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Monday 30th March Home Learning


Look at the attached examples of Acrostic poems and read them together.

Discuss the start of each line.

What do you notice about the first letter of each line?

(It spells the word FAIRIES- the first letter of the word fairies is the first letter of the first word in each line.)

1. Make a collection of words that you could use as the first word of each line in your own poem.  The second page in the attachment has some examples to help you.

2. Can you think of some descriptions of fairies that you could use tomorrow when you write your own acrostic poem? 

Write them down in your home learning book.

Tip: Think about how fairies move, what they do and where they live to help you describe more than just what they look like.

(If you prefer, you can come up with ideas for: pixies, trolls or elves.)


On Tuesday, the children will be writing their own acrostic poems. Today it is the gathering of ideas and talking through possible descriptions to use.


In maths we are continuing with measuring capacity.

We would like your child to work practically using a variety of containers.

Investigate how many small containers it takes to fill the larger containers.

Comparing Capacities

A short introduction to capacity comparison.

Record a few examples in your book:

The capacity of the …………… is ……….pots.

For example:

The capacity of the jug is pots.

The capacity of the mug is pots.


Extension: Once you have completed a couple of examples and are working accurately, can you start estimating how many containers it will take to fill the next container?

There is an additional worksheet below to consolidate the full, half full and empty work from last week. It is not essential that your child does this but it is available, if you feel it is appropriate for your child.

In addition to this, there is also a challenge worksheet that involves finding half of an amount to create some ‘perfect potions’ -  the sheet has 3 different levels- pick the one most suited to your child. The answers are within the document.

Tip: *To find half we share between 2.

So, to find half of the 6 snails– get 6 objects to represent the snails and share them between 2. How many do you each have? (3- That is half of 6.)

Physical Education

If your child would like to, they could start their day with the Joe Wicks fitness session at 9am on YouTube. Some children might prefer a more gentle start. Here are some links:

P.E with Joe

Popcorn and the Pirates | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Pirates do yoga!


The usual spelling sheets are below: there is the small sheet with the words listed (that we normally glue in your red book for you) and the sheet you can use to recall them each day - if you would like to. The spellings for this week are: brown, down, clown, train, wait, snail, come, some.

Remember to work on these spellings each day and carryout a quiz on Friday, as we would at school. This can be done in the back of the red spelling book. Please let us know their score. Thank you.


Each day in class, we would show flash cards of all the phonic sounds and the children would say the sound, rhyme and make the accompanying action. You could use the phonics prompt sheet with the sounds on it to recap on all the sounds. (This was sent home in your blue pack last week.)  

Today- please work on the ‘ow’ sound (brown cow) and refer to the phonic sheet below.

Can you add the dots and dashes to the words? Can you spot the odd one out? Can you identify the alien word?

Can you think of other words with the ‘ow’ sound?  Can you make up your own ‘ow’ alien words?

If you want to spend more time on this sound, you could make a pairs/matching game by writing the ‘ow’ words onto pieces of card/paper and trying to find the pairs.


This week we will be looking at the ‘ladder letters’- l, i, t, u, j, y

Today focus on the letters: l, i  -and any other specific letters your child needs to work on.

Write them in your red handwriting book- showing the clear difference in height between these two letters. Once you have rehearsed the letters at least 5 times each, you could then try to complete patterns with the letters.

*You could also have a go at writing your name accurately- including your surname.




Spend your usual 10 minutes reading your school reading book.

Can you retell the story? You can use the pictures to help you.

Please record this in your reading journal.

At some point in the day find a quiet time to enjoy sharing a book together and remember bedtime stories.

Other Curriculum Areas

This week, we have put together a sheet (attached- Year 1 Foundation Subject Grid) with some activities for you to select from, to allow you greater flexibility in your choice and organisation of tasks. Please select one activity a day and by the end of the week it would be great if you have completed 5 of the activities. Hopefully there is something that appeals to your child and you can adapt them so they suit your own needs/time.

Get ready for Wednesday


Below is the creative literacy task for Wednesday - it requires you to have a few resources ready, so I have included this to enable you to think ahead and collect a few bits and pieces together - before you recycle something perfect for the job!

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