Year 1 Home Sports Day Ideas!

As we haven’t been able to enjoy Sports Day this year, here are some alternative ideas that you could try at home, in the garden or even during a visit to the park!

Task 1 Design and create a timetable of different races . . .

10 am Running races.

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10:20 am Egg and spoon.

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10:20 am Three legged race! (Warning: This should give you the giggles!)

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3:00pm Assault Course – using furniture you have at home; climb under tables, in and out of chairs, jump on cushion stepping stones etc.

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Put on your sports kit and get competitive with your family!


Task 2 Timed challenges

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Use a timer on your phone to see how long it takes you to . . .

  • Run around the garden 5 times.
  • Skip around the garden.
  • Do an assault course.

Compare your time against your family. Who was the fastest/ quickest?

Write down the times in a table to keep a record.


Task 3 Design and make medals and trophies.

Use junk modelling materials like these . . .

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Or a simple salt dough recipe . . .

Salt Dough Olympic Medals! - The Imagination Tree

2 cups of plain flour

1 cup of salt

3/4 of a cup of water

(Some food colouring if you would like to change the colour.)

Mix together these ingredients so that they create a dough. Shape, press into and mark the dough. Leave to dry out or bake on a very low temperature for two hours until hard to touch. Thread a piece of string or ribbon into the hole and wear your medal with pride!

Or even edible medals! These would go down a treat!

Medal cookies

The recipe is here –


Task 4 – Research an athlete of your choice.

If you are feeling motivated – create a fact sheet or book about them!

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Task 5 – Watch clips from the Olympics on YouTube alongside your child. Discuss the equipment, flags and nationalities, who came first, second etc.

You could write a report about a race that you found very exciting! First do a commentary for the video, so you know what to write. You could record this on your phone for your child.


Look at our earlier posts for other active home challenges, including paper plate tennis, dancing on newspaper stages, balloon fun and calming yoga!

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Tasks 1

Keep going with your spellings.

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Here’s a different game you can play with them.

Print out or copy this board. Write the words on pieces of paper and place them on the area of the board.

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On your turn, the other player will read you a spelling on a word card. You can spell the word out loud or write it down. If you’re correct, roll a dice and move ahead! (If you haven’t got a dice then just move one space ahead.) If you get it wrong, you will need to stay where you are! The first to the finish wins the game.

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The big question(s)

  • Should we always tell the truth?
  • Can a trickster be tricked?
  • Who is bravest: the Wolf or Grandma?

Grandma’s plan

We know from the events of this episode that Grandma is in the attic and

that Wolf has locked the door so that she cannot get out.

  • What is Grandma’s plan?
  • How will she escape?
  • Does she have another way out of the attic?
  • In pairs, create ‘The Great Escape Plan’.
  • You might want to draw your plan first and then write how you plan to escape next to it.

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Grandma’s Great Escape Plan

Graph Paper for High School Math


This week we are continuing our learning about measurement, but moving on to capacity.

Capacity is the total amount that something can hold.

Watch this video and discuss. Sing and dance along! It asks you to shout out some answers to comparisons too!



Get three cups that are the same.

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Adult to fill the cups – one is full of water/ juice, one is half full and one is empty.

Ask your child to talk about the capacity; reminding them of what they know about capacity. Can they use the language of full, empty, half-full? If not you will need to model it.

We anticipate that some children will say, “to the middle” with half-full. It’s worth exploring what half means – when something is in two equal parts; half the cup is empty, half has water in it.

If your child needs a challenge then get a fourth cup and fill it a quarter full! (A quarter is four equal parts.) Or even three quarters full!

Ask your child to put the cups in order from the least capacity to the most.

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Use pieces of paper to label the cups empty, half full, full etc.


Tasks 2


Watch the final episode…

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The big question(s)

  • Are you satisfied with the ending of the story?
  • Did you want something different to happen at the end?
  • Who is the hero?

Vocabulary to discuss

clambered, a clearing, embarrassment

Write a sorry letter from the Wolf

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There are songs to accompany each of the episodes on . .

Primary Music KS1: Little Red Riding Hood - BBC Teach

Can you try and learn some of them? Discuss the different types of music and instruments you can hear?

Do you enjoy the songs? Why? Which part? How did the song make you feel?

Can you compare two of the songs? Is ‘The Wolfie Blues’ a fast or slow song? This is called the tempo.

Could you add movements or actions to the song? Make up a dance and perform it.


There are also Little Red Riding Hood ballets that you can watch . . .

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Comment on the movements of each character. How does the wolf move compared to the woodcutter? What does this represent.

Use lots of verbs; creeping, gliding.



Allow your child to play with a variety of water containers from your kitchen or bathroom.

You could do this in the garden in a paddling pool or a washing up bowl or in the bath or sink.

Please remember to supervise your child when they are playing with water.

Listen to them and encourage them to use the language of capacity.

Exploring Capacity with Coloured Water - The Imagination Tree

Then ask your child to think about the capacity of the cups yesterday.

Get the three cups again. Yesterday you filled the cups. Today ask your child to.

Can you fill this so that it is full, half full, empty! Challenge with a quarter full or three quarters full.

Ask your child to record this pictorially today. For example by drawing a line to show the water level on the cup.

Look out for more challenges coming later this week . . .

Year 1 . . . keep going with these challenges!

This week the weather forecast is showing lots of sunny weather.

Here are some challenges, if you are able to safely get outside . . .

(Remember to wear you hat and sun cream if you are playing and learning outside.)

  • Inspect an insect!

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Watch . . .

. . . and write the three characteristics of insects.

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  • Research an insect of your choice.
  • Here are some videos of minibeasts; describe the way they look and move. Can you identify it as an insect using your knowledge from the SciShow Kids clip?

  • Hunt for minibeasts. Use minibeast keys in order to identify them.

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  • Play a game of beetle drive.

Draw a beetle of another type of insect. Remember the key parts of the insect that you have learnt, for example the thorax.

Cut the beetle up into different parts so that it’s like a jigsaw.

Get a dice and take it in turns to roll it. If you roll a

1 . . . you can collect the legs.

2 . . . collect a wing.

3 . . . collect the abdomen.

4 . . . collect the thorax

5 . . . collect the antennae

6 . . . collect the head.

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You could also hide these parts in your garden if you want to make it trickier!

  • Watch and listen to some stories by the author Eric Carle.

Here are some online versions:

  • Can you write a recall of the story?

If you are feeling really creative – change the insect . . . The bad tempered worm!

(These stories are fab because they have repetitive language in.)

  • Create a collage like Eric Carle

Choose which insect you would like to create so that you know which colours to use.

Paint or use pencils to shade areas of paper. Once dry, tear them up and arrange them to create the insect.

Assembling collages

  • Create a natural collage of a minibeast.

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  • Make minibeast stones.

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  • Find out about minibeast microhabitats here . . .

and make a minibeast hotel using old plastic bottles packed with sticks, stones and cones.

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  • Enjoy walks with your family and write a forest school diary about what you have done outdoors this week!


  • Use your knowledge of measurement and length from last week to create minibeast wings that are 2 metres long!Use anything you have in your recycling to make the wings! Straws joined together, tubes, cardboard, paper, boxes, napkins, tissue.

    Use a metre stick or tape measure to measure the wings to 2m.

    Draw a plan on squared paper before you begin! Your design may change.

Here’s some ideas to inspire you . ..

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Have fun outside this week!

Year 1 tasks for the next 2 weeks.

We are looking forward to welcoming some of you back this week!

We are going to be focusing on Little Red Riding Hood in English and measurement in Maths for the next two weeks. We hope you have fun!

In light of this, you will need a tape measure this week! String will be handy too!

Here are the first set of tasks . . .

Look out for more in the next few days.



English –

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Read and listen to the first episode.

The big question(s)

  • Is Mrs Midgley telling the truth?
  • Should Red Riding Hood be scared?
  • Can you believe in something if you have not seen it / them?
  • Do dreams ever come true?

Vocabulary to discuss pigtails, spire, supper, fir cones, tall stories, lull her to sleep

Little Red Riding Hood loves red…red clothes and red food.

Choose a colour (maybe your favourite colour) and draw and write a list of food that you’d buy or put in your basket. Use red if you find it hard to imagine a new colour.

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If you are feeling creative . . .

There is a lot of conversation in this episode so children may benefit from some hot-seating activities.

Hot-seating is when one person acts as a character from the story and other people ask them questions. They have to answer as if they were that character (in role!)

So one of you could dress up as Little Red Riding Hood! A red tea-towel over your head would be enough!

The other thinks of questions to ask her such as . . .

  • Why do you like red so much? (Make up the answers in character – “Because it’s my favourite colour! It’s so bright and striking and everyone can see me coming!”
  • Who do you live with?
  • What do you think about Mrs Midgley’s wolf story?

Then you could swap over and change characters! Could one of you be Mrs Midgley? The wolf? Ma?

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Maths- Measurement! Social distancing.

This week we are focusing on length.

Length can be the distance between two points.

In order to keep ourselves safe, the government have given us special rules.

Look at the pictures below and discuss them. Which rule is being shown? What can you see? What do you notice? What is it showing? Do you have any experience of doing this? Have your parents? PSHE considerations – how did it feel?

(We anticipate that some of the words the children use may be – “a part, gaps, room, moved away, spread out, not touching, a long way, queues, lines, waiting, arrows.” These are non-standard words for length and distance. They might use some standard words such as metres, centimetres, miles etc.)

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Jump on the broom but stay two metres a part!

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So what does 2 metres mean? What does it look like? What could you use to show me?

Use a tape measure or metre stick (you could create a metre stick by measuring out a stick 1 m long or some string) to measure out two metres on the floor.

Problem solve using a 1 metre stick to measure 2 metres by doubling the length!

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Collect a pile of you child’s toys.

We need to make social distanced queues using the toys. Each toy must be two metres apart!

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Have different amount of toys in each pile. Which queue is the longest? Which is the shortest? Compare them; using the language of shorter and longer. How long is each queue – count in twos. This queue is 14 metres long.

Record their queues on a piece of paper. How can you illustrate that there is two metres between each toy? (Arrows and labelling 2 metres.)

Remember to count and order numbers with your child every day too! Write numbers on small pieces of paper or use the number pebbles we made a few weeks ago!

Listen to and join in with counting songs to 100.



If your child enjoyed role-playing in Task 1 why not act out the whole story!

This is a great way to retell, remember and discuss the characters.

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Watch the second episode of Little Red Riding Hood

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The big question(s)

  • Can you ever trust a Wolf?
  • Do you feel sorry for the Wolf?
  • Is it ok for anyone to be that hungry?
  • Who do you need to keep a close eye on?

Vocabulary to discuss

restful, moonbeams, I presume, delissh, lunged, yelp, ruins, ointment,

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Time to see the vet!

  • Get into pairs (you can do this at home with somebody!)
  • One of you is the Wolf and the other is the vet.
  • The Wolf needs to tell the vet what has happened to his nose – you can decide if you want to tell the truth or make up a different reason for your sore nose.
  • The vet will need to tell the Wolf how he can get better – you might want to think about an interesting treatment for the Wolf.
  • You do not need to write this down – have some fun talking!


But if you do want to extend it:

Write some speech for the text in the speech bubbles:

Little Red Riding Hood Editable Speech Bubbles

Some reading and writing challenges:

Read and write the sentences below and add some more interesting words or detail to improve them.

  1. The Wolf saw a hedgehog.
  2. The hedgehog was scared.
  3. The Wolf looked for food in his house.
  4. The Wolf saw a girl.

Remember to use punctuation and apply your phonic knowledge!


If you are in need of a challenge . . .

Look at some images of Little Red Riding Hood made by artists and write sentences about them.

Here are some to inspire you . . .

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If you want to…

Game 2 Tic Tac Toe

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Pick 2 sight words one for you and one for your child. Take turns writing the word until someone has 3 in a row.



Set up queues outside of your child’s toys – some 2 metres apart and some not!

We need to check that they are socially distancing appropriately!

Children to practise measuring out 2 metres in between each toy.

Use language such as, “This is further than 2 metres. This is shorter than 2 metres. This is only a 1 metre distance.”

Use chalk on the ground to mark 2 metre intervals.

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Remember to keep playing lots of mathematical board games!

Use ones you have at home or print them off . . .

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A really good learning activity would be to make your own snakes and ladders board as it involves writing numbers in order to 100. If you are feeling really clever start at 100 and write backwards to 1!

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We think these should keep you busy!

Remember practice makes perfect! Revisit our older posts if you want some other Maths, English or spellings.

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Year 1 Friday Challenges! Your last challenges before half term!

Here is your last weekly challenge before half term!

Make sure you have a lovely rest next week and enjoy playing with your toys, talking to your family and exercising safely outside if your situation allows.



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You’ve guessed it! It’s Forest School Diary time!

Because we are learning about the 5 senses we challenge you to write 5 interesting paragraphs. Don’t’ forget the adjectives!

  1. What did you touch and how did it feel?
  2. For example, When I went on my daily exercise today I felt the harsh and bitter wind, pulling back my hair. It hit my ears and made them feel icily cold.
  3. What did you taste?
  4. This one is a bit trickier! Did you take a snack? Could you use this paragraph for a metaphor? I could almost taste the freshly cut, green grass just like a cow munching upon it!
  5. What did you hear? Was it a nice sound? How did it make your body react?
  6. The screeching of a cars wheels made me turn and wince.
  7. What did you see?
  8. What could you smell?



You could also write number equations on real balloons and let your child pop them if they can work out the answer!

Daily Ten will give you ten subtraction questions. Can you answer them before the time runs out!


Be active!

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The sense of sight


Our eyes work together to allow us to see. To test how they work together you will need:

  • 4 pennies
  • a paper cup
  • Drop the penny. Do this again with one eye covered and then with both eyes open. Which way is easier? Your eyes work together for proper depth perception. Using both eyes should be easier to determine when the penny was above the cup.
  • Set the paper cup on a table about 2 feet in front of your subject who should be sitting in a chair at the table. Have the person cover one eye. Hold a penny in your hand about 1.5 feet above the table. Slowly move your hand in front of, in back of and to the sides of the paper cup. When, the person thinks you are above the cup, have them say “Drop”.
  1. Smell



Test your sense of smell this week by using small bowls with various odor producing substances in  and a blindfold!

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Year 1 Wednesday Challenges

We hope that you can enjoy the sunshine today safely! Here are your challenges!



In the story the author uses adjectives to describe the objects Pippety uses to trick the other characters.

These adjectives link to our learning about the 5 senses as you can imagine the sharp thorn etc.

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Think about these four adjectives –






Can you think of a sentence to explain what they mean? You might need to look in a dictionary or online.

For example, Something that is soft feels nice to touch. It is not rough or hard.

Can you think of an action to depict this word?

How many sounds has this word got in it? S-o-f-t. The /ee/ sound in shiny is a /y/

Now think of 4 things that are soft, sharp, shiny and bright.

Can you find things in your house that are soft? Write them in a list.


Maths –

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This can be done with any delicious food!

You might try fruit such as blueberries. Raisins and crisps are great as you can get your hands on lots of them.

Start with ten or twenty. How many did you eat? 20-8= (How many are left?)


Here’s an online subtraction game to practise your knowledge.

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Be active

Number Run

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Write numbers on different paper plates. Scatter the paper plates around the yard. Call out a number. Have the players run to find that number and bring it back to the start. Score a point for every correct number you find.




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The sense of taste comes from taste receptors on your tongue. However, your taste is, also, influenced by your sense of smell. To test this you will need skittles or fruity sweets of various flavours and a partner. Have your partner hold his or her nose. Give the skittles one at a time to your partner. Don’t let them see what colour it is. Have them try to guess the flavour. Record the answers. Do the experiment again but not holding your nose! Which way made it easier to determine the flavour?

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It’s going to be an ace Monday Year 1! Positive-thinking-hats at the ready!

Welcome to another week.

We hope that these activities will help your learning and give you some fun and giggles along the way!

Later in the week a balloon and some paper plates might come in handy!

This weeks spellings are all related to our body. You now know lots of games to help you remember them because you did them last week. Just take a look at our earlier posts.

  1. hand
  2. skull
  3. body
  4. head
  5. arms
  6. nose
  7. mouth
  8. hair
  9. ears
  10. toes
  11. fingers
  12. thigh


This week we will be focussing on the story you learnt last week – Pippety Skycap!

Here it is to remind you . . .

A message from Talk for Writing

Pippety Skycap – A tale of mischief!

Once upon a time, there was a pixie called Pippety Skycap who lived in the corner cupboard in a room just like yours. Pippety loved to have fun and loved to giggle, but most of all he loved to play tricks. One cloudy morning, he woke up feeling full of mischief. So, he put on his best blue jacket, squeezed into his spotty boots and set off to find some fun – hoppity skip, hoppity skip, hoppity skip.

Soon, he came to the old stone bridge where a grumpy troll was sleeping. “Now for some fun!” giggled Pippety and he pulled a soft feather from his pocket. Nearer and nearer he crept to the troll until he could tickle his warty nose with the feather. “A-A-A-CHOO!” The poor old troll woke up with a huge sneeze and tried to grab the tricky pixie. Luckily, Pippety was a tiny pixie, a teeny pixie and he slipped through the troll’s fat fingers. Off he sped – hoppity skip, hoppity skip, hoppity skip.

Next, he came to a prickly bush where a ginger cat was watching the birds. “Now for some fun!” giggled Pippety and he snapped off a sharp thorn from the bush. Nearer and nearer he crept to the cat until he could prick her tail with the thorn. “OUCH! OUCH! OUCH!” The poor cat spun round with a yowl and a howl and swiped at the tricky pixie. Luckily, Pippety was a tiny pixie, a teeny pixie and he dodged the long, sharp claws. Off he sped, hoppity skip, hoppity skip, hoppity skip.

Soon, he came to riverbank where an old toad was dozing on a shiny lily pad. “Now for some fun!” giggled Pippety and he pulled a bright blue balloon from his pocket. Nearer and nearer he crept to the toad until he was right beside his ear. He blew and he blew and he blew until – BANG! “My poor ears!” croaked the toad and he wibbled and wobbled and finally fell into the river with a gigantic splash.

Unfortunately, Pippety had not seen that on the next lily pad was the King Toad. It looked at him with mean, beady eyes, flicked out an enormous tongue and covered him in a thick, sticky goo! “YUCK!” cried Pippety and he ran off, squishing and squelching and squelching and squishing all the way home. That evening, Pippety Skycap had a long, hot bath, snuggled up with a mug of hot chocolate and thought about his day. He remembered the sticky, oozy goo that had covered him head to foot and frowned. “I’ll just have to be a careful tricky pixie tomorrow,” he mumbled and settled down to plan some more mischief!

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Now that you know the story, ask your child these questions. Ensure you child writes the answers in full sentences, using capital letters and full stops.

1. Where does Pippety Skycap live? Pippety Skycap lives …

2. What does Pippety love to do?

3. What is his favourite thing to do?

4. What happened to the troll?

5. What happened to the cat?

6. What happened to the old toad?

7. What did the King Toad do to Pippety?

8. Do you think Pippety will be a good pixie from now on? How do you know?



Watch this clip, ‘What is subtraction?’

You can even take  a quiz to check your understanding!

Subtraction games!

Subtraction Lego Game - The Kindergarten Connection

Build towers using lego/ cheerios/ books etc.

Challenge your child.

You have 19 books. I take away 5. How many are left?

Can you write this as an equation. 19-5=14

Repeat many times.


You could write the equation and ask your child to show you using the lego!


Be active

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Can your child pull a face to represent this emotion too?

Can you remember a time when you were excited or grateful?



We’re continuing with our learning about skeletons today!

Function 3 – Strength and movement!

Make your skeleton move by doing the skeleton dance!

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Experiment – Think about the shape of bones. Some of the strongest bones are found in our arms and legs. Using a piece of paper can you make it into the strongest shape possible? Compare them to the shape of the bones in your skeleton.

Your shape must be able to hold a weight off the table. (Like a small bag of sugar, a book or a stone.)


Here are some ways . . . (don’t show your child until the end! So that they can get creative!)

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Thursday’s Challenges! Well done and keep up the hard work!


Stack words! Build with words! Write some of the words onto cups or toilet roll tubes! Read them as you stack them! Read them as they fall down!

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Egg carton number bonds! Or ice trays! Or anything with 10 holes in!

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You will need two sets of objects. This could be pasta and blueberries. It could be white marshmallow and pink marshmallows.

Start using 10 holes – this could be an egg carton – or one made out of two chopped up!

Your child can fill in in anyway they like using their two sets of objects. Then make statements about it. I have 2 blueberries and 8 pieces of pasta. 2+8=10. Why does it always equal 10? Because there are ten holes.

Progress to 20 holes and repeat. You could even use one set of objects like above – 14 red counters and 6 empty; 14+6=20.

If you’d like a further challenge here’s images to work out what the number bonds are! You could draw some too!

Number Bonds to 20 Worksheets

Be Active

Need to relax – maybe be try this guided meditation


Watch this interesting clip about bones!

Skeleton Function 2 – Protection

Your skeleton is hard and strong, providing the perfect protection for your soft internal organs. A good example of part of the skeleton with an important protective role is your skull, which helps keep your brain safe if you bang your head. Can you think which part of the skeleton protects your heart and lungs?

Can you sketch one of these parts? A skull of the ribs? These ones are particularly effective using chalk and black paper.

Drawing Time Lapse: Skull [White Pencil/Black Paper] - YouTubeSkeleton - white chalk on black paper | White chalk, Art

This video might help you!


Tuesday’s challenges for year 1!

Read the story of Pippety Skycap again! Can your child remember what happened next? Can your child join in with the repeated parts?

“hoppity skip, hoppity skip, hoppity skip”

“Now for some fun!” giggled Pippety



Game 2 Tic Tac Toe

Pick 2 sight words one for you and one for your child. Take turns writing the word until someone has 3 in a row.

Tic-Tac-Toe - Playdough To Plato



Number bonds to 20.

Make a number bonds bead bracelet!

Get some string and thread 10 pieces of pasta onto it.

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Move one piece of pasta to the side so that there is a gap. How many are left – 9. The number bond is 1+9=10

Then systematically move another piece of pasta – now we have got 2 on this side and 8 on the other – 2+8=10.

Continue until you have all the number bonds to 10 – don’t forget 0+10=10 and 10+0=10

Look at the ones which are reversed; 2+8 and 8+2.

Now try with 20 pieces of pasta on a string.

0+20=20            20=0=20

1+19=20            19+1=20

2+18=20            18+2=20

Compare your findings – are there any patterns? 8+2=10 and 18+2=20


Be Active-but calm

Try out these yoga poses!

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Listen to these songs in order to learn the names of some of the bones in your skeleton!

The Human Skeleton – why do we have bones? – Science Experiments ...

Now make a model and label the parts of the skeleton; here are some creative ideas using pasta and cotton buds. You could also sketch a diagram of a skeleton.

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This version was made outside with sticks and stones. Could you do this in your garden?

Human skeletons made from sticks and stones--this would be great ...


Year 1 Thursday’s Challenges


Listen to the story of Jim and the Beanstalk again. Talk about the similarities and differences between this story and the traditional tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. Compare the characters , where the story is set and some of the plot. What happens that is similar? Which part is different?

You could draw and write some of them in a table like this.

Comparing Jack/Jim and the Beanstalk | Teaching Resources


Here’s a game to play with an adult! This is a basic form of the ancient game of Nim.

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How do you play?
You’ll need an adult to play with.
You will also need seven objects, such as counters, blocks, toys, pasta, stones.

Place the 7 counters in a pile and starting with the adult, take turns to take away either one or two counters.
The person who takes the last counter wins.
Swap who goes first, and keep playing until you work out a winning strategy.

Does it matter who has the first turn?
What happens when there are three counters left?
How can you win at this game?
What happens when you start the game with more counters?

Link this to subtraction – 7-1=6 then I took away 2. 6-2=4 and so on . . .

Start with a different amount of counters in the middle. Record what happens in a number sentence and by crossing out images.

Be active  

Try some mindfulness meditation.

We know that this is a really tough and stressful time. We hope that this activity might make you feel calm and positive. It focusses on breathing.

Mindfulness Meditation for Kids | BREATHING EXERCISE | Guided ...


If you haven’t seen the story time that was posted on the school website last week about Odd Dog Out maybe you could watch it now – or watch the BBC Bedtime stories version (which is really good!).

The author and illustrator Rob Biddulph has been posting drawing tutorials– why not have a go at drawing your own Odd Dog Out – dress it in whatever you want. We’d love you to email them to us too!

DrawWithRob 2 Sausage Dog - YouTube

We will not be posting any formal learning for Friday due to it being our VE day celebrations.

We would love you to decorate your homes in red, white and blue and have a picnic! Please email pictures of you and your family celebrating to us. We can’t wait to see them!

If you are looking for some homemade inspiration take a look at these . . .

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I have baked scones in preparation; this recipe was really easy to use!

Recipes | Mary Berry