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Home Learning Guidance - Years 1 and 2

Key Stage 1 Home Learning


Whilst school is closed, please use the following to continue your child’s learning at home. If you have any queries/problems please use the contact details below:


Mrs Nicholson - Y1 contact


Miss Grimwood - Y2 contact


Miss Woolridge, Key Stage 1 Leader


1. Reading using the Oxford Owl website

Click on ‘Free e-book library’ to access lots of banded reading books. You can search for your child’s reading band colour to find appropriate books for them to read at home. Remember that we encourage children to re-read books more than once to develop their fluency. Reading of e-books can be recorded in your child’s reading diary. The Oxford Owl website also has lots of free learning games you may want your child to access.

Class Username Password
Lions barnbylions lions
Tigers barnbytigers tigers
Meerkats barnbymeerkats meerkats
Tree Frogs barnbytreefrogs treefrogs
Crocodiles barnbycrocodiles crocodiles
Toucans barnbytoucans toucans


2. Phonics using RWI cards/Phonics Play website/ key words 


Cut up the RWI cards provided in your pack and use them to help your child practise recognising the sounds at speed, in different orders. Start using the picture side to support children then move away to using the side with the sound only when children are more confident.


Use the key words at the bottom of the page - your child can practise reading and spelling these words. They are words they will encounter regularly when reading and writing so the more practise, the better!

Play the free games ‘Picnic on Pluto’, ‘Dragon’s Den’ and ‘Buried Treasure’. Choose ‘Phase 5’ to ensure your child practises a range of sounds in real and nonsense words.


3. Maths using ‘Numbots’ website

Using your child’s individual log on, you can access Maths practice for your child. We recommend short sessions throughout the day e.g. 10 minutes three times a day.


4. A range of curriculum tasks on Purple Mash


Using your child’s individual log on, you can access a range of different activities covering different subject areas. Class teachers will be setting ‘2Dos’ for your child to complete each week. Please aim for your child to complete a Maths, English and Topic ‘2Do’ each day. See specific Purple Mash guidance for more information.


5. Complete ‘Core Movements’/Cosmic Yoga every day

Use the ‘Core Movements’ information and fitness log in your pack for children to complete some exercise each day. Can the children increase their repetitions over time?  You can download a copy of the log and core movements below.


6. Reading books, playing games and getting outside!

Alongside all of these specific activities we also encourage you to share story books at home regularly, play board games together and try and get out in the garden to get some fresh air and exercise.