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Year 1. Homework. 2020/2021


Well done to the children who have completed their topic project on The Gunpowder Plot, the children have shown excellent knowledge and creativity and they look fantastic!

There is no set homework due in for next week or for the Christmas period but there are a few activities that the children can complete:

RE: Please practice saying the Hail Mary and the Our Father prayer.

Phonics: The children will be starting Phase 5 in phonics after Christmas, they will learn a lot of new and more complex words so it is important that they feel secure in the words previously learnt. I have attached a list of Phase 3 words that I would like the children to practice reading. The children could also create and write some sentences with some of these words in their workbooks. I have also attached some Phase 3 captions and pictures that the children can read and match.

Maths: I would like the children to continue to practice number bonds to 10, there is a sheet attached. If your child is secure with number bonds to ten then please practice number bonds to 20.

There will not be a spelling test next week but the words for the first week back are:






More importantly, have a fantastic Christmas and a well deserved break! The children have been outstanding this term and I am extremely proud of them. Thank you for being so supportive and helping the children to thrive.

Mrs. Mills



Literacy: The children have been learning how to write questions this week! Can they think of three questions that they would like to ask Santa and write them in their workbook. Please remember a capital letter at the beginning of a sentence. For example:

What is your favourite toy?

A reminder that at this stage, the children are using their phonic knowledge to write and only know how to spell a certain amount of words correctly so their writing may look like this:

Wot is yor faivrit toi?

This is perfectly acceptable at this stage. The children may need support to write the question mark the correct way round.

Extension: Can you pretend to interview Santa at home? Maybe mum, dad, or brother or sister could pretend to be Santa and you can ask questions. Please upload videos to Tapestry.

Maths: The children have been learning left and right and positions. Can you line up ten toys from left to right and ask these questions.

Which toy if 4th from the left?

Which toy is 3rd from the right?

Which toy if 2nd from the left?

Which toy is 8th from the right?

Which toy is 6th from the left?

I have attached some left/right flashcards to support but feel free to write your own if you don't have a printer. Feel free to make up your own questions too!

Spellings: Next week the words are common exception words and the children will not be able to sound them out, they just need to learn them. The words for next week are:






A reminder that the topic project is due on Tapestry on Friday 12th December. Have a lovely weekend!



Literacy: Please practice your lines for our nativity, remember to speak in a clear, loud voice! Please copy and write your line in your workbook, this will help you to remember!

Maths: The children have been learning about positions this week, for example:

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th.

Can you have some races at home with your family and decide who came 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on. You could have running races or see who can complete an activity the fastest? Please upload photos or videos to Tapestry.

Extension: Please complete the worksheet attached to show the order of the dinosaurs, if you don't have a printer, you can draw the dinosaurs in your workbook and write the order underneath.

Spellings: The words to learn for next week are:






RE: Can you create a nativity scene? You can draw in your workbook or you could create a collage or painting. I have attached an image below for inspiration. Have a lovely weekend!

Image result for nativity scene







The children have been reading, 'Where's My Teddy?' in their literacy lessons. Please listen to the story by clicking on the link below.

Can the children please design their own teddy bear in the workbook and give it a name. The children are learning that all names start with a capital letter so please write your bear's name and start with a capital letter. There is a capital letter mat attached to help you.

Extension: Can you write a few sentences and describe your teddy bear? Remember to use your sound mat to help you.

Maths: Please follow the link below to practice your maths skills. Please select number bonds to 10 and have a practice, you may need a number line to help you. You can challenge yourself with higher numbers too!

Spellings: The words for next week are:






Topic Project: The children have been learning about Guy Fawkes in their History lessons. Can you please create a fact file about The Gunpowder Plot. You can draw pictures and write facts about what happened. You may use a computer program, create a poster or use your workbook. Please feel free to be creative! The children can also act out the roles if they wish. This work will be due on Tapestry by Friday 12th December. Good luck!



Maths: The children have been practicing using a number line to subtract numbers from 20, they have also been making up their own sums. Please think of and write 10 sums in your workbook in list form. For example,

15 - 5 = 10

12 - 3 = 9

13 - 5 = 8

Remember to write your sums as neatly as possible. Please upload photos to Tapestry.

Extension: If you find smaller numbers easier, you can subtract using a 100 square (attached). For example, 80 - 10 = 70.

Computing: Please log into PurpleMash and create your own Avatar! You can do this by clicking on the image next to your name in the top right hand corner of their page. You can choose skin colour, hair colour and a uniform. I am also encouraging children to save pieces of work that they like so they can return to it later. PurpleMash always gives an option to save when you exit an activity. The children can think of a name for their file and save it.

Please don't worry if you do not have internet access at home, we will be practicing this at school too.

Art: The children have been learning about Remembrance day this week and how the symbol of the poppy is so important. Can you create a poppy at home? You can draw, paint or create a collage. Please upload photos to Tapestry.

Spellings: The Spellings for next week are:






Have a great weekend!




The children will be learning about acrostic poems. Can you complete the 'rocket' acrostic poem attached? You can use the sheet or write it in your book.

Extension: Can you write an acrostic poem using your name? Please complete in your work book.

Maths: The children have been listening to number stories and thinking of the best ways to solve the problem in the story. Please solve the number stories attached, you can write on the sheets or in your work book.

Extension: Can you write your own number story? Can you solve it?

Spellings: This week, the spellings are going to be 'tricky' words that you can't sound out, you just need to learn them! They are:






Art: If you have art resources at home, can you create a firework picture? The children have enjoyed getting creative at school this week. You could use paint, glitter or pencils/felt tip pens to make your picture. Please upload photos to Tapestry.