Year 1 Home Learning

Please listen to your child reading to you for 10 minutes every day.

In English this week we learned about the lifecycle of a penguin.

Could you pick another animal or insect to research and learn about their lifecycle?

This week in Maths we have been practising Addition and Subtraction.

At home have a go at working out these number sentences. Start with the green ones and challenge yourself with the blue ones! To help work them out, you could make your own number line to jump backwards along or you can also use real objects (e.g. toy cars) to count and takeaway.

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Year 1 Home Learning

This week we have been learning all about Penguins!

We read this story, enjoy it together at home 🙂

In History we have been learning about David Attenborough and his fascinating life! We ordered photos and created a timeline for the different years of his life.

For your home learning this week can you make your own timeline of photos from your life? You could also make a timeline of someone in your family!

Find a photo of you as a baby, then a toddler and then now as a child – put them in the correct order and take a photo of the timeline to share at school.

If you don’t have any physical photos you can draw pictures or make a timeline on the computer using photos.

To continue our ‘Eggs let’s get cracking‘ topic you could have a go at making meringues at home! Follow the recipe below and make a sweet treat to enjoy at the weekend.

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Year 1 Home Learning

This week in English we are making omelettes! We are also making a recipe map and then will write out the recipe in full.

Over the weekend, have a go at making an omelette at home you could pick different fillings from the fillings we had in school!

This week in Maths we are learning about 2D shapes and 3D shapes. One of our activities this week has been going on a shape hunt around the school.

This week you could go on a shape hunt at home! See how many of the different shapes below that you can find!

Please listen to your child reading every day for at least 10 minutes 🙂

We find it best if the children get used to keeping their reading books in their bookbags so they come to school every day and are available for reading and for books to be changed.

  • Please remember PE kits should be in school for indoor PE lessons (1L on a Wednesday and 1G on a Thursday)
  • Every Monday until half term children can wear their PE kits and trainers all day at school for their tennis lessons.

Year 1 Home Learning

Please remember to listen to your child reading, for 10 minutes every day!

Your child can also use Bug Club as an extra reading resource:

Last Friday we made pancakes! This week in English we are creating ‘recipe maps’ using the recipe that we followed.

Have a go at making pancakes at home and tell us which toppings you choose! 🙂

This week in Maths we have been practising addition. At home challenge yourself to complete as many of these number sentences as you can!

Remember you can use objects to help you or a number line/100 square.

Designing and making pancakes in 1L

We have been reading the story, ‘Mr Wolf’s Pancakes‘.

Yesterday, we designed our own dream pancake and today we followed our designs and made them! Unlike the nasty neighbours in the book, 1L all lent a hand! Well done, 1L. Great teamwork!

Can you tell someone at home how to make a pancake? What did we need? What toppings did you add?

Year 1 Home Learning

Happy New Year!

We have had a great start to the new term, all the children have come back ready to learn and excited to see each other.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to you, the parents and carers! The Year 1 team were overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity before the Christmas holiday. We are very grateful for your kind words, cards and gifts 🙂

For Home Learning this week there are 3 tasks:

  • Reading – Please remember to listen to your child reading, for 10 minutes every day. This will help them to make good progress.
  • English – In Year 1 we have started our new topic for this term,

‘Eggs, let’s get cracking!

Linked to our new topic, we would like the children to do some research. Using a book, the library or the internet find out one or more animals which lay eggs!

  • Maths – This week the children have made and will bring home, their own ‘Snakes and Ladders’ boards. Help them to play it with the family, you will need a dice and 2 counters (any small objects will do!)