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Thur 23/4

Good morning Year 1laugh


I hope you all had a fabulous day yesterday and managed to complete some super work with your grown-ups. The updates I have received from you all so far have gone in a super picture gallery so look out for your pictures there! Keep up the amazing work! I really like your purple mash flowers, they are very bright and beautiful. Some of the writing I have seen is amazing! I am so impressed by it and it is without a doubt the best Year 1 writing I have ever seen! laugh


I have now been in contact with all of you now since the Easter holiday either by phone call or email, so thank you for contacting me and letting me know that you are safe and well. I also love to receive your emails telling me all about the exciting things you have been doing and looking at the pictures of your super work makes me very proud of you...Please keep contacting me to let me know how you are and what you are up to. smiley


Yesterday I went into school to teach the children that had to come in so their Mummy and Daddy can carry on their key working, we had such fun completing all of our learning, making brownies and playing hide and seek at playtime. I also took George with me who had a lovely time seeing his friend Stuart Little and reading to the quiet critters. He also practised his phonics so he can be as good as you! He is not going to come tomorrow as he said it is very boring without you all! We miss you a lot! 


Here are a few pictures of George and his adventures at school.





Thursday time table

Click this voice clip to hear Miss Martin explain the time table for today. Since recording this voice clip I have decided as a treat to put in a music lesson too as I thought you would really enjoy that.
Morning work:  In your handwriting books please complete page 42 about spaces between words. I have chosen this today because although your writing has been amazing, some of you are forgetting to add your finger spaces so I thought we needed a bit of practice.smiley

Morning work explained

Click on this short voice clip to hear Miss Martin read through and explain the morning work for today.



Phonics:  In your letters and sounds book complete pages 23 and 24 about high frequency words and Year 1 tricky words.


There are some great interactive games on the phonics play website for children to play and revise their phonetic skills. Currently, the website is free for parents to sign up to if you log in using the user name: march 20 and the password: home.


You could also play some different phonics games at :


English:  Today, I would like you to draw a picture of the giant from the story Jack and the beansalk. Using your amazing adjectives from yesterday, I would like you to write a few of them around your picture to describe the giant. Think about what he is like on the inside and what he looks like on the outside. If you need reminding about adjectives watch the short video clip below. Miss Martin has also done an example to show you what she would like you to do today (the drawing isn't amazing, but yours will be better!).

Adjectives - The Describing Words

Miss Martin's example:

English Challenge: If you feel you would like a challenge or more practice with adjectives, please complete Activity 2: The Magic Faraway Tree on the BBC biteesize webpage underneath the video and task you completed yesterday.


A big thumbs up to those of you choosing the challenges! yes

Reading:  Make sure you read a book today or have a grown-up read you a story.  If you have read all your reading books from school, you can read some of the phonetically decodable comics online. These can be found at


Also, David Walliams (A well-known children's author) has given you the opportunity every day to receive a short audiobook from his collection of short stories from his book 'The World’s Worst Children!' You can access these at:

New stories are avaliable after 11am every day, or you can listen to ones from the day before if you wish.


Try and remember to record all of your reading in your diary so that we can see how much reading you have done when we come back to school. I can't wait to see how much reading you have done at home!laugh



Maths starter:  Today we are continuing our learning about counting in groups of 10. To warm our brains up and to practice, I would like you to watch this short video and sing/dance and join in with the counting.

Count 10-100 | Count by 10 Song | The Singing Walrus

The Singing Walrus presents Counting by Tens, a fun and interactive numbers song to help you learn how to count from 10-100 by tens.

Maths:  Today in your white Maths packs can you complete the counting in 10s maze. You need to start at the number 10 and must go through the maze counting in 10s until you get to the finish.If you need a sneaky peek of counting in 10s look at the hint page for a clue! laugh

Bonus maths work: For all you keen mathematicians (and I know there is a few of you!)  Carol Vorderman has now made her activities free to home learners too! Aren't we lucky! Make sure you access the explorer level which is for Key stage 1 children.


Create a login, then access the parent zone or pupil zone for maths topics, games and fun! There's plenty of virtual rewards and you can keep a track on how you are doing.



Handwriting: In your handwriting packs please complete page 4 about Zig zag letters. If you wish to watch videos on how to form these letters before having a go yourself you can log into letter join and watch.


click on the folloing link to access the website: 

The log in is as follows, username : tfps_2     password: thythorn2

(Please note there are no capitals in the password or the log in)


To watch individual letters click on the letter and then press the button that says 'play'. You can watch this as many times as you like and if you are on a tablet or computer you can click the 'try' button at the botton and you can have a go at the letters using your mouse  or finger before having a go at page 4 in your booklet.



Music: Today in Music we are going to learn how to use our voice expressively and creatively by singing songs and using chants and rhymes. We will be doing this on the BBC bitesize page


This lesson includes:

  • a video about warming up
  • a video showing you how to sing call and response
  • practice activities


First  Watch Gareth Malone's singing techniques to help warm up your vocal cords ready for singing.

Then complete activity 1 - Sing along with Play It! and  Activity 2 - Sing a nursery rhyme.


You could film yourself singing your nursery rhyme and send it to me if you wish and I will post it on the class page ready for tomorrow so all your friends can see!


End of the day story:    The story I have chosen today is one that we have read a few times in class, it is one of my favourites by a super children's author. The sotry is called 'Night monkey, Day monkey' by Julia donaldson and illustraited by Lucy Richards.


George chose this story for you. He was reading it today at school so I hope you enjoy it! laugh



Night monkey, Day monkey

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