Year 1/2 home learning w/c 1st Mar

Important daily learning ideas

It’s important to keep reading a little every day, The Oxford Owl website is brilliant – click on the button below to find the link and your login details.

On the side of each book is a little colour marker. The Year 1 children are best to choose books with red, yellow or blue markers to start off with. Year 2 will be able to read the books with green, orange, turquoise and purple markers. The books get progressively harder as you scroll through the colour bands.

Use the Teach Your Monster to Read App and the Monster Phonics App to work through some of the phonics games, daily. Please also keep working on spelling some of the high frequency words on the word card that we sent home in the homework books. Try to apply the words in sentences too. Phonicsplay and Twinkl are other excellent sites containing phonics activities and games. We are currently working on Phase 5/6 phonics with Year 1 and 2.

I will be adding any Monster Phonics PowerPoints and resources which you could try at home, to a folder on Teams. That way, you will be able to access these even if you can’t make the meetings. You also have access to their learning resources during this period of home learning. You can find the details by clicking on the Monster Phonics button below.

Practical Maths is the best way for children to learn, so please do not feel that your child has to complete the worksheets. You could use toys, raisins or dried pasta as counters. If you don’t have a printer, the sheets can be completed on paper or in an exercise book..

And don’t forget our live lesson which will be held at:

11.30am every day. This will be your chance to learn directly with me and to see your friends.

Click here to download this week’s work, and continue reading for quick access to all your links and other information.

Last Week's Star Learners!




This week we are continuinig to think about Place Value to 50, and today we will be counting in 2s. Start by doing the lesson together here.

Follow this up with some practical activities to try to practise what you learned in the video. There are also some resources on teams.

I have also set some My Maths tasks that the children could try. On Teams, there is a list of logins for the children to access Numbots (Year 1) and TT Rockstars (Year 2). The Numbots app is very easy at first but does get harder and is really good for embedding number facts. Please don’t try to do everything- pick and choose the activities that work best for your child.


This week we are going to write a version of Cinderella called ‘Cinderfella’. In the tale Cinders is a boy not a girl.

To help you to think of some ideas, I would like you to get to know your Cinderfella character first. Using the ‘role on the wall’ technique again, try to describe your version of Cinderfella. What does he look like? What is his personality like? Is he brave? Is he kind? What is his dream? Use the ‘Who is Cinderfella’ sheet from Teams to invent and describe your character.

Topic (History)

Look at the ‘Family Tree Powerpoint’ on Teams then have a look online at some Royal family trees – you could start with this one here, and then look for some older ones. Now you are going to try to make one for your family. (Introduce the word ‘generation’ and think about the terms ‘parent’ and ‘grandparent’ and the relationship between them.)



Today we are continuing in our journey, learning about numbers to 50 and ccounting in 2s. Please start by doing the lesson here, after which it would be brilliant if you do a few practical activities together. There are also some resources on Teams.

Please remember to do some reading and phonics work, every day. There are plenty of ideas in Teams and don’t forget to use the Logins detailed in the Key Learning section above.


Look at the ‘Cinderfella Planning Grid’ on Teams (or click on  the photo). The left hand column shows the main events in Cinderella, the right hand column is for you to plan your own Cinderfella story. Complete the boxes to build your story. Use your imagination and don’t forget to use lots of interesting adjectives.

Topic (Science)

Watch the BBC clip here about how spring affects plants and animals. We are going to be making bird feeders in school this week. You could try to make one yourself. We’ll be using seeds, nuts, cheese and lard in our feeders but you can use most things you have leftover. Just remember to check they are suitable for garden birds to eat! There are some different instructions for a variety of types of feeders that you could make here.



Today we are going to focus on counting in fives. Please watch the lesson here and then do some practical maths together. Don’t forget there are resources for you to use on Teams as well.


Write your Cinderfella story – use your planning grid and character description vocabulary to help. Don’t forget to start your story with ‘Once upon a time…’ When you get to the end, you might use ‘and they all lived happily ever after’.

Topic (Geography)

Look on Google Earth and in an Atlas. Can you name and locate the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom? Try to name the seas surrounding the UK too.  Use a map to find other cities of the UK.  Now have a look at the ‘Labelling the UK‘ sheet on Teams and try to apply what you have found out. There are three different maps, the sheet with 1* is the easiest and 3*** one is the most challenging.


Enjoy celebrating World Book Day today. Here are some activities that you could try…

Enjoy dressing up as your favourite Monster Phonics character! Who will you be? Don’t forget to send us your photos!

Explore the world of books on the World Book Day website. There

are some lovely video books to share. The ‘Share A Story Corner’ videos have familiar characters and easy to follow stories, and tips for reading together. Look at the pictures together, guess what the characters are up to and predict what will happen next. 

You might also like to look at the online author and illustrator sessions – they are excellent.

Recreate a scene from your favourite book in a shoe box. You could bring them to school on Monday for us to guess your chosen story!

Set up a library, using your own books from home. Think about how you can organise your books. Could you divide them into fiction and non-fiction? Are there any by the same author? Can you make a poster with some rules for your library?

Finish off your World Book Day celebration by putting on your pyjamas, snuggling up with your teddy and a hot chocolate and enjoy reading your favourite book.


There will be a Class Worship Teams meeting at 11am today.


Rather than having formal home learning, on Fridays we would like you to have a day focusing on your wellbeing.  Today you might like to plan a party for your family to celebrate the end of home learning. Decide what you might like to eat – you might like to bake a cake, what games you might play and what songs you might dance to. There are other wellbeing ideas on Teams that you could try or you might have your own ideas.

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