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Friday 5th June 2020

Good morning 1S! laugh


I hope you've had a great week. I'm sure that you've noticed some new folders in the school work folder. From Monday, you will find your daily tasks in the Year 1 folder at the top of the list.


I have just finished setting up our classroom and I'm looking forward to seeing some of you next week. I can't wait to see your smiley faces!


This is the link if you would like to start with a Joe Wicks workout: 


Here are some activities to complete today:




Phase 5 Alternative Spellings /ure/. You will need to log in to access this game.


Username: march20

Password: home




Phase 5

Then scroll down to ‘Phase 5c Interactive Resources - Weeks 8-30’ and find ‘Alternative Spellings /ure/’.


In ‘Phoneme Spotter’ you need to see how many different graphemes you can find for the /ure/ phoneme- you could list the words. In ‘Word Sort’ you need to read the word, then sort it to the grapheme used.



Please continue to practise your '01.06.20 Spellings' for our test next week. 


Start each day with a page from the Flashbacks. They're saved in the ‘Maths’ Folder. Remember, this will consolidate what we have already learnt! You should be on Week 8 Day 5 today. Did you get 4/4 correct?


Warm up: Can you count in 2s to 30? Can you go further?  


I would like you to practise your number formation. Remember that we start writing numbers from the top. 


Friday is challenge day!


Access the Home Learning on White Rose Maths.


1) Click on

2) Click ‘Summer Term - Week 6 (w/c 1st June) Friday Maths Challenge

3) Click 'Get the challenges'. If you can't print this off, could you write your answers down on a piece of paper?

4) Click 'Get the answers'. Can somebody mark this for you?

Here is a problem to finish with:


Break time

Time for a break! Go Noodle- Too hot.


Here's a lovely task to get you started today:


Now watch these videos and make notes about what you see happening during spring time. Also think about your other senses.


Still image for this video


Still image for this video


Still image for this video

You will need to use your notes from the videos to help you to write your poem: 'Early in the morning in Spring time’.


Here’s my idea for the first verse:


Early in the morning, I wake up to the sound of birds tweeting and chirruping.

Jumping out of bed, I rush to the window to watch them darting and swooping.


I'm sure you are ready for some lunch now!

Guided Reading

We are now going to look at the ending of the story. Let’s see if your predictions were correct. I have really enjoyed reading this story and I hope you have too. It might be nice to listen to the whole story from the beginning.


You can pause the story at any time to answer the questions. There are also two activities to complete at the end: ‘Spot The Difference’ and ‘Design Your Own Alien’.

The Smeds and The Smoos

Here are your tasks:

Learning for Life

With your child, please talk about how lot of things have had to change in recent months due to Coronavirus and stress that we have been unable to control these. Discuss the things that have changed for example: schools have been closed, going out for food shopping only, not going out to eat, not being able to play with friends, unable to visit family/friends, unable to go away on holidays, not going to cinema/bowling/sport centres, not attending parties/family celebrations, not visiting church/Mosque/temple and only going out for exercise. Make the point that some things happen and change around us or to us that we are unable to control, e.g. circumstances, the seasons change, our bodies change.


Ask the children to think about how they feel about the seasons changing. Now ask them to think about how their bodies might change and to share  how this feels e.g. exciting, scary, strange, etc. Reinforce the idea that things around us do change and that is OK.


Activity 1:

Provide children with this set of pictures (but cut them up first) and ask them to find the matching pairs. Then talk about any changes that have taken place to make the baby into an adult.

Look at these fantastic clips which introduce life cycles. There is a compilation of clips set to background music. They include images of seed dispersal, eggs, bees, seedlings growing, eggs hatching, caterpillars, pupae, a calf, and a human baby.


Ask your child to think about what life cycles are shown on each clip. Explain that a life cycle is how things grow and change from a baby to an adult.

Activity 2:

Children to choose one life cycle from the film clip and to draw the baby/seed/infant and how it changes to become an adult or fully grown.


Children to draw their pictures and write a sentence to describe the changes.

Let’s finish our day with story.

Rent Party Jazz read by Viola Davis

Rent Party Jazz is written by William Miller, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb and read by Viola Davis. This story is set in New Orleans in the 1930s.

I hope you've had a lovely day! Have a good weekend and I will see some of you next week!


Miss Sykes laugh Xxx