Year 1 Home Learning Ideas
There are some good quality phonics lessons that you may like to look at with your child. Each lesson will be uploaded every day at 10:30am.
Wk beg 30.3.20 - Miss Peckett and Miss Thompson hope you have had a successful first week of home learning. On Monday 6th April we will be adding some Easter activities and home learning ideas for you to complete over the 2 week Easter holidays.
15.4.20 - Hayden has asked for the song 'We're so proud of our school' and other songs we sing in school. We hope you all enjoy singing it together.
In order to support your child’s learning, we have created a list of activities below to be completed while you are at home.
'PE with Joe Wicks' The body coach Joe Wicks will be available on YouTube everyday at 9.00a.m. for 30 minutes. These exercise sessions will be fun and suitable for all ages and adults!
Why is there a yellow book in my child’s book bag?
The yellow book is for your child to use when they are completing any suggested activities or any extra work you would like to show us.
In order to help your child’s reading progression, there are additional books in their book bag. Please read with them and record in Reading Record books. Please also record any books from home they have read – these can be story books, recipe books, comics, etc!
We would like you to read 5 times a week.
Play the games and activities on Spelling Frame. Please look at the new tests. A new one will come out on a Wednesday and a Friday. Username and password will be stuck in the first page of all reading record books.
Please login by clicking on ‘My Class Login’ at the top right corner of the page and follow the link for parents. Select a book to read and answer the questions at the end by clicking on ‘Play Activity’ above the book.
Phonics Play is free to use at home during this period. Please play the Phase 2 – Phase 5 games.
Click on https://play.numbots.com/#/intro. Click on ‘schools’, click on ‘pupils’. Enter ‘Manor Field Infant School’. Type in your child’s username and password, this information is stuck in the first page of all reading record books. Click on story and enjoy playing the activities.
BBC Bitesize – KS1
Click on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p this is a good website with a range of different games and activities to help your child’s learning across the curriculum.
Use this opportunity to teach your child how to dress themselves and zip up their own coat. Encourage your child to help you around the house:
Load and empty the dishwasher / Wash and dry the dishes (Be careful of sharp objects)
Make their own bed
Set the table with place mats and cutlery
Help with the cooking/baking
Tidy their own bedroom and toys in other rooms
Please watch the following Youtube clips to practice letter sounds. Click on the links below.
Phase 2 sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIpcahxNSU4
Phase 3 sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU2vWZKS7rY
Phase 4 sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR_IgfIgz10
Phase 5 sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3S5sJw7MfI
Please watch Miss Peckett reading our high frequency words, these are words we read out loud every morning in a phonics session. There are 5 videos for you to watch below.
Letter formation – Please help your child to write each letter correctly. If they would like to they can begin to join up letters. (There is a letter formation sheet for you to look at)
Number formation - Please help your child to write numbers 0 - 20 correctly. (There is a number formation sheet for you to look at)
Look for 2D and 3D shapes around the house, draw and label them in your yellow book. (There is a 2D and 3D word sheet for you to look at)
Addition and Subtraction number sentences – how many different ways can you write an addition number sentence e.g. 11 + 3 =14 and a subtraction number sentence e.g. 20 – 6 = 14 using numbers from 0 to 20.
In preparation for our next project - Commotion in the Ocean
Please create a fact file of an aquatic animal, this could be about a whale, a shark or an octopus. Try to write as many facts as you can and draw a picture. Please write about more than one aquatic animal if you would like to.
Watch ‘The Snail and the Whale’ on BBC iplayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale
Happy Sun High
Good to be me
Please use these to help your child
High Frequency Words (1)
High Frequency Words (2)
High Frequency Words (3)
High Frequency Words (4)
High Frequency Words (5)
2019 - 2020
The Year 1 team would like to welcome you to the new academic year. We hope you've all had a lovely break and your child is ready to learn new and exciting things we have in store for them. We strive to make our learning environments interesting and exciting where we will develop a range of thinking skills through first hand experiences. We will provide a stimulating, challenging and friendly working environment where every child is valued.
The children will still experience play, as we feel it plays a crucial role in children’s learning in all areas especially helping get top grips with the National Curriculum. To enhance the children's learning we will be providing experiences which will include off-site trips.
If you have any questions about Year 1 please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 1 team.
Year 1 Team
Miss Peckett: Butterfly Class Teacher
Miss Thompson: Bumblebee Class Teacher
Mrs Siddals: Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Hawkins: Lead Teaching Assistant
Mrs Trueman: Teaching Assistant
Mrs Hoban: Special Needs Assistant
Miss Ford: Special Needs Assistant
Rodney and Stella were found and handed over!
Letter in the post
We hope you have received your letter in the post from Miss Peckett and Miss Thompson. Please open it and follow the instructions inside. We are looking forward to receiving your postcards in school.
We explored ‘old’ and ‘new’ toys and looked at the similarities and differences. We looked at puppets, teddy bear, mechanical toys and cars. The children enjoyed playing an egg and spoon race with wooden eggs!
Stella and Rodney reading 'That Rabbit belongs to Emily Brown'
Holding a rabbit
Spring 1 Project
Checking our work.
We are making the solar system using paper mache.
Autumn 2 Project
Patience and Olek reading 'Leaves are Falling'
Alexia and Hayden reading 'Leaves are Falling'
Macie and Jawad reading 'Leaves are Falling'
Butterfly Class performing the poem 'Leaves are Falling'
Autumn 1 Projects
All About Us
We're going on a Bear Hunt
We're going on a Bear Hunt Outcome
Today we had our Teddy's Bear Picnic where we shared our own stories using our home learning back drop and a teddy. We had a biscuit and a drink at the end.
We're going on a Bear Hunt
Today we followed a map through the woodland walk and found books about bears, class bears and characters from the story 'We're going on a Bear Hunt'.
We followed the map and found characters from the story.
Please could we have 4 named photos of your child as a baby, toddler, pre - school age, school age by Wednesday 11th September.
Please create a back-drop for a scene from the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' to use as part of the teddy bear's picnic. You can choose to make a snowstorm, a dark forest, long wavy grass or a deep dark cave. Please can we have these in school by Monday 21st October.
These are the expectations for reading, writing and maths in Year 1 for the end of Autumn term (Christmas)
Please speak to Miss Thompson or Miss Peckett if you have any questions.
We are introducing weekly homework which will be inside their new homework books. This was introduced to the Year 1 cohort last year and has been very successful in supporting learning in Maths and Literacy.
We will send home weekly homework in their homework book which will be sent out on Fridays. This will be a written activity or a label asking you to complete an activity on Spelling Frame with your signature as proof of completion. Your child’s Spelling Frame login details can be found at the front of this book and in the green reading record book. Please make sure you continue to read with your child 5 times a week and write in the reading record book. Please complete the homework and return by the following Friday.
Your child will receive a log in sticker inside their green reading record books. Each week your child's class teacher will assign spelling and words for your child to practise at home.
The link to spelling frame is:
Information and reminders
Please bring your teddy bear into school on Thursday 24th October.
Meet the Year 1 Team
You are invited to come into school on Wednesday 2nd October at 2.45pm. This is an opportunity for you to meet some of the team and ask us any questions. We hope to see you there.