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Hartley Primary School

Year 1 - Learning @ Home

On this page, you will find ideas to help Year 1 pupils learn at home. We hope these activities support you during this time, however they are optional so families are welcome to use their own home learning ideas if they prefer.

Remember to look at our 'Online Safety at Home' section!

Are you feeling worried about something?

With everything that is happening at the moment, it is perfectly normal to be worried. If there are things which are making you feel sad, angry or upset then there are people you can talk to and some wonderful resources to help you.

Our Worry Box has now been closed for the Summer Holidays but we have compiled some links and techniques to help you cope with any emotions you are struggling with.

Worry Box

Project Learning

If you would like something else to do, you could try this:

Wild School Project


Oak Academy Maths Resources

BBC Bitesize Maths Resources


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No counters or cubes at home? This website may help!

Play Quickulations to develop fluency

Mathletics Home Learning Parent Pack

Use your TTR login details to play NUMBOTS on TTR

Parent Guide - How to log onto Times Table Rockstar (TTR)


Remember, the most important thing is to read as much as you can. Perhaps you can challenge someone in your family to write something especially for you to read? Tweet us if you want to @hartley_primary.

This week, you can practise your Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 speed sounds. To help you use the speedsound slideshows, try the following: Set 1 slideshow   Set 2 slideshow and Set 3 slideshow.

Oak Academy English Resources

BBC Bitesize English Resources

Online Safety at Home

This week's theme is: Recap and review your learning and test your knowledge further.

Click here for this week's link.

Take the quiz.

You can also watch this video about cyberbullying.

Useful website links 

Why not try making this Origami Jumping Frog? All you need is a piece of squared paper. Watch and follow the instructions carefully. How far will it jump?

Explore some well known outdoor spaces with the National Trust virtual tours. You can go to places like the Giant’s Causeway and Sissinghurst Castle all from your own home. 

Get moving with these fun 10 minute ‘shake up games’ you can try at home. These games are inspired by your favourite Disney characters.

Past activities

Show list Show Grid

Watch as many of the free Read Write Inc. (RWI) videos being broadcast as you can (available for 24 hours after broadcast):


If you miss them, you can practise your sounds at PhonicsPlay (who are giving all parents free access during the coronavirus period).

Listen to some well known stories at home from the Book Trust.  

How many different ways can you use these story pictures from Oxford Owl to make up and retell your own story? 

Why not listen to a professional storyteller read you a story! Have a look at the wide selection of stories using the following website:

Oxford Owl has some great Phonics activities that you could try such as Sounds in words and Jack and the Beanstalk Phonics activities.

Use the PhonicsPlay website to practise your phonics - choose "Grab a Giggling Grapheme" (All Phase 3).

Use this BusyThings game to blend and read words. Listen carefully and choose the correct word to feed to the monster.

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Practise adding up to 20 on The Maths Factor free trial website from Carol Vorderman. Remember you can use objects from home to help you, or you could even make your own number track or number line! For a challenge, you can draw a part-part-whole diagram, a bar model, or even write a number story.

Practise making families of facts on the Topmarks website using only Addition and Subtraction. Choose numbers up to 20 on the left. For some extra challenge you can try numbers up to 20 on the right.

Practise finding one more and one less on the Topmarks website game 'Chopper Squad'. Listen carefully and use the number grid to help you choose the correct number. For an extra challenge you can choose numbers above 20 on the menu.

Practise adding up to 20 and subtracting from 20 by trying the online activity on the Oxford Owl website. You get to personalise it by adding your name at the beginning of the activity. Complete the number sentences by dragging the correct answer to fill in the gaps. Each time you complete the number sentences on a page, you can click on the tick icon at the bottom to mark the answers. You then click on the tick icon again to continue. Adding to 20; Subtracting from 20

Some aliens practise making a number by using the same number again and again HERE - why don't you have a go too?

This snowman activity will help you to choose numbers and create your own part-part-whole models using counters.

Find out about subtraction, learn the subtraction song and try the subtraction quiz with the BBC.

Test your subtraction knowledge by trying this Topmarks subtraction to 10 game and this Snappymaths mental maths game involving subtraction skills.

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Joe Wicks PE for children - Weekdays at 9am

Bear Grylls and the Scouts great indoor challenges

Have a look at this video and this website from the BBC about the different seasons.

Get moving and get involved in some dances related to learning. There are a range of dances to learn with the 'Supermovers Team' such as the 'Full Stop' and 'Capital Letter' dance.

Bring the zoo home by watching these live videos of animals at Edinburgh Zoo and Paignton Zoo. There are a range of animals to find, for example tigers, penguins, flamingos and many more. Look at how they move, when they eat and what they get up to.

Try this fun, upbeat dance routine called ‘Poppin Bubbles’ on GoNoodle.You can sing along, dance to it and POP, POP, POP the bubbles with a character called Flo Yo. It is a great way to get active and you get a great workout (exercise) from it. There are other free online resources on this website to keep you active, mindful and to keep on learning.

Try some yoga and mindfulness by watching Cosmic Kids Yoga. It will help you to relax, stay calm and keep focused.

Find out and keep up to date with what is happening around you by listening to BBC Newsround. You can then talk to your parents/carers and write in your Home Learning book about what you found out.

Making and listening to music is a great way of relaxing. Maybe you'd like to play a tune for someone in your family on this online Native American flute! Just click on the flute and then press the letters on your keyboard.

Busy Things has some fun music-making tools. Look in KS1/Year 1/Golden time at the bottom and try Monster grid, Bouncing beat and Colour choir - they're fun!

Why not learn a new song and the sign language to go with it? Can you be a robot? 

The Science Museum has got some great ideas for experiments you can try at home using everyday materials. You can try using air pressure to create a Rocket Mouse, exploring sound vibrations by creating an Ear Gong and much more...

The Chrome Music Lab allows you to explore and create your own rhythms, songs, melodies and much more. Just press, record and listen to your musical creations.

Can you help a gardener look after the seeds he has planted? Make sure you keep watering the plants on this BusyThings garden game. Don't let the flowers drying out and avoid the hungry bugs.

Let's Go Live Science with Maddie Moate and Greg has got some great ideas for learning and making something new at home. You could try to make your own Shadow Puppet or Cardboard Box Maze.

Why not try one of Andy's Wild Workouts? The one where Andy goes Under the Sea is linked to your project this week on water.

BBC Bitesize has some fantastic daily lessons that you could try at home. Let’s see what you can remember from the science topic we learnt at school on materials. Practise your science skills by trying the daily lesson on Materials. You could also try the geography daily lesson on the UK.

It can be very relaxing looking at nature – there are lots of cameras all over the world where you can watch hummingbirds, pandas, eagles and bears in the moment.

Getting out and about in nature is not always easy – go on a virtual walk through a forest to de-stress or even for a canoe ride on a river.

Some people see an opportunity for challenge and excitement in nature. Look at how  Alex Honnold reaches places most of us can only dream of! Are you the next Alex Honnold?

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Staying Safe Online

What should you accept?

What is reliable? Read the story of Digiduck. What does reliable mean? Who can you seek support from if you are unsure?

Privacy and security - What should you keep safe? Relate this back to your personal life offline. What would you not share with strangers? Why? Can you now relate this to online?

Privacy and security - What should you keep safe? Try out the activities, videos and competitions.