Year 1 Weekly English and Maths – 13/07/2020


In English, we will spend one day reading and comprehending a text; one day on spelling, one day on grammar, one day completing a short writing activity and one day focusing on Lexia.

Reading and Comprehension – Dragons in the City

Share the story with your child. Then, discuss the questions from the Dragons in the City Comprehension. There is no need to record your child’s answers. However, if you wish to, a question and answer sheet is provided.

Dragons in the City Story

Dragons in the City Comprehension


Learn to spell: friend, school, come, some, one, once. Play Spooky Spellings. Select Year 1, click book 6 and press go.

Spooky Spellings

Writing Task

Read Dragons in the City. Bo and Evie have lots of fun celebrating Chinese New Year. They make delicious dumplings, eat sweets, play with paper dragons and hang their wishes on the wishing tree. In September, you will be starting Year Two. Think of a wish you would like to come true next year. Draw a picture and write a sentence to explain what you’re wishing for.

If you are unable to print the worksheet, you can complete the activity on a piece of paper.

What I’m Looking For:

  • Capital letter at the start
  • Full stop at the end
  • Use sound mats to help with spelling

Resources to help:

Dragons in the City Story

My Wish Writing Activity

My Wish Writing Activity Example

Year 1 Common Exception Words

Reading and Phonics

Children should spend 20 minutes at least three times per week using Lexia. Children should take part in phonics and spelling daily (see Ruth Miskin YouTube Videos).

A Hold a Sentence video is now also available on the Ruth Miskin YouTube Channel. There are two sentences to choose from. If your child is learning set 2 sounds, please choose Hold a Sentence 1. If your child is learning set 3 sounds, please choose Hold a Sentence 2. We recommend that you complete this activity twice a week.

Ruth Miskin YouTube Channel


In maths, we will spend the week focusing on a particular topic e.g. shape or place value. Activities will then be set on Mathletics that are based upon this subject.

Topic – Time

  • To understand day and night
  • To know the days of the week
  • To tell the time to the hour (o’clock)

Resources to help:


Day and Night PowerPoint

Activity – Draw a picture of what you do during the day. Then, draw a picture of what happens at night time.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story

Days of the Week Worksheet


Make a Clock Face


Time to the hour (Summer Term, Week 12, Lesson 1)

Time to the Hour Worksheet


Telling the Time PowerPoint

Telling the Time Worksheet

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