Year 1

Please see below some useful activities and websites to support your child at home, if they are in Year 1.


You can download the 'Year 1 Home Learning Pack' from the Twinkl website. Please register for free and use the code 'UKTWINKLHELPS' and click on the following link:

Year 1 Interactive Learning Links: Twinkl -

You can download the 'KS1 Home Learning Pack' from the Teacher's Pet website. Please register for free and click on the following link:

KS1 Home Learning Pack 2 -


  • Daily reading – school reading book, books from home, comics and so on

  • Phonics practise – phase 3 to 5 phonic games (see websites below)

  • Handwriting practise 

  • Write for a range of purposes: keep a diary, make a shopping list

  • While on lockdown a helicopter lands in your garden and the pilot shouts for you to jump in. Write what happens next. Why is he there? Where is he taking you? Who do you take with you? Is the pilot good or bad? Can you write a blurb for your story? Can you make a book cover?

  • Creative writing prompt sheets - download here

  • Contractions worksheet - download here

  • Practise reading and spelling the Year 1 Common Exception Words

  • Common Exception Words Workbook - click here

  • Watch the video to explain the difference between common and proper nouns and then play the games on the link too -

  • Adjectives - Follow the link to watch a video about adjectives, then complete the activities!

  • Recap on the suffix ‘ed’:

    • Play the ‘ed’ board game (see attached sheets). The instructions at the top give the children some good reminders

    • Practise some dictated sentences with an ‘ed’ focus (using one or two of the words from the board game sheets). Your children will be used to writing sentences that are read out to them and it is one of the Y1 English Writing objectives. All you have to do is read out a sentence (e.g. 'The boy played on the swing and jumped off the ropes' OR 'The girl banged the saucepan and thanked the NHS' etc.)


Useful English Websites:


  • Practise your number facts including number bonds to 10 and 20 (Use ‘Numbots’ on Times Tables Rockstars)

  • Practise adding and subtracting using objects around your home

  • Telling the time worksheet - download here

  • Identify and name 2D and 3D shapes in your home.  How many can you find and name?

  • Find a recipe online of your choice and measure out the ingredients with an adult

  • Using chalks or water and a paintbrush, write all the number facts you know on your garden path of fence (including number doubles and times tables). How quickly can you do it? How many facts can you write? How many facts give the answer 10?

  • Third Space Maths Hub (you will need to register for free) - downloadable resources

  • Practise reading and writing numbers to 100:

    • Use a 100 square ( Can your adult call out a number for you to find on the 100 square? Can they point to a number on the 100 square and you read it to them?

    • Can your adult call out a number and you write it (without the 100 square to help!)? For parents: Remind the children that when writing numbers like 52 the 2 goes over the 0 of the 50 (we don’t write 502!) This can be an error that lots of children of this age often make. If you go above 100 the children need to remember to be careful when they write the numbers, e.g. for 168 they do not write 10068

  • Refresh your learning of the days of the week in the correct order:

  • Refresh your learning of the months of the year in the correct order:

Useful Maths Websites:

Topic and Other Activities:​​​


  • Complete activities on this website, to unlock further resources! You will need to sign up, but it is completely free - click here

  • Research and name a range of plants, trees and animals 

  • Which animals are herbivores, omnivores and carnivores?

  • What does it mean to be healthy? Can you list the different foods we can eat to keep a balanced diet, ways to keep clean and how to be active?

  • Make a rain gauge from an empty plastic bottle. Cut the top ¼ of the bottle off, turn it upside down and place it inside the rest of the bottle to create a funnel. Place it in the garden and use a measuring jug to measure the rainfall collected

  • Draw around your shadow with chalk (from the same spot) at 9:00am, 12:00noon, 3:00pm and 6:00pm. Look at how your shadow has changed length and moved over the course of a day. Can you find out/explain why?


  • Keep active – Use the ‘GoNoodle’ website to complete dance routines indoors



  • A list of fun Geography based ideas to do around the home or garden - click here

  • Observe the weather each day and keep a weather diary


  • How many different ways can you find to play one instrument (or pan/other suitable household item)?

Useful Websites:

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