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Week of 8th June

Dear Parents / Carers,


Thank you for continuing with supporting your child at home with their learning. As you are aware, Home Learning is changing as more children return to school. Teachers have done a brilliant job of providing daily home learning tailored to what the children would have been covering in school; unfortunately this level of personalisation is unsustainable following the phased introduction of additional children back to school. We deliberated about how best to adapt the home learning and have decided to try using and adapting resources created by Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust in conjunction with some tailored lessons to the Topics your child would have covered during this term.


We understand that the Home Learning needs to work for you and your child, and therefore we have put some alternative suggestions below, should you rather explore those. We are now displaying the home learning for the week rather than each day, as feedback suggested parents would prefer this so they could rearrange the week’s tasks to fit them and their child. Please, only do what you can of the suggestions below – do what works best for you and your child.


With thanks to Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust for their Learning Projects on which most of the weekly Reading, Spelling, Writing and Maths tasks are based.

Reading Tasks

Spelling/Phonics Tasks


You could find your child’s favourite story and share this together, talk about the key events in the story and what might happen next?

Retell the story and change characters to make it your own.  


Create a bookmark, perhaps you could choose characters from one of your favourite stories.


Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the world. What did you discover?


Get your child to read a book on Oxford Owl, discuss what your child enjoyed about the book.


With your child, look in magazine or comic for new vocabulary they are unfamiliar with. They could use a highlighter to highlight these before exploring their meanings.



Practise the Year 1 & 2 common exception words. (see image below).



Use Phonics Play today and play some interactive games.



Test yourself on 5 common exception words that you practised on Monday, and then challenge yourself to write some sentences with them in.

Daily Phonics Lessons for Year 1:

Found online from the Department for Education.


Spelling Shed for Year 2:

Found online on The Spelling Shed website.


KS1 Common Exception Words

 Writing Tasks

Maths Tasks


Look at a family in a traditional story - how are they different to your family? Can you write sentences comparing the two families?


Use the days of the week to write a diary for two people in your family.


Take a look at a variety of poems with your child. Ask them to pick their favourite poem and have a go at writing their own poem.


Write a letter or postcard to a member of your family that you have not seen this week. Remember to use the correct format for your letter or postcard!


Create and write a story about your family. Who will be the main characters? Where will the story take place?


Year 1 to watch this song on Number Blocks and have a go at continuing the number sequence.

Year 2 to complete 10 studio challenges on Times Table Rockstars - your child will have an individual login to access this.


Play on Hit the Button - focus on number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables.


Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and you can play this game to support.


Can you help out with the shopping list this week? Write a list of items you will need at the shop, then once you have bought the items, check the receipt and see if you can work out how much the total amount would be if you only bought 3 items.


Practise telling the time. This could be done through this game (scroll down to access the game). Read to the hour and half hour.

Wider Curriculum Tasks 

30 Days Wild task

To include three tasks:

  • Imagine you were peeping through the fence watching all the activities going on inside the circus – what would you see, hear and smell… You will need to find out how much it is to get into the circus and work out what coins you will need.
  • Check on Purple Mash to see your new activities for this week.
  • Can you find a range of materials around your home that you don’t need anymore (lolly sticks, blu-tac, straws, an old tea towel or cloth) see if you can construct your own circus Big Top.

During June, it is 30 Days Wild. Each week we will set you an activity to do from their suggested activities.

This week’s activity is:

To complete the Wildlife BINGO, see how many things you can spot during your 30 days wild adventure (image attached below). If you don’t have a printer, either draw out the BINGO sheet yourself, or ask your parents to take a photo on their phone so you have it to hand whilst outside together.


If you want to do more, go to this Twitter account for the daily activities:


You could also check out the Wildlife Watch YouTube channel for more activities, with new #WildlifeWednesday videos every Wednesday at 10am!


30 Days Wild BINGO board

Alternative options:



  • Classroom Secrets are producing English and Maths themed Home Learning Packs, attached as a document below should you wish to use it.