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Monday 11th May

Good Morning Year 1,


I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Let’s see how many of you can complete today’s activities. Remember to show me what you have been doing.


Mrs E



To start today's phonics please can you recap all of 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.



Today we are going to look at the sounds 'oe' like in toe, 'oa' like in boat and 'o_e' like bone. 


Can you read and write these words?

toe                toast      bone

goes               road       spoke

tomatoes       float       home

dominoes        groan      slope


Write the words on flash cards and sort into the column with the correct digraph.









Can you think of any more words you could put in your chart?


Can you play Picnic on Pluto and practice the sounds?



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 quick fire addition. Choose 2 numbers up to 10, up to 20

The aim is for rapid recall.


Practice using Hit the button – Number bonds – additions to 10 /20

How many can you get right?


Complete the lesson on the White Rose hub website (see links below)


Summer Term week 3: Lesson 1 – Part-whole relationships - Number bonds


  • Please watch the video to support your understanding.
  • Try the sheet below.
  • Check your work against the answers (attached below).


Either print and complete, write the answers on a separate sheet or discuss the answers with an adult or older brother or sister.




This week we will be reading Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne.


This will link with the topic work we do on Africa starting later in the week..


Listen to the story on

There is also a powerpoint below.


Can you list all the fruits that Akeyo takes to her friend?

Can you use the adjectives (describing words) to describe the fruits?

Can you use bullet points in your list?

Can you draw pictures to match the fruits?


Topic – People who help us


Last week we found out about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, two famous women who helped people in the past. Both of these women were nurses and they cared for and looked after people.


Can you think of any other people who help us? Can you create a mindmap to show all the different people who help to look after us and keep us safe? How many can you think of? Can you draw pictures and label them?  





Remember, you can post 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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