School Closure Home Learning Zone

We know that missing school isn’t easy for your children —or for you. But we also know that there are simple ways to turn unexpected time at home into exciting opportunities for children to learn, think, and grow.

We have put together some ideas and some links that we think your children will enjoy and should be able to be completed with little or no adult support. However, it is always fun to learn together!!

The KS1 Team

Learning at Home

As some of our Year 1 children continue to learn from home, we have made some changes to our weekly learning activities.

We strongly recommend that you commit to a sense of routine during these closure days and enable your child to complete the learning activities given; we all benefit from routine and structure and this can be particularly beneficial during unusual and concerning times such as these. We acknowledge that many parents will be working at home and the learning activities are designed to fit in with your own busy schedules.

We would like all our Year 1 children (whether attending school or learning from home) to complete the Core Learning tasks set on the Weekly Learning activities Grid each day. 

The children can then choose additional activities from the second grid if they wish or enjoy activities from the websites linked.


Learning at Home -  Core Learning Tasks and Additional Activities

Year 1 w/c 8th June Learning Activities

Year 1 w/c 8th June Maths Challenges


Year 1 w/c 15th June Learning Activities

Year 1 w/c 15th June 'are' phonics activity

Year 1 w/c 15th June 'ear' phonics roll and read game


Year 1 w/c 22nd June Learning Activities

Year 1 w/c 22nd June Shadow puppet template


Year 1 w/c 29th June Learning Activities

Year 1 w/c 29th June Leaf ID sheet

Year 1 w/c 29th June Superhero mask template


Year 1 w/c 6th July Learning Activities

Year 1 w/c 6th July Healthy eating activity

Year 1 w/c 6th July Sea creature facts

Year 1 w/c 6th July Spelling sheet

Year 1 w/c 6th July The layers of the ocean

Year 1 - What I am good at flower template


Year 1 w/c 13th July Learning Activities

Year 1 w/c 13th July Transition booklet

Year 1 w/c 13th July What-I-am-good-at-flower-template



White Rose Maths 

Complete a daily maths lesson from White Rose Maths. Watch the video together. Answer the questions/complete the activities. Mark the work together using the answer guides.

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12


BBC Bitesize -  Daily Lessons on the website and broadcast on BBC iplayer


Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown. The online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. They will provide new lessons and resources each week.



ARCHIVE - Weekly Learning Activities

Year 1 Week 1 Learning Activities

Year 1 Week 2 Learning Activities

Year 1 Week 3 and 4 Easter Activities

Year 1 Week 5 Learning Activities

Year 1 Week 6 Learning Activities

Year 1 Week 7 Learning Activities

Week 7 Resource - Ramadan Lantern Instructions

Week 7 Resource - VE Day Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Week 7 Resource - VE Day Powerpoint

Maths on the Move - Home Challenge Sheet Year 1 and 2

Year 1 Week 8 Learning Activities

Year 1 Week 9 Learning Activities

Year 1 Week 10 Learning Activities

Year 1 Week 11 Learning Activities

Week 11 Resource - Earth from the ISS Powerpoint

Week 11 Resource - Planets and the Solar System Reading Comprehension


Daily Phonics lessons

As a school we follow the Read Write Inc Spelling Programme.

RWI Inc are supporting parents during school closures by scheduling free phonics lessons every day on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons with one of the RWI trainers every day for the next two weeks.

Films will be streamed live and will only be available at the times below:

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm

Please try and watch these lessons and practice with your child every day.

Oxford Owl for Home

This amazing website has lots of activities and support for parents to help their children with their learning.


Activity Packs

My Home Learning Book EYFS and Y1

My Home Learning Book Y1

Key Stage One Learning Pack from Classroom Secrets

Key Stage One Learning Pack fromTwinkl

Key Stage One Learning Pack from Teacher's Pet

Key Stage One Learning Pack from TTS


Online Maths Resources:

TT Rockstars: Practise your times tables and mental division skills.

Numbots: Have fun with your number skills.

Hit the Button: Practise your number bonds to 10 and 20 against the clock.

Numberblocks: Watch some episodes of Numberblocks to practise your number skills. Try some of the games!


Off-Screen Maths Ideas:

Rolling numbers KS1 - Teach someone in your family to roll their numbers!

Rolling 2s

Rolling 5s

Rolling 10s

  • Can you find one more or one less than a given number?
  • Practise counting forwards and backwards to 40.
  • Bake some cakes together and measure out the ingredients
  • Can you teach someone in your family how to roll their 2s, 5s and 10s?


Online Reading Resources: 

Free online reading books through the Oxford Owls website (see link above)

Reading questions   Questions to ask your child when sharing stories or books.


Keep Active

Have fun and keep active with some of our favourite websites!

Go Noodle

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Active Maths


5 Minute Move – Workout 1

5 Minute Move – Workout 2

5 Minute Move – Workout 3


Writing Ideas:

  • Write a diary entry like Samuel Pepys.
  • Write a newspaper report about ‘The Great Fire of London’
  • Write a postcard to your teacher.
  • Write a story involving different members of your family. What might happen? Do they have to travel somewhere unusual? Do they have to defeat a monster?
  • Write a set of family rules. Could they begin with ‘We always…’ rather than ‘We do not…’
  • Write a rap/song/poem about something you are passionate about.


When you are writing, you could plan your idea, draft it, edit and then publish it in your very best presentation. Remember to think about your punctuation and make sure your sentences make sense.



  • You could practise your handwriting by copying out your favourite bits from a book or even your funniest joke.
  • Try writing your letters using different types of writing resources; e.g. pens, felt tips, pencils, glittery gel pens or in sand.


The spellings that children in Year 1 must know how to spell by the end of the year:

100 Keyword Checklist

next 100 (200) Keyword Checklist

My Home Learning Book - next 200 high frequency words



Home Learning Project

Try some activities from our Olympics Project. How could you present your ideas? In a book? A poster? A video?

Whole School Olympic Project

This includes a selection of activities that the children can choose to complete whilst at home. These are just suggestions as you might be able to think of other activities that spark their imaginations!



My Activity Booklet

Created by the Department for Education, the My Activity Passport includes a variety of age related activities that encourage children to take on new challenges and pursue their interests to build their character and wellbeing. Start with the previous checklists and work your way through them – how many can you achieve?



Additional Learning Resources:

Classroom Secrets:

  • Free access to online learning platform.


  • TTS have created a curriculum-focused independent learning resource with over 40 home learning activities all planned and all prepared. With a combination of independent and collaborative learning activities, the home learning books provide a great opportunity for parents to learn with their children.


Non Screen Activities

A Royal Visit

March 5, 2020
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Buddy Writers!

February 3, 2020
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Buddy Mile

January 20, 2020
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