Monday 27 April 2020

The work outlined below is intended to last over a week so don’t feel you have to achieve each task, this is only an outline and you may find subjects or topics that interest your child more. The Activities are with varied levels of difficulty so don’t worry if something seems too easy or difficult as I’m trying to set tasks to cater to the full age/ability range that are in RP1.

Before the Easter Holidays your child was provided with access to the Active Learn website on:

There is also a new feature which has been added to help provide guided reading materials for the time being. Once you’ve logged on to Active Learn on your child’s home page there is the option ‘My Stuff’, click on this then there are two areas:

  • Abacus- is a maths digital game platform.
  • Guided- contains a selection of reading books for your child to read with you.


Log in to Phonics Play

  • Username: march20
  • Password: home

Your child will know whether they are working on Phase 1,2, 3 or 5 activities. Select the relevant level and the activities will be there to choose from.


To start this term I had been planning on revisiting our experience of rhyme. There is a lovely resource on:

Scroll down through the site to BookTrustHomeTime and from there on to > GoToTheHomeTimeHub

Scroll down to More HomeTime fun

Select Storybooks and games

Scroll down to Everybunny Dance 

Initially select the read along option so you can enjoy the story. Once you have been through the story you can go back to the beginning to then select the lightbulb option on every page where there is a question for the child. By clicking on the moving stars there are extra sounds to enjoy on each page too. 

After re-reading and enjoying all the aspects of the story your child may like to: 

  • Match and write the matching rhyming words together i.e. twirl-whirl, flute-toot etc.,
  • Draw a picture of your favourite bunny (or bunnies) and the fox.
  • Write a review of the story saying whether you enjoyed the story, the best parts, talk about the author/illustrator. Whether you would recommend this book to others and suggest an age group.


The children are familiar with counting on in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s within 100, if you can find, or even make a 100 square this will be a useful aid at home.

  • I would like your child to try counting on in 4’s. Encourage the beginning of times tables and multiplication by writing an ongoing maths sum:

1 bunny = 4 bunny feet or 1 x 4 = 4

2 bunnies = 4 + 4= 8  or  2 x 4 = 8

3 bunnies = 4 + 4 + 4 = 12 or 3 x 4 =12

Continue the pattern all the way to 12.

  • Another activity would be to set some maths problems to solve using the above information, for example:

1)How many bunny feet for 5 bunnnies?

     5 x 4 = ?

     2)Ten bunnies makes how many feet?

     10 x 4 = ?

     3)12 bunnies and one fox is how       many feet?  (12 x 4) + 4 = ?

Can you write any more sums of your own?

Knowledge & Understanding Of The World 

As supplementary work to the story Every Bunny Dance your child could research and list interesting facts about rabbits. There is information to be found by typing in ks1 rabbit facts into your favoured search engine or “All about Rabbits Fact File” found in Twinkl.


Returning to the story “Every Bunny Dance” your child can opt to follow the story in Welsh there may be several words your child will recognise:

rabbit-cwningen,   star – seren,  

Stars – sêr,  fox – llwynog,  

play – chwarae,  dance – dawnsio, 

sing – canu,    clap- clapio.

Your child could write the initial phrase “Pob un bwni’n ….(dawnsio, chwarae, canu, clapio) then draw and label the picture of the bunnies doing the action(s).

If you have any questions about home learning, please email
For Home Learning Help, it’s worth checking our general Home Learning pages on this website.