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Y1 English Ideas

Y1 writing ideas:

  • Write sentences remember capital letters, full-stops and finger spaces.
  • Draw a picture and label it.
  • Find a simple recipe you like and copy it out in neat handwriting.
  • Use your Y1 spelling words to write each word in a sentence.
  • Search for fun words in a reading book, and see if you can write words that rhyme with it.
  • Silly sentences: choose an animal/ object in house, make up and write a silly sentence or question about it. E.g dog: Can dogs ride a bicycle to the park?
  • Play adjective eye spy: choose an object in sight. Describe the object- ‘…something that is red, something that is tall, something that is smooth.’
  • My home shop: Pretend your house is a shop- can you label the items in a room of your house (with post-it notes for example) for people to buy. Challenge- can you add prices to your items in pounds of pence with a pound of pence sign? (Maths link.)
  • Read a story and retell it: choose how you want to retell it using the main parts e.g. act it out, write it, draw pictures, use toys to retell it. Can your family guess the story.
  • Vote for a story: each morning choose 2 story books (you could choose one and a sibling could too!). Get everyone in your house to vote for the story that they would like to hear that day, count up the votes at the end of the day!
  • Word spotter: before you share a story, write some words they will hear in the story. Get them to ‘spot’ them every time they hear a word on their list.
  • Letter formation: using mud, salt, flour, sand, rice, shaving foam, paints or bubbles in a bath practice letter formation of lower case and capital letters.
  • Instructions: make something e.g. food, a lego model, a craft. Then write a set of instructions for somebody else in your house to see if they can make the same!
  • Fact file: write a fact file for something you know lots about! E.g. dinosaurs, an animal, lego, cars/vehicles, books, space, your favourite toy. Think about what is it made of, where it lives and what it eats (if it is alive), different varieties of it, how to use it, fun facts about it or what you like the best about it.

 

 

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