Year 1 and 2 learning packages

Each learning activity package has a parent/carer guide with instructions, with many containing multiple play and do videos and audio resources to help you with your child’s learning. Always read the instructions in the parent/carer guide first and download or print resources that are embedded in the guide, before starting each day. Many learning packages have multiple video and audio resources that provide self-guiding teaching segments and instructions for you and your child/ren.

English and literacy

For a preview of the self-guiding videos select: High frequency sight word instruction.

1-1: Handwriting

In these lessons your child will be learning to correctly form the letters s, a, t and p, in both the lower case and the capital form.

 1-2: Sight words

In these lessons your child will be learning to read and write some high frequency sight words.

2-1: Reading

In these lessons your child will learn to engage with a story and think about the author and illustrator’s message.

2-2: Handwriting

In these lessons your child will learn to correctly form the letters o, d, h, w and n, in both the lower case and the capital form.

2-3: Sight words

In these lessons your child will learn to read and write some high frequency sight words.

2-4: Writing

In these lessons your child will learn to write an imaginative story of their own based on the book ‘Alexander’s Outing’ by Pamela Allen.

3-1: Reading

In these lessons your child will learn to engage with a story and think about the author and illustrator’s message.

3-2: Handwriting

In these lessons your child will learn to correctly form the letters o, d, h, w and n, in both the lower case and the capital form.

3-3: Sight words

In these lessons your child will learn to read and write some high frequency sight words.

3-4: Writing

In these lessons your child will learn to write an imaginative story of their own based on the book ‘Alexander’s Outing’ by Pamela Allen.

4-1: Reading

In these lessons your child will learn to engage with a story and think about the author and illustrator’s message.

4-2: Handwriting

In these lessons your child will learn to correctly form the letters ur, er, oi, and oy.

4-3: Sight words

In these lessons your child will learn to read and write some high frequency sight words.

4-4: Writing

In these lessons your child will learn to write sentences with greater details based on the book ‘There’s a Sea in my Bedroom’ by Margaret Wild.

5-1: Reading

In these lessons your child will learn to engage with a story and think about the author and illustrator’s message.

5-2: Handwriting

In these lessons your child will learn to correctly form the letters th, ch, ay, and ng.

5-3: Sight words

In these lessons your child will learn to read and write some high frequency sight words.

5-4: Writing

In these lessons your child will learn to write sentences with greater details based on the book ‘There’s a Sea in my Bedroom’ by Margaret Wild.

These learning packages have been designed for use in the home in the event that you are unable to access the learning provided by your school or your school is temporarily unable to provide a learning program. Each learning package has options for students who may find the work too difficult or too easy. We recognise that students across NSW have a diverse range of learning needs and some of these materials may need to be adjusted to support your child.


Further support for students with diverse needs when learning at home can be found at:

Mathematics and numeracy

1-1: Addition and subtraction – Strike it out!

This is a great activity to increase skills in reasoning, working collaboratively, and applying knowledge of strategies used to add and subtract.

1-2: Mental strategies – Number busting

This activity provides opportunities for your child to use mental maths strategies helping to improve their understanding of numbers.

1-3: Place value – 101 and you’re out

This activity helps in developing a good number sense which is important because it encourages your child to think in flexible ways, promoting confidence when working with numbers.

1-4: Combinations to 10 – Sam and Holly’s problem

This activity explores and builds on your child’s knowledge of the combinations to 10.

1-5: Mathematical reasoning – Building towers

This activity helps develop mathematical reasoning and communicating whilst also supporting number sense.

2-1: Basketball toss

In this activity your child will explore different methods to collect, interpret and evaluate data.

2-2: Counting game – Part 1

This activity provides opportunities for your child to use mental maths strategies helping to improve their understanding of numbers.

2-3: Counting game – Part 2

This activity helps in developing a good number sense which is important because it encourages your child to think in flexible ways, promoting confidence when working with numbers.

2-4: Handfuls

In this activity your child will be estimating how many objects in a collection.

2-5: Explore patterns – Part 1

In this activity your child will be exploring patterns.

2-6: Explore patterns – Part 2

In this activity your child will be exploring patterns.

3-1: One big triangle

This task will encourage strategies for working out numbers that combine to make 10.

3-2: Complete the square

This task is excellent for helping to reinforce your child’s understanding of the properties of squares.

3-3: Writing digits

This task provides meaningful practice of writing and ordering the numbers from 1 to 20.

3-4: Sponge art transformations

In this task your child will create a painting while investigating flips, slides and turns.

3-5: Sitting around the party tables

This task gives children an opportunity to explore some number relationships.

4-1: Go fish

This task will help your child identify relationships between numbers.

4- 2: Race to zero

This game helps your child develop their confidence in using a range of strategies for subtraction.

4-3: Which one doesn’t belong?

This number talk and activity encourages your child to look for the patterns that make things different and similar.

4-4: Turn over three

This game will help your child look for relationships between numbers, develop flexibility in how they work with numbers and develop fluency in number facts.

4-5: Capture ten

This game will help your child develop fluency in looking at combinations to ten, finding landmark numbers and renaming collections using place value.

5- 1: Doubles facts concentration

This activity builds fluency of doubles facts as well as in making sense of different visual representations.

5-2: Go fish -teen and -ty

In this task your child will play a card game using -teen and -ty numbers.

5-3: Dotty six

This game focuses on some key mathematical skills including counting, representations and combining quantities.

5-4: Maths explosion 7 feet follow up

This task offers your child the opportunity to measure length using uniform informal units.

5-5: Numberblocks - Stampolines follow up

This task offers your child the opportunity to explore the smaller numbers than make up larger numbers.

These learning packages have been designed for use in the home in the event that you are unable to access the learning provided by your school or your school is temporarily unable to provide a learning program. Each learning package has options for students who may find the work too difficult or too easy. We recognise that students across NSW have a diverse range of learning needs and some of these materials may need to be adjusted to support your child.


Further support for students with diverse needs when learning at home can be found at:

Physical activities

1-1: Bullseye

This game will allow you to practise your throwing skills as you try to increase your accuracy.

1-2: Reach the sky

Test your speed to see if you can reach the line before your object hits the floor.

1-3: Balancing act

Use different parts of your body to balance a range of household items.

2-1: Bat tapping

Using a bat and ball, keep tapping the ball into the air for as long as possible.

2-2: Catching challenge

Test your catching skills in these variety of fun challenges.

2-3: Hearts, clubs, diamonds, spades

Choose a card from a deck and then complete the number of exercises for a specific suit. Great fun for the whole family.

2-4: Get Active @ Home

Watch the GetActive@Home episodes and follow along with the hosts as you practise a range of movement skills through a range of challenges.

3-1: Big and little targets

Using a bat and ball, aim for different sized targets to see how many points you can score.

3-2: Footy golf

Players aim to score points by hitting a ball through goal posts.

3-3: Keep the ball up

Try to keep a ball off the ground by passing it to each other.

3-4: Get Active @ Home

Watch the GetActive@Home episodes and follow along with the hosts as you practise a range of movement skills through a range of challenges.

4-1: Back to back passing challenge

This partner game will allow you to explore different ways of passing the ball between partners and even come up with your own creative ways of passing the ball.

4-2: Let's throw!

Using recycled pieces of paper, players scrunch their paper into a ball and aim to throw as many as possible over their opponents line in a set time.

4-3: Mini golf

Use your imagination plus household objects to design your own mini golf course.

4-4: Get Active @ Home

Watch the GetActive@Home episodes and follow along with the hosts as you practise a range of movement skills through a range of challenges.

5-1: Base run

A fun game of team work and tactics that will allow children to practise their running, throwing and catching.

5-2: Continuous tennis

Players hit a ball over an obstacle and run to the back of the line, making way for the next player to receive the ball and hit it to keep the game going.

5-3: Pepper

A fast paced game involving one batter and multiple fielders.

5-4: GetActive@Home

Watch the GetActive@Home episodes and follow along with the hosts as you practise a range of movement skills through a range of challenges.

These learning packages have been designed for use in the home in the event that you are unable to access the learning provided by your school or your school is temporarily unable to provide a learning program. Each learning package has options for students who may find the work too difficult or too easy. We recognise that students across NSW have a diverse range of learning needs and some of these materials may need to be adjusted to support your child.


Further support for students with diverse needs when learning at home can be found at:

More key learning areas

1-1: Creative arts Nursery rhymes

Explore a range of nursery rhymes with your child.

1-2: Multiple subjects Pirate school

Learn how to become a pirate with an entertaining video made with the Australian National Maritime Museum.

2-1: Creative arts – Nursery rhymes

Continue to explore a range of nursery rhymes with your child.

2-2: Science – Minibeasts

Discover the variety of minibeasts in your garden with Karen from Sydney Science Education.

3-1: Creative arts - Humpty Dumpty

Sing, move and create art in this lesson about Humpty Dumpty.

3-2: 'The Incredible Freedom Machines' by Kirli Saunders

Watch Kirli Saunders, NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year 2020, proud Gunai woman and award-winning international children's author and poet read her story 'The Incredible Freedom Machines'. After listening, complete a fun activity based on the story.

3-3: Everyone's an Author

Everyone's an Author is a digital creative writing program featuring ten great Australian authors. Each week an author focuses on a different aspect of writing and a learning journal is released for students to use. This week explore 'Creating Characters' with Yvette Posholigan and 'Developing Dialogue' with Tim Harris.

4-1: Creative arts - Pease pudding fun

Your child will learn to sing two songs and create rhythm using everyday kitchen items.

4-2: Science - Light and sound

Join the scientists from Fizzics Education to learn about all about light and sound. Watch the video and then complete some of your own light and sound experiments at home.

4-3: Science - Liquid nitrogen show

Join the scientists from Fizzics Education as they teach you molecules and materials in their Liquid nitrogen show. Watch the video and then complete some of your own experiments at home.

4-4: Everyone's an Author

Everyone's an Author is a digital creative writing program featuring ten great Australian authors. Each week an author focuses on a different aspect of writing and a learning journal is released for student to use. This week explore 'Story Ingredients' with Deborah Abela.

5-1: Creative arts - The ants go marching

Your child will learn to sing a song and create rhythm using everyday kitchen items.

5-2: Science - Wetlands birds

Your child will engage with three short videos about wetland birds from the rangers at Sydney Olympic Park. Learn about the history of Homebush Bay, meet an ecologist, complete your own birdwatching survey, explore the adaptations of the ibis and watch an ibis ceremonial dance.

5-3: Everyone's an Author

Everyone's an Author is a digital creative writing program featuring ten great Australian authors. Each week an author focuses on a different aspect of writing and a learning journal is released for student to use. This week explore 'Funny Fiction' with Oliver Phommavanh.

These learning packages have been designed for use in the home in the event that you are unable to access the learning provided by your school or your school is temporarily unable to provide a learning program. Each learning package has options for students who may find the work too difficult or too easy. We recognise that students across NSW have a diverse range of learning needs and some of these materials may need to be adjusted to support your child.


Further support for students with diverse needs when learning at home can be found at:

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