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Year 1

Learning Projects

Hello Year 1! Hope you are all well and have had fun with the activities in your Home Learning Books.


From this week, I will be uploading a ‘Learning Project’ PDF document with weekly activities for you to complete.  You can find these in the 'Learning Projects' tab below. To the children, try your best and don’t worry if you don’t understand something the first time you try it. Keep practising, keep asking questions and keep learning. To the adults, try your best and don’t worry if you don’t understand something the first time you try it! In all seriousness, please don’t feel overwhelmed with the work I have set your child. These are suggestions for you to try based on the type of work we would be doing in school. However, you are not in school and we are in exceptional circumstances. You are doing a great job and I am here to support you the best I can. Keep referring back to the note on the inside cover of the Home Learning Book for ideas of different activities. Keep going with reading, phonics and letter/number formation practise.


Until next week 😊

Home Learning Books

There is approximately 1 weeks’ worth of work in this exercise book plus some extra activities you can keep coming back to when you would like.

Please complete the tasks on the first few pages and then practise shorter tasks more than once using the blank pages in the rest of the book.

Don’t sit for too long on a task, sessions of 20-30 minutes would be all we would expect the children to work for on independent tasks whilst at school. If it is taking longer, leave it and revisit later in the day or week. Practise, practise, practise doing the same (or similar) tasks over and over again – this really helps to consolidate learning.


Have a go at the questions in this book, looking at number bonds to 20 and counting in 2s and 5s.

Whilst at home it would also be useful to practise counting forwards and backwards, finding one more/one less, ordering and comparing numbers up to 50.

Use the 100 square for different activities. You could:

  • count in 2s, 5s and 10s and look for patterns
  • choose two numbers and find the difference between them
  • cover up a selection of numbers and ask your child to find the missing numbers.


There are some punctuation and grammar worksheets to try, looking at capital letters, full stops and sentence structure.

The main task is writing a postcard as a character from a story we have been reading in class. Split this into different sessions. Maybe spend one session thinking about the layout and main features of a postcard then another making notes about what you might include in a postcard. Spend some time writing it concentrating on punctuation and letter formation. Have an editing session where you revisit the work and make improvements.


I have put some phonics activities in this book to give you an idea of the type of things we do in class. Try recreating these activities with other sounds (you can find them all on a sound mat in the back of the book). Choose one or two sounds a week to concentrate on.

You could look for objects around the house and encourage your child to write a label for them using their phonics too.

Practise phonics sounds and look out for them when reading. Robot arms help to break words down – ask your child to show you what robot arms are!

Keep going with:

Reading lots of different books

Practising letter formation and number formation

Practising phonics sounds and tricky words (back of book)

Spellings (a full list is in the back of the book)

Bingo homework (back of book)