Year 1 2019 - 2020

Miss Jones

Mrs Holmes

Home Learning Page



1. This is a story written to share with younger children about the current situation. Please listen to it yourselves first and share with your child/children if you wish. 

2. If you miss any of the previous week's learning and want to view it again, you can find it on the tabs above.

3. If you would like to mark your Maths work for the week so far, you can find the answers in the 'files to download' section. It is called Maths Answers week beg. 23.3.20.

4. House of Dance have decided to put together a super cool fun timetable of all things HOD once a day. This will be LIVE on our HOUSE OF DANCE LTD Facebook page and directly brought to you by one of the HOD crew. Each day there will be something different from dance, drama, singing and not to forget some super fun challenges to keep the children entertained and active. 

Join along via Facebook, Monday - Friday 2-2:30pm for KS1

HOD also have pre-recorded sessions on their YouTube channel should you wish to use those as well.



You can contact me at 

Parents and carers, I will answer any questions and support you as best as I can.

Children, if you would just like to say hello, I would love to hear from you and see how you are getting on! You could also also email any photographs of your work to me. 

Miss Jones smiley

Dear Parents and Children

You will now have received your ‘Home Learning Pack’ . This pack includes:

  • A red exercise book
  • A pencil 
  • A ‘Maths No Problem’ Workbook
  • Reading Books (2 book banded books and a reading for pleasure text) and reading board games
  • A number line 
  • A sentence checker and sound mat


Home learning will be provided for each day of the week. The suggested home learning for each day is:

Maths Activity

30 minutes

English Activity

30 minutes


15 minutes 



Other Activity from Home Learning Grid in pack or from previous Creative Curriculum Grids in homework book.

1 or 2 tasks per week

In addition to this I will provide ‘Words of the Week’ to read and learn during the week, just like you would do for spellings. These will be from the Year 1 National Curriculum word list. Practise 1 or 2 a day and perhaps an adult or older sibling could 'test' you on these words at the end of the week, in your spelling book?

I will also provide a 'Weekly Challenge' which will incorporate wider areas of the curriculm such as science, topic, art etc.  

I am aware there are an adundance of websites offering resources and ideas for home learning which can feel overwhelming. To help, I will suggest a ‘Website of the Week’.

This is only my suggestion and it will take time for you and your child/children (and me!) to get used to our new way of learning. Please do not put too much pressure on getting everything done and please fit learning around your family life. Ensure children (and adults!) have regular breaks and aim to get lots of physical activity during their day. 



Reading still remains the priority. You should have been provided with some extra reading books to practise at home. 

Please only read one book per week with your child. Children need to build familiarity with a book to help them to become fluent readers. Regular practise of the same book will ensure this.

Please continue to supplement your child’s reading with your own books and encourage reading for pleasure. 

For more books to read at home click Oxford Owl for access to a free e-book library. This is an excellent resource for home learning as you can choose books from your child's current book band colour. Please see handout in Home Learning Pack for login information and user instructions.

Using class login and the parents link will give you access to all books

Username: oldfield_year1 

Password: OPSY1



This Week's Daily Tasks 


Monday 30th March

Maths:  Watch this short video on Youtube to recap what the words more and fewer mean 

Maybe an adult could write the words on pieces of paper for you to look at?

Use the words more, fewer and as many to talk about the groups of animals. For example, there are more xxx than XXX, there are as many xxx as XXX.  Would it help to count each group first?

Then, complete Chapter 1, Worksheet 5: Comparing Numbers of Objects, pages 14-17. 


CHALLENGE - Close your eyes and ask a grown up to place a random number of spoons, knives and forks (within 10) on the table. Use the words more, fewer and as many to compare the different groups. Repeat as many times as you like.


English: Choose any animal from your A-Z list from last week's home learning. It might be best to choose an animal you do not know much about. Write a set of questions in your home learning book that you would like to find out about for your chosen animal. For example: What type of animal is a ..... ? What does a ...... eat? Where is a ........ 's habitat?  What animal hunts a  .......?  Why does a ..... have fur/feathers?  When does a ...... sleep?

Remember to use question marks and question words (see below):


CHALLENGE -  Read these tricky words and time how long it takes for you to read them all. Can you beat your score?



Tuesday 31st March

Maths: Pick two cards at random from the number cards you made last week. Turn them over to say each number. Can you compare them using the words more or less?  For example, if you picked 11 and 5. you could say "11 is more than 5 and 5 is less than 11.  Repeat 5 times. 

Then pick 3 cards from your pack and turn them over to say each number.

QUESTION TIME: Can you spot the smallest number?

QUESTION TIME: Can you spot the greatest number? 

QUESTION TIME: Can you order them from smallest to greatest? 

QUESTION TIME: Can you order them from greatest to smallest? 

Repeat a few times so that you are confident with the words more, less, smallest and greatest. 


Then, complete Chapter 1: worksheet 6: ordering numbers, pages 18-20. 


CHALLENGE - play caterpillar ordering game, forwards and backwards.

English: Meet Obb.  Obb has just crash landed on planet Earth!! He would like to learn our planet and the first thing he would like to learn lots about is animals. 

Using the questions about your chosen animal from yesterday, research facts about your animal to help you write a fact file to teach Obb all about your animal. Remember, he has never heard of your animal so you must use your sentences to help them know all about the animals appearance, diet, habitat predators etc. 

You should include a heading such as, All about the Emperor Penguin or Amazing Antelopes and subheadings to organise your facts such as, what do they look like? Questions always make useful subheadings. You should also use and to join words and ideas. I have written an example fact file for you to read and use to help. This is in the files to download at the bottom of this page. It is called 'Penguin Fact File Example'. Take your time as you have a couple of days to write this. 


Top Tips: 

1. Say your sentence before you write it, counting the words on your fingers. 

2. Use your sentence checker:

3. Use your sound mat and you phonics to help with spelings. 


4. Can you use my example fact file to help you. (See files to download) Penguin Fact File Example. 

5. Remember to read it to an adult before you send it to check it makes sense. Can you make it better? Did you use and to join sentences and ideas? 


CHALLENGE - Add a drawing of your animal so that the reader knows what it looks like. 


Wednesday 1st April 


Today, instead of maths, I would like you to get creative. Last week, we made rainbows, this week's Eye Spy picture for the window is sun/sunshine.  I would like you to create a sun to display in a window in your house for other people to see and to spread some happiness. Use paint, coloured pens, crayons, pencils, cut up magazine pictures, recycled materials, collage, the computer .. anything you like! If you can, please send me a photo of your sun via email so I can share on the school website. 

English: Continue writing your fact file for Obb. 


CHALLENGE - Phone a friend or family member and read some of your fabulous facts to them. 


Thursday 2nd April 


First, order your number cards from 0-10 (leave 11-20 aside for today). Close your eyes and place a small teddy, toy, or object on any card. 

QUESTION TIME: What is one more than the number? "one more than ... is ...." 

QUESTION TIME: What is one less than the number? "one more than ... is ...." 


Top Tip: use your number line to help you. 

To find one more, jump on.

To find one less, jump back. 


Then complete, Chapter 1, Worksheet 7: Comparing Numbers, pages 21 and 22. 

CHALLENGE - Make a grid like this.

Choose a random number and head into the garden to find something to represent that number. Then find one more and one less. 



The 'ay sound might be new for some children but I am confident they can all give this activity a go at home. 


CHALLENGE - Go to and play Buried Treasure.   

Login: march 20

Password: home 

Click 'Parents' - 'Interactive Resources' - 'Phase 5' - Find 'Buried Treasure' - click Phase 5 then ay. 


Friday 3rd April 

Maths: As we approach the end of Chapter 1, let's review what we have learnt so far. 

Warm up:

Now, complete the 'Mind Workout' on page 23 and 'Review 1' on pages 24-26 in your Maths No Problem workbook


English: Today I would like you to focus on practising your handwriting. Please practise the letters below. They are all from the Curly Caterpillar family so all start like a curly c: 


Practise a line of each letter and then write the following words (3 times each) to practise:


CHALLENGE - Try to write a sentence including one or more of these words.


Words of the Week: 

If you like, ask an adult or older sibling to test you on the Words of the Week. Complete this in your spelling book. 


This Week's Weekly Tasks


Words of the Week

* he         * here         *his          *house        *is 

*love        * me          *my          *no             *of  

Challenge - ask a sibling or adult to test you on Friday and record in your spelling book. 


Weekly Challenge

Can you name these flowers? 

If you go for a walk in your local area or spend some time in your garden, have a look for some different flowering plants. Ask your adult if you can pick some or take a photo. When you get back home, sketch them and colour them in.  Then label the parts (stem, roots, flower, leaf) like this:



Each part of a plant has an important job. For example, the leaves collect sunlight. Can you find our what each other part of a plant does? 


One to try as a family .... I have added Makaton signs for you to learn at home all about Your Home. Find these in the files to download section. 


Website of the Week 


Phonics Play is offering free access to reading and spelling games for home learning.

Please follow the link


Username: march20 Password: home


Please click 'Children' --> 'Games' and select the relevant games for the following groups- 

Miss Cobden's group - Select Phase 3 or 4

Mrs Holmes' Group - Select Phase 4

Miss Jones' group - Select Phase 5 (stay withing 5a)

Mrs Marshall/Mrs Harrison's - Select Phase 5 (all games)

Buried Treasure, Tricky Trucks, Flashcards and Picnic on Pluto are some of the children's favourites. 



For further ideas refer to the infomation sheet and Home Learning Grid in your chlid's Home Learning pack.

You could also check out the suggested webistes and games using the  tabs at the top of the page. 


Files to Download

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Contact the School

Oldfield Primary School

Green Lane
Vicars Cross

Main Contact: Headteacher Mr Alan Brown or Bursar Mrs Louise McComb

Tel: 01244 981772

SEN Contact: Mrs Nikki Bailey

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