YEAR 1 & 2

YEAR ONE & TWO
This page contains lots of interactive games, practical ideas and printable resources to help you to support your child's  learning while they are at home. As well as accessing these resources, children should:
  • Read out loud to an adult for at least 10 minutes, twice each day.
  • Discuss books that they have read and those that are read to them, explaining clearly their understanding.
  • Complete allocated pages in Rising Stars Homework Books.
  • Complete allocated pages in Reading Comprehension Books.
  • Access Numbots or TTRockstars each day for 5 to 10 minutes.
Many thanks for you continued support,
Mrs. Neal, Mrs. Rowland and Mr. Horn
 
YEAR ONE
Children in Year One are currently working on the following areas:
 
READING
Using phonic knowledge to read unfamiliar words.
Reading familiar, repeated and common exception words on sight to improve pace and fluency. 
Reading contractions (e.g. I'm , I'll and don't).
Answering questions about what has been read using evidence from the text to support their answers.
 
WRITING
Forming all lower case and capital letters correctly.
Saying out loud what they are going to write about.
Join ideas with 'and.'
 
MATHEMATICS
Counting on and back in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.
Write numbers from 0 to 20 in numeral and words
Know by heart number bond and related subtraction facts, to and within 10 and then to 20.
 
YEAR TWO
Children in Year Two are currently working on the following areas:
 
READING
Use phonic knowledge to read unfamiliar words.
Read further common exception words on sight to improve pace and fluency. 
Ask and answer questions about what they have read, including those that require them to make inference on the basis of what characters say and do.
Explain and discuss their understanding of books that they have read and those that are read to them
 
WRITING
Recognise statements, questions and commands. 
Use and, but if and because to join sentences.
Use apotheoses for omission and possession. 
Spell all Y1 and Y2 common exception words.
 
MATHEMATICS
Counting on and back in multiples of 2, 3 and 5 from 0 and 10 from any given number.
Write numbers from 0 to 100 in numeral and words
Recall addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently and derive related facts to 100. 
 
 
COMMON EXCEPTION WORDS
Common exception words are words that do not follow the common phonetic spelling rules children learn in Year One and Year Two. Many of these exception words are used frequently, hence the use of 'common' in the name.
  • It is important that children can read these words on sight, as it supports their pace and fluency. 
  • Children also need to be able to spell the year group appropriate words accurately in their writing. 
Please use the games and activities below to support you child with learning to read and spell common exception words.
 
READING
Children should:
  • Read one of their school reading book aloud for 5 - 10 minutes, twice a day
  • Complete all of the allocated pages in the GCP Reading Comprehension book
The following websites also provide resources, advice and support to help develop children's reading and comprehension skills while they are at home.
OXFORD OWL
The Oxford Owl website is packed with expert advice, top tips and activity ideas. There is also a FREE eBook library, where you can access over 250 eBooks. Click on Oxford Owl to visit the website.
VOOKS

Vooks is a child-friendly, ad-free streaming library of read aloud animated storybooks, it is enjoyed by millions of children every week and trusted by parents all over the world.

GET EPIC
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READING COMPREHENSION 
The following downloadable packs are aimed to support children's reading and comprehension skills. The packs are closely matched to children's reading ability In order to ensure that your child is reading the at the correct level, please select the packs that match the colour of your child's reading book band. 
 
PHONICS
In June, all children in Year One will complete the Year One Phonics Screen. The Phonics Screen is a 'light touch' assessment, which aims to check that children have learned to decode to the appropriate standard. Children should recognise sounds in isolation and be able to read them in words and sentences. Use the following resources to support your child's phonic development while they are at home. 
 
WRITING
Use these resources to support children's writing skill while they are at home.
 
 
MATHEMATICS
 
NUMBOTS AND TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS
Encourage your child to use Numbots (Y1) and TT Rockstars (Y2) to practice their fluency while they are at home. Children should use these games for 5 to 10 minutes twice each day. 
 
WHITE ROSE MATHS 
The White Rose Maths Team have prepared a series of five maths lessons this week and will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION
The following downloadable packs are aimed to support children in developing their addition and subtraction skills.
Use these interactive resources to help your child to develop their understanding of addition and subtraction.
MONEY
 
HOME LEARNING PACKS
These mixed packs have been designed to consolidate children's prior learning, while they are at home. Please support your child in working through the pack. 
 
 
TOPIC
This half term out topic is "Why do we Remember the Great Fire of London?" Children have been learning to:
  • Develop an awareness of the past using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time
  • Ask and answer questions about the past
  • Choose and use part of stories and other sources to show what they know about the past
Use the following videos and interactive resources to further develop children's understanding of the Great Fire of London.
 
Great Fire of London - Music and Dance 
The audio programmes in this series explore The Great Fire of London and its aftermath through MusicDance and Drama activities.

Unit One 

Three Music programmes which include a number of songs to learn, including some based on well-known nursery rhymes such as London's Burning.

Unit Two

Presented by Pete Hillier, unit two continues the exploration of the Great Fire of London through Dance.

Unit Three

This unit focuses on Drama, with two programmes inviting the children to step into role to try out the 'virtual reality' exhibits at an interactive museum devoted to the Fire. 

 
The Great Fire of London - Learning Videos
Click on the images below to watch a range of videos about the events that happened during the Great Fire of London. After children have watched a video, please encourage children to discuss:
- The main events from the Great Fire of London 
- The reasons why the fire spread so quickly
- Why the fire was so significant and how London changed because of the fire 
- How we know about the past 
 
 
Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London 
Watch 'Magic Granddad and the Great Fire of London,' to find out why we remember Samuel Pepys. Use the BBC Bitesize activities to help children understand why Samuel Pepys's diaries were so important.
 
The Great Fire of London Game 
Encourage children to play the Great Fire of London Game to develop their understanding of the events that happened during the fire. This game also gives children an understanding of the different sources of evidence available to us find out about the past.
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 
It is recommended that children take part in at least 60 minutes physical activity each day. Use the following website to help children to stay active while they are at home.
 
 
SCIENCE -  Properties of Everyday Materials
In science lessons, the children have been learning to :
- Distinguish between objects and the materials that they are made from
- Identify and name a variety of everyday materials
- Compare and group together materials 
- Compare the suitability of materials
 
Please use the following interactive and printable resources to support your child's learning while they are at home.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Melting Investigation 
The Tin Forest - Properties of Materials
Watch the video of the book 'The Tin Forest' by Helen Ward. Encourage children to think carefully about the properties of different materials from the story and what these materials could be used for
Pirate Materials
This activity asks children to think about the materials used to build a pirate ship. This leads on to a challenge to build their own ships using appropriate materials. 
Design a Bug - Properties of Materials
This is a designing and making challenge with a science focus on materials. The PowerPoint provides the stimulus to get children designing their bugs and thinking about properties of materials. 
Learning Clips 
BBC Bitesize have a range of short video clips and 'Learner Guides' to support children's understanding in this area.