Class P's Home Learning Activities 

Good morning, Class P,


Today’s fun fact:


Did you know that cows can walk upstairs but they can't walk downstairs?


I hope you have enjoyed your first English task this week. I have already had one piece of work sent to me via J2Write which I loved reading. Thank you, Aaron for brightening my day! I am happy to read and make comments on any work you send me. I miss reading all of your fantastic writing! Don't forget that you can find this week's learning on the Letter Writing PowerPoint under the English section of our page.


Make sure you take a look at each section for any new learning I have put up each day. Today I have added a Geography section and would like you to create a poster that convinces me to protect the animals and plants in our world.


Scroll down to the reading section to find your Book Talk for the day. I have attached a document that contains a picture of two tigers. Take a good look at the picture then answer the questions below it.


Remember that Joe Wicks holds a PE session every day at 9am. This is a great way to get your brains started. I took part yesterday at school and it definitely provides a good workout!  I have also allocated books and maths for you on Bug Club and Mathletics. Your log ons for these should be in your reading records.


Don't forget storytime at 3pm.  If you can, I would like for you to listen and read along to 'The Dragon Machine' by Helen Ward . Click the picture of the book to find it.


I hope you have a great day! 

Miss Good

Miss Good's Home Activities 


After the national clapping for the NHS workers on Thursday night I was inspired to create a piece of artwork for my window to thank all of the key workers who walk past it for their continued service.

Finger Knitting 

On our page I have linked a video for you to try finger knitting. Not only is it a fun activity, it is also a great way of strengthing your hands. After learning how to finger knit I got carried away and made some butterflies. Have a go and show me what you can make! 


This is a great opportunity for you to put your eyes to the test and put together a puzzle. I am currently working on the Harry Potter one! This is a great way to pass the time.

Resources For All Learners

Dear Parents/Carers,

The staff at SMA have been working together to come up with a list of online learning tools, and websites with fun and engaging, educational content. Please take some time to look at the document below. We have included a brief description of each website, as well as the age range we believe it is best suited to. 

Thank you for your continued support, care and love for the school, staff, children and community.

Happy learning! 

SMA Staff. 

Click to Download Websites For Home [docx 2MB] Click to Download

Class P's Learning Timetable

Class P - I've made a timetable to help you in your learning. I know how much you enjoy following our daily timetable at school and reminding me if I forget to change it! 
However, it's important to remember this is just a guide. Talk to your adult and decide what is best for you and how much you can achieve each day.

If you are seeing this on a computer you can download and adapt the timetable to suit you. If you have a printer why not print it off so that you can change it yourself? Remember to have lots of movement breaks and brain breaks. Don't forget you need brain food too! 

If you would like to make your own daily timetable you can subscribe to widgit and make one through the website. You can sign up to a 21 Day free trial by clicking this link Widgit Online

Click to Download Visual Timetable for Home [docx 10MB] Click to Download


Week 2- Day 2

You will need to find Week 1 Day 2 following this link:

Once you have watched that video go through the PowerPoint attached below. 

Following this I would like you to complete the worksheet attached below. The answers for these are on the White Rose website next to the video you watched. 

Like yesterday, if you would like to go through more questions I have attached an extension worksheet document. This gets harder as it goes through. Only complete what you have time for/what you feel you are capable of doing. Remember that we all learn differently so if you are struggling with it do not worry! You should only spend around 30 minutes in total on an activity. After that stop what you are doing and start doing something fun! 

Click to Download Measure Mass [pptx 1MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Measure Mass [pdf 926KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year-1-Spring-Block-4-Step-2-VF-Measure-Mass [pdf 723KB] Click to Download

Week 2- Day 1 Learning 

We should now begin learning about Weight and Mass. At SMA we follow the White Rose scheme of learning. They have made an online video for each day to introduce the concept we are learning. We are a week behind the website so you will need to find Week 1 Day 1 following this link:

Once you have watched that video go through the PowerPoint attached below. 

Following this I would like you to complete the worksheet attached below. The answers for these are on the White Rose website next to the video you watched. 

If you would like to go through more questions I have attached an extension worksheet document. This gets harder as it goes through. Only complete what you have time for/what you feel you are capable of doing. Remember that we all learn differently so if you are struggling with it do not worry! You should only spend around 30 minutes in total on an activity. After that stop what you are doing and start doing something fun! 

Click to Download Measure Mass [pptx 1MB] Click to Download
Click to Download White Rose worksheet [pdf 981KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Extension Questions [pdf 638KB] Click to Download

Counting in Twos

Counting in Twos

Counting in Fives

Counting in Fives

Counting in Tens

Counting in Tens

Count to 100

Counting to 100

Problem of the Day 

Can you solve the problem of the day? Remember to explain how you worked out the answer! Don't forget - you can always use some scrap paper or concrete resources such as counters or a numberline to help you solve the problem.


English- Week 2

Click to Download Letter Writing Planning [ppt 9MB] Click to Download

Week 1

Day 1 

Read the story of The Day the Crayons Quit.


Write a letter to Duncan using the template in your Home Learning packs.


Day 2

Today you will be learning about the different feelings the crayons are feeling. Watch this clip from Inside Out to help you understand what the different feelings are.


Inside Out Feelings


If you are able to, why not watch the whole film of Inside Out too?

Day 3 

Today you will be learning what a verb is. These are action words such as jumping, laughing, skipping, jogging. Can you think of any other action words? Act these out.

Day 4

Today you will be learning how to use imperative verbs- Bossy Verbs. This means that you get to be bossy (in your writing!)


Take a look at the Bossy Words PowerPoint I have attached at the bottom of this post to learn more.

Day 5

Today you will be learning how to use a question mark. Remember that they are used in sentences that start with the 5 W’s- Who, what where, why, when? Make sure that your question mark faces the correct way!


If you would like to complete extra writing let me know what you have been up to or complete the Octopus writing challenge which can be found further down this page. I would love to read any of the work you have written through J2Write (tutorial attached below).


English Documents 

Here you can find the documents needed to support you with your English learning. I have added a tutorial for J2Write, (which you can get to through My USO). If you would like to write anything for me to take a look at- your work or even what you have been doing during your home learning you can write it on there and I will be able to see it. Just remember to press save!

Click to Download Imperative (Bossy) Verbs [pptx 370KB] Click to Download
Click to Download KS1 J2Write Guide [docx 1MB] Click to Download


Phonics is a very important part of your day. Don't forget that we need to learn our phonics sounds so that we can read and write. Below I have put links to some good websites. If you would like even more I have attached a document of ideas to help you to learn both on the computer and off it.

Have fun! 

Click to Download Teaching Phonics at Home [docx 13MB] Click to Download

Phonics Play 

Whilst school is closed, Phonics Play is free for everyone! There are so many fun games for you to choose from.

Ask your adult to help you log in on the website ( Try to revise phases 4,5 and 6.

You can also show off your reading skills with the Phase 5 Phonics Comics

Username: march20

Password: home


Alphablocks is a fun way to learn phonics. Watch the adventures the phonics sounds get up to here

If you would like to learn more about the different phonics sounds and how they are used in Alphablocks click here. 



YouTube is a great resource for leaning Phonics sounds and Tricky Words: 

If your parent or carer is trying to learn how to pronounce the phonics sounds they can learn them here. 

Take a look at the Phase 3 tricky words here. 

Take a look at the Phase 4 Tricky words here.

Geraldine the Giraffe also has some great ways of teaching you new sounds. Click here to find them.


Bug Club

I have assigned each of you reading books on Bug Club. Log on using the login in your reading record to read.

Bug Club

Literacy Shed

Literacy Shed is a website full of great resources for reading. Each video has questions and activity ideas below for you to talk through with your child. Check the video before you show it to you child to ensure that it is appropriate for their age group. 

Literacy Shed

Teach Your Monster to Read 

This website allows your child to learn to read through playing a game. It covers everthing from letters and sounds to reading full sentences.

Teach your Monster to Read

Book Talk 

Each day I will be putting a new Guided Reading challenge up for you. Today I have given you one about tigers. If you struggle to read the questions ask your adult to read it to you and then answer the questions. If you scroll through the documents attached you will find different versions of the text. Choose the one that is suited to you.

Click to Download Tigers [docx 3MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Dog Comprehension [pdf 829KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Football Comprehension [pdf 235KB] Click to Download

VIPERS- Comprehension 

At St Mary of the Angels we use reading Vipers to help the children understand what type of comprehension questions are being asked. Follow the link to find out what each Viper means and for examples of the types of questions you can ask. 


Click to Download vipers-together-poster [pdf 1MB] Click to Download


During our Geography topic this term we have been learning about Our Local Area. Today I would like you to create a poster for how we can protect our animals and plants. Learn more about this topic by clicking on the picture. Take a photo of your creation and upload it onto J2Write or create it on Busy Things and save it for me to look at! Can you really WOW me by learning what the word protection means and using it in your poster?


Learn all about plants and animals in the local environment following this link: or log onto My USO and search for Year 1's Virtual Experiments to find the correct page.


During phonics we have been struggling to identify some of the trickier trigraphs. This is why the next few weeks of spellings will re-cap these sounds. Choose 4, 6, 8, or 10 spellings to learn and ask an adult to test you each Wednesday at the back of your spelling book- just like we would in school. I have also included some visuals at the bottom of the page to help you learn the meaning of each word.

If you want an extra challenge try to learn the High Frequency Words for Year 1 and 2 too 

Click to Download Spellings Air [docx 1MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Year 1 & 2 Common Exception Words (1) [docx 710KB] Click to Download


Oscar Romero 

CAFOD is one of the charities that we support at St Mary of the Angels.

This week, they have put a pack together for you and your family to learn about Saint Oscar Romero. Discuss with the people in your family why you think Oscar Romero was such a special person.

Then have a go at making a Romero cross, but for your family. You could use this to help you pray at home too. I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Click to Download Romero Cross [pdf 621KB] Click to Download

The Easter Story 

Learn the Easter story. You can do this by reading about it in the Bible or by following the links below.

Easter Story Video

Easter Story Booklet

Retell the story either by writing a recount in your Home Learning books or by using one of the templates in the Religious Education section on Busy Things. You can get to this through My USO by searching it in the tool bar at the top.

CAFOD Lenten Calendar 

Lent is a time where we think about how we can help others in our communities.

Have a look at the Lenten Calendar - it's like the Advent one we have used in class before. Click on today's date and see if you can follow the action. 

Click to Download [404263]CAFOD Primary Lent calendar 2020 [pptx 5MB] Click to Download

Arts and Crafts 

Finger Print Family Tree 

Use paint to create a tree trunk, then use your fingers for the leaves of the tree. Can you label the members of your family to create a family tree?

Finger Paint Tree

Toilet Roll Art 

Using a toilet roll (without the paper) create a superhero, unicorn, animals or anything else you can think of! 

Toilet Roll Crafts

Finger Knitting 

Put your fingers to the test by doing some finger knitting. You can use wool or string for this. Not only will you make a brilliant creation, you will also build up your fine motor skills.


Finger Knitting

Easter Egg Cards 

With Easter coming up can you make a Easter themed card for someone special?

Easter Crafts

Home Learning Assistance 

If you would like an adaptable home timetable or more information about what your child needs to achieve by the end of the year take a look at the documents below.

Click to Download KS1 Home Learning Timetable [docx 2MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Home Visual Timetable [docx 4MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Creating a text map [docx 577KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Week 1 and 2 Work [docx 18KB] Click to Download

Morning Surprise 

Morning Surprise!

Imagine that you have just walked into your kitchen to find this! 

Yesterday, I asked you to role play the conversation you might have with the octopus and write it down. 

Today, I'd like you to write your answers down to these questions:

  • How did the octopus get here?
  • Why is it wearing a hat?
  • Is it speaking your language? Do you understand what it’s saying?
  • Where did the plants come from?

Try to make your answers as exciting as possible! 

It's Raining Cats and Dogs! 

You might have heard the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs.” If you could make it rain any two things you wanted, what would you choose?

• Write about your special rainstorm. What would be falling from the clouds and why?

• Draw a picture of it and remember to label it!

Happy Birthday!

Did you know you share your birthday with around 18 million people in the world! That's a whole lot of cake!!
Research the date of your birthday - what significant events have taken place that day?
Then, either using the sheet attached or your blue books - write about it! 

Click to Download Happy Birthday To You! [pdf 310KB] Click to Download


PE with Joe Wicks 

Join Joe Wicks every morning at 9am for a workout to start your day.

Go Noodle 

Go Noodle is the perfect website to visit if you need a movement break. Choose from Zumba Kids, Mindfulness, Moose Tube and many more!

Cosmic Kids 

Time to stretch! Working from home can mean that you are sitting down for long periods of time. Remember to strectch with the help of Cosmic Kids who have a range of yoga videos. From Frozen to Pokemon, ther's something for everyone!

Stay Active!

During home learning, it's really important that you have movement breaks and stay fit and active. Click on the image to have a look at all the different ways you can do this. Enjoy! 

Click to Download Stay Active [pdf 183KB] Click to Download

PSHE- Harold's Daily Diary 

Harold from the Life Bus is writing a diary entry every day for you! 

On his diary, you can read about all the different things Harold is getting up to when schools are closed. Can you be like Harold and write a daily diary entry too?


Daily Diary

Daily Challenges 

Pick one of these daily challenges to achieve each day.