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Home Learning Tasks

Week beginning 6/7/20

Your mission, should you choose to accept it is...


As we near the end of the school year, we are thinking about our new classes and preparing to spread our wings and move on from Year 1 to Year 2.

This week for your English challenge, we would like you to write some sentences to introduce yourself to your new class teacher.

See below for more details and some suggestions that you might like to include.

This week we will be learning about Money.


See below for a mixture of fun challenges.


Don't forget to keep counting forwards and backwards too in 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's as often as you can. Jack Hartmann is always on hand to help with this.

Why not work out and count with Jack using this link!

This week's maths tasks

This week is Eco Earth Week in school.

If you'd like to explore this theme at home then please click on the link below to find some resources.


Reading: Continue to read as much as you can please. Read your books on Bug Club, your home reader, your library book and also any books from home that you have. Who will make our top ten readers on Bug Club each week?


Phonics: Use the phonic links on the Woodpecker children's page below to access phonics games and activities and enjoy playing them. PhonicsPlay has the games on it that we play in school and Espresso has great videos to teach the sounds. Your Espresso login is on the letter that came with your home learning pack. Also check out Letters and Sounds for Home and School on Youtube which now have brilliant daily phonics lessons to suit all levels. Why not subscribe to their channel!


Handwriting: Please choose any units you would like to focus on. Please don't attempt to join your letters yet if you find it tricky to form your letters in the correct direction. Correct letter formation should be secured first. Ask an adult to watch you form each letter to check you are ready to join. You will find all the practise sheets on the children's page. Copy the letter / joins into your home learning book as carefully as you can.


Spelling: By the end of year 1 children will need to be able to spell all of the common exception words (tricky words) and days of the week. On the spelling page below you will find links to various practise sheets. Feel free to choose 5 spellings a week to really focus on. You could write them on the sheet if you are able to print it out or just copy them into your home learning book. Can you also practise the words on your “crimes against spelling sheet?” Cross them off if you think you know them now.


Topic: This half terms theme is What A Wonderful World! We will be learning about hot and cold places in the world and the animals that live there. Please see our children's page for lots of lovely project ideas and resources to keep you busy over the next few weeks.


This is the end of this week's mission!

Good luck Woodpeckers and most importantly of all...

please try to stay safe and well!



                                   Take a look around our classroom.

In Year One we go on exciting trips to...

West Midlands Safari Park on a Santa Safari