Year 1 W.C 01/03/21

by 26 Feb 2021Year 1

Hello Year 1 and parents! This page is where you will find all that you need for your home learning.

Everyone in the Year 1 team is so proud of you and really can’t wait to see your beautiful faces in school very soon! 1…..more……week.

Please check the important notices for changes! 



  • WELCOME/REGISTER TEAMS CALL WILL BE AT 9AM FOR 1MW / 9.15AM FOR 1AT (ALL children MUST attend the session for their class)- JOIN THE CALL AT YOUR SPECIFIC TIME.
  • IMPORTANT: We will use the whole group Teams meetings to go through the ENGLISH writing lessons for the week.
  • *Please send The List Poem for English to the remote teacher by Friday please so we can log it and file it*


  • NEW SUGGESTED APPS FOR READING: ‘pickatale’ and ‘epic’
  • LINK FOR A BOOK LIST: As parents have requested for book lists, you can check for books for year 1 children on google. This is a list that we have found!


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Overview:  Week 8 Timetable 

Above is a copy of the timetable. All the resources for each day are listed further down the page. You should complete any work in your Home Learning exercise book. Alternatively, If you would like to print the worksheets, you could stick them into your home learning book. If you want to share your work and get feedback this week, ask your parent to email a photo/scan to Miss Hussain at

For Maths, we are focusing continuing to focus on measurements. Please find the videos and worksheets below. You can answer the questions in your Home Learning book if you prefer or print the work sheet. PLEASE NOTE: There is a link to the video on the 1st page of the power point.

Please find some great resources to explore below;

For English: We have written some fantastic list poems this week and we have been so impressed with all of your great ideas! This week we will be doing another list poem about the Amazon Rainforest! (Guided/independent write).  ALL ENGLISH LESSONS WILL BE COVERED WITH TEACHER INPUT ON TEAMS.

Next week, you will write a list poem as independently as you can.

Reading: This week we are looking at the fantastic story of the Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson!

  • NEW SUGGESTED APPS FOR READING: ‘pickatale’ and ‘epic’
  • LINK FOR A BOOK LIST: As parents have requested for book lists, you can check for books for year 1 children on google. This is a list that we have found!

Phonics: This week in Phonics, we are looking at short and long vowel sounds.

Spellings for this week can be accessed on Spelling Shed. Ask a grown up to test you on your spellings on Friday.

We are moving onto week 8 of the spellings. As we have started a new half term there is a new set. These will be on spelling shed weekly.

Group 1: Year 1 spellings group 1

Spellings Spring 2 Group 1

catch – kitchen – hutch – ditch – match – fetch – notch – witch – watch – patch

Group 2: Year 1 spellings Group 2

Spellings Spring Group 2

day – play – may – say – stray – clay – spray – tray – crayon – delay

Some extra phonics help and fun website links:

I have found this great guide to phonics which you may like to read.

‘PhonicsPlay’ is a great resource for you to teach and share phonics at home. They are offering free access during this period.

Username: march20

These are some great reading resources to look at if you have time:

PE- Monday and Thursday – Choose an activity and get moving!

This week Miss Hussain is the remote learner teacher so please contact her for any queries at



Maths – L.O: I can compare mass.

The videos are being delayed at the moment and they will be uploaded as soon as they are released.

Worksheet– Answers

Phonics: Long vowel sounds for ‘a’  and ‘u’ – Work your way through the PowerPoint and complete the activity.

Watch the video for help from Mr Wignall.

English:  This week we are going to be focusing on List Poems again. Building on the fantastic work you did last week.  (Teacher inputs will be via the daily Teams calls)

LO: I can identify sounds from Peru.

Go through the PowerPoint and discuss the features of List Poem.

Write down any sounds that you have collected into your home learning book or onto the worksheet.

Reading: This week we are focusing on The Gruffalo.

L.O: I can identify and enjoy wordplay in books.

Read The Gruffalo with the children. Discuss how the author makes it fun to read. What do they do to make reading the story more interesting? Can we talk about our favorite parts of the story and why they are our favourite bits? Does the story have language that we have seen before in stories?

Just a discussion today but feel free to write down some answers or interesting points.

There is a little wordsearch if you want one.




Maths – L.O: I can solve weight and mass problems.

Worksheet – Answers

Phonics: The long vowel sounds ‘a’ and ‘u’ – Work your way through the PowerPoint and complete the activity.

English: LO: I can plan my Amazon Rainforest list poem.

Lesson overview Power point.

Children to listen to a clip of the Amazon Rainforest – listen carefully to the sounds they can hear? What might we find in a rainforest that makes these sounds?

Download the worksheet and listen for noises from the Amazon. What sounds can you hear?

Put the sound and the object together in a sentence in the same form as the poetry (e.g. The buzzing of the insects, The tapping of the rain etc.)

See if you can get any to rhyme or make some really fun to say!


Reading – L.O:  I can identify how an author uses repetition and refrain to describe characters 


Recap the story The Gruffalo. Discuss how the author makes the story more interesting. Why are the characters so interesting and why is is so fun to read? Why do we all like joining in at certain parts of the story?

Complete the questions on the worksheet or in your books.


Session 1 – LO: I can name the country Paddington bear comes from 

Using the power point discuss how Paddington was found and where it is that he came from. Show the children Peru on the map and discuss how it is in a continent called South America. Explore the type of bear that Paddington is and how he is from Peru. Discuss the different regions of Peru (coastal, mountainous and rain forest).

Can the children locate the UK and Peru on a map?

 Activity – Fill in the 3 main parts of Peru worksheet and complete the fact file on Peru. 

This video is great and helpful! You lot are going to be experts!


Maths – L.O: An introduction to capacity and volume


Phonics: Long vowel sounds for ‘o’, ‘u’ and ‘i’ – Work your way through the PowerPoint and complete the activity

English:  LO: I can write an Independent list poem.

Lesson overview PowerPoint and complete the list poem on the sounds of Peru. Write on the sheet or in your workbooks.


Reading: L.O: I can make simple deductions with help.

Talk to children about what we can work out from the story. What conclusions can we draw as we go through the story? What questions can we ask and answer? Do we understand why the characters did the things they did?

Use the worksheet to frame your discussions and answer the questions.

Geography: LO: I can compare Peru with where i live in Trentham.

Session 2 – LO: I can compare Peru to Stoke-on-Trent.   

Discuss with the children our local area. What kind of places/scenery and animals do we have? What is the weather like here? What language do we speak? What about Peru? 

Activity – Children to draw two small flags. 1 of Peru and 1 of England. Children to then write facts about different country underneath each flag. Complete on paper or in books. 

Are Peru and Trentham different or similar? Have a think.



Maths – I can measure capacity.

Worksheet– Answers

Phonics: Long vowel sounds for ‘o’, ‘u’ and ‘i’ – Work your way through the PowerPoint and complete the activity

English: LO: I can write about the Amazon.

Have a look at the pictures and discuss them together. Choose one that interests you and start to think about some short sentences.

What do you see? What do you think? What do you wonder? 

Check out the parents guidance at the bottom of the attachment.

Reading: It is world book day today! 

Please see the reading of the school book ‘The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse.’

Enjoy these activities after reading the book.

The Boy activity

Act of kindness description

The boy… Artwork

We hope you enjoy the story.

Choose a story from the ‘pickatale’ or ‘epic’ app- these can be downloaded from an appstore on mobile and tablet devices. Alternatively you could read any book at home or find a story from any other reading app. Complete a mini book review about the book you had chosen yesterday. You can use the template or you can write straight into your home learning book.



Maths – L.O: I can compare capacity.

Powerpoint – Worksheet – Answers

Phonics: Write down and practice some words from the power point. Read the mini book.

English: Choose 2 letters to practice your pre-cursive letter formation and writing skills.

Pre-cursive handwriting is the transition between printing (unjoined) letters and joining all letters in cursive handwriting.

In pre cursive handwriting, children practise adding lead-ins and lead-outs to letters, which then ensures the letters start and finish in the correct place for writing to be joined.

We begin this process in year 1 and continue to develop the skill through school.

If your child does struggle with pre-cursive, don’t worry we are happy to focus on neat print writing and the content of the writing before moving them onto pre-cursive.

Reading: Watch The Gruffalo film-


Have a great week and please send us the the List Poem writing about the Amazon please. Try and get the children to do it themselves if they can. If they cant then don’t worry and you can guide them along. We are always trying to encourage them to apply their skills as independently as possible.

We love to see your work. Thank you for all your hard work!