Puffin Year 1 & 2 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Puffin Class! 


The Team

Class Teacher: Miss Lloyd covering for Mrs Bullock

Teaching Assistant: Miss Taylor


General Home Learning Links

We have listed some free home-learning resources that you may be interested in completing with your child(ren). Please click on each link to download and access the materials.

TWINKL Year 1 Interactive Closure Pack

TWINKL Year 2 Interactive Closure Pack

Classroom Secrets Year 1 Home Learning Pack (zip file)

Classroom Secrets Year 2 Home Learning Pack (zip file)

Tts Home Learning Book (age 5-7)


Target work

English - Writing

The Literacy Shed has a lot of excellent film clips. When you click onto the link it will take you to ‘The KS1 Shed’ and will list different genres. When you find a clip you like, there will be a list of suggested ideas for writing below it.


Below is the link to TWINKL writing resources so that you can choose which ones your child will enjoy doing.


I have attached more specific resources below too:

Year 1

  • Story writing: Fantasy


  • Story writing: Adventure


  • Story writing: Traditional Tales


Pupils should be taught to:

  • write sentences by:
    • saying out loud what they are going to write about
    • composing a sentence orally before writing it
    • sequencing sentences to form short narratives
    • re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
  • discuss what they have written
  • read their writing aloud

Year 2

  • Features of Fantasy Story writing pack:


  • Space Story writing pack:


  • Explorers: Up and Amelia Earhart: Story Writing (1) Lesson Pack


  • KS1 Poetry Pack


  • Year 2 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Revision Activity Mats Pack


Pupils should be taught to:

  • develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by:
    • writing narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional)
    • writing about real events
    • writing poetry
    • writing for different purposes
  • consider what they are going to write before beginning by:
    • planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about
    • writing down ideas and/or key words, including new vocabulary
    • encapsulating what they want to say, sentence by sentence
  • make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by:
    • evaluating their writing with the teacher and other pupils
    • rereading to check that their writing makes sense and that verbs to indicate time are used correctly and consistently, including verbs in the continuous form
    • proofreading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation (for example, ends of sentences punctuated correctly)
  • read aloud what they have written


English - Grammar

Year 1

Over the next few weeks we would be covering the following activities in our Grammar lessons...

  • Learning how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly, including:  full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks and question marks.




Year 2

Over the next few weeks we would be covering the following activities in our Grammar lessons...

  •  Apostrophes to mark where letters are missing in spelling and to mark singular possession in nouns [for example, the girl’s name]


  • Learning how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly, including: full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks and question marks.


  •  Use of –ly in Standard English to turn adjectives into adverbs.


  •  Learn how to use the present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form.







Please try and read with your child every day smiley




Year 1

We usually focus on 5 spellings a week



Year 2

We usually focus on 5 spellings a week




In the next few weeks, we will have been covering these objectives…

Year 1

Addition and Subtraction

  • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition, subtraction and equals signs.


  • Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero.


  • Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction.



  • Measure and begin to record time.
  • Recognise dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years.


  • Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times



Year 2

Addition and Subtraction

  • Solve problems with addition and subtraction.


  • Add and subtract numbers including: two-digit number and ones, a two-digit number and tens, two two-digit numbers, adding three one-digit numbers.


  • Show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order but subtraction of one number from another cannot.


  • Recognise the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to help when solving missing number problems.




  • Compare and sequence intervals of time.


  • Know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.


  • Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.



Religious Education (RE)

Year 1

Our current topic in RE is Following Jesus. 

Over the next few weeks, we would have been covering the following:

Good Friday - Know that Jesus dies on Good Friday but that is not the end of the story. Think about when sad news turns into good news. 

After Easter our RE topic is The Resurrection 

In our topic we will cover:

  • Week 1 – Easter – Know that we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus at Easter. Reflect on how we do this.
  • Week 2 – Jesus rose from the dead – Know that Jesus rose from the dead on the first Easter Sunday. Reflect on what this means for us. 
  • Week 3 – Jesus appears to the Disciples – Know that Jesus appeared to the disciples in the Upper Room. Think about times when we have experienced big surprises. 
  • Week 4 – Jesus eats with the Disciples – Know that Jesus helped the disciples to understand that he was alive. Think about how happy everybody was to see him. 
  • Week 5 – Jesus and Thomas – Know that Thomas did not believe Jesus was alive. Reflect on the times when we do not understand what is happening. 
  • Week 6 – Jesus returns to heaven – Know that Jesus returned to heaven after forty days. Reflect on the promises he made to us.


"Follow our 2020 online Lent calendar to reflect, pray and take global justice actions throughout the season of Lent." To access the CAFOD Lent calendar click here.

"Prayers and resources for children's liturgy catechists.In the Year of the Word, use these Gospel reflections, prayers, songs and activities to help children listen to the God who speaks" To access the Children's liturgy page click here.


"The Lent calendar is full of simple ways for the children to focus on helping others in need, and developing a sense of the wider world, and how we serve God when we serve others." To access the Mission Together Lent Calendar click here.


Physical Education (PE)

Please click on the logo to access each website.

“Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts”



“Kids need to be active for 60 minutes a day. From our fun 10 Minute Shake Up games to information about active hobbies and sports, here's everything you need to get your family moving.”



Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation website for children.



There are a number of video guides and activities for various maths topics on BBC bitesize. Please click on the logo to access the website.


                                     Year 1                                                                          Year 2

White Rose are have prepared some fabulous home learning resources. Click on the logos above to access them.


Times Tables


Children are expected to know all of their tables up to 12 x 12 and associated division facts by the end of Year 4. Please ensure that the children keep their recall skills sharp. Please click on the logo to access the website.

The children should be reading every day. We would recommend two sessions of around 10 minutes each. Please listen to them read out-loud as often as possible and discuss any vocabulary that they are not sure of.

Oxford Owl have some great advice to parents which can be accessed here.

They also allow access to their free eBooks collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. This can be accessed by clicking here.


Reading Eggs are offering a free trial to their reading resources for 30 days. click above to access the free trial.

Phonics and spellings

BBC Bitesize

There are a number of video guides and activities around phonics, spelling and grammar on BBC bitesize. Please click on the logo to access the website.



Explorify has a range of scientific investigations suitable for all ages. Click on the logo to join in.


The British Science Week website has activity packs based on ‘Our diverse planet’. Each pack has lots of activities on this theme, with anything from biological diversity and social diversity, to the diversity of knowledge and STEM careers. Click on the logo above to access the packs.


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