Deanesfield Primary School

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Year 1 Exceptional Home Learning

Year 1 Home Learning - Week 13 (6th - 10th July 2020)

Video Messages from your Teachers!


Click on the links below to go to our Deanesfield YouTube channel, where you can see weekly videos from your teachers, as well as exciting activities and challenges from school staff that you can try whilst you're at home.


Don't forget, you can subscribe to channel to get alerts whenever new videos are uploaded.

Suggested Timetable


Here is a suggested timetable that you may want to use during this time.

It is only an example for you to follow if you would find it useful. Remember, the most important thing is to do what works best for you and your children - Be happy and stay safe!  J


  • 9:00 - 9:20 - Phonics (see phonics grid)
  • 9:20 - 9:40 - English
  • 9:40 - 10:00 -  Reading Eggs 
  • 10:00 - 10:30 - Break
  • 10:30 - 10:50 - Maths
  • 10:50 - 11:10 - Mathletics
  • 11:10 - 12:00 - Topic Grid
  • 12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch 
  • 13:00 - 15:00 - Project / Creative activities / Topic grid
  • 15:00 - 15:20 - Reading Eggs / Story

Whilst you are at home, why don’t you try some of these fantastic activities focusing on our learning about the weather?



  • Writing a non-fiction informative page/book about weather.
  • Writing a weather poem (e.g. shape, acrostic, rhyming, riddle).
  • Keeping a weather diary and recording your findings in a tally chart or table. Can you create a pictogram?
  • Writing and acting out your own weather report for your family. You could create a map of the UK as your own green screen!
  • Comparing the temperatures and different types of weather in different countries. Can you create a factfile about the different countries?
  • Making your own instruments to sound like the weather - create a song that you can teach to your family!
  • Create your own weather game (e.g. Snap, board games etc.). Can you write instructions explaining how to play the game?
  • Making a wind sock or even using an old plastic bottle to measure water levels. Can you write instructions for how to make your instrument or wind sock?
  • Designing clothes for hot or cold weather. Can you work out how much the outfit will cost? Create a poster to advertise your new clothing line! Maybe your could host your own fashion show but don't forget to create tickets to invite your family!
  • Finding out about animals and the weather they are most suited toCan you sort these animals into different groups and label their features? Can you write an explanation as to how you sorted them?
  • Finding out how weather affects the food that we eat - you could design your own healthy meal and create your own recipes!
  • Writing a story (e.g. ‘The Stormy Day’).
  • Finding out about how weather changes in each season - can you create a piece of art inspired by this?
  • Finding out about weather around the world. Can you record your findings in a fact file?
  • Create a piece of art inspired by the weather around you. Can you use shade and tone?
  • Experiment with hot and cold colours to show different weather.


Year 1 Home Learning Introduction (W.B. 6/7/20)

Miss Williamson introduces the home learning activities for this week.

English Grid Activities


Log on to Oak Academy and complete the activity with Miss Browne.







Think of a place you have been to or a place you have read about in a story.


Write a postcard from your fantasy setting.



Complete a new challenge on Reading Eggs.


Challenge: Have a look in the online library and read a new book to a member of your family.


Complete the word search.


Challenge: Write some sentences using these words.



Watch the video ‘Embarked’.


If you could bring any object to life, what would it be and why?





Watch the video ‘Once in a lifetime’.


Have a go at writing the ending to the story. Where do the turtles take him?








Topic Grid Activities


Here are a few ideas of some fun things you can enjoy doing at home.




Try making a raised salt painting. You will need: • Glue • Paint • Salt • Cardbaord






We are going to be learning more about the important of being healthy.


Have a look at the powerpoint on the ‘Eatwell’ plate and then have a go at designing your own balanced plate!





Find out all about Antarctica with the Oak Academy.









Its cosmic yoga time!





Find out about the significant person Amelia Earhart on the Oak Academy.











Think about an animal habitat and have a go at completing the activity.



The national geographic kids YouTube page is an excellent resource for finding out about animals and their habitats.



Computing home learning:

Hi children,

Here's your computing challenge this week. You will need to use arrows to give the monkey directions to collect the treasure. Have fun!

Mrs Fraser

Religious Education (R.E.) home learning:

Hello Year 1!

This week we are going to hear a story from the Hindu religion. It is the story of Rama and Sita.

Watch the video:

Challenge: Rama and Sita were welcomed home with lots of candles or diva lamps. Can you draw and decorate a candle. Maybe you could make a row of candles like in the story to light the way home for Rama and Sita.

Mrs Westall

Music home learning:

Do you know the instruments in the orchestra? Listen carefully to each instrument playing and see if you can guess which instrument makes that kind of sound. You might want to have a few goes and see if you can do better each time!

Mr Owen

Spanish home learning:

Face Parts (Horrible Green Monster!)

Keep practising your Spanish words for parts of the face and see if you can describe the PARTES DE LA CARA HORRIBLE MONSTRUO VERDE!

Parts of the Face

Do you know your Spanish words for parts of the face? Practise with this video!

Remember you can access Reading Eggs and Mathletics in the usual way!


Log on to and use the login march20 and password home and play your favourite games.


Have a go at practising your handwriting in your orange books or on a piece of paper. You could use different coloured pencils to make rainbow letters and words! The letter formation is in your personal organisers.