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Year 1 Home Learning Activities


Welcome to the Year 1 Home Learning page.


We hope you have had a good half term break, kept safe and well and enjoyed a bit more time outside! As well as our usual core learning, we have lots of new optional extras to keep home learning fun and interesting this half term and to help you mirror the activities that are going on in school.


We would love to celebrate the children's efforts so please email any learning that you would like to share to the address below and one of the teachers will get back to you at the end of the week.  


Remember: If you have any questions, photos or just want to check in with us, please contact and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Each day, we would like your child to:

  • Read for 20-30 minutes (this can include story time)
  • Complete a Phonics activity
  • Complete an English or Reading Comprehension activity
  • Complete a Maths activity


You can now also find optional Art, History, Geography and Science projects on our other home learning page.


There are plenty of resources available to support your child, both in their resource packs and on our main Year 1 webpage.  

English Summer Term Learning *New*

We will be making some changes in the home learning resources and activities being provided in English during the second half of the Summer Term.

Up until now, the children have been completing a daily phonics worksheet and a reading comprehension activity. This provision will continue.

An optional English task will also be provided, which will be a sequence of lessons to support children's writing skills (whilst also including some reading and grammar work). It is akin to the 'Talk for Writing' style of lessons and activities taught in class each day in school and throughout year groups. THESE LESSONS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE CHILDREN AT SCHOOL. A video will launch and conclude each unit of work. This week, the video can be found on the Longfleet Primary Facebook group.


Please note: it will probably be quite tricky to dip in and out of the Talk For Writing units as the work tends to build on previous activities. Remote learners therefore have the option of either: continuing with the phonics and reading comprehension work; OR, continuing the phonics and following the new Talk for Writing units of work. If you wish to do all three activity options, you are very welcome!


For those children who do access the Talk for Writing work at home, your teachers would love to see your work. Take a photo of yourself doing an activity or a photo of some completed work and email it to Your teachers will provide feedback once a week.


Please remember you may wish to choose the year group above for a greater challenge or the year group below if you feel the work is too tricky.

English Home Learning - Activities


Welcome to our brand new ‘Talk for Writing’ English resources for Year 1 – we hope you and your child enjoy using them. The first three weeks will be based around the story of Pippety Skycap: A Tale of Mischief! Our new unit will be Sayeeda the Pirate Princess.


Ideally, your child will be using the activities to practise their writing but this job can be shared with an adult if your child finds writing tricky. Have high expectations – the children usually spend at least 20 minutes a day writing as part of English lessons.


Sayeeda the Pirate Princess


Lesson 1: (p.3, 4). Read the story and make a text map for roughly half the story (it’s quite long so we’ll split this task up). Remember to recite it every day to get another brilliant story in your head!


Lesson 2: (p.3, 4). Read the story and make a text map for the second half of the story. Remember to recite it every day to get another brilliant story in your head!


Lesson 3: (p.6, 7) Complete the ‘Who Said What?’ activity. Have a go at answering quiz questions 1-3 as well. Experts will answer in full sentences.


Lesson 4: (p.7) Complete quiz questions 4-7. Experts will answer in full sentences.  


Lesson 5: (p.8) Look at some of the words from the story and discuss what they mean. Have a go at drawing some pictures to help you to remember. Are there any other words that you liked in the story? Maybe make a little picture glossary.


Lesson 6: (p.9) Have a go at learning the song (if you’re not great at singing, try saying it like a poem). Make a story board to illustrate the story of the song.


Lesson 7: (p.10) Draw and label 6 things to fill your treasure chest. Experts might have a go at a sentence that uses Year 2 commas! In my treasure chest, you would find…


Lesson 8: (p.11, 12) Be a mini teacher! Re-write the letter using capital letters in the right places.


Lesson 9: (p.11) Read Sayeeda’s letter again. Imagine that she hadn’t listened to her father’s advice and another terrible thing occurred! Draw a story board to show what could have happened. (You will need this to help with tomorrow’s activity).


Lesson 10: Using your story board from yesterday, write a short diary entry about what happened to Sayeeda.


Lesson 11: (p.13, 18) Follow the instructions to make a pirate hat and decorate it with words and pictures from the story. Then have a go at designing a treasure map using the link on page 18.


Lesson 12: (p.15) Read the poem ‘What’s in Furgus’ Treasure Box?’. See if you can learn it off by heart. You could make up actions or draw a text map to help.


Lesson 13: (p.15, 16) Solve Fergus’ tricky riddles!


Lesson 14: (p.17) You’ve just found a message in a bottle floating on the shoreline. Write a reply.


Lesson 15: (p.14) Use the sentence starters to plan a short pirate story. Remember that a good story has an opening, a build up, a problem, a resolution and an ending. Perhaps you could use you diary entry from last week as inspiration!


Lesson 16: Use your plan to begin writing the opening and build-up of your pirate story. Remember the opening introduces the main characters and tells us about the setting. The build-up gives us a little clue about the problem.


Lesson 17: Continue writing your story. Today, it might be good to focus on the problem as this is often the most detailed part of a story.


Lesson 18: Finish writing your story. Make everything better again by fixing the problem. Then write a short ending to show how everything has ended happily ever after (hopefully!).

Maths Summer Term Learning

We will be continuing to use the White Rose Maths resources over the Summer Term to enable children to be as well prepared as possible for when they return to school. For each day, there is a tutorial video, a worksheet (Get the activity) and the answers (Get the answers).


The videos then share the learning for the day and this is followed up by the worksheet. To access the work, follow the link below and select the video then 'Get the activity'.


Please remember you may wish to choose the year group above for a greater challenge or year group below if you feel the work is too difficult.

CLICK HERE for all of this week's interactive Maths teaching videos (Mon-Fri)

These booklets could be useful if you are finding the White Rose Maths work requires too much parental support and you need your child to work independently on their Maths. Please note that these booklets are a 'back up' option for you and not an extra task to complete or a replacement for the White Rose work. White Rose remains our first choice for Maths activities for your child. 

Phoneme Spotter Phonics


Monday 13.7: Phoneme Spotter - /or/ *New*


Tuesday 14.7: Phoneme Spotter - /ur/ *New*


Wednesday 15.7: Phoneme Spotter - /er/ *New*


Thursday 16.7: Phoneme Spotter - /ure/ *New*


Monday 6.7: Phoneme Spotter - /oi/


Tuesday 7.7: Phoneme Spotter - /ow/


Wednesday 8.7: Phoneme Spotter - /ar/


Thursday 9.7: Phoneme Spotter - /ear/


Friday 10.7: Phoneme Spotter - /air/


Monday 29.6: Phoneme Spotter - /ai/


Tuesday 30.6: Phoneme Spotter - /ee/


Wednesday 1.7: Phoneme Spotter - /igh/


Thursday 2.7: Phoneme Spotter - /oa/


Friday 3.7: Phoneme Spotter - /oo/ and (y)/oo/

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