Year 1 Home Learning Week Commencing 13th July

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Hi Year 1!

Well we find ourselves at the end of the year and what an unusual year it has been. We have really missed spending the summer term with you. Thank you for keeping up with your learning at home, we know it isn’t always easy but we really do appreciate the effort you have put in. We have some more activities for you this week for the final time.

We hope you enjoy your summer break and look forward to welcoming you back in September.

Mrs Ward, Mrs Startup and Miss Froggatt 😁😁😁

Stone Snake

Thank you to those of you that have added to our stone snakes, they are looking ssssssssuper! If you haven’t added to them yet, you can still leave your painted pebbles in the boxes outside of each office and we will add them to the snakes for you.

Bellinge Campus Snake

EB Campus Snake

Transition to Year 2

You now know that your new teacher will be Miss Croot and Miss Nice, Mrs Norris or Mrs Startup, and hopefully you have watched their video introducing themselves and showing you around the classrooms. Before you all take a well earned rest over the summer holidays, we would like to help you get ready for all of the new adventures that await you in Year 2.  If you have any questions for you new teachers, you can comment on the blog and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Activity 1 – Year 1  A trip down memory lane.

We would like you to have a think about all the things you have experienced during your time in Year 1. Think about what you have enjoyed learning about, new activities you have tried and friendships you have made. Can you create a Year 1 Memory page, don’t forget to include drawings. Below are some examples of how you might like to set it out on your page. They also have some headings of things you might like to write about.  We would love it if you left us some comments on this blog post to remind us all of your favourite memories of this year. Some of our favourite memories have been……

  • Dressing up as our favourite characters on World Book Day.
  • Trying to pull out that enormous turnip!!!!!! We heaved and heaved!
  • Our visit to Venice including a plane journey, during which we had an in-flight snack and the teachers were the flight attendants. We all had great fun and learnt so much about the setting for The Merchant of Venice.

Activity 2 – All about me.

Your Year 2 teachers can’t wait to meet you and get to know you (some of you might already know Mrs Startup😉) . We would like you to create a mini fact file all about yourself. Think about what you would like your new teacher to know about you. It might include information about your family, how many brothers or sisters you have, your favourite sports, books, food or hobbies you enjoy taking part in.  Don’t forget to include topics you enjoy learning about at school.This something that you could keep very safe over the summer holidays and bring into school with you to share with your new teacher in September.

Here is an example of how you could design it.

Activity 3 – Hopes and Dreams for Year 2

We would like you to think about some of the things you would like to achieve or improve as you move into Year 2. Think about your hopes for Year 2, what would you like to improve? You might want to improve your reading skills, develop your handwriting or your ability to spell those tricky words that we all find difficult. Remember, it doesn’t have to be a big improvement, lots of little small achievements can really add up.  What are your dreams for Year 2? You may like to try a new sporting activity, learn a new art technique or join an after-school club. Below are some of the ways you might like to display your thoughts. Have fun!



The focus for our last week of phonics learning is common exception words and tricky words. Ask an adult to see if you can read each set. Any that you need help on, write them on a piece of paper and ask your adult to test you on them the next day. Carry on until you can remember all of them. If you can already read all of them, can you write them without copying them? Challenge yourself 👍


Keep up your reading during the summer. Let’s see if you can amaze your teacher in Year 2 with your super reading skills.

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. 



This week is our last week of homework for Maths this year! Lets finish the year by counting in 10’s.


Watch this video about counting in 10’s. Notice what happen to the tens and what happens to the 1’s of each number when counting in 10’s.

Now have a go at counting in 10’s to an adult. Can you start on a different number like 12 and count in tens.

If I start on 13 it would go – 13 – 23 – 33 – 43 –

Can you carry it on?

What do you notice?

  1. Can you put the missing numbers in the correct place to show counting in 10’s.



2. Have a go at this.



3. Fill in the missing numbers.


Shapes and colour in art

Colours are everywhere!

Artists make different colours by mixing colours together, adding white to make colours lighter (tints) or black to make them darker (shades).

Artists use shapes to draw objects.

Some artists use 2D shapes, eg circles and squares, to create an image or collage.

Other artists may use 3D shapes, eg cubes and spheres, in their work.

Kandinsky and Matisse are two famous artists who used colour and shape. You can see some of their work in the link below.


We can make collages using different colours and shapes of paper, card, tissue, feathers, clothes (don’t cut them! just fold or scrunch!) sticks, stones, sand, mud, leaves, objects in your house, food or other materials.

Here is a really big collage! He uses Carrots and dog treats!

You don’t have to stick anything down – you could make a large scale collage inside or in the garden using different objects.

In the following video, taken from the Schools Art and Design series, artist Emma Majury explains how to make a collage.

Activity 1

Create your own masterpiece using colour and shape – you choose what to make it with.

Remember in art that nothing is wrong so be creative as you like!

You could:

  • mix different colours
  • create a collage
  • create a piece of work based on the artist Kandinsky’s circles – you could use the worksheet from Twinkl
  • use the artist Matisse as an inspiration
  • listen to music and draw what you hear
  • use natural objects or objects from inside the house



Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi wrote The Four Seasons during the early Classical period.

It has four movements:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Each movement sounds different and represents the season it is named after.

For example, ‘Spring’ is full of energy, whereas ‘Winter’ sounds harsh and is in a minor key.

In this film, the music of Vivaldi inspires the Thunder Jam group to draw what they hear.


Now you can try and put some of what you have learned about the music of Antonio Vivaldi into action.

Activity 1

When we listen to music, we often see pictures in our imaginations – the music might make us think of a place, or a character or maybe each sound has its own shape.

Have a listen to the clips on the website link and draw or paint whatever you see in your imagination:

  • What can you see?
  • What colours are you going to use?
  • What does the music make you think of?

Keep on listening to the clips while you create your masterpiece!

Activity 3

Let’s be sound detectives – a sound detective is someone who searches for sounds!

Think about all the things you can see in ‘Spring’ or ‘Winter’ – you could make a list of three or four things – then go searching around your home or your classroom for all these sounds.

Here are some examples of the sounds you might find:

  • Pattering your fingertips on a table might sound like raindrops
  • Filling a basin with some water and swishing it around might sound like a river
  • Filling some jars with different levels of water, and then tapping them with a metal spoon might sound like a song a bird would sing


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