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Wednesday 20th 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 ‘i_e’


Can you read these words?


We are continuing with our split digraphs. Today I want you to look at the sound ‘i-e’ like in five.

Can you read and write these words? 

inside        bride 

smile         line

like            kite

invite         dive

time          fine


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 ‘i-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 3 Addition and Subtraction word problems


  • 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 using exclamation marks in sentences. An exclamation mark looks like this: !

You can use an exclamation mark to show we are shocked, surprised and excited. Here are some examples:


  • Stop it!
  • I had the best time ever!
  • I cannot believe my eyes!

You can also use an exclamation mark at the end of an exclamation sentence. These sentences must start with 'What' or 'How' and include a verb. For example: What a great person you are!

We will be following the bbc bitesize activities.

Click on the link to watch a video and complete 3 activities


Activity 1: Let's exclaim

See if you can highlight where the exclamation marks should go.


Activity 2: Let's make a poster

Watch the short video about ponds.

Pay attention to any information about being safe around ponds.

Create a poster explaining how to be safe at a pond. Make sure you include text in your poster and use exclamation marks. For example: Stop! Do not go near the edge of the pond.

Try to:

  • make the poster eye catching with big text headings
  • use exclamation marks in your sentences
  • illustrate your poster with nice drawings


Activity 3: Quiz time

Try completing the short quiz to test your knowledge of exclamation marks.


Topic (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Can you create some underwater artwork? Think of all the animals you saw in the videos yesterday and today. You can create your artwork anyway you choose. Be as creative and imaginative as possible. Be as creative and imaginative as possible. There are some ideas below. I can’t wait to see what you do!


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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