Home learning for Year 1 - Squirrels

Week Beginning 25th January 2021

Dear Squirrels Parents and Children,

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 this week we will be continuing to look at the short story 'Supertato' by Paul Linnet and Sue Hendra.

Monday-Thursday will be English based on the story. Friday will be Phonics based. Please follow the PowerPoint provided below, it will explain everything you need to know.

I have also included a handwriting sheet (in case your child wanted to practise our KS1 spellings in handwriting form) and a Phase 2, 3 and 5 Phonics word mat. It is really important your child keeps 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

Phonics Videos


Weekly Story



This week we will be focusing on adding and subtracting 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: Add by making ten activity

Lesson 2: Add by making ten

Lesson 3: Subtraction not crossing ten

Lesson 4: Subtraction counting back

Lesson 5: Subtraction counting back (crossing ten)

I have set some challenge cards to go with each day, these are optional. I have also included a number formation sheet (which would be useful to practise if your child is still getting some numbers back-to-front).

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 recapping body parts and learning about our senses.

Please follow the explanation provided below. I look forward to seeing your work!

Extra: The RSPB are doing a birdwatch over this weekend. It would be amazing if you could take part! All you need to do is spend an hour counting the birds you see in your garden or from your balcony, then tell the RPSB what you saw. It really is that simple!

Find out more about it here... https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/

Learning Journey

For our Learning Journey this week we will be focusing some more on map symbols. I have included two sets of matching cards. Please choose the set that suits you best and play some matching games with the cards, this should really help the children learn and remember their map symbols.

Thank you!

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