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Home Learning Activities

*** UPDATED - New Activities added below ***  (5th July 2020)


Summer 2, Week 6 & 7 (6th - 17th July)


Hello everyone! We hope you are all well and happy. We hope you are trying hard to do some home learning and keep busy.

It will soon be the summer holidays and in September you will be going into Year Two! We are sad we can’t finish Year One altogether but we know that you will have a great time in Year 2!

So, to help you to be ready for Year 2 in September here is a list of things for you to practice and do.


Take care and stay in touch with us. We love to hear what you’ve been up to!

Love from,

Mrs Kidd, Mrs Fawcett & Mrs Ward



  • Read for pleasure and relate reading to your own experiences
  • Re-read in order to correct mistakes
  • Re-tell a story orally with accuracy
  • Discuss the significance of the title and events in a book
  • Make simple predictions based on what you have read
  • Read with pace and expression, i.e. pause at full stops and raise voice for a question
  • Know difference between fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Learn some simple rhymes and poems by heart
  • Read Phase 4 and Phase 5 tricky words
  • Be secure at Phase 5 phonics


Speaking and Listening

  • Talk clearly and loudly enough to be understood by others
  • Listen attentively to others and respond appropriately
  • Take turns when speaking without interrupting others



  • Write sentences that start with a capital letter and end with a full stop
  • Use ‘and’ ‘because’ and ‘but’ to join ideas and make sentences longer
  • In your writing be able to use full stops, question marks or exclamation marks
  • Use capital letters for names of people, places and days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’
  • Be able to write capital and lower case letters –starting and finishing in the right place
  • Correct formation of numbers



  • Words using Phase 5 phonemes
  • Tricky words from Phase 4 and Phase 5
  • The days of the week



  • Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards from any number
  • Read and write numbers to 20 in digits and words
  • Read and write numbers to 100 in digits
  • Say 1 more and 1 less than any number to 100
  • Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10
  • Know your 2, 5 and 10 times tables
  • Know bonds to 10 by heart – 9 + 1, 8 + 2, 7 + 3 etc
  • Use bonds and subtraction facts to 20 – 19 + 1, 18 + 2, 17 + 3 etc
  • Add and subtract 1 digit and 2 digit numbers to 20, including zero
  • Add any three 1-digit numbers with a total up to 20
  • Solve simple multiplication and division using a picture or equipment to help
  • Recognise half and quarter of an object, shape or quantity
  • Know months of the year in order
  • Use language of day, week, month and year
  • Know o’clock and half past using analogue clock
  • Recognise and name common 2D shapes, e.g. square, rectangle, circle and triangle
  • Recognise and name common 3D shapes, e.g. cube, cuboid, sphere and pyramid
  • Describe whole, half and quarter turns





*** UPDATED - New Activities added below ***  (19th June 2020)

Hello everyone! We hope everything is ok at home and you are keeping busy.

It’s been lovely to welcome some Year 1 children back to school but we miss you all!

If you would like to send a card or letter to us in school to tell us what you have been doing we would love to receive them! We can write back to you and tell you what we are up to at school.

Let us know how you get on! Take care and stay safe and well.

Mrs Kidd

Mrs Ward

Mrs Fawcett


Summer 2, Week 4 & 5 (22nd June - 3rd July)





  • Birds in the garden and Sharks comprehension (different levels) to read. (below)



  • At school we are reading and enjoying the stories of Zog and Zog and the Flying Doctor by Julia Donaldson. You can watch them on bbc iplayer or on youtube if you don’t have the books.
  • Design your own dragon and describe it using adjectives.
  • Draw and write about people who help us.
  • Make a dragon mask (below) and wear it to re-tell the story.
  • Write instructions of how to make a magic potion (Zog and the Flying Doctors) (below)
  • Write a book review for which story was your favourite.



  • Practise the two and five times table and see how quickly you can recall them! 
  • Practice odd and even numbers – there is a power point to help you (below)
  • There are activities on Mathletics for odd and even numbers practice and numbers to 100.
  • Use the 100 square (below) to identify numbers that are more or less than any number.
  • Play snakes and ladders to practice counting.
  • Practice adding ten to any number on a 100 square – there is a power point to help you (below).


Other activities to try

  • Follow the instructions to make a fire breathing dragon (below).
  • Make a bubble print picture – white paint onto black paper then use chalks or pencils to add colour and detail.

  • Make a bubble wand out of pipe cleaners, straws, sticks or other materials and some bubble mixture and see if you can blow bubbles!



  • Centurion's Servant (below)





*** UPDATED - New Activities added below ***  (5th June 2020)

Hello everyone! We hope you are all well and happy. What have you all been up to?

We love to get your emails and photos so please keep in touch.

We are looking forward to welcoming some of you back to school next week

Take care everyone!


Summer 2, Week 2 & 3 (8th – 19th of June)



  • Continue to practice Phase 5 phonics – use phonics play or the powerpoint (below) with a different activity for each day in June.
  • If you are finding Phase 5 easy now you can look at the Phase 6 games and activities on Phonics Play.



  • We have attached a minibeast reading comprehension to have a go at. There are 3 different levels so choose the one you are confident to read and have a go at answering the questions (below).



  • Money – look for and learn about the value of coins, set up and play shops. Work out change from 20p, 50p or even a pound!
  • You could even have a tuck shop at home and earn money to buy treats!
  • Time – practice telling the time to the hour, half hour and have a go at quarter to and quarter past! What time do you get up, eat lunch, go to bed, go for a walk? How long does it take you to brush your teeth or eat your tea? Can you time yourself doing a challenge such as jumping or writing your name? How many can you do in one minute?
  • Look on Mathletics for time and money activities too.



  • We would like you to do some research and find out about a significant figure from the past who was from Wakefield called Charles Waterton. Can you find out why he was famous? What did he look like? is a good website to visit! Or you could watch History at home! it’s really funny!
  • Why not then choose another ‘Significant Individual’ who has helped shape our history. You could also choose something to watch like BBC Horrible Histories or BBC Teach to learn about Significant Individuals who have shaped our history.
  • After you have done some research, you can create a fact sheet about them with information like: date of birth or death, what they are best known for, person’s full name and several interesting facts about them.
  • Here are some famous people I found that might be of interest:
    • Christopher Columbus
    • Neil Armstrong
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • Florence Nightingale
    • Walt Disney
    • Tim Berners-Lee
    • Roald Dahl
  • Here are some things to watch or play:









*** UPDATED - New Activities added below ***  (16th May 2020)


Hello Year 1,

It has been lovely to chat to you all over the last 2 weeks. We are missing you all terribly and are so proud of all the hard work you’ve been doing – keep it up and please do get in touch with us to share what you’ve done.


Summer 1, Week 5 & Summer 2, Week 1 (w/c 18th May - 5th June) (half-term week - no home learning)

If you haven’t yet looked at them, these are 2 great websites full of resources for all areas of learning.


Here’s some more ideas of fun things you can be doing to help you learn…



We’d love to hear what you’ve been up and so would your friends. How about writing and sending a postcard to your teacher or class at school or send one to a friend if you know their address. I’ve attached a template for a postcard (below) if you want to use it to make your own. School’s address is: St Peter’s & Clifton Primary, Shepstye Road, Horbury, WF4 5BE


Fancy a school trip? Well, a virtual one… Try packing up a picnic, taking an imaginary bus trip and check in to one of these fantastic virtual tours:



Once you’ve finished you could then try writing up what you’ve done. You could add it to your diary or fill in a trip activity sheet (see below).



  • Please keep going with the phonics morning starters powerpoint, the daily phonics lessons on youtube  and PhonicsPlay to keep practising your phonic skills.
  • If you want a fun challenge, try looking into some of the “Mystery of… Phonics Problem Solving Games” that are available on the twinkl website. 



  • Try reading the wonderful story of the “Tadpole’s promise”. You can watch it here . It’s a brilliant story about the life cycle of a frog and a butterfly. When you’ve finished you could try one of these activities:
  • Write a new story about two other animals that fall in love.
  • The caterpillar describes the tadpole as a ‘shiny black pearl’ and the tadpole describes the caterpillar as a ‘beautiful rainbow’. Can you think of other ways of describing different animals.
  • Write an alternative ending for this story.
  • Record your own narrated version of the story.
  • Draw the stages of a frog’s life cycle around the surface of a paper plate. Attach another paper plate on top using a split pin and cut out one section to reveal one of the stages at a time.



If we were in school we would be working on position & direction and shape.

You could try describing the position of some objects around the house or while out on a walk.

You could make up your own treasure hunt where someone has to follow your directions and descriptions of position to find the next clue and finally the treasure.  (e.g. Turn left at the door and look above the fridge; Make half a turn, move forwards then look beneath the table…)

Shapes - Remember 2D shapes are flat and 3D shapes you can hold. (Vertices are corners - where 2 or more edges/lines meet.) Start by looking at the powerpoints (attached below).

Here are some ideas for what you could do:

  • Go on a shape hunt around your home or outdoors. See if you can describe the shapes using Maths vocabulary.
  • Make or draw some 2D shapes with sticks, chalk, paints, etc and label them.
  • Make or find 3D shapes with blocks, Lego, bricks outside, etc and describe them.
  • Sort shapes into different groups with the activity (attached below) or try sorting them into groups with your own labels (e.g. shapes that roll/shapes that don’t roll or shapes with 3 corners/shapes with more than 3 corners).

Please keep working on Mathletics and TT Rocks as we will keep setting you challenges. If you want more ideas, please check on Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize.



We were delighted to hear of how active and creative people are being. Here are some ideas we’ve heard of that you could try as your exercise for the day…

  • A family walk or run
  • A bike or scooter ride
  • A nerf gun war in the woods
  • A penalty shoot-out
  • On the trampoline
  • Walking the dog
  • Making obstacle courses
  • A family sports day or Mini Olympics


Here are a couple of websites that have short videos to watch for ideas that you can then practise yourselves.



Some ideas for more creative things to do…

  • A fun and creative way of mixing music and art – Kandinsky was a famous artist who used to enjoy blending music and art. In this link ( ) you can create your own music by ‘painting’ on the screen. Enjoy!

These award-winning illustrators are doing weekly workshops for you to watch.

  • Rob Biddulph is a bestselling award-winning children's book author and illustrator. He is posting new draw-along videos every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. He has already posted a few ready to watch.
  • The brilliant illustrator Sarah McIntyre is posting lots of fun activities on her Twitter page. She's also launching a #DrawingWithSarah series on her YouTube channel, and you can find loads of other fun activities on her website (


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*** UPDATED - New Activities added below ***  (1st May 2020)

Hello everyone we hope you and your family are all well and staying safe. We are missing you all very much and we loved the video that some of you made – thank you! It did make us cry seeing your smiling faces!

We hope you are keeping busy and trying to do something fun every day.

Here are some things that you can do over the next two weeks.


Please keep in touch and send us your pictures or photos or send us an email or card.

Thinking about you all and your families.

Love from Mrs Kidd, Mrs Ward and Mrs Fawcett



Summer 1, Week 3 & 4 (w/c 4th May - 15th May)


  • The Morning starter activities power point has lots of different tasks and you could choose a different one each day (see below).
  • You might like to print off and play the snakes and ladders phonics game?
  • There are daily phonics lessons you can watch by following the link on the home learning page too - The year one lesson is on at 10.30am.



  • We would like you to have a go at writing at minibeast riddle! There is a power point to look at called What am I? (below) Then have a go at writing some clues of your own! You could print off the template to write on or do it in your jotter. See if someone in your house can guess your minibeast from your clues!
  • You could also send them to us to read and enjoy!
  • The second thing we would like you to do is to make a minibeast fact sheet or poster. You might need to ask someone to help you research some facts or pictures. Which is the most amazing thing you can find out?
  • Don’t forget to carry on with your diaries and read as much as you can!



  • Keep practicing your letters and numbers. There are lots of sheets you can print off Twinkl or practice in your jotters.



  • If we had been at school we would have been learning about capacity and fractions.
  • Over the next two weeks you could look at containers in your kitchen and bathroom and see how much they hold – use words like litre, full, empty, half. Have a go at finding which cup holds more or how many egg cups would fill the jug. Put some containers in order according to how much they hold.
  • For fractions, find half and quarters of objects around the house or share quantities of sweets etc into halves or quarters. Practice writing fractions as numbers too.
  • White Rose maths home learning for Year 1 has some lessons and activities for capacity and fractions – you will need to select week 1 and 2 for capacity and summer term week 2 for fractions.
  • Please take a photo of your maths or draw or write what you have found out.
  • Keep going on Mathletics and TT Rock stars too – we are setting tasks for you to do.



  • Keep hunting for minibeasts at home. There is a sheet you can print off if you want to (below).
  • Have a go at making a jar of bugs using fingerprints! Or you could find out a bit about the life cycle of a butterfly and make a paper plate life cycle or even make a paper plate caterpillar!


VE Day

On Friday the 8th of May it is VE Day which marks 75 years since the end of World War 2. Lots of people are having a picnic or little party at home to celebrate. You might like to make some flags or bunting to hang up at home. You can print off templates and find out more here:

There is a power point too which tells you a bit more about VE Day (below).

Send us a photo of your bunting!






*** UPDATED - New Activities added below ***  (20th Apr 2020)


Summer 1, Week 1 & 2 (w/c 20th Apr - 1st May)

Hello everyone, we hope you are all okay and trying to enjoy this time with your family. We can’t wait to see you all again, but until then, we are sending you some ideas to help keep you busy for the next 2 weeks!


Year One, we are missing you so much! You are all in our thoughts and our prayers and we can’t wait to see you and catch up on everything that you have been doing.

We love you all VERY much! Xxxxxxxx


PS. Don’t forget to send an email!




  • If we were at school, we would be practising our number bonds to 20. So we need to learn, of by heart, all the pairs of numbers that make 20. If you feel confident with this, then move onto number bonds of a higher number. Write them out first to help you. Try to do lots of practise of addition and subtraction sums, you can be creative and use different objects to help you.
  • On the school’s website is a link to the White Rose Maths. Please take a look because there is an activity to do every day with a tutorial to help explain the activity and the learning objective.
  • Don’t forget that we have been learning our times tables! Keep going, don’t stop!



  • The Twinkl site that we have already shared with you has a wonderful activity called Phonopoly, which is Monopoly for each phonics phase. This would be a wonderful activity for the children to do and will allow them to practise the phonics that they already know and move on further to the next phase.
  • I know that you will all be doing your very best and like all of us, have had be creative with our time and resources. I know that some of you will already be doing this, but it would be wonderful if everyone could keep a diary of what they are doing each day. Include the weather, what you have eaten and any activities that you have done, including anything that helps you keep fit and keep smiling! It would be great if you could choose a teddy bear like the ‘Everywhere Bear’ to help you record your activities, don’t forget, lots of photographs please!
  • If you are looking you more challenges, BBC Bitesize is fantastic and will really help you!



  • Our topic in school would be mini beasts! So you need to get busy. Have a look around your house, your garden or go for a short work. Look very carefully in the soil and lift pebbles and stones carefully and see what might be hiding underneath.
  • Try taking a photograph, drawing a picture, do some research and create a little project. We have included a couple of websites to help you with ideas!
  • Be creative and don’t forget to take a photograph!


Art - Drawing competition

We are all missing your wonderful drawings, so we have decided to have a competition.

  • Draw yourself and your friends but we would also like you to draw your teacher! These will all look wonderful when we put them together, so get drawing and send us a photograph! We can’t wait to see them!
  • We have all been busy drawing rainbows which have been truly wonderful, but how about a challenge! How creative can you be? Can you make a rainbow on a wall? What can you use to make a colourful display? Take a photograph and share it with us!



*** UPDATED - New Activities added below ***  (30th Mar 2020)

Hello everyone in Year 1. We are missing you all and are hoping that you are having fun, managing to do some work and keeping safe. Remember to get out side everyday if you can and keep active.


We would love to hear from you, so please feel free to send a photo or an email to the addresses below.


Here are some more ideas for things to keep you busy, learning and having fun this next week and over the Easter holidays. We will send out some more ideas after the holidays, but please do get in touch if you want to.


Lego Challenge - See the below poster and see how many of the challenges you could do



Easter Challenges

  • - Can you design and make an Easter Egg?
    - Can you paint/decorate some eggs and have an egg rolling competition? Whose lasts the longest without breaking?
    - Can you go on an egg hunt?
    - Can you make a treasure hunt with clues and directions for others in your family to follow?
  • - Can you follow a recipe to bake some Easter cakes or cookies and decorate them in an Easter theme?


Maths Challenges - Shape. 

  • Can you go on a shape hunt around your house or outside spotting 2D and 3D shapes? Can you draw and label them or take a photo of them?
  • Make a shape picture - draw around things that you've found in your house to make a picture using shapes.


Science Challenge – Floating & Sinking

You may want to do this experiment outside in your garden as there are likely to be some splashes!

Watch this fun video clip and make your predictions along side the characters...then carry out your own experiment.


Konnie Huq video 3 - Fun & easy science experiments with water!

Today we're going to do a few different science experiments using H2O (or water, as you might know it!) Some of these experiments are almost like magic tricks! We'll discuss the science behind them too! Enjoy! - Konnie Huq x


Reading & Phonics Challenges

  • Can you retell one of the stories you’ve read to someone else in your house?


There are some great things to watch, inspire and do on youtube:

  • Histrionics are putting out a short video of a character from the past. Very engaging, funny and educational. So far we’ve had a pirate and a knight.
  • Chester zoo and the National Science Museum have done a virtual tour on facebook.
  • Konnie Huq (from BBC) is posting fun things to do on her you tube channel. This one on Science experiments looks fun
  • If you like dancing, Oti Mabuse (from Strictly) has some cool dance videos on her youtube channel


If you've found some fun websites or things to do, please email us so we can share with the rest of the children.


Mrs Ward.




*** UPDATED - New Activities added below ***  (24th Mar 2020)





  • Log into your Mathletics and revisit areas we have already learnt this year, practice the tasks within the areas and earn as many points as you can.
  • Log into TTRockstars and practice your times tables (x2 & x5).


Reading, Writing & Phonics

  • Practise reading phase 3 and 5 sounds and blending them to make up words.
  • Complete the phonics booklet.
  • Practise reading and writing the common exception words.
  • Complete a diary.
  • If you have books to read at home – take time to enjoy your favourite books and record the books you have read in your reading record.
  • Write a book review of a book you have read – what was the book about? Who would enjoy the book? What did you like/dislike?
  • Write a description of a character from a book you have read
  • Draw a picture of a character from the book
  • Design a new front cover for a book that you have read
  • Write a letter to the author of the book you have read telling them why you enjoyed their book
  • Use the internet to find out facts about the author of a book you have read
  • Retell a traditional tale. Twinkl have some great interactive stories you can download (See link later). Ask an adult to tell you a traditional tale and then retell it. You could make some puppets and retell the story.
  • Write the story of the Gingerbread Man and use story language in your writing. You could also bake some at home!



  • Write a class prayer that we could use in school. Think about our school vision and St Peter’s Spirit!
  • Find out about the Easter story.



  • Our Summer term topic is Minibeasts – find out information and make a fact file/poster to share in class.
  • Go on nature walks and try to identify the plants, trees and animals that you see. You can download some spotter grids from our website.



  • If you have access to a computer, practise Word Processing skills by writing a simple sentence and saving it.



Useful Website Links


  • The teachers are members of the website ‘Twinkl’.

Twinkl are offering parents 1 months free premium membership where you can download and print additional learning resources to support your child’s learning at home.

Go to and enter the code ‘UKTWINKLHELPS’


  • To keep physically active you can try some active workouts on the following websites or apps:


  • PhonicsPlay are offering free resources and games – we use this in school!

Username – march20, Password - home




Contact Details


If you wish to ask any questions relating to work tasks or learning, please email us at the address below.  We know this time will be very hard for all of us. We will endeavour to keep posting information and tasks to help you to guide, entertain and teach your children whilst schools are closed. Thank you. 

We hope that you and your families stay well over this time.

The Year 1 Team.

Mrs Ward:

Mrs Kidd: