Year 1

Good Morning Year 1. We hope you and your families are all well!

You will find all of this weeks learning tasks below the video from Miss Carpenter

Remember, we would love to see pictures of the work you complete at home, please email them to us at

This week we would like everyone who isn't in school to complete the English activity on Wednesday and send us a picture of their work.

Thank you to the children who sent us work last week.  It was lovely to see.  If you didn't manage to get it done last week we would like you to try and complete this weeks selected activity and email it to us by Thursday.

We miss you all.

Love from  

Mrs Martin and Miss Carpenter 

School Closure Weekly Activities

Week beginning 29.6.20

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Play I Spy using the worksheet below. See if you can find things on the page that uses these diagraphs: 





Write a list of all the words with these diagraphs. Remember to add your sound buttons. 


Have a go at spelling phase 2 and 3 tricky words.  

You can print the sheet below or create your own ‘look, say, cover, write and check’ sheet.  

You first need to look at the word, say it out loud, cover it so you can’t see it, have a go at spelling it then check it you are right!  


Fin some containers at home that you can use as a  treasure chest and a bin. Below there is a list of real and nonsense words. You can print and cut these out to use or ask your adult to write them onto pieces of paper.  

You need to sound them out carefully and decide whether they belong in the treasure chest (real words) or the bin (nonsense words.)  


Play ‘Tricky Trucks’ with your adult. Click on the link below to play.

When the game starts you will see a big lorry (truck) with a word on its side. You need to have a go at reading the word. If you are correct the adult clicks the tick. If you are wrong, the adult clicks the ‘x’.  


Can you use phase 3 phonics to help read captions?  

Below there is a worksheet where you need to match the captions with the images.  


This week in English our focus story is Alice in Wonderland.  We will be doing some writing based around this story and also some sentence structure work looking at capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and question marks.




Spellings - Look at the school timetable above to see this weeks spelling words.  Play look, write cover to help you to learn them.

When you write your spelling words down we would also like you to practise your handwriting.  Use the handwriting sheet from the resources section at the bottom of this page as a guide to help with your letter formation.


Tuesday's activity 

Listen to the story Alice in Wonderland on the video below.

Afterwards tell a grown up who the main characters are in the story and what they get up to.

Who was your favourite character and why?

Look at the sentences below.  Do you think they are correct?

Re-write them again in your work book using your neatest handwriting and practising the letter formation from yesterday.

Make sure you find and correct all of the mistakes when you re-write them.

Wednesday's activity 

Yesterday, when we were out at forest school we discovered a tiny little door on the side of a log.  Take a look at the pictures below.




What do you think is behind the door?

What does it look like?

Is it magic?

What can it do?


Write some sentences to tell us what you think lives behind the door we found.  Use the questions above as prompts.

Then draw a picture of what or who you think lives behind the door.


***We would like you all to send us a photograph of your sentences and your picture explaining what you think is behind the door to the year 1 email address.

We can't wait to see how imaginative you can be.

Thursday's activity

We have had lots of interesting and imaginative ideas about what you think is behind the door that we found in our forest school this week.

Today we would like you to think about some questions you would like to ask whoever or whatever you think lives behind the door.

Can you think of 5 questions to write down.

These could be questions like:- who do you live with?   How long have you lived there?


Watch the video below to remind you about how we write questions.


Friday's activity

Today we would like you to write a short letter that we will leave next to the door we found in forest school.

In your letter you could include 2 or 3 of the questions you came up with yesterday.

See Mrs Martin's example below of how to write a letter.


If you email your letter to us we will print it off and leave it at the door. 


This week we are looking at money and using it to complete addition and subtractions activities.  



Have a close look at the coins below.  Can you remember them and how much each one is worth?



Have a look in your money box or change jar at home.  Which coins can you find?

Draw around each different coin you come across and write the amount in the middle to tell us what each coin represents.


Now complete matching activity below.

If you are unable to print it off you can just talk to a grown up about which coins match with which amounts.


Look at the 'How much money?' sheet below.

Can you add up the coins in each purse?

Write an addition calculation like this for each one. 2p+2p+1p=5p

Don't forget to add your 'p' for pence as we are working with money. 



Now draw 4 of your own purses or jars or piggy banks.  Ask are grown up to draw or put real coins inside each one.  This time can you add up in your head by counting on, how much is in each container.


Adding Money

Set up your own shop at home.  Collect some objects from around your house and add a price tag to each one using pieces of paper.  Your prices can be anything from 1p up to 20p.


Ask a grown up or a family member to come into your shop and buy some items.  As you are the shop keeper it is your job to add up how much each person's shopping comes to.


You can write an addition calculation for this or use a number line or number square to help you.


We would love to see some pictures of your home made shop.  Send them to the year 1 email address 



Subtracting Money 

You you buy items from a shop you can work out how much money you will have left by doing a subtraction calculation.

First put the amount you started with the subtract the cost of the item.  The answer will be how much money you are left with.

e.g. 20p-8p=12p


Look at the items below.  You start with 25p.  Work out how much you will have left each time you buy a different item.

Watch Mrs Martin's video below for more instructions.



Complete the money square challenge below.  Ask a grown up if they can give you some real coins to use to complete the puzzle.

Remember to follow the instructions carefully.



Counting is very important to the development of children's maths skills.  Please try to practise counting as much as possible throughout the day.  You could use any everyday objects from around the house to help with this e.g. count the stairs as you walk up and down them, count plates, cups, spoons, jumps on a trampoline etc.

Please follow these links for interactive games to help develop counting skills.

Interactive Counting Game


Counting in 2s

Interactive Game


Counting in 5s

Interactive Game


Counting in 10s

Interactive Game


Monday- PE

We are going to start looking at some athletics this week in PE. We would love you to have a go at the ‘standing long jump.’  


Watch the video below of Mr Storey showing you how to do it. You could do it in your garden or somewhere outside. 


Ask an adult to help you measure how far you went. Try jumping 3 times to see the furthest you can go!  

Send you distance to the year 1 email and Miss Carpenter will add it to the leader board. 

Tuesday- RE

This term we are learning about Judaism. Jews believes that they world was created by God in a slightly different way to Christians.  


Watch the creation PowerPoint below.  


Can you draw a picture for what God created on each day?  

Wednesday- Geography


We are going to learn about a compass and giving directions on a map today.  


A compass shows you which way is north, south, east or west and this is very important when reading maps and for a lot of jobs such as sailing.  

Watch the video below on how to use a compass.  


Your task is to write down directions to get from the year 1 classroom to forest school following the route on the map of our school below. 


Thursday- Art and Design Technology


Since we are reading Alice and Wonderland this week we thought it would be great for you to make your own pocket watch to match Alice!   


You can do your own design on the inner of the watch or you could draw something related to the story like the Mad Hatter or the rabbit. 


Below there are step by step instructions and send us a photo of your final product if you want!  

Friday- PSHE


It is very important to have a healthy lifestyle to keep you fit and healthy. Do you have one?  


Watch the PowerPoint below and see if you do some of the things it mentions.  


Once you have watched it split a piece of paper into 3 sections with the headings: 

Healthy Food  

Unhealthy Food and 



Can you bullet point or draw things under each heading that you eat/do?  


Be Active

See below for some activities from Cosmic Kids.  You could also do the daily mile like we used to do at school.  Try running/walking around your garden or when out for some daily exercise.







Daily Activities


Try to do a selection of these activities every day.


  • Read/Share a book with someone else
  • Count forwards and backwards using numbers up to 100
  • Practise your phonics sounds and tricky words using the sheets given (see resources section below)
  • Practise writing a letter a day from the given handwriting sheet (see resources section below)
  • Do some indoor or outdoor exercise.
  • Play a phonics or number game from one of these useful websites:

      Phonics Play

      Top Marks


Hands On Learning Activities

-Number/Letter formation in a tray of flour, rice or sand

-Using play-dough to make letters and numbers (click here for playdough recipe)

-Make play-dough balls to match numbers up to 20

-Counting to 20 using any household objects (pasta, pennies, cotton wool balls, fruit, spoons etc)

-Make play-dough prints using objects from around the house.  Ask someone to guess the print.

-Finger painting

-Making gloop or slime

-Make 2d shapes with spaghetti sticks and playdough balls

-Draw zig-zag lines, waves and swirls on paper for your child to trace over and cut out.  This helps to improve pencil and fine motor control.