Year 1 Home Learning Activities

Week Beginning 13th July



Hi Year 1,

Wow, what a year we've had. We would like to say a HUGE well done to all of you as you have worked so incredibly hard over the past year, both at school and at home! You have really amazed us with your effort, enthusiasm and resilience and we''re sure your families are very proud of you too!

Thank you for keeping in touch and sending us emails and photos. It has been lovely to see and speak to many of you during this time apart.

We look forward to seeing more of you next week for our stay and play sessions 🙂

Thank you to all those children who participated in the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenges. They were all amazing and we hope you had lots of fun completing them. We will announce winners soon but want to say another big Well Done to everyone.

As we reach our final days in Year 1 we would like you to start thinking about what you have enjoyed this year and what you are looking forward to in Year 2. We have included some transition activities in this week's planning but will continue with BBC bitesize for English and Maths.

To those of you we don't see this week, stay safe and have an amazing summer!

See you all in September!

Kelly, Kenan, Michelle, Clare, Li and Maria.
If you would like some more structure to your day then please follow the Year 1 Timetable.
Letters and sounds are providing daily phonics lessons throughout the summer term on their YouTube channel.

You can find the timings over here.


We may not all be together in school but we can still enjoy Sports Day! Our team has put together a Virtual Sports Day for 2020. This includes many fun activities that you can safely complete at home.

You can find the activities over here.
This will be the last music video before the summer holidays! I have compiled many of the songs that we have learnt throughout lockdown. I can't wait to see you all again in September!

End of Term Transition Activities

You should now know who your new teachers are for when we return in September. You can watch a video message from your new teachers below:

Kelly's class:


Kenan's Class:


We also have an activity sheet for you to complete for your new teacher. You can find a copy over here.

Week Beginning 6th July



Hi everyone,

Hope you are all doing well. We will be continuing to use BBC Bitesize for English and Maths.

We look forward to seeing your creative ideas and hope you all enjoy the Faraday Fortnight of Fun! Please email us with pictures and videos.

The email should clearly state which Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenge they are entering e.g. History challenge. Children can work individually on their challenges or with their siblings. Class teachers will select winners for each of the learning challenges. Winning entries will receive a certificate and a prize!

Children should use the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenge Tracker to record their progress in these projects. This can be downloaded or collected from the school office.

Kelly’s class: mailbox41357@lgflmail.org

Kenan's class: mailbox41356@lgflmail.org
If you would like some more structure to your day then please follow the suggested timetable.
Letters and sounds are providing daily phonics lessons throughout the summer term on their YouTube channel.
Year 1 will have a go at playing the rhythm of words and short phrases.

Week Beginning 29th June



Dear families,

As the end of the summer term approaches, we wanted to give the children some exciting learning opportunities that encourage their creativity and curiosity. Therefore, over the next two weeks, we invite all families to take part in our Faraday Fortnight of Fun!

Throughout the Faraday Fortnight of Fun we would like children to complete a variety of challenges. These learning challenges are creative projects, which encourage children to use skills from different areas of the curriculum.

They will be in addition to the English and Maths home learning activities provided on the school website. We recommend that children complete English and Maths lessons in the morning and work on the learning challenges in the afternoon.

We suggest that children complete five of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenges over the next two weeks (Monday 29th June – Friday 10th June). But children can complete more challenges if they like!

Children can choose from any of the following Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges:

  • Maths


  • English


  • Science


  • P.E


  • D&T


  • Art


  • History


  • Geography


  • Music


  • Spanish (KS2 children)


  • R.E.


  • Phonics (EYFS and KS1 children)


  • Cooking


  • P.S.H.E


  • We are looking for winners for each of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges! Families can enter by sending photos or videos of their child/children’s work to their teacher’s email address:

    Kelly’s class: mailbox41357@lgflmail.org

    Kenan's class: mailbox41356@lgflmail.org

    The email should clearly state which Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenge they are entering e.g. History challenge Children can work individually on their challenges or with their siblings. Class teachers will select winners for each of the learning challenges. Winning entries will receive a certificate and a prize!

    Children should use the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenge Tracker to record their progress in these projects. This can be downloaded or collected from the school office.

    We look forward to seeing your creative ideas and hope you all enjoy the Faraday Fortnight of Fun!
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    Letters and sounds are providing daily phonics lessons throughout the summer term on their YouTube channel.

    You can see the timings over here.
    Monday: Using verbs

    Tuesday: Comprehension

    Wednesday: National Writing Day Challenge

    Thursday: One-armed robot letters

    Friday: Bitesize Daily Book Club: Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night’s Dream by James Mayhew
    Please see Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenges over here.
    Year 1 will be encouraged to make some sound effects from every day household objects and materials to accompany the well known song- The Mini-beast Parade.

    Week Beginning 21st June



    Hi everyone,

    Hope you are all well. This week we will be continuing with BBC Bitesize. It was lovely seeing some of you returning to school.

    Please continue to send photos of home learning using the emails below. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

    Kelly’s class: mailbox41357@lgflmail.org

    Kenan's class: mailbox41356@lgflmail.org
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead Year 1 Timetable.
    Letters and sounds are providing daily phonics lessons throughout the summer term on their YouTube channel.

    You can find the timings over here.
    Monday: Graphemes

    Tuesday: Capital letters and days of the week

    Wednesday: Using long ladder letters in writing

    Thursday: Describing words in adverts

    Friday: Bitesize Book Club: Spike: The Hedgehog who lost his prickles bye Jeanne Willis
    Part of the body and senses.

    Follow the activities over here.
    Introduction to Antarctica

    Follow the activities over here.
    Take a virtual tour of the galleries at the British Museum. Make a poster to advertise the museum and the different things to see and do.
    This week Year 1 will learn a couple of call and response songs- the first one being 'Moon Don't Go' by Ella Jenkins and the second one called 'Hear The Bird's, which is a song that I wrote.

    Week Beginning 15th June



    Hi everyone,

    We hope you're all still staying safe. This week we are continuing to use BBC Bitesize for our learning.

    This week we will be welcoming in some children back to school. Please read the Book for Children Returning to School. We can’t wait to see you!

    If you have any questions, or any work you want to share, please email your teacher. We like seeing all the hard work you are doing for home learning.

    Kelly’s class: mailbox41357@lgflmail.org

    Kenan's class: mailbox41356@lgflmail.org
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    Letters and sounds are providing daily phonics lessons throughout the summer term on their YouTube channel.

    You can find out the time for each session over here.
    Squashing, bending, twisting and stretching

    Learn about how we can change the shapes of materials by bending, squashing, twisting and stretching. You will need a sock for this activity!

    Follow the worksheet over here.
    Introduction to North America: San Francisco

    Take a journey to North America with Freya's uncle, Bob.

    Find the activities over here.
    Take a virtual tour of the Natural History Museum over here.

    Did you recognise any of the creatures? Are they like the animals we have today?

    Draw some of the creatures you saw during your tour.
    Get Active with these fun activities from the Sports A to Z on change4life.org.
    Try the coding activities over here.
    Sculpture

    Learn how to make your own playdough sculpture over here.
    This week year 1 are encouraged to join in with the pulse, at different speeds, to the song 'Hammering Here & There' and 'Little Brown Dog' written by folk singer/songwriter Peggy Seeger.

    Week Beginning 8th June



    Hi everyone,

    We hope you're all still staying safe. We are continuing to offer the home learning provision for the rest of the summer term for those of you who will be remaining at home.

    This will be the same as the provision offered to those who return to school. We have loved receiving photos of your work and seeing what you've been up to so please continue to send us emails to the addresses below.

    Kelly’s class: mailbox41357@lgflmail.org

    Kenan’s class: mailbox41356@lgflmail.org
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    Letters and sounds are providing daily phonics lessons throughout the summer term on their YouTube channel.

    You can see the timings over here.
    Get active with Jack Jack on the change for life website.
    Self portraits. Can you draw/sketch/paint yourself?
    Introduction to South America: Rio De Janeiro.
    Toys past and present:

    Take a look at this video:



    Complete the activities over here.
    Online safety - read the worksheet over here.
    This week Year 1 will learn a song written by Ella Jenkins called 'Jambo' which means hello in Swahili.

    Welcome back to some of you who are returning to school on Monday 15th June.

    When you come back to school, it will be a little different to how you remember. This booklet will help you understand the changes.

    Welcome back 😀

    Week Beginning 1st June

    Hi Year 1,

    We hope you all had a lovely week and managed to get some much deserved rest, I know we did!

    I'm sure you've been keeping yourselves busy with other activities, fun and games and we would love to hear about those so please, email us on the email addresses below.

    We are going to continue to use BBC Bitesize for this week's activities and we've had some good feedback from you about the activities 🙂 Remember, if you don't have a printer just use a paper and pencil. Keep it simple and have fun.

    Kelly’s class: mailbox41357@lgflmail.org

    Kenan’s class: mailbox41356@lgflmail.org
    If you would like some more structure to your day here is a suggested timetable.
    Letters and sounds are providing daily phonics lessons throughout the summer term on their youtube channel.

    You can find the session timings Phonics schedule.
    This week we are going to look at Basic Forces - push, pull and twist.

    You can find the activities over here.
    The Continents: Introduction to Oceania - Australia.

    Please work through the activities over here.
    We are concluding our unit of work on friendship with the story of the 12 Disciples.

    Please read the story over here with an adult and answer/discuss the questions.
    We have some drawing and painting activities over here.
    Don’t forget Joe Wicks is doing a live PE session every day from 9.00am which can be found on his YouTube channel.

    Cosmic Kids Yoga is also a great way to get moving and shake the stress away.

    Don’t forget to check out our keeping fit at home page over here.

    Plus:

    Get Active with Around the World!
    Make Music from Jam Jars.

    Our lovely music teacher Noura has been sending us her music videos weekly so please do check these out and maybe have a sing-a-long too.

    This week year 1 will learn to sing and play the pulse/rhythm of the song 'Sunny Day' by Elisabeth Mitchell.

    You can view the archived Year 1 home learning from the first half of the summer term over here.