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Good morning Year 1,


I hope you have had a lovely half term and you have been enjoying the lovely weather and been playing outside. For all those celebrating Eid I hope that you had a lovely time. I would love to see how you celebrated this year. 


Have a great week and hopefully I will see you soon. 


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 start with 'a' when it makes the letter name rather than the letter sound (Please introduce your child to the 5 vowels when teaching them as these will be the focus this week - these are a,e,i,o,u)


Can you read these words?

table           angel

April           bagel

stable         lady

acorn          station

apron         nation 

Use these games to practice your 'a' sound, is it the letter name or the letter sound that it makes?




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 backwards from 10, 20 or 30 – you decide

Practice using Whack-a-mole

How many can you get right?


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

Summer Term week 5: Lesson 1 – Compare length and height



  • 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.




If you celebrated Eid over the holiday I would love to know what you did. Can you write 1,2,3 or more sentences to tell me what you got up to. If you have any photos you could send me a couple to go with your sentences or you could draw me a lovely picture.


If you didn’t celebrate Eid why don’t you tell me about what you got up to. Did you play any games with your family, go for a walk or do any baking? Can you write 1,2,3 or more sentences to tell me what you got up to. If you have any photos you could send me a couple to go with your sentences or you could draw me a lovely picture.




Today we are going to learn about the life and achievements of Queen Elizabeth I. She was Queen of England, Ireland and Wales from 1558-1603 (This is from bbc bitesize daily lessons).

This lesson includes:


Watch this short animation to learn about the life of Queen Elizabeth I.




Activity 1

Put the events in the correct order

Can you remember the key events from Elizabeth I's life? Order the cards in the online activity.


Activity 2

Using information from the guide, make a fact file about Queen Elizabeth I. There is a template at the bottom or you can just make your own. Alternatively, you can record yourself telling me some of the facts you have found out about Queen Elizabeth I and post it on class dojo.



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!

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