Home learning for Year 1 - Sparrows

Week Beginning 18th May

Dear Sparrows Parents and Children,

The idea is to do a lesson of Maths and a lesson of English each day to help with the routine of learning, to do the ‘frequently’ section a few times a week and then to do other Learning Journey and Science lessons 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 please feel free to do so via email- cp@harlandsprimary.org

Have fun and stay safe,

Miss Pooley.


● Practice spelling common exception words from the spelling list (attached in English section) using the type of activities we usually do in our spelling journals

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

● 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/

● Numbots

● Card games, board games or cookery


In English this week we will be continuing to look at instructions. We will be using what we learnt last week to write a set of instructions about your chosen bake/ make. Phonics is a little bit different this week, I have decided to mix things up a bit by using the BBC bitesize phonics resources. I think the children will love them! All details are within the PowerPoint.


Please use this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ and select Year 1 then select Week 2 (to finish) and then select Summer Term Week 1. You can follow the week as it is designed. For each lesson there is a video to follow. The questions (and answers) will be saved below for each lesson.

Day 1: Week 2 Lesson 5 - Make arrays

Day 2: Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 1 - Make doubles

Day 3: Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 2- Make equal groups (grouping)

Day 4: Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 3- Make equal groups (sharing)

Day 5: Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 4- Find a half (1)

Bonus: Summer Term Week 1- Friday Maths Challenge

I have included some 'Mastery Challenge Cards' for each lesson below, the main activities are provided below too. Enjoy!


This week in Science we will be continuing our topic of Plants. This week I want you to explore outside, either in your garden or on your daily walk. How many trees do you see? What kinds of plants do you see? Complete the 'Plants and trees' sheet below.

I have also included an additional 'Plant and flower hunt' sheet to be complete after, as I know the children enjoy these types of activities.

Learning Journey

For our Learning Journey this week we will be continuing our focus on Geography. This week I am asking you to research and find out 5 interesting facts about your town. I look forward to finding out lots of things I didn't know about Uckfield/ whatever town you live in!

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. If you happen to do any of this extra work then, as always, please send in pictures. I would love to see what you've been up to!