animals  


What do animals eat? Let’s see what we remember.  


Watch this video to remind yourself of what special names are given to the groups of animals that eat meat, or plants or meat and plants. 


Now you have been remined, see how much you can remember by taking the quiz underneath the video!  


Can you think of any animals that would fit in to these different groups? What are you, an omnivore, a carnivore or an herbivore?  


Life Cycles  


As we get older, we grow and change, we start as babies and grow up to children and then adults. Animals are the same. Watch this video to see the different stages animals go through. 

Now have a go at drawing the life cycle of a butterfly. Can you label the different stages?  



Butterflies are very pretty to look at but they are also special because their wings are symmetrical. This means their wings are the same on each side, they have the same pattern and colours. If you held a mirror on the body of the butterfly it would look the same on both sides. This is how you can check if something is symmetrical.  


Look at the butterflies underneath. You can see they are all symmetrical. Have a go at drawing, painting, or creating your own butterfly that is symmetrical 



3 thoughts on “Year 1 Home Learning- Week Commencing 1st June 2020

  • 29th May 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Hello Mrs Startup, I hope you are keeping well.
    Unfortunately Benedict is really starting to struggle now with the situation. We are trying to do some more practical based things with him to get him to engage, he has done things such as built a hard table from scratch, created a volcano and watched it explode and planted seeds. We recently got some caterpillars that he looked after while they metamorphosed and he let them go. He is writing a few sentences about what he done afterwards and has enjoyed the maths worksheets you provided as well busy things. I am pleased to see some animal related work for next week as I think he will enjoy this.

    I will keep chipping away but I worry about forcing too much, especially as he is struggling emotionally, I am tending to just run with something when he shows an interest!

    Thank you for all you are doing

    • 1st June 2020 at 3:48 pm

      Good afternoon,
      I’m so sorry to hear that Benedict is finding things emotionally difficult. We’re all really missing him and look forward to seeing him soon.
      It sounds like you’re doing lots of lovely practical learning activities and I would encourage you to carry on following this approach. If possible please take some photos so that he can share what he has learnt with the class. I can’t wait to hear all about his caterpillars and his erupting volcano… Wow!

      Take care
      Mrs Startup 🙂

    • 1st June 2020 at 3:50 pm

      One house point for the table, one for his volcano, one for the planting, one for his Maths, one for Busy Things and one for his writing. Wow! That’s six house points! Well done Benedict. 🙂


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