Year 1 English

Select Your Block

Back in Lockdown? Materials making it easy to provide personalised teaching and stimulating, fun learning at home are available in these Autumn Blocks: 1. Familiar Settings, 2. Commands and Requests, 3. Rhyming and Patterns, 4. Repeating Patterns. Short video about Lockdown materials

Also see TA/Tutor activities specially designed for groups of children needing adult support.
Remember - our tailored Catch-up Writing Tasks can help to address any gaps in learning.

Blocks can be Fiction, Non-fiction or Poetry and each contains 4 or 5 units of work: 2 units are SPaG focussed, at least 1 is extended writing. Texts are indicated or provided.

Autumn Blocks

Fiction 4 Units

Read Jill Murphy's Five Minutes' Peace, Mo Willems' Knuffle Bunny and Group Reader Boris and Sid Make a Mess, inspiring children to write a familiar settings story.

Familiar Settings: Family Stories

Non-fiction 5 Units

Using humorous texts (You Can’t Take an Elephant on a Bus) study different sentence types; punctuate correctly. Focus on commands and ‘bossy’ language. Write commands.

Commands and Requests: Commands: What You Shouldn't Do at School

Poetry 5 Units

Pattern and rhyme help children memorise and write poetry. Develop comprehension skills and rehearse end of sentence punctuation and present and past tense verbs.

Rhyming and Patterns: Poems with repeating patterns and rhymes

Fiction 5 Units

Have fun with repeating patterns in Mrs Armitage on Wheels and Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present. Explore repeated refrains and develop sentence writing and punctuation skills.

Repeating Patterns: Mrs Armitage on Wheels

Non-fiction 5 Units

Spark imaginations with Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis and Billy’s Bucket by Kes Gray and Garry Parsons. Explore sentence building and punctuation, writing labels, lists and signs.

Labels, Lists and Signs: Getting and giving information

Poetry 5 Units

Develop reading and comprehension skills and stimulate writing using Oi Frog! & Oi Dog! Study syllables, the prefix un- and suffixes –ing and –ed. Begin to understand past/present tense.

Humorous Poems: Funny Poems

Non-fiction 5 Units

Explore differences between fiction and non-fiction using fantastic books about machines. Use features of information texts. Sequence and punctuate sentences; revise plural nouns.

Information Texts: Big Machines