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Wednesday 17th 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 ‘y’ grapheme.  Can you read these words?


: yes, yell, yawn, yellow, yet, by, why, dry, reply, sky, gym, crystal, pyramid, myth, happy, funny, hairy, smelly, crunchy


Use these games to practice the alternative pronunciation of the 'y' 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 10s – Forwards and backwards

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 3 – 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 (Monday and Tuesday)

Continue to practice your Year 1 high frequency words if you haven’t finished. It is important to know which ones you need to practice.


Can you please let me know how you get on? You can just write the list or I have attached a checklist at the bottom. Thank you.


Any queries please just put a message on dojo and I will get back to you.


Literacy – Writing questions

To write questions and identify them in writing.

This lesson includes:

  • a video introducing you to questions
  • Two activities to do at home



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.


Watch this short video to find out more.




Activity 1: Spotting the questions

Click the box below and see if you can highlight where the question marks should be.



Activity 2: Let's write some questions


Take a look at the video below about recycling then try the writing some questions yourself.




Find out what you can and can't recycle.

  • Using a piece of paper draw four big boxes, or fold your paper into four sections.
  • In each section write a question about recycling. Remember to include capital letters and question marks.
  • Under each of your questions, write the answer based on what your heard in the video.
  • Once you've finished, you can decorate each section with drawings of the item mentioned in the question.

Here is an example:

Can you recycle a pizza box?
Yes you can recycle a pizza box because they are made of paper.


Topic (Wednesday and Thursday)


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


Water Safety games


Poster examples



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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