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Week 7 (18th May)

Week beginning May 18th 2020


Well done for another week of epic home learning! Remember, if you would like teacher feedback for any of your work, you can post a photo to the school blog and I will comment usually within a few hours, often sooner! Here is your next batch of learning:




As always, all children can use Teach Your Monster to ReadOxford Owl and Phonics Play to practise phonics. Here are some further activities for each group:


Mrs Gebara / Miss Belhadj: sh, ai

First, watch these videos to learn the sounds:

'sh' Words | Blending Phonics Phase 3

"sh" Sound - Phonics Practice

'ai' Words | Blending Phonics Phase 3

Phonics: The 'ai' Sound

Now, have a go at these activities:

Miss Belhadj's group can also have a go at this activity. Read the story and write down all of the "sh" words that you find:

Miss Dixon / Mrs Brosnan / Mrs Qureshi: ay, ai, a-e


First, watch these videos to remind yourselves of the sounds:

AI , A - E and AY | Similar Sounds

Sound the Same | Phonics

Offline: Come up with ten of your own silly sentences using ay, ai and a-e as many times as you can. For example: Jane made milkshake using rain and clay.

Now, listen to the story of Sam's Sandwich:





1. Retell the story of Sam's Sandwich in your own words.

2. Search for objects around the house that contain this week's sounds and label them! Here are some ideas:



 Extra challenge: Write a rhyming poem using these sounds. It can be about anything! Here is a possible opening:


Last July I flew to Spain

I bathed in sun and danced in rain

My mum bought me a pot of clay

And sculpted models every day...



Weekly Focus: Comprehension


This week, you will find a range of reading activities for your phonics group. Remember to read fluently, look up new words in a dictionary and re-read the text to find answers to questions. 


Mrs Gebara / Miss Belhadj

Miss Dixon
Mrs Brosnan / Mrs Qureshi
Please don't make me disappear for real!
Offline: Have a look at some of these activities that you can do at home when you do not have prolonged access to a computer or tablet. Choose a reading book that you love and ask an adult to help you choose a suitable challenge:



Weekly Focus: Pip


This week, the activities will be based on this short film. Watch it two or three times before attempting the activities. The children are familiar with this writing process and it is important that the activities are completed in the given order.

Pip | A Short Animated Film



1. Watch the film with an adult or sibling and ask them to be your talk partner. When it has finished, talk to your partner about what the film was about and any comments you would like to make. Just like we do at school!


2. Next, put the events of the story into the correct order. Ask an adult to help you choose which version is most suitable for you:

If you managed the hard one, you should now write a short caption to sum up what is happening in each picture.

3. Here's the fun part. It's important to understand the characters in a film, so...BE A PUPPY! That's right - for five minutes, pretend you are Pip. Think about what puppies do (within reason...) and what they like! What would you play with if you were a puppy? What sounds will you make? 


4. Now that you are an expert at puppy acting, perhaps you can have a go at acting out the story with members of your family. Remember how we used to do this activity so well at school by working as a team, saying yes to each other's ideas and keeping it simple! Perhaps you can film it when it's ready to be performed.


5. Now that you know the story really well, it's time to write it down. You have made your own picture prompts by sequencing the pictures in activity 2 and you can watch the film as many times as you like to help you along. Remember to separate your work into sentences, include all of the important events, and make your work interesting!


Extra Challenge: Here are some further questions to really get your brain going:


1. How did the film make you feel? Did your feelings change throughout the film?

2. What is the film trying to teach us? Is there a moral?

3. Why do you think they show this at the end of the film?:

 4. Have you ever seen a guide dog in real life?



Weekly Focus: Measurement


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 5 (w/c 18th May)
  3. Watch the video for the day's lesson with your child
  4. Complete the activity for that day and find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes


Here are the activities and answers for the four lessons:



1. Draw a picture of your family members in order of height. Start with the tallest person. Write some sentences to show comparisons, such as:


I am taller than my sister.

My mum is taller that I am.

My brother is shorter than my sister.

My uncle is the tallest.


2. Measure the lengths of some of your toys. Use a ruler and make sure the 0 lines up with the edge of your toy. Label the toys with their length in centimetres and arrange them in order. Remember that we abbreviate "centimetres" to "cm", so your label might read: 8 cm.


3. Here are some measurement challenges for you:


- Build a tower that is taller than your chair.

- Now build a tower that is 10 cm shorter than the first tower you made.

- Build a third tower which is shorter than your first tower but taller than the second one.

- Measure your third tower in centimetres!

- Now tidy your mess...


4. Ask an adult if you can do some baking this week. This is a brilliant way to practise measurement AND eat yummy treats. There are some great recipes on BBC Good Food for you to try.


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