Welcome to Years 1 and 2


Learning at Home

On this page, you will find some activities that will help you with your learning at home. The grids accessible via the link below have been designed so that you can choose activities in any order. There are also links to websites that will help you with your learning. 

Seesaw, an online learning platform, was introduced during the summer term to enable children to access activities each day, upload photographs of completed work and respond to teachers' messages. Your child can ask any questions they have or share their work using Seesaw. Children new to school during the academic year 2020-21 will be issued with access codes. The system will continue to be used in the event of any future school closures. 

Oak National Academy has been established to support learning at home, and you can find a link to the Years 1 and 2 content below.

Parents and carers, please feel free to choose activities from different key stages if you feel that they are appropriate for your child's individual needs. 

Daily Challenge

You could complete:

  • 1 activity from the maths grid
  • 1 activity from the English grid

Work on:

  • 1 activity from the research/topic grid. This could be completed over a number of days.

Keep a record of what you have completed in your book. Each day, write the date at the top of the pages you use. You can earn a certificate for completing the set challenges when you come back to school. 

File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 9 - Years 1 and 2.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 8 - Years 1 and 2.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 7 - Years 1 and 2.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
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File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 5 - Years 1 and 2.pdf [pdf 586KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 4 - Years 1 and 2.pdf [pdf 716KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 3 - Years 1 and 2.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 2 - Years 1 and 2.pdf [pdf 785KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parent Tips for Home Learning.pdf [pdf 197KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Daily Timetable Suggestion.pdf [pdf 356KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Learning Links on Twinkl - Year 1.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Learning Links - Twinkl - Year 2.pdf [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf SEND Support For Parents.pdf [pdf 135KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf TES Supporting children and young people with anxiety.pdf [pdf 666KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Thinkuknow - Primary Parents - Online Safety.pdf [pdf 337KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Children's Guide to the Coronavirus.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus.pdf [pdf 7MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Google Parentzone Learner Wellbeing Kit – Family Link Guide.pdf [pdf 385KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Google Parentzone Learner Wellbeing Kit – Family Activities.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Seesaw Home Learning

Seesaw is an online learning platform that enables children to complete set activities, upload their learning and respond to messages from staff. The system was used effectively during lockdown, and it will be updated for the new academic year. If remote learning is required once again in the event of a partial or total school closure, lessons and resources will be uploaded and shared using Seesaw. Children will be encouraged to use Seesaw also for homework activities during the autumn term. If you have any questions, or require any support, please do not hesitate to contact us at school.

File icon: pdf SeeSaw Picture Instructions.pdf [pdf 136KB] Click to download

Possible Daily Timetable

There is no expectation placed upon parents and carers to follow the timetable below with their children at home. It is offered as a means of supporting children's learning at home for any families who would like to use it, in whole or in part. 

Oak National Academy Daily Lessons

Oak National Academy has been established to support learning while children are unable to attend school. Each day, there are English, maths and foundation subject lessons provided in a sequence, complete with videos, activity suggestions and quizzes. Your child can participate in all of these, free of charge, by accessing the relevant year group. If you choose to access the lessons, children can use their school exercise book to record learning. 

External Link Icon Oak National Academy Year 1 schedule
Daily Lessons
External Link Icon Oak National Academy - Year 2 schedule

Listen to a story!

Tiddler by Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

The Selfish Crocodile by Faustin Charles

Phonics Practice with Mrs. Marlow

Mrs. Marlow's videos will help you to practise the Phase 5 phonemes. 

Phonics Phase 5 - 'ay' 

Practise your phonics learning with Mrs. Marlow. You'll need some paper and a pencil!

Phonics Phase 5 - 'ou' 

Keep practising phonics with Mrs. Marlow!

Phonics Phase 5 - 'ea' 

Can you hear and spell the phoneme? Let's practise!

Phonics Phase 5 - 'ie' 

Phonics - 'ue'

Grapheme -wh-

Phonics Phase 5 - aw- phoneme/grapheme

Application Sentences -aw' grapheme

Summer Reading Challenge

We would like to invite you to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge! Once you have registered, you can achieve rewards, play games and earn badges when you read books. 

External Link Icon Summer Reading Challenge
Earn badges and rewards!

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Each day, lessons are available for all year groups. Use the link to explore this free content to support your learning at home. 

External Link Icon BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Pie Corbett's Talk for Writing Home Lessons

Pie Corbett's Talk for Writing strategy is used to teach children a rich vocabulary and to support drafting, structuring and editing writing. You can access units of work for each year group here. 

External Link Icon Talk for Writing
Home Lessons and units of work

Mr. Broxholme's Geography and Science Quizzes

File icon: pdf Geography and Science quiz Part 2 .pdf [pdf 325KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Geography and Science quiz Part 2 pg2.pdf [pdf 359KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Geography and Science quiz Part 2 pg3.pdf [pdf 913KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Geography and Science quiz pg 1 .pdf [pdf 339KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Geography and Science quiz pg 2.pdf [pdf 375KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Geography and Science quiz pg 3.pdf [pdf 458KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf book cover challenge .pdf [pdf 394KB] Click to download

Useful Links 

We have collected some links below which may be helpful to you in your maths, science and English learning! Gareth Metcalfe is a maths specialist who will be sharing 'live lessons' via a free channel on You Tube. You may wish to subscribe to these to help you with your maths learning each day. You can create a library account using the link below, or use existing details if you are member of Lincoln Central Library. There are lots of e-resources available!

External Link Icon e-Bug Project by Public Health England
Hygiene and Handwashing
External Link Icon Government Home Education Resources List
Latest update April 7th 2020
External Link Icon I See Maths Daily Home Lessons
A dedicated channel for children and parents
External Link Icon White Rose Maths Year 1
Videos and daily challenges
External Link Icon White Rose Maths Year 2
Videos and daily challenges
External Link Icon TT Rockstars
Multipication Facts Practice
External Link Icon Komodo Maths resources
Online maths activities
External Link Icon Lincoln Libraries Login
E-reading and audio resources
External Link Icon STEM resources
Science and IT links
External Link Icon Science Activities
STEM Blog
External Link Icon Developing Experts
Science Activities
External Link Icon Chatter Pack
Home Learning resources

Kiddle

Kiddle is a child-friendly, safe search engine for children. You could use it to search for facts, figures and pictures to help you with your learning. 

Oxford Owl

You can find a large collection of online reading books here. They are arranged in book band colours and can help you to practise your reading at home. 

Oak Academy

You can find lessons for every day here. If your teacher directs you to an Oak Academy video in your learning grid, you can find it here. 

BBC Bitesize

Daily lessons for all subjects are available here. If your teacher directs you to a BBC video in the learning grid to help you with your work, you can find it here. 

Football Practice with Mr. Hill and Mr. Benson

If you would like to try the challenges set by Mr. Hill and Mr. Benson, watch the videos and have a go! Challenges can be adapted and simplified if they are too tricky to begin with. The teachers would love to hear about your achievements!

Maths Learning and Resources

Maths lessons are available from 'I See Maths' using the video links below. New lessons are available each week, and you can subscribe to the YouTube channel to access them live. 

File icon: pdf Hundred Square.pdf [pdf 30KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Place Value Chart.pdf [pdf 65KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Multiplication Square.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Fraction Wall Challenge Cards.pdf [pdf 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Multiplication Tables Chart.pdf [pdf 26KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Maths Addition and Subtraction.pdf [pdf 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Maths Addition and Subtraction - Answers.pdf [pdf 748KB] Click to download

I See Maths Lessons

Sum Turnover

Lessons from National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCET) 

NCTEM have produced sequences of lessons for children to access at home, and they encourage thinking, reasoning and problem-solving. The link below will take you to the menu of lessons. Below, we have shared a sequence of lessons which build an understanding of multiplication. If your child completes any of the activities, they can share their learning with the teachers via Seesaw. 

External Link Icon NCETM Maths Lessons

Equal and Unequal Groups

Count in 2s

Units of 10

Count on from a multiple of 10

Groups of...

Units of 5

English Learning and Resources

 You can find resources to help you with reading, writing and spelling below. The comprehension activities include a text to read and some questions to answer. There are three levels of challenge, with 'three stars' providing the greatest challenge. You could read on-screen and use the questions to talk about what you have read. If you would like to record your answers in your home book, an adult could check them with the answers provided. No cheating!

File icon: pdf Y1-2 Common Exception Words.pdf [pdf 461KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Y1-2 Statutory Spelling List.pdf [pdf 34KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 100 High Frequency Words - Word Mat.pdf [pdf 38KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Spelling Challenge Cards.pdf [pdf 404KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Hedgehogs Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity.pdf [pdf 6MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Birds in Your Garden Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity.pdf [pdf 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Beach Habitat Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Polar Animals Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity.pdf [pdf 637KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Extra Challenge - Minibeasts Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity.pdf [pdf 875KB] Click to download

Summer Reading Challenge

We would like to invite you to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge! Once you have registered, you can achieve rewards, play games and earn badges when you read books. 

External Link Icon Summer Reading Challenge
Earn badges and rewards!

Useful English Links

These resources will help you to practise your reading at home. 

External Link Icon Oxford Reading Tree e-books
Reading scheme e-books
External Link Icon World Book Online
Free e-book resources
External Link Icon National Geographic Kids
Useful for information and research

Research and Topic Learning

The spring term is our 'Explore' term, where we focus on geographical knowledge and vocabulary. The documents below will help you to learn more about our theme.

File icon: pdf Knowledge Organiser - Y1-2 Spring 2020.pdf [pdf 348KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Deciduous and Evergreen Trees - Slides.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Woodland Habitats - Slides.pdf [pdf 4MB] Click to download

Learning with Lincoln City

We would like to share some resources which have been provided by Lincoln City Foundation. There are some fun and practical activities which you can use at home to work on mathematics and spelling. 

File icon: pdf Lincoln City Foundation Active Maths Challenge.pdf [pdf 267KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Lincoln City Foundation Active Spelling Challenge.pdf [pdf 151KB] Click to download

Head and Shoulders

This video has been shared with us by Lincoln City Foundation. Stay fit and active while you are at home!

Staying Active!

You can access PE with Joe videos at Body Coach TV on YouTube. Here is a link to one of the latest sessions to help you to challenge yourselves and stay fit and active while at home. 

Body Beats

Join Ollie Tunmer from Beat Goes On to learn some exciting rhythms and body percussion. There is a different session each day. All of the movements are then combined for a performance at the end of the week!