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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Year 1 - Autumn Term

Y1 Home Learning 

Approximate Directed Activity Time - 1 hour  - 1.5 hours per day

Ideally, every day we would like children to do the following: 

English work - about 30/35 mins

  • Read to an adult or older sibling for 10 minutes 
  • Practice some spelling or phonic work with an adult for 10 minutes 
  • Spend around 10-15 minutes writing practising their writing 

Maths work - about 25/30 mins

  • Practice counting or using NumBots for 15 minutes 
  • Spend around 10/15 minutes completing a maths task 

Topic work - about 30 mins

  • Complete one of our themed activities (Science, RE, Art etc.)


Helping your child with home learning - what to do:  

Reading (10 minutes).

  • Ask an adult to hear your child read their school reading book. If you do not have a school reading book, you can use a picture book from home or an online book
  • Listen out for them reading confidently, without having to sound each word out individually.
  • Can they read with expression? Please spend a few minutes talking about the book, what happened in the book, what they think about it and why etc.

Phonics and Spelling (10 minutes) 

  • You can complete one of the spelling and phonics mats below (there are 3 different levels for each mat so that you can choose the best for your child)
  • Visit Phonics Play, which is a great site to continue reading words and applying sounds. You can access many games for free.

Writing (10-15 minutes)

  • ‘Super Sentences’. The children should write at least 1 super sentence a day. This can be about anything they like. When they are writing ask them to
    • practice what they want to say in their head before they write
    • use a capital letter and full stop
    • leave spaces between words
    • sound out words 

For some children one really good sentence is enough, some will be able and keen to write more. Go with your child’s level of confidence and ability - this should be a fun activity. We have included some story setting pictures below that you can use to write about if you would like, but you can write about anything. 

Maths (30 minutes)

  • Log onto Numbots and let your child practice their key skills for 10/15 mins or so. If you cannot remember or don't have a log on, please contact Miss Scott (Maths Lead) on 
  • You could also practising counting to 20 and back, starting at any number and also counting in 10s, 2’s and 5’s. 
  • Activity Books (10-15 minutes) Encourage your child to spend 10-15 minutes per day working through the activities in the maths practice book below. 

Topic Learning (30 minutes) Choose one per day: 

  • RE - What is your favourite Bible story? Reread it together and then ask the children to tell you what they have remembered. They can draw a picture of the story and then they could label the people in their picture or write a simple sentence underneath. 
  • Science - Outdoor learning activities, if you have a garden only and do one of the following: (if you do not have a garden, there is an alternative activity sheet below)
    • Learning the names of different flowering plants and trees.
    • Identifying the different parts of a plant.
    • Recognising the change in seasons – How do we know it is Autumn? (hours of daylight, seasonal changes)
    • Bug hunting and recording.
  • Design Technology -Make a cake and practise measuring all the ingredients. Practise measuring in different ways (length, weight, volume etc
  • Computing - Uses of technology survey (download below) 
  • Art - design and make a card for family and friends