Year 1 Spellings

Every week, your children will be given new spellings to learn then we complete our spelling tests on a Friday morning. Please help your children to learn their spellings – we practise them every morning in school but practise makes perfect! The spelling words follow a new spelling rule each week and we also test tricky words.

Year 1 Home Learning Activities 29.6.20

Tasks 1

Keep going with your spellings.

English | Burlington Infant And Nursery

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.

Spell it! - a printable spelling game for any word list (K-3 ...


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.


Now where were we with the Wolf… oh yes he’s just arriving at Granma’s house!

 KS1 English: Little Red Riding Hood - Episode 5 - BBC Teach

Watch Episode 5 and 6

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.

Child's drawing of house plan with fire escape route marked. Crayons lying on top of drawing.Montessori mapping activities for introducing geography

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.

Capacity Display Posters (Cups)Wonderopolis

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

Wolf Sorry Letter Writing Frames (Little Red Riding Hood) (SB9125 ...Letter to Red Riding Hood | Teaching Resources

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 . . .

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!

© Talk for Writing 4

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!

The Skeleton Dance: Halloween Poem for Kids - Kids Portal For Parents

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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If you remember one thing this week – it is to be kind to yourself. Monday’s Challenges!

This is an extremely challenging time and if you or your child are feeling a little overwhelmed then this is completely normal.

We are in very strange circumstances and through our chats with you on the phone and through emails we know that you are all doing an amazing job!

If you would like some inspiration or ideas here are Monday’s challenges . . .


Weekly Spellings

  • for
  • not
  • will
  • day
  • looked
  • some
  • like
  • be
  • went
  • have

English –

Recap on the story of Jack and the Beanstalk by acting it out using props in your house.

We would love to see you dressed up as Jack or the giant! How are you going to make yourself look huge?

What could you use as the magic beans? Which part of your house will be the castle? Could you build one with chairs and sheets?

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Can you draw a story map or story mountain showing all the parts of the story? Draw and label your work.

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Maths –

Make number pebbles by collecting them from your garden or on your daily walk. If you can’t get out then use indoor objects like paper, buttons, sweets.

Get your child to write numbers appropriate for them on the pebbles. It may be to 10 or 20 or beyond. If you can’t collect 100 pebbles then just write a section – numbers 59-72 etc.

If you do collect 100 we’d love to see photographs of you! Who can collect the most? Your brother or sister?

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Mix up the pebbles and put them back in ascending or descending order! Can you put them in a line from left to right? Can you put them in a line from top to bottom?

Challenge your child – what number comes after 25? What number comes before 76. What number is one more or one less than 55.

Can you use the pebbles to find out what is 17 + 5? Put your finger on 17 and jump 5 spaces along. What is the answer? You could use one of your child’s toys to do the jumping!

Can you find out what 25-4 is by jumping backwards?

Once you have made these pebbles they can be used over and over again. Children learn from practising and playing so please revisit these a lot!

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You could also steal a pebble from the line and hide it! Your child has to work out which numbered pebble you have. Can they convince you? You’ve got 11 because it comes after 10 and before 12. You’ve got 32 because I can count on from 30.

Be active

Make your own obstacle course! Use household items to create it!

  • Line of tape to balance on.
  • Sofa cushions to hop between.
  • Table to crawl under.
  • Blanket over 2 chairs to crab walk through.
  • Tupperware containers to hurdle over.
  • Stuffed animals to roll over.
  • Plastic cups to run around.

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Think about directions. Columbus would have needed to!

Listen to and learn this song . . .

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Here’s your weekly spellings!

They are part of the 100 high frequency words.

  1. mum
  2. one
  3. them
  4. do
  5. me
  6. down
  7. dad
  8. big
  9. when
  10. see

100 High Frequency Words

There are 100 high frequency words that children need to be able to read and write by the end of year 1.

Each week we will post ten words for you to practise every day.

You could do Look, Cover, Write, Check or splat the word (with your hand or a flyswatter). Can your child think of a sentence with that word in? Can you say it in a monster/ witch/ mouse voice?

At the end of the week you can test your child and they could earn themselves a little treat! It could be bubbles in the garden or a yummy snack!

Don’t forget the ten you learnt last week! Keep reminding yourself of all the ones you have accumulated.

Year 1 Spellings

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