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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

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Home Learning

Check the Year 1 blog each morning for daily tasks by clicking on the Blog icon below and logging in.

Please also see a suggested timetable for home learning below.

Don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions or need help with anything 


Keep smiling and stay safe!


Spring 2 




Spring 1 




Summer 1 & Summer 2



Please keep checking back for updates regarding home learning.

(Updated on 1 / 6 / 20)


The topic fact sheets for Summer term 2 are available to download or have a closer look at; these give you a 7 week overview of our topic. They're also on the Topic > Summer term section of the home learning page.


The topic fact sheets for Summer term 1 are available to download or have a closer look at; these give you a 6 week overview of our topic. They're also on the Topic > Summer term section of the home learning page.



BBC Bitesize Online Lessons:

BBC Bitesize are now publishing daily online lessons for all ages. They also have lots of other free videos and games for you to use with your children to help consolidate their learning. Please see the following link to the website.



Oak National Academy - Online Classroom:

See the following link for more free lesson videos for all year groups. These are posted daily.



Online Phonics Lessons:

Click on the following link to take you to the Ruth Miskin YouTube channel. Below is a video explaining how the daily Read Write Inc Phonics home lessons will work.

Parent Video: Introduction to Daily Read Write Inc. Phonics Lessons

Watch this video to find out what you need to know about Daily Phonics Lessons. Click here for our YouTube Speed Sounds Lessons Schedule: https://www.ruthmis...



Reading links:

Amazon are currently allowing children access to a vast range of audio books that can be instantly streamed onto a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. See the link below.

Book Trust:

Have a look on Book Trust for lots of interactive stories, activities and games!



Creative Arts links:


The Royal Opera House are launching a 12 week 'Create and Learn' programme full of weekly activities for chilldren learning at home. It explores the magical world of theatre, giving children a glimpse into the creative arts; dance, drama and music!

New activities will be added every week. Next up: Magical Adventures (24th April)

See the link below!






Fitness links:

Cosmic Yoga - 

Joe Wicks P.E lessons - 





Charanga Music scheme:

Yumu is a safe online space where students can learn, play and develop their musical skills. Children can create their own avatar and explore the world of music by taking part in activities and games to collect badges.

Please see the link below to the website. Individual login details have been sent via Marvellous Me.





Have a look at the following link which should take you directly to the 'Parent Hub' on Twinkl.

This page is specifically designed for parents to help their children's learning from home.

You'll notice that some resources require a subscription to access, however, if you type 'free resource' into the search bar, you'll find plenty of activities that are available for free.



Information for Parents/Carers:

(updated 2 | 4 | 20)


Home learning packs have now been sent out for children to work through up until the Easter break.


The packs focus on key Reading, Writing and Maths skills that also link in with our current topic.

Each sheet includes a brief explanation of the task but should you have any questions regarding anything in the pack or you'd like to share your child's learning, please don't hesitate to contact me; my email address is 

At the bottom of this page there is a suggested timetable for completing these and fitting in other activities throughout the day. Please also see the subject icons above which give access to additional learning links.



  • Number formation
  • Number sequencing (one more/one less than a given number)
  • Addition
  • Number bonds to 20
  • 2, 5, and 10 times tables
  • Please also encourage your child to continue using 'Numbots' online
  • See link

(Within the packs there is a 100 number square and number line)



  • List of high-frequency words to read and practice spelling (to also be used for handwriting)
  • Reading comprehension activities (traditional tales)
  • Adjectives (describing mini-beasts)
  • Non-fiction texts (mini-beast fact file)
  • Read Write Inc reading books & activities
  • Please also encourage your child to read class, guided reading and library books as frequently as you normally would 



Children will be expected to complete one piece of topic work a week.

  • There is a sheet included within the pack that covers mini-beasts and their habitats.
  • Please also refer to the 'If you go down to the woods today...' topic fact sheet that was sent home at the beginning of the term (I've uploaded another copy of this above). This features our key topic questions, activities to try at home and useful links to aid your child's learning.


Thank you

Mrs Cantrill

Suggested Timetable for Home Learning