Tuesday 2nd February 2021- Year 1 Home Learning

Good morning Year 1.

It was lovely to see you all yesterday during our Google Meets. If you need the link to be sent again to you so you can join in, please ask an adult to email us using the Year 1 email address. We are really impressed with the learning that you are doing at home. It is also great to see photos of other things that you have been enjoying too. Remember to keep smiling and have fun!

Here is your learning for today:

PHONICS: Word Treasure Hunt

How to Play:

  1. Write the phase 3 words listed below on pieces of card (or kindly ask an adult to write them).
  • Ask an adult to hide the words around the house.
  • How quickly can you find the words that have been hidden? Can you beat the time if you played again?


CASTLE CHALLENGE 1: Write Your Own Fairy Tale (Over 2 days – Day 1)

Yesterday, you listened to the fairy tale, The Frog Prince. How many other fairy tales can you think of?

Today and tomorrow, your challenge is to write a short fairy tale of your own using the sentence starters below to help:

  • Once upon a time, there lived…
  • One day…
  • Suddenly…
  • Luckily…
  • He/She/They lived happily ever after!

Miss Baker’s short Fairy tale:

Once upon a time, there lived a prince. He was very sad because he thought he was very ugly.

One day, the prince was fed up of feeling ugly,. He threw a gold coin into his fairy wishing well and he made a wish to not be ugly anymore.

Suddenly, a tiny fairy flew to him. She told the prince that he had to do a kind deed before his wish was granted.

Luckily, he was a very kind prince already. He gave food to all of the poor people in his kingdom and he made everyone happy by telling them funny jokes. When the prince noticed how much the people liked him and how happy he made them all, he realised that he was not ugly at all. His kind and funny personality shone outwards for everyone to see. He did not need his wish to be granted after all!

The prince lived happily ever after!

You can ask an adult to help. You could write the story together and share ideas.

Top Tips:

  • Use finger spaces to separate the words.
  • Write on the line.
  • Use capital letter at the start of a sentence.
  • Use a full stop, an exclamation mark or a question mark at the end of a sentence.

CASTLE CHALLENGE 2:  Guess my 2D shape

Follow the link below to watch this short clip to learn about 2D shapes:


A 2D shape is a flat shape with sides and corners.

Have a look at the 2D shapes below. Think about what they look like and how they are different from the other shapes.

In pairs, choose a shape (without telling your partner).

In 2 minutes, describe as many different shapes that you can for your partner to guess by describing what it look like. You might tell them how many sides, the length of the sides and how many corners your shape has.

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.


Have a fantastic day!

The Year 1 Team