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Welcome to the KS1 home learning page. 

This page will contain all the work for Miss Billingham's and Mrs Lawrence's classes.

Please send photos of completed work to the email addresses below:

Miss Billingham - staffseven@amingtonheath.staffs.sch.uk

Mrs Lawrence - staffeight@amingtonheath.staffs.sch.uk

We would love to hear from you at least once a week with photos of your learning. 


Week 11 – 22.3.2021

For our topic for the next two weeks, we are going to be Time Travellers!

We are going to travel back in time to an era not so far away from our own – The 1960s  

How do you think life might have been different 60 years ago? What do you think the television programmes were like? How did people dress? What music do you think was popular and what toys did children play with? All will be discovered on our time-travelling mission to the 1960s!

Don’t forget to practise your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars.

(If you have forgotten your username and password, email your teacher!)


Use this link to find daily phonics sessions: https://www.youtube.com/c/RuthMiskinTrainingEdu/videos


Here are some lovely stories you could listen to this week:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl Chapter 1 and 2

(The other chapters can also be found on Youtube)

Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews

The Coal Thief by Alane Adams



Over the next two weeks, we are going to learn all about what it would have been like to live in the 60s. We have been asked by the famous Time Traveller, Prospero Hermes, to carry out a pre-research visit to find out everything he will need to blend in when he travels to the swingin’ sixties. Can you prepare a diary entry about a typical day in the 60s so he knows how to act, what to pack and what to take with him?

English – Features of a diary

In order to do that, you will need to know how to write a diary and what types of language and features you will need to include in your own diary entry for Prospero Hermes.

Level 1:- Can you find the features?

Diary Entry

Checklist of features to find

Level 2:- Examine the features and the language that has been used.

How has the writer tried to help the reader imagine what has happened and what it was like there at that time?

Diary Entry

Checklist of features to find 

Choose your own level of features to look for.


Maths –

Level 1:- Today your lesson is all about identifying tens and ones in a 2 digit number.

Complete your learning online at Oak National Academy:

Identifying tens and ones in a two digit number.

Level 2:- This week we will be looking at solving word problems using our addition and subtraction strategies.

Complete your learning online today at Oak National Academy:

To solve word problems


Topic – Past and Present

What do these words mean in history?

The past means any event or time that has already happened.

It can be centuries (100 years) ago, decades (10 years) ago, years ago or even hours ago.

The present means what is happening right now.

We are going to look back to a time in the past in history that was 60 years ago. We are going back to 1960. Can you find 1960 on the timeline?  

What do you think might have been different back then? Do you think children played with the same toys? How did people contact each other?

Have a watch of this video here to see what you can spot might have been different in the 1960s.

Life in 60s Britain

While you are watching, think about these questions:

Level 1:- Sort into two groups

Using the pictures of the items, can you sort them into items from 1960s and items from the present?

Pictures of Items

Level 2:- Sort into two groups and explain ideas about the similarities and differences we can see

Using the pictures of the items, can you sort them into the table, showing which items are from 1960s and which items are from the present? Can you write sentences to explain what you notice about three of the different categories?

Pictures of Items

Table to sort the items



English –

Level 1:- Find a noun

Watch this video to find out what a noun is:

Nouns and Noun Phrases

Go on a Noun Hunt around your area – how many different nouns can you see and find?

Activity: Noun Hunt

Level 2:- Recognising nouns

Watch this video to find out what a noun is:

Nouns and Noun Phrases

Read the section of text. Can you use highlighters to find the different nouns? Use different colours to show whether it is a person, place or a thing.

Activity: Recognising Nouns


Maths –

Level 1:-

Can you partition 2 digit numbers? Learn how at Oak National Academy:

Partitioning 2-digit numbers (part 1)

Level 2:-

Today your learning is looking at exploring addition and subtraction and how you can apply them to a wide range of problems on Oak National Academy:

To explore addition and subtraction (part 1)


Topic –

What toys do you think they played with in the 60s? Watch this video about Birthdays in the 1960s. Can you spot any toys we still play with today?

Birthdays in 1960s

Watch this video to find out more:

Most Popular Toy – 1960s

Level 1:-

Look through the powerpoint to learn more about the toys that children played with in the 1960s.

Powerpoint – Toys in the 60s

Choose one the toys that are still around today. Talk to an adult about what is the same and what is different between the 1960s version and today’s version.

Level 2:-

Look at the adverts for all the different 1960s toys here. What materials do you notice? What features do you notice? Which toys do you think would have been the most exciting toy to play with? Why?


Little Miss Echo


Hoppity Hop

Pogo Pony


Ken and Barbie

Record Player

Kitchen Set

Musical Toys

Board Games

Dolls Houses


GI Joe

Electronic Football Game

Lego Sets

Ride On Car

Billy Blastoff

Choose your favourite toy that you would have liked most and write a short paragraph about why you have chosen that toy. Can you compare it to a toy you have today? What is the same about them? What is different?



English –

Today we are going to look at using adjectives to add more detail to our writing.

Adjectives are any word that you can use to describe something.

Remind yourself all about adjectives using these videos below:

Year 1 English: Adjectives for Children

Year 2 English: Adjectives and Adverbs for Children

Level 1:- Add an Adjective

Can you think of an adjective to describe each noun? There are some ideas at the bottom if you find this tricky!

Activity: Complete the sentence

Now pick five of these to try. Here the adjective goes before the noun so that you can continue your sentence and add even more detail!

Activity: Add an Adjective

Level 2:- Expanded Noun Phrases

This activity is all about creating expanded noun phrases. This is where we describe a noun with lots of detail to create a descriptive phrase.

Use this Powerpoint to learn a little bit more about expanded noun phrases.

Powerpoint – What’s in the suitcase?

Can you mind map a range of adjectives for the objects that are in the suitcase?

Activity: Mind Maps

Now use your ideas to write sentences about what was in the suitcase like this:

A ____________,   __________ with   __________   lay in the __________,   ________   suitcase.


_____________   boots that have __________,    __________     __________ can also be found in the suitcase.


Maths –

Level 1:-

Continue learning how to partition 2-digit numbers today on Oak National Academy.

Partitioning 2-digit numbers (part 2)

Level 2:-

Continue learning how to apply addition and subtraction strategies to solve problems on Oak National Academy:

To explore addition and subtraction (part 2)


Topic –

Find out a little more about what it was like living in the 1960s and what life at home would have been like:

Life at home in the 1960s

How many televisions are there in your house? In 1960s, most houses had one TV.

At the start of the 1960s, there were only two television channels: the BBC and ITV.

You could not choose what you wanted to watch On Demand – you just had to watch whatever was on. The channels also ‘signed off’ in the evenings, which meant that you could not watch television in the middle of the night.

By the end of the 1960s, there was a third television channel: BBC2. It was the first channel which showed programmes in colour rather than black and white.  

A well-known children’s programme from the 1960s was ‘Watch with Mother.’ This showed a different programme every day, including ‘Andy Pandy’ and ‘Bill and Ben.’

Why not watch an episode of Watch with Mother?

Watch with Mother

• Why do you think the episode is in black and white?

• Do you think children enjoyed watching these programmes? Why?

• Do you think the sausage dog is helpful or silly? Why?

• Do you think Bizzy Lizzy wished for sensible things? Why?

Many of these programmes have been remade for the modern day.

What do you notice? What differences can you spot? What is the same?

Level 1:-

Watch a range of other 1960s children’s programs to see what they were like:

The Magic Roundabout

Play School (The First Ever Episode - 1964)

The Clangers

Sesame Street

Level 2:-

Watch these two episodes of Play School. What do you notice about the two episodes? These were only made 4 years apart. What changes must have occurred in the 1960s in television? Write down as many ideas as you can.

Play School (The First Ever Episode - 1964)

Play School (1968)



English –

Let’s use our ideas all about adjectives to write some descriptive sentences today.

Here is a picture of a 1960s suitcase.  What can you spot? Can you spot some toys?

Use your topic learning to help remind you what these are called.

Level 1:- Simple sentences

Write some simple sentences about what is in this suitcase.

For example:

I can see a red yoyo with a long string.

There is a tall soldier.

A yellow van is a fun toy.

Level 2:- Compound sentences – fanboys

Using the picture of the 1960s suitcase and the items inside it, can you write some sentences using coordinating conjunctions?


Try using subordinating conjunctions to add more detail to your sentences.


Maths –

Level 1:-

Can you compare 2 digit numbers? How do you know which number is bigger?

Use this lesson here to learn how to do this:

Comparing 2-digit numbers

Level 2:-

Today put all your learning about strategies for solving problems together and complete your learning on Oak National Academy:

To solve problems in context using addition and subtraction (Part 1)

To solve problems in context using addition and subtraction (Part 2)


Topic –

Music was really important in the 1960s. Lots of young people started to really enjoy themselves and dancing was very important. You had to know all the latest moves!

Watch this video to see what it might have looked like at a party in the 1960s:

Dance Party in the 1960s

Now watch these videos and try to learn some of the moves! Do you like the music? How would you describe it? Is it fast or slow? Is it different of similar to music of today?

Is the dancing similar to today or different?

Dance Styles of the 60s

60s Dance Moves

Are these dance moves still being used today? Watch Beyonce’s Single Ladies video. Can you spot any moves that might have been inspired (borrowing the idea) from any 1960’s dance moves?

Beyonce – Single Ladies



Today is Beatles day! The Beatles were a MASSIVE pop group in the 1960s. They were known all over the world and sang many songs! People still love the Beatles music today!

Complete three challenges to get tic-tac-toe (a line of three) across the board.

Who were they?

Find out all about The Beatles and who they were by looking at the information in this Powerpoint.

Beatles Powerpoint



A Yellow Submarine

In the song, Yellow Submarine, a man sailed the seas on a bright yellow submarine!

Design your own submarine and make up a story about where it would take you.

Submarine template


Beatles Tunes

The Beatles were very famous in the 1960s.

Learn a Beatles song.

You could learn Yellow Submarine, Hey Jude or Here Comes The Sun.



Dance, Dance, Dance

Use some of the dance moves you learnt to make up a dance to a Beatles song. You could film this and email it to your teacher!

There are some more ideas for dance moves here:

I Want To Dance 1960s


Fashion Design

Use the crazy ideas from the Yellow Submarine to design new clothes for The Beatles. You may also want to look at some 1960s fashion patterns on Google.

Blank Beatles



Album Covers

Research some of The Beatles album covers. The cover for the Abbey Road album is incredibly famous!

Can you make and cut out images of yourself and your friends or family to create your own Abbey Road album cover?

Abbey Road Cover

All You Need is Love

Listen to The Beatles song – All You Need Is Love.

Create a poster to explain how people could show love to each other, especially during times when we can’t be near our loved ones.

Comparing Music

What is your favourite song? Who sings it? What does it sound like?

Compare your favourite song to a Beatles song using this table here.

Comparing Music From Now and Then


Imagine – John Lennon

When The Beatles broke up, John Lennon wrote a famous song called Imagine. Listen to the song and create a piece of artwork full of ideas about what that world might be like.




Week 12 - 29.3.21

We are continuing our exploration of the sixities this week along with other fabulous activities. 

Don’t forget to practise your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars.

(If you have forgotten your username and password, email your teacher!)


Use this link to find daily phonics sessions: https://www.youtube.com/c/RuthMiskinTrainingEdu/videos


Here are a books for you to have a look at 

There's a dragon in my book READ ALONG with MICHELLE OBAMA | There's a Dragon in Your Book | PBS KIDS - YouTube 

Scribble stones 🖌️ Kids Book Read Aloud: SCRIBBLE STONES by Diane Alber - YouTube 

If i were an astronaut (READ IN SPACE) If I Were an Astronaut - YouTube




Level 1 -

Today you are going to carry on with place value. 


Level 2 -

This week you are going to be working on questions that use addition and subtraction 





This is a photo from the recent adventures of a time traveller.


Level 1 – Your challenge is to write up to 5 simple sentences about this picture.

Your sentence needs to include the following... 


Subject = who the sentence is about?

Verb = what they are doing?

Object = what are they doing it to?






Level 2 – Use the fronted adverbials mat attached to create a really informative and exciting passage about this picture.




These are some patterns and styles that were seen on clothes in the 1960s.



Level 1 – your job is to describe these patterns. What colours are use? What shapes are used? Is the pattern repeated or is it free flowing?

You could then have a go at create a copy of one of the patterns.


Level 2 – your job is to select one pattern and say why you like it? How does it make you feel? Does it use colours you like?

Finally, you are going to interpret that pattern into your own style. Maybe you like the pattern but are not a fan of the colours? Or the other way around. Adapt the pattern to suit your taste.




Level 1 -

Today you are comparing and ordering numbers to 50.


Level 2 -



Today you are going to think about what a person would do in the 1960’s. Remember you will be writing a diary about the 1960s to help the time traveler fit in when he gets there.


Level 1 – using the pictures below you need to plan out a day in the 1960’s. Pick 4 pictures and talk about what you will do at each event.


Level 2 - using the pictures below you need to plan out a day in the 1960’s. Pick 6 pictures and talk about what you will do at each event.





You are now becoming fashion designers!

Using the patterns, you have seen you are going to design your very own 1960s shirt ready for a fashion show. If you haven’t seen any patterns you like you could always have a little research of more 1960s patterns.

Here are some pictures of 1960s shirts to help you.


Your design needs to be bright, striking and totally 1960s fabulous.

I cannot wait to see them!






Level 1 -


Level 2 -




Today you are going to plan your diary from the 1960s.

Using your pictures from yesterday you are going to write a few notes about each picture you used to help you when you come to write your diary.

You could do it as a little bit of a mind map like the example below or you can do it however you feel comfortable.


Using your design from yesterday you are going to paint onto an old shirt and create your very own 1960s fashion statement.




Level 1 -


Level 2 -




Today is the day!

You are going to be writing your diary today ready for the time traveler.

Level 1

Use the paper below to help you write out your story. Make sure you use your fabulous work from yesterday to help you remember what to write.

Paper link


Level 2

You can present your work however you like. Think about how someone would write a diary. Could you make it creative and have pictures and drawing dotted about? You could even use a computer and select the typewriter font to make it look like you have used a type writer.


Topic –

It’s fashion show time! Put some 1960’s music on and strut your stuff down the runway.

Have fun!



It's Easter! 

Have a fabulous break and stay very safe.

We cant wait to see you in two weeks.

Wishing You a Safe & Happy Easter