Year 1 Learning Opportunities – Thursday 30th April

Good morning Year 1!

It has been amazing hearing from you and seeing the photos of the learning that you have been doing at home. If you haven’t shared any photos or given feedback of the learning yet, please drop us an email. If you are happy for us to share what you have done on the Year 1 Blog, please state in the email that you give us permission to do so. We are all missing you lots and would love to hear from you!

Here is a list of the learning opportunities for today. Have fun!

Kind Regards,

The Year 1 Team!

English: Think about somewhere nice that you have visited on holiday. Write descriptive sentences using ‘and’ conjunction and adjectives to describe it. You could use these descriptions to persuade others to visit!


I went to the beach in Cornwall and it had soft sand.  I paddled in the cold sea and I splashed in the big waves. I made a huge sand-castle and I put pretty shells on it.

Maths: Sing away the days and the months!

Days of the Week and Months of the Year

  1. Follow the link for a new days of the week song and dance to listen to and learn:
  2. Follow the link for the months of the year song: How many different ways can you jump up (star jump, turn, tuck jump) when you hear your birthday month?

Challenge: Practise writing the days of the week and the months of the year (spelling them correctly) using as many different colours as possible.

Other: Take a line for a walk with Paul Klee!

Paul Klee (18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940, Swiss German Artist inspired by the simple way that children drew)

Take a line for a walk around a piece of paper, without taking it off the page. Colour in the different sections created using a medium of your choice (pens, pencils, crayons, collage, paint)

PHONICS: Please see the attached PDF for this week’s daily phonic sessions and support structure.  This is to guide parents when supporting their child with phonics and will be most effective if it is done every day.

Phase 5: ay, oy, alternative pronunciation for ‘i’ and ‘c’

Useful phonics websites: (An adult must always check these)                                                     

READING: Oxford Reading Owl 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, 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.
  4. Andy’s Wild Workouts
  5. GoNoodle (YouTube videos)

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