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Year 1 and 2

Suggested Timetable


We have attached a suggested timetable for Year 1/2 children to follow if they are isolating at home. Please note that particularly with Year 1 children the lessons tasks are usually completed in short guided bursts and then the children are encouraged to utilise the provision areas within the classroom to enhance their learning throughout the rest of the learning session. 


Continuous Provision Ideas


In Year 1, as well as the more formal learning that takes place, our children access a provision classroom at various points in the day with areas set up to consolidate and extend their learning.


Below are some ideas of how you could do this at home during an isolation period. The list is certainly not exhaustive but more to give you an idea of the sorts of activities that could supplement other learning your child is doing.



Week beginning 19th October

This week Y1 will be revising their set 2 phonics whilst year 2 will consolidate their set 3 phonic sounds:


In school we are currently doing two sessions of phonics a day. Children who are at home could watch the video for the sound of the day in the first suggested phonics session of the day and then complete the activity related to that sound in the afternoon phonics session.

Year 2 Spelling Challenge

Year 2's who are confident with their phonics, also have a spelling list this week. Complete the spelling activities on the sheet below so you become super confident with your list!

Spelling Shed

Additionally, to support spelling development children also have access to the online resource Spelling Shed. 

Attached is a parent user guide to support you in getting your child started with activities on here.


Week beginning 19th October


Monday Lesson 1

Year 1 - Get creative, follow instructions and make a Blow Football game

Year 2- Make a video of you telling someone how to make a Blow Football game, just like the video!

Tuesday Lesson 2

Instruction writing!
Years 1 and 2: Now you are an expert on making a Blow Football game and on writing instructions, you are going to apply your skills to write instructions for how to make a blow football game. 


Below there are instructions for both Year 1 and Year 2. There are also writing templates for both year groups should you want or need them.


Year 2 challenge: see if you can write your instructions neatly onto a piece of paper and use pictures help you. 

Wednesday & Thursday Lesson 3 & 4

As this week would have been our Science week we would like you to complete Science Lesson 2 'Comparing Animals' for both your English and Science lessons on Wednesday and Thursday. Look further down the page in the Afternoon Lessons section to locate the work and further instructions.

Afternoon Lessons Week beginning 19th October

Monday: PE - Have a look at the school PE blog which may give you some ideas for how you can stay active whilst at home.

Tuesday: Science 

Science Lesson 1

WALT: Identify and name common animals.

Go through each part of the lesson 1 powerpoint below. We are going to name some common animals that we might see in our garden, around our house or around our school. We are also going to identify and name the 5 groups of animals - fish, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. We will identify which of the 5 groups the common animals we see fit into and sort the animals into these groups. Below the powerpoint is an 'Animal Groups Key' to help you sort and classify the animals and an 'Observing Animals Task' for you to complete. Don't worry if you don't have access to a printer, you can record the task into a book or on paper.

Wednesday / Thursday: Science & English

Science Lesson 2

WALT: Describe and compare the features of a variety of common animals. 

Go through the lesson 2 powerpoint below. (This has been uploaded as a pdf as the document was too large). In lesson 1 we looked at each of the 5 groups of animals - fish, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Today and tomorrow we are going to look at each group in detail and look closely at common animals within each group. As we focus on each group, we will compare the animals within that group and identify similarities and differences in their features. For example, in the 'birds' group we will compare a hen, a penguin, a robin and a flamingo. Look closely at their features including feathers, fur, hair, skin, beak, number of legs, wings, fins, tail, webbed feet etc. Complete the 'Compare Animals Task' for your year group to record your observations. As this tasks involves a lot of writing, we are suggesting that you complete this tasks for your English and Science lessons for Wednesday and Thursday.


The extra 'Photo Pack' includes additional larger pictures of common animals from each group.

The 'Animals Around Us Book powerpoint pdf' includes additional information about common animals from each group.

Friday - Black History Month 

October is known as being Black History Month in the UK. It is a very special and important time to learn about and reflect upon the achievements of outstanding black individuals throughout history. We are launching a whole-school project on the month and we will be starting our work for this today.

Morning work: Go through the PSHE powerpoint all about Black History Month. In it, you will find out about what Black History Month is, why it is celebrated and why it is so important. Within the session there are lots of opportunities for you to reflect and have discussions with your grownups and families at home. You will also find out which individual it is that you will be researching for your half term homework... look on your class page for more information.

Afternoon work: Now you know who you will be researching, you can begin your learning log homework. On your class page are some videos or powerpoints on the individual you are researching that you can use as a starting point. We can't wait to see what you create!