Year 1 Home Learning

Please use this webpage to support your child learning from home, we will be setting your child a variety of tasks to complete each week online, as well as suggesting other activities they can complete whilst at home. We would love to hear about any work your child is completing at home, please fel free to share any work or pictures with us via email and do not hesitate to contact us for support.

 Stay safe, keep smiling, keep in touch and most importantly have fun - Year 1 Team smiley

Miss Davies -

Miss Randell -

There are documents and photos attached below to point you in the right direction for helpful websites and activities that your child can complete.

Year 1 Online Home Learning 

This document has got links to really useful websites and different activities for your child to be doing! Remember that your child's reading journal has log in details for Mathletics and Purple Mash, if you do not have a copy of these details, contact your child's teacher or the school's office.

Year 1 Non Screen Learning

Here you can find activities that do not need the internet or access to a device, or if your child is in need of a break from using devices!

Year 1 spellings words and tricky words have been handed out previously but they are also attached on this page. Year 1 spelling words are words that your child is expected to spell by the end of the year. Tricky words are those words that we meet frequently that we cannot use phonics to decode. Encourage your child to be able to read and spell these words and use them in sentences both verbally and written. See attached 'Fun Ways to Practice Spellings!' for different ideas of how to practice these words.

Remember it is really important that your child has brain breaks, ventures outside and is able to have time to use their incredible imagination! Using our Spring Curriculum Overview will help your child show off all of the learning they have done over the past term, and maybe teach you some facts. These areas may let your child work more creatively and uniquely, I have no doubt they will come up with some fantastic ideas! Below are some activities such as 'Lego Challenges' and 'Spring Home Learning Challenges' that we think they will enjoy! Allow your child to use money and play 'shops', talk about telling the time and baking are great maths activities that can happen at home. 

Useful Websites.

There are so many webistes that are offering free access during home learning, here are some that we think you will find useful, some of these your children will already be familiar with.

Have a look at Mrs Hollands webpage under Home Learning > 'Keep Active At Home With Mrs Holland'. She has done a really useful video for an easy way to learn to tie your shoe laces, now is a really good time to learn everyday life skills like this! 

Mindfulness - We realise that times of change can be worrying for children (and for us all) and so we will add some relaxation and mindfulness tips here which may help. 

Cosmic Kids - great yoga tutorials for your child to keep active or for a calm moment.

Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) - is holding online PE lessons at 9am Monday-Friday to help your child (and you) keep active whilst at home and to burn off some of that energy! 

Accelerated Reader - for those children with a log in and who have been using this at school (you have received an email with your child's details). 

Daily Phonics Lessons Mr Mc is doing online daily phonics lessons focussing on a new sound each day! He is doing it really interactively, we think the children will enjoy him! 

Maths Factor - Maths activities from Carole Vorderman.

Twinkl - has so many exciting activities for you and your child to do. I have attached their 'Spring Home Learning Challenges' below as an example. The children would really enjoy this one! They also have '60 Second Reads' which are great for comprehension questions when reading, 'Maths Challenge Cards' and Phonics Games.

Phonics Play - your child will have used this webpage before, it's a really easy way for them to segment and blend a mixture of real and nonsense words. Obb and Bob is a favourite of ours!

Top Marks - has a variety of activities but is great for Maths games.

Puffin Books - favourite books being shown and read aloud. 

Oxford Owl - has a great range of Ebooks available for your child.

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