Home learning for Year 1 - Sparrows

Week Beginning 4th May

Dear Sparrows Parents and Children,

I hope this new way of home learning is working well for you all. 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!

This week we will only be setting 4 Maths/ English lessons as it is bank holiday on Friday. 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 the online chat or 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 (attached in English section) or spelling list

● 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 the story of 'Supertato'. We will be creating a newspaper report about the events that happened in the supermarket with Supertato and the other veggies. We will also be having our usual two phonics lessons, where we will be looking at split digraphs. Keep up the hard work and as always, send in lots of pictures please.


In Maths this week we will be using White Rose videos and activities based on Measurement.

Please use this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ and select Year 1 then select Week 1. You can follow the week as it is designed. For each lesson there is a video to follow and questions (with answers) to complete.

Day 1: Week 1 Lesson 1 - Introduce weight and mass

Day 2: Week 1 Lesson 2 - Measure mass

Day 3: Week 1 Lesson 3 - Compare mass

Day 4: Week 1 Lesson 4 - Introduce capacity and volume


I have included some 'Mastery Challenge Cards' for each subject below, the main activities are provided on the website above. Enjoy!


This week in Science we will be beginning our topic of Plants. We eat lots of different plants every day! Use the sheet below to tick off all the items of food you think come from plants (answers included on the same document).

Learning Journey

For our Learning Journey this week we will be continuing our focus on Geography. This week I am asking you to draw a map of your local area from a birds eye view. I have attached a 'map symbols poster', if you could include some of these on your map (where relevant), please do so. A more detailed explanation of the lesson is given in the document labelled 'Learning Journey Lesson Plan'.

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!