Portishead Primary School

Portishead Primary School

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Week 1 spellings

Year 1 Home Learning

 Term 6 week 1


Year 1 Week Beginning: 1st June 2020
Curriculum Area Links and documents Description and Instructions
Reading  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/ 

Online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book. 


Genre Focus: Instructions 


Lesson 1: Sam’s Sandwich 

For this lesson, watch the video and listen to the story. When you have listened to the story, follow the teacher’s instructions to help you answer the questions in your exercise books. At the end, she will help you check your answers to see how well you have done! 


Lesson 2: Instructions: To commit a set of instructions to memory 

First, listen carefully to the instructions about how to make ‘A disgusting sandwich’ and join in with the actions. Follow the teacher as she models how to draw a story map of the instructions in your exercise book. 


Lesson 3: Instructions: To use the conjunction ‘and’ 

Have your story map ready to use from yesterday. Today is a grammar lesson. Follow the video and be ready to use your exercise book to practice writing some sentences using ‘and’. 


Lesson 4: Instructions: To write a set of instructions 

Have your story map ready to use again today. Listen carefully to the input in the video and follow how to write the first part of your instructions about how to make ‘A disgusting sandwich’. 


Lesson 5: Instructions: To continue to write a set of instructions 

Have your story map ready to use again today. Listen carefully to the input in the video and follow how to write the final part of your instructions about how to make ‘A disgusting sandwich’. 


Teachers would love parents to send the writing task to our Year 1 group email. Please do not upload any work online to any social media site 

Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5. 

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.


Phase 5 Mastery L16 a-e 

Phase 5 Mastery L17 e-e 

Phase 5 Mastery L18 1-e 

Watch all three phonics mastery lessons. You will need a pencil and some paper to complete the lesson.  

Spellings Week 1 spellings
This sheet will help you practise and master the spellings  from your English lessons.  

Each day’s learning videos can be found here: 



Listen carefully to the precise vocabulary that is being used to talk about mass and capacity. 


Lesson 1 Measure mass

Lesson 1 Answers Measure mass


Lesson 2 Compare mass

Lesson 2 Answers Compare_mass


Lesson 3 introduce capacity and volume

Lesson 3 Answers Introduce capacity and volume


Lesson 4 Measure capacity

Lesson 4 Answers Measure capacity



Friday’s lesson is the Family Challenge. The activity is on the same page as the learning videos, or you can find it on the BBC Bitesize Year 1 page. The most suitable questions for Year 1 are 1 and 2 but why not try the others with someone at home! 


If you are learning at home, you may want to try some practical activities to help you explore mass and capacity even further. 

You can also use the link to play a game involving mass: 



Challenge of the week: Nrich challenge Butterfly Flowers

We are working on Week 6 – wc 1st June  


This block of learning is all about measure. 


You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge. 


If you want an extra challenge, try the challenge of the week or use the link on the left for even more maths! 

Maths – online programmes 




Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day.


Please play on Numbots for at least 5 minutes per day. You use your Timetables Rockstars details to log in. The website is the same but if you use an app, you will need to download the Numbots app separately.


Key question: What do we know about the weather? 

In this lesson you will be recapping on what you already know about the 4 seasons and the different types of weather we often experience during them.   

Before you start the lesson talk about:  different times in the year and what was the weather like? What were you wearing?  What things did you do? Can you remember any special events that happen during different seasons? 


Click here to start your lesson.

Seasons Lesson 1 worksheet

  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry of you get things wrong. 
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper.  During the video you will be prompted to ‘Have your’ turn where you should answer questions or repeat key facts. 
  • Exit quiz – repeat questions from introductory quiz.  Did you do better this time? Well done 
  • Optional extension task – Write a short weather report about the weather where you are today.  Try to include some of the ‘Star words ‘you have learnt.  If you can find out the temperature to include in your report. 

Story time – watch the animated story about the different types of weather 


Resources: pencil and worksheet 

The worksheet provides a guide through each lesson’s tasks.  If you do not wish to print it out, tasks can be completed on paper or in a notebook. 


What is a continent? 

In this lesson we are going to be learning about the seven continents. We are going to learn what a Geographer is and how important they are. We will be looking at the seven continents, comparing their size and location on our planet. We will then be learning all about what the equator is.


You will need a pencil ad your exercise book to complete this lesson. Click on the link to start the lesson and stop when the teacher tells you to.  Start the lesson again when you have finished the task. 

Jo Wicks Daily PE Lesson 

Cosmic Kids Yoga  

Just Dance 


There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions. 

Examples by Andy Goldsworthy 

Examples suitable for children of any age 

Create some art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.  

Create your own picture or pattern with natural materials by and using things you find. Go on a walk or look in your garden or other outdoor space. Gather some small items together – leaves, petals, grasses, pebbles. (Don’t break bits off of trees or plants please!) Find a suitable space at home or outdoors. Arrange your items to make a pattern or picture. Take photos of your work to share. 

Wider Curriculum

Superhero Activity Worksheet

Super Hero Power 


EYFS and KS1 well-being activity sheet.pdf
Discover your superhero qualities with this fun activity!

Term 5


We always encourage all children to read at home and we know many of you have many lovely books to read. In order for your child to continue being able to read book banded reading books selected at their level of reading ability, your child now has an account with Bug Club https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 where they have been allocated reading books based on their book band or reading age. They have books to read in ‘My Stuff’ and then after completing all of the activities based on the books, they will go into ‘My Library’ to read. Please use our pupil guide below to help you navigate Bug Club. You should have received their username and password through an announcement on Class Charts (the school code is popr). If you have not received this, or have trouble accessing the site, please email your child's year group address.

We recommend reading 1 or 2 books a week rather than racing ahead - quality reading rather than quantity will help you improve your reading more. The first reading should focus on decoding, the second reading will focus on comprehension and completing the activities and try some reading with prosody (intonation, pitch and expression) for a few pages too when you read aloud.

Home learning packs are also available from the Hamilton Trust https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

Each pack contains 5 days of mixed reading, grammar, spelling and writing opportunities, planned around a weekly theme. Some days contain a lot of activities so please don't feel pressured to complete everything. Notes for parents and carers are included, as well as sheets which can be printed for children to work on. However, this is not essential and written responses could be recorded on paper, in a notebook, or typed.

Bug Club User Guide


Daily Maths lessons are provided through White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ which is a high-quality resource we use in school. For Years 1-6, each lesson video starts with a 'Flashback' to review prior learning, then a short tutorial video with example questions which are fully explained.

Follow-up worksheets can be downloaded below, although again, if you don't have access to a printer, these can be completed on paper. Answers are also provided so you can talk through your child's work and help them if they get stuck. For Early Years, each week is based around a story book but you don't need to have the book to do the activity.

Please also remind your child to practice their times tables recall frequently using Times Tables Rock Stars. Well done messages and house points are sent to the top 3 children in each Key Stage every Friday and many teachers set their own challenges and rewards for effort. If your child doesn't have their log-in details, please email their year group address for help.

 Resources Week 5 - 18th May









The wider Curriculum

Year 1 Term 5 home learning

Y1 Term 5 Spelling Overview

Year 1/2 Common Exception Words

Please also see the activities and resources for all year groups page for further more ideas.

Term 4

Active phonics challenges

Animals and humans activities

Colour by number times tables

Colour hunt

Fiction reading

Fix the sentences

Follow the instructions

Indoor activities

Materials experiment

Maths 2nd booklet

Maths booklet

Non-Fiction Reading

Origami fish

Origami frog hopper

Origami rabbit 

Poetry Reading

Properties of materials

Reading dogs guidance - help for parents

Rhyming cards

Spring themed maths booklet

Superhero mask 

Superhero stick puppet

Superhero writing prompts

Telling the time challenge

Telling the time

Unscramble the sentence

Year 1 Practical Ideas