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Thursday 18th June


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 ‘ch’ grapheme.  Can you read these words?


church, chick, crunch, pinch, chirping, school, chemist, chord, chorus, technical, chef, chalet, brochure, machine


Use these games to practice the alternative pronunciation of the 'ch' sound


Phonics can be very confusing to some children when we start to find out about the alternative pronunciations – If your child is becoming confused just continue to practice the main phase 5 phonemes.


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 in 2s, 5s and 10s – Forwards and backwards. You choose which you need to practice.


Practice using Whack-a-mole.


What number can you count to or count back from?


If you are not confident counting forwards – keep practising forwards rather than backwards.


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


Summer Term week 7: Lesson 4 – Count in 10s



  • 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.




Literacy – Writing questions – Following on from Yesterday


To write questions and identify them in writing.




Think about the video you watched yesterday. You can identify questions in writing because they always end with a question mark.

Questions often start with 'W' words: Who, What, When, Where and Why. But, questions can also start with lots of other words. Here are some examples: Can, Could, If, Will and Should.


Yesterday we looked at Activity 1 and 2. Let’s try activity 3


Activity 3: Writing some more questions


Write up to six questions. Once you've written your questions you can ask people in your house to see if they know the answer.


  • The questions can all be about anything. It might be something you've learnt recently or something you want to learn.
  • Make sure you use capital letters and question marks.
  • Try and start each question with a different word.


Topic (Wednesday and Thursday)



Today and yesterday we are finding out about Water Safety. Think about what you learned by watching the videos on Tuesday and Wednesday. Can you play the games to find out what you know? Can you write a poster to help people stay safe around water.



Poster examples



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

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