Primary School

Achieving Together

Year 1

Marriott Reading Challenge 2020

While you are at home it is essential to keep up with you reading.  Here are some fun activities you can do over the period. 

How many can you tick off?

  • Draw a picture of a character from the book you have.  Write some noun phrases to tell me all about them.
  • Write a summary for a book you have just finished.  You will find examples of this on the back of your book.
  • Do a review of the book you have just read.  Rate it out of five and say why.
  • Write a description of one of the characters in your book.  Make sure it is very descriptive so we can guess who it is!
  • Find five new words in your book that you haven’t seen before and then find out what they mean. 
  • Write a sequel to the story you have just read.  What happens to the characters?  What is their next adventure?
  • Write a prequel to the story you have just finished.  What was happening before that story was told?
  • Make part of your story into a comic strip.
  • Write a quiz for your book (or one of the chapters for longer books) and see if anyone can find the correct answers…
  • Learn and write five facts about the author. You can often find these at the start or end of the book!

Great websites for Year 1

Why not try out some of these fabulous websites to keep your skills in tip top condition…



Hit the button: a great game where you can practise times tables, number bonds and much more.

Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenge: choose the level and test your skills against the clock

Super maths bowling: choose from a variety of activities and aim for a strike…

Funky Mummy: solve these multiplication problems to make the mummy dance.



Spelling frame: how good is your spelling?  Test yourself against your year group here:

Spooky spellings: a fun game to test your knowledge of the common exception (tricky) words.


Phonics play: Practice your phonics with one of these games.



Purple Mash: Each child will have a log in to access their purple mash.



Science Kids: there are links to games here for every topic we have covered so far in science.  Why not try them to refresh your memory and have some fun…



We are learning about seasons and the weather.  Check out this website to learn more.


Current affairs

Newsround: don’t forget to keep up with the latest news here every day.

Topic work

Our current topics in Year 1 are:

Science: Plants

Geography: Seasons and the weather

DT: Pulleys and Levers

During this time why not try some of these activities… 


  • tell us all about the plants in your garden or around you.
  • Write a daily weather diary.
  • What do you do in different seasons? Can you name all of them?
  • Make a pulley and lever card with flowers just like we did at school.
  • Draw a secret garden.
  • Plant your own seeds in the garden.
  • Make wild thing levers with Max.