Year 1 Home Learning Week Commencing 15th June

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Hello Year 1 smiley

How are you all? We hope that you and your families are all keeping yourselves safe at home.

We can’t believe the change in weather this week, we are disappointed that the sunshine has disappeared, and hope it returns soon. We hope that you have kept yourselves busy indoors, and that you are enjoying your home learning activities. We know how hard it can be for you to keep motivated with home learning, but we try to make them as fun as possible. It has been great catching up with you over the phone and hearing about all the things you are learning about at home. If we haven’t caught up with you yet, we will be speaking to you very soon.

Here are your Home Learning Activities for this week.

The Year 1 team 👍

Reading 😊

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

Please see the Vipers bookmark at the bottom of the home learning for the 18th May. 

 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 😊

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 


English 😊

Please share the story of The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. If you have this story at home, then please use the book. If not, please watch this video of the story. Once you have read the story or watched the video, please complete the two activities below. 

★ Activity 1 

At the end of the story, the snail tells his friends all about his adventure. Can you write what he might have said to them? 

 ★ Activity 2 

There is a lot of rhyming in the story. Can you find the rhyming words? Can you find other words which rhyme with them? 

 Here is an animation video for you to enjoy, just for fun! 

★ Activity 3

Being at home all the time might make you dream of places you could visit. If you were the snail where would you ask the Whale to go? Can you make a story map of your journey? You can draw pictures and write sentences to go with each stage of your journey. 


Your story maps might look like this…. 


Maths 😊

This week we are learning to half numbers and shapes.  

Remind yourself of what we did last week by watching this video. 


  1. Ask an adult to give you a piece of A4 paper. See how many ways you can fold that piece of paper in half. Remember that there must be two equal parts for it to be a half. Here is one way to get you started.

You can find half of numbers too not just different shapes. Remember like a shape there still needs to be two equal parts.

Here are 8 cats. I have found half by putting them into two equal groups of 4. That means 4 is half of 8.  


Have a go at these now. If you have objects that can represent these circles (toys, buttons, pencils, lego, duplo, pasta) you can use them or you can draw them out.  

Fill this in for each number:  


There are ____ circles.  

Half of ____ is ____  


  1. Now try these.  

Now let’s try a problem.  

 Topic 😊



What is inside planet Earth? 

 Watch these clips to help you. 

 Learning Junctions 


Dr Binocs 


Think of a way to show the layers of the Earth. You could draw a picture or make a model, 2D or 3D. 

Have a look at what we made in school… 

D/T Cooking 

Help to prepare a meal for your family. 


With your adults can you… 

  • Chop up or peel any vegetables? 
  • Weigh out your ingredients? 
  • Mix and stir? 
  • Set the table with cutlery, drinks and condiments etc? 
  • Serve up part or all of the meal? 


Remember to stay safe. Listen to your adult carefully and keep away from any hot areas of the kitchen like the hop or the oven.



When we all return to school, we will be with our friends again.  

What does the word ‘friend mean to you? 

Listen to these children talking about being a good friend. 


The Friendship code 


Think about how to be a good friend. 

Make your own ‘Friendship code’. Include everything that you feel is important for positive friendships. 

You could make your code colourful, decorate it or even draw your friends underneath it.


We hope you enjoy your home learning this week 😊

4 thoughts on “Year 1 Home Learning Week Commencing 15th June

  • 12th June 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Benedict is excited about the science – hopefully I will get a bit of writing out of him!
    This week he wrote about what it would be like to float in a bubble. He remembered is finger spaces and used his phonics and knowledge of digraphs and trigraphs well.

    • 15th June 2020 at 1:31 pm

      It was really lovely hearing from you today Miss Startup. There were many things Eloise forgot to tell you so I suggested writing a letter to you. I’ll let you know how it goes. Eloise has done all her maths already this morning, it only took about 15 minutes. She has done a little bit of English and has started her Science. Please can we have some more maths for the rest of the week please or direct me to a good resource? Thank you Hazel

      • 15th June 2020 at 3:55 pm

        It was great to speak to Eloise today too. I am really looking forward to receiving her letter. What a great idea!
        Well done for completing all of your Maths. Further fraction activities can be found on the White Rose Home Learning website under
        Year One, Summer term, Week 2

        Two house points for your Maths, One for English and another one for your Science work. Keep up the good work and I am looking forward to hearing from you again soon.

        From Mrs Startup

        • 17th June 2020 at 7:42 pm

          Thank you, that’s great. Eloise has done some really good fraction work today and really starting to get to grips with quarters.


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