Year 1 Home Learning

Week beginning 18 January 2021

Posted on Friday 15 January 2021 by Mrs Latham

Below you’ll find lessons with videos to follow created by teachers in your school and in other schools in the federation (and a maths lesson from White Rose Maths Hub). There are also links to the spelling list, fluency, RIC, other activities and worksheets to use if you want.

Don’t forget you can email your own class teacher if you’d like to – we’d be particularly interested in any tasks that you found tricky, or ones that you feel particularly proud of. You can look at the year group above or below if you are finding things too easy/too tricky – we go for a ‘best fit’ approach with these online videos.

We hope you enjoy it and have a happy and healthy week.

 

Monday 18 January

Today’s lessons:

Other mini sessions that you could complete at any point during the day:

  • RE: video
  • Numbots : link (email your teacher if you need login details)
  • Phonics Play : link – Login details are Sphere (user name) and Spher3 (password).

 

Tuesday 19 January

Today’s lessons:

Other mini sessions that you could complete at any point during the day:

 

Wednesday 20 January

Today’s lessons:

Other mini sessions that you could complete at any point during the day:

 

Thursday 21 January

Today’s lessons:

Other mini sessions that you could complete at any point during the day:

  • Yoga : Have a go at one of the Cosmic Kids Yoga sessions.
  • Numbots : link
  • Phonics Play : link – Login details are Sphere (user name) and Spher3 (password).

 

Friday 22 January

Today’s lessons:

Other mini sessions that you could complete at any point during the day:

Week beginning 11 January 2021

Posted on Sunday 10 January 2021 by Mrs Latham

This week, we’re starting a new way of supporting home learning. Below you’ll find lessons with videos to follow created by teachers in your school and in other schools in the federation (and a maths lesson from White Rose Maths Hub). There will also be links to the spelling list, fluency, RIC, other activities and worksheets.

Don’t forget you can send some of your work to your own teacher if you’d like to – we’d be particularly interested in any tasks that you found tricky, or ones that you feel particularly proud of. Email addresses can be found in Mr Roundtree’s recent communications.

We hope you enjoy it and have a happy and healthy week.

Monday 11 January

Today’s lessons:

Other mini sessions that you could complete at any point during the day:

  • RE: Video
  • Numbots : link (email your teacher if you need login details)
  • Phonics Play : link – Login details are Sphere (user name) and Spher3 (password).

 

Tuesday 12 January

Today’s lessons:

Other mini sessions that you could complete at any point during the day:

 

Wednesday 13 January

Today’s lessons:

Other mini sessions that you could complete at any point during the day:

 

Thursday 14 January

Today’s lessons:

Other mini sessions that you could complete at any point during the day:

  • Art : How to Draw 
  • Numbots : link (email your teacher if you need login details)
  • Phonics Play : link – Login details are Sphere (user name) and Spher3 (password).

 

Friday 15 January

Today’s lessons:

Other mini sessions that you could complete at any point during the day:

Introduction to home learning 08 January 2021

Posted on Thursday 07 January 2021 by Mrs Latham

Here are some introductions from Year 1 and 2 teachers across Sphere Federation. There will be 7 videos each day next week and three extra links too.

  • Reading (skills) : video
  • Reading (fluency and vocabulary) : video
  • Writing (texts) : video
  • Writing (skills) : video
  • Phonics/ spelling Y1 : video
  • Science and Topic : video

Thursday 07 January 2021

Posted on Thursday 07 January 2021 by Mrs Latham

Here is another extra reading fluency lesson from Mr Gathercole.

Wednesday 06 January

Posted on Wednesday 06 January 2021 by Mrs Latham

Here is an extra lesson for today from Mr Gathercole using the reading fluency.

Week beginning 04 January 2021

Posted on Monday 04 January 2021 by Mrs Latham

We’re really missing you in school and we can’t wait to have you back. We hope you’re managing to stay happy, healthy and safe while you’re not with us here in school. You are still very much a part of our school community so please get in touch with us. Here is a welcome video from Mrs Latham.

Maths

This week’s maths learning is linked to place value.

You don’t have to print the worksheets. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

Don’t forget to practise number bonds on Numbots or times tables on Times Table Rock Stars. Email your child’s class teacher if you need your login and password details.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Numbots/Rock Stars daily)

Reading fluency

This is the reading fluency reading fluency that we’ll read in class this week. In school, we generally follow this sequence:

  • Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
  • Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
  • Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
  • Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).
  • Day 5: Your child reads independently and fluently.

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Phonics

We teach a phonics lesson daily at school. Your child should have a ‘Practise Phonics’ book that they bring home from school. The sticker on the front will indicate which phase they’re working at. On Phonics Play, the activities and games match the phases. If you’re unsure which phase your child is working on, email your class teacher.

If your child has completed the phonics reading books, they can use some Phase 5b, 5c, 5d or Phase 6 resources.

Use a different Phonics Play activity for :

Login details are Sphere (user name) and Spher3 (password).

(Suggested time: 20 minutes daily)

Reading

We’ll be using this ‘RIC’ text  in class to practise comprehension skills.

RIC stands for:

  • Retrieve: finding information in a text
  • Interpret: using clues in the text or pictures to unlock information
  • Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read

Read for 10-15 minutes daily. You could read the books you have brought home from school or any other books you have at home. Remember that the ‘Practise Phonics’ book is designed to be read more than once, to help with segmenting (sounding out), blending (putting the sounds back together) and fluency.

(Suggested time: 10-15 minutes daily)

Writing

Follow these lessons from Oak Academy on story writing using Jack and the Beanstalk. There’s a whole series of lessons, but start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing one (or maybe even two) each day. (If you’re self-isolating in your second week, stick with the series of lessons you’ve already started and aim to complete the full series.)

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes for each)

Spelling

This week’s spellings are on our spelling page. Complete one task each day:

  • Day 1: Copy the words out in your best handwriting (like in our handwriting guide) – using a lead-in line or joined handwriting. (You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text.)
  • Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our super spelling strategies guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
  • Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
  • Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
  • Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

Topic

Our topic this half-term is geography driven.

Use this series of 10 lessons from Oak Academy to learn about the seven continents or these 10 lessons all about the oceans and seas.

There are several lessons, but start at the first lesson and work through, doing two or three in the week.

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes)

Science

Our focus this half-term is all about materials.

These lessons from Oak National Academy link to what we’ve been doing in class. Start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing two or three in the week.

If Science really motivates your child, you could also use these lessons about the animal kingdom, which reviews previous learning.

(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)

PE

Don’t forget to do some daily exercise!

Do two of these Five Minute Moves from Joe Wicks each day – spread them across the day as if they were playtimes, maybe!

Have a go at one of the Change for Life indoor activities or a Cosmic Kids yoga session each day.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

 Extra stuff…

As an extra (or as an alternative, if this helps to motivate your child)…

Music isn’t a topic-driver this half-term, but you could have a look at these lessons on rhythm.

Living and Learning is important to help us live a happy and healthy lifestyle. Have a go at these healthy lifestyle lessons.

Week beginning 14 December 2020

Posted on Sunday 13 December 2020 by Mrs Latham

We’re really missing you in school and we can’t wait to have you back. We hope you’re managing to stay happy, healthy and safe while you’re not with us here in school. You are still very much a part of our school community so please get in touch with us. Here is a welcome video from Mrs Latham.

Maths

This week’s maths learning is linked counting and place value.

You don’t have to print the worksheets. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

Don’t forget to practise number bonds on Numbots or times tables on Times Table Rock Stars. Email your child’s class teacher if you need your login and password details.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Numbots/Rock Stars daily)

Reading fluency

This is the reading fluency that we’ll read in class this week. In school, we generally follow this sequence:

  • Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
  • Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
  • Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
  • Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).
  • Day 5: Your child reads independently and fluently.

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Phonics

We teach a phonics lesson daily at school. Your child should have a ‘Practise Phonics’ book that they bring home from school. The sticker on the front will indicate which phase they’re working at. On Phonics Play, the activities and games match the phases. If you’re unsure which phase your child is working on, email your class teacher.

If your child has completed the phonics reading books, they can use some Phase 5b, 5c, 5d or Phase 6 resources.

Use a different Phonics Play activity for :

Login details are Sphere (user name) and Spher3 (password).

(Suggested time: 20 minutes daily)

Reading

We’ll be using this ‘RIC’ text  in class to practise comprehension skills.

RIC stands for:

  • Retrieve: finding information in a text
  • Interpret: using clues in the text or pictures to unlock information
  • Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read

Read for 10-15 minutes daily. You could read the books you have brought home from school or any other books you have at home. Remember that the ‘Practise Phonics’ book is designed to be read more than once, to help with segmenting (sounding out), blending (putting the sounds back together) and fluency.

(Suggested time: 10-15 minutes daily)

Writing

Follow these 10 lessons on diary writing from Oak National Academy. There’s a whole series of lessons, but start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing one (or maybe even two) each day. (If you’re self-isolating in your second week, stick with the series of lessons you’ve already started and aim to complete the full series.)

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes for each)

Spelling

This week’s spellings are on our spelling page. Complete one task each day:

  • Day 1: Copy the words out in your best handwriting (like in our handwriting guide) – using a lead-in line or joined handwriting. (You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text.)
  • Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our super spelling strategies guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
  • Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
  • Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
  • Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

Topic

Our topic this half-term is about history – all about the Great Fire of London.

Follow these lessons about the Great Fire of London from Oak National Academy. There are ten lessons in total, but start at the first lesson and work through, doing two or three in the week.

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes)

Science

Our focus this half-term is about the human body and keeping it healthy.

These six lessons from Oak National Academy link to what we’ve been doing in class. Start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing two or three in the week.

If Science really motivates your child, you could also use these lessons about famous scientists.

(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)

PE

Don’t forget to do some daily exercise!

Do two of these Five Minute Moves from Joe Wicks each day – spread them across the day as if they were playtimes, maybe!

Have a go at one of the Change for Life indoor activities or a Cosmic Kids yoga session each day.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

 Extra stuff…

As an extra (or as an alternative, if this helps to motivate your child)…

Geography isn’t a topic-driver this half-term, but you could brush up on your locational knowledge – something that was missed when schools closed earlier this year. You could explore some online maps, find your house or school and find London too. Here are some lessons about the UK and London that might help.

Living and Learning is important to help us get along with each other and learn. While you’re away from school, you could look at these lessons about friends. 

Week beginning 07 December 2020

Posted on Sunday 06 December 2020 by Mrs Latham

Here is your home learning this week with a welcome video from Mrs Latham.

Maths

This week’s maths learning is linked to place value, comparing and ordering numbers.

You don’t have to print the worksheets. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

Don’t forget to practise number bonds on Numbots or times tables on Times Table Rock Stars. Email your child’s class teacher if you need your login and password details.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Numbots/Rock Stars daily)

Reading fluency

This is the reading fluency that we’ll read in class this week. In school, we generally follow this sequence:

  • Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
  • Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
  • Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
  • Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).
  • Day 5: Your child reads independently and fluently.

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Phonics

We teach a phonics lesson daily at school. Your child should have a ‘Practise Phonics’ book that they bring home from school. The sticker on the front will indicate which phase they’re working at. On Phonics Play, the activities and games match the phases. If you’re unsure which phase your child is working on, email your class teacher.

If your child has completed the phonics reading books, they can use some Phase 5b, 5c, 5d or Phase 6 resources.

Use a different Phonics Play activity for :

Login details are Sphere (user name) and Spher3 (password).

(Suggested time: 20 minutes daily)

Reading

We’ll be using this ‘RIC’ text  in class to practise comprehension skills.

RIC stands for:

  • Retrieve: finding information in a text
  • Interpret: using clues in the text or pictures to unlock information
  • Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read

Read for 10-15 minutes daily. You could read the books you have brought home from school or any other books you have at home. Remember that the ‘Practise Phonics’ book is designed to be read more than once, to help with segmenting (sounding out), blending (putting the sounds back together) and fluency.

(Suggested time: 10-15 minutes daily)

Writing

Follow these 10 lessons on diary writing from Oak National Academy. There’s a whole series of lessons, but start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing one (or maybe even two) each day. (If you’re self-isolating in your second week, stick with the series of lessons you’ve already started and aim to complete the full series.)

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes for each)

Spelling

This week’s spellings are on our spelling page. Complete one task each day:

  • Day 1: Copy the words out in your best handwriting (like in our handwriting guide) – using a lead-in line or joined handwriting. (You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text.)
  • Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our super spelling strategies guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
  • Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
  • Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
  • Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

Topic

Our topic this half-term is about history – all about the Great Fire of London.

Follow these lessons about the Great Fire of London from Oak National Academy. There are ten lessons in total, but start at the first lesson and work through, doing two or three in the week.

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes)

Science

Our focus this half-term is about the human body and keeping it healthy.

These six lessons from Oak National Academy link to what we’ve been doing in class. Start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing two or three in the week.

If Science really motivates your child, you could also use these lessons about famous scientists.

(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)

PE

Don’t forget to do some daily exercise!

Do two of these Five Minute Moves from Joe Wicks each day – spread them across the day as if they were playtimes, maybe!

Have a go at one of the Change for Life indoor activities or a Cosmic Kids yoga session each day.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

 Extra stuff…

As an extra (or as an alternative, if this helps to motivate your child)…

Geography isn’t a topic-driver this half-term, but you could brush up on your locational knowledge – something that was missed when schools closed earlier this year. You could explore some online maps, find your house or school and find London too. Here are some lessons about the UK and London that might help.

Living and Learning is important to help us get along with each other and learn. While you’re away from school, you could look at these lessons about friends. 

Week beginning 30 November 2020

Posted on Sunday 29 November 2020 by Mrs Latham

Here is your home learning for this week with a welcome video from Mrs Latham.

Maths

This week’s maths learning is all about place value and counting.

Year 1

You don’t have to print the worksheets. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Rockstars or Numbots daily)

Spelling

Look on the homework page to find this week’s spellings. Your child should complete one task each day.

  • Day 1: Write the words and draw shapes round them to show the ascenders and descenders. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
  • Day 2: Write the words using rainbow writing. (Try some of the other activities in our super spelling strategies)
  • Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
  • Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
  • Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

Reading fluency

This is the fluency text we’re using in class this week to build up fluency skills.

In school, we generally follow this sequence:

  • Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
  • Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
  • Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
  • Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).
  • Day 5: Your child reads independently and fluently.

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Reading comprehension and phonics

Day 1: Watch this video before you answer the questions. We’ll be using this ‘RIC’ text  in class to practise comprehension skills.

RIC stands for:

  • Retrieve: finding information in a text
  • Interpret: using clues in the text or pictures to unlock information
  • Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read

Day 2: Agree with your child three words from any text they’ve read which they’re less familiar with. Your child should find out what they mean (eg by checking an online dictionary or simply discuss with you) and how to use them in sentences (both when speaking and when writing). Challenge your child to write a sentence with each word in, or to drop the words into conversations at home.

Day 3: Watch the video lessons for phonics sounds for :

Day 4: Go on a sound hunt around your house or look in books to find as many things as you can that contain the phonics sounds ‘ou’ and ‘ew’ and ‘wh’. Write a list of all the things you find. Challenge : Write sentences containing some of the words.

Day 5: Book Club. Once a week, we have a relaxing lesson where we sit and read quietly, often with an adult. You can read the books you take home from school or some of your own books.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Writing

Activity 1:

Year 1 children: Talk to your child about a picture or photograph you choose. Write three words or phrases to label different things in the picture (eg ‘a car’ or ‘a red car’). Your child should aim to spell in a sensible way and use finger spaces between the words, joining up letters if they can (use our handwriting guide to help).

Activity 2:

Finger strengthening activities support the development of fine motor skills needed for writing.

Challenge your child to have a go at 3 or more of these activities: practise tying shoe laces, fasten and unfasten buttons, attach nuts and bolts, separate dried pasta and dried peas (or similar) into two separate piles, do some mindfulness colouring in, do a jigsaw, cut up drinking straws and thread them on to a shoe lace, attach clothes pegs (the squeezable type) to a shoe box or similar, use a paint brush and water to make pictures or words on a wall, chalk words or pictures on the ground, make a Lego model.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Science

We are learning about animals this half term. This week, we are learning about the basic needs of animals, including humans. Watch this BBC Bitesize clip and complete the quiz too.

(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)

Topic – History

We’re finding out about how London changed after the Great Fire of London. Watch this lesson from Oak Academy.

(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)

Week beginning 23 November 2020

Posted on Sunday 22 November 2020 by Mrs Latham

Here is your home learning for this week with a welcome video from Mrs Latham.

Maths

This week’s maths learning is all about addition and subtraction.

Year 1

You don’t have to print the worksheets. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Rockstars or Numbots daily)

Spelling

Look on the homework page to find this week’s spellings. Your child should complete one task each day.

  • Day 1: Write the words and draw shapes round them to show the ascenders and descenders. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
  • Day 2: Write the words using rainbow writing. (Try some of the other activities in our super spelling strategies)
  • Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
  • Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
  • Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

Reading fluency

This is the fluency text we’re using in class this week to build up fluency skills.

In school, we generally follow this sequence:

  • Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
  • Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
  • Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
  • Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).
  • Day 5: Your child reads independently and fluently.

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Reading comprehension and phonics

Day 1: We’ll be using this ‘RIC ’ text  in class to practise comprehension skills.

RIC stands for:

  • Retrieve: finding information in a text
  • Interpret: using clues in the text or pictures to unlock information
  • Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read

Day 2: Agree with your child three words from any text they’ve read which they’re less familiar with. Your child should find out what they mean (eg by checking an online dictionary or simply discuss with you) and how to use them in sentences (both when speaking and when writing). Challenge your child to write a sentence with each word in, or to drop the words into conversations at home.

Day 3: Watch the video lessons for phonics sounds for :

Day 4: Go on a sound hunt around your house or look in books to find as many things as you can that contain the phonics sounds ‘ir’ and ‘aw and au’. Write a list of all the things you find. Challenge : Write sentences containing some of the words.

Day 5: Book Club. Once a week, we have a relaxing lesson where we sit and read quietly, often with an adult. You can read the books you take home from school or some of your own books.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Writing

Activity 1:

Year 1 children: Talk to your child about a picture or photograph you choose. Write three words or phrases to label different things in the picture (eg ‘a car’ or ‘a red car’). Your child should aim to spell in a sensible way and use finger spaces between the words, joining up letters if they can (use our handwriting guide to help).

Activity 2:

Finger strengthening activities support the development of fine motor skills needed for writing.

Challenge your child to have a go at 3 or more of these activities: practise tying shoe laces, fasten and unfasten buttons, attach nuts and bolts, separate dried pasta and dried peas (or similar) into two separate piles, do some mindfulness colouring in, do a jigsaw, cut up drinking straws and thread them on to a shoe lace, attach clothes pegs (the squeezable type) to a shoe box or similar, use a paint brush and water to make pictures or words on a wall, chalk words or pictures on the ground, make a Lego model.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Science

We are learning about animals this half term. This week, we are learning about healthy eating and how to keep our bodies healthy. Watch this BBC Bitesize clip and complete the activities.

(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)

Topic – History

We’re finding out about how firefighting has changed since 1666. Have a look at the firefighting artefacts and see if you can work out what they were used for in the Great Fire of London.

(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)