Whiteley Primary School

Year 1

Emergency 2-day Home Learning Pack

For the first 2 days of a class or year group bubble quarantine, we have put together a set of learning activities for your child to complete whilst we prepare the next 2 weeks. There are suggested English, Maths and foundation subject activities planned for you to use over the 2 days.

What will the first two days look like?

If you are at home with your child then this is what we would roughly recommend doing each day.

Subject Timings
Reading 20 mins
Phonics/Spellings 20-30 mins
English 30 mins
Maths 30 mins
Daily activity (foundation subject) 30 mins

Learning through play

1 hr

Physical movement

10-30 mins

It is a good idea to start each day with some physical activity, such as Go Noodle/ Cosmic Yoga/ Just Dance.

At this age, the children will need a little break after each of their activities. Don’t feel guilty about this! It will help them to concentrate again afterwards! They will also probably need some water and snacks to keep them going!

What work will my child be completing?

Details of all tasks can be found in the folders on the top left hand side of this page. Select the relevant half term to access the current work.

  • For each day, choose from the suggested English and maths activities. There may be a link to follow to a relevant learning website.
  • There may be written activities to complete – if your child has their home learning book at home then please use this to record the activities. If not, a piece of paper will do.
  • We would also encourage daily practice of reading and phonics.
  • For the foundation subject, please choose an activity from the suggested list – one activity for day 1 and one activity for day 2.
  • There is NO expectation to hand this ‘emergency 2 day’ work in.
  • If your child is unable to complete all the work provided, please prioritise the English and maths activities along with daily reading.

What will the remainder of the 2 weeks look like?

For the remainder of the 2 weeks, please look at the year group blog each day as we will be using this to post daily learning activities for the children (https://whiteleyyear1.blogspot.com/).

In school, we would tend to complete the reading, phonics, English and maths activities in the morning and then leave the foundation subjects until the afternoon, but you will need to make your own routine that fits for you. Please avoid comparing yourself to other families. What your child needs will be different to other children. Equally, if your child takes a longer time to complete one activity, don’t feel that you still need to complete everything else. You might just choose several activities that will fit in with your timescale for the day.

If possible, please take pictures of your child’s work and email them to us (year1@whiteleyapps.com) so we can give you regular feedback.

What do I do if I have a question?

Everything you need for the first two days should be on this part of the school website. However, if you need to talk to us then please contact us via the year group email.

After the first two days, please do email us and keep in communication as much as possible (year1@whiteleyapps.com). We will reply as soon as we can. If you have questions about how to go about an activity we will be happy to help you work out what to do. We are still here!