Tuesday January 12th 2021- Year 1 Home Learning

Good morning Year 1.

It was amazing to see your lovely, happy faces yesterday! If you missed the meeting this time, we will be having them every Monday at the same times for each class.

Here is your learning for today:

PHONICS: phase 3 ‘air, ure, er’ revision

Watch this short ‘Simply Phonics’ video which recaps the ‘air, ure and er’ sounds.

Word Treasure Hunt

How to Play:

Write the ‘ure, air, er’ words listed below on pieces of card (or kindly ask an adult to write them for you).

sure, cure, pure, treasure, mixture, chair, pair, stairs, hairbrush, fairy, her, feather, finger, germ, stern

  1. Ask an adult to hide the words around the house.
  2. Find the words that have been hidden.
  3. When you have found the words, read them then stick them in sound groups in your castle scrapbook.

Super Challenge (optional):

  • Choose some of the words found and write them neatly into sentences.


CASTLE CHALLENGE 1: Sleeping Beauty

Remind yourself of the Sleeping Beauty story listened to yesterday.

Think about:

  • Who were the different characters?
  • Who is your favourite character?
  • Why are they your favourite character?

  1. Draw and colour a picture of your favourite character.
  2. Use arrows and adjectives to label your picture. For example: blond hair, blue dress

(Tomorrow, you will be using these adjectives in descriptive sentences).


Have further practise subtracting (taking away) from 20 or 30 using the methods learnt.

  1. Subtract a number from 20 or 30 objects (dried pasta, marbles, Lego pieces, etc). How many do you have left?
  2. Count back in hops, the amount, starting from 20 or 30 on a number line. What number did you land on?

Example questions:

  • 20 – 5 =
  • 30 – 4 =
  • 20 – 11 =
  • 30 – 12 =
  • 20 – 9 =

Super challenge (optional):

Use a 100 square to subtract (take away) larger numbers. If you do not have this at home, use the image below:

Super Challenge Example Questions:

  • 50 – 22 =
  • 100 – 15 =
  • 40 – 18 =
  • 35 – 6 =
  • 27 – 9 =

CASTLE CHALLENGE 3: Witches Hat Craft

In the story Sleeping Beauty, there was a mean witch!

Use large pieces of paper or newspaper to create this origami witches hat.

After you have made it, you can decorate it.

READING: Oxford Reading Owl has a fantastic selection of Oxford Reading books for the children to read at their level.

  1. Follow the link: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/.
  2. Click on ‘Browse E-books’
  3. Click on ‘free e-book library’. 
  4. Choose a book
  5. You can be more specific in your book search and type by selecting browse by age or browse by series.

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

For further learning ideas whilst working at home, please have a look at the link below.


Time for a laugh with a cracking castle joke!

Q: What did the dragon say when he saw a knight approach?
A: Mmmmm, more tinned food!

Have a fantastic day!

The Year 1 Team