Lowfield Primary School
Lowfield Primary School

Year 1

Miss Frays Challenge
1. I spy/list A-Z items in your house, you can challenge your parents /carers or your siblings to see who can find the most items. 
2. Write an acrostic poem using your name or Lowfield

Maths Activities with your child

  1. Practice recalling number bonds instantly to 5 (5+0, 4+1, 3+2); number bonds to 10 (10+0, 9+1, 8+2, 7+3, 6+4, 5+5); and number bonds to 20 (20+0, 19+1, 18+2, 17+3, 16+4, 15+5, 14+6, 13+7, 12+8, 11+9, 10+10); Don’t forget the sums can also be said the other way eg, 11+9 or 9+11.


  1. Play ‘ping pong’ to practice instant recall of number bonds to 5,10 or 20.  You say a number they respond instantly with answer, and so on.


  1. Practice counting in 2s, 5, and 10s to 100. Practice counting from any given number. Use the stairs to count in steps of 2,5 and 10. When out in the garden count in steps of 2, 5 or 10.



  1. Make a hundred square, either use the numbers printed at the end (and cut them out) or get your child to write out all the numbers they know to one hundred on small pieces of paper to recreate their hundred square.


  1. Choose a number from the hundred square. Use this number all day. Can they count out that number of objects from around the house accurately?



  1. Can they tell you the number that is one less, one more, ten less and ten more? If it is a 2-digit number can they tell you how many tens and how many ones? For example, they choose 23 one more is 24, one less is 22, 10 more is 33, 10 less is 13.  23 has 2 tens and 3 ones.



  1. Can they do that many star jumps, catch a ball that number of times, hop, jump, bunny hop that number of times.


  1.  Play ‘I’m thinking of a number’ game.  Pick a number between 1 and 100.  Encourage the children to ask you questions about the number. Eg, is your number greater than 35.  If the answer is yes then could turn all the numbers from 1 to 35 over on the 100 square.  If no then they could turn all the cards over from 35 to 100.  Then get them to ask you another question, Does it have _ tens?   When the number has be found let them pick a number and you ask the questions.


  1. Can they write addition and number facts for this number, for example, 20 + 3 = 23, 3 + 20 = 23, 23 – 20 = 3, 23 – 3 = 20,     10 + 13 = 23,    22 + 1 = 23


  1. Practice doubling (up to 12) and halving numbers from 20.  Use objects around the house to aid their learning.  Use the numbers from the 100 square.  Eg, you choose 6, they count out 6 objects then as they are doubling count out another 6.  Practice writing the sum 6 + 6 = 12 (found by adding objects altogether).  Say the stem sentence Double 6 is 12.  When halving encourage them to share out the objects one at a time ( one for you and one for me)  into 2 piles until no more objects left.  Use stem sentence half of _ is _.


  1.  Play games like snap and pairs duplicating the number cards you want to use.


  1. Play board games such as snakes and ladders as this will help with number recognition to 100.


  1.  Go on a shape hunt around the house and the garden, decide on a shape you will look for, eg, could be 2D shapes – triangle, rectangle, square or circle.  Ask your child about how many sides or corners the shape has, what else do they notice?  Are all the sides the same length? Are the sides straight or curved?  Your shape could be 3D – cube, cuboid, cylinder, triangular prism.  Ask your child how many faces the shape has, how many sides, how many corners (vertices), are the sides straight or curved? 


  1. Choose a different shape every day and keep a log of the total number of that shape.  By the end of the week they could recreate their own pictogram or bar chart showing that number of shapes.


Ask some questions around what they found eg,


Which shape did they find more of?  Which shape was the least?  What is the difference between the squares and the rectangles?




1.    Play the shape guessing game.  Say different properties about the shape, for example “it has 4 sides” let them have a guess, if they are not correct, give them another fact “it has 4 sides all the same length.”




2.   Encourage them to create a shape picture using objects to draw around and then cut them out.  Get then to label each shape correctly.  Can they write some properties about the shapes?




3.   Use mathematical language daily around the house.  Look at 2 different objects, ask “Which is taller?” “Which is longer?” “Which is shorter?”  Use Lego blocks or other objects to measure the length or height of something.  Try with a different object, do they measure the same?  Why might they not?




4.   Could they find something around the house that is 10 Lego blocks long?  Did they find anything longer/taller than 10 Lego blocks?  Did they find anything shorter?  Choose 3 objects could they put them in order from shortest to tallest or shortest to longest?




5.   Think about time – how long is 1 minute?  How long is 1 hour?  How long is half an hour?  Use a clock to show them what each means




6.   Practice doing activities using a one-minute timer.  How many star jumps can they do in a minute?  How many hops in a minute? Can they beat their score the day after?  Ask them were they quicker or slower than yesterday?  Encourage your child to estimate how long it will take them to get dressed or undressed and let them time themselves.  Can they do it quicker the next day?




7.   Think about days of the week can they say them in the correct order?  Get them to practice writing them correctly.  Ask them questions about the different days.  How many days in a week?  What day comes after ____?  Which day comes before _____?




Think about the months of the year. Can they say them in the correct order?  Get them to Practice spelling them correctly.


Look at a calendar.  How many days are there in April?  How many days are there in February?  How many days are there in July?  Which month comes after _____?  Which month comes before _____?  Which month comes between ______ and ____?




8.   Give your child different coins and notes to practice recognising, identifying and counting using money.  When they know the coins and notes values, give your child a ‘story’ problem to solve.  For example, Tom has 20p he buys a pack of sweets at 10p.  How much does he have left?   Alisha buys a banana at 5p, an apple at 6p and an orange at 8p.  How much does she spend altogether?
















































































































Literacy Activities with your child


  1. Read or listen to the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oaw-d3r_gIc   (simple Story)


 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOJ_A5tgBKM  (more detailed)


Day 1

Mind map a list of adjectives to describe

  • Goldilocks
  • Daddy Bear
  • Mummy Bear
  • Baby Bear

Think of adjectives to describe the 3 bowls of porridge, the 3 chairs and the 3 beds.

Remember if you use more than one adjective use a comma between them.

Can you think of any other adjectives you could use to describe the characters or the different objects?


Day 2

Draw a story map and then retell the story in your own words. Use some of the adjectives from yesterday.

Day 3

Write a letter to the bears from Goldilocks saying how sorry she is.

Set it out like the example;


                                                                        5 Buttercup Lane

                                                                        The Village.


Dear 3 Bears,

 I am sorry …







Day 4

Write a letter from the Bears to Goldilocks to say they accept her apology.

Set if out like the previous day but with Bears address.  (Make up your own)

Dear Goldilocks,

We were happay to get the letter to say how sorry you were.

(What could the bears do to make Goldilocks happy? – write this in your letter)


Day 5

Re-write the story but use different characters.

Either change Goldilocks to someone else  (eg, a boy or an animal)

Or change the bears to different animals eating different food (eg, 3 rabbits eating different  sized lettuces)

Get Creative

Click on the link for some free craft and art activities to try at home with your child.  Keep on drawing, using scssors and keeping up those fne motor skills whilst you are at home.





PE with Joe Wicks


Tune into you tube at 9am Monday to Friday to take part n a PE session with Joe Wicks or you could do at a later time.  Stay fit, active and well.  




Home Learning Ideas


Home Schooling - Spring 2

Y1/2 – Geography

  • Google Maps to identify oceans, continents, countries and cities around the world.  Good for recognising and comparing human and physical features.
  • World Geography Games – Website to support the above and more
  • Playgeography.com – Quiz questions to support the above
  • Pen pals – Activity to send letters around the world to explore places and people who live there
  • Create ‘birds-eye’ view of maps of each room of the house – create a key for each map e.g. colour/symbol
  • National Geographic – Website to allow children to create online maps
  • Topmarks – Weather, maps, locations etc.

Y1/2 – History

  • education.com – History activities e.g. crafts games etc.
  • BBC Bitesize KS1 – Covers topics on significant people, periods (time) and different historical themes
  • BBC.co.uk/history/forkids/ - Information and activities
  • Primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk – World History, significant events

Y2 – ICT

  • BBC Bitesize – information on how animation works.
  • Microsoft Photostory 3, Active Inspire, Powerpoint – all free to make a photostory
  • Youtube – Examples of stop-motion animation
  • Windows Movie Player – Free to make animations
  • Writing pen pal letters on Word, Active Inspire, Powerpoint to practice adding media, text, learn typing skills

Y1 – ICT

  • BBC Bitezise – Information on making charts
  • J2data – Making charts, branching databases etc.
  • Writing pen pal letters on Word, Active Inspire, Powerpoint to practice adding media, text, learn typing skills     

Other Useful Websites:

  • Ducksters – Variety of educational games
  • Twinkl – Great for curriculum knowledge, printable resources, online resources, currently free for a month
  • Phonics Play – Great to develop reading, currently free
  • Topmarks – Covers most subjects with games/ideas for many key stages

Below are some useful websites your child can go on where there are lots of educational games and activities to complete.


Phonics Games

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ -supposed to be offering a months free trial to parents

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies- lots of games, radio for listening activities etc

https://www.starfall.com/h/index-kindergarten.php  Lots of activities for phonics, reading games and simple maths activities.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ free login using username march20 password:home


https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds lots of phonics games

https://www.ictgames.com/ - literacy games


Maths Activities:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/ - lots of activities counting, ordering numbers, shape recognition, calculation etc

https://www.ictgames.com/ maths activities to try at home


https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga - great yoga training for children to keep them active

Youtube – search for go noodle lots of short dances/routines to copy




Parent Information Spring 2


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Parent Information Spring 1


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Parent Information Autumn 2


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Pirate Day


A pirate themed day full of fun and putting our pirate learning to the test! We had to fulfil pirate duties such as check the rigging, steer the ship and make grog for the rest of our crew. We even had to use our pirate names and were not allowed to use our regular names. Some of us had names such as Jack Landlubber!


We used our knowledge of directional language to read and navigate clues to find some treasure!



Look what we have been learning!


This half term in Literacy, Year 1 we have been writing our own version of Handa’s Surprise.  In small groups we acted out the different events in the story and then orally composed and wrote our own story.  The pictures show us working in our groups orally composing the sentences we want to use.

After writing our own version and then changing the fruit to our favourite we have begun to write a non-chronological report about elephants.  Our photos show us with some facts about elephants and deciding whether these facts are real facts or fake facts.

In Art we have been colour mixing using the primary colours, red, yellow and blue as well as black and white.  We mixed the colours to make brown, green and grey.

In Geography, we have been learning about the different seasons and the typical weather that we would see in each season.  We have also been ‘weathermen’ and made rain gauges to collect the rain fall over 3 weeks. We have looked at words such as prediction and actual, to help us complete the recording of actual rainfall in a table. 

In Maths we have been learning to count accurately counting out different amounts to match the number.  We then were able to add one more to the number and record by completing a sentence.

Handa's Surprise

We tasted the fruit from the story Handa's surprise to help us with thinking of adjectives to use in our writing.  We acted out the story to help us remember the order things happened.  We ordered pictures from the story and talked about which animal took the fruits from Handa's baket.


Colour Mixing

We have been using paint to try and experiment with our colour mixing.


Conrad Burdekin - Author Visit

We were very excited to welcome Conrad Burdekin the author and poet into school for the day.  He worked with all the children in Year 1 to help with their creative writing.  He read us some of his poems which were really funny!  Then he helped us to create our own stories.

Year 1 Spellings

In Year 1 the children are excpected to be able to read and spell words known as common exception words.  Please help your child by regularly helping them to learn these words.


Year 1 Curriculum Overview

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Year 1 Computing overview.pdf
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Year 1 Design overview.pdf
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Year 1 History overview.pdf
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Year 1 Music overview.pdf
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Year 1 PE overview.pdf
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Year 1 Science overview.pdf
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Year 1 History overview.pdf
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Information on Sheaf Learning Trust.pdf
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Attendance & Punctuality

School starts at 8:45am

School finishes 3:15pm

School Holidays

Term Dates 2019-2020
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