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Year 1 and 2 home learning

During the time that your child may be away from school we will keep this page updated with learning activities for you and your child at home.  These activities will reflect the same objectives that will be delivered to the children attending school.

If you or your child would like any further activities then you can use the link on our useful websites and home learning page here.

If you need any help with passwords or access then please email us on:

We will endeavour to try to help and try to respond as soon as possible.  Please appreciate that we may not be able to help with all issues remotely.  


Week beginning 1st June 2020


Don’t forget to read every day!

You can read books from home but also don’t forget to login to Bug Club and read the books that have been allocated to you. (Your login is on the front of your Reading Diary) Your teacher will be able to see which books you have read and how well you have done on the quiz! Good luck!

Look in the phonics section below to find other places where you can read online for free!

Reading Challenges

  • Share a book with someone in your house. Take turns to read a page each.
  • Login to Espresso using the link below and listen to the story ‘The Lonely Beast’.

Then click on the Activities tab on the left of the page and complete the comprehension questions about the story.


The children would do 10-15 minutes of phonics each day in school.  

Phonics play is offering free access to all parents for home use.

Year 1

  • Login to Phonics Play and choose a game to play from phase 5.

  • This week the children in school will be focussing on 2 new sounds. Here are the sentences that we will be using to teach the children the sounds;

oe – Joe hurt his toe

e-e – Pete the athlete

Can you think of any words that have this pattern? Have a go at writing them. Draw a picture to match each word.

Can you write them in a sentence?

Here are some example words if you are having trouble thinking of them;

toe  potatoes   tomatoes   volcanoes  

concrete    theme    compete Eve   these   delete

  • Look at the common exception words in the middle of your Reading Diary. Choose 3 new words and practise spelling these daily. Use the different methods suggested in the front of your Spelling Log Book. Ask someone to give you a spelling quiz based on the common exception words you have learnt over the last few weeks.
  • Login to Phonics Play Comics using the link below and read some of the comics available.

If you are running low on books to read, there are lots of short little comic books on this website linked to the phonic phases for you to enjoy and practise your phonics.

Year 2

Phase 6 activities

  • Login to Espresso using the link below;

Play any of the games from the Prefixes, Suffixes and Word Endings section. Play one game each day.

  • Also, pick 3 new common exception words from the middle of your reading diary and practise spelling these each day. Ask someone to give you a spelling quiz based on the common exception words you have learnt over the last few weeks.


There are lots of books for you to read in the ‘My Bookshelf’ section of Oxford Owl if you are running low on Bug Club.

Click on the class login

Username: RWyear2 (the password has been previously sent via text message)



This week we will be using BBC bitesize to teach our English lessons. Please login to BBC bitesize using the link below and click on your child’s correct year group. A lesson will appear each day (use the date for guidance) There will be a video to watch (sometimes more than 1) and there will be a few activities to complete.

Here is an overview of what the children will be learning this week;

Year 1

Monday – Using capital letters and full stops

Tuesday – Writing commands

Wednesday – What are suffixes?

Thursday – Using exclamation marks

Friday – Forming letters accurately and using the suffix ly

Year 2

Monday – Using capital letters and other punctuation

Tuesday – Writing command sentences using a range of punctuation

Wednesday – Suffixes

Thursday – Using noun phrases and exclamation marks

Friday – Applying the suffix ly


KS1 Optional Writing Activity (this activity will last approximately 1-2 days)

Login to Espresso using the link above and watch the video called ‘A Pet Robot’. Imagine that you have been given a pet robot for your birthday and you take him into school for Show and Tell. Your teacher doesn’t know that your toy is a robot. Write a story about all the mischief that your pet robot could cause in school.


This week we are asking you to go on the White Rose Maths website using the link below. These lessons are in line with the work we would be doing if we were at school so they will ensure that your child keeps up to date with the maths curriculum whilst at home. The videos will also help you to understand how we would teach this particular unit of maths. Please note that the activities are no longer available on the White Rose website so we have uploaded them to this page. You can find them by scrolling to the very bottom of this page.

Click on the correct year group for your child (please don’t attempt a higher year group as this is not how the maths scheme is designed to work) and you will see a lesson for each day of the week. (for W/C 11th May) Watch the video and then complete the activity. (Scroll to the bottom of this page for the activities which are available for you to download) Don’t worry if you are not able to print out the activity sheet, just attempt the questions and write your answers on a piece of paper.
Here is an overview of what each year group is covering this week;

Year 1

Lesson 1 – Measure mass

Lesson 2 – Compare mass

Lesson 3 – Introduce capacity and volume

Lesson 4 – Measure capacity

Lesson 5 – Maths Challenge

Year 2

Lesson 1 – The 10 times table

Lesson 2 – Sharing

Lesson 3 – Grouping

Lesson 4 – Odd and even numbers

Lesson 5 – Maths Challenge


KS1 Additional Maths Activities

  • Login to Numbots (logins are on reading diaries) and complete an activity. (Try and do this at least twice over the week)
  • Login to Times Tables Rock Stars (Year 2s only) and practise your times tables facts. (Try and do this at least 3 times over the week)
  • Login to the Hit The Button website and practise your mental arithmetic.  (Try and do this at least twice over the week)


KS1 Science Experiments

Parents: This half term we would like the children to carry out some scientific investigations at home. Each week pick from one of the experiments below to try – they do not need to be done in order! Before carrying out the investigations talk with your child about what they predict will happen, what equipment they will need and how the experiment is going to be done. We have attached an Experiment Recording Sheet for you to use. There are 2 extra experiments that are just for fun!


Dancing Raisins

What happens when you drop raisins into still water and fizzy water? Make a prediction using the recording sheet and explain what happens. Why do you think this happens?


Which substances will dissolve in hot water? Which substances will dissolve in cold water? Is there a substance that dissolves in both? Make a prediction and record your results in a chart.

Float or sink?

Find out which fruit and vegetables float and which ones sink. Can you make a prediction before you try it out? Record your results in the table and talk to a grown up about the reasons why they float or sink.


Make a parachute that floats to the ground following the instructions on the sheet. How can you make it so that it travels slowly? Does the parachute spin? How could you change your design?

Melt the ice

Can you find the quickest way to melt an ice cube? You can use the suggestions shown or think of your own way! Record your results on the investigation sheet.

Pirate Ship

Using your knowledge of materials, can you design a Pirate ship that will float on water. Talk with an adult about which materials you could use and why? Try it out on water once you have built it.

Just for fun!

Fireworks – make your own fireworks in a bottle!

Fruity sweets – make a rainbow of colours using sweets!



Our Summer Topic is due to be ‘Sand and Seas.’ We had planned to spend the second half of the Summer Term exploring seaside locations and also looking at seaside holiday in the past.  

Here are some activities that you could do this half term.  Aim to do 1 or 2 activities each week.

  • Login to Espresso using the link below:

This link will take you to the  ‘Journey to the Coast’ page. From here there are lots of things that you can do and find out about the seaside.

  • Click on the video tab and watch the video called ‘The Coast’. Then click on the activities tab and complete the missing word activity.
  • Click on the activities tab and play the matching pairs game.
  • Watch the video called ‘The Coast’. Write down a list of all the different features you spotted at the seaside location. If you want to make it more of a challenge, try to predict what some of features might be before you watch. Give yourself a point for each feature that you guessed correctly.
  • Watch the video about the tourist information centre. Write a list of all the things that you could do. Which one would you choose to do and why?
  • Watch the video about Blackpool. Create a leaflet encouraging people to visit Blackpool. Make sure your leaflet is bright and colourful and includes some sentences to explain all the exciting things that you can do in Blackpool.  
  • Watch the video about different places to stay. For each different place, think of 1 good reason to stay there and 1 reason not to stay there. Write your reasons in a sentence and then decide which one you would choose to stay in and explain why.
  • Watch the video called ‘The Great British Clean’. Design and make a poster that encourages people to keep the beach clean and take their rubbish away with them. Be sure to include the reasons why we should keep our beaches clean.
  • This half term our DT topic would have been designing and making a seaside snack. Imagine you are going on a day trip to the seaside. What would you like to take for your picnic? Draw a picture of your picnic and label each item. Now design a unique ice-lolly or ice-cream that you could have as a treat on your day at the seaside. Think of flavours that you have not seen used before. Draw a picture of your ice-lolly or ice-cream and list the ingredients. You may even get a chance to make your lolly or ice-cream! Don’t forget to give your seaside treat a name!
  • Write a letter to Grandparent / Parent and ask them what seaside holidays were like when they were a child. Find out where they went, how they got there and what sort of activities they did on their holiday.
  • Watch the videos about seaside holidays in the past. List all the things that are different to seaside holidays today.