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2D Shape Pictures

Year 1 Home Learning

Year 1 - Week 2


Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see the Year 1 guidance on how to support your child in learning at home by clicking the following link. This will download a Word document, 'Guidance to Parents', on to your device.


This week, we would like you to continue with your ‘Book of Books’. When you have really enjoyed reading a book with your grown up, choose your favourite part of the story and draw a picture of it. Below, write a sentence to describe your picture.

Please make sure that you are reading at least 4 times per week. This can be a mixture of school books and home books.



Grownups - please re-read the SoundsWrite tips in the Home Learning Guidance. Link.

Target sound: /ee/.

Spellings: e, ee, ea, y

Word list: be, bee, bleed, creak, dolly, eat, feet, freeze, funny, he, Jean, keep, meal, meet, messy, need, please, read, she, squeeze, stream, three, tree, tummy, wheat

Please practise some sounds using flashcards every day. Click this link.



This week, we would like you to learn to recognise, read and write the following everyday words:

 I, was, the

Can you put them into a sentence?


This week we would love to know about the books you have enjoyed. Choose one favourite story for the whole week (you might need to think hard about this). Below are 5 tasks for the week, enought for one a day (if you do this we recommend you follow our order) or you can choose the ones you'd like to do and fit them in when you can.

1. Act out your story for your grown up. You could use anything you like for this: puppets, stick pitcures, props etc. Be sure to show off your dramatic side and really get into character by using different voices.

2. Draw a story map or mountain of your story. See here for an example of a story mountain structureand below for an example of astory map.

3. Create a character profile about the main character in your book. If there is more than one you can choose your favourite. See here for a suggested layout.

4. Rewrite the story in your own words. This can be an extended piece of writing OR 5 simple sentences recapping the main events. 

5. 'Innovate' the story. You might change the ending, or have the story take place in a different setting. The possibilities are endless! You can record this in any way you choose; draw a story map, write down your new section of story, act it out or perform a puppet show (your adult could even film you!). 



This week we would like you to get involved in some practical maths. There are 5 shape activities and you can choose how to fit them in through the week. 

1. Take a look at these 2D Shape Pictures. Describe them to your grown up. What shapes can you see? How are they positioned? Can your grown up guess which picture you are describing?

2. Go on a shape hunt. Look in your home for 2D and 3D shapes. Shapes to look out for include: circle, triangle, square, oblong, sphere, cuboid, pyramid, cube, cylinder.

3. Play guess the shape with your grown up or a sibling. Take it in turns to think of a shape (you could pick from a list or pull an image out of a hat). Describe the properties of the shape: Is it 2D/3D? How many sides does it have? Etc. Can your partner guess your shape?

4. Create your own shape pictures. Write a list of all of the shapes you've used.

5.Play these shape games with your grown up. How well do you know the names of the 2D and 3D shapes?

2D shape game 3D shape game


Our science topic this term is ‘Animals including Humans’.

Use the BBC Bitesize website to explore ‘What are Birds?’, where you will find some interesting video clips and activities. Click below for the link.

BBC Bitesize - What are birds?

Ongoing History Project

Continue with your project based on a famous person in History. You can choose from the list in the following link. This document will download onto your device:

Year 1 History Project. You’ll also find more detail and guidance there!




There are lots of websites and Youtube channels which will give you fun ideas and activities to stay fit and healthy over this period. We have recommended a few below:

  Joe Wicks The Body Coach - 5 Minute Move for Kids - Yoga



Optional ‘creative learning’ activities

·       Daily Lego challenge link

·       Non-screen activities link

·       Spring mindfulness colouring link

        100 Things to do Indoors link

Optional ‘plugged in’ activities






Please see here for specific activities suitable for year one.

Here is our Year 1 Easter News Letter.  This includes a message from all the teachers as well as a holiday learning task.  We hope you are all keeping safe and wish you and your families all the best.

 Stay tuned for next term, the beginning of our new topic...Down on the Farm!