Thursday 25th February 2021- Year 1 Home Learning

Good morning Year 1.

Well done for your hard work so far this week. It looks like you have been having lots of fun! If you want photos to be shared on the Friday Gallery, please email them to our Year 1 email address before 3.00pm today.

Here is your learning for today:

PHONICS: Phase 4 ‘st’, ‘nd’, ‘mp’ Kim’s Game

Playing Kim´s game is a good way of developing memory skills, concentration and embedding learning whilst having fun!

How to play:

  1. Write out 4 of each word containing ‘st’, ‘nd’ and ‘mp’ consonant blends learnt this week on pieces of paper or card using different colour pens for each word. Some examples are below:

stamp, jump, lamp, limp, round, found, hand, kind, nest, best, list, dust

  • Place the words facing upwards.
  • Look at and read the words out loud.
  • Take it in turns to remove a word without your partner looking.
  • Guess the word that has been removed.
  • If you guess correctly, you get a point.
  • The first person with 10 points, wins the game.

Super challenge (optional): Take more than one word out at a time.

ROYAL DUTY 1: Home Sweet Home

Queen Elizabeth II is a very busy woman and she has many responsibilities. She is the Head of State of the United Kingdom, Head of the Commonwealth (54 countries) and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

The United Kingdom is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northam Ireland.

Ask an adult to draw an outline of the United Kingdom or print the PDF attached below

  1. Write where England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are on the map.
  2. Use a sticker or draw an arrow to show where you live on the map.


Image result for google earth

With an adult, follow the Google Earth link below to see where you live from space:

How to use Google Earth:

  1. Be patient and wait for it to load. Check in bottom left corner for it to be 100%.
  2. Click on the search (magnifying glass) icon on the left hand side.
  3. Type in your postcode to view your house and street or you could type in the school postcode (CO5 9DS). 
  4. Wait for it to load.
  5. You can move the position by holding the left curser and moving it to where you want to see. You can also zoom in and zoom out using the + and – icons on the bottom right corner.

Super challenge:

  1. Write sentences using ‘and, so, because’ conjunctions to describe where you live (do not email full details of where you live. This will not be put on the blog).

A conjunction joins two simple sentences together to make one longer sentence. Either side of the conjunction needs to make sense on its own.

For example:

I live in Kelvedon, which is in Essex, England.

There is a park, library and church in my village so we have different places to visit.

There is a train station and there are many shops.

My favourite place to visit in Kelvedon is the park because I like going on the swings.

ROYAL DUTY 2: Union Jack Flag

The Union Jack, one of the world’s most recognisable flags, combines the symbols of England’s patron saint St. George (red cross on a white background), Scotland’s patron saint St. Andrew (diagonal white on blue) and Ireland’s patron saint Saint Patrick (diagonal red cross on white).

Draw and colour your own Union Jack flag.

Use a ruler to draw the straight lines on the Union Jack Flag.

Top Tips:

  • First, draw the middle red cross.
  • Then, draw the red diagonal lines.
  • Finally, draw the blue triangles.

ROYAL DUTY 3: Royal Number Challenge

If this is the question, what is the answer?

  1. Ask an adult to write some addition questions to 20, 50 or 100 on strips of paper and the answers to the questions on separate pieces of paper.
  2. Pair the answers with the questions.
  3. Check the answers using the hundred square.

Top Tip:

Use the hundred square to count on from the larger number, the amount that is being added on. The number that you land on should be the answer!

ROYAL DUTY 4: English National Anthem

national anthem is a country’s national song. 

“God Save the Queen” is the national anthem of the United Kingdom.

When is the British National Anthem sung?

The National Anthem is played whenever The Queen makes a public appearance.

It is also sung at:

  • medal ceremonies for Team GB (representing all countries)
  • England and Northern Ireland football matches.
  • the end of all Remembrance Day services.

Listen to and sing to the English National Anthem below:

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
  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.

Radiant Royal Fact:

The queen invented a new breed of dog when her corgi mated with a dachshund belonging to her sister, Princess Margaret, creating the ‘dorgi’!

Have a great day!

The Year One Team