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Good morning Year 1,


Thank you for all your lovely work yesterday.


Here are today’s tasks.


Mrs E


To start today's phonics please can you recap your phase 3 and phase 5 sounds that you find tricky. You can use your sound mats or you could use the flash cars on phonics play.



Can you now practice some of your tricky words- You need to be able to read and spell these! Practise the ones that you find difficult. Choose up to 5.




This half term we are going to be looking at alternative pronunciations and alternative spellings. Today we are going to look at the alternative pronunciation for the ‘ea’ grapheme.  Can you read these words?


sea, meat, treat, steam, repeat, head, deaf, bread, feather, instead. Use these games to practice the alternative pronunciation of the 'ea' sound



Reading – Have you read any books from Big Cat Collins?


You should try to read one or two a week.


Remember Choose the colour above your home reading book. There is an activity to complete at the end of the book. Let me know what books you have read there are lots of dojo points on offer.

How to access free Collins Big Cat ebooks

Go to Collins Connect and click on the Teacher portal and enter: 


Password: Parents20! 

and click Login. 


 See Link below (more details on reading activities page on the class website).


Warm-up – Practice counting forwards and backwards

You choose - you can count in 1s, 2s,5s or 10. Practice the ones that you find tricky.

Practice using Whack-a-mole.



Today we are going to complete some maths challenges. Just write the numbers 1-12 and then write the answers or you can print off the answer sheet below and write the answers. If there are any you find too tricky just leave them out.
















To be able to identify exclamation marks and use them in sentences.

This lesson includes:

  • a video introducing you to exclamation marks
  • three activities to do at home



An exclamation mark looks like this: !


They are used to show surprise, shock or fear when we write statements. For example: I cannot believe it!


Another way exclamation marks can be used is at the end of a command, for example: Stop!


We can also use an exclamation mark to write an exclamation sentence. These sentences must start with what or how and include a verb. For example: What an amazing pirate you are!


Watch the video below to find out more.


See how many exclamation marks you can spot in the video.


Activity 1: Identifying exclamation marks

Click on the box below and see if you can highlight where the exclamation marks should go.



Activity 3: Writing pirate exclamations


Imagine you are a pirate, a captain of a ship or a pirate's parrot.


Draw a picture of each character and include a speech bubble above each of them.


In each speech bubble write a short sentence with what that character is saying. Make sure each sentence includes an exclamation mark.


For example:

Captain: Leave my ship right now!

Pirate: Give me all your treasure!

Pirate's parrot: Give him the treasure!




Topic - History



Today I want you to learn about Mahatma Gandhi. Please watch the videos below and complete the activities.


Activity 1

Can you put the key events of Gandhi's life in the correct order?



Remember, you can post all your work on Class Dojo to show me what you have done. There are lots of dojo points on offer! smiley

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