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Well done Year 1 on completing your first week of Term 3 and your first week of home learning!  It has been great to see all your hard work and challenges that you have completed.

On a Friday afternoon we would have been sending the children home from school with a topic challenge to consolidate a subject taught earlier in the week and some phonics work.  We will be setting the same tasks that we had originally planned - so these will help the children apply the skills they have learnt during the week.



So today in Literacy we will continue to learn about the suffix -ed. After you have watched the video below, read the challenges underneath which will explain your task for todays lesson.

Suffix -ed

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Today you will be writing sentences about your Christmas hoildays and all the lovely things you did. Of course, you need to include a word with the -ed suffix.


Orange pencils - Write a sentence about something you did over Christmas. You could get an adult to scribe the sentence and you could write in the 'ed' word e.g. I opened my presents.


Yellow pencils, Red pencils, Green pencils - Write 2 sentences about your Christmas holidays using an 'ed' word in each sentence. 


Blue pencils - Write 3 or more sentences about your Christmas holidays using an 'ed' word in each sentence.   Could you extend one of your sentences using a 'time conjunction' eg - Last week I... , Before Christmas I...


Today will be our last day on non-standard units of length and height. I really hope you enjoyed measuring yesterday. Here is a little starter question to get you thinking - 


What item would be best measured with paper clips rather than straws?

Discuss with children anything smaller than one straw should be measured with a smaller unit of measure.




Now watch today's video input and at the end I will explain the challenge activity in a little more detail.

Maths Friday

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Today's challenge is another measuring challenge but the objects you are measuring are all quite small. 


If you are able to print - 

Print off the first 3 sheets of the document below and also the "display non standard unit" document if you do not have any cubes/paperclips.


Ask your child to pick an object from the object sheet. Stick a picture of it in the first column. Measure how long it is in cubes and write answer in second column. Repeat for the other objects. Once the first two columns are filled in the children can now go back to their first object and think about what other object was shorter and what other object was longer. They can other stick the picture of the objects that were longer and shorter into the third and fourth column or write, which ever is easier. You don't need to do the entire sheet, just a few would be fantastic.


If you are unable to print - 

Copy the table into the purple book. Pick a selection of objects around the house that aren't too much difference in size - pencil, cup, picture frame etc. Write or draw the object into the first column, measure the object using a non-standard unit measure e.g. cubes then repeat for the other objects. Once all the objects have been measured go back to the first object and think about which of the other objects were longer and which ones were shorter. Write or draw into the third and fourth column. You don't need to do the entire sheet, just a few would be fantastic.


Table to copy if unable to print

Phonics - consolidation


Today is the last day of our phonics learning this week and we are going to be remembering this week's tricky words. 

To start, please play 'Train Your Brain: Phase 5' on the Phonics Play website.

Choose this week's words and have a look at what makes them so tricky. Can you remember the tricky parts for our activity today?


Orange & Yellow Group: Practise writing this week's words. See if you can do it without looking!


Blue, Green & Red Group: See if you can put this week's words into a sentence. Try to remember what makes those words so tricky and see if you have spelled them correctly!


Challenge: Bats reading comprehension (3 levels of challenge)


I wonder which letter we will be working on today? Click the video below to find out!


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Science - consolidation

This week we in science we started thinking about seasonal changes - from Autumn to Winter.  We looked at how the hours of daylight change, what typical weather we might have and the different clothes that we wear.  To show us that you have understood the changes that happen we would like you to complete the challenges below.  If you are not able to print the sheets out please see the alternative challenges.

If you cannot print out the sorting please divide a piece of paper into 2 sections.  On one side label it summer and the other side winter.  Draw or write the items of clothing you would wear in each season.
If you cannnot print the labelling activity please write a list of clothing you would wear in winter and then explain in a sentence why you would need them - can you link your explanation to the weather?
If you cannot print the document you could write a heading of each sense: sight, smell, hearing, touching and taste and underneath each heading write a sentence or list of things you would notice in winter.  For the taste section think about the sorts of foods and drinks you would want to have in winter.
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