Year 1 Homework

02 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 02 April 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Morning, everyone!

It was great to see lots of you doing a range of activities to help you stay physically healthy yesterday!

It’s also important to have a healthy mind as well as a healthy body. Click the link below and have a go at these breathing exercise on GoNoodle.


In our first science session this half term, we experimented what would happen to raisins in still water and in fizzy water.

If you can remember, the raisins sank to the bottom in still water and floated to the top in fizzy water.

After this, we asked questions about what would happen to the raisins in other liquids.


Will the raisins float or sink in coca cola?

Will  the raisins float or sink in olive oil?

Will the raisins float or sink in orange juice?

For today’s task I want you to pick 3 liquids and predict what will happen to the raisins and why.

Complete the sentence below for three different liquids.

I think the raisins will ______________ in ___________

because ______________________.

Let me know which three liquids you chose.


Today’s reading task is phonics.

Segment and blend the phase 5 words below.

stray     play      shout        clouds       cried     pie

Now, read and write these sentences and fill in the gaps with the words above.

I like to ___________ outside in my garden.

There are lots of white ________ in the sky.

My friend __________ when he fell over.

I’m having a _______ for my dinner.

On my walk, I saw a __________ cat.


Similar to an addition task last week, I’ve written some calculations. This time, they are subtraction calculations.

Some are true and some are false!

Your task is to make a list of true calculations and a list of false calculations.


8 – 2 = 6

9 – 4 = 4

10 – 5 = 4

11 – 6 = 5

13 – 6 = 7

15 – 7 = 8

17 – 5 = 11

14 – 8 = 5

12 – 10 = 3

Challenge: Can you turn the false calculation into true calculations?

Good luck with today’s tasks 🙂

Mr Parker

01 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 01 April 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Morning, Year One!

I’ve been taking part in PE with Joe Wicks and going for one walk a day to stay fit and healthy. What exercise have you been doing to stay healthy?

If you can, remember to practice some of the PE skills you learnt in school.

If you’ve got a garden, go outside and practice throwing and catching a ball. Remember to always keep your eyes on the ball and have your hands ready! Can you throw the ball into the air and clap your hands before catching it?

Can you throw it against a wall and catch it?

How many catches can you do in 1 minute?

As you can tell, I’m missing teaching PE!


Write sentences about what you can see.

Can you use ‘and’ in your sentences?


A zebra is crossing the road and a lion is sitting on top of a van.


If you want to see the picture clearer, click on the link below.


Read (or ask an adult to read) a story of your choice. Once you’ve read the story, ask an adult in your house to be one of the main characters from the story.

Then, write five questions that you want to ask the character and interview them.

This is called ‘hot seating’.

Below are some questions I wanted to ask Dave after I read, ‘Dogger’:

Why do you love Dogger so much?

How did you feel when you lost Dogger?

Where did you find Dogger?

Who got Dogger back for you?

How did you feel when you got Dogger back?


Today’s maths focuses on bridging through 10.

You will use the strategy of partitioning to make 10 first and then subtract the remaining amount.

Partitioning means breaking the number into two parts. This will make the calculation easier.


Using the examples, complete the calculations below.



31 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 31 March 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Morning, everyone!

I hope that you are all well and still smiling.

At school we have our daily Wake Up Shake Up at 10am. Today, why not put on a favourite song and have a dance around – maybe even making up your own routine.

Today’s tasks…


Write sentences about someone in your family.

Yesterday, I wrote sentences about my grandad. He loved telling me about his life! Asking questions and finding out things about someone can keep them company when they might be feeling quite lonely – even if they are living in the same house as you.

Choose someone in your family who is special to you, ask them questions about their life and write sentences about them.


  • capital letters
  • finger spaces
  • full stops
  • makes sense


Whilst I’ve been isolating at home, I’ve been reading lots of books. Sadly, I’m running out of ideas of books to read!

Please can you recommend a book for me to read. Please read your book to someone in your house and use the sentence stems below to tell me about it.

Use the sentence stems:

My favourite book is ______________________

I recommend this book because  ________________________

My favourite part of the book is  _________________________

You can either write about your favourite book or ask someone in your house to film you. I look forward to your recommendations.


Complete the calculations below:

15 – 7 =

11 – 5 =

9 – 4 =

17 – 6

9 – 9 =

To solve these calculations, draw circles to represent the first number then cross out the amount you need to take away.



11 – __ = 4

__ – 5 = 10

__ – 7 = 12

15 – __ =


  • If the second number is missing in the calculation, take the answer away from the first number.

  • If the first number is missing in the calculation, add the second number and the answer together.



Good luck with today’s task.

Remember, if you are stuck or need help with anything, email me at

30 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 30 March 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning, Year One!

Before I go onto today’s tasks, I want to say a HUGE well done for the effort you put into last week’s tasks. I was so impressed with the learning that has been sent to me. I have posted some of your great learning on our ‘Class News’ page, along with my grandad’s answers to your questions.

It’s great to hear that you’re enjoying the tasks and most importantly, following your parents/carers instructions.

Keep it up, everyone!

Today’s tasks:


I have written some sentences about my grandad. However, I think I have made a few mistakes and forgot to use finger spaces. I need you to help me by re-writing the sentences with finger spaces between each word.







Read (or ask an adult to read) the text about American Black Bear’s below:

Are the following statements true or false?

American black bears are usually black or white.       TRUE or FALSE

They can run as fast as a car.                                               TRUE or FALSE

They are good at swimming.                                               TRUE or FALSE

They are not easily frightened.                                           TRUE or FALSE

American Black Bears hibernate during

summer.                                                                                       TRUE or FALSE

They like to eat berries.                                                         TRUE or FALSE


Can you write your own true and false statements?


I have used ten frames and crossing out to solve subtraction calculations.


12 – 5 =  7

Write subtraction calculations to match the ten frames below.


15 – 7 =

13 – 8 =

Can you draw your own ten frames to help solve the calculations?

I look forward to seeing more pictures of your great learning.

Good luck!

Mr Parker

27 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Friday 27 March 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Morning, Year 1!

You’ve nearly completed your first week of home learning – well done everybody! I’m sure it has been quite strange, but you’re all doing an amazing job!

Here are today’s tasks:



Yesterday, you wrote silly sentences using some tricky words I asked you to learn. Today, I want you to see if you have remembered how to spell those tricky words.

Ask your parent/carer to dictate the sentences below one at a time and your task is to write them from memory.

I lost my teddy bear.

His fur is brown and worn.

One of his ears points upwards.

My friend and his sister helped me find him.

They were both very kind.

Once you’ve written the sentences, ask your parent/carer to check them. You get one point for a capital letter, one point for a full stop and one point for a tricky word spelt correctly.

There are 18 points available .  How many points will you get?


Today, we are going to add numbers within 20 using our knowledge of number bonds.

Using ten frames helps us to see how number bonds to 10 can help us with our calculations.


Answer the calculations below remembering to use number bonds to help.


Read this poem below – share it with people in your home. Draw a picture which shows your vision of this poem.


Can you learn a part of the poem and recite it by heart?

I hope you enjoy today’s tasks.

Mr Parker


26 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 26 March 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning, everybody!

I’m missing seeing you all so I’m really appreciating the emails that I’m receiving. It has been wonderful to see some of the great learning that has been going on at home – I’m really proud of everyone!

Thank you to those who sent their questions for grandad. I’ve written a list of them and will be asking him when I speak to him later – look out for his answers! 🙂

Remember, if you need help with anything school related, don’t hesitate to email me at

Onto today’s task…


Below, is a list of tricky words that you need to be able to spell by the end of Year 1.







Your task is to learn (or remind yourself) how to spell them and then put them into sentences. Here’s the fun bit… I want you to write the words into silly sentences.


My pet lion wanted soup for his lunch.

Can you write at least 5 sentences?


Can you use all of the words in one sentence?


One day, I made my lion and his friend soup for lunch because they were hungry.

Remember, not all words have to be spelt correctly. Make sure you spell the words from the list correctly and use your phonic knowledge to segment words you’re unsure how to spell.


I’ve written some number fact calculations below – some are true and some are false.

6 + 2 = 8

2 + 7 = 8

3 + 5 = 8

1 + 7 = 9

4 + 6 = 11

1 + 5 = 6

8 + 1 = 8

3 + 0 = 4

2 + 8 = 10

5 + 2 = 7

Your task is to make a list of true calculations and a list of false calculations.


Challenge: Can you make the false calculations into true calculations?


Here are some questions using Phase 3 phonemes.

Can a duck quack?

Can a boat sail?

Is all hair fair?

Is the moon far off?

Is it dark at night?

Is a thick book thin?

Can we get wool from a sheep?

Will six cows fit in a car?

Will all shops sell nails?

Can a chicken sit on a chair?

Are the teeth of sharks sharp?

Can you hear bees buzzing now?

Your task is  to read them independently and then decide if the answer is yes or no. Make two signs, ‘yes’ and ‘no’ and then hold them up when answering the questions.

Challenge: Create your own yes/no questions using the words below:





If you want more support with phonics, log onto phonics play using the link,

There are some great games to play on there – I love playing, ‘Buried Treasure’.

Good luck and keep smiling.

Mr Parker

25 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 25 March 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning, Year 1! I hope you’re all well and are enjoying the home learning tasks. Remember, this is new for your parents/carers too, so make sure you’re following instructions – just like you would in school. We’ve all got to stick together!

Before I move onto today’s new learning tasks, I would like to revisit some of yesterday’s learning. For your history task, I asked you to write some sentences about the old and new teddies. Below, is the sentences that I wrote:

Teddy 1 is the oldest because it doesn’t have much fur.

Teddy 1 is oldest because it is hard.

Teddy 1 is the oldest because it is worn.


Teddy 2 is the newest because it is not worn

Teddy 2 is the newest because it has lots of fur.

Teddy 2 is the newest because it is very soft.

Check if my sentences  are similar to yours. If you have different sentences to me, I would love to see them.

Here are today’s tasks:


In the last history session, I told you that the oldest teddy belonged to my grandad.

Here is a picture of my grandad holding his teddy that he has had since he was born – a very long time ago! No wonder it looks so worn, hey?

Well, as my grandad (and many other elderly people) will be feeling lonely at this time, I thought it might be a good idea for you to ask him some questions about his teddy. Write your questions in your book and if you would like to, email them to me and I will ring him to find out the answers. This will give him a little bit of company and put a big smile on his face.


  • capital letters
  • finger spaces
  • question marks


In maths, we are carrying on with addition. Today’s task is to read (or ask an adult to read) the word problems below, identify the calculation and answer it.


As you can see, I have circled the numbers that I need to add together. Then, I have written the calculation.

13 + 5 =

Remember to put the biggest number first in the calculation to make it easier for you.

To solve the calculation, put the first number in your head and count on the second number.

For this calculation, I put 13 in my head and counted on 5 (use fingers if needed) to get the answer 18.

You can also use objects to help you.

  1. 12 people are on the bus.

4 more people get on the bus.

How many people are on the bus now?


  1. Henry has 5 sweets.

Hidayah has 12 sweets.

How many sweets do they have altogether?


  1. On Saturday Ava scored 6 goals.

On Sunday she scored 13 goals.

How many goals did she score at the weekend?


  1. Jack has 9 smartypants.

Mr Parker gave him 11 more.

How many smartypants does he have now?


Write the calculations in your books.


Write your own word problem for someone in your house to answer.


Today’s reading task is a phonics one.

Below, is a list of  real and nonsense phase 3 decodable words:













Your task is to sort them into two groups – real and nonsense.


Good luck with today’s tasks!

Mr Parker

24 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 24 March 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning, Year 1. I hope you all coped OK with yesterday’s tasks – I’m sure you did!  Remember, if you want me to take a look at any of your learning, feel free to email me – I’d love to see how your’re getting on.

Here are today’s tasks:


This half term, we have been looking at the history of toys. In last week’s history session, we ordered three teddy bears in chronological order. Can you remember what chronological means?

Below, you will see two of those teddies that we ordered.  In the session, we decided that teddy 1 was the oldest and teddy 2 was the newest. Your task today is to write three sentences about each teddy explaining why we decided that.

Teddy 1                                                      Teddy 2

Use the sentence stems below to help you with your sentences.

Teddy 1 is the oldest because…

Teddy 2 is the newest because…

E.g. Teddy 1 is the oldest because it is worn.


  • capital letters
  • finger spaces
  • full stops


Today’s maths task follows on from yesterday’s learning about part-part whole models.

Your task  is to draw and complete the part-part whole models like yesterday,  then write four addition sentences under each one.



Continue the pattern to find all of the number bonds to 10

10 = 10 + 0

10 = 9 +  __

10 = 8 + __


This half term, our class novel has been Dogger. We’ve done lots of learning about Dogger, so you should have a good understanding of the story.

Your reading task today is to re-tell the main events of the story.  Use the pictures below to help you with the task.

Also, if you want to remind yourself of the story, I have posted a link below of the story being read on YouTube.

I hope you enjoy today’s tasks! Again, if there is anything I can help you with, contact me using the email:

Good luck!

Mr Parker

23 March 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 23 March 2020 by Mr Roundtree


Good morning, Year 1! I hope you’re all happy and healthy. Here are your learning tasks for today.

Writing task

Below, I have written some sentences about Dogger. However, I forgot to use capital letters and full stops! Please re-write the sentences for me with capital letters and full stops.

dave had a toy dog called dogger

one of dogger’s ears pointed upwards

dogger has brown fur

he was left at the school gates by dave

dave has a sister called bella

a little girl bought dogger at the school fair


  • Sentences start with a capital letter.
  • Sentences end with a full stop.
  • Names start with a capital letter.

Maths task

Draw these part-part whole models into your book and complete them by writing a number in the empty circles.


If you would like a challenge, see how many different ways you can complete the model below.

If possible, use resources such as counters or cubes to support your learning.

Reading task

Read a story or ask an adult to read one to you.

Once you’ve read or listened to the story, tell an adult (or write) what you liked or disliked about it and why.

Try to use because in your answer.

E.g. I like the story because…….. or I dislike the story because……….

Challenge – Tell your adult (or write) about a specific part in the story that your liked or disliked.

E.g. I liked the part when…….. or I disliked the part when……..

Please feel free to email me any photos of the children’s learning at home -either the school learning tasks or other learning tasks.

Good luck.

Mr Parker

You can email your child’s teacher…

Posted on Sunday 22 March 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Email teachers if you’re unsure about some aspect of the home learning. The email addresses follow the same pattern in Key Stage 1 and 2:

In my case this means the email to use is:
I’ll aim to reply on the same day and no later than the following morning. To keep this manageable, please restrict emails to one per day, per child.