Year 1 Learning Opportunities – Monday 20th April

Good morning Year 1!

We hope you had a good Easter break and got some lovely treats from the Easter Bunny!

Here is a list of the learning opportunities for today.

Just a polite reminder that the activities will need adult interaction and guidance so the children benefit from the learning opportunities as much as possible.

We wish that you are all in good health and hope you are enjoying some family time together.  

We are all missing you lots!

Kind Regards,

The Year 1 Team!

English: Spring Word Search

Watch “Down on the farm” at Spring Farm Alpacas (CBeebies)

  • Make a list of different spring words from the video (fruit, vegetables, carrots, chicks, farm, lambs, wheat, etc).
  • Create a springtime word search (using capital letters) including words that you listed from the video.

Maths: Who can make the biggest number?

In a pair (or more), roll your dice 3 times each. Use the numbers rolled to make a 3 digit number, eg, 236. Who can make the biggest number by swapping round the digits you have rolled? For example, 236 can become 632. Compare answers and discuss why one is bigger than the other by comparing the amount of hundreds, tens and ones each person has. The person with the highest number wins a point. Repeat activity 5 times. The person with the most points, wins the game!

Challenge- Roll your dice 4 times to introduce thousands, hundreds, tens and ones.

Other: It’s Good To Be Different!

Read the Elmer story. If you haven’t got the book, please follow the link:

  1. Think about and discuss how we are the same and how we are different from each other. Reinforce how it is OK to be different and if we were all the same, the world would be a boring place!
  2. Pick 2 objects from inside or outside: How are they the same? How are they different? Repeat with other objects.


This weeks focus: zz, qu, ch (Phase 3 revision).

Phonics Play is offering free subscription during school closure. This enables you and the children to have full access to the Phonics Play resources. Please spend some time, this week, to familiarise with the site and resources.

Any online game must be checked first by an adult and closely monitored. Children also benefit from applying the sounds they are learning through writing them into sentences as well as reading them.

READING: Oxford Reading Owl is a free resource that has increased its available resources during school closure. It has a fantastic selection of Oxford Reading books for the children to read at their level.

  1. Follow the link:
  2. Click on ‘Browse E-books’
  3. Click on ‘free e-book library’. 
  4. Choose a book

As well as listening to the children read, it also benefits them to hear adults read and discuss the story.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: As well as having fun in the garden for daily exercise (throwing and catching, running, skipping, bouncing on a trampoline, etc), some other fun routines for the children to follow are:

  1. Wake Up, Shake Up Lazytown
  2. Cosmic Kids Yoga.
  3. Joe Wicks Daily PE lessons.

These can be typed into a search engine by an adult who will then need to monitor them.

Have fun!

One Comment

  1. Anonymous says:

    Please could the learning opportunities be posted earlier (maybe even the night before) then as patents we have time to prepare, Thank you

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