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Thursday 21st May

Good Morning Year 1,


Thank you for all your lovely artwork yesterday, I was very impressed!

Let’s see how many of you can complete today’s tasks. 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.




We are continuing looking at split digraphs. Today I want you to look at ‘o-e’


Can you read these words?

Today I want you to look at ‘o_e’ like in bone. Can you read and write these words?

bone   cone

mole   slope

rose    home

alone   pole

smoke  stone


There is an activity below to support reading and recognising real and nonsense words with the ‘o-e’ sound.


Or 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 ‘o-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 4 Compare number sentences


  • 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 be about deciding whether you need to use an exclamation mark, question mark or full stop at the end of a sentence.


We have practised all of these before.


Use the powerpoint below to remind yourself when we should use an exclamation mark !, question mark ? or full stop.


There is then a quiz. Read the sentence together and then decide if it needs an exclamation mark !, question mark ? or full stop.


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



Topic – Super Hero Bear (Thursday and Friday)

Have you seen the message from Mrs Rafferty on school story?




We thought it would be lovely if you all designed a 'Superhero Teddy' to say thank you to all those people who have gone to work so that we can stay safe, especially the NHS.

So put your Design Technology thinking caps on and send me photos of your designs.

We will choose one winner from each class and then one overall winner which will be made into an actual St. Thomas's teddy for school.

Year 3 have already been designing some. Scroll through the photos on Y3 school website as they may give you some ideas.

Your designs need to be sent to me on Dojo by Thursday 4th June at 3pm.

Good luck and get designing! 


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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