Home Learning Support – Year 1 Summer 1 

Welcome to what would be the start of Summer term! Hope you are all coping and enjoying being at home with your lovelies.  It is lovely to see their work, photo's and videos on Dojo.  Keep them coming. We will set weekly tasks on Dojo too in the portfolio section. 





English - Practise the Year 1 spellings (document below) and write a sentence for as many as you can.


Maths - Download the Maths activity mat (Week 5) in the documents below and complete.


Science - Materials – Have a hunt around your house and see how many objects you can find that are made out of the following materials – wood, plastic, fabric, metal, glass, rock










Other Ideas for Learning:


You might like to try the White Rose Maths daily/weekly sessions that we follow in class. 



Other websites to use: 








Easy Maths activities

Count – forwards, backwards, (Challenge* count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s)

Read, recognise and write numbers to 20/50 in words and digits.

Count me… Find me… Sort the…



Snakes and ladders

Card games




Please read with your child daily.  This may be their reading book, share a book together, read other information around the house, or make a game up. Anything to get them reading.  They need to hear you read too, so it is important that you read lots to them.  Take it in turns to read, or try out our echo reading whereby the adult reads a bit first to model the fluency (expression and pace) and then the child reads it.

If you desperately need some other reading books, let me know. 


Oxford Owl (create a parent log in and you can access ebooks for your child’s level).



Have a go at the Phonics Screen word list, although the children will not be tested this year, it is still important to practice phonics with them. 


phonicsplay.co.uk  (Use school log in details to access games and resources.  There is a parent section too)





The children have been really trying to improve their letter formation, handwriting skills and basic sentence formation.  There are some writing stimulus in the packs as ideas.  I have also included a child friendly checklist for writing.  You will notice it increases with requirements.  Use it as a guide, it’s not intended as a must have list for right now, but I think it’s useful you know what we are working towards by the end of the year. Encourage lots of drawing, colouring and writing opportunities.  It doesn’t always have to be sat at a table with a pencil and paper. Use a paintbrush, finger paints, play dough letters, get creative and share your child’s work on Dojo. Use this time to really focus on those basic fine motor skills and letter formation.  Lots of talk before writing is so important so if you are doing more sentence work and longer pieces of writing then encourage your child to think it, say it, then write it.  Read it back and check it.  Make changes and improvements as they go along.

Writing ideas- write a letter to someone, keep a simple diary whilst at home, write shopping lists, write dinner ideas (menu planning), job lists (things to do around the house) See English Summer 1 for more ideas and resources to download below. 



As we won’t be allowed out and about as usual you will need to be creative in getting outdoors.  Spring is the perfect time of year to carry out observations in the natural world.  So if you have a bit of outside space then do some bird watching, take photos of the changing buds on the trees.  Keep a weather diary, what do you notice? Any patterns etc?

Inside there are lots of practical inside learning opportunities you can provide too.  Twinkl have a Science pack for use at home.


See Science Home Learning Summer 1 


General websites



BBC Bitesize

Cbeebies (lots of games, songs and ideas)


 Facebook Pages

The Imagination Tree


Communitree Outdoor Education Specialists

The Speech Bubble 

 Week 5 English Year 1 Spellings.pdfDownload
 Maths Summer 1 Week 5 Activity Mat.pdfDownload
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