Home learning for Year 1 - Squirrels

Week Beginning 11th January 2021

Dear Squirrels Parents and Children,

Our learning journey for the next two terms is SUPERHEROES.

I will update your home learning weekly and below I will leave a brief explanation and any resources you may need.

Please complete a lesson of Maths and English each day and do the ‘frequently’ section a few times a week. Then you can do the Learning Journey and Science lesson when the mood is right across the week. I have also included an 'Other Learning' section, in case you wanted anything extra!

I hope you are all well. If you need to contact me for help/ a chat/ any form of support or just to send me pictures of your child's work, please feel free to do so via email- cp@harlandsprimary.org

Stay safe,

Miss Pooley.


Read, read, read! If you run out of things to read, here is a link to a website where you can find free e-books http://www.magickeys.com/books/

● Practice spelling common exception words from the spelling list (attached in Other Learning - English). These can be practised any way you like, some ideas are; bubble writing, rainbow coloured writing, curly writing, crazy writing, capital letters, tiny writing, etc.

● Practise reading common exception words using flashcards or spelling list (attached in Other Learning - English)

Numbots (email me if you can't remember your log in)

● Card games, board games or cookery


In English we will be continuing to look at the short story 'Playground Rescue'.

Monday-Wednesday will be English based on the short story, this week we are focusing on creativity. Thursday and Friday will be Phonics based. Please follow the PowerPoint provided below, it will explain everything you need to know.

I have also included handwriting (in case your child wanted to practise our Year 1 spellings in handwriting form) and a Phase 2, 3 and 5 Phonics word mat. It is really important your child keep recapping their phonics sounds as they have only recently learnt their new sounds (phase 5).

Here is a fun superhero themed English game for the children to have a go at too, the children last year loved this game so hopefully you will too :) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zncgvk7


This week we will be continuing to focus on numbers up to 20.

Please follow the link and watch one video per day, there is a worksheet provided to match each lesson.


Lesson 1: Count one more one less


Lesson 2: Compare groups of objects

Lesson 3: Compare numbers

Lesson 4: Order groups of objects

Lesson 5: Order numbers

I have set some challenge cards to go with each day, these are optional.

Here is a fun 'karate cats' game you could have a go at too https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/articles/zf4sscw


This week in Science we will be continuing learning about Materials. We are going to use our design from last week to create our own superhero cape!

Don't worry if you don't have the exact materials you planned for your cape. You can use every day materials that you find around the home (foil, cling film, paper, t-shirt, etc).

Complete the sheet below after you've made and tested your own superhero cape. Please take a photo of this.

This week on 'LET'S GO LIVE' (a Science YouTube channel for children) the theme is 'Superheroes'. Follow the link to find the videos, there is one on Monday, Wednesday and Friday https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ0_JQL4wdQd-Xe5hC4PwTg . Enjoy!

Learning Journey

For our Learning Journey this week we will be recapping countries within the UK as well as learning their capitals. I have attached an explanation of the lesson below (we are now on 'week 2' of the task).

Other Learning

This section is optional. If you are looking for extra work or activities to do then you can choose any of the following files. There's some Maths consolidation tasks, English activities (not based on our core text) and some super hero themed bits too.


I have added 6 lessons of Yoga, if you wanted to give it a go. Each lesson comes with a PowerPoint presentation, lesson plan and resources. Enjoy!

There is also some 'at home' PE plans/ activities available through this link: www.peplanning.org.uk/downloads/pe-at-home