Year 1 Home Learning 2020-2021

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Learning at Home

Hi Year 1,

We’re sorry you can’t do your learning at school today and we’re looking forward to seeing you soon! Here are some learning tasks you can complete at home to make sure you don’t miss out.


The very best thing to practice to move your reading forwards is phonics. Practise recalling your phase 2 and phase 3 sounds with games on Phonics Play! It is currently available free of charge using the login details on the website.

Here are some pictures of our favourite games:


Apply your phonics learning in your reading. You could read anything at home! Magazines, books or even subtitles on the television. Here are some websites where you can find some different things to read! Including…

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl has a huge library of e-books you can read. You can search by book level, age range or book type!

Top marks

Top marks has lots of brilliant learning games, including many where you can practise your reading skills. Click here for some learning to read games. There are also some stories you can read along with. Click here to join in.

Reading Comprehension

A really important part of reading is comprehension – understanding what you’ve read. You can look here for things to read online or read any books you have at home!

When you’re reading, try answering these questions:

  1. Who are the characters?
  2. Where is the story set? How do you know?
  3. What do you think will happen next?
  4. Which is your favourite/worst/funniest/scariest part of the story? Why?
  5. Tell me a new word you’ve learnt from the text.
  6. Find the part where…
  7. Have you read any stories like this one before?
  8. Can you retell the story in your own words?


Start your writing by checking that you’re using the correct pencil grip. You can use this video to help you.

Then use your phonics sounds to write some simple sentences and check them using ‘Every time I write’.

You could start with some ‘I can see’ sentences or you could describe a character from a story using the frame ‘He has a …’.

Useful websites

The Literacy Shed has some fantastic short films with a variety of writing activities.

Pobble365 has a new interesting picture every day with lots of different prompts, including story starters, sentence doctors and questions.


While you are at home it is a really good time to develop your fluency – this means your speed and how easily you can recall facts. These are the most useful to practise (click the links for some games!)

Useful Websites

ICT Games for a wide range of maths games

Top Marks for a wide variety of games

Nrich for open-ended challenges and games

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