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The Year 1 virtual classroom- Summer Term


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 TimesTables Rockstars for 15 minutes 
  • Spend around 10/15 minutes completing a maths task 

Topic work - about 30 mins



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) 

  • Visit Phonics Play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/, which is a great site to continue reading words and applying sounds. You can access many games for free.
  • flash cards- focusing on phase 5 but recapping phase 2, 3, 4

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 TimesTables Rockstars/numbots
  • You could also practice counting to 20 and back, starting at any number and also counting in 10s, 2’s and 5’s. 

Topic Learning (30 minutes) Choose one per day:  

  • Science - Outdoor learning activities, if you have a garden only 
    • Looking at different materials in your house or garden- discuss their properties and how they differ from each other.
    • Recognising the change in seasons – How do we know it is Summer? (hours of daylight, seasonal changes)
    • Bug hunting and recording.
  • Design Technology - Make a cake and practice measuring all the ingredients. Practice measuring in different ways (length, weight, volume etc)
  • Create your own castle- Mote and Bailey, Hill Fort
  • Art - water colour painting of your favourite castle