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Good morning Year 1,

Thank you for all the lovely work that you sent to me yesterday.  Keep up the good work. I am so impressed by the fantastic effort shown by so many of you. I am really proud of you!

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 'i' 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?

mind      kind

find       grind

wild       behind

pint       remind


Use these games to practice your 'i' 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 forwards from 10, 20 or 30 – you decide

Practice using Whack-a-mole . If you are confident you could start even higher.

How many can you get right?


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


Summer Term week 5: Lesson 3 – Measure length (2)



  • 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.




Yesterday we looked at a range of animal poetry. Can you remember which one was your favourite?

My favourite is Leap like a Leopard by John Foster.


  •     Leap like a leopard – John Foster


     Leap like a leopard

     Hop like a kangaroo

     Swing from branch to branch

     Like a monkey in the zoo.


     Dive like a dolphin.

     Plunge like a whale.

     Creep like a caterpillar.

     Crawl like a snail.



     Scuttle like a spider.

     Slither like a snake.

     Slide like a duck

     On a frozen lake.


     Skip like a lamb.

     Jump like a frog.

     Stalk like a cat.

     Scamper like a dog.


 I like listening to all the different actions that the animals do.                Action words or doing words are called - verbs.


What are the verbs (action words) to describe the different     animals?



Verb - Action word to describe its movement





























      Can you act out any of the actions that the animals do? 

      Can you slither? Skip? Jump? Stalk? Hop? Crawl?


     Send me a video of yourself doing the actions. Remember,                what are action words called?


Topic (Wednesday and Thursday)


Let’s find out about the continent of Australia


Learn about Australia including the Northern Territory, the Great Barrier Reef and the wider continent of Oceania.

This lesson includes:


  • one animation exploring the Northern Territory of Australia
  • one animation exploring the Great Barrier Reef
  • one animation exploring the weather and environment of the Australian Outback
  • a list of key words to help describe places
  • three activities to build the knowledge


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! smiley

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