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Week 4 (27th April)

Week beginning April 27th 2020


Well done to those who are taking part in the home learning. Please let me know what activities you are most enjoying by sharing on the school blog.




All children can use to Teach Your Monster to Read, Oxford Owl and Phonics Play to practise phonics. Here are some further activities for each group:


Mrs Gebara: CVC words

Miss Belhadj: Phase 3 activities

Miss Dixon / Mrs Brosnan / Mrs Qureshi: Phase 5 activities

Extra challenge: Choose one sound from your phase and write a short story using that sound as many times as possible. For example, if your sound is “air”, your story might start like this:


Every morning, Clair brushes her fair hair, skips downstairs and puts on a pair of boots.


Share your story on the blog!




Weekly focus: Rhyme


All children should continue to read a little every day. This week, have a look on your bookshelf and see if you can find books that contain rhyming words. Dr Seuss and Julia Donaldson are some common favourites, but perhaps you have some others. Read one of your rhyming books and make a list of the rhyming words. Perhaps you can write your own rhyming story!


Extra challenge: Have a go at coming up with your own rhymes in this activity:

Extra extra challenge: Have a go at my emoji book quizzes on the blog! Make sure you don't read the comments until you've come up with your own answers. Good luck! 


Emoji Quiz 1


Emoji Quiz 2



Weekly focus: Instructions


I am thrilled to see that so many of you have been using this time at home to be creative. We have seen baking, building, arts and crafts and lots more. Here is a wonderful example from Kya: Kya's Unicorn Castle


This week, share your expertise by writing instructions for one of your projects. Your instructions should contain: a title, a list of equipment, a method and some illustrations. You can present them in any way you like. You may use one of these templates if you are not sure how to lay out your work:

Post your instructions on the blog and inspire your classmates to have a go!



Weekly Focus: Halves and Quarters


From now on, the daily maths learning will be taken from White Rose Maths. There are four lessons for the week. Follow these steps to access the learning


  1. Visit the White Rose Website for Year 1
  2. Select the correct week: Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April)
  3. Watch the video with your child 
  4. Download the activity for that day and find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes


The activities are available on the website but you can also download them here:

Here are some online games that you can use to extend your learning from this week:


Snappy Maths

Targeting Doubles and Halves


Here are some practical activities you can try at home!:


1. At mealtimes, have a go at (carefully!) dividing your food into two halves. You should end up with exactly the same foods and amounts on each side of your plate. It is tricky, unless you're eating pizza!



2. Find a rectangular sheet of paper. Fold it in half. Fold it in half again. And again. How many times can you fold it before it becomes too tiny to fold? I bet you can't manage seven times!




Children need regular breaks and exercise. If you have a safe outdoor space, please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise. Otherwise, have a go at one of these videos:

We're Going on a Bear Hunt | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Have a Blast With This Family Fun Cardio Workout!