St Bartholomew's CE Primary

Considerate, Co-operative, Confident


Year 1 - Working At Home

From 4th May 2020

Your child will be set weekly activities for English, Maths, Topic and also we will give you other ideas you can do at home. These will be either online activities or refer to work in the packs sent home. We will update the year 1 class page weekly. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

You can contact us at:

Reminder new summer pack of work is available at school, they are ready for collection!

Please bear in mind that there will be times when these links / sites are not working due to the high demand from all school children and teachers. Don't worry just complete the activities when you can.

Please keep sending us emails and photographs of what you are doing at home,and at the end of the week we will upload them for everyone to see the following week. We love to see them!


Challenge of the day

Count how many light bulbs you have in your house?

Well done everyone who had a go at yesterdays challenge.

Check back tomorrow to see who emailed the correct answers for todays challenge. Good luck!

 Activities at Home

We hope you all safe and well. If you do any interesting things or activities at home we would love to see them and share them on our web page for your friends to see. Send us your photographs and written permission to use them, and we will up load them at the end of the week.

Use the year 1 email address.

Check out our activities that have been emailed in!

 Speedsounds Chart.pdfDownload
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Phonics & Grammar Activities

  • Spend 5-10 mins practising your sounds from your sound card sent home (on the yellow card) or see speedsounds chart above.
  • Practise reading sounds. Play this flashcard game and see how many sounds you can say correctly. Pick all sounds in 2 minutes you will need an adult to score for you.                
  • Here is a link of a buried treasure game you can print or copy the idea using bits of paper from home.      
  • Can you make up some alien names and draw an alien to go with it. Make your own or here is a sheet you can download and print. 
 name the alien.pdfDownload
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Writing Activities

To be done week Beginning 4th May & 11th May

  • How many sentences can you write using the list of common exception words? (see resource link at the bottom of the reading activities)                       
  • Watch and listen to the story - The Scarecrows Wedding  by Julia Donaldson. This is the story we would of been reading in class this week. 
  • Can you write your own scarecrow story on Purple Mash or on paper.        
  • Draw a picture of one of the scenes from the story. Write what each scarecrow might say to each other. Can you use speech bubbles?
  • Make a list of things you might get the scarecrows to look for, can you think of anything different to the story?            
  • Make your own scarecrow for your garden.

Reading Activities

 There are lots of different ebooks the children can read on Oxford Owls website. They are reading books we use in school and they have activities the children can do after. Please aim for your child to read 1 or 2 books a week.  

You will need to register ( it is free) so you can access the books. Please access the books for children aged 5-6 as these are what they are reading in class.

 Have a go at writing a book review for one of the books you have a read. 

Think about: Write / draw your responses

  • What was the title?
  • Draw a picture about the story.
  • Write a sentence to describe the story
  • What was the best part of the story?
  • Who were the characters in the story?

  • Practice reading the common exception words in the resources box below, Can you use them in a sentence?

Parents information sheets

If your unsure how to teach phonics or reading this article gives you useful information and advice.

 Common Exception Words year 1.pdfDownload
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Fun activities to try

Keep checking the list as we will add more things as we find them.



Maths Activities

This weeks focus: Solving Problems

Fun activity: Learn the songs for the x2, x5, x10 timetables on Education city, homework.

Over this week please complete these tasks

  • Watch the warm up powerpoint (in resources below)
  • Can you solve these problems?
  • Complete the Education city homework. ( complete the ones you can)  
  • Complete the resources sheets below.  If you can't print them have a look at some of the question and copy them down.
  • Can you make your own problems for your family to solve.
  • Ask someone to set you some new problems using addition and subtraction.

Remember you can use objects to help you or draw dots or objects like we would do at school

 addition problem cards.pdfDownload
 missing number challenge cards.pdfDownload
 missing number number bonds.pdfDownload
 warm up powerpoint.pptDownload
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The Great Outdoors

Topic activities – VE day celebrations

Task 1 

As it is VE day this week have a go at making your own bunting to decorate your house. Can you use red, white and blue? Can you draw your own Union Jack flag. Decorate your house with your bunting and send me a photograph for the website. If your walking past school on your daily exercise can you spot any bunting the key worker children have made? Make your own bunting or use the templates below.


Task 2

Make a spitfire glider paper aeroplane. Research what colours it needs to be.

Make your own or use the template below.


Task 3

As part of the VE celebrations lots of people were planning to have parties, as we can’t do that at the moment, why don’t you have a VE teddy bears picnic at home, inside or outside. Write an invite for your teddies, make a menu, place mats, hats, and with the help of your parents make the food for your picnic.

Send any photographs to and we will put them on the website for everyone to see.

Topic books

Bin Gobblins

What was it like?

Air Raid

Some book will need adults to read them to the children, they are just to find out more facts and not a reading activity.

 blank bunting.pdfDownload
 spitfire template.pdfDownload
 union jack bunting.pdfDownload
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Our bean plant gallery

Keep sending in your photographs and we will keep updating the progress of your plants.