St Bartholomew's CE Primary

Considerate, Co-operative, Confident


Year 1 - Working At Home

From 18th 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:

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

 Is this number sentence correct?



Answer to yesterdays challenge:

Ben can ride his bike on the road.


Well done to everyone who completed yesterdays challenge.


Check back tomorrow to see your new challenge. Have fun!

 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.                                                          
  • Play some of the English games on BBC bitesize, there are lots of games you can complete and daily lessons. 
  • Have a go at putting the correct punctuation in the sentences in the below sheet.
 question marks, full stops or exclamation marks.pdfDownload
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Writing Activities

Writing a story - using your garden as the setting

  • Read any stories set outside, in woods, gardens etc to give you ideas.
  • Draw a map of your garden 
  • Think of two characters who could live in your garden, and write a character description for them. You can use the character description sheet below or make your own. 
  • Write your own  story map - think about what might happen to your characters, you need a beginning, a middle (the problem) and an ending ( the solution)
  • Write your story on paper or using Purple mash.
  • Don't forget your illustrations!
 Character description.pdfDownload
 story map sheet.pdfDownload
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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.

Can you find any books about The Great Outdoors to read?

  • 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.


  • Cosmic Kids yoga  -
  • Joe Wicks PE lessons - 
  • Have a picnic 
  • Paint a rock and leave it for someone to find on your daily exercise
  • Make a garden lantern. Paint a jam jar on the outside and place a tealight inside to shine in the evening. (adults only to light the tealight)
  • Have a go at some of the lessons on BBC Bitesize
  • Have a treasure hunt in your garden
  • Bird watch - how many different birds can you see
  • Make an obstacle course  
  • Make a healthy snack 
  • Send a postcard to a friend
  • Make Daisy chains 
  • Paint a self portrait


Maths Activities

This weeks focus: Fractions 

(to be finished this week)

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

Over this week please complete these tasks

  • See how many food items you can split into halves and quarters.
  • Using playdough see how many shapes you can halve equally and cut into quarters.
  • Can you use different objects and split into groups halve snad quarters, try using buttons, cars, marbles, pasta shells etc
  • Watch the halves and quarters powerpoint on Twinkl  or use resource below. 
  • Complete the homework Fraction activities on Education city. 
  • Complete the activity sheets below 

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

 colour the fraction.pdfDownload
 Fractions Activity Booklet.pdfDownload
 fractions warmup powerpoint.pptxDownload
 halves and quarters powerpoint.pptDownload
 warm up powerpoint.pptDownload
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The Great Outdoors

Topic activities - to be finished this week

To explore what happens when different materials get wet.

Make a house for one of your toys / or teddy that you can keep outside. It rains a lot in Whitworth so you need to think about which materials will keep it dry.

Try these different activities to find out the best material. 


  • Watch the video clip on What materials are waterproof?
  • Design your house on paper - label the materials you will use.
  • Make your house with the materials you have chosen - Take a photograph
  • Leave your house out in the rain and then see if it kept dry inside.
  • Write an evaluation - Did it work? Why did it keep your toy dry? Why didn't it keep your toy dry?



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

Topic books - see if you can find any other books about materials and their properties.

Bin Gobblins


Our bean plant gallery

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