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Year 1

Homework until end of the Summer Term 2018


This half term our Key Stage One theme is ‘Let Me Entertain You’.  Please see the grid below, for ideas of how to support your child's learning at home link into our topic or subject.  If you would like to complete the homework then please choose one activitity a week.

Art/DT Family Challenge

Theme (History and Geography)



To correspond with our exciting new theme, can you and your family make a puppet or a puppet theatre? We cannot wait to see what ideas you come up with!









In theme we are learning about entertainment across the ages.

Can you research some facts about how entertainment has changed over time? Could you interview your grandparents to see what entertainment was like when they were younger? Did they go to the theatre more? Did they watch TV in black and white? What was the cinema like when they were younger compared to today? What music did they listen to? Did they go dancing? You have completed interviews in Summer 1 so you can put your skills to use!


Have you been to the theatre as a family before? If so could you could write about what you have seen and present it to the class? Your facts can be presented however you choose – a fact file, drawings, a mini presentation….it’s up to you

In our lessons this term we will be using drama to promote speaking and developing our language skills. We will also be doing all sorts of exciting writing, such as creating our own endings to a story, writing our own scripts for a well know fairy-tale and exploring poetry.


With this in mind, at home can you read out loud to your family? Could you act out your favourite fairy-tale story? Do you have any poetry books you could share with the class or a favourite poem you could read to the class?




Did you know that children should be physically active for at least 180 minutes spread across the day?  Now that the weather is getting better  here are some ideas to get you moving more and interested in physical activity:


  • Walk, skip or cycle to school or the shops
  • Join an after school club
  • Join a sports team in the community
  • Play chasing/running games at home or in the park
  • See the link below to some fantastic videos which will get you moving and learning at the same time


During the summer there are plenty of major sporting events happening. The FIFA World Cup starts in June along with the rugby summer internationals. Wimbledon also begins again in July.  You have had exposure to all of these sports in PE at school so why not pick up a ball and get outside during these lovely summer days


In maths we are going to be re-visiting division. We are going to be learning how to use our 2’s, 5’s and 10 times table to help us with our division. 


We will also be revisiting fractions and number bonds. We will be learning about halves and quarters and working towards being confident using and applying this knowledge.


We will also be concentrating on number bonds to 10 and 20.


Below is the link to the maths videos on supermovers, you can access these at home, move and learn at the same time! 


Can you help to prepare food at home? Can you halve the vegetables? If you have 4 tomatoes, how many more will you need to have 10 tomatoes? Maybe you can record this using a number sentence, eg: 1 + 9 = 10.

This half term we will be learning about plants. Could you and your child have a go at growing something together? You don’t need a big garden to get growing! Herbs on the window sill are a great idea!


How many foods can you spot around your kitchen that started their lives as plants?


Could you write a list of everything that you find? I bet some will surprise your children!