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Year 1 and 2 Garden Visitors – KS1 Home-Learning Pack

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This home learning pack is designed for children in Years 1 and 2 (ages 5-7) to complete, with some adult support where possible.

It contains fun, engaging opportunities to develop and practise reading and writing skills that can be completed within a child’s home environment, based around the topic of ‘Garden Visitors’ with reading extracts from The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Activity sheets are provided – but if you do not have access to a printer, all activities could be completed using any paper or writing books that you have at home.

This primary resource includes:

  • Reading practice: Year 1 – The Robin
  • Reading practice: Year 2 – The Robin
  • Writing Task – A Visitor to the Garden
  • Garden Birds Identification Chart
  • Garden Babies matching cards
  • Design a garden activity
  • Bird Spotting Journal

National Curriculum links


  • Apply phonic knowledge and skills to read words
  • Read accurately blending sounds in words
  • Answer questions about what they have read


  • Year 1: Write simple sentences
  • Year 2: Write a character description


  • Identify and name a variety of common animals – birds
  • Notice that animals, including offspring, have offspring that grow into adults


  • Devise a simple map and use basic symbols for a key

  • Notes and guidance for teachers/parents/carers
  • Reading practice Y1 - The Robin, with answers
  • Reading practice Y2 - The Robin, with answers
  • Writing task - a visitor to the garden
  • Garden birds identification chart
  • Garden babies matching cards
  • Bird spotting journal
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