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Year 1 Resources
Year 1 Home Learning

This page is to give you as much advice, help and activities to ensure your child's progress through this extraordinary period. You will find a break down of Mr Kenny's approach to Year 1's learning, English activities and advice, maths activities and advice, and weekly tasks set by Mr Kenny.

In Year 1, we love learning through exploring; I know this is difficult seeing that many of you are confined to your homes. But the thing to remember is that Millbrook’s Year 1 have the best imaginations ever. If we say we are in the Jurassic period they will bring that to life in seconds. Every day we go to a different country; spin a globe and choose a country. Let them explore it through Google and Youtube then compare their lives to these different cultures. The same goes for if they want to learn about polar explorers, rainforests, dinosaurs (of course), space, etc. Here are some websites to help get their creative juices going:

Weekly Tasks

Please find attached files. Please open the instructions first and if you don't have a printer; don't worry as you can easily just use a pen and paper to write sentences and answer problems.

English

I have just put together a small guide of what reading, phonics and handwriting looks like in Year 1 the expectations and some ideas of activities

Phonics (the sounds that make up words, and the alphabetical letters that make them) is taught every day at school at this age, and so it’ll be a good idea to practise your child's phonics skills over this time at home.

By the end of Year 1 in phonics, most pupils are:

  • Learning alternative letters for reading familiar sounds, for example: ai/ay (train/tray), oi/oy (coin/toy), w/wh(wet/when), f/ph (fish/photo)
  • Learning alternative pronunciations for familiar letters, for example: i (fin/find), c (cat/circus), ow (cow/blow), ch (chin/chef)
  • Learning alternative spellings for sounds, for example: r/wr(rat/wrap) n/gn/kn(nut/gnat/knit), air/ere/ear/are(pair/there/pear/ bare)

Reading and phonics at-home strategy:

Story books tend to be the go-to when we're reading at home, but your child may prefer non-fiction, especially if they’re interested in a particular topic. Go with it and drop any book snobbery! Whatever they want to read, read – that’s where the motivation will come from, so go with that!

If you’re still getting out and about, there’s plenty of scope for reading wherever you are, on signs or in supermarkets – help your child to see the usefulness of learning to read and their interest will sky-rocket.

The aim here is for you to encourage concentration when your child is being read a story. Whenever you’re reading to them, invite them to engage in discussion – cover the plot, the characters and where the story is set.

Understanding and interpreting stories at-home strategy:

Not for every book you read together – because developing a love of reading for reading’s sake is also key – but once a week, have them write a book review (or write one together; you can scribe while they dictate to you if needed). Get them to think about:

  • Who would the book be most suited for?
  • Who were the main characters in the book?
  • What happened, in what order?
  • Whether they would recommend the book to someone else.

Handwriting at-home strategy:

Writing is tiring for little hands, so make sure you stick to a maximum of 5-10 minutes a day for handwriting practice activities.


Websites
Oxford Owl Reading Tree-
Share an online book with your child
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/

Amazon audible books- https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Phonics Play-
Some great interactive games that the children love.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Phonics- Sound mats are available from Twinkl. Just create your free account using the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-4331-phase-1-5-sound-mat-pack

Mr Thorne- Pronunciation of phonic sounds can be tricky. Mr Thorne's Youtube channel helps with pronunciation and is very child friendly.
https://www.youtube.com/user/breakthruchris

Training Space- Every day at 9.45am Jane Considine is streaming live English lessons for every age group
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuaq74gHBALPcb1nbJ1EF2Q

IXL English- Packed full of English skills activities and quizzes,
https://uk.ixl.com/ela/

Literacy Shed- Brings stories to life using different videos. Discuss what happened in the stories with your child and then ask them to rewrite but with their own alterations.
https://www.literacyshed.com/the-ks1-shed.html

Handwriting- Some lovely handwriting sheets that allows your child to practice high frequency words as well.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/first-100-high-frequency-words-handwriting-activity-sheets-t-l-9435

Maths

Maths is very practical in Year 1, we use any objects around us to work out addition, subraction, division or multiplication problems. We have a huge emphasis on explaining how you got the correct answer so the children actually understand why the maths they used works. I have created a maths guide full of activities you can do at home so you can keep you child making progress and having fun.

Websites

White Rose Maths-A fantastic maths resource that gives you five lessons a week (in line with the curriculum) with a helpful video followed by a worksheet.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Topmarks- A variety of Maths games that are fun and engaging.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

IXL- Packed full of quizzes and activities.
https://uk.ixl.com/math/

NumberRock- Brilliant website with lots of Maths songs. Try to focus on the 2, 5 and 10s timestables. Plus the children love them!
https://numberock.com/

Jack Hatmann- An American chap that sings lots of Maths songs and more.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVcQH8A634mauPrGbWs7QlQ

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