Year 1 Home Learning 6th July 2020

Expectations for the week beginning 6th July 2020

Reading Daily, for at least 10 minutes.

If you don’t have access to appropriate books, a whole range of books to read online can be found in the Oxford Owls e-book library. Email if you need the class log in code.

Phonics Daily, for at least 15 minutes.

Use any sheets provided, then visit Phonics Family for more ideas to make phonics fun. Use the words from your spelling lists too.

Spelling Daily for 10 minutes using the spelling word list for the week. Sort the words by the spelling (we say to the children, “It’s the same sound but different spelling”), then learn to read and spell them.

Writing Complete the Talk for Writing tasks on The Papaya that Spoke. Have a go at the SPaG Mat (two stars is the expected level for Year 1) and complete the handwriting sheets, taking care to form letters correctly.

Maths One task a day and at least 5 IXL skills over the week. (I have provided two levels of Maths mat; choose which one your child is capable of). When you have finished the maths sheets set, visit Hit the Button. Choose from number bonds/halved/doubles to keep up your quickfire mental maths.

Following on from the work on arrays and repeated addition, watch the Percy Parker videos and learn the songs for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables:

2 times tables

5 times tables

10 times tables

Topic/other curriculum

  • What is the weather like?  Children need to learn to observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies. Working scientifically they need to make observations, gather and record data to help answer questions.

Watch the weather forecast online or on TV. Look at the weather each day and record it.

Keep a weather diary for a week, using symbols to record what you see. You could do it once a day or choose to do morning and afternoon.

At the end of the week use your weather diary to make a weather forecast for where you live. See the instruction on the weather symbols and reporting sheet (If you are able to, record your weather forecast on video and send it to me to see. Let me know if you would like me to share it on Twitter.)

  • R.E. See the RE sheet and use the links to look at the videos on BBC Bitesize and Discovery Espresso and investigate how Muslims pray in a Mosque. See the sheet of information of what to explore with your child.


If you have any problems or queries, please email Mrs Shaw at

Great Ellingham and Rocklands Schools Federation