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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 ‘ow’ grapheme.  Can you read these words?


cow, owl, brown, crown, frown, low, bowl, snow, window, show. Use these games to practice the alternative pronunciation of the 'ow' sound





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 in 5s – Can you start at 0. When you are confident can you start from different starting points, e.g. 15, 20, 25… or 30, 35, 40…


Practice using Whack-a-mole.

What number can you count up to?


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


Summer Term week 6: Lesson 3 – Introduce Capacity and Volume


  • 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.




To we will be trying to identify command sentences and write them.

This lesson includes:

  • a video introducing you command sentences
  • three activities to do at home



Command sentences tell us to do something. Like all sentences, they always start with a capital letter. Command sentences usually end with a full stop, but they can also use exclamation marks too.


Commands usually start with an imperative verb, also known as a bossy verb. There are lots of different bossy verbs. Some examples of bossy verbs are: get, bring, pick, take, move, cook plus loads more.


They are called bossy verbs because they are verbs that tell someone to do something. For example: Fetch me some biscuits.

Watch this short video to find out more.

See how many commands you can spot in the video.




Activity 1: Spotting imperative verbs

Click on the box below and see if you can highlight all the imperative verbs.




Writing some commands


Imagine you are the captain of a pirate ship. You'll need to be very bossy and give lots of commands to make sure the other pirates are doing what they are meant to be doing.


Write four command sentences that a pirate would use.

Here are a couple of examples to help you:

Drop the anchor now.
Collect my treasure for me.



Topic - Science (Wednesday and Thursday)


For the next two days we will be finding out about different habitats around the world.


Habitats are where animals and plants live.


The lessons will include:

  • eight videos
  • three activities to enhance and further learning


There are videos about the following habitats:


  • Polar habitats
  • Woodland habitats
  • Urban habitats
  • Pond habitats
  • Desert habitats
  • Rainforest Habitats
  • Ocean habitats
  • Coastal habitats


The plants and animals in each habitat need each other to survive.

Most animals and plants live in habitats which they are suited for.

Each habitats provides for the basic needs of different animals and plants which live there.


For example: a fish lives in a pond or ocean habitat and wouldn't survive in a rainforest!


Over the next two days watch the videos and find out about the different habitats. You can then complete the two activities. You can complete it for the same habitats or different habitats.


Activity 1

Make your own habitat

Get creative: draw or make your favourite habitat. Can you include some animals or plants which may live there?


Activity 2


Using the information from the videos, create a factfile for a habitat (there is a sheet below or you can just make your own.)


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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