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Year One Home Learning Page

We will be regularly updating this page with new ideas for you to do at home. All staff working in Year 1 and across the school would like to say we hope you are all keeping healthy and safe and we look forward to seeing you all again soon. Thank you again for your continued support. You are welcome to print any resources attached if you have access to a printer. Please feel free to have a go at as many activities as possible, photograph and upload your results onto Tapestry if you would like us to see your work!


Please see below for this week's home learning activities. See 'Previous home learning' section of our webpage for previous home learning activities. 

Suggested Daily Timetable

Suggested Daily Timetable 1

Pick and Mix Home Learing - Optional extra tasks

Maths Activities

Recap - length and height - WC 18th May

Please explore the link above to view different Numberblocks episodes. These are a great resource for children to develop their knowledge and understanding of number in a fun way!   


If your child is finding some of the learning tasks a little tricky, adult support would be very beneficial for your child’s understanding. You could go through the steps at your own pace and work together to repeat small steps to build confidence with this week's learning. If your child is confident with the home learning tasks, you could extend their understanding by using some of the examples below.

  • Use knowledge to solve problems independently / with some support

– using ‘Problem Solving Challenges’ PowerPoint attached above

  • Ask your child questions about how they have reached an answer
  • Ask your child to teach someone else in the house what they have learned
  • Ask/test your child on specific mathematical vocabulary linked to this week’s learning


Recap – length and height

Please follow the link above for this week’s maths learning.  Please watch a mini lesson video each day and have a go at the suggested activity for that day. Please feel free to follow the PowerPoints for further consolidation with the concept and to challenge learning further with some problem solving. Please message your child’s class teacher on Tapestry if you can’t access the white rose videos. Don’t forget you can pause the learning videos for as long as you need to answer the problems!



Watch lesson 1 learning video – comparing length and height. Have a go at following the video carefully. Today you will be working on comparing different items using the correct vocabulary! After the video, collect 6 items from your home, can you correct their height and length using the correct vocabulary? Have a go at the suggested activity for today.



Watch lesson 2 learning video – measuring length (1)

Have a go at following the video carefully. Today you will be working on measuring different objects! After the video, collect objects from your home, can you order them by their height and length using the correct vocabulary to describe the objects? You could have a go measuring your items. You could measure using play lego/bricks, buttons, pencils, paperclips etc. (try and make sure that the item you use to measure are all the same length to make your measuring accurate!) Have a go at the suggested activity for today.



Watch lesson 3 – measuring length (2)

After the video, you could have a go measuring items from your home if you have a ruler. Don’t worry if you don’t have a ruler, we have done lots of this at school already.  You can move straight onto having a go at the suggested activity for today.




Watch lesson 4 – introduce weight and mass

After watching the video, have a go at the suggested activity for today. You could also collect items from your home and compare their weight and mass. You may not have balance scales at home, but you could hold your items and make a careful estimation!



Watch lesson 5 – consolidation

Have a go at the consolidation or problem solving PowerPoints.

Writing Activities WC 18th May  


Our Topic is ‘Buildings’  



Task 1

Rewrite the story of the three little pigs. Watch the story following this link:

Rewrite the story using varied sentence starters, descriptive language to describe the different homes the little pigs make and don’t forget capital letters and full stops!


Task 2

Make a kindness card for someone to make them smile. Make a card with a nice message inside for someone in your family. You could decorate the outside with cheerful pictures and bright colours! Don’t forget to use capital letters when you write names in your card! Post a picture of your kindness card on Tapestry to make your teacher smile.


Task 3

Can you record and say the letters of the alphabet in order? Challenge yourslef to see how fast you can do this. Are you forming all of your letters correctly? Practise the letters you find difficult. If you manage this you could try practising writing the days of the week and months of the year, spelling them correctly and saying/writing them in the correct order.  



Science    WC 18th May 



Make your own flowering plant! Use any recycling or materials from around the house to create a model of a flowering plant with all of the different parts shown and labelled. Upload the photo to Tapestry.


BIG SCIENCE QUESTION TO DISCUSS WITH YOUR FAMILY – does it matter which way round you plant a seed or a bulb into soil?



Addition Learning Tasks: 


D&T - Cooking 

Follow the link below and click on week 2 / KS1 / Eating Well

Follow the activity and have a go at making the recipe with an adult! 


Art - Artist Study 

Look closely at the image below. Can you create your own observational drawing of a fruit bowl? Use the image or arrange your own fruit bowl at home to draw! Remember to look closely at the different details. 





Follow the link below to explore the music. What did you think of the music in the video? Can you make music with items in your home? Have a go at making some music like in the video. Can you make different sounds? (Loud, quiet, long, short, high pitch or low pitch sounds)



Our Year 1 Handwriting video will be uploaded on Tapestry every Monday. Please see your child's Tapestry journal to access this activity. 


There is now free access to Letter Join - the handwriting scheme we use in school.

The Letter Join website shows how letters should be formed and joined correctly with videos and printable worksheets. There are also other spelling and grammar activities on there too which I have always found useful for short revision activities.


The link below shows you a guide of how to log in on either a laptop or computer: 


The username is: king 

Password: moor


If you have any questions about this, or if any links/passwords don't work, please let us know on Tapastry.


Try your best to do neat handwriting in all of your home learning tasks. Think about what we learn in our handwriting sessions in school. Don't forget to think about if your letter is tall or small! 





Reading and Phonics


Parents can now create a free account to access Oxford Owl. It is what we use for our phonics lessons. On here you can access reading books based around phonics and the sounds the children know, (the colour of the books on Oxford Owl don't link with the colour of the book band books your child receives from school, please message your child's teacher on tapestry to find out what level book they should be reading if you are unsure.) 

More books are added weekly so you could read these books alongside your child's reading books to keep up their great reading. These books also come with comprehension questions to help with your child's understanding of what they have read. 


You need to register as a parent on the website to be able to view the e-books for all phonics levels (this is free to do).
Instructions and relevant links are below:

Link to sign up form: 

Link to e-book shelf: 


You can also access Read, Write, Inc resources to support phonics, including speedy reading words. Below is a link for these resources (scroll to the bottom to access the resources)


Children are working on Set 2 and Set 3 sounds in Year 1. 

Keep up the great reading and phonics work. Please let your child's teacher know on Tapastry if you need any additional support with this. 



Please encourage your child to read every day. This could be reading books from school, your child's library book and any of their story books from home. Please see Phonics Play website for extra decodable reading materials. 



Questions to think about when reading:

Can you find the title of the book?

Can you find and read the blurb of the book?

What is the blurb for?

What type of book are you reading?

Is it Fiction or Non Fiction?

What do you think will happen in the book?

Where is the story set?

Who are the characters in your story?

What did you like about this book?

Was there anything you didn't like about the book?



The world of David Walliams is releasing an audio story from The World's Worst Children every day for the next 30 days! Visit the link below to see the story available today! 


Read Write Inc  


Visit these links for access to RWI speed sound sessions for Phase 2 and 3 sounds.    (Phase 2 sounds)        (Phase 3 sounds)     (Parent Guide for teaching sounds) 


We want children in our school to continue learning to read and have familiar routines during this difficult time for families. Some of you may already have received the information below and may even have seen the lessons live this morning!
Daily virtual lessons for children
From Monday 23rd March we’re scheduling Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home.
We will release three short Speed Sound lessons with one of our trainers every day for the next two weeks. The films will be available at the times below:
  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm


RWI Phonics Live: 

Please note: the films are streamed live and will be available for 24 hours until the next film is released..
We’re also releasing a film of a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2.00 pm every day. The poems will be available on YouTube to watch again and again. 
A great opportunity for children to learn these by heart!


Please see attached file below for futher 'Read Write Inc' Support for Parents with your child's reading.


Read Write Inc - Reading Support for Parents

Additional Learning Opportunities 


Doodle Maths - Complete your five a day    


Purple Mash - Complete 'To Dos' that have been set. Remember you can explore other areas of Purple Mash too! 


Education City - Explore the range of educational games and have a go at something new each day


Access daily live PE lessons with Joe Wicks


Phonics Play - Access to games where children are able to develop phonic knowledge and free access to decodable reading material. Please see image below for login details. 

Educational Learning Links: - A range of educational games - Range of ideas and challenges to sign up for - See Free Downloads for a range of activities - Computing / coding activities for children after creating free account - Have a listen to some child friendly radio shows and podcasts!  - Explore a range of fun educational games 



RHS School Gardening Challenges

Outdoor Learning Ideas

More suggested activities...


Thank you for your hard work and support. We hope to see you all very soon. 


Miss Myers

Miss Cooper

Mrs Craig

Mrs Scott