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Year 1 Home learning


Y1  Home Learning Plan

Class teachers:  Mrs Watters, Miss Derham and Miss Marsh


This Home Learning Plan supports the education of children needing to isolate at home but who would otherwise be well enough to attend school.  


The Home Learning Plan combines set daily tasks for a child to complete for English, links to daily White Rose Maths, links to Oak National Academy daily lessons (this includes teaching and learning of other subjects in the curriculum). 


Daily reading:  


It is so important you continue your daily reading.  Please read at least five times a week, around 5-10 minutes a day – great if you can read longer. Please read aloud to your grown up.  Choose from the following types of text:

- your school reading books

- your assigned books on Active Learn – Bug Club:

(log in details on page 21 of Home School Diary).


Please make sure that you read the whole of your book and answer the bug questions so that you can close the book and a new book will appear.  


- one of your own fiction or non-fiction books

- a magazine or comic

- the high frequency words and Year 1 common exception words (p23 Home-School Diary) to build the children’s sight vocabulary



Daily English Lesson on Oak National Academy

Click on the link to take part in the Daily English Lesson for Year 1 on the Oak National Academy Website.  Look for today’s date.   



Choose two of the following activities to complete each week:

  • Write your first and second name
  • Write a list of 5-10 items of your choice e.g. food, animals, vehicles, colours, words beginning with the same letter etc.
  • Create and write a card to a person of your choice
  • Create a home diary and write a sentence about your day e.g. I played a game, I read my book, I saw Paw Patrol on TV, I made a cake etc.
  • Draw a picture and write a sentence about it
  • Draw a character from a book and write a sentence about them


Daily Spelling and Word work


Monday:    Spelling Shed   

Log in details on Page 21 of your Home School Diary.

Practise your spelling assignment on spelling shed.


Tuesday:  Spelling

Practise spelling 3 words from the Phase 2 list: find these on p22 of the Home School Diary.


Wednesday:  Spelling Shed

Practise playing the ‘Bonus Games’ on Spelling Shed – try the ‘Bee Keeper’ or ‘Missing Word’ games.


Thursday:   Sentence work

Choose 1 or 2 words from the Year 1 Common Exception Word list (on p 23) and write it in a sentence, using a capital letter to start your sentence and a full stop to end it.


Friday:    Vocabulary work

Practise spelling 3 words from the Year 1 Common Exception Word list: find these on p22 of the Home School Diary.




This term we are revising and consolidating our Phase 2 sounds. Please practise the Phase 2 sounds below everyday to develop quick recall and recognition. Try to use the sounds to make short words e.g. sat, pin, tin, milk, miss, huff, doll, mug, cup etc


Please play Phase 2 games on:





Daily ‘White Rose Maths’ Lesson


‘White Rose Maths’ is the maths scheme we follow at St Mark’s. Each week they provide a set of online Home Learning lessons in the form of a video.  Please encourage your child to complete one lesson every day (note: sometimes there may be only 4 videos for a week).   


The video can be accessed and played on any PC, laptop, mobile device, phone etc.  Your child should pause the video and try answering questions when instructed to do so. All jottings and calculations can be made in your child’s Homework Book.


Click on this link to go to the White Rose Home Learning Page.

Find the ‘current week’ maths lessons for Year 1.


(Please note:  The Oak National Academy produce a Daily Maths Lessons, but we would prefer the children to complete the White Rose Maths lessons instead.  If they wish to do this lesson as well, they are welcome to do so.)

Additional Daily Maths Activities:   


Monday:    Counting


Counting on and back in 1s from different starting numbers up to 20; practise writing numbers in figures


Find the game at


Ordering - numbers up to 20


Tuesday:   Numbers bonds to 10


Find the game at


Green button (number bonds) -  to 10


Wednesday:  2D Shape


Shape hunt around your house – how many things can you find that have a square, circle, rectangle or triangle face?




Number blocks – choose a video or two to watch from the webpage below:


Friday:  Board games


Choose a board game to play with your family that uses counting e.g. snakes and ladders, dominoes, Ludo etc 


Other curriculum subjects - Oak National Academy


Go to the Oak National Academy.  Click on:


Find your year group.


Click on ‘Schedule’.  Complete the lesson for today that is not English or Maths (often this is Lesson 2).


You will need to watch the video and answer questions the teacher asks.  Pause the video to give yourself thinking time.



RE – BBC Bitesize


Go to BBC Bitesize – KS1 RE. Click on:


Watch one of the videos on Christianity at least two days a week.


Online PE activities from ‘Jump Start Jonny’


Children will be familiar with these lively workouts and quiet mindfulness lessons online


To go to Jump Start Jonny website, click:


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