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Week 4 - 11.5.20

Year 1 - Summer Week 4 - 11.5.20

Hello Year 1,


It's been great to see the school blog being updated and all the lovely things you have been doing - from school projects to your own, home projects! 


It's also wonderful to see so many of you enjoying TT Rockstars- what a great site to practice times tables!


What lovely weather we have forecast this weekend, I hope you all manage to get outside and enjoy some of the sunshine.



Mrs Thompson and Mrs Allsop

Passports Please!


This week we are going to find out more the island of Tobago and the Caribbean Islands. 


Phonics and Spellings

Start each phonics session by playing some games and reviewing all the graphemes (letter spellings), making all the possible phonemes (sounds).

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Spelling Focus: graphemes to make the 'ee' phoneme

Session 1


Firstly, try and come up with as many words with the 'ee' sound as you can. How many can you think of and what spellings are used for the 'ee' sound? 

tree, flea, key, funny

Watch the following video, by Mr Thorne, and see if you spotted all the same spellings he goes through! 

Sort the words into the correct column, with the correct grapheme (spelling)

Session 2

Today read the text below and spot all the 'ee' words you can...

Session 3

Today we are going to do some dictation! Get someone to read the following sentences out to you (so you can't see them) and have a go at writing them:


The chief jumped in the deep freezing sea with a squeak.

He had a dream about magic beans that made him scream.

The beast machine ate a feast of green peas.

When you have finished, have a look and mark your own work! Are there any words which you need to practice for next steps?

Session 4

Today we are going to look at an interesting spelling, which makes a sound similar to 'ch'. This spelling is ture

Can you read the following ch and ture words? Remember to use sound buttons to sound them out first, then blend to hear the word. 

rich, much, future, adventure, catch, stitch

Watching Mr Thorne's video of the 'ture' spelling might help too...

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /ture/ spelling

Now have a go at reading these sentences - remember to segment and sound out the trickiest words first!

The witch in the picture is making such a messy mixture.

The future will be such a big adventure.

Can you catch the cheeky creature from the kitchen?

Session 5

For the last session, enjoying playing bingo with the 'ee' and 'ture' words from this week. 


Choose 6 - 9 of the following words for your own bingo mat. 


Write ALL the words on pieces of paper.


Select one piece of paper at a time...


tree, three, steam, happy, monkey, these, chief, rich, much, future, adventure, catch, stitch, maybe, thief, sleepy, puppy, mean, donkey, creature, kitchen


Reading is so important at this young age and opens the doors to so many other areas of learning. Continue to share a range of texts and taking it in turns to read or be read to.


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This week we would like you to research and explore the Caribbean island! 


Session 1

For the first session, research which animals are found in the Caribbean. My example shows animals found in Trinidad and Tobago, but your spider diagram could be animals found all over the Caribbean. These could include animals found on the other islands, such as St Lucia and Jamaica.

Session 2

Choose one of your favourite Caribbean animals to explore in detail. During this session, create a fact file on your chosen animal. There is a template below, if you would like to use it, or create your own!

Sessions 3 and 4

Now you have chosen your Caribbean animal, here is your challenge...

Create a piece of work to show case your chosen animal! This could include a poster, a powerpoint, a model, a booklet, a leaflet, a filmed nature report or anything any other ideas! 


Your presentation must tell us about:

- name of the animal

- description

- diet

- habitat

- interesting facts


Here are some ideas...

Session 5

Today your task is to write a letter to someone - it could be a relative, like a cousin, a gran, an uncle, or perhaps a friend near or far! 


Use this list to help you write your letter:

- Dear ____

- Tell them how you and your family are

- Tell them about something exciting you have been up to during the last few weeks

- Tell them something interesting you have learnt about

- Ask them how they are and any other questions you have for them

- Finish your letter with a sentence to let them know you are thinking of them

- From or Love from ____


Continue to practice counting on and back in 2s, 5s and 10s. If confident, move onto times table practice - recalling their 2 and 10 times table in order and then in a random order (1 x 2, 2 x 2 , 3 x 2 and then 5 x 2, 8 x 2, 2 x 2)


Also, explore the other great games on the Top Marks website, if you haven't already! 

White Rose - Maths

If you have been using White Rose and would like to continue here are the worksheets to go with this weeks online video lessons.

Extra Maths Idea- measuring around the house


Remind yourself what measuring height and length means. Work through the powerpoint and questions to measure in different ways. 



Then get physical with measuring things around your home. To help you measure, you could:

- a ruler

- make your own ruler

- lego bricks

- wooden blocks (all the same size)

- paperclips 

- dried pasta (all the same type and size)

- 1 penny pieces

- tins from the cupboard (to measure height!)


What other things could you use to measure items? 


Have a look at the following sheets to give you some measuring ideas...



This week we would like you to research life cycles and create some examples of your own.

Here is an example of a life cycle: 

Use the following websites to research what a life cycle is...

Now can you make your own life cycle up - this could be a British animal or an animal from the Caribbean! It could be an type of animal which you find all over the world, like the wonderful life cycle of a butterfly! 


This week we would like you to experiment with dying fabric or paper, using natural ingredients. You could use items from your kitchen or plants from outside!

Sports Day

Can you set up your own family sports day this week? What races and sporting activities could you include? 


Running? Jumping? Throwing? Balancing? Climbing? Obstacle racing? 

PSHE- Relationships

This term we are looking at different relationships. We usually discuss families first and think about how families can be similar and different. 


Talk about the following as a family:

Who is in your family?

Who is in your immediate family?

Who is in your extended family?

What makes a family?

What terms do we use to call people in the family? (father, dad, step-mum, daughter-in-law, auntie, grandpa etc) 

Are everyone's families the same? differences? similarities? 

How are other families made up? 

Does a family have to be a particular set up? 

At school we would be focusing on the fact families can come in all shapes, colours and sizes, made of all types of different people from all different places! 


Maybe you could draw a picture of your family - immediate or extended! Perhaps you could draw a picture to send to a member of your family who lives somewhere else - a sister in a different city, a grandparent in another country or a step-mum up the road :) 



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