Dear Parents and Carers in Y1,
Here are some activities which hopefully will keep you busy over the next few days.
If your child is using the internet for any of the activities below, please ensure they are supervised.
We would recommend that the children get a good mixture of fun activities, fresh air and exploration and formal learning times. Balance is the key, together with little and often.
Have lots of fun, keep well and see you soon.
Your child will be bringing an exciting home learning pack back with them today. This is full of fun and educational activities that the Y1 team have developed to support your children with their home learning.
If your child is not in school, and if you are able to, please could you pop in to school to collect your child's pack, or ask another parent to collect it for you.
The children will be bringing their homework books back with them today and there are lots of great activities in their homework grids that they can do.
(There is a link to the homework grid at the bottom of this page.)
MyMaths. All the children should have login details for this fabulous website - Practice number work, shape, space, measure and time!
This is a great counting song, and wonderful exercise too !!
Count to 100 song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgLtF3PMOc
Practice your Addition facts
Choose 5 addition facts from the grid on the next page to practise each day.
Start by practising the green and blue facts first.
Spend 5 minutes each day practising your number bonds to 10 and to 20.
Link to a website for practising your numberbonds:
Choose a maths game to play each day.
Have a go at inventing your own maths game.
Link to a blog on maths games:
One more and one less
Get some raisins, grapes, cereal pieces. Place some on a plate. If the grown up with you says ‘one more’, add one more and say what number you have now. If they say ‘one less’, eat one and count how many you have left.
Ask a grown up to give you some toys. Count how many you have. Can you put out another group of toys so you have one more and then one less?
Build a tower with bricks. Can you build another tower with one more brick? Can you build another with one less brick?
Make your own tens frames or print some off the internet and use counters, or anything you can find to use instead of counters (raisins, grapes, cereal pieces etc…..). Choose 2 numbers 1-digit numbers to add together , e.g. 7 + 5. On your tens frame set out 7 on one thing, e.g. raisins and then add another 5 of something else e.g. cereal pieces. Have you filled a tens frame? How many are in the next tens frame? What is your answer? Try this adding different numbers. You can also draw them out.
Link to video on using tens frames to add (2nd activity on video)
Use your tens frames and counters from the addition activity to practise subtracting. Make the first number using the tens frame and subtract the number of counters/ pieces to work out how many you now have. Try it with different numbers.
Watch the 3rd activity on the video:
Number bonds to 10
Practise your number bonds to 10 by playing the ‘Total of 10’ card game
Can you think of any new rules for playing this game?
Link to the ‘Total of 10’ card game:
Represent different numbers
Make your own tens frames or print some off the internet and use counters, or anything you can find to use instead of counters (raisins, grapes, cereal pieces etc…..) Start by using one tens frame to make numbers up to 10, then use a second tens frame to show numbers up to 20. You can also draw them out.
Link to video on using tens frames and counters to make numbers (see 2nd activity)
Fractions of shapes
Find things you can cut into halves and quarters, e.g a pizza, a cake, an apple.
Ask your grown up to draw some circles on a page. Can you split them into halves and quarters?
Link to video on fractions of shapes:
Time to o’clock and half past
Ask your grown up to draw a number line from 1-12 and cut out an arrow (this will be your hour hand). Each number represents an hour on the clock, so if the arrow points to 1 it is showing 1 o’clock. Position your arrow on different numbers and read out the time. Then put your arrow half way between 2 numbers. This represents half past, so if your arrow is half way between 2 and 3, it is half past 3.
Next draw a round clock and do the same with just one hand. Once you are happy telling the time with one hand, you can make a 2nd longer hand. This is your minute hand. Where should it point for o’clock? Where should it point for half past?
Link to video on telling the time to o’clock and half past:
Follow a recipe to bake some biscuits or cakes. Can you weigh out all the ingredients yourself?
Find food in your kitchen, such as a tin of beans. Can you find something which is heavier and something which is lighter?
Ask your group up for some money. Can you identify all the coins?
Can you make 10p? Can you find a different way to make 10p, using different coins? Try this for different amounts of money
Find something in your house you could use to measure with. They all need to be the same size e.g. counters, lego bricks, paper clips etc…. Choose different objects, such as a pen or book. Estimate how many counters etc… long it will be and then use them to measure what it actually is. Can you find different things round your house which are longer/shorter.
Make sure you are reading for a minimum of 20 mins a day. Write a little comment in your reading journal about the book you've read.
Choose a level, an area of interest and then a book. Look out! Some can be read to you too. There are also some fun videos to watch. Remember always ask an adult to help you and supervise you on the internet.
A large library of books ready to download onto PDF form and read on line.
Twinkl also have some great free resources and home learning packs for parents
Get active with your family! Choose a supermovers activity. Learn a dance routine or pretend to be a character on a computer game.