Bassetts Farm Primary School

A love of learning for life

St John’s Road, Exmouth, Devon EX8 4GB

01395 275968

Year 1 & 2 Home Learning

Week Beginning 28th September 2020.


Prior to return Reading

Set aside time for your child to read for at least 20 minutes each day.

Read a story or discuss books with your child each day and record in your child’s reading log.

Year One - Please continue to practise your daily phonics (phases 2, 3, 4 and 5) and tricky words.


Exmouth Library have sent a letter regarding the reading services they can provide whilst closed. Please download the attached letter here.

**Reading Update**


You will have all received an email containing a login and password for Bug Club.

We will be using this to assign you online weekly reading books.

You can access the site here


Daily handwriting. Encourage your child to take their time, to ensure that the writing is neat.

The ‘Teach handwriting’ website models the correct letter formation for your child. This is available at (our letter formation is choice 4).

For this home learning we would like your child to try 'sh' and 'th' joins which is available at:  

You could practise using rainbow writing techniques in your books. Ensure that your child has the correct writing grip.


Complete the My Maths tasks set by your teacher. They will appear in the homework area. There is a link to a lesson and a link to the homework itself.

See letter sent home with guidance on how to access.

Year One - You could practise number bonds to 10 or 20 using card games or

Year Two - Also use quick fire maths: learning tables, key facts etc - Times Tables Rock Star (log in is in your child’s reading record).

BBC Bitesize has released daily maths lessons for each year group. If you wish, the attached links will enhance your maths learning at home.

Year One maths –

Year Two maths –


The next two weeks is all about...



Watch the following video clip from the BBC website

A Jewish girl called Sara introduces you to her home and family and describes some of the artefacts and traditions within a Jewish family home.

Make a list of the items that you can see in your kitchen. Remember not to touch anything that is unsafe. Can you spot things that are the same and things that are different compared to Sara’s home?



Look at the PowerPoint ‘How Passover is Celebrated’ to learn about the Jewish celebration of Passover.

The first part describes what Passover is and why it is celebrated. The final part describes how Passover is celebrated in a Jewish home, including the special food that they eat. In your book, can you draw and label a Seder Plate, showing the five important parts? You can use the sheet here to help you.



Can you think of any special meals that you enjoy with your family? It might be a meal you have during a special family celebration (birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries) or just a meal you and your family love enjoying together as a special treat.

In your book draw a picture and write a few sentences about the special meal that you enjoy with your family.


  • label the individual items that make up your special meal
  • describe when/how often you enjoy your special meal
  • explain what you enjoy the most about the meal with your family




Watch the following video clips from the BBC website and discuss with your grown-up the healthy foods that you can spot in your kitchen.

Now use this PowerPoint, 'Healthy Eating', to learn about the different food groups.

Can you group some of the foods from your kitchen into the different food groups?

Your grown-up could help you to draw a diagram or you might want to use this sheet and write your food items into the different food groups.


Use the following video clip,, and this PowerPoint, 'Field to Fork', to learn about where our food comes from.



Using the information above, create a leaflet or a poster to show what you have learnt about healthy eating and where food comes from. You might want to plan your leaflet or poster in your book first before you produce your final copy.

Remember to edit your work: check for spellings, adjectives, -ed, -ing, -er and –est words, conjunctions and adverbs (Year Two). Have you used a range of punctuation such as . ? ! Which sections need more details?

Please send pictures of your finished booklets to




Now that you know lots about where food comes from and how you can eat healthily, why not design a healthy meal for your family?

You may wish to

  • use the following resource, Healthy Meal Eating Activityto help you to plan and label your healthy meal plate
  • think about the ingredients you need and the utensils that you will use
  • prepare and cook your meal with your grown-ups help
  • evaluate your meal using the following sheet, Food Evaluation.
  • use this adjectives sheet to help you to describe your meal





Please share you healthy meal ideas and creations by emailing them into