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Monday 18th May

Good Morning Year 1,


I hope you had a lovely weekend! I did some gardening and painted my fence. What did you get up to?


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.




 This week we are going to be looking again at split digraphs- children find these very tricky. 


Today we are going to be looking at ‘a_e’ like in cake. 

Can you read these words?

frame        space

plane          behave

shape         whale

stage          drape

flame          blade 


Why don’t you try playing a matching pairs game? Write out the words twice on squares of paper (or print out below) and then turn them over. Take it in turns to see if you can find a matching pair (every time you turn a square over you must say the word out loud). If you find a matching pair and read it correctly, you get to keep the pair. The winner is the person with the most pairs.

Or can you play Buried Treasure and practice ‘a-e’ 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 subtraction. Choose 2 numbers within 20.

The aim is for rapid recall.

Practice using Hit the button – Number bonds – subtraction up to 20

How many can you get right?


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

Summer Term week 4: Lesson 1 Add by making 10




  • 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.




Today the writing activities will focus on how to use 'and' to join sentences.

Begin by watching the following video.


See if you can spot all the times 'and' is used to join sentences.

The word and is a joining word that can be used in different ways.

It can be used to add more information to a sentence. For example:
I like fish and chips.

It can also be used to join two different clauses together. For example:
I went upstairs and I found a spider.


Activity 2: Discover the ocean


Watch this short video to find out about the ocean, then try the activity below.



Complete the sentences below using 'and' to join the following words together. The first one has been done for you.

big - blue - small - plants - yellow - animals - large - wet

  • Some fish are yellow and blue.
  • Plankton is made up of lots of tiny...
  • In the ocean there are fish that are...
  • Oceans are...



In this lesson you will draw along with Bob Price, the art director of the CBeebies show Pablo.

You can watch one video (a 30 minute lesson). Try out two activities to practice what you have learned





I have attached the activity sheets below but I don't think you need to print them out, you can just have a go at drawing them on a piece of paper.


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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