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Week beginning 1.06.2020

Good morning year 1 children and parents,

We hope you are having a lovely half term and just want to update you on the plans for home schooling and children returning to school.

Home schooling will still continue as normal and the work for next week will be posted shortly. If your child is coming back to school, please do NOT complete the activities with your class name initialed next to it. Due to 1B being in a the end of the week and the maths lessons building upon the lesson before, I (Miss Burling) will teach the end of the maths sequence (maths 2 & 3) and if parents are able to, could you please teach maths 1. And Mrs Turner will teach the first 2 lessons to her class.

Both Mrs Turner and I are also here to support the pupils staying at home too. However please be mindful that we will be in school teaching 2 days a week, meaning will may not comment on work as quickly.

Mrs Turner will be in school on a Monday and Tuesday and I will be in school on a Thursday on Friday. On the days that Mrs Turner is in school, I will be available to answer any questions and at the end of the week Mrs Turner will be available to do the same. Both of us will be working from home on a Wednesday too.

Stay safe and enjoy your weekend and we look forward to seeing some of you next week and pictures of your wonderful work too. ๐Ÿ˜€

Miss Burling & Mrs Turner

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REMEMBER- the activities with an initial are the activities that will be completed in school. The ones without are to be completed at home (for those children returning to school). 

If your child is not returning to school, please complete activities as normal J

(1B&1T) Phonics - focus on the ‘ow’ sounds. Please load up phonic play.

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Go onto resources and phase 5. Scroll down to alternative spellings ‘ow’ and work through the 3 activities in there. Any phonic games on phase 5 are great for the children as they will have learnt the sounds and applying these to spelling and reading is very important. Please try to read the 3 sentences under 5C week 15 ow sounds set for the Wednesday, it consolidates the different sounds in words. This is further down on the phase 5 resource page.

Play any phonic games they would like on phonic play or Discovery Education on a daily basis will reinforce what has been taught during phonic lessons.

Please start on the Train your Brain on level 5, it’s to help with the tricky words to read. Start with 5A.


(1T) Maths 1- We are now beginning our fraction topic. Please don’t be scared, the children only need to find halves and quarters. This week we are going to look at finding half. The children have already found half of shapes and numbers(before half term). 

For lesson 1 we would like you to practise halving groups of items. See the activity that has been uploaded on Facebook (maths 1- halving). If you would like to practise this a little more with items in your home or toys, please do (practically, no need to record).

(1B&1T) Maths 2- It is important that the children see how halving questions can be presented in different ways. We would like the children to try ‘maths 2- halving’. Do remember that they can use resources to help them see it visually if they need to.

(1B) Maths 3- Time for the children to try some problem solving questions relating to halving. Again there are questions attached (maths 3- halving). 

We are here to answer any questions if you need any advice or extra information. Please feel free to contact us with your questions J


(1B&1T) English 1- Please ask the children to independently write about something they have done during half term or during the lockdown that they enjoyed. It can be about anything.

Please ask them to remember capital letters and full stops.  

Challenge 1 - Can they use adjectives in their sentence?

Challenge 2 - Check all of their letter formation (sheet below for your guidance).


Challenge 3 - Read it to mum or dad and don’t forget to add expression! 



(1B&1T) English 2- Introduction to plurals.

Revisit what a noun is (a thing). Play the game of I name one, you name one and see who can name the most nouns.

Watch the video Periwinkle, singular and plural for kids on YouTube. It explains adding -s and -es.

A list to help will be uploaded on Facebook.

Ask the children to draw one cat and label then draw 2 cats and label, underline the plural letter or letters added 

Challenge 1 - Draw 5 different objects.

Challenge 2 - Draw 10 different objects.

Challenge 3 - Say sentences with the singular and plural words. E.g. I can see a black and white cat.  I can see 3 black and white cats. Emphasise the plural.


English 3- Spelling- Please continue to help your child to spell the words on the common exception sheet.  They don’t need to write them, they can call them out to you. 

There are games on phonic play to support this, if you prefer to play games.  If they are confident with the spelling, say a sentence to you using them.  Try stamping the words out around the room. Try singing the letters or whispering them. Play hangman. Cut up lots of individual letters and ask them to select the letters to make words you call out. Just a few examples here of games to help you.

If your child is able to spell all of the words revisit the phonic sheet we sent home in the spelling book with all the sounds on it. Please check they can read and spell using all the different ways of spelling the sounds.  Only do 5 a week as they are a lot on there. 

However, if you have already completed this, there is a 200 high frequency word list. Please choose 5 words from this list and practise spelling those words. Can the children write the words in different colours, chant them and draw pictures to match the word? Try to make this as fun as possible! The list will be uploaded on Facebook.

(1B&1T) Science- Carnivores

Ask the children if they can remember the groups of animals we classified in the Autumn Term. (Mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians) ask them if they can name any of the animals in the groups.

Explain that they can be grouped differently by the type of food they eat.

We are looking at carnivores.

Watch the video- learning carnivores animals for kids.  This one explains what a carnivore is but the video is not too graphic.  Please check first as some of the videos show a carnivore catching its prey, this is too graphic for some children.


Make a list of characteristics of carnivores.

Eat meat

Catch their prey

Sharp teeth

Sharp claws

Very fast moving

Ask the children to make a poster showing all the features of a carnivorous animal and to draw and label as many carnivore animals as they can.


(1B&1T) PSHE- To talk about safety in the sun.

Watch the video of staying safe in the sun on CBeebies.


Talk about what we can do to stay safe in the sun. A really good way of remembering is slip, slap, slop, wrap.


Ask the children to make their own poster to promote safety in the sun. Please add drinking to this list! 

Put the poster in your window and let’s see if any of us can spot one on our walk! It’s only our year group doing this.  All the staff will do one too. Let us know when you see one! 

History- Ask the children to think about all the things they do on a day trip to the seaside.

What activities do they do? (Sandcastles, burying someone in the sand, paddling, sunbathing etc.)

What do they eat? (Picnic, fish and chips, candy floss, ice cream etc.)

What treats are there at the seaside? (Arcades, Adventure Island)

What clothes do they’re wear at the seaside? (Shorts, t shirt, swimwear)


Ask them to draw these activities and label them.  

Then ask mum/dad/nan or grandad the same questions. Repeat the above activity and make pictures of what their chosen adult used to do at the seaside as a child.

Challenge could they say something the same and something different.

An image/activity with lots of different seaside related words will be uploaded on Facebook to help.



Enjoy your week!

Letter formation

Sun safety