Year 1 Homework

30 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 29 April 2020 by Mr Roundtree


Hello everyone!

It was great to hear that lots of you enjoyed watching the videos.  I hope you got on well with the learning!

Thanks to those who continue to send photos. Keep an eye out on the Class News page tomorrow for some of the learning you’ve been doing.

Now, onto today’s tasks.


 Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s video

Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s sheet


Make predictions video (2)

Make predictions (2)

Living and Learning

Follow this link to the ‘News’ page of the school website.  Once you’re there, scroll down to find the Living and Learning activity.

Enjoy watching the story and thinking of  ways to be kind to yourself. Let me know your ideas!

29 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 28 April 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Hi Y1!

I hope you’re all well.

I’ve had a go at video teaching for a couple of today’s tasks. As you could probably tell, I was a bit nervous!

I hope you enjoy them.


Learn how to count in 10s      Learn how to count in 10s sheet


Make predictions video       Make predictions sheet


Parts of a plant video    Parts of a plant sheet


28 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 27 April 2020 by Mr Roundtree


How did you get on with yesterday’s task? I’m sure you did great!

Here’s today’s tasks:

Reading: Follow this link to watch a short video. Then, click on this link to answers questions about the video.

Geography – continents.

Maths – counting in 5s. 

Good luck! Let know if there is anything I can help with.


27 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 26 April 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Hello, Year 1

I hope you had a good weekend and enjoyed the sunshine as much as possible.

There is a slight change to how the tasks are presented. I will now post a link to some of the tasks so that those who want to, can print them off. Obviously, there is no expectation to print off the sheets but I feel it’s an easier way to view the learning.

I hope that makes sense.

Here is today’s learning:

Maths – counting in 2s. 

Reading – ‘ai’ digraph. 

Science – nature hunt.

Good luck with today’s tasks. Let me know if you have any problems.

24 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 23 April 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning, Year One!

Before we move on to today’s task, I want to say well done for settling back into home learning so well after the Easter break. I’ve had some fantastic reports from your parents! Keep it up 🙂

Now, onto today’s tasks…


Today’s reading task is phonics.

The list of words below all contain the ‘ai’ phoneme. However, ‘ai’ is represented in many different graphemes.

Your task is to read the words and sort them into the correct grapheme.


Today’s maths task is ordering numbers within 50.

In today’s task we will be ordering numbers using the language, ‘largest’, ‘smallest’, ‘more than’, ‘less than’, ‘least’, ‘most’ and ‘equal to’.

I’m going to order the numbers below from largest to smallest using inequality symbols.

>     largest to smallest

25    36    41    40

I’m going to look for which number has the most tens. That’s 41 and 40 as they both have 4 tens. Because they both have the same amount, I’m going to look at the ones column. 41 has one one and 40 has zero ones. Therefore, 41 is the larger number. Then I look at the next two numbers. 36 has more tens than 25 so that must be the next biggest. Finally, 25 is the last number I have and it has the least tens.

41   > 40 >   36 >  25

Have a go at the ones below, ordering them from greatest to smallest using the inequality sign.

49         32       23        12

28         21       36        47

26         11        31         40

20         30       45        25

Now, I’m going to order the numbers below from smallest to largest using equality symbols

<  smallest to largest

19          29          31          17

I’m going to do the opposite of what I did last time. I’m going to look for which number has the least tens. That is 19 and 17. They both have the same tens so I’m going to look to see which one has less ones. 7 is less than 9 so 17 must be the smallest number.  Then, I look at the next two numbers. 29 has less tens than 31 so that is the next smallest number. 31 is the number that is left. It is also the largest because it has the most tens.

17   <  19 <  29 < 31

Have a go at the ones below, ordering them from greatest to smallest using the inequality sign.

13      31     45      21

41     34       29     19

17      18      28      10

49    39       24      42


Fill in the missing numbers.

34   >   __ >   12  >   4

__  >  31   > __ > 22

12    <     24   <   __ < 45

__ <  23   <   __ < 31


I’m sure you’re all missing music lessons on a Wednesday afternoon!

To keep your singing voices in tune (just like mine), follow the link below and complete the music lesson.

It would be great to see some of your singing efforts.

Good luck, Year One!

23 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning, Year One!

How lovely is the weather at the moment! What daily exercise have you been doing? I’ve been finding new places to walk in the local area.

I’m also still taking part in PE with Joe Wicks. It’s so fun!

Onto today’s tasks…


Someone who studies geography is a geographer! Your task as a geographer is to remind yourself of the four countries of the UK and their capital cities.

Follow the link below to help you  with today’s task:


Read the instructions about how to make a healthy Greek salad. Answer the questions in your home learning book.


Follow the recipe to make a Greek salad.


Your first task today is to complete the sentences below using the phrases:

  • more than
  • less than
  • equal to

Use the 50 square to help

21 is _____________ 27

20 is _____________ 19

34 is _____________ 34

41 is _____________ 38


Now, use equality symbols to compare the numbers below.

23 ___  29

37 ___ 21

40 ___ 4

31 ___ thirty one

forty nine ___ 39

30 ___ forty





22 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Guten Morgen, Jahr Ein!

Anyone know what language that is?

I’ve taught myself a few words from a different language. Have you learnt anything new whilst being in isolation?

If so, please email me and i’ll share it on our Class News page!

Onto today’s tasks…


In yesterday’s reading task, I asked you to choose a character from a story and write words about them.

For today’s writing task, I want you to put those words into sentences. When writing your sentences, use ‘and’ to join words together.


George is kind and caring.

He is friendly and helpful.

George is thoughtful and selfless.

He is big and tall.

Remember to use:

  • Capital letters
  • Finger spaces
  • Full stops


Today’s task is about partitioning a number into tens and ones.

It is important to understand how a number is made up of tens and ones, e.g. 34 = 3 tens and 4 ones.

Look at the examples below:

Complete the part-part whole models below by drawing how many tens and ones each number has.

Now, complete the sentences below.

12 has _____ ten and ___ ones.

29 has _____ tens and ___ ones.

30 has _____ tens and ___ ones.

49 has _____ tens and ___ ones.


Today’s reading task is a RIC.

R – Retrieval

I – Interpret

C – Choice

Read the text below and answer the questions


My name is Sienna and I am six years old. My favourite thing at school is PE because I love running around outside. 

My favourite food is anything sweet. I love cakes , chocolate and fruit. When it is hot and sunny, I love eating ice cream.

I saw some chocolate breakfast cereal in the supermarket and my mum let me get some. Now, I can even eat chocolate for breakfast! 

What don’t I like? Anything with bits in! 


Retrieve: What is Sienna’s favourite thing at school?

Retrieve: Name two things Sienna likes to eat?

Retrieve: What doesn’t Sienna like?

Interpret: Do you think Sienna has a healthy diet and why?

Choice: Why does Sienna use an exclamation mark after the sentence, ‘Now I can even eat chocolate for breakfast!’?

Keep up the great learning, Year One!

21 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 21 April 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning!

I hope you all had a successful first day back of learning tasks.

Here are today’s tasks…


In yesterday’s task, I asked you to write sentences about what you could see from the picture below.

I also had a go at writing some sentences.  However, I think a few of my sentences are squashed!

Remember, a squashed sentence is two sentences together that are missing a full stop, question mark,  exclamation mark or ‘and’.

Look at my sentences below and help me find where the squash is. When you see a squash, use a full stop or ‘and’.

I can see a man in a fish tank he is all alone.

He is under water there are lots of fish swimming around him.

The man is sitting outside his house he is sat by a fire.

The water is clear I can see the sun shining through.

Remember, if you use a full stop, change the next letter to a capital letter as it will be the start of a new sentence.


Read one of your favourite stories and choose your favourite character from the story.

I want you to tell me about that character.

Draw a picture of the character in the middle of your page and write words around it.

Think about these questions:

What does the character look like?

What is the character’s personality?



In today’s task you will be counting forwards and backwards.

Count forwards from:

12 to 19

21 to 27

29 to 37

35 to 46

E.g. If I was counting forwards from 7 to 15, I would write:

7   8   9   10   11   12    13   14  15

Count backwards from:

18 to 10

27 to 19

35 to 26

49 to 38

E.g. If I was counting backwards from 15 to 7, I would write:

15    14     13    12    11     10     9     8     7


Answer yes or no to the questions below:

If I counted forwards from 15 to 22, would I count the number 14?

If I counted forwards from 23 to 31, would I count the number 30?

I hope you enjoy today’s tasks!





20 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 20 April 2020 by Mr Roundtree

Good morning, Year One!

How are you all? Well I hope!

I hope everyone had a great Easter and enjoyed a little break from the learning tasks. Thanks to those who continued to send me emails – It was great to see lots of you having fun completing the different tasks.

Now back to the learning tasks…


Look at the picture below from ‘Pobble 365’ and write sentences about what you can see.

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

When writing your sentences, remember to use:

  • capital letters
  • finger spaces
  • full stops

Also, can you use ‘and’ in your sentences?


Read a story of your choice with an adult. Once you have read the story, think of some questions that you would like to ask the adult you were reading it with.

With your questions, you can check if they were listening and if they have understood what you have read.

Use the question words below to help you start your questions:

  • who
  • what
  • where
  • when
  • how
  • why


In maths, over the next couple of weeks, we are going to be focusing on place value.

Today’s task is about finding one more and one less of any given number to 50.

Find one more and one less of the numbers below:

12       45       31          8          47            20           29           14           33


Use this hundred square to help you if you need it.


Complete the sentences below:


39 is one more than _____.

40 is one less than _____.

_____ is one more than 26

_____ is one less than 44.

If you would like to send me any learning you have completed or are stuck with anything, please feel free to email me. My email is –

Good luck with today’s tasks!


Easter home learning

Posted on Monday 06 April 2020 by Mr Catherall

As it’s the Easter holidays, we’re taking a break from the daily home learning tasks. Instead, here are a range of activities that you might like to try over the two weeks. The tasks are creative and are designed to allow children the opportunity to enjoy some different learning, perhaps alongside family members. A few key points…

  • The list will be the same across year groups, meaning if you’ve more than one child, they might work on it together in some way.
  • Some of the tasks can take a bit longer, like a mini-project, and others match Creative homework tasks.
  • You can encourage your child to do some or all of the activities – they’re all optional.
  • During this time, you can still email your child’s class teacher about the home learning, although they may not respond as quickly as they have been doing.
  • Teachers will return to daily home learning tasks on Monday 20 April.

Art Attack

Andy Goldsworthy is a British artist who creates art using things he can find in nature. The artwork shown here was created using different leaf types and creating a pattern. He creates his art outside as he likes the fact that it’s temporary and won’t be around for long!

Create your own piece of art using different materials you can find around your home or in the garden. You could even create some ‘rubbish art’ using only items that have been used and would be thrown away or recycled.

Take some photographs and send them to your teachers.


Create your own treasure hunt with cryptic clues for your family members to complete. Make the clues as tricky as you can. What could be the prize for the winning hunter? Maybe, this could tie in with a family Easter egg hunt.

Secret Message

Create your own invisible ink.

Using a spoon, mix water and lemon juice. Dip a cotton bud into the mixture and write a message onto the white paper. Wait for the juice to dry so your message becomes completely invisible. When you are ready to read your secret message or show it to someone else, heat the paper by holding it close to a light bulb – be careful: maybe ask an adult to do this part. As the mixture heats up, your message should reappear so people can read it again.

Alternatively, the same result can be achieved by writing the message on white paper with a white candle or crayon. Then, paint over the message using coloured paint to reveal the writing.

For a challenge, come up with your own way of making invisible ink and try it out on your family.

‘Board’ Silly

Design and create your own board game for you and your family to play – perhaps play some existing board games first to research ideas.

There are a few key things to think about:

  • What will your theme be?
  • Will there be any ‘snakes’ or ‘ladders’ style elements?
  • Do you need to make a dice using a cube net?
  • Will there be any extra challenges or forfeits if you land on certain numbers?

Enjoy your games!


Extreme Reading

Reading is a great way to relax and learn about the world around us; also, reading regularly can help us to stay happy and healthy. This challenge is all about making reading even more fun. We’d love to know how many places you can read in. Try to read in a different place each day. Take photos or draw a picture of you doing it, if you can.

You could read…

  • in a den that you’ve made
  • up a tree
  • under the bed/table
  • to the dog/cat
  • looking in a mirror

Stay safe and send your class teacher some pictures.

Come Dine/Bake with Me

Have your very own family ‘Come Dine With Me’ experience. Each family member could cook a meal or a course and then you must score each other out of ten. Similarly, each family member could bake something and you could all have a tasting after where you give points (like on Great British Bake Off). You don’t have to work on your own – you could help an adult.

Who will win?

Den Building

Who doesn’t love making a den? Either in your house, or in your garden, spend time building a den and enjoy some time relaxing in it – if there’s more than one of you, you could make it a competition. Use whatever materials you can find and see how creative you can get.

You could also read in it and combine this challenge with the ‘Extreme Reading’ one.

Get Ya Body Movin’

Staying physically active plays a crucial role in keeping us happy and healthy; it boosts our mental and emotional health, too. This task has three options – all of which are designed to get people moving during the holidays. You could include your family as well.

Option A: Create your own ‘Ninja Warrior’ style challenges in the garden or your house. Try to include a range of activities that include jumping, balancing, stretching, climbing and, if you’re feeling brave, water. The adults in your family will love a water challenge.

Option B: Create your own Joe Wicks style workout video. You could do it with your family or film yourself and send it to your friends. You might like to check out Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel for inspiration.

Option C: Choose your favourite song and create your own ‘Wake Up Shake Up’ (WUSU) dance routine. Again, you could lead this for your family to join in or film yourself and send it to friends or other family members. This’ll be a great way to get everyone dancing.