Garrick Green

Infant School

Year 1 & 2 Home Learning Autumn 2021

If you are off school here are some ideas to help you with home learning 



Quickly recognise and read year 1 & 2 tricky words

Write sentences which include these tricky words

For example-

The children go to school.

There is a beautiful plant.

Encourage children to find the word and copy it

Make up ways to remember how to spell it...w-hat for what, big elephant can always understand small elephants for because


Support your child with writing sentences about things they are interested in or things they have been enjoying


Read a story and retell it by acting it out with props or homemade puppets

Read or listen to your favourite story and draw pictures to go with it. You could label the picture, write about the characters or write a sentence or more about the story.

Write a letter to a friend or family member telling them what you have been learning at school. Start the letter with To or Dear. There is a template at the bottom of this blog.


Write a book review on your favourite book. Why did you enjoy it?

What did you think would happen?
How was your favourite character?
How many stars would you rate it?
Who would you recommend this book to?


Write a set of instructions on how to do something. It could be how to build a Lego model, how to play a game or how to make a drink


Make a list of anything at all- things in your bedroom, things you see of find on a walk, a list for food shopping.

Focus on writing all of the sounds in each word

Phase 3 sounds


(as in chip)


(as in shop)


(as in thin)


(as in then)


(as in ring)


(as in rain)


(as in feet)


(as in night)


(as in book)


(as in boot)


(as in farm)


(as in for)


(as in hurt)


(as in cow)


(as in coin)


(as in dear)


(as in fair)


(as in sure)


(as in her)




Phase 5 sounds


(as in came)


(as in Paul)


(as in saw)


(as in day)


(as in these)


(as in sea)


(as in stew)


(as in chew)


(as in money)


(as in like)


(as in girl)


(as in bone)


(as in toe)


(as in out) 


(as in boy)


(as in Phil)


(as in June)


(as in huge)


(as in clue)


(as in due)


(as in when)



Links to other phonics games and learning ideas.


Focus on forming all letters correctly

 Write simple sentences and focus on letter formation for example- The black cat is on the mat.





Here is a great website to use:  OR if you don't have any suitable resources at home to use.

Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10 up to 100

Use coins to practice counting

Use a 100 square to see the patterns.

Watch this video...

Form numbers clearly and correctly

Make your own snakes and ladders game

Talk about time- starting with times of the days (morning, afternoon, evening, nighttime). Then think about days of the week, months of the year. Here are some great videos to help you learn them...



Get used to telling the time to o’clock and half past

Talk about the time you do things, make a clock

Here's a great video to watch...

Here's an interactive resource you can use...

Here's a game you could play...

Start with level 1!

Learn about weight
Compare items to see which is heavier and lighter
Make something yummy to practice weighing things on scales (we have attached a shortbread recipe card to this blog)

Be confident with recalling number bonds to 10 and then to 20

Find 10 (or 20) objects. How many ways can they be split up? 1 + 9 = 10, 2 + 8 = 10...

Play... OR

Listen to... and then

(Year 2) Partition 2 digit numbers into tens and ones using practical things such as straws and beads


Take a look at...

Use fact families to writing addition and subtraction number sentences

Go to


Play... every day and try to beat your score and move up levels!


Learn how to read numbers as words



Make sure children confident with recognising all coins. Can they name them?

Add two coins together. What's the total?

How many ways can they make an amount? e.g. 10p: 1 x 10p coin, 2 x 5p coin, 5 x 2p coin, 10 x 1p coin etc. Start with smaller amounts.

Here are some online resources to support this: