Year 1 Home Learning – Spring week 1

We hope you’ve managed to have an enjoyable Christmas during these difficult times. Despite the difficult circumstances we will try our best to make the home learning experience as enjoyable as possible for you.
Work for this week is on the Year One web page below. There will be Maths, Phonics and English for every day and then choose from the selection of other subjects.
Please complete work in homework books for now and keep all work printed out to bring into school once we are back to normal.
If you have any questions please email us: (Monday to Friday) (Monday, Wednesday to Friday) (Tuesday)

Weekly tasks

Keep up your everyday tasks – remember little and often is the key to success! These should include:

  • Read a book or use Bug club to read online. Look at the cover – what does this tell you? Stop halfway through the story – what do you think will happen? Tell someone all about it. What were the characters like? Can you sequence the story?
  • Practise your spellings – Reception and Year 1 spellings available below
  • Practise the phonics sounds learnt so far – read and write the sounds, see below
    Online games available for free at:

Maths – Addition and Subtraction

Maths – Wednesday

Warm up – Can you recognise numbers to 100?
Look at the 100 square:
Splat any number and count on and back from that number.
Then start from zero and count to 100 and back in multiples of 10.
What do you notice about all the numbers?

Today’s work: Can you add by counting on using a number line?
Start with the first task below and when you feel confident move on to the next one. If you need more support try watching this video

Tip: Remember when adding two numbers we can start with either number, so it’s easier to start with the largest number and count the jumps on.

  • Use the number lines to answer the addition questions. Start with the largest number and draw the jumps on to find the answer.
  • If you feel confident with this, then try using these beadlines to find the answers.
  • Now try the extension question.

Maths – Thursday

Warm up – Can you identify symmetrical shapes?
Sort the symmetrical/non-symmetrical shapes. Remember both parts must fit exactly into each other after a turn or flip to be symmetrical.

Today’s work: Can you add by counting on using a tens frame?
Start by watching this video:
Now work through the ppt.

We can show an addition number sentence using ten frames. We can show the two different numbers as two different colours – see below. This ten frame shows 3 + 7 = 10.

  • Now draw ten frames to show these number bonds and fill in the missing numbers.
    4 + 6 = __
    4 + 16 = __
    10 = __ + 1
    20 = __ + 1
    10 = 3 + __
    20 = __ + 13
    20 = 17+__
    30 = __ + 17
  • Now try this extension question. Remember to explain why.

Maths – Friday

Warm up – Can you recall your bonds to 10/20 quickly?
Practise your number bonds to 10 and 20:

Today’s work: Addition.

  • Try answering these addition questions using any method we have used this week.
  • Finally, can you colour in all the number bonds to 20 on the sheet?

Phonics – Wednesday

  • Have a look at the Phase 3 sound mat and see if you can remember all the sounds we have learnt so far. This week’s sound we will be learning and recapping is the ‘er’ sound.
  • Watch this video to familiarise yourself with it:
  • Open the Phonics PowerPoint and write the words for the pictures that are found on Slide 1. Remember to sound out the words and write down all the sounds you here.
  • Can you think of any more words with the ‘er’ sound?

Phonics – Thursday

  • Can you remember this week’s sound? The ‘er’ sound. Can you remember why it is called a diagraph? It is called a diagraph because it is made up of two letters but it makes one sound.
  • Have a look at all the words you wrote down yesterday with the ‘er’ sound in. Can you write two sentences using some of your words? Draw some pictures to illustrate your sentences and label them.

Phonics – Friday

Go to and choose between Buried Treasure, Picnic on Pluto or Dragon’s Den. Select Phase 3 and then select the ‘er’ sound. Can you get 10 out of 10? Why not have a go at one of the two you didn’t choose?

English – Wednesday

English – Thursday

  • This week our learning is all about winter. What do you already know about winter? How do you know it is winter? Does it always snow in winter? What do you like/dislike about winter? You might want to write down your answers to these questions in full sentences. Just remember the four rules of sentence writing.
  • Watch this video:
  • Watch it again, only this time write down some of the winter things the video shows. For example, you might write snow, or frost, or wind, or squirrels looking for nuts. This doesn’t need to be neat just little notes whilst you watch.
  • Now to try to add some adjectives to the things you wrote down. Remember, adjectives are describing words. They might describe size, colour, smell, feel sound. It sometimes help to think about your senses. If you’re up for a challenge try to think of two for each thing and make your adjectives as interesting as possible! For example, you may have written snow. You might remember the snow making a crunching sound in the video so you might write crunchy, white snow.
  • When you have added adjectives to all of the things you wrote down, pick 3 of them and now write about them in a full sentence. Start your sentence in one of the following ways:
    In winter there is…
    In winter you can see…
    In winter….

English – Friday

Complete the Reading Comprehension sheet.

Do you have any stories about winter at home? Have a go at reading one if you do or ask your grown up or sibling to read it to you. Discuss the book. Talk about the characters and what they did and why. If you don’t have a book about winter at home, enjoy a different story with a grown up.

Science – Seasons: Winter

  • Can you remember the names of the twelve months and the four seasons?
    Which months are part of which season?
    Winter – December, January and February
    Spring – March, April and May
    Summer –  June, July and August
    Autumn – September, October & November
  • Draw a spider diagram all about our current season winter. Write the word winter in the middle and draw lines out to all the facts you write.
    Tell us what you would usually associate with this season? Think about months, celebrations, the weather, plants and animals. What would you wear in winter? What activities would you do?
  • Look outside at a tree – how does it look now compared to in autumn or summer?
  • Read the poem ‘Months of the Year’ by Sara Coleridge. What does the poem describe?
    Look at the couplet for this month. Is it fairly accurate?

Art – Pointillism

This term we are looking at pattern, shape and colour. Have a look through this powerpoint as a brief introduction to pointillism. What do you think of the paintings? Does the style work well?

Pointillism uses dots to create a picture. What we could use to make the marks?
Create your own winter picture in the pointillist style. You could use anything you have – felt tips pens, coloured pencils, finger tips dipped in paint.

  • First cover your page (you can use any coloured paper) in coloured dots as a background. Use cold colours such as light blues, pale colours, grey and white. Notice how the colour changes as you overlap the dots.
  • Once it’s dry, cut out some black paper to create silhouettes of a tree in winter – what will this look like? Will they have leaves? If you don’t have black paper just draw on the black trees.
  • Stick the paper onto your background to create your winter scene.