Dear Year 1,  

I hope you all enjoyed the Space theme as much as I did. I loved seeing what you all got up to. This week’s theme is transport. You could take a look at and compare transport from the past to transport we have today. I also look forward to seeing your designs for transport of the future. In school, we will be researching the Wright Brothers and investigating why they are significant people in history. Can you do the same at home? Send me an email with any information you can find.  

Remember to keep accessing NumbotsMymaths, Spelling Shed and TTRockstars. You can also test your knowledge from the previous few weeks with the Kahoot pins below.  

Name the Planet – 03046651 

Name the Instrument  0609912 

Have a super week! I look forward to hearing from you all, 

Miss Sowray 

Weekly Maths Tasks

Select containers, this could be different sized glasses, jugs, bowls etc. Ask your child to predict which will hold the most/least water. Pour cups of water to see which holds the most/least.  
Direct your child to create their own vehicle by drawing different 2D shapes to make it. They can be as creative as they want to be.  
Ask your child to find a book. Can they find 3 items which are heavier than the book and 3 items which are lighter than the book?  
Sit with your child and look outside a window for 5 minutes or perhaps sit in a quiet area when you are out for a walk. Tally the different types of transport that passes by. Can your child record this information in a bar chart or pictogram with your help? You could use J2code to create a chart online. 
Can you create a ramp to push a toy car down? Can you measure the distance? You could make it into a completion to see who can make their car travel the furthest.  

Weekly Reading Tasks

Listen to Oi! Get off our Train. Ask your child to order the events from the story using simple sentences, illustrations or both.  
Can you create some artwork based on the beautiful illustrations in Oi! Get off our Train? 
Ask your child to make a bookmark based on a vehicle they like from the past and present. Can they use this in a book about transport?  
Look through a newspaper or magazine and list the different types of transport found. Record these in a table.  
With a grown-up’s supervision, can you review or enter a competition to win a book on Toppsta? 


Weekly Phonics and Spellings Tasks

Listen to Oi! Get off our Train. Can you remember using this book to help us to remember the ‘oi’ digraph? How many words containing ‘oi’ can you list? 
Can you blend words as you move a toy vehicle over the sounds?  

Click for Phase 5 words. 

Log on to Phonics Play at home, using the username: march20 and the password: home. You can access the website from a browser on a computer or tablet. 
Ask your child to spell the Common Exception words in a fun way using this online game, ‘Spooky Spelling’. 
Can your child list adjectives to describe past and present vehicles? Encourage them to use alliteration e.g. charging chariot, valuable van.  


Weekly Writing Tasks

Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on The Bridge. The video can be viewed here. 
Your child can draw pictures of a vehicle from the past and present. Label the parts of the vehicles. What is similar and what is different? 
Task your child with writing a journey story in the role of a transport driver. This could be a pilot, a boat captain or an astronaut for example.  
Ask your child to write a set of instructions on how to stay safe on the road. What do they need to do when crossing the road? Who can help cross a busy road?  
Can you design and write about a new vehicle?  


STEM Learning Opportunities

Brilliant Boats 

  • Use tinfoil to create a simple boat design. Try testing it by seeing how many coins it will hold.  
  • What shape makes the best boat?  
White Rose Maths online maths lessons. Watch a lesson video and complete the worksheet (can be downloaded and completed digitally)IXL- Click here for Year 1. There are interactive games to play and guides for parents under the tab ‘Learn with an example’.

Numbots and MyMaths Your child can access these with their individual log ins.

Mastery Mathematics Learning Packs Learning packs with different activities and lessons. Includes notes on how to do these activities with your children.

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about transport. Learning may focus on modes of transport, transport in the past, the science behind transport, road safety and how to be safe around water.  


  • Transport Through Time!- Support your child to create a timeline of transport from the past to the present. Take a look at these online resources from the transport museum to help you. Create a booklet about different forms of transport. Find out about the first aeroplanes. Who was the first person to fly in one? Who invented the first train? Look at pictures of the penny-farthing. Why do you think we don't ride them today? What makes racing bikes different from mountain bikes?  


  • Moving Models- With your child find some junk modelling around the house and support them make a model car that moves or use Lego. Test it out in the garden or during your daily walk. Does the car move faster or slower on a ramp? Why/why not?  


  • Float your Boat!- Using a variety of materials, work with your child to make boats out of junk e.g. wood, plastic , paper,  polystyrene etc. Make a prediction about whether or not they will float and then test them to see which floats the longest. Can your child summarise why this boat floated for the longest?  


  • Transport Across Europe- Show your child a map of Europe (You can use Google Maps if you don’t have a paper one available). Research the different means of transport in France, Mexico and India. Compare them to see which means of transport we have in common. Why are some modes of transport more popular in some countries? Create an information report on one chosen mode of transport. Include the appearance, age and what it’s commonly used for.  


  • Wacky Wheels- Cut out a circle from an old cardboard box. Ask your child to create a wheel print using this template and paint. If you do not have paint, your child could draw around the circle and create a repeating pattern. Look at this Sonia Delaunay print for inspiration. Share at #TheLearningProjects