Year 1 work – Summer week 9

Thank you for sharing some of your work, it’s great to see how you’re getting on and lovely to see some of you in person! Here is the learning for Summer week 9, again we have allocated work to particular days for English and Maths. Hopefully this will avoid repetition of work and enable you to prepare children for the days they are in school.
Please email us if you have any questions.


Warm up each day by practising number facts.
Choose from: Bonds to 10/20; counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10; 2, 5 and 10 times tables, doubles and halves, odd or even and place value.
There are lots of games at
For a quick fire challenge try
There are also lots of songs to help learn number facts at

Practise your skills using this week’s Flashback Powerpoint, with a series of quick questions covering topics we have learnt so far. Remember to view it in slideshow mode so you don’t see all the answers!

Maths Monday – Compare 2-digit Numbers

The crocodile eats the bigger number! If numbers are the same we use the equals sign =.
  • Pick any 2 numbers on a 100 square. Write them down and draw the correct symbol between them. Is it < or >. Use your place value knowledge to help you.
  • Work through the Classroom Secrets powerpoint to practise.
  • Then answer the questions on the worksheets.
  • When you are confident move on to the Reasoning and Problem solving questions.

Tuesday – Adding two 2-digit numbers

  • Now you can use your partitioning to help you to add two 2-digit numbers.
  • Write out the question in your book. (You can draw the tens and ones or use blocks/Lego if it helps you.)
  • Add the tens together first.
  • Then add the ones together.
  • Finally, add the totals together to find the answer.
    32 + 12 =
    30 + 10 = 40
    2 + 2 = 4
    40 + 4 = 44

Maths Wednesday – Subtract two 2-digit numbers

  • Now we know how to use partitioning to add two 2-digit numbers we can try subtracting 2-digit numbers.
  • Write out the question in your book. (You can draw the tens and ones if it helps you or use blocks/Lego.)
  • First, subtract the tens.
  • Then subtract the ones.
  • Finally, add the totals together to find the answer.
    38 – 12 =
    30 – 10 = 20
    8 – 2 = 6
    20 + 6 = 26
    Take-away, take-away, add!

Thursday – Ordering numbers to 100

  • We can use our knowledge of tens and ones to order numbers. Always start with the digit on the left. The larger digit will be the larger number. If they are the same move to the next digit along.
  • Work through the Classroom Secrets powerpoint to practise.
  • Then answer the questions on the worksheets.
  • When you are confident move on to the Reasoning and Problem Solving questions.

Maths Friday – Balancing equations

  • Check back through this week’s tasks. Was there something you found tricky? If so, take some time to practise a bit more.
  • If you’re feeling confident with all the tasks then try these balancing equations questions. Remember the equals symbol = means both sides will equal the same amount and the sacles will balance. Can you complete the number sentences?

English – Monday

Phonics: Today’s sound we are recapping is ‘ow’, and the alternative spelling ‘ou’.

  • If the ‘ow’ sound is new to you, write down these words and sound them out:
    How, cow, now, town, gown
  • This sound can also be spelt ‘ou’. Write down these words and sound them out:
    Round, loud, shout, about, found
  • Can you think of any other words for each of the spellings?
  • Pick a word from each spelling and write a sentence with them in.

English – Similes
This week the theme of our English is ICE CREAM!
Today’s activity is to create similes. A simile is when you compare something to something else. So, for example, someone might be “as brave as a lion”. That doesn’t mean the person is a lion. It just means that lions are usually thought of as brave so if someone is being brave you could say they are as brave as a lion. Think about the thing you are comparing and try and think of something like it. If I wanted to describe how sunny it is outside, I would think of something or somewhere really sunny. So I could say it is as sunny as the Sahara desert, or as sunny as a hot day on the beach. We use them in our writing to make it more interesting and to help the reader imagine and picture exactly what we are writing. The similes we are going to create today are all to do with ice cream. Copy the sentences and fill in the words to create some similes:
Ice cream is as cold as ______________
Ice cream is as sweet as _____________
Ice cream is as soft as _________________
Ice cream is as frozen as ______________
Ice cream is as tasty as ________________
Ice cream is as smooth as ______________
Ice cream is as creamy as ______________
You could then write your favourite sentences in some scoops of ice cream like the example below:

English – Tuesday

Phonics: Recap the spellings ‘oi’ and ‘oy’.

  • Can you think of five words for each one?
  • Choose two words, one of each spelling, and write a sentence using them.
  • Ask an adult or sibling to read out these words. Write the words under the correct heading, either ‘oi’ or ‘oy’.
    Coin, enjoy, cowboy, foil, annoy, join, toy

English – Create your own ice cream.
Think about what your perfect ice cream would be like. What flavour would it be? How would it be served – in a long glass, in a cone, in a chocolate bucket, on a stick? What would be added to it – sprinkles, marshmallows, melted chocolate, skittles, chocolate brownie? Be as imaginative as you want! Draw a big picture of your ideal ice cream. Now write a recipe for how to make your ideal ice cream. Recipes include the ingredients, which is a list of the things needed to make your recipe and then a method which is a set of instructions on how to make your recipe. Remember, when you write a list you write each thing on a new line. When writing instructions remember they have to be written in the right order and you can use numbers to list the instructions if you want to. Have a look at a recipe either in a book or online to see how they are laid out.

English – Wednesday

Phonics: Recap the ‘ear’ sound.

  • How many words can you think of with the ‘ear’ sound.
  • Read these sentences, copy them out and then underline all the words with the ear sound. Watch out though not all the words with ‘ear’ in them make the ‘ear’ sound!
    It is clear the earth is round.
    Dear fairy, can you search for my tooth?
    Last year I went on a bear hunt.
    Please can I wear the gold earrings?
    The tears rolled down his face into his beard.

English – Acrostic poem
Today’s activity is to write an acrostic poem all about ice cream. In an acrostic poem the first letter of each line spells out a word – see the link for more information:
The word we are going to use is ice cream. What do you think of when you think about ice cream? How does it make you feel? You might want to write down some ideas before trying to make up sentences to fit the letters. Don’t forget to use some interesting adjectives and vocabulary.

English – Thursday

Phonics: Recap the ‘ay’ spelling of the ‘ai’ sound.

  • Can you write 10 words that have the ‘ay’ spelling?
  • Write a sentence using one of the words you have thought of.

English – Comprehension
Have a go at the reading comprehension activity below. Read the text and then answer the questions. If some of the words are tricky ask an adult to help you sound them out.

English – Friday

Phonics: Recap all sounds.
Play some games on You could play with sounds from phase 3 or phase 5.

English – Ice cream story
Write a story that involves ice cream somehow. Don’t forget to plan your story before you start writing. You need to think about who is going to be in your story – who is the main character and where is the setting – where does the story take place? Don’t forget to include a description of both at the start of your story. What is the main event of your story going to be? How will the story end? Once you have some clear ideas for your story you can start writing.


Can you make the amazing ice cream you designed and wrote a recipe for in your English work?

Science – Roots

Look carefully at the roots on these two plants. What do they look like? How are they different? Which one has grown too big for it’s pot? Why do you think it’s important to re-pot plants?
What are roots and what are they for? They do two very important jobs for a plant. Watch this clip to find out what they are and record your answers in your book.

History – Shuttleworth Collection

This week we would have been going on our trip to the Shuttleworth Collection, so instead take some time to look at the aircraft and information on their website.
The aircraft span a period from the early pioneers of aviation to the 1950s and include the oldest aircraft still flying and the oldest British aircraft still flying. Some of the aircraft there are now over 100 years old! Designed originally for a whole range of purposes, from fighting the enemy in the two world wars to breaking world records, they have all contributed to pushing the boundaries of aircraft design.
You could choose an aeroplane, draw it and find out some facts about it.
What is the oldest aeroplane in the collection?
The Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth, which is a beautiful garden with lots of space to run around in, is open if you are able to visit it.

Art – Fruit and Vegetable Printing

This is a great way to use up leftover fruit and veg and have lots of fun at the same time! Ask an adult to cut the fruit or veg in half and paint the flat side with some paint. Then press it firmly onto the paper. Use your imagination to create images or patterns. Try rolling sweetcorn to create a pattern or ask an adult to cut a shape out of your vegetable. You could create your own cards or wrapping paper or simply have fun!

For more ideas you can visit:

Geography – Hot climates

It is expected to be very hot this week. The United Kingdom is a country that does not have a hot climate. A hot climate is when it is hot and sunny the whole year long. The pictures below are of St Lucia. We need you to be a Hot Climate Detective! What clues are there in the pictures that St Lucia has a hot climate? Can you find a clue in each photo and write a sentence about it?

Look at where St Lucia is on an atlas, then find the United Kingdom. Can you find out which continents St Lucia and the United Kingdom are part of. If you flew from the United Kingdom to St Lucia which countries and oceans would you fly over?

PSHE – Midsummer Day

Wednesday June 24th is Midsummer Day and is the longest day of the year, meaning it has the most hours of sunlight. Midsummer started as a pagan ritual during the Stone Age which was a long, long time ago! It was hoped that by marking the day there would be a successful harvest. Pagans believed plants could heal and cure people when they were ill so they gave thanks to nature on Midsummer Day. What things in nature are you grateful for? Can you create a heart from nature to show your thanks? Here are some ideas. Be as creative as you want!